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IDRIS: Okay, we’re going to be direct now say that no way in hell Halimah matches up to Neymar, not with that hairdo at least. But for all other things, there’s actually quite a bit of similarity between the potentially most expensive president in the world and the most expensive footballer in the world. Potentially ah, while everything looks set, nothing has been confirmed yet. Nah, take a look...

IDRIS: Zagy Mohamad has been appointed as a “grassroots adviser” in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, in place of MP Halimah Yacob, who resigned to pursue her dream of being elected as President of Singapore. Mr Zaqy, a scholar, is also a business development director with accounting firm Ernst and Young, MP for Chua Chu Kang GRC, and chairman of Chua Chu Kang Town Council and Hong Kah North Town Council. For...

ELSON: Halimah Yacob has resigned as Speaker of Parliament and MP for Marsiling-Yew Tee so she can run for president next month. With that, 3 MPs remain in the GRC Ex-Mdm Speaker has left behind: Lawrence Wong, Alex Yam and Ong Teng Koon. They’re all Chinese, in case their names aren’t obvious enough for you to figure that out. What Marsiling-Tew Tee residents will get as replacement for Mdm Halimah...

RONALDH LEE: Fall guy – an easy victim. OB Markers – rules, official or not, that govern behaviour in Singapore. With this in mind, what’s the beef against Li Shengwu – the young man whose daddy and aunt recently got into a bitter feud with his uncle, the Prime Minister? That beef is the Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill that was passed in Parliament in August last...

SINGAPORE DEMOCRATS: The latest scheme adopted by the NTUC to provide professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) who are retrenched with financial assistance is a modified version of the SDP’s proposal launched 2010. The PAP’s idea, called Returner Work Trial, will assist employers to offer job training for the individuals who have been unemployed for at least two years....

SINGAPORE DEMOCRATS: The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has refused to look into Dr Lee Wei Ling’s and Lee Hsien Yang’s allegations that PM Lee Hsien Loong had abused his powers and made false statements in Parliament. In its reply to the SDP on 21 July 2017, the AGC said that it “does not undertake investigations into the matters alleged in the letter. The persons who are the...

DR TAN CHENG BOCK: My fellow Singaporeans the High Court has decided against my application. My lawyers are studying the 65-page judgment in which Justice Quentin Loh acknowledged that I have “put forward serious arguments on the start of the count”. I am, of course, disappointed with the result and will announce whether I will appeal, after this weekend. Meanwhile, I am more disappointed with...

INDERJIT SINGH: The Way forward for 38 Oxley – To win some we have to lose some – Everyone must give Up Something for all to Win On the 18th of June, ESM Goh Chok Tong called upon Singaporeans to urge the Lees to settle their dispute amicably (Today “ESM Goh calls on Singaporeans to urge Lee family to settle Oxley home spat behind closed doors” PUBLISHED: 11:50 PM, JUNE 17, 2017). It is...

RONALD LEE: State media would have you believe that the air has been cleared after 2 days of parliament involving PM Lee Hsien Loong and co. I don’t know if this is an attempt to sweep everything under the rug so as to keep up the façade of normalcy in Singapore, but it looks like many PAP MPs are keen on laying the matter to rest hastily. What we have heard over 2 days is PM Lee defending himself,...

LEONG SZE HIAN: I refer to the article “PSD polling public officers on Oxley Road spat as allegations involve integrity of public sector” (Straits Times, Jun 28). It states that “The Public Service Division (PSD) is polling public officers about the ongoing spat between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his siblings, as the accusations involve the integrity of the public sector. The PSD said...

RONALD LEE:  Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has ordered that the Party Whip be lifted when parliament convenes on 3 July. That’s when he will be making a Ministerial statement regarding the ongoing Lee Family Feud, and answering questions fielded by parliamentarians. PM Lee’s siblings, Dr Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang, have accused PM Lee of going against LKY’s wishes to demolish the Oxley...

BYEBYESG: After 4+ years, I’ve decided to say goodbye to Singapore. I thought the other “exit interview” posted here a while back was interesting, so thought I’d do my own. There is probably some overlap. A bit about me: ang moh, worked in management, local salary (no expat package), have lived/travelled in various countries around Eurpoe, Africa, and Asia for the past 6...

Singapore Democrats: The recent announcement that the GIC stood to lose in excess of $5.6 billion comes as no surprise. The Swiss bank had been plagued with problems and the SDP had warned on at least five separate occasions against the GIC investing in it. 1. As early as 2009, the SDP warned: “Either Dr Tony Tan (who was the GIC’s executive director then) knew about the developments and problems...

RONALD LEE: Some people like former S$16,000-a-month MP David “Amorous Botak” Ong would just go for one of their grassroots volunteers. But if you’ve got the cash to splash and a fetish to satisfy, why not go for more? Many were stunned by the arrest of the Russian and Uzbek prostitutes and their pimp in raids last week across Cairnhill, Raffles Boulevard and Tanjong Katong – with a Bella...