Tag Archives: Policy

SDP: STOP SPREADING FALSEHOODS ABOUT THE OPPOSITION

The recent issue of Freshgrads published the piece Why Blame the PAP?by Mr Shawn Danker who wrote: “That is exactly what the opposition loves to repeat the anti-PAP mantra: 'vote them out' instead of offering solutions to the public. They're just peddling a bunch of easy answers with no solutions. This is an extraordinary statement for Mr Danker to make given that the SDP has published a series of alternative policy papers clearly spelling out solutions to current problems.

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SINGFIRST: OUR $6 BILLION SOCIAL SAFETY NET IS SUSTAINABLE & WILL NOT BANKRUPT SINGAPORE

SingFirst’s social safety net package is not prepared overnight but is the outcome of several years of research and discussion. Our proposal has now been updated following discussions in the last few years with international experts in Finland, Norway, Berlin, Oxford and Harvard. It has also been discussed and debated internally over several months. We took into consideration what the Minister of Finance told Parliament about the use of returns on investment of Singapore’s national assets.

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ALL OVERSEAS SG MALE REQUIRED TO PUT UP $75,000 NS BOND, PR NOT REQUIRED

For male citizens above 16.5 years of age who have not enlisted for NS, their parents need to furnish a bond in the form of a banker’s guarantee of $75,000, or 50 per cent of the combined annual gross income of both parents for the preceding year, if their son remains overseas for a period. If that is the case, shouldn’t the Government impose similar measures for the parents of male PRs as well? As a matter of fairness and for our country’s security, the Government must review the existing policies to make the parents of male PRs liable if their sons do not fulfil their NS obligations.

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SINGAPORE NEEDS TO LEARN FROM AUSTRALIA AND PUT SINGAPOREANS FIRST

Its also difficult to find any supervisor or manager who is a foreigner - the Aussies try to preserve their power base in the workforce by appointing their own people in supervisory positions. I worked in a nursing home before and all the supervisors are white. This is so different from Singapore whereby many of us find ourselves reporting to foreign managers. Unless the foreign labour situation improves here, Singaporeans will continue to search for greener pastures abroad.

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Shanmugam: Allegations against govt must be backed up with facts

People can criticise the government in Singapore but if any allegations are made, they must be backed up with facts. Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam made that point on Friday, adding that there is no rule preventing people from critiquing national policies. He suggested, however, that a sound approach would be to keep debates honest.

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