Be fair and respectful

By: Teo Soh Lung The NewPaper of 6 Feb 2017 reported the demise of Barisan leader and trade unionist, Fong Swee Suan. The report contains inaccuracies which should be put right as we have been indoctrinated by one sided history for too long. This paragraph requires correction: “Mr Fong was detained several times between 1955…

Dr. Chee: Taking us over the cliff

By: Chee Soon Juan HERE’S A SENTENCE that risks boring you to tears if only because you’ve read it so often: Technological advancement is taking place so rapidly that entire industries, not just jobs, are going under. But before you roll your eyes and yawn, understand this: Unless you’re the guy sitting at the top…

Sweet Music, Noise or Public Disorder?

By: M Ravi Thaipusam has been an integral part of my religious and cultural upbringing. As a child, I attended, supported and even participated in the festival. Singapore’s Tourism Board lists Thaipusam as an event in its rich diverse cultural heritage calendar. Each year, the streets are lined with supporters, devotees and curious tourists alike.…

The parasites of elities within GLCs

By: Goh Meng Seng Government Linked companies used to be the PRIDE of Singaporeans where many Singaporeans would like to work for them. We always thought that being “government linked”, they are big and supposed to protect Singapore’s and Singaporeans’ interests, including those Singaporeans who work for them. And indeed, in the past, these GLCs…

CPF: A radical rethink?

By: Goh Meng Seng CPF was supposed to be meant for retirement financing but in the end, it becomes some sort of “piggy bank” for PAP as well as Singaporeans for many purposes. First, PAP allowed you to use CPF to buy properties. Most Singaporeans are happy with such arrangement as they feel that they…