Daily Archives: 2011-05-23

False identities and disloyalties

Elaine Ong / The voice of the electorate at the recent General Election resounded loud and clear to the ruling party and indeed, some observers claim that politically, the population has come of age. I beg to differ. The political maturity of the electorate is still in its infancy with a large majority of the population still left unclear and …

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Another potential problem with the GRC

Andy Loh/ Much has been said about how the GRC system has failed because it has seen the exit of able politicians and the entry of politicians who were considered less than able. However, this is not the only failing of the GRC system. The GRC system violates one important tenet of the deomcratic process (which is the one man, one vote system). It …

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NSP sec gen weighs in on Nicole Seah controversy

Andrew Loh / The following is an excerpt from Mr Goh Meng Seng’s blog, Singapore Alternatives. In his latest post, Mr Goh, who is also the secretary general of the National Solidarity Party, weighs in on the controversy surrounding it’s star candidate, Ms Nicole Seah. Ms Seah had solicited for donations to defray the costs of mounting her election campaign. …

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PAP Transformation Series – 12 Suggestions to reform healthcare

Leong Sze Hian “Nothing's sacrosanct in Government review of policies.” – PM Lee Hsien Loong. I refer to the article “'Improve affordability, accessibility and adequacy of healthcare'” (Today, May 21) . I would like to applaud the Prime Minister for his bold changes to the cabinet would like to make the following suggestions to reform healthcare in Singapore. 1) Increase public …

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PAP Transformation Series – 13 suggestions to transform the CPF

Leong Sze Hian, Alex Lew / “Nothing's sacrosanct in Government review of policies.” – PM Lee Hsien Loong. I refer to the articles "Tharman open to ideas, say economists" and "Big change, great expectations" (ST, May 20). I would like to applaud the Prime Minister for his bold changes to the cabinet. I believe what Singaporeans would like to see …

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PAP Transformation Series – 18 suggestions to reform HDB

Leong Sze Hian, Alex Lew / “Nothing's sacrosanct in Government review of policies.” – PM Lee Hsien Loong. I would like to applaud the Prime Minister for his bold changes to the cabinet. I believe what Singaporeans would like to see going forward is what changes will be made to address the myriad of issues raised in the elections. As …

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One year after assault, investigations still ongoing?

Andrew Loh / On 11 April last year, three friends tried to help a taxi driver who was being heckled and assaulted by a group of four Caucasian men at the taxi stand at Suntec City Tower 5. Instead, the three do-gooders were pounced on by the Caucasian group, with two of them eventually having to be admitted to the …

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A macro outlook on the Singapore property market

Chua Soon Hock / Despite a number of cooling measures from the government in the past year, the Singapore property market continues to be strong, hitting all-time high in prices. A recent prime condo traded at new record high of $5,842psf. This resilience is/was due to both domestic and global factors: 1. Bullish contradictions in economic and social policies in …

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RP’s Response to Setting Up of Committee to Review Ministerial Pay

PRESS RELEASE 22/05/2011 The Reform Party’s Response to Setting Up of Committee to Review Ministerial Pay The Reform Party notes the news that the PM has set up a committee to review Ministerial salaries, to be headed by the chairman of the National Kidney Foundation, Mr. Gerard Ee. We would like to point out that reducing ministerial salaries and replacing …

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