Tag Archives: Leader of Opposition

Aljunied Voter Insulted And Disappointed At Being Referred To As Free Rider

I, am a potential voter in Aljunied, and I have always identified as a opposition voter. And as Leader of the Opposition (LO) has predicted, I am genuinely insulted and disappointed at being referred to as a free rider. I still contribute to my country, as well as its reserves. If anything, please don’t be a hypocrite PM. Your party has said in Parliament, that we must not let diversity lead to polarisation among Singaporeans. But yet you are creating this divide between PAP and opposition voters.

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Commentary: On “Free Riders”

As I listened intuitively again to the PM’s speech on Wednesday to the Presidential address of our 14th Parliament, I can’t help but feel the current incessant attacks on the PM’s remarks about “free riders” have been taken out of context. It seemed as though the PM was desperately trying to buy his way out of the argument on the reason not to vote for the Opposition. Political discourse here should be shaped by sharp acumen, logic and sound reasoning rather than just jumping on the bandwagon to draw blood.

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Commentary: Civil Servants, Unelected Can Carry This?

Political appointees have no financial role, safe to say merely ‘approving’ the use of the $5 billion. If the PM is talking about decision making, it is the civil servants who are making the decision behind the scene, collating, presenting, advising where the draw down and transfer of money comes from. So is the prime minister trying to draw wool over people’s eyes when he said, ‘It is a big decision, S$5 billion of supplementary budget.

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Workers’ Party Power Couples Dazzle At Singapore 14th Parliament Opening

The Singapore 14th Parliament opened yesterday on 24 August with President Halimah Yacob delivering an address. However the focus of Parliament reopening was captivated by the Workers' Party MPs who turned up with their spouses. Many beautiful couples were seen confidently strutting themselves into Parliament. Who do you think stole the show?

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Former PAP NMP Calvin Cheng Slams Pritam Singh’s Salary Donation As Wayang And Divisive Politics

PAP IB Calvin Cheng unleashed two Facebook posts to stir controversy over WP Pritam Singh's generosity for donating 50% of his salary. Calvin Cheng said Pritam Singh was participating in political theatre (wayang) by publicly announcing his salary donation while bringing up his family. Calvin Cheng said his donation was an "unnecessary sacrifice" and likened this move to a popularity contest to score political points.

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WP MP Pritam Singh Will Donate 50% Of His Leader Of Opposition Salary

The Workers' Party (WP) MP Pritam Singh announced his gratuity for being given the title as Leader of Opposition. Even though Pritam Singh will be shouldering more responsibilities and spending less time with family, it is admirable how he has decided to take it upon himself to give back even more to the Singaporeans by generously donating 50% of his salary.

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