Labour MPs Couldn’t Stop Talking About This At Debate On President’s Address

Whilst the rest of Singapore were preoccupied whether or not the President mooted the idea to stop using CPF for housing (she didn’t, this guy did), we challenged ourselves to summarise what all the Labour MPs said in Parliament, in the debate on the President’s Address. Here are our summaries, not just in one sentence, […]

Giving of Ang Bao money is a defensive move as much as it is a social one

It is a nice gesture to receive some money from the government. They say that it is a social move, to share the fruit of our labour with Singaporeans and the reason is a benevolent one. I believe however, it also doubles up as a weapon of economic defence. When a country starts to take […]

Chee Soon Juan

A Wasted SDP Sec-Genship

Chee Soon Juan’s term as SDP Secretary-General (1993-present) has been wasted and unremarkable So after 24 years with Chee Soon Juan at helm, the SDP CEC is not in the throes of choosing a new leader. But who becomes the next SDP Sec-Gen should not be as important as whether he (or she) has the […]

3 Key things about 4G Leaders according to Chan Chun Sing

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing spoke at an event organised by the Oxford & Cambridge Society of Singapore yesterday (11 January 2018) and he had three things to say about the characteristics of leadership required to steer Singapore into the future. He made three key points in his speech: Being upfront […]

Gilbert Goh has to be corrected

The following article had been contributed by “Annoyed Citizen”. Normally, when you see a meme like this…you ignore it. It appeals to either the ignorant, the restless or the plain silly. Very easy to rebut. These facts you cannot deny: a.) The ministers don’t get paid bonus b.) Civil servants have been getting this sort […]

Pritam Singh is caught between a rock and a hard place

Pritam Singh, the 41 year old assistant secretary general of the Workers Party, is widely speculated to take over as party chief from Low Thia Khiang when he steps down next year. “If they pick Sylvia Lim, Chen Show Mao or Png Eng Huat as the next leader, it will not be renewal,” said former […]

Chan Chun Sing

Continuity is key, regardless of who is PM: Chan Chun Sing

In a dialogue with the Foreign Correspondents Association of Singapore earlier today (30 October), Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing said that regardless of who the next PM (Prime Minister) of Singapore, there will be continuity in Singapore. This, he said was because the overall set of policies would have been “thought […]

Sylvia Lim’s Adjournment Motion was like a court room sparring session…well, Almost.

Workers’ Party Member of Parliament Sylvia Lim (by a stroke of good luck), has finally managed to pass her motion on the Elected Presidency. (Photo Credit: Straits Times) Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin announced yesterday that Ms Lim’s motion was picked during a ballot. But here’s the thing, while whatever Ms Lim raised in her […]

Why did Sylvia Lim chose an adjournment motion?

In the last few weeks, ordinary citizens have suddenly become very interested in Parliamentary procedure. Which is a good thing really – it is educational to know how our Members of Parliament make our voices heard in assembly. Now, let’s take a look at Lim’s decisions closer. The Workers Party doesn’t want the office of […]

Did TISG present untruths about the Workers’ Party being blocked in Parliament?

UPDATE: The Independent Singapore has issued a clarification on the said article, which includes the clarification from Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin. Two days ago, The Independent Singapore (TISG) published an article about the Workers’ Party (WP) being blocked from raising an adjournment motion. The WP’s Sylvia Lim had on 2 occasions tried to raise […]