MP Zainal: $700 a month enough for a Bangla worker to buy land back home

At a roundtable on wages organised by ST on Friday (30 Nov), five panellists were invited to talk about Singapore’s wage model. The five, former labour chief Lim Boon Heng, Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh, labour MP Zainal Sapari, and employers, Mr Kurt Wee and Mr Daniel Thong, sparred on the various labour issues. At one point, Dr Koh mentioned that workers …

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ESM Goh: Heng himself chose Chan to be his deputy

Speaking to Channel NewsAsia on Monday (26 Nov), Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong noted that Heng Swee Kiat “hasn’t quite been exposed to the mobilisation of people, working with the PAP, the NTUC, and working with the PA”. “Chan Chun Sing has that,” He added. He thought both would complement each other. Goh’s comments came days after Heng was …

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Goh as 2nd Asst Sec-Gen became PM even though Tony Tan was 1st Asst Sec-Gen

The recent news of Heng Swee Kiat assuming the position of 1st Assistant Secretary-General of People’s Action Party while Chan Chun Sing assuming 2nd Assistant Secretary-General has Singaporeans talking about how Heng would naturally become the next PM of Singapore. However, going through the history of PAP, this may not necessarily be so. In fact, among the second generation PAP …

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