Daily Archives: 2011-08-10

How much of the Reserves has been really used?

by: Leong Sze Hian/ I refer to the article “Past reserves tapped on to fund land reclamation and Sers” (ST, Aug 7). It states that “President S R Nathan’s office has been approving the use of past reserves to fund land reclamation projects since 2001 and land acquisition for the Selective En-Bloc Redevelopment Scheme (Sers) since 2002”. To the best …

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Transport Minister’s logic

by: Leong Sze Hian/ The Transport Minister said that the opposition National Solidarity Party’s (NSP) proposal to introduce more competition among public bus operators, is not feasible because it would only lead to “cherry-picking” of the profitable routes among transport operators and might not benefit commuters. I fail to understand the Minister’s logic as introducing more transport operators does not …

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Dr Tan Cheng Bock responds to the Law Minister

From Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s blog: — It is important that the President works within the boundaries laid out in the Constitution. The Presidency must not be a centre of power. This is to avoid confrontation. The office of the people’s elected President must work with the government in a proper and correct manner in the interest of Singapore. This …

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‘Mr HDB’ Lim Kim San – Man of the ’60s

Leong Sze Hian/ Mr Lim Kim San, was called Mr HDB, as he volunteered to be chairman of the Housing Development Board (HDB) when it was established in 1960. He took no salary for the first three years of his stint at the HDB and only started taking a salary in 1963, when he became Singapore’s National Development Minister, after winning his …

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