Category Archives: Politics

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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2015: Is Singapore Ready For An Indian Prime Minister?

Some years ago, former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew famously said Singapore was not ready for an Indian prime minister when he dropped S Dhanabalan from consideration for the job. Though Mr Lee’s words were racist and hurtful to some, … Continue reading

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Indonesian Lessons For Singapore?

Has anyone been following the Indonesian Presidential campaign? I must say I’m impressed. First, there’s enough time for the candidates to tour the country, to allow people everywhere to see them and hear them. Second, there are televised debates, where … Continue reading

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Things I learnt from the Costa Rica-Italy and Costa Rica-Uruguay Games of 2014 World Cup

1. A small party can beat a big political party. 2. But the temperature must be favorable. In this case, the political temperature must be right for the small party. 3. Teamwork is very important. Having a strategy is very … Continue reading

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The real trouble with the Minimum Sum…

…is that it was a knee-jerk reaction by the PAP, a manifestly inadequate attempt to correct a real and massive problem. And what problem is that? Why, the problem of cannot retire, of course! Consider this: Minister Tan says that … Continue reading

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Same Old Story… Same Old Ending?

The prelude has happened exactly as before: Roy publishes defamatory story Roy gets lawyer’s letter Roy buys time but eventually “apologised” Apology not accepted Roy gets sued Roy gets sacked by his employer The rest of the story goes as … Continue reading

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