Tag Archives: Sylvia Lim

COURT BATTLE OVER WP TOWN COUNCIL’S CNY FAIR BEGINS

NEA reiterated that a permit was required and the town council submitted the forms. But it struck off the words "trade fair" and substituted them with "event". It also stated the event would be held from Jan 10 to Jan 30 as opposed to Jan 9 when it actually began. On Jan 9, the NEA told the town council via e-mail that the application was incomplete and could not be processed. The AHPETC did not respond to the e-mail, nor to a subsequent warning to stop the event.

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SYLVIA LIM: ALLOW PEACEFUL PROTESTS FOR POLICE SOC TO PRACTISE CROWD CONTROL

MP for Aljunied GRC Sylvia Lim said no amount of training could be a substitute for actual practice in policing such incidents. "In this light, would (DPM) consider for example, that the police should allow more peaceful protests in Singapore, in certain designated roads, so that the police can on a regular basis test their policing capabilities in terms of policing cause-based crowds?" she asked.

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PAP IS GOING TO WOO THE LGBT CROWD FOR COMING ELECTIONS?

"Non-bread-and-butter issues will feature more prominently, going forward," the Bishan-Toa Payoh MP said. "Particularly for the young, for whom these things such as freedom of speech and LGBT rights, are important. They'll want to know what their MPs are doing (about them)." "Same-sex marriage issues are vote-changers in other countries," Mr Nair said, citing the United States, where decisions on gay rights have been made recently. "It's going to happen to us - we are not immune," he added.

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WORKER’S PARTY MP SYLVIA LIM: WP agrees with the Budget’s unique emphasis on the Pioneer Generation

We agree with the Budget’s unique emphasis on the Pioneer Generation, helping businesses restructure, and the direction towards strengthening social safety nets particularly in healthcare. The specific recognition of Persons with Disabilities is inclusive. This year’s focus on supporting the Pioneer Generation for the rest of their lives is a refreshing departure from public conversations of the past. Instead of just urging respect for our elders as a virtue, some public monies are being set aside to support this special group. Instead of attributing Singapore’s progress mainly to visionary leaders, we are recognizing the contributions of everyone else on equal footing, from followers to mothers and labourers.

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WORKERS’ PARTY: WE OPPOSE TEMPORARY PUBLIC ORDER LAW IN LITTLE INDIA

The Bill, to maintain security in Little India after Singapore's first riot in decades, seeks to give law enforcement officers the power to interview and search people in the area for alcohol and prohibited items. It also limits the sale and consumption of alcohol in the area, and is valid for a year. Ms Lim questioned the need for it

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