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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 »

PM Lee should help Singaporean workers and not cheerlead Obama's TPP

03 August 2016

Singapore Democrats

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is currently in the US for a visit and he is calling for the ratification of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

The TPP, a secretive free trade initiative of President Barack Obama, is seen by many as a plan written by giant multinational corporations (MNCs) to further exploit labour and natural resources and fatten profit-margins.

This... Read more »

Despite repeated warnings, money-laundering is still a dangerous problem in Singapore

30 July 2016

Singapore Democrats

It should come as no surprise that Singapore was used to launder money from Malaysia in the corruption scandal that has engulfed 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

This is because Mr Lee Hsien Loong, then finance minister, rewrote our finance laws in 2001 which ... Read more »

Ministers must answer for shocking neglect in public spending

27 July 2016

Singapore Democrats

Accounts of lapses and neglect in public spending by government ministries and departments documented in the Auditor-General's Office (AGO) latest report are shocking. They include (but are not limited to):

  • The Singapore Police Force overpaying its Volunteer Special Constabulary officers in allowance to the tune of about $2.63 million over a per... Read more »

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