Politics

Public transport model not key issue

extracts of Minister of State for Transport and Finance, Josephine Teo’s response in The Straits Times, to Gerald Giam’s article “Overhauling Singapore’s public transport model”. — Mr Gerald Giam of the Workers’ Party has argued that Singapore should abandon its current public transport model in favour of a model in which public transport is nationalised. He argues that the current …

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Blast from the past: Raise road tax to subsidise public transport: Blog group

by: Ravi Philemon/ In September 2008, TOC submitted a proposal to revamp the public transportation system which ‘underwhelmed’ the deputy chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Transport, MP Ong Kian Meng. The following is The Straits Times article dated 12 September 2008, outlining the proposal: — IF THE Transport Ministry were run by the people behind the socio-political blog …

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Tan Kin Lian urges Transport Minister to take urgent steps to revamp public transport

by: Ravi Philemon/ Presidential aspirant Tan Kin Lian today urged Singapore’s Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew to take urgent steps to overhaul the nation’s public transportation system. In his blog entry Mr Tan requested the Transport Ministry to take urgent steps to revamp the public transport system by increasing capacity and by studying for implementation “the popular and successful system …

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President must be a potent symbol of our multiracial ethos

by: Muhammad Farouq Bin Osman/ The impending race for the Singapore Presidency should set us thinking what the position really is all about. I have always felt that the office serves, first and foremost, as a potent symbol of our multiracial ethos. It was for this reason that in the years preceding the establishment of the Elected Presidency, an unwritten …

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Third Town Council Management Report is politically motivated says Chiam See Tong

by: Ravi Philemon/ The Ministry of National Development on Friday released the third Town Council Management Report (TCMR). The TCMR framework was introduced in 2009 to provide residents with objective information on the key areas of estate management and to facilitate informed discussion between town councils and their residents on how they can jointly improve the upkeep of their estates over …

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Swing voters or swing MP?

‎”It seems there are more open minds out there and the real question is what we have to do to engage a more conscious but also ‘not-easy-to-categorise’ electorate.” – MP for Sembawang GRC Vikram Nair, on the increase in swing voters according to a post-election survey by think-tank Institute of Policy Studies. (‘2011 General Election sees more swing voters: survey‘ CNA, …

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What makes a successful politician?

by: Ghui/ George Yeo and Lim Hwee Hua were both politicians who have made contributions to Singapore. George Yeo especially, was an outstanding Minister for foreign affairs. However, both have resigned from active politics after failing to win in Aljunied GRC in GE 2011. I am disappointed by their respective decisions because it signals a lack of willpower and commitment. …

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It’s time to move on – Goh Meng Seng (with updates of NSP’s new CEC)

Update: National Solidarity Party has elected it’s members for the Party’s 14th CEC. Sebastian Teo remains the President. Hazel Koon Koon Poa is elected secretary-general. CEC members are: Christopher Neo, Gan Theng Wei, Ivan Yeo, Jeannette Chong Aruldoss, Kwan Yue Keng, Nicole Seah, Noraini Bte Yunus, Raymond Lim, Reno Fong, Steve Chia, Syafarin Bin Sarif, Tan Chee Kien and Tony …

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