Tag Archives: Prime Minister

DPM THARMAN NEVER LISTEN TO S’POREAN WISHES, INSIST HE DON’T WANT BE PRIME MINISTER

When queried by reporters at the launch of Wong Fong Industries Building, DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam ruled himself out from becoming Singapore's next Prime Minister after a recent Blackbox survey that almost 70% of Singaporeans wanted him to be our next PM. Just to be absolutely clear, because I know there's this talk going around ... I'm not the man for PM, I say that categorically. It's not me. I know myself, I know what I can do and it's not me. I'm good at policy-making, good at advising my younger colleagues and supporting the PM, not being the PM. That's not my ambition and that's not me.

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TIME TO CHANGE CONSTITUTION FOR A MINORITY PRIME MINISTER?

The wayang on having a minority candidate for Pesident has started and the outcome is a foregone conclusion. The cowardly PAP has again stooped lower than an abyss in another attempt to prevent transparency from seeing daylight. The need to legislate the race of a presidential candidate would mean millions thrown at fostering racial integration have gone down the drain. For 51 years, Singaporeans have been disregarding “regardless of race, …” when reciting our National Pledge in school..If not, PAP should not be playing the racial card.

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HAS THERE NV BEEN A MALAY MINISTER DEEMED CAPABLE ENOUGH TO BE DPM?

With the government expressing concerns that we may not have a minority-race Elected President if the current election laws are not tweaked, here is another similar concern - but this time regarding the position of deputy prime minister. But all have not had any Malay as DPM. Is it a concern? Should it be a concern? Or has there never been a Malay minister deemed capable enough to be DPM - in all of our 51 years? Maybe something to think about?

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PM LEE: MR SR NATHAN WAS A TRUE SON OF SINGAPORE WITH A DEEP SENSE OF DUTY

Deeply saddened by the passing of Mr SR Nathan today. He passed away peacefully at the Singapore General Hospital, surrounded by family and loved ones, three weeks after suffering a stroke. Mr Nathan’s life is an inspiration to us all. His was a story of how a young boy strove to triumph over his circumstances and make a contribution to society. He held many public service posts, and occupied the highest office in the land.

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SCHIZOPHRENIC MAN WHO THREATENED PM ON FACEBOOK JAILED 15 MONTHS

33 year-old Tan Yeong Hong was sentenced to 15 months behind bars today after threatening to physically harm Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Facebook and assaulting 2 police officers sent to arrest him. Angered that he could not meet Mr Lee in person at a meet the people's session in June this year, Tan then wrote four threatening messages to Mr Lee: “Eh, you challenged me to visit your MPS but you are not here. I will find and stage an attack on you when I have information on your public appearances. You know who I am.” Tan also included his NRIC number and handphone number on the messages.

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PM LEE IS NOW KNOWN AS “BROTHER LEE”?

On Mon night, the news on TV covered PM Lee's speech at NTUC National Delegates Conference. I was confused to see the large welcome banner behind him addressing him as 'Brother Lee Hsien Loong'. Why the religious sounding address ? The common practice is to address him as PM.

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THARMAN SHOULD BE THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER OF SINGAPORE?

It has been less than a week since the upset win by the People's Action Party (PAP) at the polls last Friday, with the unpopular government gaining 83 out of the 89 seats total in parliament. Many have mourned the results for being a farcical display of irrational voters driven by fear and sympathy. Others have claimed that the ruling party now has a mandate to proceed with controversial policies such as the importing of more foreign labour, increasing goods and services tax (GST) and the minimum withdrawal sum on its citizenry's Central Provident Fund pension scheme.

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