Reminder: 13th month is not a bonus

Singapore employees be forewarned: the 13th month payment is not a bonus. Here is why: In Singapore, salaries are paid and negotiated on a monthly...

Facts you do not know about con man Kong Hee

*Warning: This post may be offensive to some...but Kong Hee bashers will love this. It is official: Kong Hee is a conman. The S$24 million scam...

News in middle ground perspective: Drunk Dutch Assailant and Singaporean NS evader

A 34 year old Dutch Dino Petrus Johannes van Deijzen who is working as a design executive was sentenced to a 3 weeks jail today...

Warning to ISIS: We will send these people to Iraq

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently stated that his decision to send troops to Iraq is finalised. Although Singapore would just be sending a...

Lee Hsien Loong: No difference between having one or 20, 30 Opposition members

In an open interview with ASEAN journalists, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that there is no difference in the number of Opposition members...

3 dangerous assumptions about being a Singaporean

If you are a Singaporean born and bred in Singapore, you may have been inculcated with "Singapore values" during your growing up that distinguish...

Emigration advice for Singaporeans

Election is over, Singaporeans have spoken and that message says PAP is good for you in the next 5 years. Young Singaporeans who support...

Law Minister K Shanmugam: Police report only as “marker for conduct”, I can’t do...

In a media interview over his threat to lodge a police report against news media States Times Review, Law Minister K Shanmugam claimed that...

Inequality among PAP ranks

Some PAP MPs are more equal than other PAP MPs. For a political party which emphasize on Meritocracy, the ruling PAP, or at least Prime...

States Times Review apologise to PAP MP Lee Bee Wah

Dear PAP MP Lee Bee Wah, States Times Review (STR) is an independent and neutral site that reports without fear or favour. Unfortunately, a recent...

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For years, I worked hard to improve my writing and mastered the skill of news creation. Despite this being a solo effort, I am...

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Ignorance is not a virtue

I was born in a society where I often hear "ignorance is bliss". In Singapore, I hear the same phrase from the teachers when...