Transcripts – New York Times/IHT interview Lee Kuan Yew

The following is the transcript of the interview Seth Mydans had with Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, for the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune. The interview was held on 1 September 2010. Mr Lee:  “Thank you.  When you are coming to 87, you are not very happy..” Q:  “Not.  Well you should be glad that you’ve… Continue reading

Who Owns Singapore?

By Dr Wong Wee Nam 13 September 2010 “It is important to guarantee the people’s democratic rights and legitimate rights and interests. We must resolve the problem of excessive concentration of power, create conditions that allow people to criticise and supervise the government….” — Wen Jiabao Prime Minister of China in 2010 Singapore’s Builders In… Continue reading

Wayang between Sheng Siong and HDB continues!

The wayang between HDB and Sheng Siong continues. Sheng Siong wants to move away from the wet market concept and HDB is putting up some form of token resistance because the Government is all too keenly aware of the political fallout as a result of the “hostile takeover” of wet markets by Sheng Siong. But… Continue reading

6.5 million (part two)

By the Singapore Democrats 08 September 2010 In Part 1, we talked about the dangers of the PAP’s reckless plan to jack up our population to 6.5 million. This is, as National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan puts it, because the PAP is “concerned about the future of Singapore”. Yes, and George Bush and Saddam… Continue reading

NSP to Government: Be responsible and accountable please

Press Release by National Solidarity Party dated 08 September 2010 1. Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has finally conceded what the National Solidarity Party (NSP) has been saying all along: that the government’s liberal immigration policy was poorly thought out, and has had an adverse impact on housing plans. In his comments reported by The… Continue reading

NSP recommends affordable short-term solutions to flash flood

It has flooded again today. NSP empathizes with Singaporeans who have been suffering from these floods which seemingly has become a norm nowadays. Following our recent call for the government to commission a Committee of Inquiry to look into the recently frequent flash floods, the National Solidarity Party (NSP) has researched into possible short-term solutions… Continue reading

Floods at Shenton Way today

08 September 2010 There have been floods at Shenton Way this morning. This is the umpteenth time this year flooding has happened in the city area and the outskirts as a result of heavy rain. Clearly the Marina Barrage has not been effective at all in preventing flooding. If anything, flooding has actually increased dramatically… Continue reading