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Daily Archives: 2015-07-27

UK Prime Minister David Cameron visits Singapore on Tuesday

"David Cameronspeaking2" by Harry Metcalfe - originally posted to Flickr as David Cameron. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:David_Cameronspeaking2.jpg#/media/File:David_Cameronspeaking2.jpg

British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is currently in Indonesia on a regional tour, will make a two-day official visit to Singapore beginning tomorrow, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday. “Prime Minister Cameron’s visit reaffirms the strong bilateral ties between Singapore and the United Kingdom as the two countries commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic …

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Ng Eng Hen chides Inderjit Singh – PAP in-fighting before elections?

Just two days after he announced his stepping down from Ang Mo Kio GRC, four-term People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament, Inderjit Singh, has been chided for making the announcement on his Facebook page. (See here.) Apparently, the PAP’s Organising Secretary, Ng Eng Hen, told Channel Newsasia that the way Mr Inderjit did it was not a very “dignified” …

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TOC celebrates Singapore this Saturday, 1 August

The time is almost here – in a few weeks, Singapore will be 50-years old. A momentous occasion, of course, and we would not miss it for the world. So, we here at The Online Citizen (TOC) which, incidentally, is a mere 9-years old, have joined hands with several other civil society organisations and friends to hold a carnival of …

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A sizable opposition in Parliament is the safeguard for Singapore’s future

By Ravi Philemon In December last year while speaking to his Party comrades at a People’s Action Party (PAP) event PM Lee Hsien Loong commenting on the opposition’s intent to act as checks and balances on the Government said “that for every one more ‘checker’ in parliament there will be one less doer, thinker and leader in the government to …

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How to expect hawkers to make a decent living?

  By Douglas Ng, Fishball Story After attending the briefing regarding the new hawker centre, I have some thoughts. I am a Gen Y hawker, and it takes a lot of courage to step into this industry. Each year there are so many quality hawkers retiring due to old age if not others would rather move into other industry or end …

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Workers’ Party to contest in 5 GRCs, 5 SMCs in coming elections

The Workers’ Party (WP) has indicated that it will contest a total of 28 seats – five Group Representation Constituencies (GRC) and five Single Member Constituencies (SMC) – in the next General Election, party leaders told media yesterday, 26 July, during a party walkabout. The five GRCs are Aljunied, Marine Parade, East Coast, Jalan Besar and Nee Soon, while the five …

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Eye on Politics – walkabouts after EBRC report

Various political parties have been out and about last weekend following the Electoral Boundary Review Committee report published last week. The Workers’ Party was at Joo Chiat, where secretary-general Mr Low Thia Khiang addressed the media to speak about where WP will be contesting. “As a matter of principle, The Workers’ Party will contest where we have contested before,” said Mr Low. …

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New electoral boundaries – breaking down the numbers, and a need for transparency

By Howard Lee When Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong convened the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) two months ago in May 2015, the group that was given the task of defining which constituency citizens casts their votes were given two objectives: “The Committee should take into consideration significant increases or decreases in the number of electors in the current electoral …

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