Daily Archives: 2015-09-08

Debunking the myth that a minimum wage will lead to an economic crisis

By Benjamin Goh The issue of a minimum wage comes up at every election. Supporters of a minimum wage champion the idea of a “living wage”, a wage that is sufficient for an individual to “survive”. Conservatives argue that this is wishful thinking for these reasons: a) Existing low wages (below the minimum wage standards of other countries) lead to a …

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What is PAP’s (unspoken) strategy and objective in GE2015?

By Mano Sabnani It is a vital question, the answer to which will never be known in public. One can only surmise What exactly is the People’s Action Party or PAP’s strategy in this General Election 2015? What is the objective it wants to achieve? An overall result it would be happy with or at least not distraught about? The …

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Vote wisely and rationally?

By Tan Boon Gim Over the last few days, there have been many clarion calls for Singaporean to “vote wisely” and many such calls went viral on social media. It baffled me. Do they envision many people who are not voting wisely? After reading several of them, I realised they were not espousing the people to vote wisely, but to …

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#GE2015 Day 7 Diary: The rise of Chee Soon Juan

He was once described as a “near psychopath”, but is now received at political rallies like a rockstar. The Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) rallies are now drawing larger crowds; ever since his first rally speech in 15 years was shared around on social media, people have been turning up just to hear Dr Chee Soon Juan speak. It’s been a …

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Cost of living, CPF, immigration key concerns of Singaporeans: SDA

By Howard Lee Cost of living, high cost of healthcare, immigration and retirement funds remain key issues that matter to Singaporeans this general election, and the Singapore Democratic Alliance intends to bring these issue up for debate in Parliament should they be elected as Members of Parliament for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, promised party member at an election rally last night …

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Who will you vote for?

By Vincent Low Elections these days are much more exciting thanks to increasing amount of opposition, as compared to the days when walkovers were common and nobody needed to vote at all. This power to vote comes with lots of responsibility – the power to decide who governs Singapore in the future. Usually, governing means making the right decisions, not …

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Sim Ann takes personal swipes at Chee Soon Juan

The People’s Action Party (PAP) candidate for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, Sim Ann, has made what the Straits Times described as a speech “dripping with sarcasm” against her opponent in the election contest, Dr Chee Soon Juan. In a speech at a rally on Monday, Ms Sim Ann said, “The impression that this Dr Chee gives me is that they are …

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