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PRITAM SINGH: WE WERE NOT ALLOWED TO ASK QNS ON ONLINE GAMBLING IN PARLIAMENT

I spoke of yesterday's Parliamentary session where many MPs wanted to ask questions about the exemptions granted by the Government, allowing the Turf Club and Pools to offer online gambling options under the Remote Gambling Act. However, Speaker had to cut this short, leaving many MPs unable to ask supplementary questions as Question and Answer time yesterday could not become another mini-debate on the Remote Gambling Bill.

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READER RESPONDS TO SHIRWIN EU’S WIFE: YOUR HUSBAND IS JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH!

Why did your husband not highlight nor provide any modicum of a detailed solution or suggestion as to solving the two very issues that you pointed out and are, from the looks of it, very important to your family and its wellbeing? Would you not have already discussed these issues exhaustively and garnered a direction towards a viable solution? Would that not have been a better response than the desire to achieve wealth and fame when requesting to be voted into public office? How could you have managed to believe that the public would vote you when you clearly stated your motivation for running was personal and not national? The truth hurts, failure sucks and worst of all is rejection. Maybe use the time between now and the next opportunity to improve yourselves, improve your arguments and improve your stance, and then comeback, or not.

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POLITICAL DUD LINA CHIAM SHOULD STAY OUT OF SDP’S BUSINESS

Lina Chiam is not and will never be like her husband. Despite Potong Pasir being an opposition stronghold for years and years, the moment Chiam left for bigger GRC ambitions, it fell like a deck a cards. The beef between Chiam See Tong and Dr Chee happened really long ago and honestly, it is a personal issue between the two and the issue has no real connection with Lina Chiam. She is probably now just using Chiam’s dotage and frail condition to pick an imaginary fight at a crucial time for the SDP. In short, Lina Chiam should just stay out of the picture right now. She can scream and claw when the crucial period is over. If she has nothing good to say, simply don’t say anything.

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SHANMUGAM EVADES PARLIAMENT QUESTION ON NATIONALITIES OF NEW CITIZENS

In an obvious attempt to sidestep a politically sensitive question, Minister of Home Affairs K Shanmugam has refused to answer Nominated Member of Parliement Dennis Tan's question in parliament. Tan had requested that the ministry provide a breakdown of the number of new citizenships granted each year between 2006 to 2015 based on their nationality prior to gaining Singapore citizenship.

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PAP & WP HAVE LOST THE MORAL HIGH GROUND IN NCMP DEBATE

The recent NCMP debate in parliament was a win-win for both the WP and PAP. WP criticizes the NCMP scheme because it doesn't want voters to think that having NCMPs is enough. They succeeded in dampening the enthusiasm that came when the government announced the expansion of the NCMP scheme from 9 to 12 opposition best losers. By strongly criticizing the scheme and calling it "duckweed on a pond", Low has dampened the enthusiasm that the public felt about the loosening of PAP's grip in parliament.

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NOTHING CONTRADICTORY IN WP’S NCMP STANCE, IT IS TYPICAL PAP SMEARING

While the spirit of the NCMP scheme is to offer a seat in parliament to the best performing opposition candidate who lost, performance is relative. All else being equal, opposition performance should be better against a weaker PAP candidate like Charles Chong as compared to against stronger PAP candidates like Minister Lim Swee Say and Minister of State Lee Yi Shyan.

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