Tag: Singapore

The smell of money

When it comes to smelling, chasing and pocketing money, Singapore has a way of punching above its weight. Ideology and principles take a back seat, human rights violations are not a bother and chaotic politics are not an issue. It is the honey pot...

Who will PM pick for Aljunied?

By Augustine Low The more you think about it, the more it appears that Aljunied GRC is presenting the PAP with one big headache. The GRC system seemed like such a foolproof way for the PAP to secure its dominance. Who would have thought that...

End of the golden film Run

by Tan Bah Bah Run Run Shaw’s death brought to close an era of giant East Asian film-makers. Reports rightly describe the most productive period of the legendary Shaw brothers as part of the Golden Age of Hong Kong films. They also pioneered Malay...

Stayers and quitters, patriots and opportunists

By Augustine Low A Malaysian Chinese daily has just reported that it carried out a survey which shows that 87 per cent of Malaysians working in Singapore are not interested in taking up citizenship here because “all they want was to earn ‘Sing’ dollars,” and...

MARUAH concerned over lack of justice and fairness for migrant workers

In the wake of the Little India riots and the crackdown that followed, MARUAH organised a public forum on Monday at the Marketing Institute of Singapore to discuss these topics. Titled ‘Foreign workers, Justice and Fairness,' it was chaired by MARUAH’s Vice President Mr...

Driving up to Malaysia?

Stories of Singapore motorists trying to escape traffic summonses by offering bribes to Malaysian police officers are common. Well, if you are one of those who intend to go that path, better check your instincts. Three Singaporeans  have been convicted in a Johor Baru court with offering bribes to enforcement officers....

MARUAH: Everyone 'should be given due process to justice and fairness'

MARUAH first wrote to TODAY Voices regarding repatriations relating to Little India riot: http://www.todayonline.com/voices/due-process-should-not-be-subordinated-expediency The Ministry of Law replied: ("Singapore's legal system is firm, just and fair" Ms Praveen Randhawa, Press Secretary to the Ministry for Law, TODAY, Dec 21, 2013): http://www.todayonline.com/voices/singapores-legal-system-firm-just-and-fair?singlepage=true Our response to the Ministry of Law...

Sports broadcasting: A fuzzy picture

By Michael Y.P. Ang Under Vision 2030, the Government's blueprint for sports development, a major target is to raise sports spectatorship and viewership to drive corporate sponsorship. The SEA Games offer the perfect platform to promote Singapore's athletes to a nationwide TV audience and whet Singaporeans'...

Little India riot: A case of self denial

By Tan Bah Bah News of the riot in Little India on Dec 8 first reached me when someone flashed me what looked like headlines, with pictures and a video. That was how quick the social media picked up the action. The event did not...

Little India riot: What they say

By Benjamin Cheah In the wake of Sunday's riots,  opposition parties and ordinary citizens are responding with messages of calm,  reconciliation and encouragement. Workers' Party Media Team chair Gerald  Giam called for calm. “We urge members of the public to refrain from speculation  and unnecessary accusations...