Correspondent

ST: Singaporeans from older folk and young people give thumbs-up to budget

After the Budget 2019 announcement by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat yesterday (18 Feb), ST wrote an article today saying that Singaporeans from older folk to young people are giving the thumbs-up to the budget (‘Budget gets thumbs-up from older folk and young people‘, 19 Feb). Yesterday, Minister Heng announced the $1.1 billion “feel good” Bicentennial Bonus for Singaporeans. Some …

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Dr Tan Cheng Bock: I’m entering Parliament to hold PAP Govt accountable

A recent video of a short speech by Dr Tan Cheng Bock has been circulating on social media. In the video, he had expressed his wish to re-enter parliament because he wants to seek accountability and transparency over the reserves and the Central Provident Fund (CPF) from the government. “I go in because I want accountability. I want transparency. What’s …

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ESM Goh on Chan’s ability: “One swallow does not a summer make”

The Middle East Institute (MEI) at NUS organized its annual conference on Mon (11 Feb). MEI is an autonomous research institute within NUS, set up to advance understanding of the Middle East, and to deepen engagements between the Middle East and Asia. It aims to provide reasoned views to scholars, students, policymakers, businesses and the public through publications, lectures, consultations …

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Govt decided not to charge Brochez 3 year ago under OSA

Yesterday (12 Feb) in Parliament, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong tried to explain why Mikhy Farrera Brochez, the American who allegedly leaked information from Singapore’s HIV Registry, was not charged under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) 3 years ago, back in 2016. Brochez was only charged with offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act, Penal Code and Infectious Diseases Act. …

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