Tag Archives: Party Whip

LHL LIFTING OF PARTY WHIP SHOWS PAP DONT ALLOW QUESTIONS USUALLY

What on earth does PM Lee mean when he says he is "lifting the whip" for the parliamentary sitting on 3 July? Lifting the whip is only for voting on bills. In this case, no bill is under consideration. He's just planning to make a statement. If he means that PAP members of parliament will be free to ask any question or make any comment they wish, then it has always been their right as MPs whether or not the whip is lifted. This simply goes to show that the PAP does not ordinarily allow its MPs to ask any question or make any comment they deem appropriate in parliament UNLESS the PM says (in a misuse of the term) the whip is lifted.

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YES MEN NOT WANTED, PARTY WILL WHIP YOU INTO ONE

But, how to believe them? They keep saying that people are selected for their abilities, and not their eagerness to say yes at every opportunity. But the party that wear white themselves has a party whip. And what does the party whip do? Yup, ensures everyone in white are on the same page. Yes-men, don't you think? Right hand says yes-men don't bother apply, left hand whips the party into yes-men. There is a serious problem here then. Do as what we say, not what we do.

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HDB THREATENS NOT TO RELEASE BTO KEYS TO SINGLE MUM, MP CANNOT DO ANYTHING TO HELP

I am currently waiting for my 3-room BTO in Woodlands which will be ready in 2018 but HDB is already threatening not to release the keys should I fail to adhere to a payment plan that was superimposed by them due to past arrears. I am being put up at a rental flat in Chinatown and paying higher rates due to location (even though its a 1 rm flat) and MSF has rejected my application last year for help for my growing kids, stating that my salary exceeded their ceiling criteria. All these are known to HDB which repeatedly impressed they are not a charity and insist that I reexplain my situation to MSF "to be fair to other applicants". I do not know what they mean by that as HDB also knows I am using half of my $2000 odd salary to service loans that I took for my children as the CDC had in the past, rejected my application for financial assistance several times. I sought out my MP over the failure to resolve this issue amicably with HDB and the subsequent letters faced rejection over and over again. Even my clan association which stepped in failed to get MOS Desmond Lee's attention, despite initial "assurances they will be able to do so". I then wrote to Mr Leon Pereira (whose party contested my area the other round) as a last resort as I want him to raise it in Parliament for airing but he said he "can't do much" and his party colleagues lament the fact far too many residents in Jalan Besar are facing the same problems that they simply do not have the resources to help and neither can the incumbent MPs due to the presence of their Party Whip.

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