Tag: Roy Ngerng

Hri Kumar closes half the loop

Even in his wildest dreams, PAP MP Hri Kumar would not have imagined an “honest conversation on CPF” to turn out the way it did. First, the national attention the conversation got. As he said in his introductory remarks at the Thomson Community Club last...

Reframing debates and renegotiating contracts

By Pravin Prakash In recent weeks, much of the debate in the public space has revolved around both the defamation case lodged by the Prime Minister against blogger Roy Ngerng as well as the use of CPF savings. In parliament there has been much talk...

How to avoid that defamation suit

By Benjamin Cheah Blogger Roy Ngerng’s dismissal from Tan Tock Seng Hospital has raised a hue and cry on the Internet, with commentators like Mr Ng E-Jay claiming that this would have a chilling effect on free speech. However, there are many bloggers and politicians...

The CPF reality check

Roy Ngerng wasn't going to last in his job at a government hospital. As one retired lawyer friend said before the blogger was sacked, he had better not walk off with an unauthorised printout of a personal note of any kind or he’ll be...

Catherine Lim: mistrust is very real, even if it’s a minority

At midnight yesterday, Catherine Lim penned yet another note- this time in response to the Singapore's Consul-General in Hong Kong, Jacky Foo. Her words are as followed: With reference to last Saturday's report ("Govt refutes author's claims over public trust"), I wish to make the...

Why I changed my mind: Roy

It was a case of twist and turn as the online went on overdrive again over Roy Ngerng, the man catapulted to headline fame soon after he was locked in a legal battle with the Prime Minister. In just one hour yesterday evening, the blogger...

Roy debate: Where is the sane, moderate voice?

The loudest opinion on blogger Roy Ngerng is divided into two camps: Pro- Roy and anti-Roy. It has been hard to find a sane, moderate voice. A Facebook post by National Solidarity Party’s Nicole Seah will hopefully take the debate to a reasoned  level. She said...

Roy Ngerng sacked. Tan Tock Seng explains. I understand, he says

Political blogger Roy Ngerng’s employment contract was terminated today by Tan Tock Seng Hospital. The 33-year-old patient coordinator told The Independent Singapore that he received a warning letter from his company three weeks ago. “They said I should not do my personal stuff at work and...

Vandalism and political defiance

By Trinity Chua and Tan Yong Heng Defiance and dissent is taking on a slightly violent streak. Vandals have struck by scrawling anti-PAP words on top of a Toa Payoh block of flats, painting on the war monument and attacking posters at bus stops. We spoke...

Five donors step up to say why they donated to Roy Ngerng

Blogger Roy Ngerng’s crowdfunding efforts to help pay for his legal battle with the PM got many ordinary Singaporeans contributing to the cause. And the amount collected came to more than $81,000 in four days- $10,000 more than what he had asked for. The highest amount...