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Daily Archives: 2015-07-25

Ho Ching to extend sabbatical to six months

Ho Ching, the chief executive officer of Temasek Holdings, will be extending her sabbatical to six months, Temasek said in a statement on Saturday, 25 July. In its brief statement, Temasek said Mdm Ho "has taken the option of extending her part-time sabbatical leave to six months, and will complete her sabbatical in October 2015."  It added that she "will …

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Focus: EBRC members – Tan Boon Khai

The names of the five-men Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) were finally revealed on Friday, after the committee submitted its report to Parliament. While little was known prior to the revelation, we can now take a look at who each of the members are. The committee is chaired by the Secretary to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, Tan Kee …

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Would you share this toilet with 20 people?

By Jolovan Wham “This is where we do our business”, explained Rafiqul Islam (not his real name), as he led me down a flight of steps into a a small makeshift shack covered by a flimsy blue plastic canvas. For the past year, approximately 20 workers from South Asia and China live in this construction work site with only one …

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PAP still only needs 23.8% of the popular vote to win, 31% to get 2/3 supermajority

Based on the latest electoral boundaries released by the Electoral Boundary Review Committee (EBRC), we have done a follow-up analysis for the upcoming General Elections. Under the new electoral boundaries, the challenges of representativeness remain. Since winning the general election in Singapore requires the right geographical distribution of seats won in addition to the popular vote, a political party with …

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Your vote is secret – vote without fear

In the lead-up to the 2011 General Election, and indeed as in other elections, the fear that the Government would know how an individual voted. This fear is not new and has in fact been propagated by ill-informed persons (who may or may not have a political agenda). The fact is that the voting process is transparent, and the handling …

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Is Lui also leaving politics?

Minister for Transport, Mr Lui Tuck Yew posted a status update on his Facebook last night in light of the report by Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC). The Group Representation Constituency, which is headed by Mr Lui, is set to disappear once the parliament is dissolved for the upcoming general election. "Regarding the boundary changes, we know that Moulmein is …

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Chairman of EBRC should publish minutes of deliberations

The five-member Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) has erased three constituencies from the face of the electoral map in its report which was released on Friday. The closely fought single-member constituency (SMC) of Joo Chiat, in particular, is the most conspicuous absence from the redrawn boundaries. The other two deleted constituencies are Whampoa SMC and Moulmein-Kallang GRC. Joo Chiat was …

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