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.
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.
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.
This however, drew a sharp rebuke from Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing, who proceeded to give a speech that lasted for half an hour, outlining the government's strategies for growing Singapore’s economy and creating jobs. While the speech was possibly already prepared in advance, he still failed to answer Pritam's questions. So, are the Whites hiding something from Singaporeans, something that would not look too good on them?
It should also be noted that the EBRC had been tasked to reduce the size of the GRC already existing, and to increase the the number of Single wards. Mr Pritam Singh is also set to ask whether the EBRC can explain how they draw up the boundaries, and their reasons for creating GRC and absorbing of Single wards into a GRC.
When we do receive the GST vouchers, it does make sense to make sense of why we need the GST vouchers in the first place. It is because the GST is about to be raised again, that's why Singaporeans need help with GST. While we will be happy with any chicken wings the government gives our way, we should remind ourselves how much more the GST hike is going to be soon.
But hospitals, be they private or government owned, surely have the medical capabilities and medical personnel to handle such trauma victims. Surely, the injured and dying could have been given emergency medical help in Mount Elizabeth first, before they are transferred to TTSH once their condition stabilised? Why was it any other way? It might be protocol, but shouldn't lives matter more over protocol?
The Straits Times Forum recently had a letter writer from a parent who wrote in to complain that the year end school holidays were too long. Most Singaporeans of course disagreed, with the general consensus that the parent who wrote in probably only want free time for herself without the added "burden" of taking care of the kids during the school holidays.
The CPF member, who was at the centre of this storm, shall remain named as Ms Sua here, although the CPF Board did not feel it was wrong to give out her full name. In fact, not only was Ms Sua shamed by having her name exposed, the CPF deemed it right to publish her entire name, medical details, and financial well-being was which was happily shared with the nation on their FB page after she complained about the CPF Board.