Sgpolitics.net wishes all readers a happy New Year! Written by Ng E-Jay 30 December 2009 Education Minister Ng Eng Hen has spent considerable effort reaffirming Singapore’s bilingual policy, especially the teaching of the Chinese language, but he neglected to pay due consideration to Malay and Tamil, which have been neglected by the mainstream media and… Continue reading
The late J.B. Jeyaretnam scored electoral victories not by pandering to the establishment or molly-coddling the masses, but by exciting and inspiring the masses, and challenging the establishment with credibility and force of character. Short Notes from the Editor 28 December 2009 In his no-holes-barred masterpiece Requiem for an unbending Singaporean, former President C.V. Devan… Continue reading
Sgpolitics.net wishes all readers a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. Written by Ng E-Jay 24 December 2009 A heated debate has broken out between The Online Citizen and its critics, with none other than Mr Kenneth Jeyaretnam, the Secretary-General of the Reform Party, joining the fray in an attempt, in his own… Continue reading
(This article originally appeared in The Online Citizen) Written by Ng E-Jay, for TOC 20 Dec 2009 with inputs from Andrew Loh In the latest edition of Petir, the People’s Action Party’s bi-monthly party magazine, Law Minister K Shanmugam warned party members that younger voters could erode the PAP’s political dominance if they are not… Continue reading
The Ministry of Law has issued a statement which contradicts a recent judgment made by District Judge Ch’ng Lye Beng who presided over the case of 3 SDP CEC members charged with illegally distributing pamphlets at Raffles City Shopping Centre on 10 Sep 2006. The flyers questioned ministerial salaries and highlighted the denial of political rights to Singaporeans. They also announced the Empower Singaporeans March and Rally that was to be held the following week on 16 Sep 06 during the WB-IMF meeting.
As an example of how HDB flat prices have soared, a three-room flat in Queenstown in 1964 cost $6,200, but would fetch at least $200,000 today. This translates into a 32.3 times gain over a 45 year period, or around 8 percent compounded annually.
By the Singapore Democrats 10 Dec 2009 One stall sells bananas for 50 cents each. Another prices them at $1 but posts a sign: “Buy One Get One Free!” Who do you buy from? Unfortunately many shoppers are attracted to the latter. It is this psychology that the PAP preys on when it says that… Continue reading
Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said at the [email protected] handover ceremony last Sunday that HDB flat prices can be expected to keep on rising as long as the economy continues to grow.
In yet another move to distract voters from the critical issues at hand, PM Lee has proposed an extra day of non-campaigning as a cooling-off period just before Polling Day, to be implemented at the next General Election due in 2012.
There is a productivity revolution sweeping the world, but Singapore apparently is not part of it. Since the bust of the dot-com bubble in the early part of this decade, labour productivity in Singapore has been on the decline, in contrast with other developed economies around the world.