Current Affairs

Accessibility ramp at WP ward finally opens after years; WP’s Pritam Singh questions policy of PAP candidates as grassroots advisers

The barrier-free-access (BFA) ramp at Blk 108 Bedok Reservoir Road is now open to the public, announced Worker’s Party MP Pritam Singh in a Facebook post, seven years after it was first proposed. Mr Singh noted that the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council, which he chairs, has been waiting for documentation and additional pipe diversion to be completed before receiving approval to …

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Citizens express concern for Workers’ Party over AHTC case

On 14 October (Monday), Workers’ Party (WP) member and former non-constituency Member of Parliament Gerald Giam took to his Facebook to share concerns raised by citizens he encountered over the latest Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) case involving three members of the WP, including its chief Pritam Singh. In his post, Mr Giam said that while he was distributing food in …

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PM Lee says PAP will walk with workers “all the way” while continuing to import foreign ones

Speaking at the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) National Delegates’ Conference yesterday (15 Oct), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that the People’s Action Party (PAP) promises to walk with workers “all the way” as industries transform. He said workers will not be left to fend for themselves. Workers have to be ready for change, and the Government has to help them …

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Scoot wins its second “Best Low-Cost Carrier” award in a month

After flying past reigning champion AirAsia to take home the “Best Low-Cost Carrier” award at the TTG Travel Awards 2019 last month (26 Sep), Scoot has bagged another “Best Low-Cost Carrier” award, this time at the Travel Weekly Asia 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. This marks the first time Scoot has won the award from Travel Weekly Asia. The winners are …

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Dissent requires responsibility, says prominent legal academic Simon Tay

With the recent conversation around protests and dissent in Singapore, prominent legal academic and former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Associate Professor Simon Tay took to Facebook to share his thoughts on opposing government policy. The current head of the independent think tank Singapore Institute of International Affairs noted that the recent talk about protests and the young in Singapore …

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