Letters

Hyflux, a critical national asset, needs to be saved

by K. Pelly Periasamy Hyflux was once hailed as a model of innovation and entrepreneurship; Olivia Lum (its founder) and Hyflux were bestowed with awards and accolades for their pioneering entrepreneurship. The company’s bold endeavor in water treatment was hailed as an innovative solution to address Singapore’s critical need for fresh water and another strategic step in the nation’s long-term …

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SGX should scrutinise all IPO and Listing company’s applications

by Tan Kwong Moh The troubles of Hyflux have been widely reported in mainstream media. Hyflux may be delisted if it can’t solve its debts, and the thirty over thousands shareholders will be losing their hard-earned money.  So, I would like to share my view and experience on the SGX listed companies which were delisted, sink in huge debts, or facing financial …

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Open letter to all PAP cadres: Please focus on serving Singapore

by Diana Sharma This is an open letter to all People’s Action Party (PAP) cadres:  Please, please, please rethink why you enter politics and look at the direction that the current PAP is going. I sincerely believe that most Singaporeans who enter politics, regardless if they join the PAP or the opposition parties, do so with a pure heart to serve …

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Joint statement by international human rights NGOs condemns sentencing of human rights defender Jolovan Wham

We, the undersigned human rights organisations, strongly condemn the politically-motivated prosecution of Singaporean human rights defender Jolovan Wham. After convicting Wham in January 2019 of ‘organising a public assembly without a permit,’ the State Court sentenced him, on 21 February, to a fine of S$3,200 (US$2,367), or by default, 16 days in prison. The imposition of a criminal punishment that …

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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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