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Someone who sees beyond PAP and "opposition" in Singapore politics. To understand more please see the Top 10 link below.

Playbook for 2020?

‘Opposition’ parties tried to use the 2011 playbook for 2015 and it failed miserably. As warned in 2011. Now the question is, do they still want to use the same playbook for 2020? Or are they willing to reform? 1. … Continue reading

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Opposing For The Sake Of Opposing?

If you’re gay and you speak out against pap, are you opposing for the sake of opposing? If you’re a single mum and you speak out against pap’s ‘pro-family’ policies, are you opposing for the sake of opposing? If you’re … Continue reading

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Presumptuous PAP

Dr Ng Eng Hen today (27 Jul) let slip a few remarks which show the true colors of the party. 1. “[Pap] Mp’s to introduce their successors (where possible)” Why is pap so presumptuous? Who is your MP to say … Continue reading

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Rapid CPF Proposals

Has anyone digested the new CPF proposals from the panel led by Prof Tan Chorh Chuan? I certainly haven’t, but guess what? On the day of the publication of the new proposals, the manpower minister’s letter accepting every single proposal … Continue reading

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A Presidential System For Singapore?

With the pap’s love of parachuting ‘potential ministers’ straight into Parliament via grc’s, would a Presidential system serve both the pap and the people of Singapore better? I can’t find the quote now, but I recall lky said grc’s helped … Continue reading

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On Singapore’s ‘Obsolete’ Primary School System

This is a response to a heartfelt letter in the Straits Times, where the writer claimed primary schools are doing everything wrong. 1. On the “Necessity of tuition” Actually, tuition is not necessary. If parents believed the moe line, that … Continue reading

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Principled But Unrealistic

Let’s call a spade a spade. To the extent that Prof Cherian George was denied tenure at NTU due to non-academic grounds, lets just accept that it is so, unless the university takes the traditional (Singaporean govt) route of calling … Continue reading

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