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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?

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MAJORITY CHINESE NOT DOING ENOUGH TO STOP CLOSET RACISM, SO MUCH FOR EQUALITY?

A netizen thinks the majority in Singapore should be more committed to racial equality. She also raised the bigger question of why people are giving so much attention to the EP when they should be opposing the PM position instead, given that it is more politically significant and always held by a Chinese

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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?

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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.

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WP'S YEE JENN JONG ALREADY DISCUSSED DIABETES YRS AGO, SAYS GOVT KILLS INNOVATION

Responding to PM Lee's National Day Rally, Workers' Party's Yee Jenn Jong said he already touched on the dangers of diabetes and the importance of using technology in 2014 as he wanted to make services more affordable. He also thinks the government and its regulations are killing innovation in Singapore. Do you agree?

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NETIZEN LISTS ACTUAL ISSUES PM LEE SHOULD HAVE COVERED IN RALLY

A netizen who was equally perplexed by the PM's talking points during the NDR highlighted actual issues which should have been raised at the event. He thinks politicians should not focus on the "rosy outlook" here because Singapore will no longer be a special location in the global economy if they adopt this narrow mindset.

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WE CAN'T GO CASHLESS DUE TO HIGH BANK CHARGES, MAS MUST DO SOMETHING!

Do you think high bank charges are indeed obstacles to going cashless in Singapore? Now that the PM is encouraging us to do so, do we have to pay more again if the banks want to continue earning high margins? Can the MAS do something about this?

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LI SHENGWU LEFT SINGAPORE EARLIER, FEARED HE'LL BE DETAINED

In a Reuters interview, Li Shengwu said he left Singapore for the US more than a week earlier as planned as his friends were worried that he may be detained or interrogated due to his contempt of court case. Prime Minister's Press Secretary Chang Li Lin was quick to defend the legal system by saying it is inaccurate to make such statements because it is only part of legal procedures and laws.

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CHEE SOON JUAN WRITES TO PM LEE TO CALL FOR A BY-ELECTION

Singapore Democratic Party's Chee Soon Juan has written to PM Lee to call for a By-Election for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC in light of Mdm Halimah Yacob's resignation. He asked if PM Lee agrees with Mr Chan Chun Sing for previously saying that there will not be a By-Election. If he does not receive a response, he will "proceed to take the necessary steps to rectify the situation".

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