Education Minister Ong Ye Kung has spoken up about the NUS controversy. He told the NUS President and Board Chairman to take a tough stand on issues that threaten students' safety. Its existing two strikes and you are gone method is too lenient when it comes to dealing with people who are charged with sexual misconduct. Other tertiary institutions will be reviewing their framework to put a stop to this unacceptable behaviour. Why does it have to take so much and so long for some justice to come to light?
The Singapore Democratic Party regrets the Court of Appeal's decision, which dismissed Dr Wong Souk Yee's appeal and thereby showed that there is no need for a by-election when former PAP MP Halimah Yacob vacated her seat for the Presidency. The party urged Singaporeans to support it so that it can come up with better solutions and safeguard everyone's interests.
Workers' Party's Sylvia Lim, who finally got to speak on the EP, argued that the Government misled people into thinking that the decision to start counting from Wee Kim Wee was a result of the AGC's advice, when it was not.
Opposition politician Goh Meng Seng doesn't understand why Madam President did not foresee that it will be impossible for security personnel to fully keep her flat safe. He expected her to move out within a month but laughed that she only lasted 3 weeks.
Our reader disagreed with DPM Tharman's comments that our mainstream media is well-balanced as he lists 8 examples where he thinks it did not go about balanced reporting. What do you think? Is it really 151st media?
Our reader wonder if Workers' Party will have the chance to speak on the Elected Presidency in Parliament. He asked if it's possible for all 6 WP MPs to file similar adjournment motions and at the last minute so they stand a better chance.
Dr Tan Cheng Bock does not have to pay his $30,000 legal fees as it is considered to be a case of public interest. Nevertheless, many questions on the EP remain unanswered. Should we exercise our rights to seek those answers?
Surprise, the Workers' Party has failed in its 2nd bid to talk about the Elected Presidency in Parliament. Dr Intan Azura's topic on preserving green space was chosen instead. Do you think WP will still get a chance to speak at the next Parliamentary sitting?
A netizen asks Madam President to look into bigger local issues such as train breakdowns, as it is affecting the daily lives of Singaporeans. She said she has to resort to taking premium buses and taxis just to avoid these delays.
Now only after the undeserving Halimah Yacob has been selected and installed as the President then Tharman comes out to say that he "would have preferred a contest". Why didn't he voice out his opinion before or during the "nomination day"?