Any wishful thinking that the US-China trade war would soon be over was dispelled by Trump’s announcement last week of a 10% tariff, effective September 1st, on the $300 billion […]
As the next election draws inexorably closer, the PAP are up to their usual tactics: bamboozling Singaporeans. After calls for “harmony” Lee Hsien Loong’s loyal seat-warmer Heng Swee Keat has […]
Yesterday Trump tweeted: While the main aim of his broadside is China the list of other countries which are classified as developing includes Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and some […]
Thanks to Jolovan Wham for sharing on Twitter an article from State Media mouthpiece, The State Times: Jolovan underlined the phrase in yellow: “It is hard to fault China for […]
After being told to shut up by Lee Hsien Loong and reminded that he is just an old age pensioner with no power (for criticising LHL’s slowness to fix a […]
While There Is A Furore Over Xi’s Scrapping of Term Limits, LHL’s Decision to Cling to Power Passes Almost Unnoticed
Over the weekend Chinese state media announced (see the WSJ article here) that China’s Party Congress would consider a proposal to scrap the two-term Presidential limit that was introduced after […]
I just saw a headline in the WSJ, “China Says Prepared to Lead Global Economy if Necessary“, quoting a diplomat in the Chinese foreign ministry’s office of international affairs. President […]
Newspaper headlines have been dominated by Trump’s decision to take a congratulatory phone call from the President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen. This has upended decades of US foreign policy consensus, which […]
The death of Lee Kuan Yew has shown that much of the rest of the world believes that he brought about an economic miracle in Singapore. Furthermore the world believes that […]
How Today Newspaper defines 'Irony' by mixing up "State Managed" and "Stage managed ". How the National CONversation is partisan PAP propaganda. How we need a Singaporean Conversation for Singaporeans, by Singaporeans- all of us!
Do you love a conspiracy theory? Or do you like to say there’s no such thing as a coincidence? Monday, as you know, saw the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square […]
Our new buzzword should be transparency. While we have a Code of Conduct for Ministers that requires them to disclose their income, assets and liabilities to the PM upon taking up office - this does not go far enough. I propose that we need to move to full annual public disclosure including the property and incomes of spouses and dependents. The same rules should be extended to senior civil servants, judges and senior management and directors of GLCs. This would only bring us in line with what public servants are required to do in democratic countries.
The release of the unemployment statistics two days ago brought home the folly of current policy. http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_761247.html While the government prided itself on creating 121 thousand jobs last year two-thirds […]
Dear Santa, I don’t like the cadre and secret cabal I got last year. Next year I’d like some openness, competition and democracy instead.
A cadre system is one in which the leadership of the Party selects certain members to be cadres. The cadres are then the only members who have voting rights. A discussion of the merits and demerits of cadre systems in political parties. The cadre system may explain why the PAP is incapable of learning new lessons .The Reform Party being the only political party in Singapore with a democratic constitution. It is genuinely worrying that so much of the Opposition shares the same mindset and set up as the PAP. This begs the question as to whether their leadership are genuinely interested in change or representation or whether it is merely power that they seek .
You’ll be dead before you can spend it! Singaporeans enter the 20th year of unnecessary, self -imposed austerity.
Watching the Euro-zone unravel has so far almost been like a moral fable for Singaporeans. Be honest! Who out there isn’t feeling a sense of Schadenfreude? The original Greek or […]