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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss launches Mountbatten Manifesto

Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss, the Singapore People's Party (SPP) candidate for Mountbatten SMC, on Monday launched her manifesto for Mountbatten, outlining her plans for the constituency should she be elected. Running with the slogan "Tireless in Mountbatten, Fearless in Parliament", Chong-Aruldoss strove to emphasise her ability to perform the dual roles of a Singaporean Member of Parliament – that of a town council …

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Your candidate: Yee Jenn Jong – A life of service

If you thought Yee Jenn Jong only started serving the community after entering politics, you would be way off the mark. Mr Yee, a Workers’ Party (WP) member who became a Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) in 2011 after the general election, has in fact always been involved in the community – whether it was in school, in his working …

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Workers’ Party introduces final batch of candidates

The Workers’ Party’s fifth and final batch of candidates were introduced on Monday (31 Aug). The three candidates are Mr Bernard Chen, 29, a project executive at a funeral services company; Mr Leon Perera, 44, CEO of an international research and consulting agency; and, Ms Frieda Chan, 39, a medical social worker. In his introduction, Mr Perera, whose parents were …

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AHPETC Chairman’s Review

The following was published on the Workers' Party website on Monday. THE YEAR IN PERSPECTIVE It is with satisfaction that Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) presents this annual report enclosing its audited accounts for Financial Year (FY) 2014/15. This report is significant for several reasons. First, the audited financial statements for the year are filed on time, and less than …

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Sylvia Lim’s second letter to residents, informs them of TC surplus

The following letter was published on the Workers' Party website. SECOND OPEN LETTER TO RESIDENTS OF ALJUNIED-HOUGANG-PUNGGOL EAST TOWN Dear Residents, In my First Open Letter to you in June 2015, I explained three main points concerning various allegations made against Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC).  These were: 1. AHPETC does not and cannot reserve contracts for “friends” due to …

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Is the “controversial” AHPETC management fee really that controversial?

By Gangasudhan With much being said about the management fee being paid by Town Councils to their vendors, the question comes down to how much all the Town Councils pay for the service of administration and support for the running of these municipal bodies. In order to do so, the audited 2013/2014 Annual Reports of the following Town Councils were …

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Workers’ Party releases video of candidates

"This election will be landmark election," says Workers' Party secretary general, Low Thia Khiang, in the party's video featuring its candidates for the upcoming elections. "It marks a new phase for Singapore after 50 years of independence, and your vote will set the direction for the future of Singapore." "I'm happy that the Workers' Party, being the oldest surviving active …

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Is the PAP really listening, or just hearing us?

By Howard Lee “(ESM Goh Chok Tong) noted that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's Government had listened to the people since the last election and accelerated many plans and programmes. So if Singaporeans are happy with what has been done, they should give the ruling party "a strong mandate to continue with what they are trying to do", said Mr …

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Nadine Yap: Will be speaking up even if not in parliament

When Ms Nadine Yap was introduced weeks ago as a slated candidate for Democratic Progressive Party in the Bishan-Toa Payoh Team, voters at the GRC were impressed with her eloquency and credentials. https://www.facebook.com/theonlinecitizen/videos/10153642507546383/?permPage=1 However, it is now clear that Ms Yap will likely not be standing for election, with the recent announcement of confirmed candidates for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC fielded by the alliance …

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Daniel Goh & Zaobao: A dark day for academia

By Dr Liew Kai Khiun From professors in universities to kindergarten teachers at the frontline of education, as educators we interact with countless students constantly within professional and institutional frameworks. Through varying levels of scrutiny in terms of formal declaration of conflict of interests, disciplinary boards and committees of enquiries, educators are rigourously made accountable in order to maintain public trust …

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