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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...

ELSON: Companies do what companies do – make profits. So you can’t really blame infant formula firms for aggressive marketing tactics, or jacking up prices (120 percent over the past 10 years) when they see the opportunity is ripe. On the other hand, one function of government is to set regulations and keep private firms in line for the betterment of society on the whole. The recent findings by...

CALISTA FAYE: I am unable to describe with words how disappointed I feel at this moment. Disappointed at the very government I have voted for, because I believed that they would protect me and do what is right. Instead of punishing a criminal (human trafficker) who allowed a stranger into my home without my consent, a criminal who circulated naked photos of my 19 month old baby boy to strangers I...

RONALD LEE: The MOE says it is merging junior colleges due to falling birth rates, and to ensure a “good spread” of JCs across Singapore. Does this map of junior colleges in Singapore look like a “good spread” to you? It’s the real spread, adapted from what the “merger-only” spread that Straits Times showed you. What we’re seeing is lesser JCs in areas...

The Redwire Team: Don’t say we anyhow whack hor, it’s the Straits Times who started this whole “whack the fake news as though we never make mistakes” witch hunt first. See here. This comes as Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said he’s going to come up with tougher laws to clamp down on those who disseminate fake news. Nope, we don’t condone fake news nor do we indulge in it...

ELSON: Before going further, I’ll ask you to take a look at this quote from Dr Tan Cheng Bock, which met with rousing applause from all at his press conference this morning on the 2017 presidential election: “If you ever want to define the presidency by money, then I’m so sad for this country. We must never define the presidency by money. We must define the presidency by people who believe in...

RONALD LEE: Dr Tan Cheng Bock should just call it quits. He won’t become Singapore’s next president any time soon. This is because he has been so effectively blocked, or double-blocked, from contesting. Dr Tan lost to current President Dr Tony Tan the last time round by 0.35 percent of the votes, in a 4-horse race. He was looking forward to contesting this term and was “prepared”, only to...