Minister Lawrence Wong Promotes Lease Buyback Scheme, Singaporeans Unhappy

The promoting of the Lease Buyback Scheme (LBS) by National Development Board on social media has drawn intense backlash from Singaporeans from all walks of life. Minister Lawrence Wong also earlier said that all HDB flats would be returned to the government once their 99 year lease has run out, with no compensation paid to "home-owners".

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HDB CEO Appointed Electoral Boundaries Committee Member, No Conflict Of Interest?

But what most does not know is that one of the committee members appointed is Housing and Development Board (HDB) CEO, Cheong Koon Hean. It can thus be safely assumed that Cheong has the ears of the government, much like the government is able to dictate to her what should be done in terms of housing. Can someone who works very closely with the government and echoes their population views be entirely independent of political bias?

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Influencer Gets Invited By Sikhs To Sample Their Culture After She Posts Racist Comments Online

The Sikh community themselves, although they felt her comments were uncalled for, instead of calling her out for racism, invited her over to sample their culture by participating in the gurdwara. This they said was so that Sheena Phua could learn more about their traditions by participating. Ms Phua took up the invitation last Saturday, where she had a four hour visit to the Central Sikh Gurdwara in Towner Road.

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POFMA will be the Nuclear Bomb to Free Speech and Press in Singapore

POFMA was passed in parliament in May earlier this year. Despite what the government says about protecting citizens from fake news, it is all their way of pushing down a draconian law that has the potential to stifle and kill authentic contrarian views and any point of view that the government doesn't agree with. Here are what other prominent academics, human rights advocates and even a former PAP MP have to say about POFMA.

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Senior Minister Of State’s Wife Is Appointed Auditor-General, No Conflict Of Interest

As Chan Chun Sing himself said, the Govt knows that Ms Goh is the wife of Heng Chee How, but that she had went through the rigourous process of integrity checks, and she has years of experience in the public service, serving the nation with integrity and sense of public service. So of course, she is above and beyond conflict of interest. When she audits her husband's Ministry, she will of course, in the name of duty, flag up any inconsistencies, and by doing so, show up her husband's lack of leadership. After all, the sense of duty for the nation is above than the sense of duty of a wife, right?

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Will Chen Show Mao Be Leaving Workers’ Party?

In a potential blow to The Worker's Party (WP), national mouthpiece Shin Min questioned if Chen Show Mao will be switching political parties. Shin Min reported that The Worker's Party (WP) MP Chen Show Mao had been seen attending activities by Chee Soon Juan's Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) and Tan Cheng Bock's Progress Singapore Party (PSP).

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Will Low Thia Khiang Be Contesting In East Coast GRC?

Prominent WP NMPs Daniel Goh and Leon Perera have been seen going on walkabouts around Aljunied with Low Thia Khiang, raising the possibility that both will be candidates in Aljunied GRC. Expert political observer Tan Ern Ser said that Low Thia Khiang's move to contest East Coast GRC will not affect the chances of losing WP losing Aljunied GRC.

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