Beware travellers, even a lock on your luggage might not be enough to secure it from thieves. Jho Cabagyo had taken a flight to Manila from Singapore with a friend to visit her mother on her 60th birthday. She said that she and her friend had checked-in 4 suitcases with Philippine Airline. Upon reaching the Manila airport, Jho said 1 of her bags took an extra 10 minutes to reach the luggage belt while...

The si gina Henry Park Primary School kid who flipped the bird at a cameraman who was filming the National Day Parade is deeply apologetic for his actions. That camera footage was beamed live and seen by eager-eyed NDP viewers. The student has since been counselled. The incident took place during the finale of the 52nd NDP. The boy was one of 400 Henry Park Primary students involved in the parade.     ...

Singapore’s enfant terrible, Amos Yee, has allegedly been robbed in prison by a tattooed convict looking for food known as “Emmanuel Reyes”. Reyes is said to be 1.93 metres tall and weigh 113.4kg. This is the latest update on Amos Yee’s situation as he languishes in a US jail for the 236th day following a foiled asylum attempt. The moderator for Yee’s Facebook page posted this update, saying...

Happy National Day to all our dear friends! PM Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day Message this year asked us to live long and prosper (or something like that lah). So listen and don’t oppose for the sake of opposing, because the longer you live the more Tiger you get to lim. Cheers!   ...

Former Deputy Speaker of Parliament Seah Kian Peng has been tipped as one of the possible replacements for Halimah Yacob, who has resigned as Speaker of Parliament to run for president. Seah, who is currently MP for Marine Parade GRC, served as Deputy Speaker of Parliament for 5 years until he stepped down last January. Speakers of Parliament preside over sittings and enforce rules for the orderly...

MP for Chua Chu Kang GRC Zaqy Mohamad, has been appointed as adviser to Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC Grassroots Organisation. This comes after former MP Halimah Yacob resigned to run for president. A press release stated that he will work concurrently with MPs from Marsiling-Yew Tee to serve the residents there. At the same time, Mr Zaqy is also expected to fulfill his MP responsibilities to Chua Chu Kang...

SINGAPORE DEMOCRATS: Ms Halimah Yacob has announced that she will contest in the coming Presidential Elections and has resigned as MP for the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC. The GRC system was introduced in 1988, the official reason being “to ensure that Singapore’s parliament would always be multiracial in composition and representation.” As such, section 8A(1) of the Parliamentary Elections Act requires...

If you’re the kind to browse the Ministry of Education Wikipedia page often, you’d have noticed a something fishy going on at about 4.30am yesterday. Namely, a picture of a pair of boobs and a gif picture of a penis. The gif picture appeared under the description of MOE. It started like this. And then, rose up a lot quicker than Singapore’s birth rate. Then, in the part describing our 2 Education...

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...

Oh, it’s been a long time coming. We’ve waited for weeks while Mdm Halimah mulled, and she’s finally announced her much-expected decision to run in Presidential Election 2017. So why a “bittersweet” decision, as she described it? Mdm Halimah, in an interview with the press this evening, said that she wants to make the step up after 40 years of serving in the public service. But at the same...

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...

Did the Land Transport Authority fail to ensure the safety of Uber drivers? That question has surfaced following The Wall Street Journal’s latest expose on Uber’s leasing of defective Honda Vezel cars to Singapore drivers knowing those cars could catch fire. One of the cars did burst into flames in January this year. In Uber’s internal progress report, the company noted that the LTA failed to...

Police have arrested the man who robbed a Western Union branch in Ubi Avenue 1 on Tuesday (1 Aug). The robber was nabbed on Thursday night (3 Aug) along Pasir Ris Drive 6 at 10.35pm. Police found on him four 4D tickets, a red bicycle black shoes and dark blue trousers, and a green face masks. No cash was found. Investigations at this stage suggest the he spent almost all the money that he robbed,...

The MacPherson Zone B Residents’ Committee has apologised for charging New Citizens a cheaper fee for tickets to its open house. Singaporeans had to pay S$3 a ticket to attend, while New Citizens needed to pay only S$1. Many of Singapore’s “old citizens” had complained about the discriminatory pricing. The RC explained that it wanted to bring people together and promote “greater...