Transport companies now a huge political liability for PAP

November 21, 2014 by · 6 Comments
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Written by Ng E-Jay
21 November 2014

Our transport companies have become a huge political liability for the PAP. Their frequent missteps, the regularly-occurring disruption of train services, and the incessant fare hikes have angered Singaporeans. Singaporeans do not just blame the transport companies for under-performing and under-delivering. They also blame the PAP government for allowing this state of affairs to develop.

Three days ago, the Public Transport Council (PTC) announced that the annual fare review exercise has started. SMRT promptly responded by saying: “We seek a better alignment of fares and operating costs, and will be submitting our application for a fare review in the coming weeks.

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Why the continued discrimination against single unwed mothers?

November 5, 2014 by · 1 Comment
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Written by Ng E-Jay
05 November 2014

To this day, there continues to be discrimination against single unwed mothers in Singapore. This discrimination is unwarranted and unfair. Single mothers are women who have taken the responsibility of raising a child on their own when they could have easily abandoned the child at a foster home. They do not deserve to be punished simply because the government wants to promote the ideal of a two-parent family as the only acceptable standard.

The Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing said in Parliament that whilst children get the same benefits whether or not their mothers are married, “benefits that are intended to support marriages and births within the context of families are only given to married mothers“.

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Incorrect of SAF to participate in military exercises with China

November 3, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Written by Ng E-Jay
03 November 2014

I am saddened that the Singapore Armed Forces, at the behest of the PAP government, is participating in a bilateral military exercise with China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The move clearly shows that the Singapore government is turning a blind eye to the territorial aggression that China has exhibited toward the East Asian seas in recent years.

The joint military exercises, entitled Cooperation 2014, which begins on Sunday and is being held in Nanjing, will end on Nov 9. About 70 personnel each from the SAF and the PLA are taking part in the eight-day exercise which will include professional seminars and a company-level conventional infantry exercise featuring a live-firing demonstration.

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