Tag: PJ Thum

PJ Thum blames Lee Kuan Yew for NS deaths, says, “no policy can fix a system which is fundamentally inhumane”

Following Dr Thum Ping Tjin’s submission to the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods, he received much flak both online and from Singaporeans. Dr Thum has also posted rather controversial statements online, such as his suggestion that Singaporeans should also celebrate Malaysia’s independence day....

‘One taught me love, one taught me patience, and one taught me pain’–PJ Thum throws shade at Shanmugaratnam, PM Lee and Shanmugam

Well, we would never have taken historian Pingtjin Thum to be an Arianna Grande fan. Taking a page from the pop singer's recent smash hit song, "thank u, next," whose refrain 'One taught me love, one taught me patience, and one taught me pain' became so...

Singaporeans slam activist Jolovan Wham for saying burning the state flag should come under freedom of expression

Yet again, many Singaporeans have taken to social media to call out activist Jolovan Wham for his comment on Twitter as to how burning the state flag it should be considered freedom of expression. Others also brought up his recent meeting with Malaysian Prime...

Seah Kian Peng and his misfiring bogeymen tactics

PM Lee Hsien Loong managed only 30 minutes when he met Dr Mahathir Mohamad in May just after he became Malaysian PM for the second time. And tongues immediately started wagging. Yes, they did pose for pictures at the Perdana Leadership Foundation in Putrajaya,...

Shanmugam prepared to respond to activists’ complaints, to put facts on record about Dr M meeting

Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam stands by his earlier comments on the activists who met with Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad last week, according to his press secretary Mr Sunny Lee. Mr Lee responded to a complaint letter by historian...

Activists strike back with letters to PM Lee and Charles Chong

Historian Pingtjin Thum, activist Jolovan Wham and journalist Kirsten Han are taking another step in striking back at their detractors. The three activists were among a group who met with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad at the end of August, along with Tan Wah...

Bilahari Kausikan asks of PJ Thum, “Which is his country and who are his people?”

Mr. Kausikan took to Facebook again to air his views concerning the controversy surrounding Dr. Thum, considering that he and other ‘activists’ (the word is put in quotes by the former Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) recently met with Malaysian Prime Minister...

Former ISA Detainee Teo Soh Lung speaks out against PAP MP Seah Kian Peng

After the series of events involving Facebook posts from historian Thum Ping-tjin and former Internal Security Act (ISA) detainee Teo Soh Lung that received much criticism from netizens and PAP Member of Parliament Seah Kian Peng, Ms Teo spoke out, defending her comments in...

PJ Thum fights back, calls allegations that he’s a traitor “ridiculous and unfounded”

Dr. Pingtjin Thum took to Facebook on Monday, September 3, to completely debunk the idea that he is a traitor to Singapore. This latest post may very well be a response to a Facebook post by Member of Parliament Seah Kian Peng on September...

SDP distances itself from former ISA detainee Teo Soh Lung and the likes

Following historian Thum Ping-tjin’s meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, former Internal Security Act (ISA) detainee Teo Soh Lung commented on a Facebook video by socio-political website The Online Citizen that "Singapore is part of Malaya la". In his own...