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Commentary: To the Polls !

Commentary: To the Polls !

I trust that you've heard the news from 7pm yesterday? Our good friend Lee Hsien Loong has decided to call elections within SIXTEEN DAYS from now. Do not waste the means in which you can change the world around you. One vote can make a difference, but a bunch of them can make that difference more guaranteed. In a time where everything is uncertain, dark and gloomy, I ask you to shed your fears and vote for the things that you hold dear to your heart. You are only free to criticize, walk down the road, video-conference with foreigners, stand in some public place quietly for a bit or make your opinion on Facebook until they say so. Freedoms do not need a permit, you only need literacy and the courage to take it and use it !

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Pasir Ris Mini Mart Allegedly Disregards Hygiene

Pasir Ris Mini Mart Allegedly Disregards Hygiene

Heng's minimart at postcode 510567 (Pasir Ris St 51). Over the years business has grown so much so that there is a complete disregard for hygiene, misuse of unmarked common areas, storage of foodstuff in utility compartments, preparing and selling food at common area and disregard for the safety of residents.

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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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GE2020: Tin Pei Ling Kpkb About Doctored Banner Again

As if one police report was not enough, Kate Spade princess Tin Pei Ling made a second police report about the doctored Chinese New Year banner apparently because it started circulating again. Mind you, it was a CNY banner so that was half a year ago since the first report. How coincidental that she is making a police report when elections is just around the corner.

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GE2020: MSM Smears Peoples Voice Party Lim Tean Over Bankruptcy Claims

GE2020: MSM Smears Peoples Voice Party Lim Tean Over Bankruptcy Claims

The 158th state media published a story about Peoples Voice Party (PVP) Secretary-General Lim Tean facing two bankruptcy applications over $1.45 million. Later that night, Lim Tean responded to this smear article with a Facebook post "When You Fear, You Smear!". Lim Tean rubbished ST's claims about him about to become bankrupted, clarifying that "Let me make it clear. I am not going to be bankrupted, and it is total rubbish that I owe $1 450 000!" He even shared how ST faked that they tried calling him for comments because he never received any calls or queries.

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GE2020: Smear Campaign Started Against Pritam Singh And Alfian Sa'at

GE2020: Smear Campaign Started Against Pritam Singh And Alfian Sa'at

With the General Elections being called soon, it appears that the PAP has started smear campaigns against opposition party members. During the Budget debate on 5 June, Pritam Singh said Singapore should be fortunate that we have citizens who are “loving critics”. Even though Pritam Singh did not name any specific person, Tan Wu Meng inferred that Pritam Singh had spoken in support of Alfian Sa'at. Tan Wu Meng then took this opportunity to smear Pritam Singh who had supposedly voiced support for Alfian Sa'at. Tan Wu Meng asked if Pritam Singh still thinks Alfian Sa'at is a "loving critic" of Singapore based on selected screenshots of Alfian's comments, and went a step further to accuse Pritam Singh of being a "loving critic" himself if he supports Alfian.

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GE2020: Red Dot United Approved As Political Party, Ready To Contest

GE2020: Red Dot United Approved As Political Party, Ready To Contest

Red Dot United has been successfully registered as a political party on 15 June after submitting its application on 26 May. Red Dot United's Secretary-General Ravi Philemon is keen on fielding candidates this General Elections (GE). With this approval by the Ministry of Home Affairs’ (MHA) Registry of Societies, he believes the party is "even more ready". Red Dot United currently has three office holders: Secretary-General Ravi Philemon, Chairman Michelle Lee, and Treasurer Mr Chia Weng Lee, who is a 53-year-old business owner.

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Covid19: Basic Maths For Budget Planning 101

Covid19: Basic Maths For Budget Planning 101

A contributor has shared some interesting calculations for Budget 2020. In Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat's round-up speech on debate on the Fortitude Budget in Parliament, he revealed that Singapore is "committing almost $100 billion, or close to 20 per cent of our GDP, to our Covid-19 response". Once the PAP increases GST from 7% to 9%, our contributor estimates this should bring in an estimated extra 0.7% GDP per year. So in order to cover the money spent on the Special $100 billion Covid19 Budgets, our contributor suggests that the government will need around 28.5 years to claw back this amount. Could this mean that the PAP has a lot of extra in our reserve and they don't really need the extra 2% GST to begin with?

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GE2020: Progress Singapore Party Announced First Six Election Candidates

The Progress Singapore Party (PSP) has announced its first batch of election candidates. The candidates are from a range of backgrounds. Although the party did not state where it will contest in the upcoming elections, it is likely to be West Coast GRC.

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