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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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Part Time PAP MP For Bukit Batok Gets Coveted Appointment Of Senior Counsel

Part Time PAP MP For Bukit Batok Gets Coveted Appointment Of Senior Counsel

Now, instead of getting questioned in Parliament if his Town Council's misdemeanor makes him unsuitable to carry out MP duties, and whether he should be recused, the part time MP gets rewarded with a high post that is coveted by all lawyers in Singapore. Of course, the job of Senior Counsel will demand Murali's full time dedication. His Bukit Batok residents should now question if he really have got time for them at all.

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SDP Says Josephine Teo's Refusal To Substantiate POFMA Allegation Shows Poor Leadership Qualities

SDP Says Josephine Teo's Refusal To Substantiate POFMA Allegation Shows Poor Leadership Qualities

SDP said they found the MOM's reply disturbing, as SDP had submitted a detailed account which includes analyzing MOM’s own statistics, as the reasons for the statements in SDP's posts. They also countered that Minister Teo, who had the backing of her entire Ministry and their officials, and two full days with which to substantiate their Correction Directions, had failed to do so, and this was indicative of the lack of leadership qualities in the PAP's 4G Leadership.

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