Daily Archives: 2011-06-01

Tan Cheng Bock vs George Yeo for president?

Andrew Loh / Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, George Yeo, says he is “thinking hard” about calls for him to stand for the elected presidency. Mr Yeo, in a posting on his Facebook page, says: “Many Singaporeans from different walks of life, young and old, have asked me to reconsider my decision on the Presidency, some impassionately.” He says he …

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Letters from Vui Kong – The Third Letter : A Changed Heart

The following was first posted on webelieveinsecondchances blog. Yong Vui Kong is a death row inmate in Singapore. He was arrested at age 19 with 47.27g of heroin, convicted of trafficking and sentenced under the Mandatory Death Penalty. His final appeal was dismissed by the Court of Appeal on 4 April 2011. He can now only plead for clemency from …

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Chen Show Mao – more than a SNAG!

Tan Meng Lee Yesterday (Sunday, 29 May 2011) was the Workers’ Party’s “Thank You Luncheon” for its volunteers at Ban Heng Restaurant at HarbourFront Centre (off Telok Blangah Road). Even though I only know a handful of the volunteers (that’s because I did so very little for WP after Nomination Day in Apr), there was an easy camaraderie with the rest of the …

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Don’t let populist sentiment derail policies that work

The following is the unedited letter sent to the Straits Times by Mr Ng E Jay. You can read th edited one in the Straits Times here. Aim for sustainable and balanced growth I refer to the article “Slower growth means fewer job opportunities” (30 May) in which National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan cautioned youths that slower economic growth …

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HDB – A new boss and a new direction equal new policies?

Andy Soon/ Mr Khaw Boon Wan’s blog mentioned the young couples, divorcees with children and low income families as HDB’s new priorities. Mr Khaw has hit the nail on the head when he mentioned these three groups. Young Singaporeans such as us, in the 20s to 30s group, are indeed worried that by the time we intend to settle down, …

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