Daily Archives: 2007-04-25

Parliamentary exchange between Lily Neo and MCYS minister

This is an excerpt of the parliamentary debate between PAP MP Dr Lily Neo and Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on the issue of public assistance. Dr Lily Neo: Sir, I want to check with the Minister again when he said on the strict criteria on the entitlement for PA recipients. May I ask him what is his definition of “subsistence living”? …

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Did we make a difference?

By theonlinecitizen Perhaps the most disheartening thing about the debate over ministers’ salary is the end-result. Many have spoken, some very passionately. Most, as far as I can discern, are against the increase. Yet, in spite of all this, nothing changed the government’s mind about the pay rise. Catherine Lim’s analysis of what she termed “the skill of the strategy” …

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