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Daily Archives: 2011-03-11

From budget to elections – diversion tactics?

by Howard Lee It seems almost deliberate. The announcement of the revised electoral boundaries came right smack in the heat of the budget debate. What’s the big deal, you might ask. On the surface, nothing much, until you start examining the news. The printed conversation seems to keep the budget debate strictly in Parliament, while coverage on the opposition parties …

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Lending the Poor a Helping Hand

By Dr Wong Wee Nam Dr Vivian Balakrishnan disappoints me. In a recent debate in Parliament with Dr Lily Neo he could have done much better. But he didn’t. The MP for Jalan Besar GRC, Dr Lily Neo, had urged the minister to provide a permanent and constructive safety net so as to improve the plight of the children from the lowest income …

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NSP gets a boost to election campaign

by Andrew Loh The National Solidarity Party (NSP) has received a boost to its campaign for the upcoming General Election. At the press conference at its party headquarters on Thursday, NSP President Mr Sebastian Teo announced that Mr Tony Tan, Ms Hazel Poa, Mr Jeisilan Sivaligam, Ms Jeanette Chong Aruldoss and Ms Nor Lella Mardillah have officially joined the party. The …

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Are We a Nation?

by Constance Singam   SIngapore: Home, truly? We Singaporeans are Schizophrenic. Why is it that we can’t agree whether we are a ‘nation’ or not? This disparity in our understanding of whether we are a ‘nation’ or not was highlighted by recent comments by MM Lee in the book “Hard Truths” where he is said to have claimed that it …

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Former RP members join NSP

The National Solidarity Party (NSP) has received a boost to its campaign for the upcoming General Election. Members of the breakaway faction of the Reform Party have joined the NSP. The confirmation was announced by the NSP's President, Mr Sebastian Teo, at a press conference at its party headquarters, Thursday. The new NSP members include Mr Tony Tan, Ms Hazel Poa, …

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