Archive for the ‘SINGAPORE’ Category

JB VEP: JB state govt gila?

November 24, 2014

JB state govt officials,who asserted that Singaporean motorists would still flock to JB despite the steep toll increases, puzzled me. Either they are out of touch or whistling in the dark. Friends who used to be JB regulars have refused to be held ransom by the tolls of both Singapore and Malaysia. They have been […]

National Day: why few fly the national flag

August 8, 2014

Once again the same scenario is being played out: the majority of Singaporeans are not flying the national flag. The suggestion by the ruling PAP MPs that it’s due to the design of HDB flats is laughable. They not only insult our intelligence but also highlight the widely held perception that they are sorely out […]

PAP Core Value: collecting and collecting more and more revenue

June 5, 2014

Unjustified: ERP is to control traffic congestion but where’s the congestion here? Illogical.   I was struck by what the British PM David Cameron said yesterday in Parliament. To a packed House, he declared that his government intended to let people keep more of their money in their pockets. Say what you like about the […]

Empty Ballot Boxes for PE 2011: where is the integrity, PM Lee?

September 19, 2013

As the controversy on the empty ballot boxes from the Presidential Election 2011 rages on, I recall what PM Lee, the heir-anointed to the Lee Dynasty which is now floundering, pompously said about the AHPETC hawker centre cleaning incident. He said “good politics is first and foremost about integrity”. He asked the Workers Party to […]

President Tony Tan: see no evil, hear no evil, do no evil after 18 months in office?

June 17, 2013

The preceding post explained why our lives have not improved since the stirring promises made by PM Lee at his swearing-in ceremony two years after the 2011 General Election. It’s fair to take stock of the government performance and if it had lived up to its pledges two years after GE 2011. In the corporate […]

Punggol By Election: money grabs by the ruling regime

January 21, 2013

Authoritarian countries like China have land grabs but in Singapore there are money grabs. The regime had already grabbed land in the earlier years and paid peanuts to farmers and property owners. The regime has honed to a fine art the contemptible practice of imposing all sorts of fees, levies and taxes. All it needs […]

Punggol East By Election: 10 reasons to vote Opposition

January 20, 2013

These are the 10 top reasons why Punggol East should vote for the opposition. 1. Rising cost of living. Prices of HDB and housing of all types continue their upward trajectory. 2. Ever rising COE makes even the average family car cost more than $100000. 3. Transport woes. Overcrowding and MRT breakdowns continue to bedevil […]

Punggol East By-Election: vote out PAP Duplicity and Hypocrisy

January 19, 2013

Once again the drama of another by-election excites Singaporeans of all shades of opinion. PAP mouthpiece, the ever faithful lapdog Shitty Times, confidently predicts a victory for the incumbent and is strenuously promoting the PAP at every opportunity. Confirms once again I was right to have boycotted what is fundamentally a party newspaper. The people […]

Tan Kin Lian: calling on stingy government to give pension to elderly

January 13, 2013

To the observant, there’s one aspect of life in Singapore that will not escape their attention. And that is the army of older Singaporeans in their 60s to their 70s, some even in their 80s I’ve personally seen, toiling away in physically demanding jobs as cleaners and road-sweepers. Having travelled in much of Asia, where […]

Same old story: National Day Rally 2012

August 26, 2012

No one, except newly minted citizens and PRs, is surprised by the overall tone and thrust of quiet PM Lee’ s National Day Speech. In line with previous ND rallies, Singaporeans who succeeded in overcoming the odds were singled out for the spotlight to fall on them to generate the feel-good factor. All the goodies […]