First case of deliberate lying in Parliament: Bertha Henson

First case of deliberate lying in Parliament: Bertha Henson

Anecdotes have been shared in Parliament but this is the first case of deliberate lying in Parliament that has been found out. MPs often use anecdotes of anonymous people to make their point. A recent example was when WP Sylvia Lim and Pritam Singh shared the same anecdote of a resident who had to sell […]

The drama that piles up on Jamus and the rubbish at Sengkang

Workers Party Jamus Lim PR Stunt in Sengkang

It all began when a Sengkang GRC resident, frustrated with the appalling state of cleanliness in her estate, posted photos and asked what happened to the estate. Others followed with more photos. The story was soon picked up by a Facebook page called Gong Simi Singapore which asked if the Sengkang Town Council was sleeping. […]

Government accepts higher wages proposed for Cleaners by Tripartite Cluster

Government accepts higher wages proposed for Cleaners by Tripartite Cluster

Cleaners can look forward to higher wages over six years from 2023, after proposals by the Tripartite Cluster for Cleaners (TCC) were accepted by the Government on Monday (Jun 7). Over the years, the base pay of cleaners has risen gradually under the PWM. It now stands at S$1,236. Come July, it will rise to […]

Leadership transition: never a straight line

Leadership transition: never a straight line

Leadership transition should be smooth and fuss-free – shouldn’t it? Not quite. There are often curveballs to even the most meticulous approach – not even Lee Kuan Yew with his famous planning was immune to it. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, several promising leaders, thought to be on the way up and even eyed […]

The Tragic Story of Dr. Ann Tan – What’s Real and What’s Fake

Debunking the lies of Goh Meng Seng

Our response to any tragic news must surely be to give the person concerned the private space to overcome the tragic event, and render support if you are in a position to do so, and certainly not to exploit the tragedy for other agenda. But this was precisely what a Bun Nyok Fong did to […]

Better work environment and protection for the Private Security Officers

USE Union of Security Employees call for Better Protection for Security Officers

Security officers perform a crucial function of keeping people and property safe but unfortunately, they often bear the brunt of the abuse. In fact, the abuse has gone up. In the latest survey conducted by the Union of Security Employees (USE), close to 4 in 10 Security Officers (42.3%) face abuse at the workplace. This […]

Jamus ignores the sufferings of people hurt by currency speculation

Jamus Ignores the Impact of Currency Speculation

Currency speculation, in particular, the speculation of the Singapore dollar, can take place with or without knowing the full size of our reserves. When Jamus called for the revelation of the full size of the Singapore reserves, what he is really asking for is a more ‘efficient’ speculative attack on the Singapore dollar. WP Jamus […]

Minimum Wage vs Progressive Wage Model: A Closer Look

Minimum Wage vs Progressive Wage Model

The first countries to pass minimum wage laws were Australia in 1907 and the United States Congress in 1938.  Fast forward to 2021, poverty remains a significant problem in these countries. Yet, we still have politicians pushing for something that does not work. Minimum Wage and its potential trade-offs in Singapore Loss of employment When […]