Daily Archives: 2011-08-05

Aljunied-Hougang Town Council appoints new Managing Agent

The following is a statement from the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council. — Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) has appointed FM Solutions and Services Pte Ltd (FMSS) as its Managing Agent (MA), for a period of one year from 15 July 2011. After the General Elections in May 2011, AHTC was legally constituted on 27 May.  Under the timeline drawn up by the …

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People with disabilities appeal to PTC for public transport subsidy

The following is an appeal letter sent to the Public Transport Council today by CAN!, a network group of people with disabilities. — Mr Gerard Ee Chariman Public Transport Council Dear Mr Ee Although the fare adjustment would be another added burden for the people with disability, we welcome the news that now concession hours for the elderly is extended …

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Tan Cheng Bock appeals for volunteers (updated)

by: Jewel Philemon/ UPDATE: Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s office has clarified that Dr Tan has not received his Certificate of Eligibility yet, and that this appeal is a misunderstanding. His office has also clarified that there is no planned meeting this Sunday for Dr Tan’s volunteers. His office has requested TOC to remove this article, but TOC has decided that …

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What is politics?

by: Elvin Ong/ With the recent conclusion of the 2011 General Elections and the impending Presidential Elections, Singaporeans have become interested in politics more than ever. We should welcome this development’ Greater awareness and discussions about politics in Singapore can only invigorate society, helping to create a ‘bottom-up’, more robust national identity with a tighter social compact. Passion about the …

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Chess politics, or just my imagination?

Howard Lee / It unfolded almost melodramatically. After a period of aspiring candidates indicating their interest to run for the Elected Presidency, the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) decided to give what amounted to a provisional endorsement of Tony Tan, the candidate of choice of the ruling People’s Action Party and the out-going President SR Nathan. The next day, almost …

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