Veteran politician Wong Wee Nam, who became known for his vocal support for opposition politicians and for daring to speak out for Singaporeans, passed away on Saturday at the age of 72, after battling Parkinson's disease for the past few years. Singapore's opposition parties and politicians have came out and paid tribute to the late Wong.
PM Lee finally opens up to the age old question Singaporeans have since forever - will having connections help one get ahead in life? As most Singaporeans know, the answer is a resounding YES. But PM Lee said that while having connections will help open doors, having substance and merit is more important.
The Writ was served on 5 September at Terry Xu's house, which indicated that the article in question "contained statements that are false and baseless and were calculated to disparage and impugn PM Lee as well as his office as the Prime Minister.” Xu has 8 days to enter an appearance to defend the claim. This is also not the first time lawyer Davinder Singh has represented PM Lee in his defamation suits. He was involved when PM Lee sued Roy Ngerng in 2015, and most recently Leong Sze Hian, whose case is still ongoing.
In his advice, he urged the future top guy take an interest in society around him, and to take interest in any world events happening currently. He also strongly encouraged a future PM to read the newspapers to see how Singapore can fit in, something that most people do, but obviously PM Lee still see a need to tell everyone. The best part was that he encouraged this future PM to participate in Singapore's wider society, to understand what the man on the ground is going through.
The Potong Pasir ward, of course, belonged to opposition's Chiam See Tong, for 27 years from from 1984 to 2011. Chiam's party lost the last GE because he decided to vacate the post and fight in a GRC, while Lina Chiam took over as the opposition candidate there. Lina Chiam subsequently lost out to the PAP candidate, but by a negligible margin.
If this mooted fare increase gets approved, it will be the highest fare increase for years. If this happens, fares could go up by $0.10, the maximum increase that can be allowed under the current fare formula, a measure implemented from 2018 to the year 2022. While some might say that $0.10 is a small price to pay, if taken into account each trip a person makes he needs to cough up $0.10 extra, someone might face up to $15 total of increased fares per month.
The girl was apparently pulled off the ledge she was sitting on by police officers when she was distracted. An eyewitness said the girl was wearing a white cap, and was seen sitting on the ledge at the top of the multi story carpark, looking down and sobbing. 10 police officers were seen trying to dissuade her from jumping, with one officer seen holding a phone and showing her something on it. Police managed to pull her off when she was not looking at them.
This clause came into the spotlight when a 22 year old Singaporean student successfully sued his father over the funding of his overseas university education. In this case, the Singaporean student's University is in Canada, and his father is a 60 year old sole shareholder of a logistics company and director of various other companies.
Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs Josephine Teo has urged young Singaporean couples to start having kids and start families earlier in life. She also said that Government will not interfere in Singaporeans lives, but went ahead on dishing out advice for young couples.
The discussion was hosted at the Kuala Lumpur Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall, and was also attended by Malaysian Member Of Parliament for Petaling Jaya, Ms Maria Chin Abdullah. Ms Maria Chin is known for her role in the Bersih Movement, and was even imprisoned by Najib Razak's government for the Bersih protest. She subsequently contested and won the Petaling Jaya constituency in 2018, contesting as an Independent candidate. She joined Anwar Ibrahim's PKR after being voted in as the MP for Malaysia's largest constituency.