Tag Archives: LEE HSIEN LOONG

Heng Swee Keat : Vote for PAP to make WP work harder

The arguments put forward by the People's Action Party (PAP) and the Workers' Party (WP) to Punggol East residents have one point in common: Voting their party in will make the other party work harder for you. Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said yesterday that voters can judge the work of current Members of Parliament and realise that voting for the PAP will make the WP work harder.

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MERITOCRACY: YOU SHALL SOW WHAT YOU REAP

For an island so small that you can't run a marathon in a straight line in without hitting the sea, Singapore has done extremely well by any account. It has zilch natural resources but today, Singapore outstrips almost all other countries in the world, including countries which are many times its size and have a far longer history than this young nation that hasn't even hit 50. If you want the facts, here they are: Singapore is the 6th best country in the world to be born in (Cllick here) and it comes in fifth in the world on education

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LEE HSIEN LOONG: MORE SUPPORT FOR NEEDY SINGAPOREANS IN BUDGET 2014

Speaking at the Thye Hua Kwan (THK) Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) @ Ang Mo Kio, Mr Lee also announced that the Government will set aside S$250 million for a new fund to build up the social service sector as well as spur Singaporeans and organisations to give more of their time and money to help those in need. Mr Lee said more details on the measures to strengthen the social safety net and enhance social mobility will be announced in the Budget statement, which will be delivered on Feb 21.

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16 YEAR OLD S’POREAN: WE SHOULD BE APPRECIATIVE OF THE PAP AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING

For me, I see things fairly and not like some Singaporeans who have a dogmatic view about our government – either positively or negatively. Though I may be a youthful 16-year-old Singaporean, however I believe that what need to be said have to be said. I hope that all of you will take my post into consideration not take it as a platform for you to try and correct me or go against me.

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PAP BASHERS SHOULD FOCUS ON UNSATISFIED ACTIONS, NOT INDIVIDUALS OR SUPPORTERS

Of course, their demands are accompanied by their ideal life of having cheap cars, no COEs, no jams, no ERPs (just look at the irony staring), low taxes (our tax structure is one of the lowest in the world and if they can't afford expensive houses and cars they probably don't have to pay much taxes either) and not train breakdowns. Seriously I'm getting sick of the train breakdown complaints that involve apparently the taxes they paid (probably low) or the rising transport costs (about a few cents per trip) that ultimately boils down to the incompetency of PAP according to them.

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2014 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: MY WISHLIST FOR PAP

These aspirations show that Singaporeans want a kinder, less materialistic and more inclusive society, and quality growth at a slower pace. But your chorus of fear-mongering (see here, here, here and here) on the “tradeoffs” of slower growth only goes to show how disconnected you are from society.After a fateful 2013 that began with your resounding electoral defeat, ended with the first ever riot in decades and was filled with incidents of incompetence in between, perhaps you should take 2014 as a year of introspection. Listen more, talk less.

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PMO website hacking case adjourned to February

Two brothers charged with hacking offences — including the alleged hacking of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) website — have had their cases adjourned to February. 27-year-old Mohammad Azhar Tahir faces 10 charges, including the alleged offence of modifying contents of the PMO website.

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Should leaders focus on results or people?

A lot of ink has been spilled on people’s opinions of what makes a great leader. As a scientist, I like to turn to the data. In 2009, Mr James Zenger published a fascinating survey of 60,000 employees that sought to identify how different leadership characteristics combine to affect perceptions of whether a boss is a “great” leader. Two characteristics he examined were “results focus” and “social skills”.

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