Month: February 2010

SDP marks its 30th year

Source: STRAITS TIMES, 28 Feb 2010 The opposition Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) marked its 30th anniversary with a gala dinner yesterday, which was attended by members of the opposition scene and activists. The two-hour event kicked off with SDP chief Chee Soon Juan’s 10-year-old daughter, An Lyn, leading the 170-strong crowd in singing the National […]

Opposition parties and alternative media respond to Budget 2010

Written by Ng E-Jay 24 Feb 2010 Singapore’s opposition parties and alternative media have responded to Budget 2010, pointing out its deficiencies despite it being touted as generous and progressive by the mainstream media. In its article “Budget 2010 exposed” published on its website on Tuesday, the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) said that throwing money […]

Just how progressive is Budget 2010?

Written by Ng E-Jay 24 Feb 2010 We hear the word “progressive” being flaunted when used to describe Budget 2010, especially with regards to the new property tax system. But really, just how progressive is Budget 2010 and the new property tax system in particular? The PAP government is not renowned for being a progressive […]

Dissecting Budget 2010

This article was originally written for The Online Citizen Written by Ng E-Jay 23 Feb 2010 Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam delivered the Budget Statement in Parliament on Monday 22 Feb. In the opening paragraphs of his budget speech, the Finance Minister acknowledged the vulnerability of Singapore’s export-oriented economy which caused it to suffer a 10% […]

On the beat to the hustings?

This article was originally written for The Online Citizen. Written by Ng E-Jay 19 Feb 2010 On Wednesday 17 Feb, PM Lee Hsien Loong called for the Registers of Electors to be updated, exactly one year after the Elections Department had conducted the previous revision. [1] The Registers of Electors contain the particulars of all […]

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