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Tag Archives: Singapore Parliament

The aftermath of 5 days, and still taking wrong steps

By Ghui A week after the Parliamentary White Paper on population was released, Parliament has voted to endorse it. The results are decisive and indicate that an overwhelming number of MPs have voted in favour of it. 77 for, 13 against and 1 abstention. As a layman observing the furore, I find the results startling. All the PAP MPs voted …

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Lesser Economic growth for a Better Singapore.

By Terry Xu Speaking at the parilament today, Mr Inderjit Singh, MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC spoke out against the white paper on population. The first PAP MP who is speaking against the proposed white paper which would set a guideline for Singapore to increase its population to 6.5 - 6.9 million in 2030. While he agreed with that …

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Speech by Mr Inderjit Singh; Pause and solve existing problems first.

Taken from Mr Inderjit Singh's facebook status. Speech by Mr Inderjit Singh, MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC On the White Paper on Population Madam Speaker, thank you for allowing me to join the debate on the White Paper on Population. While the report has some compelling arguments for the 6.9m population figure projected, we all know it is based …

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DPM Teo Chee Hean's push for White Paper's endorsement

By Sharon Ng The Population White Paper is an objective and balanced look at the different needs and concerns of the nation, and it forms the roadmap of our nation’s population that is needed to guide future polices of the government. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said on Monday in the opening debate on the Government’s Population White Paper …

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A 28-hour wait for a bed at the Singapore General Hospital

Andrew Loh "In Singapore, within half-an-hour, you would be in SGH (Singapore General Hospital), TTSH (Tan Tock Seng Hospital) and within one-and-a-half to two hours flat, you'd know what went wrong." - Lee Kuan Yew, TODAY, November, 2003 Recently a friend of mine (we’ll call her ‘Esther’) was admitted to the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department of the Singapore General …

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Stories of elderly and poor Singaporeans – told by bloggers

Below is a collection of stories written by bloggers about poor, elderly Singaporeans. They are personal accounts of how some of our senior citizens and the poor live.   A Stranger, My Friend by Zyberzitizen: A cat nearby keeps him company, sometimes laying above his head as he sleeps quietly, oblivious to the cold or the warmth. The void deck …

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