PM Lee Makes Roy Ngerng $83,000 Richer + More Drama Enough For 10 Seasons...

Ngerng manages to crowdfund more than legal costs to be paid Roy Ngerng, Singaporean blogger at The Heart Truths was sued by Prime Minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong for defamation in May 2014. Ngerng had accused Lee of misappropriating CPF funds in a blog post titled Where Your CPF Money Is Going:...

NSP Challenges HDB & URA Over Fernvale Columbarium

NSP calls for greater openness In the most recent development surrounding the Fernvale columbarium issue, the National Solidarity Party (NSP) released a statement on Sunday (11 January) regarding its stand. NSP's strong stance adds on to the hostility already present between the Housing Development Board (HDB) and residents of Fernvale Lea. Source Ambiguous wording Secretary-General of NSP Jeannette...

Singaporean Parents Take Tuition Just To Teach Their Kids

Parents attending math tuition? How hard is primary school math these days? Very hard, apparently, and parents learnt it the hard way. "Alamak, so difficult." On 6 December, thirty students attended lessons for eight hours. School was a multi-purpose room at Muhajirin Mosque, and the teacher was not from the Ministry of Education...

MOE Locks Horns With Tommy Koh Over ‘Poor Students’ Allegation

MOE takes offence at Prof Koh's column Professor Tommy Koh, former ambassador to the United Nations and current Special Advisor to the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, has said that he is "unhappy that many of our children are growing up in poverty." This sweeping statement was what prompted the...

A Totally Serious Look At SDP’s GE Teaser

The General Election war begins Saturday. With Singapore's General Election (GE) widely anticipated to be held in 2015, rumours abound about it being called as soon as March. The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has already started counting down to the start of their GE campaign, which is slated for this Saturday, 10...

Hong Kong Parents Buy Singaporean Exam Papers Online

Parents from Hong Kong are buying up Singaporean exam papers online What do oil refining, Hainanese chicken rice and exam papers from top schools have in common? Why, these are all Singaporean exports! Although the last one isn't exactly legal. Oops. A middle-aged couple have been re-selling exam papers from schools...

Ex-NTU Professor Issues Open Challenge To NTU President

Cherian George calls NTU President's bluff Cherian George, former Nanyang Technological University (NTU) professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communications and Information, has issued a reply to NTU Head Bertil Andersson over disparaging remarks made by the latter during an interview. In it, Professor Andersson stated that the decision...

Singapore’s Top Secondary Schools In 2015 – Ranked By Cut-Off Point

Keeping up with the Cut-Off Points It has already been two years after the Great Secondary School Banding Scrap of 2012. Life has continued as normal. Our education system hasn't crumbled. Yet. Even the PSLE has yet to be abolished. But some ingenious buggers at Acescorers have managed to create their own version of a...

Dad Lies About Address To Get Daughter In Favoured Primary School

A man lied about his address in order to get his daughter into a prestigious school Kiasu-ism is increasingly becoming more than just a Singapore pastime. Being kiasu can land you a fine and jail, as this father found out when he conned a primary school principal into getting his daughter a place...

S-League Club Posts Online Job Ad For Footballer

Balestier Khalsa trawls online job site to bolster squad We've all seen the standards of the S-League in recent years, especially after the LionsXII team took the best players across the Causeway to "reclaim the glory days". Unfortunately, the plan hasn't worked out in the S-League's favour. With continually declining...

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