Yesterday I received confirmation from the President’s office that his permission had not been sought for our republic’s loan to the IMF. So now we know three things in addition to the recent confirmation by the President. […]
An Excerpt From my Upcoming Book aimed at Benign Dictators and would be Benign Dictators across the Globe. “Chapter one: Politics That Works Do you control a military regime that […]
Our new buzzword should be transparency. While we have a Code of Conduct for Ministers that requires them to disclose their income, assets and liabilities to the PM upon taking up office - this does not go far enough. I propose that we need to move to full annual public disclosure including the property and incomes of spouses and dependents. The same rules should be extended to senior civil servants, judges and senior management and directors of GLCs. This would only bring us in line with what public servants are required to do in democratic countries.
My letter to Wall Street Journal.Son of a Dud, Reinventing the Rice Bowl is not a political blog but as this debate affects all bloggers and goes to the heart of my integrity, I have reproduced the letter below.
Yesterday a letter of mine was published in the Wall Street Journal. This was prompted by two items, firstly an article WSJ published on the recent action taken against bloggers […]
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. […]
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 .
Let’s not kid ourselves! Mr Low is The Leader of The Opposition officially, unofficially and any which way you like.
I read yesterday that MP Mr. Low Thia Kiang had refused to accept the title of “Unofficial” Leader of the Opposition. Good for him and I fully support his position. […]
I recently found the following article on the popular alternative political website The Temasek Review. Written by blogger Gen Ji, it deals with Dr Chee’s conviction. “….. the deafening silence […]