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Politics

Should an MP be furthering business interests?

It would be fair to say that at a grassroots level, most people would look to their elected Member of Parliament (MP) as their representative in Parliament on their bread and butter issues. In this regard, it is therefore important for the MP in question to be deeply engaged with the sentiments, concerns and needs of his or her constituents …

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SDP: Ong Ye Kung adopts its proposal to abolish secondary school streaming

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has released a statement claiming that the People’s Action Party (PAP) has followed SDP’s lead when Education Minister Ong Ye Kung proposed to abolish secondary school streaming. It appears that, in its policy proposal Educating for Creativity and Equality: An Agenda for Transformation, SDP mentioned that, “Therefore under the SDP’s education plan, the PSLE will …

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The Singapore government’s apparent sensitivities for foreign interference would hold a lot more weight if it didn’t have apparent loose canons like Kausikan muddying the waters.

Singapore is certainly no stranger to being sensitive about so called “foreign interference” in our domestic affairs. It is after all in name of the foreign bogeyman that our former Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) has sued numerous foreign publications for commenting on the domestic affairs of our nation state. LKY had also used the alleged threat of …

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Democracy, despite its shortcomings, is the best system of governance to have, relative to other systems: Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad

Democracy, despite its shortcomings, is the best system of governance to have in relative to other systems of governance, as citizens have the power to overthrow their government “with a stroke of the pen” at the polls, in contrast to authoritarian systems in which violent revolutions involving wars and bloodshed have to occur for a change to take place, said …

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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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Former DPP chief Benjamin Pwee submits application to join SDP

Following an announcement regarding his intention to join a “bigger” and “more effective” party earlier this month, former secretary-general of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Benjamin Pwee has submitted his application to join the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) after heading DPP for six years. Earlier in a Facebook post, Mr Pwee revealed that the decision was made “after much internal discussion …

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