AHPETC Bashing – Should practice of MPs managing the Town Council continue?

“Too often, the debates on AHPETC took on the flavour of verbal wars, where scoring political points seemed to be the order of the day.” – Singapore Management University (SMU) law don Eugene Tan “This is wicked politics at its

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Divine intervention in Bangkok Bomb Blast?

According to Thaivisa.com, the force of the detonation resulted in fatalities at the scene and caused damage on structures as far away as 50 meters. Buildings on the periphery of the blast such as the Police General Hospital, Gaysorn Plaza

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Sugar daddy dating sites

Source:  The Sunday Times 16 Aug 2015 “Sugar dating” sites, which pair young women with rich older men willing to pay lavishly for companionship, have, in recent years, begun targeting people in Singapore. And hundreds have been signing up, leading

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Why Singapore’s “paper” general and “scholarship” system are not working

I can’t help but instinctively linked the dilemma and problems faced by Singapore today when I read the latest Insead‘s article and I quote: “Not all leaders are equipped to deal with uncertainty. While many organisations have a Chief Risk

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Viral video of elderly woman abused outside her HDB flat

Source: The Straits Times 21 Jul 2015 https://video-sin1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xfp1/v/t42.1790-2/11715764_996059103760544_1768165250_n.mp4?efg=eyJybHIiOjMwMCwicmxhIjo1MTJ9&rl=300&vabr=123&oh=f804da4d62096b1d94ca0b81c1905c51&oe=55ADAB5C Based on the Facebook post, the address where the incident happens is at 48 lower delta road #03-05. The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) is “looking into” an alleged case of domestic

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Accountability, hypocrisy, big bully, self righteous, denial all roll into one PAP

meritoray the singapore way

Askmelah could not have said it any better than Andrew Loh in pointing out that the ruling PAP instead of thinking of fixing the opposition, why not do some really really good work in fixing the real issues on hand

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Police arrest Amos Yee over anti-Lee Kuan Yew video

[Updated 6Jul2015] Amos seems to be completely traumatised after being sent to the mental hospital to stay with the mentally sick people. As someone said: People who killed others with their vehicles had less prison time (than Amos’ sentence). Sick People,

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New shuttle train service to JB

A new shuttle train service between Singapore and Johor Bahru kicked off on 2 Jul 2015. The service, called Shuttle Tebrau, is operated by Malaysia’s Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) and ferries commuters between the Woodlands Checkpoint and JB Sentral in

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NAC and the Sonny Liew Incident – The old trick does not work anymore

Background The National Arts Council (NAC) withdrew the $8,000 funding for the graphic novel The Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye one day before its May 30 launch, claiming that it “undermines the authority or legitimacy” of the Government, and breached

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Lawrence Wong said that only 15 per cent of the overall student population in each campus reserved for foreigners. Really?

Askmelah Note: I am highly skeptical about the following statement from Lawrence Wong. With the exception of SMU, walk around the campus of NTU and NUS, you will see that it is filled with many foreigners with vast majority coming

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"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