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Daily Archives: 2017-10-02

Adjournment motion on counting of Elected Presidency for Reserved Election, much needed for straight answers from PM without distraction

Speaker of Parliament, Tan Chuan Jin announced on Monday evening that Ms Sylvia Lim's adjournment motion which has been balloted out twice previously, will be allowed to take place at end of the Parliament Sitting on 3 October. Writing on his Facebook page, Mr Tan wrote, "Just balloted for tomorrow's adjournment motion (3 Oct 2017). Sylvia Lim's motion has been picked. …

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Parliamentary questions for 2 October 2017

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 1.30pm on Monday, 2 October 2017 for the 51st session of the 13th Parliament. *70 oral questions and 36 written questions have been scheduled to be asked. 6 bills will be introduced in this Parliament session. Central Provident Fund (Amendment) Bill – Minister for Manpower, Workplace Safety and Health (Amendment) Bill – Minister for Manpower, Massage …

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The 2017 Presidential Election – An unmitigated fiasco

by Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss Flushed with political capital from a trouncing 70% mandate captured at the September 2015 General Elections, the PAP Government kicked off its 13th Parliament in January 2016 by announcing plans to make changes to Singapore's political system. Presumably to serve Singaporeans, but perhaps to serve the PAP's hegemony, the plans would include changes to the Elected Presidency (EP). …

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President Halimah to move out from Yishun residence to a new location

According to a press release by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday (2 Oct), President Halimah Yacob will be moving out from her home at Yishun Avenue 4. MHA said it has conducted a careful assessment of the security arrangements for the President and has informed the President that the security agencies face several challenges in ensuring her security …

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Netizens criticise DPM Tharman for defending mainstream media in Singapore

In a Today report dated 29 September, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam was quoted saying that the mainstream media in Singapore is not a free-for-all, neither is it the heavily-controlled media that some critics caricature it to be. DPM Tharman wrote on his Facebook page that media in Singapore does not wait around for instructions, and it does not excuse everything …

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Enbloc Sale – Can you lose money from it?

Enbloc - Shunfu ville

When is Enbloc good or bad news? Receiving an enbloc offer for your property is akin to striking lottery. So who wouldn’t be pleased with it? Not everyone actually. Some may have an emotional attachment to their home or location as their family or relatives may have stayed in this development or in this vicinity, still many others dislike the …

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Why must we give you our identity card particulars?

by Teo Soh Lung Three members of Function 8 were harassed by several plain clothes and uniformed police personnel from Cantonment Police Division soon after witnessing the arrest of Mr Seelan Palay by at least 12 police officers. The incident took place outside Parliament House yesterday afternoon (Sunday 1 Oct 2017). Standing outside Parliament House, Mr Seelan Palay holding a …

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