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It’s very convenient to use the law to enforce discipline and orderly behaviour. But we all know many laws exist and yet crimes continue to be committed. Discipline and orderly behaviour come from within a person; shaped by values which he or she picked up along the way, from parents, schools and society. Laws alone cannot change behaviour. We need an authoritative style of governance (“let’s-do-it-together-with-mutual-respect”)...

Blogger Ariffin Sha has rubbished claims that he ratted on Roy Ngerng in the Heckegate incident last year, where Return Our CPF protestors clashed with YMCA volunteers and their mentally-handicapped charges. Roy, who’s being charged together with 5 others for violating the Parks and Trees Act, had implied that Ariffin had betrayed the group. He also said that Ariffin had turned key prosecution...

A Singapore model has lashed out at a photographer whom she accuses of snapping upskirt and cleavage shots of her fellow models at the Singapore Motorshow over the weekend. Miki Ace claims that the photographer took photos of ” all the talent’s upskirt and boobs” and says this isn’t the first time he has done this. Miki also hopes that security is tightened to prevent perverts...

Who is the traitor, and who else should I be wary of? Amongst mounting pressure over court cases and summons, those questions are probably the next thing preoccupying the thoughts of social activist and blogger Roy Ngerng. Roy has said in his latest blog post that he believes one of his gang of protestors betrayed him during the infamous Hecklegate incident, where Return Our CPF Protestors clashed...

The Reform Party’s candidate for Ang Mo Kio GRC in the 2011 General Election has lodged a police report as he believes he is being followed by either officers from the Internal Security Department, or the Singapore Police Force. Osman Sulaiman claims he is being followed by a black Toyota Mark X. He says the last time this happened was on 17 Jan 2014, when the Toyota Mark X, another car, and...

I am a tenant who leased a plot of farmland from SLA. On 10th December 2014 I received a letter from SLA to notify that my lease rental will be increased by 50% effective from the date of their letter. This letter was dated two days earlier on 8th December 2014. I am also warned that my December rent now have a shortfall because they have deducted my December rent based on the old rate. I am to be...

In many authoritarian regimes such as China and ours, the rulers tend to establish internet brigades that uses underhand methods to achieve political agendas. Below is a list of what they usually do. 1. Help to promote “positive energy” In official politician pages and make “negative energy” in anti-regime pages through comments and likes. This is as seen in many ghost accounts...

By now we should have read Social and Community Development Minister Chan Chun Sing’s letters to US publication the Huffington Post and our local state media outlet, the Straits Times. We’ve also seen how that move to score political points didn’t quite achieve its intended results. Here’s 4 reasons why Major-General Chan might have even strengthened support for the opposition...

4 years ago today, I was held up at gun point in an attempted robbery and was shot twice in the process. This was written as a means for me to share my experience as well as to help me close a chapter of my life which has become such a dominating scar both emotionally and physically and ironically has become a tag associated with me. People who have heard me share my experience in person might forget...

Xenophobia and hatred happen because local establishments openly discrimate locals while embracing foreigners. My experience at Singapore Seafood Republic located at Sentosa is one good example. We made reservations for 4 and asked if we could sit outside. The staff told us upfront that the outside dining seats are only meant for 2 persons. But the next moment, they make arrangements and immediately...

Guys, how would you like to go to a gym where naked women tease you while you work up a sweat? Apparently, a fitness club in Bangkok’s Wang Thonglang district has landed itself in hot soup (not the rat in hotpot kind) for doing just that. Visitors have to pay 2000 (S$81) Baht to enter the fitness club and an additional 5,000 Baht (S$202) to 10,000 (S$405) Baht for a special massage. The owners of...

Used and abused isn’t always a bad thing, at least when it comes to shopping. It doesn’t take a genius to know that buying something second hand should get you a discount off retail price. But still, there are some sacrifices you have to make when you buy something on the second market, such as having to get through an awkward conversation with an overeager seller looking for love and your purchase...

CHEE SOON JUAN: Mr Chan Chun Sing is certainly an accomplished man in Singapore. He has risen quickly through the ranks of the army and appointed a minister. I commend him on his remarkable achievement, there is much to be admired. I have, unfortunately or otherwise, chosen a different path. It is, admittedly, not a conventional path and, certainly, not one that leads to power, privilege and a high...

If you think that the PAP made it tough for the opposition, may I remind readers of very recent history. The following are facts from public domain, newspapers and published decisions of the Court. On the 10th of December 1993, one Chiam See Tong took the Singapore Democratic Party to court for wrongful expulsion and to sue for consequential reliefs. On 17th of May 1993, Chiam had attended a regular...