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Elected Presidency, like NCMP and NMP, a distraction from real democratic reform

08 September 2016

Singapore Democrats

In 1993 when the government introduced the Elected Presidency (EP) bill, it gave a grand vision of how system was evolving into a more democratic one where there would be greater checks and balance.

Then prime minister Goh Chok Tong even said that “In introducing this Bill, the present Government, is in fact, clipping its own wings. Once the constitutional amendment is effected, this Government w ... Read more »

Govt must stop excuses and give Singaporeans timely and complete information

29 August 2016

Singapore Democrats

The attempted clarifications by Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong and other Ministry of Health (MOH) officials about the outbreak of the 41 Zika cases in Singapore raise fresh concerns.

The first case was detected on 31 July 2016. MOH had preliminary results before this was confirmed on 27 August 2016 but decided not to inform the public because it did not want to “create a false alarm”.
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NDR 2016 frighteningly lacking in ideas to address looming problems

22 August 2016

Singapore Democrats

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's speech at the National Day Rally last night was long on feel-good buzzwords but conspicuously short on ideas to navigate the perilous socio-economic landscape looming ahead.

Apart from assuring Singaporeans that the “best is yet to come”, Mr Lee failed to tell the nation how the government would tackle the myriad of pressing problems that plague the country suc ... Read more »

Broken lift since June in Holland Bukit-Timah repaired only after MP's visit

20 August 2016

Singapore Democrats

During our rounds at the Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, we spoke to a resident who informed us that when he called the constituency's Town Council to find out when a broken-down lift would be repaired, he was advised to look for the sub-contractor responsible for the lift maintenance.

According to the resident, the lift at Blk 150 Petir Road had ... Read more »

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