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GE2020: Ho Ching Sides With PAP New Candidate Ivan Lim

Empress Dowager Ho Ching has taken a side on the Ivan Lim issue. Yesterday, she shared a post on her Facebook comparing PAP new candidate Ivan Lim with Kee Chiu and Kate Spade who used to be mocked by people, implying that Ivan Lim can soon prove the people wrong. By sharing this post, Madam Ho has shown that she cannot differentiate between mocking and testimonies of serious character issues from people who have crossed path with Ivan Lim.

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GE2020: Parties Given Sufficient Time Before Parliament Dissolved?

GE2020: Parties Given Sufficient Time Before Parliament Dissolved?

In a sudden national broadcast, PM Lee Hsien Loong announced on 23 June 4pm that he had advised President Halimah Yacob to dissolve Parliament. He gave excuses why the GE2020 should be called before April 2021, citing reasons like Covid19 and the threat of external uncertainties. This paves way for Singapore to see GE2020 Polling Day to be on 10 July. Given how political parties and candidates only had 5 days between 18 June and 23 June when Parliament is dissolved, it seems the PAP thinks that having a preparation time of less than a week is "sufficient".

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COVID19: Singapore Currently Facing Oversupply of Eggs

When Malaysia announced its lockdown in March, Singaporeans rushed to supermarkets to stock up on eggs and shelves were empty in no time. Prices of eggs started to increase slightly due to border restrictions. Fast forward 3 months, Malaysia is out of lockdown and has resumed their supply. Eggs are flowing into Singapore from Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and recently Poland. At the same time, demand from F&B dropped. As a result, egg suppliers find themselves having too many eggs, some having to discard as many as 250k eggs.

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GE2020: Another Paper General Expected to be Parachuted into PAP

Just how many paper generals does the PAP need? Since Pinky's own entry into politics as a Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) scholar, the pattern of ownself select ownself has gone on and on and the number of paper generals in the party has been increasing. The latest addition to the "mix" is expected to be the country's first woman general (but not first woman paper general) Gan Siow Huang.

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Is the 7-20 June Series of National Broadcasts a Series of PAP Rally Speeches?

Under normal circumstances, nobody really gives two shits about a PAP rallies. However, COVID-19 has made many Singaporeans start tuning in attentively to the Prime Minister's broadcasts. Seizing the opportunity, the PAP rolled out a series of "national broadcasts" about the post-covid-19 future from 7 to 20 June which looks suspiciously like an election rally schedule.

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WP Yee Jenn Jong Counters Chan Chun Sing's Opinions On Construction Sector

WP Yee Jenn Jong Counters Chan Chun Sing's Opinions On Construction Sector

Minister of Trade and Industry (MTI) Chan Chun Sing recently responded to media questions about the over-reliance on foreign construction workers. To replace this 300,000 foreign workforce, he argued that Singapore will need 2,500 local babies per year over the next 40 years to become construction workers. His challenge was based on the assumption that 100,000 Singaporean workers will be three times as productive as these foreign labour. Just today, the Workers' Party Yee Jenn Jong wrote a blog post to counter Chan Chun Sing's opinion.

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Ironic That Fate Of Grand Prix Can Be Decided Sooner Than Announcement Of General Election Rules

Ironic That Fate Of Grand Prix Can Be Decided Sooner Than Announcement Of General Election Rules

Due to this "urgency" to call for an elections, the Workers' Party (WP) called for the government to "publish election campaign rules forthwidth" so that all political parties have a clear idea of how they can campaign safely despite the ongoing Covid19 pandemic. However, the same MTI minister Chan Chun Sing excused the Elections Department (ELD) saying that they have to explore various scenarios and rules due to the "evolving" Covid19 situation. When the ELD is ready, election candidates and parties will be given "sufficient time" to know the rules and regulations. If the GE is to be held on July 2020, does it seem ironic that the fate of the Grand Prix (which will be held later in September 2020) can be decided earlier than the announcement of GE campaign rules?

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Chan Chun Sing Insists "Not Much Time" Left To Hold Next General Elections

Chan Chun Sing Insists "Not Much Time" Left To Hold Next General Elections

During a Bloomberg TV interview, Minister for Trade and Industry (MTI) Chan Chun Sing told the interviewer there is "not much time" left for Singapore to hold its next General Elections. He tried to explain away that the parliament has to be dissolved in Jan 2021, as this would be five years after the first sitting of the current government. If based on his explanation, Singaporeans will have a maximum of 8 months before the General Elections is called.

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Covid19: Survey Shows Singaporeans Not Impressed With 4G Leadership Handling of Covid19

An international study conducted by Toluna and Blackbox Research found that many Singaporeans confidence in our political leaders are wavering and they are not impressed by the way they have handled the Covid19 pandemic. Only 41% of Singaporeans rated their leaders highly, which means that 59% of those polled rated them less than favourably. The survey also found that about 34% of the respondents were surprised at how poorly prepared Singapore was. This means that 66% of those polled were not surprised by the incompetence of the government.

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Covid19: ST Engineering Assembly Operators Allegedly Handled Surgical Masks Without Wearing Gloves

Covid19: ST Engineering Assembly Operators Allegedly Handled Surgical Masks Without Wearing Gloves

Minister for Trade and Industry (MTI) Chan Chun Sing recently updated on his Facebook about Singapore's face mask strategies. This Facebook post included photographs of Chan Chun Sing visiting ST Engineering's mask production facility in Feburary 2020. However some sharp-eyed netizens noticed the photographs captured a few assembly line operators without gloves.

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