Family tragedies that lead to death in Singapore

Related link: Suicidal Situations In Singapore, Tragic Account of MRT Suicides From 2004 Onwards, Suicide at Yishun MRT Station in Singapore Some of the famous recent tragedies: Mother of 7-year-old boy found dead arrested for murder - this boy is autistic. Sep 2014 Mother

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Famous Singapore Sexist remarks

  Assoc Prof Lim Tit Meng is not the first high-ranking official or public personality to be caught in controversy over their seemingly sexist views or comments. In 2011, during the election campaign in Hougang SMC, the candidate for the

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Ugly Singaporeans – Graciousness?

Credit: Evacomics

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Why the CPF Issues in 2014?

First the PM sues a commoner Roy Ngerng, accusing him of defamation despite the latter willing to apologise and compensate a token sum, then the social worker lost his job and then the PM’s lawyer (probably the most expensive in the

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Foreign sport talent imports don’t work!

‏Related links: The Flawed Foreign Sports Talent Scheme Flawed Foreign Sports Talent scheme Part2  We import foreign athletes? Hells yeah No pride in 76% of medals won by foreign-born athletes Lee Bee Wah quits because of foreign talent issues Despite

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MPs, where are your commitment?

Questions over lack of quorum Source: The Straits Times,  Jul 14, 2014 I WAS disappointed to read that there were too few members in a recent Parliament sitting to pass two Bills (“Eugene Tan keeps an eagle eye on quorum numbers”;

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Ban foreign workers in cooking local hawker food

The standard of local hawker food has gone downhill esp in last few years due to the cheap availability of foreign workers. Askmelah notices many food court stall owners conveniently “outsourced” their trades to cheap China workers. With the low pay and

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Turning Singapore into a police state …

“When you have public servants ready to spend $25,000 on French cooking lessons on paid vacations, can we expect them to be sensitive or numbed when it comes to spending public funds?” Just because we can afford, it does not

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Inderjit Singh’s Facebook post on Singapore’s policy missteps

Askmelah: 12 years after that earth-shattering speech by ex-speaker of parliament Mr. Tan Soo Khoon, people has been bemoaning that PAP MPs these days are just a bunch of YESmen and YESWomen and career seeking politicians, esp after the stepping

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Constructive politics? Here is the proof

In President Tony Tan’s 2014 address when he reopened the 12th Parliament earlier this month, Dr Tan called for constructive politics that would not weaken the country, while he welcomed vigorous debate on the challenges ahead. And see these “constructive

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My favourite quote today

"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