Archive for the ‘Singapore politics’ Category

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 […]

Yawn: Minister Heng Swee Keat heads committee to rethink policies

August 21, 2012

So Education Minister Heng Swee Kiat has been tasked with the job of re-looking at policies. Honestly I didn’t know he’s the Education Minister. Given the fact that many Ministers and PAP MPs sneaked into Parliament by the backdoor, thanks to the GRC system, the public by and large do not know who they are. […]

Like a broken record: PM Lee’s National Day Message

August 9, 2012

The quiet PM Lee’s National Day Speech contained nothing of much surprise. In fact, many could have predicted his message eg that of shared home in the face of the tens of thousands of newly minted citizens. As expected, since he lacks leadership and vision the speech was fundamentally a rehash of the speech he […]

Lip Service: Government looks after ALL Singaporeans,PM LEE

June 30, 2012

PM LEE, who is widely seen as having a passion for lip service utterances, yesterday declared that the PAP government looks after ALL Singaporeans. At the Swearing-in ceremony for new MPs after the defining GE 2011 he promised, among other things, a fair and just society. But we all know that the wealthy and well-connected […]

Straits Times win SOPA Award for human rights reporting?

June 8, 2012

State Times won an award for human rights reporting? I nearly fell off my chair as I laughed hysterically. The award was given by Sopa, a non-profit group based in Hong Kong, that promotes best practices in publishing. State Times Online reported: ” The 167-year-old newspaper bagged the top awards in three categories – human […]

Are PAP Ministers Cocky?

June 4, 2012

Do you know what’s the difference between a Singapore Minister and a Malaysian one apart from pay which the whole world knows the former beats the latter hands down? The stark difference is how they each reach out to the ordinary man in the street. In Singapore our Ministers put on airs, are unapproachable and […]