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.
Consumer Council in Hong Kong found high levels of potentially carcinogenic PAHs in Bee Cheng Hiang's bak kwa, a popular jerky snack in Singapore. Singapore Food Agency assures moderate consumption is safe, but the snack's high fat and sugar content makes it an unhealthy choice.
Read about a modern and creative marriage proposal that took place in Singapore using drones. The proposal was caught on video and uploaded on TikTok, showing hearts, a diamond ring, and the couple's names before asking the important question.
Sentosa Cable Car operator makes police report against youths seen vaping and smoking in a TikTok video. Vaping is illegal in Singapore, and smoking is prohibited in cable car cabins.
Nathanael Koh, a 12-year-old boy from Singapore, is enrolled in an honours programme at Australia's top university. Despite global developmental delay, he scored high marks and completed a Bachelor of Music programme in just two years. He enjoys swimming, cycling, and composing music for ensembles.
Singapore-registered Ferrari crashes into Toyota on Malaysia's North-South Expressway; four Malaysians injured, police investigating.
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.
Singapore platform workers partnering with companies like Grab or Deliveroo will receive help in boosting their savings for housing and retirement, while their take-home earnings are protected.
Singaporeans pay much less in taxes compared to citizens elsewhere: Lawrence Wong
Caregivers will be given more support too
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.
HDB launched 4,428 Build-To-Order flats for sale in Singapore, including two prime location public housing (PLH) projects in Dover Forest and Farrer Park, with stricter buying and selling conditions. Applications close on March 6, 2023.
A road accident involving a yellow car and a ComfortDelGro taxi occurred in Ang Mo Kio, Singapore, leaving the taxi driver and elderly passenger injured. Witnesses reported that a couple allegedly fled the scene, and the police are investigating the incident.
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.
Singaporean driver of a Maserati who dragged a police officer for over 100m in 2017 will have his car forfeited to the state, along with additional jail time for repeated traffic offenses.
Cher Yam Tian, the creator of the world-renowned dish chilli crab, has died in Singapore at the age of 90. The dish is a cultural icon and one of Singapore's most famous exports.
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.
A survey found that more graduates remained jobless six months after leaving school, though median salaries went up in 2022, particularly for technology-related jobs. The employment rate of fresh graduates also dropped for the first time since 2017.
Incarceration can be an opportunity for self-improvement. Despite numerous obstacles, an inmate in Prison School persevered and received his A-level results. With higher education, ex-offenders have a better chance of reintegrating into society.
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.
Singapore Police Force busts fake friend call scam syndicate targeting Singaporean victims in a joint transnational operation with the Malaysian Police, leading to the arrest of 12 Malaysians and 14 individuals in Singapore. Losses amounted to at least S$1.7 million.
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer charged with three counts of molestation after allegedly targeting a woman at various locations including an SCDF premise. Recent cases of Home Team officers accused of molestation have also come to light.
Singapore announces support measures to help households, workers and businesses deal with inflation, including tax increases and higher grants for homebuyers.
Singapore's Central Provident Fund (CPF) monthly salary ceiling will be gradually raised to $8,000 by 2026 to keep up with rising salaries and help middle-income Singaporeans save more for their retirement. The move is expected to increase retirement adequacy for middle-income workers over time.
Singaporean government increases financial support for families with children, including an extended Baby Bonus cash gift and higher grants and reliefs, costing an additional $240 million per birth cohort of children.
Singapore to appoint Jobs-Skills Integrators to identify high-quality training courses relevant to industries. The government also supports senior and lower-wage workers, persons with disabilities, and former offenders.
Singapore to extend tax deduction rate for donations until 2026 to promote a culture of giving. Donations through Giving.sg have remained high despite the pandemic. Government also enhances volunteer scheme and provides support for charities and social service agencies.
Singapore announces additional measures to help citizens cope with inflation and the impact of a higher goods and services tax rate. The GST Voucher scheme will increase, and the Assurance Package will be topped up by $3 billion, bringing the total amount to be disbursed to $9.6 billion.
Singapore increases housing grant for first-time buyers of resale flats. Families purchasing four-room or smaller units will receive $30,000, while those buying five-room or larger units will receive $10,000. First-time buyers can also access the Enhanced CPF Housing Grant.
Singapore's Budget 2023 introduces a range of measures, including payouts, top-ups, and rebates, to help citizens manage higher inflation and an increase in the Goods and Services Tax. The measures aim to provide relief to households, children, youth, and seniors across Singapore.
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.
Couple finds live worm in Don Don Donki's kaisen don. Singapore Food Agency advises to provide feedback for poor hygiene practices in food establishments.
A woman in Singapore lost $2,888 in a mistaken bank transfer to a flower shop. Despite attempts to retrieve the money, she remains uncertain. Legal options include a civil lawsuit or police report. Double check recipient details before making bank transfers to avoid similar mistakes.
Get the latest updates on Singapore's 2023 Budget with a focus on post-Covid-19 recovery. Read about the budget's theme, "Moving forward in a new era," and its impact on Singaporeans and the nation. Stay informed with live coverage and analysis from The Straits Times.
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.
Tin Pei Ling, MP for MacPherson, joins Grab Singapore as Director of Corporate Development. After public backlash over initial appointment, she will focus on supporting strategy development and synergies across Grab's investments. Her duties will not involve government relations, according to the People's Action Party.
Singapore Civil Defence Force and Local Emergency Management Agency successfully rescued a man in Kahramanmaras, Turkey after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. A second team of 48 SCDF personnel arrived with additional equipment to support ongoing rescue efforts.
Tin Pei Ling changes role at Grab Singapore due to public outcry over initial appointment as director of public affairs and policy. New role involves corporate development, not public affairs. Aims to avoid conflicts of interest and effectively serve as both MP and employee.
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.
Ikea is investigating bug infestation in its Parup sofa range after a TikTok video. The company has launched an internal investigation, offering refunds for affected pieces. Monthly checks and pest control processes are in place. The Knipsa basket was also taken off the shelf due to bug infestation.
Singapore opposition leader proposes amendment to public housing motion, calls for government to improve affordability & accessibility. Minister acknowledges ongoing efforts to improve housing policies.
Investigations ongoing into WP Chief Pritam Singh & VP Faisal Manap's conduct in lying scandal involving ex-WP MP Raeesah Khan. Parliament's Committee finds possible perjury & contempt of Parliament. Referred for prosecution with view to criminal proceedings. Police reviewing evidence.
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.
Resident of HDB flat in Bedok North Road facing severe water leakage from unit above causing damage to furniture & power outages. Owner seeks damages from Small Claims Tribunal. Building Construction Authority to send inspector & subsidize 50% of repairs.
Phoon Huat, founded in 1947 by Wong Tai Fuang, is one of Singapore's best-known baking ingredients supply companies. Jean Wong, granddaughter of the founder, now serves as Commercial Department Head and Director of Business Development. The company boasts a production facility, 21 retail stores, and exports to over 10 countries. Despite challenges, Phoon Huat continues to strive for success, combining family heritage and market research to meet customer needs.
Get the latest weather update in Singapore! According to the Meteorological Service Singapore, the cool Northeast Monsoon conditions with lower winds will continue in Feb with more sunshine. However, short thundery showers and higher than average rainfall is still expected. Temperatures will range from 24-34°C. Stay updated and plan your outdoor activities accordingly.
Discover the hidden gems of Singapore through the virtual exhibition "UNSEEN/SINGAPORE". Explore cultural sites, heritage buildings, and art beyond the typical tourist attractions through the works of six Southeast Asian photographers. Be inspired to experience the unexpected in Singapore.
A Singaporean man was sentenced to 16 weeks in jail for defaulting on his National Service obligations for nearly eight years. He returned to Singapore in November 2020 and was arrested at the checkpoint after ignoring letters and emails from the Central Manpower Base. Despite COVID-19 restrictions being cited as a factor, the man could have faced up to three years in jail and a fine for his offense.
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 hawker in Woodlands, Singapore returns an overpayment of S$445.50 made by a customer. The owner of Xiao Mei Ban Mian appeals to the customer through Facebook and receives help from social media users in returning the money. Praised for their honesty, customers are encouraged to visit the stall.
Malaysia and Singapore are both parties to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) which provides for peaceful settlement of disputes and the protection and preservation of the marine environment. Malaysia urges Singapore to examine the reclamation of land at Pulau Batu Puteh to ensure it doesn't affect the marine environment. PM Lee Hsien Loong has agreed to listen to Malaysia's argument soon.
A Singaporean woman was sentenced to 10 months' jail for mistreating her domestic workers in her Sentosa Cove residence, and ordered to pay compensation to each of the victims. The convicted woman denied hurting the two workers during a trial that began in December 2020.
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.
Singapore's Parliament to debate public housing affordability and accessibility. Two motions filed, one by National Development Minister Desmond Lee affirming the importance of accessible and affordable housing, the other by Progress Singapore Party MPs calling for a review of government housing policies. Government's commitment to housing affordability and protecting Singaporeans' interests to be discussed.
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.
National Development Minister of Singapore, Desmond Lee, files a motion to keep public housing affordable and accessible. Prices of public housing and resale flats have risen in recent years, leading to concerns over the property market. The government looks to address these concerns in a substantive debate on public housing and home ownership aspirations.
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.