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Daily Archives: 2016-02-27

Ministers to talk and answer questions about 14-year-old’s death in Parliament

The Parliament will hear questions from Members of Parliament surrounding the issue of the death of a 14-year-old schoolboy, Benjamin Lim who plunged to his death after being investigated by police without the accompaniment of his parents. Two ministers, Minister of Home Affairs, K. Shanmugam and Acting Education Minister (Schools) Ng Chee Meng are also scheduled to make their ministerial statement on …

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GRC system – A flaw in our politics

By Maurice de Vaz The stated objective of the Group Representation Constituency (GRC) system is to ensure that a number of minority race are elected into Parliament as Members of Parliament (MPs). This, however, belies the fact that in the years before the GRC system was thrust upon us, Messrs Othman Wok, Barker, Rajaratnam, and many others, were elected on their …

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