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Forum: The elderly, the SMRT system, the message

Dear Editor, Recently I notice that during off-peak hours, the intervals between trains are longer. This is perhaps in line with what the transport minister said not too long ago about decreasing train frequency ie the time in between trains...

Forum: I disagree that Mr Goh Meng Seng is a “Veteran opposition politician”

Dear Editor, I refer to your article: Veteran opposition politician and former WP member renounces his support for Workers’ Party, says, “I will definitely not “support” them anymore” I disagree that Mr Goh Meng Seng is a "Veteran opposition politician". Reading the...

Forum: Temasek’s multi-billion dollar profit is wool over the eyes

Dear Editor, For financial year ended 31 March 2019, Temasek group reported a net profit before tax of S$18.7 billion. A big chunk of the profit came from government owned corporations which were transferred into the Temasek coffers long ago....

Forum: SP Services Pte Ltd makes no profits from electricity sales

Dear Editor, This may come as a surprise - SP Services Ltd actually makes no money from electricity sales. When we want to critique the government, we must at least know what we are talking about. SP Services (SPS) sells...

Forum: “NEA should stop being so defensive and get their priorities right”

On 19/9/19 in the TODAY paper, an article was published that "NEA addresses questions over the veracity of PSI, as alternative air quality reading emerge". Same old story over the years every time when haze descends upon Singapore -...

Open market electricity – Is it fair to all consumers?

Dear Sir/Mdm, From my understanding, the Open Market electricity has helped reduce the cost of electricity bills for those households that have switched to other retailers, easily saving 10% to 30% from the published rates compared to those who still...

LTA’s new seats with hand-grips maybe dangerous in an accident

Dear Editor, I have an article which I hope your website The Independent can seriously look into and publish. I'm writing to you about the new hand grip seats at the bus stops (see attached). I understand that many of the...

Police Report filed by SCDF

Dear Editors, I am quite concerned over the high handed way that the authorities are handling the "unauthorised" release of photographs, relating to the undue incident which killed CPC Liu in the line of duty. I personally feel that besides photographing...

Successful Fundraising of WP MPs

Dear Editors, As with all well-wishers who contributed to the three WP MP's fundraiser, we rejoice that civic consciousness has prevailed over the gloomy fact that we might lose our only dissenting voices in Parliament! This kick starts a series of...

STR on the AHTC Trial

Dear Editor, I read Alex Tan's take on the ongoing AHTC trial and felt compelled to voice out against his misguided post that seeks to divide people's attention to the crucial issue at hand: Singapore may wake up tomorrow to...
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