un

UN Resolution and the Rule of Law

By: Chua Chin Leng The UN recently passed a resolution telling the Israelis to vacate the occupied land belonging to the Palestinians. The US abstained and the resolution was passed by 14 votes to nil. Now, is this resolution now a law, an international law, a law passed by the UN? This resolution is not…

terrex

Terrex the Jialat Ministers

By: Goh Meng Seng I believe many people may be wow or fooled by Defence Minister Ng’s exclamation that it is “illegal” for HK to impound our Terrex by the argument of “sovereign rights” over these war vehicles but anyone with that bit of common sense will see through the fallacy of such naive and…

terrex

Terrex Saga

By: Teo Soh Lung As I watched this video of Minister Ng Eng Hen in parliament on 9 Jan 2017, I cannot help feeling disappointed at how our government handles the detention of our 9 Terrex vehicles and other equipment. All it knows is throwing the law at Hong Kong and assuring itself that it…

tharman-honest

SDP: What exactly is honest politics?

The following is a Press Release by the Singapore Democractic Party: The SDP welcomes Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam’s call to “returning to politics that is honest with the people.” This is good advice. But what exactly is honest politics? Honest politics is ensuring that the media is not subjugated by the government so that the people…

singapore-national-theatre

A people cut adrift

By: Chee Soon Juan I STOOD ON the balcony of the school block and surveyed the campus of the Anglo-Chinese School at Barker Road. I had not been back there since I graduated some four decades ago (I was accompanying Shaw Hur to buy his textbooks during the year-end break as he prepared for secondary…

security-guard-low-wages-salary-singapore_0

Certis Cisco recruitment saga reveals more pressing issues

By: Goh Meng Seng The Recruitment of Taiwanese as Auxiliary Police Officers has an unexpected twist. Current and former employers of these big security companies started to come forward and put up “eye-opening” facts of their employment terms and conditions as well as working conditions. Something that pissed me greatly is the horrendous number of…