Questions raised over POFMA Directive to ‘Political Sophistry’: Hazel Poa and Ravi Philemon weigh in

Progress Singapore Party (PSP)’s Hazel Poa and Red Dot United’s Ravi Philemon express concerns about the recent POFMA correction order issued to ‘Political Sophistry’, questioning the lack of initial full disclosure about Minister Iswaran’s arrest and the balance between CPIB operational judgment and political leaders’ discretion.

Progress Singapore Party NCMPs file parliamentary questions to seek clarification on Ridout Road saga

Both Non-Constituency Members of Parliament (NCMP) from the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) has raised parliamentary questions about state bungalow tenancies by Singapore Cabinet Ministers, urging the release of essential information for a comprehensive debate. Questions address conflicts of interest, rental rates, and costs incurred, among other concerns.

Karl Liew’s charge amended to lesser charge in Parti Liyani case: Minister K Shanmugam says it’s normal for AGC to proceed on amended charges

Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam explained that it’s normal for the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) to proceed on amended charges in cases involving a guilty plea, addressing concerns over the charges against Karl Liew in the Parti Liyani case.

Karl pleaded guilty to an amended charge under section 182 of the Penal Code and had another charge under section 177 taken into consideration for sentencing.

Mr Shanmugam emphasized that the case was handled in a standard manner.

Ong Ye Kung responds to concerns raised by opposition parties WP and PSP on democracy and government policies

During a parliamentary debate on President Halimah Yacob’s address, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung responded to concerns raised by opposition MPs from the Workers’ Party (WP) and Progress Singapore Party (PSP), acknowledging that the government takes their ideas into account where appropriate.

However, he noted a “fundamental difference” with the WP’s ideas on the Budget, as the party has not supported the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system.

In response, WP MP Leon Perera defended his party’s views and asserted the need to strike a balance between current and future generations.

The debate also addressed the PSP’s motion on foreign talent policy, with Hazel Poa clarifying that the party’s observations were factual and not targeting any particular race.

Ong emphasized the importance of preserving a harmonious society and called on the opposition parties to take a principled and consistent approach to making alternative proposals.

Leong Mun Wai appointed Progress Singapore Party’s Secretary General

The Progress Singapore Party (PSP) announced on Tuesday that Mr Leong Mun Wai has been appointed as the party’s Secretary General, succeeding Mr Francis Yuen, who did not contest in the Central Executive Committee (CEC) election.

Mr Leong, who is currently a Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP), will be supported by Nadarajah Loganathan as the First Assistant Secretary-General and Dr Ang Yong Guan as the Second Assistant Secretary-General.

PSP’s Chairman, Mr Tan Cheng Bock, will remain in his position, and Ms Hazel Poa, who is also a NCMP, has been appointed as Vice-chairman.

Together with the 12 members elected on March 26th, 2023, PSP’s new CEC now has a total of 14 members.

The appointment of Mr Leong as Secretary General comes after Mr Yuen’s resignation, citing his business roles overseas as the reason for his decision to step down. He added that it is crucial for the PSP to have a full-time leader to lead the party into the next election.

Hazel Poa urges sustainable funding and fairer taxation to address housing affordability and high cost of living in Singapore

Ms Hazel Poa, Non-constituency Member of Parliament from the Progress Singapore Party (PSP), during the Budget 2023 debate on 23 February 2023, highlighted the challenges facing Singapore as it grapples with the trade-offs between affordability and sustainability in public housing, as well as the need for a fairer and more sustainable tax system that balances … Read more

Desmond Lee files Ministerial Motion to affirm commitment on affordable public housing in Singapore

SINGAPORE — The National Development Minister, Mr Desmond Lee, has filed a Ministerial Motion, asking Parliament to affirm the importance of keeping public housing affordable and accessible, while protecting the interests of both current and future generations of Singaporeans, and to endorse the Government’s commitment to these twin goals. This was announced by Senior Minister … Read more

Former ST Editor: If NCMP Hazel Poa hasn’t asked about ministerial salary, nobody would have

Former editor of Straits Times, Bertha Henson made a Facebook post on Thursday (12 Jan 2023) noting that if the Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) from the opposition hadn’t asked in Parliament with regard to the upcoming review of ministerial salary, none of the People’s Action Party ministers would be discussing this “uncomfortable issue”. On … Read more