S'pore firm develops first Omicron-specific testing kit

The kit reduces the time needed to attain results by 1 day

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.

Time for a mental health emergency hotline?

We know that when there’s a fire, we call 995. When you need the police, you call 999. But when you've got a mental health problem, who do you call?

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.

Donors' fatigue hits Leong Sze Hian as 2nd fundraiser round loses steam

After 11 days (Apr 27), Leong revealed he had only raised $48,090 from 707 donors, a 60% drop from his 1st fundraiser based on the same period, signaling donors' fatigue.

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"

Closed-door discussions on tudung bearing fruit; nurses may wear tudung soon

"When the discussions are completed, the Government will announce its decision.”

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?

How did Singapore pull off its US$19 billion coronavirus Jobs Support Scheme?

During lockdown, the city was paying 75 per cent of the first S$4,600 earned by every Singaporean and permanent resident each month. The support, which dwarfed schemes in Malaysia and Hong Kong, was made possible by Singapore’s giant reserves, compact size and prescient leaders

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.

Budget debate: Masagos, Maliki caution against open discussion of sensitive issues like tudung

Open discussion may have an impact on religious harmony, they said

Laws to counter terrorism strengthened over the years

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.

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.

20-year-old detained under ISA after planning to attack Jews at a Waterloo Street synagogue

Amirull Ali, a self-radicalised Singaporean, also intended to travel to Gaza to join the HAMAS military wing’s fight against Israel.

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……