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A Singaporean Economic Refugee


Tale A Singaporean Economic Refugee

Yesterday, I managed to contact an old friend. He still keeps his old mobile phone number.

A couple of years back, he was a salesman, a real estate agent. Not the top, nonetheless a decent salesman. He did get a couple of awards here and there, some trophies like best sales, etc.

At that point of time, the property prices in Singapore was booming. Especially with the Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats. Read More…

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Is this the reason why Harry cried


The real reason

When Dr Goh Keng Swee passed away on 14 May 2010, MM Lee delivered the eulogy. There was an interesting statement that he made:

We shared a common view that we could run Singapore and Malaya better than the British colonial officials. We became close friends. Together with Kenny ByrneToh Chin Chye and S Rajaratnam, we planned to build up a mass movement, to form a political party, win elections and take over from the colonialists. Read More…

Harry Hard Truth


Less Strict

About two months ago, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew made this remark:

I think we were progressing very nicely until the surge of Islam came, and if you asked me for my observations, the other communities have easier integration – friends, intermarriages and so on, Indians with Chinese, Chinese with Indians – than Muslims. Read More…

What if Singapore is Nuke


If a Nuke detonates over Singapore

Nuclear detonations create mass fires or firestorms, which are set simultaneously over very large areas. Unlike ordinary fires, which burn in a line and only have a fraction of a square mile burning at any given time, everything burns at the same time within the area of a firestorm.

What happens when a 550 kiloton strategic nuclear weapon exploded over a large city and under average weather conditions? Read More…

Do you trust the news on TV


This is the media

How to put out a line of bull and let it fly for 24 hours

Even here in Singapore, all media (TV, Radio and Newsprint including the majority of magazines) are under Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and follows guidelines set by Media Development Authority (MDA), a government entity. There are no actors/actresses in Singapore. All are just paid employees or contractors of SPH. Read More…

What Price Freedom


Freedom has a price

Dr Chee Soon Juan thanking and urging Singaporeans to stand up for their rights. And relating about the online drive to raise $20,000 to pay the fine imposed on him for exercising his right to free speech.

Would this video ever making it in Channel News Asia or for that matter on Singapore MediaCorp news?

Singaporeans rallied behind Dr Chee


Support by netizens

Good news. Dr Chee Soon Juan won’t be going to prison after all.

It’s not because the Singapore government decided to let him go. It’s simply because Singaporeans rallied online and donated the $20,000 fine.

And as usual SPH reports selectively. They played down the fact that ordinary Singaporeans donated the money and didn’t even report about the statement from Human Rights Watch. It shouldn’t come to this.

From Human Rights:

The Singaporean government is once again abusing the justice system and trampling on basic rights to remove an opposition politician from the political playing field,” said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director of Human Rights Watch.

The government should end this persecution of Dr. Chee and show that free speech is not a dead letter in Singapore.

Would the government stop there. Maybe for now. Wait until after elections.