Our reader is skeptical of meritocracy in Singapore as she claims that if we really uphold that value, we should have appointed a Eurasian Speaker of Parliament instead. Do you agree?Read More »
Tag Archives: LEE HSIEN LOONG
LHL CONGRATULATES HALIMAH, THANKS CONTENDERS FOR ACCEPTING ‘PROPER DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES’
LHL has congratulated Halimah Yacob for becoming the President of Singapore. Interestingly, he thanked Farid Khan and Salleh Marican for accepting their disqualification as "this is the way to make our democratic processes work properly". Really?Read More »
GOVT MUST NOT PUSH FOR UNPOPULAR POLICIES AT THE EXPENSE OF CITIZENS’ NEED!
Opposition politician Ang Yong Guan questions the government's policies and thinks citizens will not tolerate changes to the elected Presidency. Is it right for them to push through with unpopular policies? Do you think they are well aware of what our people need?Read More »
NOMINATION & NEW APPOINTMENTS CLEAR SIGN OF PAP’S SUCCESSION PLANNING?
Our reader notes that Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, who has been nominated at Singapore's 10th Speaker, will thus be out of the running to be our next PM. This leaves us with Heng Swee Keat, Lawrence Wong, Ng Chee Meng, Chan Chun Sing and Ong Ye Kung. He thinks this is all very well-planned and calculated.Read More »
TAN CHUAN JIN APPOINTED SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT, STEPS DOWN AS MINISTER
In a Facebook announcement today, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has appointed Mr Tan Chuan Jin, the current Minister for Social and Family Development, as the new Speaker of Parliament.Read More »
S’PORE CIVIL SERVANTS CANNOT MOONLIGHT, BUT MINISTERS & PART TIME MPS CAN
I refer to the article, "S’pore civil servants cannot moonlight, must get permission before carpooling" (31 Aug 2017, Mothership).Read More »
S’POREAN USES BAD MATH TO DEBUNK MALAY & INDIAN DIABETES RISK, GETS ROAST BY FELLOW MALAY
In a good show of why Maths is too confusing for many Singaporeans, a Singaporean netizen has become the subject of a flame war after he tried to debunk Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's recent accusations that the Malay and Indian community are at higher risk of diabetes.Read More »
CHEE SOON JUAN: WELCOME TO THE DELUSIONAL WORLD OF THE ELECTED PRESIDENCY!
Singapore Democratic Party's Chee Soon Juan penned an opinion piece on what he thinks is a "delusional world" of the Elected Presidency. He outlined Mr Ong Teng Cheong's efforts to check on the government (but to no avail), and how candidates after him have to be "approved by the government".Read More »
WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY EXTRA FOR DIABETES TREATMENT DESPITE USING MEDISAVE?
Our reader went for a diabetes checkup following PM Lee's rally only to find that he had to pay extra even though he wanted the hospital to charge it to his Medisave account. When asked for a reason, the hospital staff simply said "I don't know". What kind of service is this?Read More »
PM LEE SPOKE ABOUT 3 EASY TOPICS DURING NDR 2017, TALK ABOUT WEATHER NEXT YEAR?
At the NDR this year, PM Lee picked 3 easy topics to talk about: pre-school education, smart nation and diabetes. He completely ignored talking about the important and pressing issues that are hurting Singaporeans both in near and long term: One thing is for sure, you won't be able to find any US presidents talking about how to take care of one's health in any of the annual State of Union AddressRead More »