Tag Archives: Transparency

Lawyer Khush Chopra Wary About The Public Gallery Seats Given Out During Leong Sze Hian’s Defamation Suit

According to news reports, all tickets for this open Court hearing were snapped up by 7AM this morning. This revelation caused lawyer Khush Chopra to comment "I wonder who knew the unusually early time that queue numbers would be issued and that only 20 seats in the public gallery would be available. I’m not sure you can say that this trial is being conducted in open court that anyone is allowed to attend in these circumstances."

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Leong Sze Hian: Disclose The Accumulated Surpluses From Eldershield Premiums

Like most insurance schemes, the collected ElderShield premiums will not be sitting idly. The premiums will be invested until the need arise for it to be used as monthly payouts should a claims be made. Leong Sze Hian therefore asked if the $3.3 billion figure included the accumulated interest on the investment returns from the excess premiums to claims? As these figures were not made transparent to the public, Leong Sze Hian guessed if the accumulated surpluses will be about $4 billion?

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GE2020: Wrong Impression Forces PAP Candidate Tan See Leng To Declare His Directorships

With the 158 media was busy praising Tan See Leng's credentials, the public took interest in his rich working experience. Pictures allegedly showing his directorship in 69 companies started surfacing, leading many netizens to question if Tan See Leng is still able to look after the needs of residents in Marine Parade GRC. As brewing speculations of his inability to serve Marine Parade became a concern, Tan See Leng was forced to clarify his directorships on Facebook. He shared that his position in 69 companies was a "wrong impression".

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GOVERNMENT CAN’T JUST SAY IT HELPS THE POOR, MUST SHOW DETAILS OF FINANCIAL AID TOO

The Government should give details of how much aid was given to dispel distrust in our welfare system. Why is it that half of those who applied for ComCare did not qualify for it? If the Government claims it is indeed helping the poor, then it should jolly well be transparent and disclose details of how much financial assistance they are giving. Without more transparency, people will have the impression that they are falling through the cracks or that the Government may not be doing enough.

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FAS TO EXPLAIN WHERE DONATION MONEY WENT TO

SportSG has taken the FAS to task, and asked the FAS to submit a full report on how the huge donations was managed and used by the FAS. The allegations came to light when Hougang United chairman Bill Ng, who is leading a team to contest the April 29 FAS elections, alleged that he donated a sum of $850,000 to the FAS, but was not sure how the money was spent. The FAS then clarified that only $715,000 worth of donations it received could be linked with Ng. Out of this, $500,000 went to the Asean Football Federation's (AFF) football management system, where former president Zainudin Nordin had asked Ng to donate to the AFF.

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SGREANS CAN TRUST GOVT, BUT SHOW US TRANSPARENCY FIRST

He also explained the need for the 30 per cent increase in water tariffs – the first in 17 years – which was announced last month. He pointed out that one- and two-room HDB households will not see any nett increase at all, while for most other HDB flats, the nett increase will only be between $2 and $11 per month.” I believe Singaporeans generally trust the Government about its use of the people’s money. This trust may be further enhanced if there is more transparency on how our money is invested and used.

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WHERE HAVE THE STATISTICS & DATA GONE?

I refer to the Corporate Communications, Ministry of Finance’s reply “Govt more open in sharing data” (Straits Times, Dec 15) to the article ”S’pore can afford to be more open in sharing data” (Dec 11) by Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley.

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