Daily Archives: 2019-03-07

Consider alternative forms of ownership in high-value areas to mitigate income stratification in public housing: NMP Walter Theseira, to MND

The issue of income stratification in public housing in Singapore should be dealt with via alternative forms of ownership such as equity sharing and guaranteed subsidised resettlement on lease expiry in areas of high market value, said Nominated Member of Parliament Walter Theseira. Speaking in Parliament on Wed (6 Mar), Prof Theseira, who also teaches Economics at the Singapore University …

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Foreign workers organised sit-down protest at CBD, demanding unpaid salaries of nearly S$300,000

On Wednesday (March 6), over 30 foreign workers participated in a sit-down protest at the Central Business District (CBD) demanding answers from their employer over unpaid salaries. Their employer, Stargood Construction, believed to owe these workers about S$300,000 for their work at the old Central Provident Fund (CPF) building from December 2018 to February 2019. Those who participated in the …

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Should an MP be furthering business interests?

It would be fair to say that at a grassroots level, most people would look to their elected Member of Parliament (MP) as their representative in Parliament on their bread and butter issues. In this regard, it is therefore important for the MP in question to be deeply engaged with the sentiments, concerns and needs of his or her constituents …

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SDP: Ong Ye Kung adopts its proposal to abolish secondary school streaming

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has released a statement claiming that the People’s Action Party (PAP) has followed SDP’s lead when Education Minister Ong Ye Kung proposed to abolish secondary school streaming. It appears that, in its policy proposal Educating for Creativity and Equality: An Agenda for Transformation, SDP mentioned that, “Therefore under the SDP’s education plan, the PSLE will …

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