What truly sends a chill down my spine was how the mainstream media, and indeed some of the leftists who had been interviewed at the book launch, downplayed the human rights atrocities associated with the mass detention and prolonged imprisonment of PAP’s political opponents.
Month: September 2009
Following our 1996 property bull run, the HDB had switched from a “cost-based” to a “market-based” pricing approach. This has resulted in prices of new flats and resale flats chasing each other in a never-ending upward spiral that is detrimental to buyers of both new and resale flats.
It is unconsciable for our Government to claim to encourage procreation and yet deny single mothers benefits enjoyed by married couples simply because they are not part of a traditional family unit comprising both husband and wife.
The truth is that in Singapore, more and more people have come to recognize that the mainstream media does not always give a balance picture, especially when it comes to political issues or issues involving Opposition parties, and more people are starting to go online for alternative sources of socio-political news and commentary.
I am appalled by the latest stand Temasek Holdings has taken, which seems to suggest that the assets they manage have nothing to do with the productive work of Singapore citizens and the wealth they have created for the nation over the past 5 decades.
In the end, the AWARE Old Guard won because the truth was allowed to speak for itself.
Our elderly who are above 85 years of age are the ones who require healthcare the most as they are the group most susceptible to chronic ailments and terminal illnesses. If they are uninsurable, then the onus must fall on the Government to provide heavily subsidized healthcare to them so that they are not financially burdened in the final years of their lives and do not have land their children heavily in debt as a result of financing their healthcare needs.
In the past few years, property prices in Singapore have increased sharply due to huge foreign fund inflows as well as unfettered immigration. The compactness of our property market has also resulted in public housing prices becoming highly correlated with private property prices which has mushroomed despite the downturn because of lack of market regulation.