Lucrative salaries keep MPs and Ministers from retiring

Despite it's first world facade and numerous self-claims of incorruptibility, Singapore's leadership remained stuck in a cronyism deadlock. The current administration is unable to...

Singapore’s “best education system” not translated in employment and equality

In a media interview to his survey on PISA ranking of students, National University of Singapore (NUS) economics lecturer Dr. Kelvin Seah revealed that...

Singapore’s worsening diplomatic ties underscore impact of Lee Kuan Yew’s death

Following the death of Singapore's iconic former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in March 2015, Singapore's diplomatic relations with major trading partners have took...

S$119 million SAF vehicles still detained, Lee Hsien Loong refuse to apologise

Another week of silence, another week of failure. Despite having S$119 million worth of SAF vehicles paid for by taxpayers, Singapore Prime Minister Lee...

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...

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...

States Times Review survives 1 year on

Today (May 8th) is exactly a year since States Times Review (STR) was established, but it's birth is nothing worth celebrating about. It was...

Political persecution of Ai Takagi

No blood spilled. Not a single cent lost. But 10 months jail? At a young age of 23, Ai Takagi's website achieved over 400,000 followers...

How do you deal with the Singapore Police?

From my experience dealing with them, these are some of the tactics they use and counter moves I can share: 1) They like you to...

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...

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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...