Opposition proposals need to be more substantial, lest they be regarded as mere soundbites.
The Workers' Party's position on the Israel-Palestine conflict comes under scrutiny as Pritam Singh's biases and potential political motives emerge.
The differing opinions within PSP regarding Dr Tan Kin Lian's endorsement of Tan Kin Lian have exposed a party that appears to be divided.
Tan Cheng Bock's endorsement of Tan Kin Lian has stirred controversy both within the PSP, with some members shocked at the unilateral decision made by Dr Tan
While Pritam Singh's criticisms of the PAP's handling of recent scandals are not without merit, his own handling of issues within the Workers' Party has shown that political leaders on both sides are grappling with similar challenges. The question is, who had a better resolution?
The rentals of two colonial bungalows by Ministers Shanmugam and Balakrishnan sparked allegations of preferential treatment. Investigations, however, cleared the ministers of any misconduct.
Privilege people criticising other people's privilege.
Public officers, while they hold positions of power and responsibility, are private citizens too.
Viswa Sadasivan, former Nominated Member of Parliament, recently advocated for respectful political discourse, a position that stands in stark contrast to his past conduct.
Some say it's a devolution, not an evolution.
In 2020, he joined the opposition Progress Singapore Party and teased Singaporeans for months with the idea of competing against his brother in elections in what critics called a publicity stunt. He eventually backed down, stating on Facebook that "Singapore doesn't need another Lee."
Case bears similarity to former Workers' Party MP Raeesah Khan who rejected police interviews but was later found guilty of lying in parliament
According to Fathership's source, Sudhir interviewed Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Suet Fern, albeit informally, over dinner in late 2020, specifically on October of that year. It was during this time that Sudhir started writing his e-book.
The Workers' Party suggested alternative sources of revenue, such as raising corporate tax and reducing the share of reserve interest income, while expressing concerns about stoking inflation and the regressive nature of the GST.
WP wants stricter criteria; PAP is, well, PAP
PSP proposed a S$1,800 minimum “living wage” for Singaporean workers, among others.
Singaporeans pay much less in taxes compared to citizens elsewhere: Lawrence Wong
PAP wants WP to show some humility; WP wants PAP to don't talk anyhow
WP called for policy efforts to improve wages, skills, productivity, and working conditions in trades jobs, as well as fast-tracking foreign work pass holders who are very skilled and experienced in trades jobs to become Singapore citizens.
Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen stated that detailed information can compromise national security.
The article discusses the debate between Second Minister for Home Affairs Josephine Teo and Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh on the criteria for selecting new citizens in Singapore, including the use of naturalisation tests and interviews, English proficiency, and markers of social integration.
Finnish men, Valtteri Heinilä and Alvari, complete an impressive 15,400km cycling journey from Helsinki to Singapore, documenting their 245-day journey through 21 countries on social media.
Newlywed couple's life is tragically cut short in Tampines Expressway accident. 26-year-old Yasmin Abdullah passed away in the accident while her husband sustained serious injuries.
Singapore detains two teenagers for terrorist-related activities. A 15-year-old had self-radicalised and was planning knife attacks and beheadings, while a 16-year-old supported an Islamic caliphate through violence. Both were exposed to ISIS propaganda.
The Anglican Church in Singapore has expressed its disappointment after the Church of England allowed the blessing of same-sex unions, arguing that it is not supported by the Bible.
A private driving instructor in Singapore has been sentenced to six months in jail for molesting his student during a lesson. The victim had taken 24 manual driving lessons from the instructor before reporting the incident to the police in 2020.
Expat Gregory Andrle from the US lives in Singapore for under $5,000/month in a one-bed condo, covering expenses including rent, bills, food, gym, transportation, and travel. He's adjusted to the high cost of living and grateful for the amazing experience in the city-state.
Japanese expats cleaned up trash at East Coast Park, Chinatown, and Japanese Garden in Singapore. Cost of living high but praised mix of cultures and safe streets. Cleaning documented by YouTuber Ghib Ojisan, who urges Singaporeans to volunteer or donate to organizations for a cleaner city.
Strip: Ministry of Wax, a Singapore-based hair removal chain, faced criticism in China for ads implying that women with body hair are like orangutans. The ads were met with disapproval on Weibo and Douyin. The company has since apologized and stated it will remove the orangutan image from its campaigns in China to avoid further misunderstandings.
At the crux of what PSP's Leong and Hazel are proposing, Singapore will eventually become a nation of renters, similar to Hong Kong.
Minister K Shanmugam discusses Singapore's approach to global challenges with clear principles, strong ties, and putting its own interests first. Success is due to stability and future support from organizations like Hokkien Huay Kuan. Singapore knows what it needs to do for success.
A Singaporean doctor, Lim Yong Chin, has been charged with 28 offenses including sexual crimes against minors, cheating national healthcare groups, and multiple traffic offenses. He faces up to 10 years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000 if convicted. A gag order has been imposed to protect the identities of the alleged victims.
A Toa Payoh, Singapore rental home has strict rules and high price, but it was taken within a day of advertising. Landlord's agent attributes the success to the location and some rules to avoid conflicts in the future.
Boyfriend frustrated with girlfriend's materialistic attitude after receiving SGD10 ang pow. Netizens defend boyfriend's parents, saying that individuals should give whatever amount they're comfortable with during Lunar New Year celebrations. Read more on this story.
A man who sought a romantic relationship with a woman in Singapore threatened to sue her for emotional trauma, but later filed two lawsuits after she cut off contact with him. He claimed $3 million for damage to his reputation and $22,000 for alleged breach of agreement to improve their relationship. However, the $22,000 claim was struck out as it was deemed "manifestly groundless and without foundation." The $3 million High Court claim is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on Feb 9.
An 18-year-old Singaporean student who supports the Islamic State has been detained under the Internal Security Act for planning attacks in Singapore, including a mosque gravesite and an army camp. The student was self-radicalized through online propaganda and intended to travel overseas for violence. The authorities had been monitoring the student, who acted alone and did not successfully recruit or radicalize others. The student's plans had not progressed beyond the ideation stage at the time of his arrest.
For Singapore's politics to move forward, we should engage in constructive, fact-based political discourse.
Leong claims that Singaporeans have come to associate "en bloc" with windfalls and new homes so the SERS exercise in AMK where residents have to top up cash for a new flat is unprecendented.
Hard decisions have to be made in government. It is not a question of opposition, but about administration. If a political party cannot take a stand, then how can we expect them to administer our social order if they are in power?
Cronyism? AHTC's Danny Loh and How Weng Fan - both longtime Workers' Party supporters - approved payments from the town council to their own companies where they wer also the majority owners.
Jamus Lim and the Workers Party thinks it's unnecessary to raise GST. Here's why that's problematic.
There is "a strong bedrock of support" from Singaporeans for the death penalty.
Things heating up in Parliament come November 28.
Li Shengwu getting more facetime in political commentary than Li Hongyi
Fathership tracked down Asia Sentinel's source: the anonymous "hedge fund manager" for comments.
Where were Shengwu's kahoonas when Lee Kuan Yew was censoring press freedom?
Yeoh Lam Keong was an economist with GIC for 26 years. The writer for this article who had to correct Yeoh's fallacy learnt about economics in Wikipedia.
In line with Leong's tendency to throw numbers up in the air without basis, his view was ultimately called out by Minister Indranee Rajah to be "completely baseless".
"You're living off the labour of a repressed underclass"
He is accused of taking the key slipped under the woman's door to enter her unit to commit rape in the early hours of Jan 30, 2017.
The Independent is behind Wake Up, Singapore's revenue operations
In Russia, Putin's public approval is soaring.
Facts don't care about your emotions.
If you can't save your leader, save your backside.
The former WP henchman stepped down as an MP in 2020
Cultural deficit theory or just inferiority complex?
One Raeesah Khan is enough please.
An inside look into how the Workers' Party Internet Brigade work
“I was advised to stay silent,” said Yaw Shin Leong
A wolf in sheep's clothing
Raeesah Khan's resignation makes Workers' Party look weak
Every 60 seconds in Africa a minute passes.
Durex, because you need it.
Both comedians are believed to be at odds with each other.
Here's what the psychiatric reports say
His IQ likely exceeds the combined IQ of his lawyers.
Lim Tean under investigation for Unlawful Stalking
Nagaenthran claimed he agreed to deliver drugs under duress
Timeline from 2009 to 2021
The only assault that happened is an assault on truth.
If you are given an opportunity to repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it.
Minister K Shanmugam is no fishmonger.
Currying favours with the more populist crowd?
The guai lan we need, not the guai lan we deserve.
Critical Spectator a red herring by Lim Tean?
Pay peanuts, get monkeys.
The cost of educating one YNC student far exceeds that of many other courses in NUS – more than twice by some estimates.
The planned attack consisted of mounting six truck bombs, each with three tonnes of ammonium nitrate to simultaneously attack six US-linked locations in Singapore.
TOC's Terry Xu even went so far to hide the identity of the foreign writers under his charge.
Terry Xu emboldened by easy cash from the public to pay for his trangressions have shown no sign of backing down.
One netizen felt that girl is comparing minorities here to criminals "who shoot innocent people because of hate and prejudice."
The New College has not started, yet many have postulated - without any basis - that it will be an inferior cousin to Yale-NUS.
If you want to be anti-establishment, go all the way.
The letter was later removed with no reasons diclosed. Fathership has reproduced the letter in full.
"If you can select a population and they're educated and they're properly brought up, then you don't have to use too much of the stick because they would already have been trained. It's like with dogs. You train it in a proper way from small. It will know that it's got to leave, go outside to pee and to defecate. No, we are not that kind of society. We had to train adult dogs who even today deliberately urinate in the lifts.”
One netizen also tweeted - in response to Raeesah Khan - that the Ministry of Education should allow the "hijab/niqab (full face covering)" for school students as religious values should be cultivated from young. But is it ever enough?
By attaching itself to a poorer performing brand, NUS risks getting its elite reputation muddled with mediocrity.
Singapore will remain an open economy, approach ‘has not and will not change’: Ong Ye Kung
M'sia's new leader Ismail Sabri was Minister of Defence when military video was recorded
Former CNA staff also presented receipts to rubbish BBC's Sharanjit Leyl's claims against Mediacorp.
More often than not, women who file false testimonies may potentially get away scot free without any consequences.
One netizen questioned if it was necessary to out her classmate but gets prejudged by Raeesah for harassment instead
Female circumcision is not an Islamic practice. It is also not mentioned in the Quran so why are Singaporean Muslims doing it? Here's why.
Raising Muslim issues in an open secular setting adds to the bad perception of Islam by non-Muslims.
One netizen wanted to remind Raeesah Khan that the parliament is not a kopitiam for gossips.
MP Faisal Manap couldn't back up his allegations.
Andy Wong Ming Jun is also a prime mover driver recently featured on TodayOnline.
The deadline for the apology was on July 12 but TOC has refused to accede to the demand.
Of the 1.7 million workers in PMET roles in 2019, 61.7 per cent were Singapore citizens, 14.6 per cent were Singapore PRs and 23.7 per cent were foreigners.
CECA is to the Singaporean Chinese what "looking for Mandarin speakers only" in a job application is to the Singaporean minorities.
His credentials as a doctor is also being questioned as his medical registration could not be found in public records.
It would be prudent for Sarah Bagharib to cut through the smokescreen and reassert her position.
From copyright infringement to social justice crusade
Ethnocentrism is the idea that one's own culture is the main standard by which other cultures may be measured. When people use their own culture as a parameter to measure other cultures, they often tend to think that their culture is superior and see other cultures as inferior and bizarre, triggering emotional resistance or backlash.
Singapore residents opting for alternative vaccines may be inoculated with a false sense of security - and probably a jab in the face.
The Online Citizen is currently dominated by Malaysians who are apparently very enthusiastic about Singapore's domestic affairs.
The blogger Sudhir Vadaketh was reiterating Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam's call for the opposition to be speaking out more about racism and xenophobia in Singapore. Not surprisingly, Sudhir Vadaketh stops short of highlighting Progress Singapore Party founder Tan Cheng Bock past xenophobic remarks in 2004 where Tan alluded to foreign migrant workers as being problematic and unhygienic. Tan had spoken against the Government plans at the time to house foreign workers in Singapore's public estates. He felt that dormitories should be built "on reserved land, a distance away from public housing" so they can be "better controlled and also there will be less disturbance." Sudhir's shielding of PSP comes on the back of his close relationship with Lee Hsien Yang's son who he described as his "whisky kaki". Lee is a member of PSP and a good friend of Tan Cheng Bock.
Cherian George throws shade at SPH editorial independence in an op-ed piece published in South China Morning Post - a news outlet known to be devoid of editorial independence - where his wife Zuraidah Ibrahim works as a Deputy Executive Editor. While Cherian makes a fair point, he also needs to look no further than across his marital bed at night to find out if he has been cowering under a shade of hypocrisy all along.
Who is he? What does he do? Ng Yat Chung knew exactly when to retire but he stayed on anyways.
It was believed she wanted the supervisor to lose his job so a position can be opened up and she could get a permanent role in the company.
Court of public opinion would have already passed judgement before the Court of Law. What then are the remedies available for the accused who have been absolved of the crime?
"The exercise of a person's religious or cultural needs should not extend or infringe upon the boundaries of public service."
"If the government changes the policy of nurses wearing tudung now, will it make more concessions in the future?"
Chairman role is basically a glorified flower pot
He stole a fellow female undergrad's sex toys and offered to be her "friend with benefits"
"When the discussions are completed, the Government will announce its decision.”
The Government's approach to dealing with sensitive issues like the wearing of tudung is to discuss them behind closed doors, says the Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs.
Open discussion may have an impact on religious harmony, they said
Singapore has been strengthening its laws over the years to meet the persistent threat of terrorism, said Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Tan.
A recent arrest suggests that the city-state should broaden and diversify its efforts to combat violent extremism.
Amirull Ali, a self-radicalised Singaporean, also intended to travel to Gaza to join the HAMAS military wing’s fight against Israel.
工人党议员莫哈默·费沙(Faisal Manap)、人民行动党议员马善高(Masagos Zulkifli)和孟理齐(Maliki Osman)继续就如何处理这些敏感问题展开辩论。
The privilege to protest.
Ng Yi Sheng, the son of famed EtonHouse founder Ng Gim Choo, published his thoughts on why he protested for LGBT-rights at MOE.
Based on satellite images, a would-be forest begin to form only in late-2012 to mid-2013.
White BMW was seen speeding along Tanjong Pagar road.
The legislation will be introduced in the next sitting of Parliament next month.
NMP Leong Mun Wai said his party's position will not change.
Australia may have passed a law giving better privacy safeguards to protect its citizen's contact tracing data but given the Australian government's track record in citizens' surveillance, observers questioned if the new law is merely a smokescreen for increased covert surveillance.
SINGAPORE — Last October, Ms Naomi Wu picked up a toilet brush for the first time in her life.
Female genital mutilation is considered a violation of human rights by the UN, and is illegal in many countries. The procedure still happens in Singapore, where an estimated 60 per cent of Malay women have been cut.
Bioswales are landscaping features that collect polluted stormwater runoff.
A man was charged on Thursday (Dec 17) with the murder of a 19-year-old woman, 13 years after she was reported missing by her mother.
A trial for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's defamation lawsuit against The Online Citizen editor Terry Xu concluded yesterday.
Mr Xu confirmed during cross-examination by PM Lee's lawyer, Senior Counsel Davinder Singh that he asked a Malaysian writer to use creative writing in the article about prime minister Lee Hsien.
Terry Xu had lunch with Lee Hsien Yang and his wife, Lee Suet Fern on November 4, a few hours before Xu filed a letter with the High Court to discontinue third-party proceedings.
Lee Kuan Yew's daughter-in-law Lee Suet Fern spills the beans on her personal life in a recent Yahoo! interview - a rare moment for the self-confessed shy and reserved person. Among other things, Suet Fern also took the opportunity to throw shade at PM Lee by proclaiming her son's (Li Shengwu) birth as the "biggest event for them (LKY & wife) on a personal level - since LKY had always wanted a grandson - ...It felt to them like a first, although my brother-in-law did have a son with his first wife."
Decadence - a term used promiscuously but rarely precisely
Cherry-picking used to be a honest farming job back in the day.
Could do with more substance.
Lee Li Lian: Leader of opposition appointment 'one of the best outcome of GE 2020'.
The Progress Singapore Party's (PSP) manifesto articulates the party's vision, providing a clear blueprint for the road forward, said
Scandalising the Court, not racism, is probably what did Ms Raeesah Khan in
Could the ministerial committee in charge of tackling COVID-19 have lost their focus on public health and started thinking about the
Snippets of Whatsapp conversation between Reform Party's Kenneth Jeyaretnam and Progress Singapore Party's Assistant Secretary-General Leong Mun Wai released.
Asked by Dr Chee Soon Juan whether the Government was planning for a 10 million population, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said it's a false statement.
The Workers’ Party on 25 June introduced its first slate of four candidates it will be fielding in the General Election (GE) on 10 July,
Former Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang will not be standing for election.
Mr Lee Hsien Yang, the brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has joined the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) led by Dr Tan Cheng Bock.
PAP MP Tan Wu Meng has criticised Workers' Party chief Pritam Singh for supporting Singapore poet and playwright Alfian Sa'at,
The Workers' Party stands with Singapore, said its chief and leader of the opposition Pritam Singh on Sunday (June 21).
Most businesses and social activities will be allowed to resume from Friday (June 19), the second phase of Singapore's reopening after the circuit breaker period, the authorities announced on Monday (June 15).
Things however came to a head when some members expressed their disagreement with the way talks are conducted, a source familiar with the matter told Fathership today (Apr 16).
Lim who is also the leader of People's Voice Party (PVP) may be on the brink of bankrtupcy if claims against him are successful.
Compared to Dr Tan, Lee Hsien Yang has a sterling background in managing big organisations - a trait PSP badly needs.
No response from PSP yet.
"You have spoken about the values of openness, transparency, independence and compassion but you have no independence at all." - Anonymous
Li Shengwu's lawyers Abraham Vergis and Aisyah Ahmad of Providence Law have since apologised but announced they are no longer representing Li.
Daniel Teo Weilong, a 36-year-old admitted to party chief Tan Cheng Bock that he was behind the video which claimed that PSP “has been infiltrated by foreign proxies”.
Lee Hsien Yang admits Facebook posts were misleading and inaccurate; Lee Suet Fern contradicted herself during cross-examination