Sense And Nonsense

Team LKT does not have a blank cheque

Congratulations to Team LKT for winning the FAS elections.  They have got what the new FAS President Lim Kia Tong described as their magic target of 30 out of the 44 affiliates who cast their votes on Saturday. That...

FAS and Furious blame game

For the time being, the FAS story is not about Game Changing. It is quagmired in a Blame Game, in soccer parlance, passing the ball around. And the game is being played rather curiously, with the unsaid and the...

Leave Orchard Road alone

There are some issues that are slow burning. Important enough but perhaps not all that sexy to get all that many people hot and bothered. But they are all-Singaporean stuff, as local as CPF or Katong. Three of these...

Why can’t Faisal Manap speak up? He’s an elected MP

I was wondering how I could somehow find something, some common thread, to sum up an extraordinary week. I don’t think I will succeed one hundred per cent. I may even sound incoherent. But I will do my best,...

Cheng Bock, The Man Who Could Have Been President

First, Dr Adrian Tan Cheng Bock, 76. The former PAP MP for Ayer Rajah and, more important, the man who would and could have been Singapore’s last elected president, is unhappy about being robbed of a chance to try again. In...

Amos is now really famous

This is the 4-D week.  No, I am not celebrating winning $50k playing my favourite numbers, though I wish I am. Sorry, no Huat Ah! It is more like What Dah. What a week. Let’s start with the first D -...

What’s Beauty And the Beast got to do with HUDC and Asean?

What have Beauty And The Beast, HUDC and Asean in common? Let me humbly attempt to answer that question. There are some lessons to be learnt which ultimately may determine our ability to survive in this world, sometimes despite...
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OPINION | The right to vent, weaponising social media, professional standards of conduct plus the public’s right to know

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (PM Lee) recently took to social media to reminisce about the unity Singaporeans displayed over...
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Maid says her agency forced her to agree to everything with a smile during interviews so that she’s hired faster

SINGAPORE: A few foreign domestic helpers took to social media to explain the process that goes on prior to them attending interviews with a...

Morning Digest, March 25

SMRT staff asks uncle to leave train for talking too loudly, but netizens pin blame on person who complained about the uncle   SINGAPORE: A video...

Simone Johnson, the Rock’s daughter, set to make WWE debut

Daughter of wrestling icon Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Simone Johnson is set to make her in-ring debut. The 21-year-old is following in the footsteps...

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Woman berates NTUC FairPrice’s staff at the fish counter for not being able to speak English   A woman shopping at NTUC FairPrice expressed frustration about...

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