Tag Archives: Tan Kin Lian

TAN KIN LIAN: TIN PEI LING IS A DEDICATED & GOOD PAP MP

I read comments in the social media about Tin Pei Ling, MP for Marine Parade GRC. Most of the comments were critical of her and were rude. I observed her performance in Parliament and in the constituency and got the impression that she tries very hard to be a good MP. She even gave up her full time job to devote all her time to her job as a MP. It is commendable.

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S’PORE IS FAILING BECAUSE TOO MANY PAPER GENERALS ARE IN COMMAND

Over the past few decades, the PAP government has adopted a policy of replacing the top person in a government agency every few years and appointing another person, usually a scholar or an ex army general, without any relevant experience to head that agency. They believe that the new person will be able to manage the work of the agency without the need for experience. I find this policy to be a bad policy and contributed significantly to the deterioration in the standard of our public service.

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Tan Kin Lian: Your CPF savings are SAFE

The winding up of the CPF is completely hypothetical and inconceivable. I have used this scenario to illustrate that the savings in the CPF is safe, and that the fear that there is no money to pay back the CPF balance is totally unfounded.

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DR TAN CHENG BOCK: A COALITION GOVERNMENT AND THE PRESIDENCY

The smaller minority parties will set conditions to join. There will be a lot of horse trading and bargaining for ministerial posts and other key appointments. So you might get a DPM from a minority party or a finance minister from yet another party, as seen in many countries with coalition governments. In such scenarios, each party would want to exert its influence and impress the people to score political points. More importantly, they may also try to court the President’s favour to utilise the reserves and lobby the appointments of key personnel in the civil service and stat boards.

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