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When I saw the title of the book of essays on the Nominated MP scheme, Are unelected voices still necessary in Parliament?, I did...

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I have been waiting to read news reports about responses to the upcoming Forward Sg exercise. Since its launch last month, I can recall...

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The silence in Catholic circles is to be expected. No Catholic wants to recall  the sex scandal which led to the the conviction earlier...

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One of the first things that struck me about The Last Fools was how thin the book was. The book on the eight pioneering...

Chin Chai Lah

Chin Chai Lah

On New Year’s Eve, young people broke all social distancing rules partying at Clarke Quay. Should they punished or dismissed as indulging in hi...

Chin Chai Lah

The United States invited more than half the countries around the world for President Joe Biden’s Summit for Democracy, but in a glaring omission,...

Chin Chai Lah

Chin: We should reduce the number acronyms ASAP! Chai: Why? I am sure WFH and HBL are now in the Singapore vocabulary. One is...

Chin Chai Lah

Chin: You think we should say something about the Yale thing? Chai: No need lah. Already booked slot for ministerial statement in Parliament. It’s...

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Sometimes, you have to read two newspapers to get a complete picture of something. It was great of ST to chase up the number of...

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I did a double take reading the Page 1 headline in ST today. You realise it can be read in so many ways: Wider Govt...

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Why is it that people are never just “hurt” or “injured”? They have to “sustain” minor/major injuries. This sort of police jargon for crime or...

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I thought it was only ST journalists who have a habit of writing “a slew of measures”. The phrase popped up yesterday and again...

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Man, I finally get to understand what goes into the CPI. Have always wondered what’s core inflation and whether property prices are included under...

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Finally, they arrived – with a “ketang” as they were hurled against the wooden door. 6.45am – too late by my reckoning. I was...

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Because I am so free, I watched an old episode of CSI Las Vegas last night. No, not the one with Gil Grissom, but...

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And I don’t mean the beverage. Funny how the media describes a defence as “stout”, like they did with Saw Phaik Hwa. I mean, I...

Bertha Henson
Bertha Henson

This morning, May 10, 2012, my newspapers didn't hit my doorstep and it dawned on me that I am no longer officially a journalist. But what the heck! I can still report, write and give my views. And there's no one hovering behind me either!

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