Tag Archives: TEO CHEE HEAN

IVY SINGH-LIM: SEND OUR POLICEMEN TO OTHER COUNTRIES TO CONTROL RIOTS

I would propose that we send our police officers to neighbouring countries to assist in controlling their protests instead. This achieves the purpose of practical training without the downsides of protests: Economic and social disruption as well as a fall in productivity. In the absence of public protests here, real-life experience in other countries could give officers opportunities to improve their knowledge. This would increase our forces’ readiness to do their jobs as protectors, instead of waiting for a big attack from an enemy.

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I WAS CAUGHT SPEEDING

I was involved in a Court Case for speeding - I had exceeded 40 km/h driving at 110+ on a 60km/h road. It was after 10PM and there were very few cars on the road, so I stepped on it wanting to get back home quick. A week later, I received a nasty letter of summons from Singapore Traffic Police asking me to attend Court. At the Sub Court, there were loads of other people in the same boat as me. Thankfully, I was fined just $500 and slapped with a 12 points Demerit.

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DPM TEO: SG WOMAN AND HER CHILDREN FIGHTING IN SYRIA

The conflict in Syria now in its third year is a security concern for many countries, including Singapore, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean told Parliament on Wednesday. The Government already knows of Singaporeans who have gone there to take part in the conflict or who have plans to do so, he added. He revealed that a Singaporean woman is believed to have gone to Syria with her foreign husband and their two teenage children.

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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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TEO CHEE HEAN: DON’T WORRY ABOUT YOUR HEALTHCARE BILLS

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean today (June 14) assured the pioneer generation they need not worry about their healthcare bills once MediShield Life kicks in next year. Speaking at an appreciation dinner for the Pioneers living in Pasir Ris West this evening, Mr Teo, who is also MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, highlighted two key features of MediShield Life that pioneers should take note of.

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[YOUR LETTERS] CAN SINGAPOREANS TRUST ICA AND THE SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE?

It is more worrying that shortly after the Mercedes gate crash incident, a video of the incident began circulating on the internet. The video, can be seen here was obviously recorded from a mobile phone in a ICA Ops Room that monitors security footage. To me, this is a serious breach of trust by the check point authorities. Despite the promise of an investigation, this incident happened more than 3 months ago, but neither the SPF nor the ICA have given Singaporeans an update of the "leak" which happened in a supposedly controlled & secured environment; but when PAP's political powers are under threat, the SPF acted swiftly and managed to capture the teenagers.

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DPM Teo Chee Hean says S’pore needs Ministers and MPs of the highest quality

The scenario of public servants running rings around hapless ministers may be amusing in fiction, but it is something Singapore must avoid, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean in Parliament on Thursday. On Tuesday, Ms Denise Phua (Moulmein-Kallang GRC) had warned of that scenario, depicted in the British political comedy Yes, Prime Minister. "The reality, however, should it come to pass, will not give rise to much mirth," said Mr Teo, who is the Minister in charge of the Civil Service.

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SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE: WE WILL CONTINUE TO HIRE PERMANENT RESIDENTS

Other than the Gurkha Contingent, the police today recruit Singaporeans as regular officers. A small number of permanent residents (PRs) who have shown commitment to serve are also recruited. The police also have PRs who are serving their National Service and as volunteers in the Volunteer Special Constabulary. The police are maintaining our current recruitment policy.

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