Tag: netizens

Instagram user retracts earlier criticism over elderly cleaner

Singapore -- In a series of now-deleted Instagram screenshots posted by user Koh Meng Shuen on Monday (July 27), he had mentioned how the lack of a minimum wage law in Singapore was affecting those who were living on unsustainable wages. He had spoken about...

PAP’s Indranee Rajah says it again: Alternative voices hardwired into system

Singapore -- On Thursday (July 2), following criticism online, the PAP's Indranee Rajah took to Facebook to clarify her earlier comments on the Non-Constituency MP (NCMP) scheme, which now provides for 12 seats in Parliament for losing opposition candidates with the best results in...

Heng Swee Keat’s speech fumble makes him the subject of Internet memes

Singapore -- Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat faced public ridicule after a series of verbal flubs during his speech on Nomination Day on Tuesday (June 30). It was on that day that the public became aware that he was being moved by the People's...

PPP leader Goh Meng Seng’s manifesto focuses on MacPherson

Singapore -- People's Power Party founder Goh Meng Seng released his party's manifesto in a lengthy post on the official PPP Facebook page on Saturday (June 27). The party will be contesting only in MacPherson Single-Member Constituency, whose MP has been the People's Action Party's...

Singaporean voter: I want my politicians to earn their keep, not sleep in parliament and nod their heads

With the 2020 General Elections looming closer, Singaporeans have taken to social media to express their discontent with the current situation as well as hopes for the future. One netizen, in particular, Ms Constance Chew, posted a letter on Facebook regarding what the average...

Businesses receiving Covid-19 payouts must be made accountable for them

In a joint statement released on 11 Jun, by the Ministry of Finance and the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), it was announced that almost 95,000 employers would receive over S$450 million in payouts this month under the Wage Credit Scheme. This was...

Snake captured allegedly in HDB void deck, praise for “brave” man who held it

The video of a large snake allegedly captured in an HDB void deck has be circulating on Facebook. While many found the sight alarming, others took time to commend the brave man who captured it by the head after others helped him pin it...

Chan Chun Sing teased online: “CCS stands for Cotton Comes from Sheep”

Singapore — 2020 is proving to be quite a year for the country's eminently quotable Trade and Industry Minister, Mr Chan Chun Sing. From "xiasuay" (disgrace) early in the Covid-19 outbreak, when people rushed to the supermarkets, to the recent "We don't have too...

Some PAP politicians get away with “cosplaying as social distancing ambassadors”

Singapore -- Some politicians of the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) have been criticised on Facebook for "cosplaying as social distancing ambassadors". In a post on Wednesday (May 27), Mr Lim Jialiang mentioned that some politicians seem to get away with blurring the lines between...

Netizens post smiley photos as a show of solidarity with activist Jolovan Wham

Singapore—After migrants rights activist Jolovan Wham was ordered to report to Tanglin police for having posted a photo of himself on social media with a placard with a smiley face two months ago, other netizens started posting smiley photos of their own in solidarity...