A Singaporean shared her story of having to give up her dream of pursuing a local Masters in Engineering after subsidies for her desired course were allegedly removed. The fees skyrocketed from a few thousand dollars to around S$30,000. She settled for an online MBA and hopes the government prioritizes subsidies for local students.
Four opposition parties in Singapore – Peoples Voice (PV), Reform Party (RP), People’s Power Party (PPP), and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) – have formed a new political alliance named “People’s Alliance.” This move comes in response to growing public demand for a united opposition against the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP). Set to contest the next General Election, the alliance plans to vie for seats previously contested in 2020, promising to address concerns about the cost of living, property prices, and job security.
In his May Day message, Mr Lim Tean, leader of the Peoples Voice (PV) party, highlights the concerning job imbalance in Singapore, with 88.5% of jobs created in 2022 going to foreigners. PV emphasizes the need to prioritize Singaporean workers, address job insecurity, and reject policies that disadvantage locals in the labor market.
Peoples Voice (PV) Chief Lim Tean led a team of party members to Potong Pasir SMC to meet with residents struggling with the rising cost of living. During the visit, Lim expressed concern about the impact of levying GST on essentials, criticizing Potong Pasir MP Sitoh Yi Pin’s support for the recent hike. He urged residents to vote for change in the upcoming elections.