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Past history of “retired” high ranking officers being parachuted into civil service or GLC companies

[Original post 15 Jul 2011, updated 15 Aug 2015] Note the list is far from exhaustic and may even contain some errors but it does give an indication of how high and frequent the turnover of talents in the uniform

Posted in Dirty Politics

Seng Kang’s NIMBY incident is not what you see in the mass media [Updated]

[Updated 29 Jan 2015] “No commercial columbarium at temple site in Sengkang”  – After denying and trying to defend the bad decision in awarding a religious site to a private company for almost three weeks, the MND Minister Khaw Boon Wan

Posted in Dirty Politics

Singapore could have become ‘one country, two systems’ within Malaysia, not sovereign country

Source: The Straits Times Jan 28, 2015 Fifty years ago today, our future was uncertain. We didn’t know it then, but on January 26 1965, the Singapore Cabinet debated a paper that Mr Lee Kuan Yew had written on possible

Posted in Articles and Speeches

Why the old Singapore is better than the new one?

Askmelah has to agree with Mr Victor Mills on many of his views of the old Singapore were better. People were happier then (Pre-1990 and somewhat less between 1990-2015 and worst after LHL took over the reign), here are the

Posted in Social Ills in Singapore

PAP – Transparency, Trust and the Truth

Close to 4 years after the water-shed election, the ruling party tried to do good initially but as old saying goes: “old habits die hard”, it is slowly but surely slipping into complacency, intolerant of criticisms and we-know-best attitude. A

Posted in Dirty Politics

Another name calling incident by PAP leader

Yet another name calling incident by PAP leaders this time a relatively new minister who some touted could possibly (God Blessed Singapore) be the next PM of Singapore Chan Chun Seng. While the article of Chee Soon Juan’s article published

Posted in Dirty Politics

S’PORE KTV HOSTESS EARNS WHOPPING S$16,000 PER MONTH

Published by farhan Source:  AllSingaporeStuff.com  Tue, 20 Jan 2015 Unless you are a hostess, you would not really understand the risky nature of the job. So declares Miao Miao who works as a freelance nightclub hostess, flitting between three main

Posted in Sex in The City

Another new law on alcohol passed in Parliament

Other than the laughable law banning the sale of chewing gum, a new law has just been tabled to restrict the sale and consumption of alcohol in Singapore. The proposed ban is to restrict consumption of alcohol between 10.30pm and 7am,

Posted in Social Ills in Singapore

Medishield versus Medishield Life

More at: Parliament: MediShield Life in a nutshell

Posted in Miscellaeous

Cancer survivor has hole in throat for 4 years – why?

Former security guard U. Govindan had a walnut-sized hole in his throat followed his treatment for cancer in his voice box.. He could not speak, eat or drink. Food and liquid would seep out of the hole. TTSH left him to

Posted in Medical Boo-boos, Social Ills in Singapore

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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