SDP: Budget 2019 – When the party ends and the music stops playing

At a rally during the General Elections in 2015, SDP Secretary-General Chee Soon Juan said: “The PAP has pulled out all the stops, giving concessions here, rebates there and getting everyone drunk with SG50 merriment. But what happens when the party is over, my friends? What happens when the music stops playing and all the guests go home? Your housing …

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Heng Swee Keat: “where individuals are found culpable or wanting, we do not hesitate to take action.”

Statement from Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat which was first published on Straits Times in response to the editorial from Zaobao about accountability of public services. Is complacency the cause of our recent spate of distressing failures – from training deaths in national service to the SingHealth cyber attack; from power failures to misplaced postal mail? Have we become so …

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EC buyer will regret like me

by a forgotten PAP supporter This is a story that goes back to 1997 when I was enticed by the Housing Development Board (HDB) to buy into a Executive Condominium (EC), Windermere in Choa Chu Kang, which I took possession in 1999. For many, a EC is a gift from our government but in reality, we are being used as a …

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Against Section 14 of Government Proceeding Act

by CG In view of the 9 deaths of National Servicemen in last 1.5 years, it pains me that no one in the government or MINDEF take full responsibility. The real facts are kept from public as well as sentences and punishment issued to those who failed to observe safety protocols. MINDEF must have pages of safety documents, probably as …

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MOE should go beyond motherhood statements and victim-blaming

by Sean Lim The Straits Times reported on 14 Jan that the Ministry of Education (MOE) is going to take action against ‘lewd’ Instagram account targeting junior college girls.  While it is worth applauding that MOE is taking action against questionable Instagram accounts, their spokesperson’s response is quite lacking. The spokesperson said that students ought to be “mindful of privacy …

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