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Pro-China? Anti-China? Neither

Compared to the rest of the world, Australians are at the forefront of defending democracy and human rights. A recent publicly-funded university ran into a controversy after it deleted a tweet of an academic, resulting in many Aussies criticising the move as a curtail of freedom and being pliant to China. A quick summary over the story: the University of New...

This is how COVID-19 reporting should be done

Numbers and statistics are usually abused to promote an agenda, regardless if the person did it knowingly or not. Everyone is biased, and most are just ignorant people who doesn't know where their bias lies or self-righteous ones striving to maintain balance. Above is a screenshot of NSW 9 News stating the number of confirmed cases and tests done each...

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I have decided not to write any more articles for Singapore, but it is still a good long year before this site closes. Well, I paid a hefty amount in time and resources for the site creation so I might as well make good use of it. The July 10 election marked the end of my obligation to my birth...

A certain death called status quo

Result: PAP remained in power in 2020 However there is a certain death, called the status quo. The moment any society tries to maintain status quo, it is as good as dead. Progress comes only after the death of people and systems, as written in history. The collapse of the PAP did not come in 2020, but nonetheless it is still...

States Times Review to shut down on Polling Day

States Times Review will shut down tomorrow on Polling Day. I have done enough for Singapore and it is up to Singaporeans to decide their own future from here on. Whatever the result is, I like the fact that I did all I could to affect the outcome, than be a person who did nothing waiting for an outcome. This will be...

Singapore airports to remain close in 2020, reopening in early 2021 pessimistic

Singapore is on track to break the 50,000 figure by the end of July, with daily reporting still in the hundreds. There are currently 45,298 confirmed cases in Singapore, with 158 newly reported yesterday. The hundreds of new cases reported each day, is likely to continue into September, which the health ministry said by then they would have completed 80% of...

More arrests, more POFMA and more censorship

Following the increase in public criticism as seen in the PAP candidate Ivan Lim saga, Singapore's ruling party dictatorship looks set to impose stricter censorship and restrictions after this election. Rising unpopularity has triggered the PAP government to come down harder on Singaporeans, with over 12 POFMA orders during this election. Two Singaporeans were immediately arrested when they wrote an online...

Lee Kuan Yew’s last will to be denied after elections

The very last will of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew will be denied once Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong secure another 5 years of government this election. Lee Kuan Yew explicitly stated in numerous interviews that he does not want a memorial and in his last will, demanded that his family house at 38 Oxley Road be demolished right...

New citizens become biggest losers of new HDB lease policy

About 700,000 new citizens who joined Singapore during the rapid population increase between 2006 and 2013 are set to become the biggest losers of the new HDB lease depreciation policy. Singaporeans who bought HDB in the period are suffering losses from 15% to 60%, depending on the amount of lease left in their HDB flat. HDB resale prices peaked at...

“State secrets” like Ho Ching salaries at stake this election

"State secrets" are at stake this election, and a PAP loss would mean public would have knowledge like Ho Ching's salaries at Temasek Holdings. At the centre of the secrecy is the Ministry of Finance. Present and past Finance Ministers Heng Swee Keat, Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Lee Hsien Loong, had repetitively refused to divulge any financial information on the state...

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Pro-China? Anti-China? Neither

Compared to the rest of the world, Australians are at the forefront of defending democracy and human rights. A recent publicly-funded university ran into a...

This is how COVID-19 reporting should be done

Numbers and statistics are usually abused to promote an agenda, regardless if the person did it knowingly or not. Everyone is biased, and most...

12:28_33/86883-151/20932

I have decided not to write any more articles for Singapore, but it is still a good long year before this site closes. Well,...