Rumours abound: PSP’s Leong Mun Wai ousted as Secretary-General by his own party

Tan Cheng Bock doesn't seem to be a good judge of character?

The rise of the Opportunist Activists where self-victimisation is more important than Palestine

The 'Steadfast for Palestine' event was organised by 3 key players: Kokila Annamalai, Suraendher Kumarr and Elijah Tay Peng with aspiring internet person Siti Amirah (also known by her moniker as Camira Asrori) as the supporting token.

Leong Mun Wai issued POFMA order - blames couple for not giving 'full picture'

Not sure if couple was lying or if Leong Mun Wai hiding facts

Parliamentary debate on the use of reserves – The Opposition says: “Spend more!” But at what cost for Singapore?

The PSP says that there is no need to save so much, since our fertility rate is low.

I apologise for the judgement error: Chee Hong Tat

Chee Hong Tat's first act as Transport Minister is to apologise

Navigating Singapore's Transit Terrain: A Commuter's Insight on the SimplyGo U-Turn

Singapore's transit system evolves as the government skillfully balances the new SimplyGo system with the extended use of the EZ-Link card. This pragmatic approach showcases responsive governance, valuing commuter feedback and ensuring seamless travel experiences.

PAP's stance on corruption: No amount too small, no rank too high

The PAP's decision to pursue this case vigorously regardless of the amount or the status of the involved party is not entirely unsurprising given the optics.

OP-ED: The Iswaran Corruption Case: Much Ado About Nothing? Not Quite.

"We should hope that whichever party comes to power in the future, even if it is no longer the PAP, will continue to uphold such high standards. For there will be dire consequences for a small country like Singapore if we allow our high standards to drop. There is much at stake."

$500 Cap in Scam Losses: A Quick Fix or a Path to More Problems?

The WP's proposal addresses the aftermath – “who pays?” - not the prevention of scams. While offering some relief to victims, it could prove impractical and unsustainable as scams evolve.

OP-ED: Cost of Living debate - Nice soundbites from the WP and PSP, but let’s put things into perspective

Opposition proposals need to be more substantial, lest they be regarded as mere soundbites.

OP-ED: The Israel-Palestine Conflict, and Pritam Singh’s Dangerous Political Game

The Workers' Party's position on the Israel-Palestine conflict comes under scrutiny as Pritam Singh's biases and potential political motives emerge.

危险的政治游戏 - 毕丹星在以巴冲突上玩火?

随着普里塔姆-辛格的偏见和潜在政治动机浮出水面,工人党在以色列-巴勒斯坦冲突问题上的立场受到了审查。

Internal divisions within PSP not a good look for the party

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.

PSP members taken aback with Dr. Tan Cheng Bock's endorsement of Tan Kin Lian

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

Pritam Singh, Stones and Glasshouses: Provocateur or troll?

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?

#Ridoutgate or much ado about nothing? CPIB clears allegation of Ministers wrongdoing

The rentals of two colonial bungalows by Ministers Shanmugam and Balakrishnan sparked allegations of preferential treatment. Investigations, however, cleared the ministers of any misconduct.

Ridout Rd bungalows: One man's home is another man's green eyes

Public officers, while they hold positions of power and responsibility, are private citizens too.

Lee Hsien Yang carrying out another publicity stunt to teabag brother

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."

Escape from the Lion City: S'pore's Bony & Clyde on the run

Case bears similarity to former Workers' Party MP Raeesah Khan who rejected police interviews but was later found guilty of lying in parliament

Sudhir Vadaketh claims he was impartial but was alleged to be bankrolled by Lee Hsien Yang

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.

WP wants to raise revenue to counter GST hike; PAP explains why cannot

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.

S'poreans rejoice as Govt insists on raising GST despite low taxes and high-quality public services

Singaporeans pay much less in taxes compared to citizens elsewhere: Lawrence Wong

PAP and WP accusing each other of misinterpretation of WP's 2019 working paper on BTO supply

PAP wants WP to show some humility; WP wants PAP to don't talk anyhow

MP Leon Perera calls for a new kind of meritocracy in Singapore

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.

Defence budget: A national secret only worthy of independent audits, not public scrutiny - and for good reason

Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen stated that detailed information can compromise national security.

2 Men Cycle From Helsinki To S’pore, They Cross 21 Countries In 245 Days

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.

2 teens dealt with under ISA; 15-year-old student is youngest-ever detainee

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.

Anglican Church in S'pore 'deeply disappointed' with Church of England's decision to bless same-sex couples

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.

Private driving instructor gets jail for molesting student while teaching her

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.

'You trying to compare to locals?' Expat shares his $5,000 monthly expenditure, gets criticised for showing off

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 Spend Hours Clearing Trash In S’pore, Praised For Keeping Our City Clean

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.

#trending: Angry China netizens say S'pore waxing chain 'belittles' women by using orangutan in hair removal ads

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.

PSP's Leong Mun Wai implied that Singaporeans are "condemned" to living in HDB; wants to change that

At the crux of what PSP's Leong and Hazel are proposing, Singapore will eventually become a nation of renters, similar to Hong Kong.

‘Put Singapore’s interests first’: city state’s survival tactic amid uncertainty

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.

Singapore doctor charged for penetrating 14-year-old and sexual offences with minors

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.

Clean landlord's house, wash clothes once a month: Room in Toa Payoh flat snapped up in a day despite weird rules

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.

Woman "Feels Insulted" After Receiving RM30 Ang Pow & Old Notes From Boyfriend's Mum

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.

Man rejected by woman who wanted only to be friends sues her for $3m over ‘trauma’

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.

18-year-old Singaporean detained under ISA after intending to attack targets in Singapore

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.

OP-ED: PSP's Leong Mun Wai brand of destructive politics have no place in Singapore

For Singapore's politics to move forward, we should engage in constructive, fact-based political discourse.

PSP's Leong regrets that HDB's SERS is not a windfall for residents to profit from

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.

377A: Worker's Party inability to make tough decisions collectively puts into question their ability to govern

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?

AHTC wilfully entrusted town council management to party supporters despite conflicts of interest

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.

Making sense of why the GST hike is necessary for Singapore

Jamus Lim and the Workers Party thinks it's unnecessary to raise GST. Here's why that's problematic.

Singaporeans: If you commit serious crimes, you deserve to die

There is "a strong bedrock of support" from Singaporeans for the death penalty.

Singapore parliament to debate gay sex and definition of marriage

Things heating up in Parliament come November 28.

Li Shengwu has been passively (and not so secretly) building up his political profile

Li Shengwu getting more facetime in political commentary than Li Hongyi

Source: Lee Hsien Yang not interested in Presidency, but in Prime Minister-ship

Fathership tracked down Asia Sentinel's source: the anonymous "hedge fund manager" for comments.

On press freedom: It took Lee Kuan Yew's death for his grandnephew Li Shengwu to grow a pair and find his voice

Where were Shengwu's kahoonas when Lee Kuan Yew was censoring press freedom?

Even the former GIC chief economist can't get his calculations right on HDB's financials

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.

PSP's Leong Mun Wai asking questions in Parliament but not actually understanding the answers

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".

Man accused of rape says he 'accidentally slipped into' victim

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 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.

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?

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

SBS Transit lawsuit: Bus drivers replace clown with joker

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

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.

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.”

"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.

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