Daily Archives: 2013-12-05

SPP express concerns over LTA’s proposed satellite ERP system

Singapore People’s Party release press statement to express their concerns over the LTA’s satellite ERP system. Our concerns over LTA’s satellite ERP system: costs, surveillance (SPP statement) We note that the LTA is expected to call a tender for the installation of the next generation of electronic road pricing (ERP) system, which would be satellite-based, in the first half of …

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MDA responds to the Maruah’s statement

Singapore’s Media Development Authority responds to MURUAH’s statement published on 29th November. (MURUAH’s statement) 1.    We refer to Maruah’s statement of 29 Nov published in The Independent. 2.    The registration of The Independent and The Breakfast Network under the Broadcasting (Class Licence) Notification upholds the firmly-established principle that foreign entities may not engage in Singapore politics or be allowed to control or …

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Driver still sleeping, co driver drowsy, passengers unhappier

By Phillip Ang Dear Workers’ Party, Your manifesto for the 2011 elections was ‘Towards a First World Parliament’.  Low Thia Kiang also told Singaporeans that the WP will slap the PAP if it started to fall asleep at the wheel, if elected. Since then, WP MPs have asked numerous questions in Parliament pertaining to healthcare, CPF and housing issues, government …

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The alternative news in 1 day? (part 1)

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Security agencies perform poorly in annual police audit” (Straits Times, Dec 4). Half of security firms get poor grades? It states that “Half of the 251 security firms audited this year by the police received grades of C or D, according to a statement by the police on Tuesday. This was the …

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This frightened government has shown its hand

By Vincent  Wijeysingha This week the news was dominated, at least for those of us who believe that the fundamental freedoms define our citizenship, by the Attorney General’s application to sue the blogger, Alex Au, for scandalising the judiciary. Alex had written a post on his blog, Yawning Bread, in early October where he reported “a common view” – on which …

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