Daily Archives: 2019-03-02

Chan Chun Sing delights in playing Singaporeans for fools

Not once but twice in one day Chan Chun Sing took the mickey out of Singaporeans. No conflict of interest, declared the Minister-in-Charge of the Civil Service last Thursday, on the appointment of the spouse of a political office holder as Auditor-General. Goh Soon Poh, wife of Senior Minister of State for Defence Heng Chee How, took over as Auditor-General …

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Good laws and bad laws – To obey or disobey?

by Teo Soh Lung What are laws and what is the purpose of having laws? Laws evolve from the people’s desire to have order, peace and prosperity. Disorderly conduct disrupts a functioning society. In today’s world, the task of making laws are entrusted to a group of people. In Singapore, the people entrust this duty to our parliament. Parliamentarians therefore …

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Is the Merdeka Generation package a vote buying bag of benefits or a tribute?

by Khush Chopra We are told the purpose or objective of the MGP is tributary in nature to recognise the contributions of that cohort to the economic and national development of Singapore “to honour them for what they have done for Singapore.” As set out in Channel NewsAsia (CNA) online here: “First announced during Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National …

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How Budget 2019 Affects SMEs in Singapore

In one of the most anticipated announcement in parliament this month, Finance minister Heng Swee Keat delivered the Budget 2019 on 18 February. Most Singaporeans have digested the various policy announcements by now. In this article, we’ll touch on the Budget’s impact to local SMEs. Of note is the launch of Scale-up SG by Enterprise Singapore. This program will include …

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