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Daily Archives: 2012-04-09

NCMP Mrs Lina Chiam: Parliamentary speeches for second reading of bills (9 April 2012)

Energy Conservation Bill [Bill No. 8/2012] – (Minister for the Environment and Water Resources)   Mr Speaker sir   The Energy Conservation Bill is a good move that will enable the Government to monitor energy consumption and improve energy efficiency in our large-scale industrial and transport sectors.    It also shows that Singapore is taking its international responsibilities in tackling climate change concerns seriously, …

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Government must adopt mindset of 'servant leadership'

~ By Ng E-Jay ~ A few days ago in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that his government has changed the way it engages the electorate in determining policy outcomes. Describing it as a “two-way” process in which both sides work together to make Singapore succeed, Mr Lee felt that the change has been necessary and …

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Disassembling GRC system benefits PAP (Part 1 of 3)

~ By Shiwen Yap ~ The term GRC (Group Representation Constituency) denotes a constituency and an electoral division within Singapore, where MPs are voted in as a group, with the voters choosing on a party rather than an individual basis. The primary reasoning behind such a scheme by the PAP-dominant legislative branch of government is that such a system guarantees …

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Disassembling GRC System Benefits PAP (References)

~ By Shiwen Yap ~ The following is the list of references used in the preparation of the three-part article series entitled Disassembling GRC System Benefits PAP. AsiaOne. (2011).PAP wins General Election, loses Aljunied GRC. AsiaOne News Portal. Retrieved fromhttp://www.asiaone.com/News/Elections/Story/A1Story20110508-277662.html   AsiaOne. (2011). Cheng Bock: Division among Singaporeans and PAP.. Asiaone News Portal. Retrieved from http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/Singapore/Story/A1Story20110828-296699.html   Chan, J.H. (2011). GRC effects: George Yeo …

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Conflict At the Heart of Yale-NUS

~ By Gordon Lee ~ In 2005, it was reported that Singapore’s authorities “have learned a hard lesson after Britain's prestigious Warwick University snubbed the city-state with its decision not to accept an invitation to establish a campus." [1] This is my University, and I am proud of this decision. How has this embarrassing event provided lessons for Yale-NUS several …

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