Daily Archives: April 27, 2010

Cooling-off day open to abuse in ruling party’s favour : Sylvia Lim
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Parliament debated the introduction of the “cooling-off” period. Here is Sylvia Lim’s speech on the issue. Here’s the transcript of Ms Lim’s speech: Sir, the Bill carries several amendments. While some of the amendments are useful, the Workers’ Party opposes the Bill because Read More

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MCYS minister slams TOC over homeless issue?
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The following is a report by Channelnewsasia which reported MCYS minister Dr Vivian Balakrishan’s response to questions in Parliament about the homeless issue. The minister said: “Some irresponsible websites have also caused these falsehoods to circulate widely on the internet. Now that the Read More

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From son to daughter: A Singaporean family’s transformation
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From pinkdotsg blog: “When you walk out on the street you have to face the cold hard facts, the world, and the way people look at you…it’s hard. Home is supposed to be the safe place where you can go to for warmth Read More

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Overreaction? Or under-reaction on issues that matter?
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Keeping foreign workers ‘out-of-sight’ and ‘out-of-mind’ is not a ‘sustainable’ solution for an inclusive city, so why do we keep kidding ourselves? In 2008, when the Serangoon Gardens housing saga peaked, I was asked, by an Internet TV reporter, if I could propose Read More

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GRCs and gerrymandering – the root causes of problems: Sylvia Lim
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The following is the parliamentary speech by NCMP and Workers’ Party Chairman, Ms Sylvia Lim. Sir, I next move on to the changes of the composition of Parliament. First, entrenching Nominated MPs in the system. The Workers’ Party’s position on NMPs remain the Read More

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