Tag Archives: HENG SWEE KEAT

Is the 7-20 June Series of National Broadcasts a Series of PAP Rally Speeches?

Under normal circumstances, nobody really gives two shits about a PAP rallies. However, COVID-19 has made many Singaporeans start tuning in attentively to the Prime Minister's broadcasts. Seizing the opportunity, the PAP rolled out a series of "national broadcasts" about the post-covid-19 future from 7 to 20 June which looks suspiciously like an election rally schedule.

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Is it Fiduciary Suicide to Give Our Reserves to Profitable Firms such as Citibank?

It was reported that a sum of $35 million provided as wage subsidies to 32 commercial firms had been returned to the government. Apparently, these companies do not need money from our reserves. Another 29 companies also reported that they do not wish to receive further wage subsidies. No amount has been stated or how much they would receive had they not declined. Why are there no background checks carried out before large swaths of money are given away?

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Politician Lim Tean To Challenge POFMA Over Post On Ho Ching Salary

On 19 April 2020 the POFMA office said "several online posts" had made false statements that Temasek Holdings Chief Executive Ho Ching had an annual salary of "around S$100 million". Minister of Finance Heng Swee Keat instructed four correction directions to be issued. One of those four include People's Voice Party (PVP) chief Lim Tean for “sharing the falsehood on his Facebook page”. Politician Lim Tean has shared that he will be challenging this latest POFMA. He questions the basis of using POFMA over an article when the truth or real information is not revealed. His view is that POFMA is being used to silence PAP critics and free speech.

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Covid19: Ho Ching Justifies Govt Mishandling of Covid By Saying that Other Countries Also Made Same Mistake

Mrs Prime Minister, we never put words in your mouth. You were the one who said that the government is "now paying a price for that call, bcos we underestimated the covid and used a sars lens". Then now you try to justify that mistake by saying that it's not only the 4G leadership who made the mistake but the whole world also. Madam, why can't the government admit they make mistake?

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Pritam Singh: GST Is A Regressive Tax

In the post Budget debate in Parliament on Friday, WP's Pritam Singh reiterated the Workers' Party stance on the GST, even though DPM and Finance Minister has said that GST will not be raised in 2021, but will have to be raised eventually by 2025. In his speech, Mr Pritam Singh said that the WP still stand by their earlier comments, that the GST is a regressive tax, and that the tax raise would hit the low and middle income, retirees and seniors particularly hard as they would have to manage their expenditures more frugally, because offsets do not last forever.

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Heng Says Singapore Together Is New Singapore Way, Conveniently Just Before Elections Period

All these talks are conveniently timed to seamlessly portray the Government as very open minded and working hand-in-hand with Singaporeans. Heng did not comment on the fact that GST will be raised in the near future, nor about the Reserved Presidency Election, nor on POFMA, or on the proposed 10m population, or CECA, or even about the rising in transportation, electricity and water bills, amongst many others. And these key policy changes were effected by the government without getting the thoughts of ordinary Singaporeans.

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Is Integrity Telling People In Advance About GST Hike, Or Saying Sorry For GST Hike

The fact that GST is going to be raised sooner or later now does not even surprise Singaporeans anymore. So, is integrity really about telling Singaporeans in advance about the expected hike, or actually apologising to Singaporeans that all those noise about GST not being raised were in the end not true? Shouldn't DPM Heng, who is also the Finance Minister, show more integrity to Singaporeans by saying that the government could not fulfill its promise of just four years before, and thus apologise for this breaking of promise? That is integrity.

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Heng Says Govt Has Integrity When They Announce Planned GST Hike. Really?

His statement smacks of him praising his party to high heavens. He might have forgotten PM Lee's promise during the last election campaign that GST would not go up, quashing WP's claims that it would. No matter, because according to Heng, just because you are upfront about the raising of GST it means you have integrity, past promises be damned.

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DPM Heng: We Have No Nepotism In Temasek And GIC

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, in a reply to a Swedish journalist who pressed him on how Singapore prevents nepotism associated with a one-party government, have strongly rebutted claims that nepotism exists, and cited the examples of Temasek and GIC.

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