Damaged reputation? A damage reputation is to WP’s advantage

Damaged reputation? A damage reputation is to WP's advantage

Ms Raeesah Khan’s lies in Parliament resulted in her being referred to the Committee of Privileges, and subsequently her resignation from WP which effectively means she is no longer an MP. The Workers’ Party may have suffered a damaged reputation but in terms of political fortunes, they have nothing to fear. In fact, a damaged […]

Why plastic bag charges are a good thing for Singapore

plastic bags singapore

Most of us would have experienced this while holidaying in other countries like Japan, Korea and Taiwan – shops charging for plastic bags. Many of us would also have learnt to prep a tote bag while travelling for such cases and instances. So why do Singaporeans still complain when a supermarket chain announces that they […]

Amos Yee and the hypocrisy of the west

Amos Yee and the hypocrisy of the west

In 2015, Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew died. In life, the authoritarian Lee polarised Singaporeans. In death, he united us. Half a million Singaporeans paid their respects as Lee’s body laid in state. They stood in sun and rain, day and night, queueing for days, for one last glimpse of Lee. As his […]

Workers Party is not the party that can lead Singapore

Workers Party is not the party that can lead Singapore

On the Raeesah Khan’s saga, netizen Richard Weng said that WP was in full control of the narrative but they chose not to do anything about it for months. As he pointed out, this incident did not just happen on 1 Nov. “This happened in Aug and more tellingly in early Oct where RK was […]

What’s the journey towards endemicity like? Is the taskforce flip flopping?

What's the journey towards endemicity like? Is the taskforce flip flopping?

What is it like to journey towards endemicity? The problem we have is that despite the many times we have tried to explain, many people still do not understand the meaning of treating the virus as endemic or the process of going towards endemicity. First, treating Covid-19 as endemic means accepting that virus will always […]

The conversation surrounding racism: Meant to divide, or unite?

Thoughts from a minority living in Singapore The feeling I get everytime I open my social media apps: Dread. Why? The never-ending slews of online debates regarding race, people coming forward to talk about their experiences with racism – doesn’t matter if it’s a minority or a majority – it seems like the R word […]

He Ting Ru: Residents should clean up after themselves

He Ting Ru: Residents should clean up after themselves

Hi Admin, Allow me to show a few thoughts with you and I hope you will also publish them. I am a resident of Blk 332C Anchorvale Link. I don’t disagree with Ms He Tingru that residents need to ‘pick up after ourselves. But I think she totally missed the point.  In a Facebook post, […]

Netizen gets schooled after calling the Union of Security Employees (USE) ‘useless’

USE Union of Security Employees

Most keyboard warriors like to comment without knowing facts, thinking that they can get away with their concealed identities. Unfortunately (for him), a netizen Hansen Su, was called out for his baseless comment made in the group, Singapore Security Officers. “Are You Aware?” Without citing reasons, Su called the USE ‘useless’ and accused the union […]

Irresponsible for Jamus to say that crisis speculation is good

crisis speculation

Simply put, it is irresponsible for Jamus to say that crisis speculation is good. What is so “novel” about A/P Jamus Lim’s fiscal policy recommendation in parliament? A/P Jamus proposed for transparency of our reserves and claimed that it could encourage a “stabilising effect” through currency speculation. Having seen the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, I […]