Fake insurance claims soar

“Be aware that your claims are properly investigated. For instance, insurers check through past claims history to see if there is a pattern. Insurers also maintain a list of customers who have chalked up frequent questionable claims. They then share

Posted in Social Ills in Singapore

SingTel v StarHub: It gets curiouser and curiouser

Singapore – Welcome to the Alice in Wonderland world of cable television. Where red is green, the ball is not round and rules are not what they seem. That’s how it feels right now with the twists and turns in

Posted in Articles and Speeches, Han Fook Kwang

The Art of Becoming Rich by Li Ka Shing

Came across this excellent article by Li Ka Shing in my newspaper collection, wish I know these basic principles much earlier in life. Full text here and here. Source: The Straits Times, 2 Aug 2014

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The disgusting habit we have in hawker centres

Other than another annoying “A unique Singapore anti-social behaviour: “choping” with tissue packs“, the not-return-your-own-tray after finished your tray is another bad traits of Singaporeans and residents alike. Read more “The disgusting habit we have in hawker centres“: “IF THERE’S

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Lee Kuan Yew would have been distressed by the hero-worship at one year anniversary following his death

Background story behind why the following post did not appear on Dr. Lee Wei Ling’s regular article on Straits Times but on her Facebook page instead. Lee Kuan Yew would have been distressed by the hero-worship at one year anniversary

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SMRT latest incident is a manifestation of what’s wrong with Singapore

“I tremble for my country when I think we may in fact get the kind of leaders we deserve.” – Gary Hart [Added 24th Mar 2016: Is it me or it is the Government-controlled cencored mass media is playing down

Posted in Dirty Politics, Social Ills in Singapore

The real reason behind resignation of MP David Ong

It is probably public knowledge by now that MP David Ong has resigned from his MP post and PAP membership with immediate effect for “personal reason”. The announcement has been very cryptic about what the real reason for his resignation

Posted in Dirty Politics, What's New

To improve education, go beyond classroom

Han Fook Kwang Source: Sunday Times Feb 14, 2016 Examine parts that fall outside the system which will impact community and society At the beginning of the video, the Primary 5 pupil shows what’s in her school bag. Apart from

Posted in Han Fook Kwang

Dramatic Car Crash Along SLE By Drunk Driver

What on earth is this 22 year old driver getting drunk in the early morning 9am? The way he drove, it was sheer luck that no one was seriously hurt, in fact, both the vehicles drivers can be seen coming

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The Broken Political System of Singapore

Askmelah note: PAP has meddled with the political system so much that it creates a whole new set of problem that are even more difficult to solve and detrimental to the long term political development of Singapore. The fact that

Posted in Dirty Politics, Han Fook Kwang

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My favourite quote today

"I am afraid the cruise ship is over capacity limit, and it used to be a luxury cruise ship. The designer’s claim that it is not sinkable, the name is Titanic. There are not enough life boats, no preparation or provision for failure. Thank you Mr Goh for reminding us." - Low Thia Khiang

"Till today, I am still puzzled by why the PAP cannot fight a fair election without gerrymandering, abusing the GRC system, basically, making sure they enter into a boxing ring with an opponent who is expected to fight them with hands tied behind the back. There is a reason why bullies are not popular in schools. Why not be the school prefect?" - Alvinology

"The question to ask is what lies at the root of the discontent or the disengagement between the G and the people. I am going to stick my neck out and say that it is ministerial salaries. I consider it the root of all evil. Serious. It reduces what should be a social compact into a business contract. " - Bertha Henson