Talent shortage in Singapore with 8 in 10 employers reporting difficulty in filling roles

Singapore's talent shortage is at its highest in 16 years with more than 8 in 10 (84%) employers reporting difficulty in filling roles.

Diner allegedly finds tapeworm in his fish at The Fabulous Baker Boy restaurant

The restaurant suspects it was fish intestine but the diner believes it could be tapeworm

Touch n Go eWallet now accepted in Singapore taxis

Use TnG when riding a cab operated by ComfortDelGro

The Independent Singapore and Wake Up, Singapore exploiting KKH saga for ad revenue

The Independent is behind Wake Up, Singapore's revenue operations

Russians in Singapore divided over Russia's invasion of Ukraine

In Russia, Putin's public approval is soaring.

Myanmar only country in ASEAN that supports Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Russian invasion of Ukraine 'justified', says Myanmar junta

Elon Musk comes to the rescue after Ukraine government pleads for his help

Game-changer for Ukraine as communications restored

Foreign citizens can now volunteer to fight alongside the Ukrainian Army

Only join if you don't intend to be a Singaporean anymore

Attacker who started brawl at Beach Road was upset over penile dysfunction claim

Man claims to be a gangster and threatened to 'kill' victim

Racist Aussie admits to throwing killer litter because he had anti-Muslim thoughts

Australian IT worker Andrew Gosling faces up to seven years in jail

WP's Sylvia Lim makes power move by backstabbing Pritam Singh

If you can't save your leader, save your backside.

Low Thia Khiang pulling strings behind the scenes to make a comeback

The former WP henchman stepped down as an MP in 2020

S'pore Karens think it's racist to label a food as unhealthy

Cultural deficit theory or just inferiority complex?

Pedo boy Dee Kosh is not exactly a pedo afterall

Former radio DJ and YouTuber Dee Kosh shared his side of the story in a 9-min clip

Move aside PAP, here comes the Workers' Party Internet Brigade

An inside look into how the Workers' Party Internet Brigade work

WP's Low Thia Khiang allegedly advised former disgraced member to stay silent

“I was advised to stay silent,” said Yaw Shin Leong

Instead of resigning, Raeesah Khan should have been sacked

Raeesah Khan's resignation makes Workers' Party look weak

Intel: Expect uptick in robberies in Johor once VTL opens to Singaporeans

Johor crime rates has fallen because of curfew, not for the lack of robbers

SBS Transit lawsuit: Bus drivers replace clown with joker

Both comedians are believed to be at odds with each other.

Man creates 'NBCB' burger brand after his pregnant wife craved for a 'CB'

NBCB stands for “nothing but cheeseburger”, the only thing he serves.

Nagaenthran K. is probably Spore's smartest criminal on death row and he knows it

His IQ likely exceeds the combined IQ of his lawyers.

Here's a detailed account of the events leading up to Nagaenthran's arrest

Nagaenthran claimed he agreed to deliver drugs under duress

Raeesah Khan shouldn't resign. Don't be too harsh on her.

If you are given an opportunity to repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it.

5 types of new allegations against NOC's Sylvia Chan to feast on today

Sylvia has not responded to the latest allegations.

BooksActually saga: The story of a playboy and his jilted bunnies?

"Kenny Leck is no Harvey Weinstein and the ladies aren't Tarana Burke"

Commentary: YaleNUS students, why so elitist?

The cost of educating one YNC student far exceeds that of many other courses in NUS – more than twice by some estimates.

S'pore almost came under attack by truck-bombs in December 2001

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 fundraiser loses momentum after exposé on its hiring of foreign writers

TOC's Terry Xu even went so far to hide the identity of the foreign writers under his charge.

Why is IMDA dragging its feet in dealing with TOC?

Terry Xu emboldened by easy cash from the public to pay for his trangressions have shown no sign of backing down.

Girl decries "Chinese privilege" in Spore and brings up Atlanta spa shootings to make her point

One netizen felt that girl is comparing minorities here to criminals "who shoot innocent people because of hate and prejudice."

Commentary: Why the fuss over Yale-NUS?

The New College has not started, yet many have postulated - without any basis - that it will be an inferior cousin to Yale-NUS.

Donating to TOC's Terry Xu means giving Lee Hsien Loong a big tax deduction

If you want to be anti-establishment, go all the way.

Yale-NUS students want donors to withdraw financial support from NUS

The letter was later removed with no reasons diclosed. Fathership has reproduced the letter in full.

Fines for not clearing trays show the world that S'poreans are uncivilised

"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.”

Raeesah Khan: Tudung for nurses not enough, other uniformed groups should follow too

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?

"Elite" students of Yale-NUS will now be forced to mingle with "commoners" at NUS

By attaching itself to a poorer performing brand, NUS risks getting its elite reputation muddled with mediocrity.

Skateboarding parasite seen celebrating SMRT staff suspension

SMRT staff was just trying to save said parasite from falling down the stairs.

Ong Ye Kung: "No room for far-right populist politics in Singapore"

Singapore will remain an open economy, approach ‘has not and will not change’: Ong Ye Kung

M'sia military video simulated retaking of territories previously captured by an "enemy"

M'sia's new leader Ismail Sabri was Minister of Defence when military video was recorded

Meet the dark-skinned newscasters of yesteryears

Former CNA staff also presented receipts to rubbish BBC's Sharanjit Leyl's claims against Mediacorp.

Women suggests that sexual assault victims should be trusted even if no evidence forthcoming

More often than not, women who file false testimonies may potentially get away scot free without any consequences.

Raeesah Khan outed her housemate by bringing up rape incident from 10 years ago

One netizen questioned if it was necessary to out her classmate but gets prejudged by Raeesah for harassment instead

What is "Female Genital Cutting" and why are a majority of Muslims in S'pore practising it?

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.

Raeesah Khan wants a more progressive Islam in S'pore - and she wants the Govt to step in

Raising Muslim issues in an open secular setting adds to the bad perception of Islam by non-Muslims.

Netizens slam Raeesah Khan for her lack of political maturity in Parliament

One netizen wanted to remind Raeesah Khan that the parliament is not a kopitiam for gossips.

Self-proclaimed political analyst behind obscene S'pore Telegram group

Andy Wong Ming Jun is also a prime mover driver recently featured on TodayOnline.

1 in 5 youths in Singapore has experienced a mental disorder in their lifetime

The same study found one in 43 of those aged 18 and up has had a psychotic disorder in their lifetime - schizophrenia most common.

TOC snubs demand of apology by son of elderly woman with dementia who was allegedly "bullied" by police officers

The deadline for the apology was on July 12 but TOC has refused to accede to the demand.

Data shows for every 1 foreign PMET added, about 3 more S'poreans PMET hired

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.

Like CECA expats, S'porean Chinese-dominated companies would hire their own kind too

CECA is to the Singaporean Chinese what "looking for Mandarin speakers only" in a job application is to the Singaporean minorities.

"Doctor" behind vaccination open letter also pens down disparaging remarks against Islam

His credentials as a doctor is also being questioned as his medical registration could not be found in public records.

Racism or not? Woman at the centre of PA saga should set the record straight

It would be prudent for Sarah Bagharib to cut through the smokescreen and reassert her position.

Ethnocentrism, not racism, is the root cause of division in Singapore's society today

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.

Allowing Chinese-made vaccines in S'pore without rigid testing a step back against COVID efforts

Singapore residents opting for alternative vaccines may be inoculated with a false sense of security - and probably a jab in the face.

塞舌尔疫情反弹引发对国药疫苗有效性质疑

这个人口刚刚超过10万的小岛国现在正与新冠病毒感染的激增作斗争,不得不重新采取限制行动的措施。

Meet the Malaysian writers running The Online Citizen

The Online Citizen is currently dominated by Malaysians who are apparently very enthusiastic about Singapore's domestic affairs.

Blogger-activist Sudhir calls out WP and PAP for past xenophobia but leaves out PSP

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 questions SPH's editorial independence but silent on wife lifting a leg up for Chinese propaganda

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.

SPH's Ng Yat Chung - Chief of Defensive Incompetence?

Who is he? What does he do? Ng Yat Chung knew exactly when to retire but he stayed on anyways.

Cotton On part-timer falsely accused supervisor of sexual assault, gets away scot-free

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.

OP-ED: Accused males in sexual-related cases should not be media-shamed until after guilty verdict

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?

OP-ED: Don't compromise public service for the needs and wants of religion

"The exercise of a person's religious or cultural needs should not extend or infringe upon the boundaries of public service."

OP-ED: Concerns about changing the government policy of religious symbols and attire

"If the government changes the policy of nurses wearing tudung now, will it make more concessions in the future?"

PSP's Tan Cheng Bock voted out as Sec-Gen after alleged party infighting

Chairman role is basically a glorified flower pot

NUS grad contributes to school's sterling reputation for sexual-related crimes

He stole a fellow female undergrad's sex toys and offered to be her "friend with benefits"

新加坡前进党走极端右翼路线犹如玩火

我要在此提醒大家,前进党走极端右翼政治路线是在玩火。我们真的不需要出此下策,把这样的政治思想引进新加坡。我们也要警惕自己,不要被前进党这样的仇外思想影响,更糟糕的是如果我们有一天,把这样的想法当成是最好的解决方案,还沾沾自喜地认为铲除外国人、拥抱民族主义就是爱国英雄。

工人党的左派政治

工人党在财政预算案辩论中的提案到底达到了什么目的?

Government’s secular stand on issue of wearing tudungs with public service uniforms has been ‘consistently clear’: Masagos

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.

Extreme Right-Wing Ideology Arrives in Singapore

A recent arrest suggests that the city-state should broaden and diversify its efforts to combat violent extremism.

马善高和孟理齐就佩戴头巾的问题与工人党议员莫哈默·费沙展开辩论:避免让新加坡出现宗教诉求占主导地位并让国家分裂的情况

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。

黄循财就林志蔚对班级规模及私人学费作用的评论发表演说

黄和林讨论了学校系统中师生比例等问题。

Etonhouse heir Ng Yi Sheng on why he protested for LGBT-rights at MOE

Ng Yi Sheng, the son of famed EtonHouse founder Ng Gim Choo, published his thoughts on why he protested for LGBT-rights at MOE.

Kranji Woodland was formerly a barren land back in 2008 based on satellite images

Based on satellite images, a would-be forest begin to form only in late-2012 to mid-2013.

2021年财政预算案亮点:从家庭代金券到进口网购低价商品所纳消费税一一盘点

提高汽油税,延长受打击最严重行业(航空等)的公司生命线。

评论:2021年财政预算案及新加坡的税收制度将如何改善

在新加坡财政状况面临挑战的情况下,可能需要对某些税收进行调整,但更大程度上的转为利用私有资金可能是最终的选择……

Here are the 7 types of serious crimes where TraceTogether data can be used for investigations

The legislation will be introduced in the next sitting of Parliament next month.

Australian govt has a history of sharing citizens' data covertly despite laws prohibiting it

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.

维文:新加坡之所以情况更好,是因为抗疫措施不像其他国家那样政治化

反对党领袖毕丹星鼓励新加坡人下载并使用TraceTogether。

Why female genital mutilation persists in Singapore

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.

根据《内部安全法令》(ISA),一名因策划对新加坡两座清真寺进行恐怖袭击的16岁少年被警方拘留

他计划用砍刀屠杀穆斯林教徒,并对大屠杀进行现场直播。欲了解更多信息,请访问straitstimes.com。

男子因猥亵熟睡的女友母亲被判入狱及鞭刑

新加坡:一名25岁男子于周四(1月21日)因猥亵熟睡的女友母亲被判9个月监禁,并被处以鞭刑。

Robot vacuum cleaners can be used by hackers to 'spy' on private conversations: NUS study

Your robot vacuum cleaner could be picking up private conversations along with the dust and dirt in your home says computer scientists from the National University of Singapore

Lee Hsien Yang bails on TOC's Terry Xu, leaving him to fend for himself

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.

林学芬律师因处理李光耀遗嘱失当被停职15个月

纪律法庭于今年二月裁定林学芬女士犯有严重不当的职业行为。照片来自摩根路易斯律师事务所的YOUTUBE。

评论文章:林学芬被高等法院裁定行为不端——最终,这都是钱的问题?

经过多年戏剧化和媒体的铺垫,“欧思礼故事”似乎真的是在讲李显扬和林学芬想从李光耀的遗嘱中得到多少钱。

许宝琨认为政府在意识形态上并不反对最低工资,但渐进工资模式效果更好

许宝琨认为,很难为所有行业的最低工资设定统一标准。

Pritam Singh呼吁政府考虑实施1300新元的全民最低工资标准

他说,政府所采取的行业办法需要“太长时间”来落实。

毕丹星:月薪低于1300新元对于任何一个新加坡人来说都是不能接受的

毕丹星力劝政府加快行动帮助新加坡的低收入工人。

最低工资制与渐进式薪金模式有什么区别?

网上争论不断,我们来看看渐进式薪金模式与最低工资制的主要区别吧。

林鼎因涉嫌挪用客户资金及跟踪前雇员被捕

林鼎本人抗议,这次逮捕是出于“政治动机”。

警方控告New Naratif违反了《议会选举法》

该网站发布了付费广告,构成非法进行选举活动的行为。

Appointment of opposition leader 'a very significant move': ESM Goh

Lee Li Lian: Leader of opposition appointment 'one of the best outcome of GE 2020'.

辣玉莎需要对其一系列轻蔑性言论表现出更加诚实的态度

我不认为她的道歉足够真诚。至少对于一位想进入议会的人来说,这还不够。

对工人党辣玉莎贴文的支持和反对声浪的细究

辣玉莎女士的所作所为,可能不是种族歧视的问题,而是诽谤法庭

2020 大选:致中立人士的一封信

解答关于新加坡选举的一些常见误解和传言。

佘雪玲坦言其在 2011 年大选缺席后回归工人党的原因

她说自己相信工人党的愿景,重回政治舞台是为自己的女儿。

GE2020: Former Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang will not be standing for election

Former Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang will not be standing for election.

新加坡2020年大选:人民行动党将拥有“普通背景”的律师、医生和公务员作为新候选人

人民行动党第一助理秘书长王瑞杰表示,他们都“有一颗为人民服务的心”。

鲜为人知的“拉茶党(Teh Tarik Party)”悄悄发布了一份33页的政治宣言

这份宣言由前SMRT Feedback的成员执笔完成,其中涉及医疗保健,人口减少,移民和经济等政策问题。

律师兼人民之声领袖林鼎正面临两项破产索赔,总额为145万元

律师兼反对党主席林鼎正面临两项申请破产的索赔,总额约145万新元。

PAP MP questions WP chief's support for Alfian Sa'at

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, says Pritam Singh in response to Shanmugam

The Workers' Party stands with Singapore, said its chief and leader of the opposition Pritam Singh on Sunday (June 21).

S'pore enters Phase 2 of pretending that the Coronavirus is over

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).

Lim Tean's uncertain future as pending claims against him amounts to S$1.3 million

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.

AGC: Li Shengwu instructed lawyers to leak copies of his defence affidavit to the media

Li Shengwu's lawyers Abraham Vergis and Aisyah Ahmad of Providence Law have since apologised but announced they are no longer representing Li.

MOH advisory against wearing masks if you are not sick is misplaced

Wouldn't it be more prudent to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to avoiding such infections?

A summary of all summaries on the Lee Suet Fern exposé - responses from all sides

Lee Hsien Yang admits Facebook posts were misleading and inaccurate; Lee Suet Fern contradicted herself during cross-examination