Monthly Archives: August 2010

Month: August 2010 PM Lee’s National Day Rally Speech 2010 — James Bond is in town!

By the Singapore Democrats 30 August 2010 Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has mastered the art of talking a lot but not saying much. He did this when he spoke on the hot-button issue of foreigners flooding Singapore, a topic that dominated his National Day (ND) Rally speech on Sunday night. His first statement already is dubious. Mr Lee says

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Month: August 2010 This is why the Democrats advocate retrenchment benefits

By the Singapore Democrats 25 August 2010 The Ministry of Manpower reported that as of June 2010 nearly 70,000 people in Singapore are unemployed. The numbers also reveal that those who are still looking for jobs after six months is on the rise. Add to this is the fact that most of those retrenched are older workers – aged 40

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Month: August 2010 Take care of Singaporeans too

By the Singapore Democrats 19 August 2010 In his zeal to impress foreigners on how efficiently and smoothly he can run the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Dr Vivian Balakrishnan has been quite happy to sacrifice the daily necessities of Singaporeans. Take, for example, the temporary closure of bus-stops. The Land Transport Authority has

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Month: August 2010 Activist Seelan Palay jailed for exercising his rights

By the Singapore Democrats 12 August 2010 Human rights activist Mr Seelan Palay is serving a 12-day prison term for taking part in the Tak Boleh Tahan (Malay for “cannot take it”) protest on 15 Mar 08 outside Parliament House. Mr Seelan was convicted together with 8 other activists by District Judge Chia Wee Kiat in Mar 2010. All of

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Month: August 2010 When Should One Retire?

By Dr Wong Wee Nam 08 August 2010 “If I’d known that retirement was going to be this good I’d have done it the day after I left school!!!” — Mickey White Flowers know when to shrivel and die. Trees know when to shed their leaves. Animals know when they can no longer hunt. Even elephants know when to die.

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Month: August 2010 MM Lee: PAP more likely to get the drainage right (run-up to GE 2006)

Said Mr Lee: “The PAP makes promises they deliver. The Opposition cannot deliver.” “If you have a flood, just carefully think who is more likely to get the drainage put right and have the flood alleviated as quickly as possible: A PAP candidate with links to the ministers and Prime Minister, or a non-PAP candidate who has become an MP,

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Month: August 2010 SDP’s National Day Message 2010 — The Young Ones

What kind of a society are we building for our young ones? What are their aspirations? Are they going to live in a country that is different from ours, one which is free and democratic? We hear from them in this year’s National Day Message from the SDP.

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Month: August 2010 Chiam’s wife to contest Potong Pasir

Source: ST, 05 Aug 2010 POTONG Pasir MP Chiam See Tong has named his wife Lina as his political successor. It means that at the next general election, Mrs Chiam, 61, will contest the single-seat constituency her husband has held since 1984. And Mr Chiam, 75, intends to lead an opposition team to stand in the neighbouring Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC,

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Month: August 2010 The Youth Olympic Games — why the great apathy?

Written by Ng E-Jay 03 August 2010 Why do so many Singaporeans fail to feel a sense of pride at our nation hosting the Youth Olympic Games, slated to take place from the 14th to the 26th of August this year? According to an informal poll conducted at the Channel News Asia website, 90% of the respondents indicated that they

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Month: August 2010 The Taming of the Floods

By Dr Wong Wee Nam 02 August 2010 The Contrast Floods have been China’s sorrow for thousands of years. They have also been Singapore’s talking point for the past few months. In China, people wailed and cried as they lost their loved ones, their properties and the crops to the calamity. Luckily for Singapore, except for those affected, we can

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