Opinion

Poll shows 44% don’t resonate with any of PM Lee’s announcements at NDR
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

After Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made his speech at the National Day Rally on Sunday (19 Aug), Yahoo! News decided to put up a poll yesterday (20 Aug) to try find out from Singaporeans what was the best announcement coming from PM Read More

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VERS and the relaxation of CPF rules – kicking an empty promise further down the road?
By Thomas Loh Published on by Thomas Loh 0

At the National Day Rally last Sunday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that the government will launch a scheme to deal with older HDB flats whose values will revert to zero as their leases run out. He suggested a Voluntary Early Redevelopment Read More

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Even hardcore PAP supporter Calvin Cheng disappointed with PM Lee’s NDR speech
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

In a surprising turnaround, ex-Nominated Member of Parliament as well as ex-Young PAP member Calvin Cheng posted a Facebook message yesterday (20 Aug) criticising PM Lee’s speech made at the National Day Rally on Sunday (19 Aug). In his posting, Mr Cheng is Read More

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You don’t own your flat. The government does.
By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

By categorically stating that the fundamental reason as to why HDB flats only have a 99 year lease on them is to prevent social division is surely simplifying the matter. In his National Day Rally address, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (PM Lee) Read More

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The crying Prime Minister: Does Lee Hsien Loong’s tears work in his favour?
By Augustine Low Published on by Augustine Low 0

Politicians who cry publicly may be perceived on one hand as weak and not in control, and on the other as sincere and compassionate. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has cried – or been teary-eyed – on a number of occasions, the most Read More

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PM Lee implying that citizens should like those in developing country while living in a country that professes to be first world
By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

While I was hoping against hope that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s (PM Lee) National Day address would be a breath of fresh air, I was left disappointed albeit not overly surprised. In trying to explain away the increased living costs, PM Lee, Read More

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PM Lee has been talking about coping with cost of living since 2011
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

At the May Day Rally in 2011 just before the general election held that year, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told Singaporeans that his Govt was focusing on cost of living issues. He said that the best long-term response was to ensure workers Read More

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How to stop condemnation of Singapore’s absurdly high ministerial salaries and win votes for the PAP
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Peter Yeo Toon Joo The late Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, was grievously flawed in his reasoning and arithmetic when he pegged his and his PAP ministers’ salaries to the earnings of our island republic’s top ten businessmen, professionals and corporate Read More

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Minister Wong extends lease buyback to larger flats and says public housing a success SG story
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

Right on the heel of National Day Rally yesterday night, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong announced on MND blog today (20 Aug) that he would now extend the Lease Buyback Scheme (LBS) to all HDB flats, including 5-room and larger flats. He wrote, Read More

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ESM Goh may say Singapore does not need a former PM to rescue it but does PAP need a former PM to save it?
By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong (ESM Goh) seems to have stepped up of late.  He has been seen apparently defending the high salaries of Ministers and now, he has stated that the fourth generation PAP leaders dubbed 4G leaders will be in Read More

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