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What Do Overseas Netizens Think Of PM Lee Hsien Loong?

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (PM Lee) was recently interviewed by Christiane Amanpour for CNN on why the US is running an overall trade imbalance, and Singapore’s position when two trade giants have difficulties with each other. PM Lee first took some time to establish in simple English why Donald Trump wants to address the […]

The sky is the limit

“We are not at the limits. The sky is the limit…” Borrowing from Cervantes’s Don Quixote, the Prime Minister very optimistically presented the government’s plans for Singapore’s urban development in his recent National Day Rally 2013 speech. “We are creating possibilities for the future. We are opening up opportunities for our children, for their children […]

Feeding the trolls

One of the Facebook posts we posted last month received some really interesting comments, showing that we’re not the only ones worried about the current trend of irresponsible trolls speaking (in this case typing) louder than constructive netizens. Of course this is hardly a new trend; even before the internet, those that yelled the loudest […]

We are all superheroes

Superheroes certainly don’t exist, but let’s not forget there are many everyday heroes who live among us. Take Rozaimi Zainal for example – his courageous attempt to break an Indonesian maid’s fall two weeks ago has ignited an overwhelming number of encouraging feedback from netizens! (Source: http://www.tnp.sg/content/man-breaks-leg-trying-catch-maid-who-fell-14-storeys) (Source: http://forum.channelnewsasia.com/showthread.php?1273550-NEWS-Maid-plunges-14-storeys-from-Tanah-Merah-condo-block) Although Mr Rozaimi was unable to […]

Low crime vs. no crime

Following the recent double murders in Kovan and the shocking arrest of a policeman, the anxiety level of Singaporeans about the homicide rate may have just gone up a notch, and to some extent there may also be concern about the quality of our police force. After all, Singapore is renowned for being one of […]

Cause for concern?

Anyone who has been in Singapore over the last two weeks before the rain and hail took place would have noticed the incredible haziness hanging over their heads. Like a thick, fat cloud of burnt air looming over the island, the 2013 Indonesian forest fires made their unwelcome presence felt. Even if you somehow didn’t […]

Brave new online world

I was just having a big discussion with friend on whether the online space should be regulated at all, before the internet got taken over by haze…  Ya, it was in relation to the big hoo-ha on MDA’s licensing move on the internet space.  The attention of netizens have since moved on. We talked about […]

The Tampines Accident & the Double standards of Singaporean netizens

The recent online dissemination of the gory images of the corpses of the two young boys who were killed in the road accident at Tampines have sparked a strong response from many Singaporeans who condemned the distribution of the images as insensitive and disrespectful towards both the boys and their families. Some have even called […]