Daily Archives: 2015-08-17

Why did SWAMI home breach its constitution for PAP?

The Online Citizen (TOC) reported on 15 August that the People’s Action Party (PAP) may have contravened the constitution of the Sunshine Welfare Action Mission (SWAMI) home. Or rather, the home itself may have breached its own constitution under the Registry of Societies (ROS) Act. On Friday, 14 August, the PAP held a press conference in the premises of the …

Read More »

GE issues – Managing healthcare and problems with Medishield Life

By Howard Lee That age-old fear of old age – that one would not be able to pass on in dignity – is as real as it can get in Singapore. The government has acknowledged on many occasions that the cost of healthcare in Singapore is increasing and will continue to do so. Ironically, for a healthcare system that is …

Read More »

Why add to the burdens of an unmarried mother?

By John Gee There was a quiet, shy girl who was in the same class as me most of the time I was in secondary school in Britain. One day, she did not come to school and after that, she never came again. There was a skinny girl with blonde hair and a lively sense of humour. One day, during …

Read More »

Changes to TCA, prompted by PAP’s AIM saga, could be delayed

More than two years after a review was announced in May 2013, changes to the Town Councils Act (TCA) could be delayed if the elections are called. This was revealed by the Minister of National Development, Khaw Boon Wan, who made the remarks last Thursday to the media but which were only reported on Monday, 17 August. “Previously, I was …

Read More »

East Coast GRC MP Raymond Lim announces his retirement

Mr Raymond Lim, a PAP MP in East Coast GRC (Fengshan ward), is retiring. The 56 year-old former Transport Minister did not reveal who his successor will be, although the Straits Times[1] (“Raymond Lim formally announces retirement”, 16 Aug 2015) indicated it will likely be 38-year-old grassroots leader, Cheryl Chan – the news article said she has volunteered in Fengshan …

Read More »