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EX-GOVERNMENT SCHOLAR: I CAN NO LONGER DEFEND THE PAP GOVERNMENT

For most of my life and career, I have defended the government and the civil service. Even today, I will defend some of my friends within the NLB, whom I know did not agree with the final decision, but had no choice but to comply with the line taken by senior management. But this, I have found, is truly indefensible. This government I have defended, even when I did not agree with its policies and actions, has crossed a red line. It has lost my vote today, but worst of all, I think it has lost my faith.

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Civil servants to get enhanced medical benefits from 2015

Civil servants under the Medisave-cum-Subsidised Outpatient (MSO) scheme - about 85 per cent of the civil service force - will receive more Medisave contributions from their employers from January 2015. The Public Service Division (PSD) said officers on the MSO scheme will get 2 per cent of their monthly salary - capped at S$140 per month - as additional civil service employer's Medisave contributions on top of their normal statutory Medisave contributions. This will be on top of the 1 per cent increase in statutory Medisave contributions for all employees in 2015 which was announced in Budget 2014.

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PM Lee defends the civil servants who defended him

What is at stake is not any short-term positive or negative impact on the government, but the sort of public debate Singapore should have. When someone makes false and malicious personal allegations that impugn a person’s character or integrity, the victim has the right to vindicate his reputation, whether he is an ordinary citizen or the prime minister. The internet should not be exempt from the laws of defamation. It is perfectly possible to have a free and vigorous debate without defaming anyone, as occurs often in Singapore.

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Complaint: LTA shows no mercy to first time offenders

I own an OPC car and works in Thailand. I use my OPC car one weekend a month. I am the 1st owner of the car for 8 years and paid my OPC license promptly. Unfortuately on 13 Feb 2014, I used my car and forgot to buy my OPC license. LTA diligently sent me a summon fine of $200. Despite me writing in to appeal my first time offence, LTA's repliy was straight and my appeal was rejected with no reason for the reject. Just because of a slip of mind, the Government will penalized us without mercy. There is no grounds for compassion, only rigid policy.

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