Politics

High ministerial salaries necessary to attract private sector talents into public service – but the 4G lineup are all seasoned civil servants

With the elections looming – speculation is that it’ll happen this year or next – it’s worth taking a look at the ruling party’s leadership, particularly the 4th Generation of leaders that the People’s Action Party (PAP) has lined up to take over after the next election. A statement by these 4G ministers released in January 2018 said: “The younger …

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Is People’s Association still staying true to its objectives?

The People’s Association (PA) was first formed in 1960 as a statutory board to act as a bridge between the Government and the people, as well as to promote racial harmony and social cohesion in Singapore. The grassroots leaders (GRLs) are volunteers appointed by the PA to serve in different grassroots organisations (GROs) where they gather feedback from residents, help …

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S’poreans should be the “best judge” of WP’s performance in Parliament, party doing its best with limited resources: WP chairperson Sylvia Lim

The Workers’ Party (WP) is doing its best to maximise the limited resources it has and to be an effective representative in Parliament for its voters and their electoral base in general, said Party chairperson Sylvia Lim. In a question and answer session with former WP Deputy Organising Secretary Kenneth Foo via a livestream on the Workers’ Party Youth Wing …

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PM Lee promised a more open and inclusive society 15 years ago, where are we now?

When Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was sworn in as Singapore’s third Prime Minister in 2004, he said that this was a generational change for Singapore, “a shift to the post-independence generation in post-Cold War world”. His inaugural address as the nation’s new prime minister hit all the expected high points from moving the nation forward, adapting to inevitable changes …

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