Tag Archives: Grassroots Adviser

Netizens Unconvinced By Heng Swee Keat Saying Bilateral Agreements Have Not Jeopardised Singaporeans’ Job Opportunities

At a 23 Aug 2020 virtual event organised by East Coast grassroots advisers, Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Heng Swee Keat responded to criticisms that free trade agreements (FTAs) or Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreements (CECA) had caused Singaporeans to lose out in job opportunities. He warned that such statements about Singapore signing away jobs protection for Singaporeans were "totally false." Despite his attempt to convince naysayers, many netizens were in disbelief and some even wanted concrete proof for his statements.

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PAP Grassroots Adviser Claims No Double Standard, Pritam Singh Rebutted Him Back

Chua lost the 2015 GE to Pritam Singh's WP, but he is of course appointed grassroots adviser, win or lose. Chua claimed that there was no 7 year waiting time for approval, and even went so far as to claim the idea for the ramp was actually mooted by Eunos CCC, of which he runs and thus becomes a key decision maker in a ward he lost in. Chua also said the funding for the ramp was secure, with his help of course, in September 2016, and construction works started in December 2018.

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