Daily Archives: 2011-07-22

Public transport model not key issue

extracts of Minister of State for Transport and Finance, Josephine Teo’s response in The Straits Times, to Gerald Giam’s article “Overhauling Singapore’s public transport model”. — Mr Gerald Giam of the Workers’ Party has argued that Singapore should abandon its current public transport model in favour of a model in which public transport is nationalised. He argues that the current …

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Blast from the past: Raise road tax to subsidise public transport: Blog group

by: Ravi Philemon/ In September 2008, TOC submitted a proposal to revamp the public transportation system which ‘underwhelmed’ the deputy chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Transport, MP Ong Kian Meng. The following is The Straits Times article dated 12 September 2008, outlining the proposal: — IF THE Transport Ministry were run by the people behind the socio-political blog …

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Tan Kin Lian urges Transport Minister to take urgent steps to revamp public transport

by: Ravi Philemon/ Presidential aspirant Tan Kin Lian today urged Singapore’s Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew to take urgent steps to overhaul the nation’s public transportation system. In his blog entry Mr Tan requested the Transport Ministry to take urgent steps to revamp the public transport system by increasing capacity and by studying for implementation “the popular and successful system …

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Govt Borrowings: Benefit S’poreans?

by Leong Sze Hian I refer to the Accountant-General’s Department’s report – Singapore Government Borrowings An Overview, released in July 2011. It states that: “By issuing SSGS to the CPF Board and investing the proceeds from the borrowing, the Singapore Government is one of the few countries in the world that explicitly recognizes and fully funds her national pension obligations”. …

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