SG Politics

Nicole Seah bumps into 1990s SBC host, but netizen says ‘the real celebrity is you!’

Workers’ Party politician Nicole Seah was carrying out house visits at Taman Bedok estate recently when she bumped into a famous personality.  “It is not every day that we get to encounter a celebrity during house visits,” the WP Youth...

Unity in Diversity: Pritam Singh’s post after WP MPs voted on 377A draws praise from netizens

Workers’ Party chief and Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh posted a picture of the WP Members of Parliament from earlier this week with the hashtag #unityindiversity. In the photo, Mr Leon Perera (Aljunied GRC), Mr Gerald Giam (Aljunied GRC),...

He Ting Ru supports 377A repeal: ‘I don’t believe we should have a law that’s plainly & obviously discriminatory’

Workers’ Party MP He Ting Ru underlined the need for respect, empathy, and open dialogue between Singaporeans who may hold to differing points of view in her speech in Parliament concerning Section 377A of the Penal Code on Tuesday...

Leon Perera unamused with Singapore’s financial reserves being compared to Wakanda Forever’s vibranium

Marvel’s “Wakanda Forever”—the sequel to 2018’s “Black Panther”—may be one of the biggest films of the year, but Workers’ Party MP Leon Perera was not amused when Singapore’s financial reserves were compared to vibranium, a fictional metal in the...

‘Imagine if society deemed someone as criminal for being attracted to the opposite sex’ — Jamus Lim shares analogy in support of repeal of...

The differences in voting for the repeal of Section 377A of the Penal Code among the Workers’ Party Members of Parliament fell somewhat among generational lines, with the younger MPs supporting its repeal and half of the older ones...

“Next up… Prime Minister” — Netizens react to Lawrence Wong’s promotion to PAP deputy secretary-general

Netizens are reacting to People's Action Party (PAP) Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong's promotion to the party's deputy secretary-general, with a handful predicting that this takes him a step closer to becoming Prime Minister one...

Leon Perera fires back Chee Hong Tat: ‘Gov’t decision to press ahead with GST hike doesn’t embody political courage SG needs’

In an article posted online on Tuesday (Nov 22), Senior Minister of State for Finance Chee Hong Tat wrote that the recent debate over the increase in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Parliament reveals the “fundamental differences”...

“Property prices need correction, not moderation” — S’poreans react to Desmond Lee’s comments on signs of moderation in public & private housing markets

In response to Minister for National Development and Minister-in-charge of Social Services Integration Desmond Lee's recent statement on the apparent moderation of private and public housing markets, Singaporeans are putting their two cents in. In recent news, Mr Lee cited...

Round 3: Chee Hong Tat rebuts Jamus Lim’s rebuttal to Zaobao letter writer about SG reserves

The Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill was passed in Parliament on Nov 7, despite dissent from opposition MPs. In effect, the GST will go up from 7 per cent to 8 per cent from Jan 1, 2023, and...

“I wish could vote her out via online too” — Netizens on Josephine Teo’s ‘99% govt transactions can now be done digitally’ announcement

After Minister for Communications and Information & Second Minister for Home Affairs Josephine Teo announced that 99 per cent of government transactions can now be done digitally, netizens found some problems with the digital shift. While some raised concerns over...
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Netizen asks what guys can do if female friends touch them inappropriately

A local man took to Reddit to ask what to do after a situation with a female friend left...
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Spotify Wrapped 2022! Top Singapore Streams: Comeback Stars & Asian Artists

Spotify revealed its 2022 Wrapped campaign which announces this year’s top artists, albums, songs, playlists, and podcasts alongside the vibrant kaleidoscope of more than...

OPINION | Contrast Christopher de Souza with Pritam Singh, and dancing on MRT divides Singaporeans

This week, news broke that Peoples' Action Party member of parliament (MP), Christopher de Souza has been found guilty of professional misconduct. According to...

Landscape worker dies after being hit by tree trunk, 43 workplace fatalities in 2022

A Bangladeshi worker passed away on Wednesday (Dec 7) after being hit by a tree trunk, marking the 43rd workplace fatality in 2022. A tree...

Passenger screams & threatens bus driver after he forgot to let them alight, netizen writes note to both of them

A Singapore netizen posted about his experience online after a bus driver appeared to have forgotten that he and a woman were still on...

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