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Daily Archives: 2015-08-26

Assumptions in healthcare financing “morally questionable”: SDP candidate, Paul Tambyah

By Timothy Lai Dr Paul Ananth Tambyah, Professor of Medicine at the National University of Singapore, and Ms Jaslyn Go Hui Leng, business owner and Sales Director, will be standing as candidates in the upcoming General Election under the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) banner. They were officially unveiled at the party’s headquarters today. Both candidates have been especially prominent within …

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Don’t use immigration as cure for economic ailments: WP’s Daniel Goh

Immigration should not be used as a means to shore up the lagging economy or as a step in economic development, said Daniel Goh. Mr Goh is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore (NUS), where he is Deputy Head of Department and Convenor of the Cultural Studies Programme. He has written and spoken on …

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A mandate for SG100, but with a compelling vision?

By Howard Lee “I called this general election to seek your mandate to take Singapore beyond SG50, into its next half century. You will be deciding who will govern Singapore for the next 5 years. More than that, you will be choosing the team to work with you for the next 15-20 years, and setting the direction for Singapore for …

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Zorro: Sotong or trying to sotong us over FT, local numbers

By Cynical Investor But first, dare the Prime Minister, Zorro*, Kee Chui** or anyone in the People's Action Party or the NTUC dare say they are safeguarding S’poreans’ jobs or wages? Let’s look at the facts of job protection for locals here. I”ll let Manpower Minister (and previously NTUC head) Lim Swee Say speak first. In an interview last week, …

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Going to the polls on 9/11

by Teo Soh Lung While the whole world will be reminded of the tragedy that took place in the United States when the Twin Towers were reduced to rubble on 11 September 2001, Singaporeans will go to the polls. The PAP have calculated all the odds - announcing the names of its election candidates, as well as nomination day (1 September) …

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Your candidate: Ang Yong Guan – Stepping out of the grassroots

By Biddy Low Dr Ang Yong Guan is an animated man with a personable demeanour. As he gets more impassioned with his words, his hands gesticulate more fervently, earnestly punctuating the points he holds dear. We met up with the chairman of SingFirst for a chat, after a recent forum held by the party, which dealt with issues such as …

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Rejected by condo management, SPP candidate gets creative

By Ariffin Sha Unlike meeting residents in HDB Flats and Landed Property where a candidate can go knock on doors without prior permission, explicit permission is required to visit homes in condominiums. Many, if not all, opposition parties face difficulties in meeting their constituents who live in condominiums. Approval to visit must be obtained from the condo's management under the …

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2,015 reasons to vote PAP – according to NDR2015

So, NDR2015 happened and there is the undoubted scent of electioneering lingering after care-taker Prime Minister (because Parliament has been dissolved) Lee Hsien Loong gave the performance of his career on Sunday night. Maybe the Media Development Authority should look at classifying the footage as a party-political film since it was so well scripted with truly tear-jerking moments that even …

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