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Strange goings-on at SPH

The Straits Times headlined its main story on top-level changes in Singapore Press Holdings: “Incoming SPH CEO is no stranger to the company.”  The strapline went: “He joined board as independent director last year, was involved in firm’s growth...

SIA’s overdue review to remaining relevant

By Tan Bah Bah The last time I flew on Singapore Airlines was in the mid-1990s. I won a prize as the 5,000th user of a credit card at a noodle restaurant in Centrepoint.  I had to pose and smile...

Of Donald Low and… whatever happened to Ngiam Tong Dow?

Unless social discourse takes on a wrong turn and turns truly dark, I still refuse to be pessimistic about public debates in Singapore. Let’s look at this week’s discussions. I will quickly first list some of the participants  - K....

JCs: Talk cock, sing song

Are we a talk cock, sing song society? I think we are. Peter Ho is fast becoming one of my favourite suppliers of brain-burning nuggets of wisdom. The ex-civil service head, who is well-known for his black swans and elephants...

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 -...
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17 months jail for maid who shot and shared TIkTok video of herself bathing old man

Singapore – A domestic worker in Singapore was sentenced to 17 months' jail on Thursday (Jan 27) after she admitted recording and sharing online...

Family of otters no match for lone monitor lizards’ powerful tail whacking as they try to steal a fish

Singapore – A glimpse of nature at work was caught on camera as a family of otters tried to steal a fish from a...

Coffee & tea price increase at Geylang East Food Centre

Dear Editor, I refer to the attached picture taken from a stall at Geylang East Food Centre, 117 Aljunied Ave 2 when the 'GST hike'...

Single mum keen to earn side income, loses nearly $50,000 to ‘Gucci’ scammers

Singapore – News of the surge of phishing scams involving  OCBC Bank has made many other bank customers come forward with their own stories...
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