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Daily Archives: 2015-08-11

Social media responds to news of Lui Tuck Yew stepping down

Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew will not be running in the upcoming general election. LUI TUCK YEW QUITS: This is the letter he sent to @leehsienloong announcing his decision. #GEWatch #sgelections pic.twitter.com/pxJ294iMqv — Kyle Malinda-White (@kylemalinda) August 11, 2015 His letter of resignation was accepted by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong: PM LEE RESPONDS: "You had a very difficult job" …

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Transport Minister announces that he would not be standing for re-election

Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew has announced that he would not be standing for re-election in the coming General Election. Mr Lui wrote in his letter to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong: “It is with deep regret that I confirm my decision not to stand in the coming General Election." “I broached this subject with you early this year. You and …

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NS and NEL lines experience service disruption after Jubilee weekend

This morning as commuters on the North-South Line were making their way back to work and school after the Jubilee Weekend, train disruption took place along the North South Line between Choa Chu Kang MRT and Jurong East MRT station. These delays were said to have occurred at about 7.30am. There was no mention of the train disruption via the …

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SDA: Viral rally speech videos have no relevance to current party positioning

Singapore Demcrocatic Alliance (SDA) has come up with a press statement about old campaign videos of SDA, which are circulating the internet. The party statement wrote, "There has been a strings of video circulating online. These videos are rally speeches executed and hosted during the last elections. However, those videos have no implication or connection to our current elections strategy. …

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GE issues – A truly inclusive society for all minority groups

By Ghui 2015 marks an important year for Singapore. This year saw the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew who is widely held as Singapore’s founding father. On top of this, the year thus far has also marked Singapore’s 50th milestone birthday. To add further significance, this will also be general election year. This will be the first general election …

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SingFirst hopes RP will field Roy Ngerng in AMK GRC

By TREmeritus Yesterday (10 Aug), SingFirst announced that it will not be contesting in Ang Mo Kio GRC for the upcoming GE (‘SingFirst leaves AMK GRC to Reform Party‘). In a statement, it said that it will withdraw its interest to contest in Ang Mo Kio GRC and focus its resources on Tanjong Pagar and Jurong GRCs, leaving the 6 …

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CPF Minimum Sum now S$161,000

On 1 July 2015, the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Minimum Sum requirement rose from $155,000 to $161,000. The increase was first announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day Rally speech last year. The Minimum Sum is the amount that must be set aside in a member's CPF savings account for retirement when a member turns 55. Half of …

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A Singaporean’s heartfelt message on the impending election

By Snow Flake I am a Singaporean male who has served my national service. I have lived most of my life in the various heartlands across Singapore, having moved quite a few times. I have also been around the world and so I know that I'm not a frog in a well. When I was growing up, I admired the …

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