December 12, 2009
Remember how LKY said he will send in the army if there ever is a "freak election" and the PAP is voted out of Parliament? In every other country, when the people vote out the ruling party, it is called a mandate. It is only in Singapore that such a vote is called a "freak election". Also, whose Army is it anyway? Is it the Army of the people of Singapore - who have just voted out the PAP? Or is it the Army of the PAP?
I list here ten out of the many other reasons why I am unable to vote for the PAP:
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Author lists 10 reasons why he cannot vote for the PAP. A worthy read."
June 05, 2009
Hri Kumar said:
My suggestion in Parliament last week to allow the PM to appoint Ministers from outside the pool of MPs has attracted support, criticism and speculation.
Some people speculated I was putting forward the suggestion on someone else's instructions. That is not how things work. No one tells me what to say or vets my speeches. The first time the leaders knew of my speech was when they heard me in Parliament.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "PAP MP puts forward case for unelected cabinet ministers."
March 20, 2009
Singapore's gross domestic product, or the value of all goods and services produced, is set to shrink 4.9 percent in 2009, according to the median forecast of the Reuters quarterly poll.
In contrast, Southeast Asia's biggest economy, Indonesia, is poised to expand by 4.0 percent this year, and 5.1 percent in 2010.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Remind me again, how much are we paying our PAP ministers?"
January 05, 2009
Few people in Singapore know that one village still survives, hidden in trees 180 meters, or 650 feet, from a highway. "Even if I want to show my children how I was brought up, I can't show them," said Ho Why Hong, 50, a taxi driver, as he searched for Kampong Buangkok. "Everything is torn down."
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "First Seletar, next Buangkok?
Seems like the human soul and Mother Nature really mean nothing to Singapore in the context of money and "development"."
June 16, 2008
Andrew Cheah was quiet, loved computers, a fan of The Matrix and Final Fantasy, his family was in too much grief to say much. I guess the newspapers are grieving too. His name appears only in passing, as if it was an unfortunate coincidence that he left the world only the day before Clifton.
I am not in any way putting down the tragedy of both their deaths. Both were young, both were full of potential. Both will be equally missed by the family and their friends. It is clear, however, who Singapore mourns for more. And that, i think, is sad also.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "I think it is sad that both NSMen died, but this blogger does have a point."
April 20, 2008
Uniquefrequency clarifies why he doesn't read the newspapers and gives reasons why.
Papers are slow. It’s not their fault, I know. Papers are published daily, not hourly, I get that. But explain to me how I hear about an Outram MRT shooting via Twitter, check out the CNA website and it’s not there? Yes I know CNA’s Twitter mentioned it, but sorry, dead man found at Outram MRT is not the same as man shot at Outram MRT.
March 10, 2008
We received a mysterious letter which only bore our unit number. It also comes with a woman’s photo, name, contact number and a piece joss paper. The handwritten Mandarin characters clearly states “别得罪我” or loosely translated as “Do not offend me”.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Is this kind of threatening "trend" still popular?"
January 12, 2008
MyPaper 《我报》 have been relaunched again today with a brand new look. The bilingual free sheet used to carry content mainly in Mandarin with some translations in English. Now, it is divided into two portions - English from the front and Mandarin from the back. Candid feedbacks are welcome...
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Candid feedbacks for the mypaper team are welcome. Whether if you think it's a good initiative or it sucks, can voice to them."
August 04, 2007
SFGate's report titled "Singapore Bans Gay Kissing Photos" says,
Singapore's censors have banned an exhibition of photographs depicting gay men and women kissing, a gay rights activist said, calling the move "absurd."
The city-state's Media Development Authority denied organizers a license because the photographs "promote a homosexual lifestyle," Alex Au, founder of a Singapore gay rights group, People Like Us, told The Associated Press Wednesday.
PD's report titled "Singapore Police Ban Gay Rights Forum" says,
Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs put the clamp down on a gay rights forum that was intended to discuss sexual orientation and international law at Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University on Aug. 7 because “the event is contrary to public interest.”
Retired Canadian law professor Douglas Sanders was to speak at the event titled, “Sexual Orientation in International Law: The Case of Asia,” until government authorities shut it down.
Immigration authorities rejected Sander’s visa application, Singapore’s Home Affairs Ministry said.
July 31, 2007
Singapore Critic said:
They talk as if all homosexuals have no sense of shame, and as if regular heterosexuals actually make out in Orchard Rd for everyone to see normally. Young PAP say: I am against any change of law/policy on homosexuals because: 1. They threaten the social fabric of the nation. Their ways represent an alternative for which we should not accept as being mainstream. 2. They cannot procreate and thus cannot produce offspring for our nation. 3. They cannot serve as soldiers because instead of serving alongside our men in green, they are more keen to sodomise them.
Recommended by scritic: "Young PAP's homophobic view is disturbingly childish ...."
June 23, 2007
I recorded a talkshow vodcast yesterday with Singapore’s ‘blogfather’, Mr Brown; webmaster of Tomorrow.SG, James Seng; and Zaobao journalist, Run Tien.
I was the moderator for the discussion, and the motion was “Can Netizens talk cock on the Internet?”
Damn nervous lah… my first timing recording vodcast lor. Although I have done video production work before, I am usually the one BEHIND the camera, not the one ON CAMERA. Some more I was the most junior guy and was expected to ‘moderate’ the talk cock session by the expert talk cocksters!
Recommended by alvinism: "Join us to talk cock. :)"
April 02, 2007
I think it’s heartbreaking tt we have such intelligent and well, seemingly successful people in the YPAP. People with careers tt fall within the definition of success in this Singapore Dream. Yet, in spite of all this, when we read their entries, we come away saddened. Saddened by the prejudiced reasoning tt seems to just parrot statements made by Ministers with no real thought put into them, or by the arrogance and the sense of entitlement and the better-than-thou attitude tt pervades the arguments, or by the complete disconnect between these people and the rest of Singaporeans, much less us from the blogosphere.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Sums up how everyone feels about Young PAP's lame attempts at engaging and connecting with non-sycophants."
March 28, 2007
January 14, 2006
Almost Infamous said:
A while back, a friend of mine asked me for an opinion on YouThink, Singapore Straits Time's new youth column. I was a little hesitant, given Straits Time's track record for creative quoting, but since it was a friend who asked, I sent him a quote, and kept the original copy for myself. ... The parts in bold are the portions that Straits Times omitted. Not a terrible omission, but one that takes a lot of force out of my opinion. My wife points out the irony of the omissions - that the truly provocative questions have been omitted.
I believe these omissions speak for themselves.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "How ST blunts all opinions. "
November 21, 2005
"Joie de Vivre" - 'Joy of Life', is our way of allowing local bands to display their creativity when it comes to music by performing their original compositions. These songs consist of several different kinds of genres ranging from rock to blues. Through this event, we hope to raise the public awareness of local music and the undiscovered talents of budding bands.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "18 year olds organising quite a medium sized event showcasing local bands. That's something you don't see everyday, and I believe that we should go all-out to support their cause because apparently it's non-profit and for a good cause. It's a really cool site too."
September 26, 2005
Zyl talks about the "Straits Times Interactive Registered Members Subscription Promotion".
I am not of the opinion that your newspaper is worth paying for once via my family’s subscription to the physical copy and once again for the online version. If I am already a subscriber, I really expect that I should be able to get the online version without additional cost.
September 08, 2005
This must take the cake for Worst. Straits Times Forum letter.
I have ever readEver. Even its being awarded a prize, a medallion, a badge, a plaque, a ribbon, a trophy as well as a certificate would be insufficient to recognise the enormity of the situation.
Letters thanking taxi drivers, insignificant queries to government agencies, odes to
Kim Jong IlMM Lee, letters from irate Malaysians angry that certain dubious honours (linguistic or culinary) have been erroneously (in their book) awarded to Singapore, notes from expatriates or tourists singing Singapore's praises and paens harkening to the days (10 years ago or so) when the writer wrote his last Forum letter all cannot compare.
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse...
July 19, 2005
Angelia is one busy lady. Being involved in the New Paper New Face contest is not easy, having to stay late at work looking at pictures of the contestants.
After perusing thru abt 1500 entries and pictures of young ladies [blur already], I badly needed a break and that came in the form of another promotion I was doing with L'Oreal..It was a 'hunt for the L'oreal Feria Man' contest..So this time round, I had to look at pics of guys instead of gals!