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Daily Archives: 2018-09-04

Assertion that HDB flat buyers are not owners but ‘tenants’ is “factually and legally wrong”: Minister for National Development

Minister for National Development Mr Lawrence Wong has rejected the widely circulated claim that Housing and Development Board (HDB) flat buyers are not owners but are "tenants" in practice. Speaking at the HDB's Peak Forum for property experts at HDB Hub today (4 Sep), he said that such a claim is "factually and legally wrong", as the same principle of …

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We cannot remain silent.

by Constance Singam “If credibility, trust, and character become critical issues in deciding the political outcome, the destruction of credibility and character assassination become the most potent political weapons.” (Manuel Castells) Here we go again. Character assassination is a very effective method used against dissenters and opposition political parties to discredit them and eliminate them from public life. This is …

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Govt accepts recommendations of Active Mobility Advisory Panel; restricts speed limit for PMDs to 10km/h on footpaths

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) has announced that it has accepted all of the following recommendation submitted by the Active Mobility Advisory Panel for a safer path and will implement them in early-2019. There are four recommendations to be applied. Speed limit on footpaths The first is the speed limit on footpaths for personal mobility device users and cyclists. MOT noted …

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Activists and SDP respond to MP Seah Kian Peng’s allegations

On Sat (1 Sep), MP Seah Kian Peng commented on his Facebook page with regard to the recent meeting between Historian Thum Ping Tjin, Freelance journalist Kirsten Han, Activist Jolovan Wham and Award-winning comic artist, Sonny Liew with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. In his post, Seah took the opportunity to also drag opposition party Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) and …

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Is there a public housing crisis in Singapore? NDRS 2018 edition

by Vernon Chan After watching prime minister Lee Hsien Loong's 2018 National Day Rally speech, many Singaporean homeowners asked the question: Is it worth it to opt into the new housing improvement (HIP 2) and voluntary early redevelopment scheme (VERS)? Yet his latest housing minister recently announced that the value of public housing will plummet to zero at the end of their 99 …

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