Politics

10 key issues which define Lee Hsien Loong’s 14 years in power (Part 1 on Strategic Direction)

Sunday (12 Aug) marks the 14th Anniversary since Lee Hsien Loong took over as Prime Minister from Goh Chok Tong. Just 4 days ago (8 Aug), his National Day Speech talked about cautious optimism in an increasingly turbulent world, while his government has crafted policies to “come together for the residents in a tangible and holistic way”. Things such as CareShield and estate upgrading will …

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Daughter of one of Singapore’s founding fathers “deeply offended” by Goh Chok Tong’s remark regarding ministerial salaries

Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong’s statement at a public forum regarding ministerial pay has sparked an uproar amongst members of the public, with netizens taking to social media platform to express their shock and dissatisfaction against the former Prime Minister’s remarks. In response to a suggestion by 70-year-old Braddell Heights resident Mr Abdul Aziz to reduce the “million-dollar” …

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Political parties call upon citizens to move forward in “solidarity” in celebration of Singapore’s 53rd year of nationhood

Today marks the 53rd anniversary of Singapore’s status as a sovereign state since its separation from the Malaysian Federation on 9 August 1965, and three years since the Republic’s golden jubilee in 2015. Various political parties have expressed their hopes and aspirations for Singapore’s future, on top of celebrating the progress that has already been achieved as a young nation. …

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Goh Chok Tong’s speech defending high ministerial pay and defence budget at grassroots event

On Friday, local news platform MustShareNews shared an audio recording of Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong who turned down a suggestion to lower ministerial salaries or to lower the defence budget in order to better support elderly in Singapore, In the conversation, 70-year-old Abdul Aziz shared his concerns about issues about elderly being forced to work just to survive and asked …

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MP Joan Pereira: We have no such arrangements with MindChamps

A letter dated last Friday (27 Jul) from MindChamps Preschool @ Liang Court was condemned by netizens for its allegedly elitist and discriminatory content regarding the application for the grassroots leadership of the River Valley Neighbourhood Committee (RVNC). In the letter, it said that parents of children attending MindChamps Preschool “have been given priority access to sign up as grassroots …

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Is Lee Kuan Yew’s prophecy inching closer to its occurrence?

The late Lee Kuan Yew was known for his hard speaking truths. The same statesman who claimed that the army would have to step in two to three years after the fall of the People’s Action Party (PAP) is the same man who acknowledged that the PAP will eventually fall. This is not a question of ‘if’ but a question of ‘when’. …

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Opposition parties express desire to cooperate; invite Tan Chen Bock to lead effort

Posted by Singapore Democratic Party At a working lunch hosted by the SDP this afternoon, several opposition parties came together to explore the possibility of working closer together to present a unified front at the next elections. The SDP also took the opportunity to propose that presidential candidate Dr Tan Cheng Bock help lead the effort in building such a coalition. Those present …

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