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Chee Soon Juan National Day Message 2018
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Secretary-general of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Chee Son Juan delivered his National Day Message 2018 on Saturday (18 August). Delivering his speech across SDP’s social media platforms, Dr Chee stated that this country’s future is not in a good place, unless some significant Read More

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Minister Wong extends lease buyback to larger flats and says public housing a success SG story
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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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NZ bans foreigners from buying properties to make housing more affordable for Kiwis
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The BBC reported today (16 Aug) that New Zealand’s parliament has banned non-resident foreigners from buying existing homes in the country. The reason for the ban is to make properties more affordable for its own citizens. New Zealand is now facing a housing Read More

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Chee Soon Juan to deliver SDP’s NDP message on Sat, 3pm
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Secretary-general of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Chee Son Juan will be giving the SDP’s National Day message on Saturday (18 August) at 3 pm. The leader of the party said that he will talk about current issues that affect our nation such as Read More

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High salaries do not paint a complete picture of a nation’s wealth: Malaysian Prime Minister
By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

Whether or not a country is rich is determined not only by its people’s high salary rates, but also by its people’s purchasing power, said Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Speaking at the Prime Minister’s Department’s monthly assembly in Putrajaya today, Dr Read More

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10 key issues which define Lee Hsien Loong’s 14 years in power (Part 1 on Strategic Direction)
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Sunday (12 Aug) marks the 14th Anniversary since Lee Hsien Loong took over as Prime Minister from Goh Chok Tong. Just 4 days ago (8 Aug), his National Day Speech talked about cautious optimism in an increasingly turbulent world, while his government has crafted policies to “come together Read More

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Daughter of one of Singapore’s founding fathers “deeply offended” by Goh Chok Tong’s remark regarding ministerial salaries
By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong’s statement at a public forum regarding ministerial pay has sparked an uproar amongst members of the public, with netizens taking to social media platform to express their shock and dissatisfaction against the former Prime Minister’s remarks. Read More

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Political parties call upon citizens to move forward in “solidarity” in celebration of Singapore’s 53rd year of nationhood
By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

Today marks the 53rd anniversary of Singapore’s status as a sovereign state since its separation from the Malaysian Federation on 9 August 1965, and three years since the Republic’s golden jubilee in 2015. Various political parties have expressed their hopes and aspirations for Read More

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Goh Chok Tong’s speech defending high ministerial pay and defence budget at grassroots event
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

On Friday, local news platform MustShareNews shared an audio recording of Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong who turned down a suggestion to lower ministerial salaries or to lower the defence budget in order to better support elderly in Singapore, In the conversation, 70-year-old Abdul Read More

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