A response to ‘who is destroying the affordability of our basic cost of living’

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The Independent Singapore (TISG) published an open letter from a netizen that it said was circulating on WhatSapp. This being the weekend and it’s raining as well….. In the open letter, the netizen asked: “Who is destroying the affordability of our basic cost of living?” 1. the hardships faced by the average Singaporeans when everything […]

Two anti-drug operations saw seven arrested and close to 4kg of Heroin seized

Two anti-drug operations conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau on 17 August 2022 saw 7 people arrested including 2 women. More than 3.7kg of heroin, 14g of ‘Ice’, 26g of cannabis, 2g of vegetable matter believed to contain controlled drugs, and five tablets believed to be controlled drugs, with an estimated street value of $268,000, […]

Singapore is snobbish, says Tommy Koh. Singaporeans, do you agree?

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“Singapore is snobbish,” says Prof Tommy Koh in a Heart of the Matter podcast, and Singapore will have to address its flaws if it is to create a new social compact going forward. Prof Koh’s remarks elicit many responses. Among them are the following: There are snobs but there are also humble people. Prof Tommy […]

Can Singapore borrow to fund soft capital like education: Jamus Lim

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Sri Lanka’s financial crisis didn’t happen overnight. It began harmlessly enough. Sri Lanka operated budget deficit after budget deficit. Instead of taxes, they borrowed at commercial rates to fund public services. Everything was okay as long as they were able to repay the loans and interests on time. But when their sovereign credit rating was […]

Nagaenthran: mentally-disabled or capable of deliberate manipulation and evasion?

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More than 10 years after Nagaenthran was convincted of drug trafficking on 22 Novermber 2010, he was finally hanged on 27 April 2022. As usual, human rights activists like Kirsten Han and Jolovan Wham, supported by their international friends, have been having a full day exploiting the hanging for their own agenda, painting the picture […]