Daily Archives: 2018-08-05

Politics is much more than just a contest at earning millions of dollars

If multi-million dollar salaries are motivating and deciding factors for people to come into Singapore politics, we may be getting the wrong type of people from the start by Simon Lim Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong was quoted in an audio recording as saying that People’s Action Party’s ministers are not paid enough, and people who earn S$500,000 annually …

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Goh Chok Tong’s speech defending high ministerial pay and defence budget at grassroots event

On Friday, local news platform MustShareNews shared an audio recording of Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong who turned down a suggestion to lower ministerial salaries or to lower the defence budget in order to better support elderly in Singapore, In the conversation, 70-year-old Abdul Aziz shared his concerns about issues about elderly being forced to work just to survive and asked …

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One kilogram of “Ice” seized at Woodlands Checkpoint

One kilogram of of crystalline substances believed to be ‘Ice’ was seized on Thursday (2 August)  from a 45-year-old male Malaysian at Woodland checkpoint. In a press release on Friday (3 August), Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that in the evening hours of Thursday, its officers directed an arriving Malaysia-registered car for further checks at Woodlands checkpoint. The authority said that during …

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