Daily Archives: 2011-04-03

This is my home: WP’s Chen Show Mao

The following is a translation of the report on Lianhe Zaobao on 3 April 2011. The first part is a translation from Lianhe Zaobao reporter, Yew Lun Tian’s Facebook page. The report is an exclusive interview the Chinese paper had with Workers’ Party potential candidate, Mr Chen Show Mao. We welcome any corrections for accuracy. You can email us at: [email protected] Translation by Sharon …

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Key debates at Channel NewsAsia’s political forum

The following is an excerpt from an article posted on 3 April 2011 on New Nation. by Terence Lee/ On GST Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) assistant treasurer Vincent Wijeysingha advocated a zero-rate GST for basic services like food so as to alleviate pressure from lower-income groups. In response, finance minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam came out robustly in defense of the GST system, saying …

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PAP’s new candidates show flaws in the system

by Ravi Philemon/ The original intention of the Group Representation Constituency (GRC) system was to ensure that there will be a fair representation of people from the ‘minority races of Singaporean community’ to be in Parliament; and that the GRC will prevent such a good intention to be thwarted by communities that prefer to live in ‘racial enclaves’ – voting for the candidate of …

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