In his Parliamentary speech, the PM highlighted the clean pay of our Ministers. Gerard Ee also drew a lot of attention to this descriptor and everyone else involved on the […]
The PM recently brought out a violin in Parliament and plucked the heart-strings with his sad song about the lack of revolving doors in Singapore leading to loss on income. […]
Excessive Ministerial pay is not there to secure talent. If the government were interested in talent it would want to promote competition and encourage a market place of ideas. This […]
A committee that cannot calculate the median of the top 1000 is either deliberately misleading the public or incompetent.
Happy New Year! The following is a Press release I wrote in my capacity as SG of The Reform Party. The more I think about it the more it concerns […]
Not in My Parliament. (NMP). Today we learn that a record number of nominations have been put up for selection for the nine available places for Nominated members of Parliament. […]
Sex with a child is rape. Whether constitutional or consensual, it is rape. The media may airbrush it by use of euphemisms such as ‘affair’ and blur the edges with […]
Recently the Reform Party issued a statement on the SMRT breakdown calling for a Committee of Inquiry. I am pleased that the PM heeded our call. However it is not […]
Yesterday the ST gave us a centre-page spread by two vice-presidents of the Economics Society discussing the rise in inequality in Singapore. The fact that one of them is the […]
Minister of State Zulkifli Massago’s was reported today(http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC111214-0000085/National-Servicemen-may-be-deployed-to-safeguard-rail-network–Masagos) as saying that , with the expansion of the MRT and the opening of 12 new Circle Line stations the Government was […]
Dear Santa, I don’t like the cadre and secret cabal I got last year. Next year I’d like some openness, competition and democracy instead.
A cadre system is one in which the leadership of the Party selects certain members to be cadres. The cadres are then the only members who have voting rights. A discussion of the merits and demerits of cadre systems in political parties. The cadre system may explain why the PAP is incapable of learning new lessons .The Reform Party being the only political party in Singapore with a democratic constitution. It is genuinely worrying that so much of the Opposition shares the same mindset and set up as the PAP. This begs the question as to whether their leadership are genuinely interested in change or representation or whether it is merely power that they seek .
The nature of our small metropolis, the costs of private vehicle ownership and other factors such as convenience for elderly and physically challenged users, means that Taxis must be viewed […]
You’ll be dead before you can spend it! Singaporeans enter the 20th year of unnecessary, self -imposed austerity.
Watching the Euro-zone unravel has so far almost been like a moral fable for Singaporeans. Be honest! Who out there isn’t feeling a sense of Schadenfreude? The original Greek or […]
In Parliament on Monday the Government announced changes to the Telecommunications Act designed to give them powers to require a telecoms company, or Telco, to divest its assets and business […]
This article is written in response to a comment I received on my latest article. I thought it was important to respond at greater length than the space permitted for […]
Olympus has been much in the news recently. Originally a camera company, these days much of its business comes from medical technology such as endoscopes and microscopes. It also gained […]
Many years ago I remember seeing a book entitled “The Stagnant Society” which was about the relative decline and low growth rate of the UK. As a result living standards […]
The Pulau Bukom refinery fire is finally out and fortunately with no loss of life. For Shell though, their biggest refinery is out of action, possibly for an extended period. […]