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Paul Tambyah: Budget needs to take care of the have-nots

12 February 2018

Singapore Democrats

Good evening all,

I would like to thank Sze Hian and MARUAH for inviting me to speak at this event. Firstly I would like to clarify that I am speaking in my own personal capacity as an activist and politician and NOT as a representative of the University and the hospital. I hope that the Independent can take note of that as it causes problems for a lot of people when the different roles that we speak in are mixed up. The University ... Read more »

MYT by-election: Goh's 1987 statements about GRCs contradict Constitution

22 January 2018

“No by-election will be held to fill any vacancy unless all three members of that GRC have vacated their seats in Parliament,” then DPM Goh Chok Tong said when he introduced the GRC system in 1987.

“This is to ensure that no Member who has been elected under a GRC will be forced to vacate his seat through the departure of his team-mates for whatever reason”.

Parliament pushed through the stipulation in Sec ... Read more »

Court challenge: Constitution says that PM must call for by-election when seat is vacated

19 January 2018

Singapore Democrats

“Whenever the seat of a Member, not being a non-constituency Member, has become vacant for any reason other than a dissolution of Parliament, the vacancy shall be filled by election...” (emphasis added)

This is Article 49(1) of the Singapore Constitution which forms the basis of Dr Wong Souk Yee's argument in her application for a mandatory court order to compel t ... Read more »

Indranee gave excuses, not reasons, on Keppel corruption probe

09 January 2018

Singapore Democrats

Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law Indranee Rajah's response in Parliament yesterday to the Keppel corruption scandal was a wash-out.

Apart from issuing motherhood statements such as having “zero tolerance for corruption” and warning firms not to “import” corrupt practices into Singapore, she said precious little on how the Government would deal wit ... Read more »

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