Monthly Archives: December 2010

Month: December 2010 The New Year that I would like to see

By Dr Wong Wee Nam 31 December 2010 It is no good for democracy if a country is run by a monolithic political party. Neither is it good to have a ragtag army of small political parties running around unable to provide a coherent alternative, let alone being able to form an alternative government. It is for this reason that

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Month: December 2010 Desmond Lim engages lawyer to get response from SDA

CNA, 23 Dec 2010 SINGAPORE: The rift between Potong Pasir Member of Parliament Chiam See Tong and his former right-hand man Desmond Lim looks set to deepen, after the latter engaged a lawyer to defend him in disciplinary proceedings initiated against him. Colin Ng & Partners’ Peter Low, a former Law Society president, will be representing Mr Lim. MediaCorp understands

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Month: December 2010 Goh Meng Seng declares war on HDB and housing issues (part two)

By Goh Meng Seng 20 December 2010 The War on Housing (Part Two) The mismatch of Demand and Supply in the New HDB flat market due to MBT’s “caught off guard” has been transferred to Resale Market via this increase in grants for “lower income” couples. One must not look at the difference in prices of the flats in both

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Month: December 2010 Goh Meng Seng declares war on HDB & housing issues (part 1)

By Goh Meng Seng 18 December 2010 Elaboration on answers to Housing Issues @ TOC Forum I was invited to be one of the panelists at TOC end of year event, Face-to-Face Forum on 16 Dec 2010. Housing issues became one of the hottest again. Due to time constrains, I have given key points and short answers to the questions

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Month: December 2010 TOC face to face forum: Meeting of Bodies but not of Minds

By Dr Wong Wee Nam 20 Dec 2010 I went to the TOC Face to Face Forum as a guest of The Online Citizen and came away pleased and puzzled. I was pleased to see the various political parties coming to share their views on the same stage. This is the first time that all the major parties are seen

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Month: December 2010 Mah Bow Tan notable absentee in PAP’s latest CEC

CNA, 15 Dec 2010 SINGAPORE : The ruling People’s Action Party has released the names of those elected to its Central Executive Committee (CEC), with National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan being the notable absentee. Mr Mah who was one of five members co-opted into the previous CEC two years ago, did not feature in the party’s latest highest decision-making

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Month: December 2010 Democrats propose a fairer COE system

Singapore Democrats, 14 Dec 2010 The recent announcement that the Government intends to slow the growth of the car population in Singapore has resulted in a hefty jump in COE prices. The latest bid for cars in Category A (1600 cc and below) is $47,604 in December compared to $39,000 in November – a jump of 22%. The existing system

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Month: December 2010 The Battle of Tampines

By Goh Meng Seng 10 December 2010 Yes, I know, I am supposed to write about the unsustainable policies of PAP. But the Straits Times’ constituency report on Tampines is just too interesting to be missed. I have made a comment on The Online Citizen Facebook with regards to Minister Mah’s column on TodayOnline and it is as follows: Two

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Month: December 2010 George Yeo on Wikileaks — full transcript

The following is the transcript of Foreign Minister George Yeo’s Interview with the Media on Wikileaks at the Eurasian House on Sunday 12 December 2010 at 5.00pm. Q: Minister, with regard to the recent comments that there were some comments made by Ministry officials about other countries like Malaysia, what are your comments on these things that came out on

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Month: December 2010 Stage protests in ballrooms? Really?

Singapore Democrats, 06 Dec 2010 During the appeal in the High Court last Friday, Dr Chee Soon Juan pointed out that it was ultra vires (beyond the power) of the Constitution for the PAP to ban all demonstrations and protests as Article 14 clearly guarantees citizens the right to freedom of speech and assembly. Not true, Deputy Public Prosecutor NorAshikin

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