Indranee Rajah

GE2020: No Need To Vote For PAP Because They Can Be NCMP

Indranee Rajah urged Singaporeans to continue voting for PAP because the revamped NCMP scheme guarantees at least 12 opposition MPs in Parliament. But by the same logic, it can also be argued that there is no need to vote for the PAP because they will also be guaranteed at least 12 seats in parliament.

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DID INDRANEE RAJAH CONSIDER THE IMPLICATIONS OF HER FB POST ON OXLEY RD?

""Permit me to raise this....Was there a draft will attached attached in the email sent by Lee Suet Fern to MM Lee of which Ms Indranee mentioned in the summary of events? While the email correspondence did not specifically mentioned about the demolition as pointed out, did the draft in fact contains the demolition clause? This would be critical consideration for any party wanting to know the truth behind the 7th Will. One can draw the attachment if there is one and make a comparison with what was signed by MM Lee, and you will inevitably know if there is any inconsistency between the two.

Then the question about the short time taken for MM to sign the documents in the presence of two lawyers from Stamford Law, has Ms Indranee also consider that MM Lee had in fact read the draft the night before, and it suffice that the document was taken as true, and therefore MM Lee signed without reading again?

Third point, that MM Lee had made six wills before and changed his mind once, and Ms Indranee questioned if MM did change his mind again, does it also indicates the possibility MM Lee did occasionally review the will he signed? From the time of the will being signed to MM Lee's demise, could he not at any one time review and question about the existence of the demolition clause? Particularly when an incident occurred that the "Gift-Over" clause was omitted and reinserted? Does that not cause MM Lee's curiosity to want to review what he has already signed?

MM Lee has had the authority and benefit of time to make an 8th will had he deemed that the 7th was improperly drafted and prepared. ""

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WHY IS THE GOVT SO KEEN TO HAVE A SECRET COMMITTEE FOR OXLEY ROAD?

Mr Lee Kuan Yew wanted Dr Lee Wei Ling to stay in the house as long as she wanted. The Government has publicly stated that it will respect those wishes and does not intend to do anything until Dr Lee leaves. Letting the house stand for now does not go against those wishes. Mr Lee Hsien Yang has said Dr Lee does not want to move out and she has every intention of living a long life. That being the case, the matter may well not need to be decided for another 20-30 years. It can be decided by a future government. So there is nothing for the Government to decide now” – why not throw this question back to the Government? Why the urgency to set up a ministerial committee in July last year?

With regard to “The real question therefore is why Mr Lee Hsien Yang is asking for an immediate commitment on demolition now. What is the urgency? Until and unless Dr Lee moves out, there is nothing for the Government to decide. It is also a principle that the current government will not be able to bind a future government””. “In response, Mr Lee Hsien Yang said: “We have never asked the Government to allow us to demolish the house now, only after Wei Ling’s departure.” He also questioned again why the “secret committee” on the house was formed in 2016.

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INDRANEE RAJAH: LKY CONTEMPLATED DEMOLITION NOT ONLY OPTION

Her first point was that the most relevant part of LKY's will was paragraph 7, where he expressed his desire to have the house demolished after his death or when Lee Wei Ling decides not to stay there anymore. However. LKY stated that if his wish for the house to be demolished not be met, his wish was for the house not be opened to others except his children and descendants. The second point was that the Oxley Road house is no longer a private matter, as it is closely bound up in the history of Singapore. Singaporeans understand the historical significance of the site as 38 Oxley Road is not just any old piece of property, but is intertwined with the history of the nation. As such, whatever happens to the house is of public interest, and that is why the Government is intervening.

Her third point was that PM Lee has taken himself out of the equation for any decisions made on the house, due to the conflict of interest. He has recused himself from taking part in any Government consideration or decisions regarding 38 Oxley Road. And the final, most important point is that nothing can be done to the house right now, be it to demolish it or to preserve it. This is for the simple reason that Dr Lee Wei Ling is still living there.

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BITE THE BULLET, BUT SKIP THE LUNCH! WAYS TO SAVE MONEY TO PAY FOR INCREASED PRICES

The electricity tariff have risen in recent months by an average of 5.7%. Based on this, the bill for families living in four room HDB flats will increase by about $4.30. Add 12 months to this calculations, and you get $51.60. That is just the increase in tariffs, not the whole cost. What about water bill? 30% increase by July, so an average monthly water bill of $150 will cost $195 in July. An increase of $45. Multiply that for the next 6 months till end of the year, and the increase will be $270.

And finally, if, like most of us, stay in a PAP Town Council wards, S&CC will increase from June, and the increase will range from $0.50 to $9 per month. If we take the average, $4.50, this will mean an increase of $31.50 till end of the year. So, from now till end of the year, the increases total up to $51.60 + $270 + $31.50 = $353.10, which brings it to roughly about $30 extra to pay to the Govt every month.

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PAP'S INDRANEE RAJAH: S'POREANS HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO "BITE THE BULLET"

First, it was a clown and PAP MP Lee Bee Wah who equated increasing the price of water to “bring[ing] up the awareness of the importance of water”. Now we not only have an MP but a minister, SMOS Indranee, telling us to “bite the bullet” and other jokes.

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MINISTER INDRANEE RAJAH: TRAGEDY REMINDED ME WHAT IT MEANS TO BE S'POREAN

On this National Day of Remembrance, it was brought home to me once again what it means to be Singaporean. This reminded me anew what it means to be Singaporean - strength,courage, duty, kindness - and being there for each other, in joy or sorrow, good times and bad. This is what it is to be part of the Singapore family.

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INDRANEE: MY RESIDENT KEEPS THROWING TEABAGS ONTO PALM TREE

After the Cleaner Appreciation event yesterday afternoon (see post below), I took a walk around the common space at blks 128, 129 and 130 Bukit Merah View and checked out the environment. Was dismayed to see this palm tree adorned with tea bags, obviously thrown from a higher floor and which had snagged on the leaves and branches. It was like a Christmas tree except that instead of pretty ornaments, this poor tree was festooned with used Dilmah tea bags!

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OLD & FRAIL LEE KUAN YEW MAKES TANJONG PAGAR TREE PLANTING APPEARANCE

Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew joined Tanjong Pagar and Radin Mas residents for the annual Tree Planting Day on Sunday (Nov 2). It was Mr Lee who started the tree planting campaign in 1963 to promote a greener environment. Fifty-one years on, the objectives have not changed, said Tanjong Pagar MP Indranee Rajah.

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More to varsity than getting a degree: Indranee

Students should enrol in university to gain broader knowledge than just the degrees they earn, and "emerge with an enlarged worldview" having learnt ideas with power to have impact on lives, she said. "The attainment of the degree is not an end in itself. The degree doesn't make you a better person... a good person," she added. "The ultimate purpose of the university is really for the betterment of the person, society and mankind." Later, in a panel discussion with NUS provost Tan Eng Chye and Straits Times Editor at Large Han Fook Kwang, Ms Indranee said she hoped Singapore universities would one day become "powerhouses" in generating ideas.

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