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ABSURD TO HAVE RESERVED PRESIDENCY BUT DENY HONG LIM PARK SPEECH DUE TO "RACIAL ISSUES"

A netizen thinks it is absurd to deny people from speaking about the upcoming PE at Hong Lim Park. "In reserving a Malay candidate for the presidential election, it is inevitable that race will be part of the subject matter should we want to openly call out on the government's policy. Hence, it can never get debated publicly by citizens due to existing regulations."

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US CITIZEN CUM LKYSPP PROF KICKED OUT FOR ADVANCING FOREIGN AGENDA & INFLUENCING SG POLICIES

A senior academic from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), Professor Huang Jing, has been identified as “an agent of influence of a foreign country,” announced the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday (Aug 4). “The information was duly conveyed by that senior member of the LKYSPP to very senior public officials who were in a position to direct Singapore’s foreign policy. The clear intention was to use the information to cause the Singapore Government to change its foreign policy".

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SG UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES MAY BE WORSE THAN REPORTED

I refer to the article “Two-track labour market emerging” (Straits Times, Mar 16). It states that “Track one: Local unemployment rose last year. There were more local workers – Singaporeans and permanent residents – who want to work but could not find work.

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DARRYL DAVID: FOREIGNERS MUST SPEAK BASIC ENGLISH TO BECOME SG CITIZEN

During the parliament session yesterday, PAP MP Darryl David recommended that foreigners who want to become Singapore citizens must have a basic level of English proficiency and must serve a mandatory community service. He made these recommendations because he found that many new citizens could not express themselves or communicate with others because they cannot speak English. The MP said that by imposing such requirements, new citizens can better understand our local culture, integrate better with Singaporeans, and contribute to our society.

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ABOLISH THE PERMANENT RESIDENCY SCHEME ONCE AND FOR ALL

In Singapore, a PR status is renewed every five years depending on whether a person has made significant economic contribution. The criteria is subjective. It is speculated that a PR residing overseas mostly can retain the status if he has volunteered CPF contribution, and if he happens to work for a Singapore enterprise outside Singapore. Lest we forget, like HK, Singapore PR status is for sale. As “little” as a few million, PR status can be bought for the whole family. It is a PR investor scheme administered by EDB.

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Are you a loyal Singaporean?

fter 50 years of independence, political continuity and economic progress, we still do not have an official national identity, though, we have distinct characteristics that are uniquely Singaporean. But for Singapore to develop into a nation we need a shared belief or sentiment towards our country that binds us as one. We need loyalty. Do we have any professed loyalty to our country given that we are deeply divided by ethnicity? Or are our loyalty still entrenched in our ethnicity after 50 years?

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