Archive for the ‘Government’ Category

PM Lee to blame: defamation suit against Roy Ngerng

May 21, 2014

Pioneer Elvis Thong called me and asked, “Hey, Roger, just back from Hadyai. So what’s the hottest news right now?” Pioneer because he’s from the Pioneer Generation. “Haha, PM Lee suing a young blogger over his claims of wrong-doing by CPF,” I said. “Again another suing? Bastard PAP!” So I joined the dots for him. […]

Nelson Mandela Memorial: lesson for the repressive Singapore government

December 11, 2013

Such is the towering stature of Nelson Mandela that more than 100 world leaders past and current attended his Memorial. Among them were autocrats, dictators and others whose sole preoccupation in office is to enrich themselves, their families and cronies. The US President drew the loudest cheer when he rose to deliver his eulogy. Mandela […]

President Tony Tan’s lip service promises Part 2 of 2

December 4, 2013

A friend who rarely comments on the governance by the ruling PAP said, “President Tony Tan walks here and there, doing nothing but he earns millions.” I was taken aback. Then he went on to calculate how many thousands the President earns in AN HOUR. What my friend didn’t know is that this is common […]

Istana website hacked: President Tony Tan’s lip service promises Part 1

November 9, 2013

News that the Istana’s website has been hacked comes as no surprise to many. The Istana is the official residence of president tony tan, widely known as the quiet president. Since he’s now in caught in the headlights, which he probably resents as an unwarranted intrusion into a very quiet but highly lucrative life as […]

Cyber attacks on govt websites: national security shouldn’t be outsourced

November 6, 2013

The cyber attacks against the Singapore government underlines the concern many Singaporeans have over the security of the country. This covers not only cyber security but internal security as well. Many view with growing alarm the vast numbers of so-called foreign talent manning IT in Singapore. Their driving ambition is to make money not the […]

ERP rates to increase: netizens condemn LTA and PAP regime

October 29, 2013

To a man, Singaporeans have taken to the internet to condemn LTA’s move to raise ERP at certain gantries on Monday. LTA says this follows its review. The rate will go up from S$5 to S$6 from 8.30am to 9am. Yahoo attracted more than 500 condemnations, and counting:- “By increasing the ERP pricing, will it […]

Cycling in Singapore: cyclists to be licensed soon?

October 13, 2013

I read with some alarm discussions about the licensing of cyclists and mandatory courses for them. I knew it’d come to that one day. And when these issues are debated and discussed in the mainstream media in Singapore, it’s highly likely the authorities will act. Take for instance, the action by the regime to license […]

PM Lee’s promise to help the pioneer generation: another of his beloved lip service promises?

September 1, 2013

The Singapore Tourist Promotion Board’s tag line is “Uniquely Singapore”. Perhaps, “Ironically Singapore” is closer to reality. In one of the wealthiest countries in the world, the sight of elderly Singaporeans toiling away in menial and backbreaking jobs is common. PM Lee in his National Day Rally Speech 2013, in a rare display of sympathy, […]

PM LEE National Day Rally Speech 2013: derided, ridiculed, scoffed, mocked by many

August 21, 2013

I’ve had my say regarding PM Lee National Day Rally Speech. Surfing the net, I was keen to hear the views of netizens. As expected, most greeted the speech with derision and scepticism. Mad, rhetoric, cried others. One described it as a step in the right direction. Another said the speech was a good cure […]

Llo

August 19, 2013

Mllo the hype by EMS Goh Chok Tong and Minister Heng I thought PM Lee would be announcing some sweeping changes in policies and governance. But he disappointed us. LllpllplolilA tweak here, a tweak there with Tanjung Pagar and Paya Lebar yielding more space for housing was all the thrust of his speech. PM Lee […]