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Perhaps Masagos needs to heed Dr Khor’s rule book and use information that can also be verified

If something has been vociferously criticised by the people directly involved with the social enterprise hawker scheme, shouldn't the government sit up and take notice? Instead, it appears dismissive and patronising. According to news reports, Senior Minister of State of Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor has seemingly downplayed public discontent by suggesting that some of the dissatisfaction had been "in part …

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How can Masagos ask hawkers to compete if the govt does not lead by example?

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli (Masagos) has said that it would be “inappropriate for the Government to subsidise a hawker on the basis that business is poor”, as it would stifle healthy competition among other hawkers who are doing well. Has he or the members of his team actually asked the hawkers for their opinion? I doubt …

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Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat to lead PAP’s 4G team

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat was appointed as the first assistant secretary-general of the People's Action Party (PAP) last Friday (23 Nov) after much speculation as to which one of the fourth generation (4G) leaders will succeed Mr Lee as Prime Minister. Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing, one of the 4G leaders who was initially rumoured to be …

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GRC system enables “PAP backbenchers” who are are nothing more than “yes” men to be “swept into Parliament”: Founder of People’s Voice Party

In a bid to garner the support of Singaporeans for the People's Voice Party, founder Lim Tean has proposed to remove the Group Representative Constituency (GRC) system should representatives from the party be elected to Parliament, as he believes that the system has enabled representatives from the People's Action Party (PAP) who are "not qualified to be MPs" to be …

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If we vote for PM Lee, we are also voting for Ho Ching as a package deal?

I understand that political spouses have a certain role to play alongside their husbands or wives who are politicians. They are on hand to formally greet dignitaries and provide social support. This role however is ceremonial at best. It has no official capacity. After the initial greetings and pleasantries which are photographed, these spouses usually retreat when actual discussions commence. …

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Pointing the finger at FB is akin to a spoilt child throwing toys

As the Singapore government appears to continue to wage war against "fake news", a potential fracas has arisen in relation to Facebook's (FB) refusal to remove a certain post by The States Times Review that is allegedly "fake news". In response to FB's refusal, the government has declared that FB's stance has showed that the social media platform "cannot be …

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NUS also honours Dr M’s wife in addition to Dr Mahathir

It was earlier reported that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Ho Ching, ESM Goh Chok Tong and President Halimah Yacob went all way out to welcome Dr Mahathir Mohamad in his official visit to Singapore. In addition, Dr Mahathir Mohamad was also conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws by National University of Singapore (NUS) on Tuesday (13 Nov). Not only …

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The next General Election “will be a new test for the PAP”: PM Lee

While he believes that the People's Action Party (PAP) had managed to garner overwhelming support from Singaporeans in the last General Election (GE), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has also expressed his reservations about falling into complacency, and cautions the party against taking such support for granted. Delivering part of his address in Mandarin during the recent PAP conference on …

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