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Can Politics Of Fear Still Work In Singapore?

Can Politics Of Fear Still Work In Singapore?

In the past, they warned you that if you vote opposition, your estate's HDB upgrading will be delayed, you'll be in the back in the queue, they also threatened you with withdrawal of services - such as buses and kindergartens. They also alarmed you that voting opposition will mean rubbish piling 3 storeys high in your estate, investors will run away, "your women will become maids in other countries".

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WP And Pritam Singh To Fight For Private Hire Bus Drivers' Income Affected By COVID19

WP And Pritam Singh To Fight For Private Hire Bus Drivers' Income Affected By COVID19

Singapore has many workers whose lives depend on working day-to-day, and are severely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak - our transport workers, taxi and private hire bus drivers, SMRT staff and yet many others are among them. Although we are a small number in Parliament, my WP colleagues and I will play our part and do our best for you.

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WP Continues Asking Relevant Questions In Parliament On SG's Reserves

WP Continues Asking Relevant Questions In Parliament On SG's Reserves

Mr Perera questioned the Finance Minister on whether the Reserves should always go up and up at the same rate now as was in previous years, especially since 2008, where during the global financial crisis, Singapore had to use a tiny fraction of the Reserves. For comparison, DPM Heng said that Singapore's Reserves need not be dipped into during this period, as businesses and Singaporeans are hit hard by the COVID-19 situation.

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Pritam Singh: GST Is A Regressive Tax

Pritam Singh: GST Is A Regressive Tax

In the post Budget debate in Parliament on Friday, WP's Pritam Singh reiterated the Workers' Party stance on the GST, even though DPM and Finance Minister has said that GST will not be raised in 2021, but will have to be raised eventually by 2025. In his speech, Mr Pritam Singh said that the WP still stand by their earlier comments, that the GST is a regressive tax, and that the tax raise would hit the low and middle income, retirees and seniors particularly hard as they would have to manage their expenditures more frugally, because offsets do not last forever.

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WP Politician Questions Why AGC Does Not Need To Prove In Court A Statement Is False When POFMA Is Issued

WP Politician Questions Why AGC Does Not Need To Prove In Court A Statement Is False When POFMA Is Issued

This was AGC's response to a High Court judge's ruling that the Government must prove the falsity of a statement when its correction orders are challenged in Court. AGC insisted that the onus is on the party making the assertion to prove that the statements are true.

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WP's Yee Jenn Jong Questions How The Opposition Party Is Expected To Be Prepared For GE If Boundaries And Constituencies Keep Changing

WP's Yee Jenn Jong Questions How The Opposition Party Is Expected To Be Prepared For GE If Boundaries And Constituencies Keep Changing

It will be a coincidence that the EBRC will take a longer time this time but will finish just after Budget 2020. And surely a convergence that Budget 2020 will have lots of goodies in it.

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Pritam Singh Asked PAP For Breakdown Of New Jobs For SGreans And PR, Chan Chun Sing Flat Out Refuse To Answer

Pritam Singh Asked PAP For Breakdown Of New Jobs For SGreans And PR, Chan Chun Sing Flat Out Refuse To Answer

This however, drew a sharp rebuke from Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing, who proceeded to give a speech that lasted for half an hour, outlining the government's strategies for growing Singapore’s economy and creating jobs. While the speech was possibly already prepared in advance, he still failed to answer Pritam's questions. So, are the Whites hiding something from Singaporeans, something that would not look too good on them?

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Non Compliance Of Fire Safety In Bukit Batok Fire, Why PAP MP Remains Quiet?

Non Compliance Of Fire Safety In Bukit Batok Fire, Why PAP MP Remains Quiet?

For sure, if it occurred in AHTC itself, WP will be questioned over and over, and motion filed in Parliament to accuse them of negligence of the highest order. After all, an oversight like this may cost lives, as it so nearly did in this particular incident. WP will be accused of not exercising due diligence.

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PAP MPs Show They Only Care About Fixing Opposition Rather Than Solve Welfare Of SGreans

PAP MPs Show They Only Care About Fixing Opposition Rather Than Solve Welfare Of SGreans

But if this was a less a conclusion than an affirmation that the PAP MPs care more in their ultimate drive to fix the opposition and ensure they get their cushy Parliamentary seats in the next elections, rather than s desire to improve the lives and welfare of Singaporeans. After all, for this motion, almost all PAP MPs were present, but when debates were done on other pertinent issues, Parliament would often see a majority of empty seats.

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