Independent Review Committee (IRC) finds that sloppy practices contributed to Hepatitis C outbreak

The report by the Independent Review Committee (IRC) has found that sloppy practices, including poor infection control, led to the Hepatitis C outbreak in Singapore General Hospital’s (SGH) renal wards 64A and 67. A total of 25 patients were infected between the period of April and June 2015. The independent review committee is headed by… Continue reading


China criticizes enhanced U.S. defense ties with Singapore

09 December 2015 BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday criticized enhanced U.S. defense ties with Singapore that include the deployment of U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon surveillance aircraft to the Southeast Asian city state. A stronger U.S. military presence does “not conform to the common and long-term interests among the regional countries,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua… Continue reading


Why go after the bottled water industry with pitchforks?

Written by Ng E-Jay 15 May 2015 I do NOT understand why people would go after the bottled water industry with pitchforks when the soft drink industry causes far more environmental damage, and markets a far more unhealthy product. The soft drink industry also liberally uses plastics, non-biodegradable containers, and other environmentally-unfriendly agents. They also… Continue reading





Henry A. Kissinger: The world will miss Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew was a great man. And he was a close personal friend, a fact that I consider one of the great blessings of my life. A world needing to distill order from incipient chaos will miss his leadership. Lee emerged onto the international stage as the founding father of the state of Singapore, then a city of about 1 million. He developed into a world statesman who acted as a kind of conscience to leaders around the globe.


The post-LKY era

The post-LKY era will present massive challenges for Singapore, in part because the present political administration is lacking in leadership and decisive planning. Measures to tackle our housing woes and sky high prices have been haphazard at best, with the underlying structural difficulties ignored. Witness for example, the Population White Paper which purports to plan for a population of 6.9 million, passed by Parliament in the face of severe over-crowding and increased strain on our public transport system as well as property market.