Inderjit Singh

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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EX-PAP MP INDERJIT SINGH URGE LEE SIBLINGS TO ALL LOSE SOME FOR S'PORE TO WIN

I would like to offer a solution. The only way forward for all of us – the Lee family, the government and for Singaporeans - is for each of us to give up something for Singapore to win. We all lose some but we win the bigger picture: Singapore’s image. It is of utmost importance for the fate of 38 Oxley to be decided now and not left to the future or future governments. We don’t want future generations of government and family members to be embroiled in more legal battles. Uncertainty about 38 Oxley’s future may see Singapore being dragged into many more years of arguments and unpleasant accusations.

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WOMAN BREAKS DOWN AFTER INDERJIT SINGH INTRODUCED SUCCESSOR

Although politics is usually a stoic and solemn affair in Singapore, some incidents stand out for being the exception to the norm. At the Meet-The-People (MPS) session yesterday, where retiring People's Action Party (PAP) member of parliament (MP) Inderjit Singh introduced his likely successor Mr Henry Kwek, a resident broke down while meeting Mr Singh - not out of anguish, but out of gratitude to the retiring PAP MP.

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NG ENG HENG CHIDES OUTSPOKEN PAP MP INDERJIT SINGH FOR SHOCK RETIREMENT

In his interview with the government-controlled media Channel News Asia, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen mock Ang Mo Kio (AMK) GRC PAP MP Inderjit Singh for announcing his retirement on Facebook instead of using the party’s proper channel: “You can post your retirement on Facebook, but I think as an MP who has served 15, 20, even 30 years – that’s not the best way to do it”

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PAP MP INDERJIT SINGH PUSHED FOR S$1,500 MINIMUM WAGE IN PARLIAMENT

On Wed (4 Mar), MP Inderjit Singh made a plea for the government to introduce a nation wide minimum wage scheme for Singapore. As far back as 2 years ago, Mr Singh had already asked the government to consider making a five-year transition to a minimum wage of $1,500 monthly. But at the time, labour chief Lim Swee Say had rejected the idea, saying that Singapore’s combination of wage subsidies and skills training for low-income earners was more effective to raise incomes at the low end.

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PAP MP INDERJIT SINGH CRITICISES SAF PROMOTION POLICIES

Joo Chiat MP Charles Chong, a diploma holder who rose through the ranks in the private sector, said that with more Singaporeans getting a tertiary education, a mindset change “should have taken place a long time ago”. Ang Mo Kio GRC MP Inderjit Singh said the Public Service’s emphasis on academic results is deeply entrenched. He cited the example of the uniformed services, pointing out that he had seen many good commanders who were replaced by returning scholars. “I’ve seen scholars who are poor ground commanders and yet they get promoted,” he said.

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PAP MP Inderjit Singh: Singaporeans must continue to voice our concerns and the government can and will solve problems

I received many comments to my post last week, and many messages from Singaporeans, both personally as well as online. Although I disagreed with some policies which I highlighted, some seem to think that I was rejecting all the PAP Government’s policies which is not the case.

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