If you are looking for an interesting and fun way to learn about history without overwhelming yourself with the details, A Flag Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of National Symbols may be what you need. The author, Tim Marshall, who also wrote Prisoners of Geography, explains how flags (and the power they symbolise)… Read More »
I’ve got nothing against money. I’d like to have money myself! I’d like to have a house and a garden and dogs and a car and a chauffeur but, look, I’ve got a flat. I’ve got a swimming pool attached to the flat. I’ve not even got a car but I use taxis. I have… Read More »
Many of the political maneuverings described in A Nation Cheated are still going on in broad daylight in this day and age but many people either chose to turn a blind eye or tried to put forth all sorts of justifications for their occurrence. Author Chee Soon Juan must have struck a nerve because the… Read More »
The way I see it, Pinky’s overtures to the Workers’ Party (WP) and the designation of Pritam Singh as the Leader of the Opposition is a typical divide-and-conquer attempt to further marginalise emerging political parties like Progress Singapore Party (PSP) and Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), and to forestall their advances in future elections. This is… Read More »
Let me put the recent Singapore General Election results in simple terms so it’s easier to understand why the attempt to deny the ruling party a blank cheque was futile.
Sorry, the ship has sailed in 2015. By the time the next general election comes around, the exposing of the HDB leasing scam will loom large in the minds of voters. Out of self-interest and a blind faith in the greater fool theory, they will continue to install the #PartyAgainstPeople as their choice of predators.