Politics

Our election process seems inefficient for an efficient country

I was attending a talk last night where a report by the World Bank was presented and Singapore was rated number two in the world for ease of doing business. Factors that were taken into consideration were the efficiency levels, the streamlining of processes and the quality of the agencies. Notably, a factor that was highlighted as being considered in …

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Dr Vivian says Singapore a “natural partner” to India despite investment fiasco at Amaravati

At the India-Singapore Business and Innovation Summit held in Mariner Bay Sands on Monday (9 Sep), Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said Singapore can help India in areas such as infrastructure planning, water conservation and business expansion. Dr Vivian said India aims to invest about US$13.9 billion in urban infrastructure and solutions over the next five years, as it …

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Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong on way to Germany, US after brief detention

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was making his way to Germany on Monday after he was released from a brief spell in custody following a mistake in his bail conditions, his party confirmed. Wong, 22, was among multiple prominent democracy advocates who were detained late last month in a roundup by police as the semi-autonomous city reels from more …

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Is Prime Minister Lee engineering his grand exit?

by Joseph Nathan BIG SPENDING has become the new hallmark of the current 4G People’s Action Party (PAP) politicians. From their lavish year-long Bicentennial Celebration to more lavish National Day Rally (NDR) dinners, they are no longer behaving like the Old Guards, who take engagement with the people and spending of public money seriously. True, there were some monetary transfer …

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Workers’ Party MPs and candidates walk the ground and unfazed by the sudden announcement of EBRC

Members of the Workers’ Party (WP) and candidates have been walking the ground and meeting residents in their constituency during house visits. Despite the sudden announcement of the formation of the Electoral Boundary Review Committee (EBRC) yesterday (4 September) by the Elections Department, these individuals seem unfazed by the news and continued meeting regular Singaporeans to speak with them. As …

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