By the Singapore Democrats 30 Aug 2009 Original link PAP MP Josephine Teo recently called on the Government to “re-tune” the Foreign Talent Policy (see report below). She says that this is to reduce our “over reliance” on foreign workers. If that sounds a wee bit familiar, that’s because the Singapore Democrats have been saying […]
Month: August 2009
No matter how many superficial changes are made to Temasek’s charter, what cannot be denied is that Temasek is charged with the responsibility of managing and investing our national savings.
Arguments against a minimum wage in Singapore fail to take into account the responsibility of a Government to provide for its citizens by making sure there is always a level playing field for all, including working class Singaporeans. Such arguments also fail to consider the unique socio-economic circumstances Singapore is in.
Straits Times reader Liew Yeng Chee: “The question is, has due diligence been exercised to protect the cardholder from loss that is not his fault?”
When Mr S Rajaratnam crafted the National Pledge, I don’t think he meant it to be just a New Year’s resolution. I believe he wrote it with conviction. It is not just an aspiration to be desired but a goal to be attained.
With both PAP MPs as well as Opposition MPs ganging up against Mr Viswa, and mainstream media channels like Channel News Asia zooming in on the new NMP in an attempt to portray him as acting nervous under pressure, it is time to give an objective assessment of the debate.
NMP Viswa Sadasivan: Did he just shake the foundations of the PAP facade to the very core? (Part One)
Did new Nominated Member of Parliament Viswa Sadasivan shake the foundations of the PAP facade to the very core in his maiden Parliamentary speech on Tuesday, and in so doing, attracted an avalanche of criticism from PAP MPs who sensed that very essence of their self-serving political philosophy had been given a thunderous jolt?
EDITOR’s NOTE: The Singapore Democrats have re-iterated that the party leadership is one with the video presentation, in both form and substance. They also thank Mr Andrew Loh and Ms Tng Ying Hui for their effort in providing their valuable critique, and welcome it graciously. By the Singapore Democrats 19 Aug 2009 Original link We […]
Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam was so evasive about questions posed in Parliament in Tuesday concerning Temasek’s short-lived CEO Charles “Chip” Goodyear that one cannot be blamed for thinking he could have been hiding some private secret that he does not want dragged into the light of day.
I wonder how sincere PM Lee was when he said promoted the idea of discussing race and religion in an open but considered manner in order to clear the air surrounding various issues. Many a time, it is the mainstream media and the Government that tells Singaporeans what can and cannot be said, and then organizes dialogues in which they make sure dissent is expressed in a highly controlled fashion, and only on terms which they approve.