Not Telling It Like It Is Kishore Mahbubani Reading Kishore’s Big Idea series I remain unsure whether to pity him; ensconced in his ivory towers, pontificating to himself, his fellow privileged clique or for the government-controlled Straits Times captive daft audience. Or thank him for courageously revealing himself to thinking Singaporeans as the Chief Jester that he is in PAP’s court…albeit, a million$-salaried one.
- LTA Issues Summons Even at Funeral Wakes
- PAP used CPF to Inflate Housing Prices, No Planning for Retirement
- Thai Air Asia Flight Forced to Turn Back after Customer Throws Boiling Water on Crew
- Look on the Bright Side: No Wonder PM Thinks the Govt is Doing a Great Job
- High Pay Doesn’t Breed Corruption-Free Politics
- Oil Prices Falling: 95 Octane Fuel now less than S$2 a Litre
- Wealthy, Elite Kishore Mahbubani Urges Singaporeans to Love Singapore
- SingTel Mobile Broadband, Fixed Line Internet Services having "Intermittent Problems"
- Korean Air Flight Attendant Shares that Former VP insulted him, Forced him to Kneel
- 2 Malaysians Nabbed at Singapore Checkpoint for Drug-Trafficking
Singaporeans have been fooled by the PAP for five decades. We have mistakenly thought a blank cheque given to the PAP was to govern; instead, the government has been using its power to profit from citizens’ misery. Fortunately, younger Singaporeans are more educated and internet savvy and have access to factual information vs only state propaganda in our mainstream media available to their parents.
The PAP government has been spreading its propaganda in the schools since 1997. This was revealed by then-deputy prime minister Lee Hsien Loong in 1997 in a speech to launch "National education" in Singapore. This is the story of how the propaganda was "systematically transmitted" into Singapore schools.
Singaporeans are most concerned about issues about their money and sports, as well as tragedies and freedom on the international stage. According to Google, the most popular trending local news stories in Singapore have much to do with the budget. The most popular Google searches in Singapore however, focused on entertainment, mobile phones and the Malaysian Airlines. When it comes to international news, Singaporeans were also concerned about Ebola, ISIS and Gaza which were the fourth, fifth and seventh top trending international news, respectively. Scotland's referedum to breakaway from the United Kingdom and the Hong Kong protests also sparked Singaporeans' interest in independence and revolution, as they come in eighth and 10th, respectively.
I once heard that in the US and Taiwan, soldiers are very respected by the civilians. I don’t know how true that is, though. Nevertheless, should that be true, people should be welcoming them everywhere—be it the public transport, restaurants or whatnot. In Singapore, try wearing your uniform and walking in a shopping centre. You’ll be frowned upon should you stink as you take the MRT.
Singapore's economy is expected to grow at a slower 3 percent this year, down from the median forecast of 3.3 percent made in September. This was released by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today in its quarterly survey today, based on the estimates of 22 economists. The government in August announced that it expected the economy to grow between 2.5 and 3.5 percent this year. The 3 percent estimate is within the government's expectations.
The Housing Development Board (HDB) posted its financial results for the year ended 31 March 2014 and posted a deficit which more than doubled from last financial year. They explained that the huge increase in debt was due to the rapid scaling up of construction however this explanation does not seem to fit the timeframe as the debt more than doubled on the previous year despite ramping up of construction since 2011.
Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew gave an exclusive interview to the Channel NewsAsia and said that he would be giving more money to the bus operators for meeting new service standards. Mr Lui said that the Bus Service Reliability Framework (BSRF) has been in place for six months and so far, most of the bus services have met the standards. In fact, he said that of the 22 services, only two did not meet the cut. However, 20 did and they will be rewarded.
The Singapore Medical Council (SMC) president Tan Ser Kiat has spoken out against an article in The Straits Times which has put into doubt its ability to hear the cases of its doctors fairly. This was in response the The Straits Times article, 'Paying the price when rulings are overturned' by Ms Salma Khalik. by which described how the "SMC disciplinary committee have proven costly". Prof Tan also insisted that, "That disciplinary outcomes are overturned relatively infrequently in fact bears testament to the overall strength and rigour of the system and disciplinary process." But Ms Salma said, "Perhaps doctors should stick to what they know best - medicine - and leave the intricacies of disciplinary hearings to those trained in the law."