Did the video send out the wrong message? Did the video send out the wrong message?
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Did the video send out the wrong message?
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Did the video send out the wrong message?

Have you watched the video of Mothers and Maids going around the Internet? The video has apparently received public backlash from netizens. Some say that the video is quite hurting towards mothers and targets mothers with maids. Another said that the video sends out a wrong message which recognizes the value and worth of maids and disregards mothers who need to be away from their children to earn a living. The video seems to portray that mothers do not know their children well enough. If you ask me, I think the […]

Crowdfunded Socio-political Spectacle
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Crowdfunded Socio-political Spectacle

Much has said about Amos Yee since that video was posted. Yes, he’s annoying on a molecular scale, and he cusses a lot. Yes, it was in exceptionally poor taste to post that video when a large chunk of the nation was in mourning. Yes, lodging police reports in reaction to his remarks about Christianity was overkill. Calling people who believe in organized religion abject idiots is the favourite pastime of angry atheists everywhere. If you feel the need to file a police report because an angst-ridden teenage atheist calls […]

Let’s Ask: What do you do in the face of retrenchment?
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Let’s Ask: What do you do in the face of retrenchment?

We see more companies restructuring in recent times and some are laying off workers, including MediaCorp which laid off 33 employees as part of a recent overhaul of its operations. Companies have the freedom to hire and fire, to set their wages and to promote or demote their staff. Because it is a free market right, the Ministry of Manpower really has very little to do in these areas, except where laws are broken. In the Employment Act, payment of retrenchment benefit is directed as: 45. No employee who has […]

Fight the fake degrees!
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Fight the fake degrees!

If you think that the IDA’s scandal with the fake degree is an isolated case, we’d like to assure you that it is not. The problem with fake degrees is nothing new. Technology has made it so much easier to dish out a fake qualification and sell on the internet. The former CEO of Yahoo, Scott Thompson, is a fine example. He got caught beefing up his resume with an embellished college degree. He claimed he had an accounting degree, but for 10 years his resume claimed it was a […]

The Caucasian Beggars
Singapore Today

The Caucasian Beggars

A Caucasian couple have been seen in recent days dashing onto busy streets in town knocking on car windows asking for money. The duo would wait for the traffic lights to turn red and cars to come to a halt before making their way to the passenger or driver and knocking on their windows begging for money. Many drivers simply wave them away. It is not unusual in western countries for beggars to approach cars to clean their windshields and ask for a tip however it’s almost unheard of in […]

Free Amos Yee?
Singapore Today

Free Amos Yee?

Should Amos Yee the teenage boy celebrated as the new voice of Freedom in Singapore have all charges against him dropped? There are some who feel strongly for Amos Yee and his ideals, and many who think nothing of him other than an articulate teenager with a big mouth, lots of “balls” or a lack of brains. Many feel that as a child he shouldn’t be tried as an adult, but his actions through the initial video that got him charged in the first place was taken upon by some […]

The evolving PAP
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The evolving PAP

In 2004 Singapore gave the go ahead for bungee jumping and bar-top dancing to be legalised. In today’s context, this might not sound like such a big deal, but if you read into the political tea leaves, you’ll be able to see the significance of this event. Under the Goh Chock Tong leadership, many of Singapore’s strict social controls were eased. Bans on everything from bungee-jumping to street-busking were relaxed. Singaporean television was even allowed to broadcast the salacious American sitcom “Sex and the City”. This practice was very much […]

Careful what you put online….
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Careful what you put online….

Ever found yourself stuck in an argument on a social media platform or forum? Or ever read some comments and posts that leave a bad taste in the mouth? Recently, the winner of a Singtel TV contest was stripped of her title in the span of 12 hours, after her offensive online comments were surfaced. This is a good example of how one’s comments or posts can turn around and bite you in the a**. The organisers of the contest, Singtel TV-Masti Showcase 2015, revoked the title of Miss Starlet […]

(Satire) Angry letter to Wild Life Reserves
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(Satire) Angry letter to Wild Life Reserves

Dear Wild Life Reserves, We would like to express our deep disappointment over the unethical treatment of pandas at the zoo. Singapore is an advanced and prosperous nation. We boast a highly-educated, literate and resilient population. So why are we allowing the degrading treatment of pandas on Singapore soil? This is a degradation of the moral fabric of our society. On top of all that, Jia Jia and Kai Kai should have been treated in a manner consistent with the promotion of a panda’s sense of dignity and worth, which […]

Is IKEA Taking The Too Straight Path?
Singapore Today

Is IKEA Taking The Too Straight Path?

Should IKEA be crucified for their support of Pastor Khong? IKEA has come under fire for their support of Pastor Lawrence Khong’s performance in July. Pastor Khong has taken a religious viewpoint of the LGBT movement and like some other religious groups have taken a stand against their lifestyle. The decision to support the outspoken pastor has not sat well with members of the LGBT community and supporters of it. The line is a thin and sensitive one with IKEA looking to come out of this PR nightmare without discrimination […]