Lawrence Wong cautions PSP and WP against pricing Singapore out of competition
One year ago during the budget debate in 2022, the WP suggested that corporate tax be raised in lieu of the GST hike. In particular, WP MP Louis Chua suggested that raising the corporate tax rate to the proposed global minimum effective tax rate of 15 per cent, under Pillar Two of BEPS 2.0, could […]
Pritam Singh warns of ‘Two Singapores’, then proceeds to create ‘Two Singapores’ with the English language divide
Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh warned in Parliament of the possibility of Two Singapores emerging. Ironically, he made divisive suggestions leading to the Two Singapores he warned of. The WP leader suggested that applicants for PR and citizenship be made to take an English proficiency test. Second Minister for Home Affairs Josephine Teo responded with […]
Netizen tells Jamus Lim not to downplay our public service with his linguistic calisthenics
In just one Facebook post, WP Jamus Lim ran down everything in Singapore, from the quality of public service to education, healthcare and housing to expensive cars, ERP and taxes. In addition to posting this meme picked from social media, he also posted a graph with the time frame conveniently cropped out to show Singapore up […]
Why is WP’s proposal to use land sale proceeds a raid on the reserves while using the NIRC is not?
In an exchange on Facebook with Richard Weng, WP Leon Perera asked why the WP’s proposal on using land sale proceeds is considered a raid on the reserves while the Government’s use of NIRC for budget spending is not. The answer to this question is simple and straightforward. The principle of prudence demands that before […]
Nicole Seah’s recent post shows her lack of professionalism.
Recently, Nicole Rebecca Seah Xue Ling (“Nicole Seah”), Kenneth Foo Seck Guan (“Kenneth Foo”), and the Workers’ Party (“WP”) East Coast Team visited the newly renovated hawker centre located at Blk 216 Bedok Food Centre and Market (“216 Hawker Centre”). On December 3, Nicole Seah and Kenneth Foo posted on Facebook regarding their visits to […]
Not taking a party position so WP MPs can freely support all sides is ‘wanting to speak without taking responsibility’: Shanmugam
Mr Pritam Singh, as Leader of the Opposition, says the WP does not take a position on s377A, whether to repeal or not. As a Party, the WP has no official position. It does not want to be seen as supporting the repeal. At the same time, it also does not want to be seen […]
It is no surprise that Mr Ng Chee Meng is co-opted into the PAP CEC. Here is why.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. National Trades Union Congress Secretary-General (NTUC Sec-Gen) Ng Chee Meng is not a Minister of Parliament but is co-opted into the 37th People’s Association Party’s Central Elective Committee (PAP CEC) on Saturday, 26 November 2022. Is this possible? Yes, let me explain why. PAP and NTUC have a Symbiotic […]
What Singaporeans say about GST and WP’s proposal to use more NIRC for today
Taxation is an intrinsic part of nationhood. It is unpleasant for the government. It is also unpleasant for the ones being taxed. But, it is an inevitable necessity. The Workers’ Party has called for more to be used from the NIRC (Net Investment Returns Contribution) instead of a GST hike – as much as 60% […]
The 37th Central Executive Committee of the People’s Action Party has been appointed.
As part of plans for the transition of party leadership, the PAP Central Executive Committee (“CEC”) has appointed a new Deputy Secretary-General, as well as two Assistant Secretary-Generals. Lee Hsien Loong Secretary-General Lawrence Wong Deputy Secretary-General During the absence of the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General will assume the Secretary-General’s responsibilities. Mr Heng Swee […]
The importance of political stability and why it matters.
Pakatan Harapan (“HARAPAN”) is known as the Alliance of Hope for Malaysia. In 2015, the Pakatan Rakyat coalition was replaced by the political centre-left alliance HARAPAN, initially led by Dr Mahathir Mohamad (“Dr Mahathir”). HARAPAN’s victory in the Malaysian general election in 2018 overthrew the 60-year-old Barisan Nasional coalition government. Among the activists in Singapore […]