Tag Archives: Amrin Amin

Commentary: Who Checks The Judiciary?

Of late, we’ve been swarmed by several concerns on the ground concerning unchecked powers of unelected officials whose adverse decisions will affect us in a way we are unable to extract accountability from. Hence, how do we proceed as a Nation after this GE when political persecution of even LKY’s own family had just recurred and several other upcoming trials of Civil Activists Jolovan Wham, De Costa and Leong are set in October this year? What are we to make of the proceedings and can trust be regained in our Organs of State to do what’s right for the Country when all powers lead to the PAP cabinet?

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PAP MP CLARIFIES WHAT HAPPENED ON EX RP MEMBER’S FACEBOOK

Assalamualikum Mr Jafri, You have raised many inaccuracies. You said you had no money for transport to attend an interview the next day. I gave you an Ez-link card for travel and also personally called the security company you were interviewing with to ask them to support you. I found out from the person that there was no such interview scheduled. I also called you at the number you gave. It was wrong number.

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Deciding on MP “material”

I supported his position then, with a column on how elected MPs shouldn’t be given such short shrift. That it was important that a representative in Parliament be in touch with public sentiments by dealing with them at ground level. I still say it is bad to have MPs and Nominated MPs sitting cheek by jowl in Parliament because it is an indictment on elected MPs who, presumably, aren’t able to represent the whole spectrum of the people. There was a sop thrown to the dissenting PAP MPs then (Dr Tan wasn’t the only vocal one although he was the only one who said “nay’’) – that it was for MPs to decide every term on whether they would let NMPs into the House. But this “sop’’ has been taken away. The NMP scheme is now carved in stone.

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Amrin Amin: Potential PAP candidate for Sembawang GRC

A new face, who could be a potential election candidate for the People's Action Party, was spotted at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new integrated development in Woodlands on Saturday. He was later introduced to the media by Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Manpower Hawazi Daipi - who is also the MP for Marsiling division of Sembawang GRC. He is 35-year-old Amrin Amin, a corporate lawyer with Watson, Farley and Williams Asia Practice LLP. Amrin, a member of Marsiling's Citizens' Consultative Committee for about a year, has been helping with Meet-the-People sessions.

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