Politics

Not about S. China Sea dispute anymore but working with China for ‘stable and inclusive region’

MINDEF announced yesterday (29 May) that China and Singapore have agreed to revise a defence pact so as to “deepen defence ties and step up bilateral engagements on various fronts” for both countries. During a meeting between Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen and his Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe in Singapore yesterday, both welcomed the conduct of Exercise Cooperation involving …

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SDP chief Chee Soon Juan criticises PAP ministers’ high salaries in contrast with elderly Singaporeans not having enough to live off, slams PAP MP Lee Bee Wah’s “Ah Kong” analogy

The secretary-general of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Chee Soon Juan has released a video criticising the People’s Action Party’s (PAP) ministers’ high salaries in light of findings by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) at the National University of Singapore, which suggested that retirees need at least S$1,380 monthly to get by in Singapore. In reference …

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How would we know whether or not the government is “doing things right” to begin with if there is no opposition within Parliament to ensure accountability?

While I understand the need for a strong and stable government, I would have to disagree with former Prime Minister, Mr Goh Chok Tong when he disagrees that the role of the opposition should be one of “check and balance” as he feels that means the government is not doing things right. This opinion seems rather contradictory to me. Firstly, …

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Single-payer universal insurance scheme a better alternative to the 3Ms: SDP chairman Paul Tambyah

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has proposed a single-payer universal insurance scheme as a more financially viable alternative to the current 3Ms – Medisave, Medishield, and Medifund – for all Singaporeans. The proposed National Health Investment Fund (NHIF) –  which was presented by the Party’s Chairman Paul Tambyah and its Central Executive Committee member Khung Wai Yeen at the SDP …

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