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Heng Says Singapore Together Is New Singapore Way, Conveniently Just Before Elections Period

Heng Says Singapore Together Is New Singapore Way, Conveniently Just Before Elections Period

All these talks are conveniently timed to seamlessly portray the Government as very open minded and working hand-in-hand with Singaporeans. Heng did not comment on the fact that GST will be raised in the near future, nor about the Reserved Presidency Election, nor on POFMA, or on the proposed 10m population, or CECA, or even about the rising in transportation, electricity and water bills, amongst many others. And these key policy changes were effected by the government without getting the thoughts of ordinary Singaporeans.

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PAP Says Public Trust Is Important, But Is It Already Eroded?

PAP Says Public Trust Is Important, But Is It Already Eroded?

Consider this. Each year, the AGO report finds multiple lapses across ministries they audit. Alarming, recurring lapses were found in many ministries. These issues identified will either compromise the governance of these organisations or involved questions on how millions of taxpayers money are spent. But, was anything other than hand slapping done by the government? Was there any decisive action taken, such as the one where Parliament unanimously voted for the WP MPs to be recused from AHTC's financial decision making?

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Opinion: Any Challenge On POFMA Should Be Done In Open Court, To Show Gov's Transparency

Opinion: Any Challenge On POFMA Should Be Done In Open Court, To Show Gov's Transparency

There is no reason to hold POFMA applications in Chambers. Conversely, there is every reason to have such applications heard in open court as a matter of public interest, especially, in light of the intentions and objectives of POFMA, particularly, as repeatedly assured by the Government, namely, to filter out fake news. The public is entitled to know why the subject information so classified as fake news is legitimately fake news, as opposed to being wrongfully so declared.

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SDP Will Get Court Date In Their POFMA Challenge Against MOM

SDP Will Get Court Date In Their POFMA Challenge Against MOM

The Facebook post indicated that the SDP will challenge this too, as they apply to have the judge "to have the case heard in open court". SDP stated that this will be the first thing they will do when the Court session is convened on Thursday morning. This, SDP indicated, will allow the matter to be open to the public, seeing as how the case has escalated to such an extent that it has drawn widespread and intense public interest.

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Jewel, PM Lee's Symbol Of Bold Dreams, Is Now A Failing Project Just A Few Months On

Jewel, PM Lee's Symbol Of Bold Dreams, Is Now A Failing Project Just A Few Months On

It does seem like another failed project from the very people who are tasked with making Singapore successful. PM Lee and his bevy of civil servants will point to the thousands who still flock to Jewel everyday, but if this thousands of people do not spend their cash there, it is as good as a failure. After all, what good is a crowd if all they do is just take photos to be posted on their social media accounts, but keep their wallets firmly locked in their pocket.

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Years Without Lift Stopping At Every Floor In HDB Estate, SDP Fights For It, Gets Rejected, While PAP MP Is Taking Credit For Hard Work Of SDP

Years Without Lift Stopping At Every Floor In HDB Estate, SDP Fights For It, Gets Rejected, While PAP MP Is Taking Credit For Hard Work Of SDP

And just to rub salt onto residents' wounds, the PAP MP for the area, Ong Teng Koon, quickly posted a flyer after the SDP raised the matter. He said that he had been “pushing hard” for a solution and the situation is “making good progress”.

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Why Are SAF Paper Generals Dependent On Government To Give Them Posts After Their Military Career?

Why Are SAF Paper Generals Dependent On Government To Give Them Posts After Their Military Career?

Paper Generals who cannot lead, does not show leadership qualities and are basically useless, but still get to keep their cushy posts and huge salaries only with the help of the Government? If these guys were out in the private sector, they would probably have been sacked for such poor performances.

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PAP's Foreign Friendly Policy Sees New Citizens Take Full Advantage And Laughing All The Way To The Bank

PAP's Foreign Friendly Policy Sees New Citizens Take Full Advantage And Laughing All The Way To The Bank

Singaporeans are always told the influx of foreign talent is good for us, for it will create wealth for us further down the road. Foreign influx rendering many Singaporeans unemployed and underemployed is not something based on fact, we are told. "Please do not politicize this issue" is the refrain we get from our Millionaire Ministers.

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WP's Yee Jenn Jong Questions How The Opposition Party Is Expected To Be Prepared For GE If Boundaries And Constituencies Keep Changing

WP's Yee Jenn Jong Questions How The Opposition Party Is Expected To Be Prepared For GE If Boundaries And Constituencies Keep Changing

It will be a coincidence that the EBRC will take a longer time this time but will finish just after Budget 2020. And surely a convergence that Budget 2020 will have lots of goodies in it.

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SDP FIles High Court Appeal, To Challenge Josephine Teo's POFMA Action Against Them

SDP FIles High Court Appeal, To Challenge Josephine Teo's POFMA Action Against Them

SDP said they had deliberated at length about taking the appeal to the High Court, but in the end decided that taking it to the courts to “stand up for our fellow Singaporeans and fight for what little space we have left in Singapore to uphold our democratic freedoms” was the right thing to do.

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