Why Anwar Might Be Worse For Singapore-Malaysia Ties Than Dr M

Anwar's Impact On Singapore-Malaysia Ties On Sunday (16 September), Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong took to Facebook to express his views on a recent meeting with Mr Anwar Ibrahim. Mr Anwar is set to re-enter Malaysia's Parliament after a by-election in Port Dickson in the coming weeks, and he is...

ESM Goh Chok Tong Drops LKY Reference In Sassy Ministerial Pay Post

ESM Goh Chok Tong Has "No Plans To Do A Mahathir" Mr Goh Chok Tong, our Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM), has sought to debunk "public perception" that he's paid a "ministerial salary". This comes in the wake of government website Factually's recent article about "online falsehoods" concerning ministerial pay. Mr Goh cheekily...

PM Lee Hsien Loong Earning $4.5 Million/Year Is Fake News: Factually

PM Lee Hsien Loong Earns $2.2 Million, Including Bonuses Factually, a government website, has sought to clarify "online falsehoods" swirling online about ministerial salaries on 16 Sep. The site, managed by a division of the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI), claimed that "several websites and social media pages" have "jumped...

Ministers’ Bonuses Averaged 4.1 Months In 2017, Called A “5-Year Low”

Ministers' Average Performance Bonus In 2017 Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shared a written reply to Workers' Party's Mr Leon Perera about ministerial bonuses on Monday (10 Sep). He clarified that the average performance bonus of political office-holders was 4.1 months in 2017 -- the lowest it's been in 5 years. Bonuses...

Election Deposits To Be Lowered To $13,500, A Whopping 7% Discount

Election Deposits Can Also Be Paid Through Electronic Funds Transfer Our electricity and water prices may be on the rise, but Singaporeans now have a new reason to rejoice. The government has proposed lowering the election deposit by a whopping 7%, from $14,500 to $13,500! Independent candidates like Han Hui Hui and...

6 Penal Code Changes That’ll Pass Way Before A 377A Repeal In S’pore

169 Proposed Changes To Penal Code, But 377A Not Part Of It A major revamp is in the works for our penal code, with one glaring exception -- repealing Section 377A, a controversial law criminalising homosexual sex between men. However, the other 169 proposed changes in a 500-page report are open...

PJ Thum Says He “Loves Singapore” In Impassioned Response To Critics

Historian PJ Thum Slams Notion That He's A Traitor On Facebook Ex-Olympic swimmer and historian Ping Tjin Thum, aka PJ Thum, has publicly slammed his critics in a post on Facebook dated 3 Sep. He dismissed the notion that he was "a traitor" to Singapore as "ridiculous and unfounded". This comes on...

Ministerial Salaries Cost Less Than Durians For Singaporeans At $10/Year: ST Letter

Doctor Justifies Million-Dollar Minister Salaries In Straits Times Letter A doctor joined the debate for million-dollar ministerial salaries, in a forum letter published by the Straits Times (ST) on Wednesday (29 Aug). Netizens also had their say on his opinions, and you guessed it -- the argument didn't go over so...

MINDEF Remains Firm On Its Stance Regarding Ben Davis’ Deferment

Dr Ng Eng Hen Gives 3 Reasons For Rejecting Ben Davis' Deferment Application Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen was questioned in Parliament today (6 Aug) regarding the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)'s decision to reject Ben Davis' deferment application. 17-year-old Ben Davis was offered a contract by Premier League side, Fulham Football...

8 Opposition Parties To Know So You Can Sound Smart At A Luncheon

Opposition Parties In Singapore 7 opposition parties went for a luncheon hosted by the Singapore Democratic Party. But not all are well-known among Singaporeans, some of whom only know the difference between the People's Action Party and the Worker's Party. Fewer Singaporeans know, even about the existence, of the registered but inactive...

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