An election is just around the corner and the economy is in recession or very close to it. Despite the latest figures from our non-independent Statistics Department housed within the […]
The UK Supreme Court has ruled unanimously today that the UK PM Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament in an effort to prevent it from delaying or revoking Brexit was unlawful […]
How Many More Years Will Go by Before We Learn How Much the Lees Have Paid Themselves While in Public Office?
I am pleased to see that Workers Party MP Png Eng Huat finally plucked up the courage and asked a question in Parliament about the remuneration of the top 3 […]
The civil suit against the Workers Party MPs, Low Thia Kiang, Sylvia Lim and Pritam Singh and the shareholders of FMSS will wrap up in January and February next year […]
A few days ago I and Reform Party CEC members Mahaboob Batscha and Noraini Yunus returned from a trip to Armenia where we were the guests of the PAP, only […]
I was saying publicly as long ago as the 2011 GE that PAP’s Asset Enhancement Scheme was a scam whatever the Independent and others may claim
Yesterday the Independent Singapore (an ironic title if ever there was one since the Independent posts prominent photos of its owner, Leon Perera, the WP NCMP, on its masthead) carried […]
Budget 2018: Same Old Cliches As Heng Makes Your Money Vanish in the Uniquely Singaporean Version of the Shell Game
Budget time yesterday and my first thought was that I had stepped into a time machine and been transported back to last year’s Budget. In fact the same could be […]
News reports today in the State Times and other Government media said that at least six former executives of Keppel Corp have been arrested by CPIB in connection with the […]
Yesterday the State Times published an Insight article on the Workers Party 60th Anniversary. A misnomer, since the article was remarkable for its lack of insight or rather for its […]
WP announces its new office bearers who pose for a photo on the stairway. I call it the stairway to Communism. […]
10 real dirty tricks about your CPF and HDB flat.
20 February 2014 An Open Letter to the Minister for Finance Mr. Tharman Shanmuguratnam Ministry of Finance 100 High Street #10-01 The Treasury Singapore 179434 Dear Minister, You recently called […]
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE IN THE HIGH COURT BEFORE THE SENIOR ASSISTANT REGISTRAR YEONG ZEE KIN TUESDAY, 21 AUG 2012, AT 9:00 AM, […]
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 .