Daily Archives: 2011-04-13

HDB upgrading – holding voters to ransom

Andrew Loh / “Upgrading ‘an incentive to vote for the Govt’” – Straits Times headline, 13 April 2011. The headline was referring to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s answer to polytechnic student Matthew Zachary Liu’s question about fairness in HDB upgrading programmes during a forum on Channel NewsAsia. “Mr Lee replied that the programmes were national ones that applied to …

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HDB – policies that are cruel?

Leong Sze Hian / In the Straits Times’ report, “Scrutinise WP’s manifesto”, it reported the comments of Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng thus: “He (Wong Kan Seng) cited, for example, the WP’s call to peg the price of HDB flats to the median income of eligible buyers, and for flats to be affordable enough that mortgages can be paid …

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An Open Letter to Minister of Transport Raymond Lim

Dear Mr Raymond Lim, I would like to kindly bring your attention to the construction of the North South Expressway along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6.   When I wrote in to your fellow colleagues at LTA regarding the construction of the North South Expressway (NSE) and its possible prospective impact on the residents of Nuovo Executive Condominium, LTA only …

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The significance of Lim Boon Heng’s tears

Ng E-Jay / On Monday, during a 90-minute press conference to introduce three new PAP candidates, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Mr Lim Boon Heng broke down when addressing a question about groupthink in the PAP. During the same press conference, Mr Lim had earlier announced his decision to retire from politics. A reporter had directed a question at …

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