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HENRY: The NTU Confessions contributor is right lah, police and SCDF is really damn low-class in Singapore. Why? Because everything they do, go left or right, also tio complain and they don’t get the same respect as those from the army or navy  or air force even though they every pia just to keep you safe. You see lah: When police stop next to prata stall to attend to case, people cow beh officers...

ELSON: If you’ve run a business, you’ll know how tough it is. It’s not just the operations, but the risk and fear of loss after all that money pumped in that could possibly kill you instead of diabetes. Not to mention, the one-man-show efforts to get everything up and running. Now, there’s a Mr Salleh Marican who’s hoping that he will be granted leniency by the Election Dept so he can run...

RONALD LEE: Many have derided the Workers’ Party for their latest move to bring up the “counting” issue regarding PE2017 in parliament again. They say that the WP should have locked the barn door before the horse bolted and not after. Actually, WP chairman Sylvia Lim did try way back in February. Then, if Minister in the PMO Maj-Gen Chan Chun Sing had not been so accusatory and vague, the courts...

ELSON: The 2010 National Nutrition Survey found that 30 percent of Singaporeans’ daily intake of calories comes from rice – compared to 3.5 percent from sugary drinks. So why is the Health Ministry looking to impose a sugar tax on such drinks – a minimal contributor to our calorie intake? Studies have also shown that white rice consumption poses a greater risk when it comes to diabetes (the...

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...