PM Lee congratulates Obama on re-election win

PM Lee congratulates Obama on re-election win

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HDB, the ball is in your court

Talk about staying competitive. If this were a competitive market, the HDB would have been trounced and rendered obsolete faster than you can say obigood. I’m referring, of course, to the housing policy paper launched by the Singapore Democratic Party that proposes major reforms in the public housing market. Meanwhile, in other news, the HDB is still battling internal demons and dragging its feet over whether to allow singles to buy flats direct… The proposal will be welcome by Singaporeans who despair of the relentless rise in property prices and difficulty in acquiring a simple roof over the head. Like…

"Can you hold this for me?"

We didn’t choose the ISA, Minister Shanmugam

Law and Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam’s willingness to engage with social media is refreshing in an often insipid local political arena. By providing his honest thoughts on a variety of social issues beyond his mandate, he sets a good example on how to connect with ordinary Singaporeans when many of his fellow politicians’ idea of interaction in social media is still limited to the posting of strictly-for-fans-only photos of mundane community events. With this latest interview with Yahoo! Singapore, the minister shows us he is not afraid to talk openly on sensitive topics — with the alternative media no…

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Of course it was never about politics!

Oh, for the exuberance of youth! After the last General Election, first term politician and current Senior Minister of State Lawrence Wong was fast tracked to ministerial office and is now firmly a member of the new guard of PAP leaders entrusted to engage Singaporeans in the national conversation. Touted as one of the “fabulous five” slated for higher office, he must have received some personal coaching from our veteran ministers on the harsh realities of political life. Perhaps in one of these intimate one-to-one sessions with a senior member of the party – it could have been the Prime…

Stop griping about the national conversation

Stop griping about the national conversation

It is disheartening to read the reaction on blogs and social media to the national conversation so far. Many online observers are already dismissing this as a meaningless exercise, while others are more keen to nitpick and criticise what the PAP has done in its attempt to engage Singaporeans. Call me naive but I believe the PAP is genuinely interested in seeking our views as the country reaches a turning point with some hard decisions to make. I can’t see much incentive on them putting on a show just to placate the people; with elections some four years away, there…

Opposition Roundtable

Opposition Roundtable

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