Tag Archives: Prime Minister

THARMAN OVER CHAN CHUN SING FOR S’PORE’S NEXT PRIME MINISTER?

DPM and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has proven that he can hold his own against hard-nosed interviewers, most recently BBC's Stephen Sackur. Perhaps for fear of getting sued himself, Mr. Sackur withheld his harshest criticisms and instead chuckled as the DPM went on with his rant on how necessary it is for the PAP regime to be intrusive into Singaporean's lives so as to build a better and culturally diverse society.

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LEE IS A PM FOR FOREIGNERS, NOT SINGAPOREANS

Everytime I log onto Facebook, I go to PM Lee's Facebook page to see what else he has posted for the day. But each day I go there, I never fail to lose hope in Singapore and PM Lee. It is not about what he posts, but what his supporters post. You see, most of his supporters are foreigners. From Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines, China, Myanmar, and many more.

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IS THE PRIME MINISTER’S SALARY THAT HIGH?

I’m quite reluctant to comment on our Prime Minister’s pay. But since everybody keeps talking about the issue, I thought I would just relate a conversation we had at Elias Mall coffeeshop on the controversial topic. This happened some time ago. As usual, there were few of us gathered at Elias Mall coffeeshop in the evening having coffee or beer relaxing and chatting away. Out of the blue, Lao Si suddenly commented that actually our Prime Minister’s pay is not that high.

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ROY NGERNG: OUR PRIME MINISTER’S SALARY INCREASED BY 75 TIMES SINCE 1965

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said that the real median wages of Singaporean workers have gone up by about 6 times since 1965. But do you know that the actual salary of the prime minister has actually gone up by 75 times, until 2010 when the prime minister was earning $3.1 million at the highest?Today, the richest in Singapore earn the highest salaries among the developed countries while the poorest earn one of the lowest among the developed countries.

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SG50: IS SINGAPORE READY FOR AN INDIAN PRIME MINISTER?

2015 is a crucial juncture for both Singapore and PAP. For the former, it is a chance to build upon the results of the 2011 watershed election and and completely break the PAP dominance for good. For the PAP, it is a chance to elect a new leader and by extension a new PM, and to do so in a democratic fashion with open competition, regardless of race or patronage, rather than as a planned succession.

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WILL S’PORE EVER HAVE A PRIME MINISTER WHO LIVES IN A HDB FLAT?

Despite high economic growth in the past 50 years, the PAP has yet to find solutions for housing and inequality problems#1. In future, when our economy enters sustainable growth, it will be even more difficult to solve these problems, especially from the past record of the PAP. Not only that, it seems that they are either not willing or unable to solve these hot election topics. Perhaps, the PAP intentionally does not want to solve the problems because problems like these are to their advantages. They say they give housing grants, income vouchers, subsidies, and benefits to lower income and HDB residents. They even give out more when election is near.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NATIONAL DAY RALLY 2014 IN 90 SECONDS

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s annual National Day Rally 2014 was held at ITE College Central, Ang Mo Kio, for the second time. Wearing a turquoise shirt this year, PM Lee addressed three topics this year: a) Giving Singaporeans full opportunities to achieve their potential b) Providing Singaporeans more assurance in retirement; and c) Making Singapore a home for all ages.

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PM LEE: S’POREAN’S SUPPORT & ENGAGEMENT MEANS ALOT TO ME

Ten years ago today, I was sworn in as PM. I am grateful for this opportunity to serve my country and fellow citizens. I learn much from the people I meet, those who write to me, and those following me on social media. Your views and insights have shown me what we are doing well, and where we need to do better. Your support and engagement means a lot to me.

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