Can Singapore borrow to fund soft capital like education: Jamus Lim

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Sri Lanka’s financial crisis didn’t happen overnight. It began harmlessly enough. Sri Lanka operated budget deficit after budget deficit. Instead of taxes, they borrowed at commercial rates to fund public services. Everything was okay as long as they were able to repay the loans and interests on time. But when their sovereign credit rating was […]

Lessons from Sri Lanka on bad politics, mismanagement and populism

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Good politics, honesty and integrity, and good governance are topics the PAP Government repeatedly remind Singaporeans of, sometimes like a broken record. But the experience of Sir Lanks tells us just how important these are. Sri Lanka is in its worst crisis since its independence in 1948.  A severe shortage of foreign currency has left […]

4G Leadership: why you can be excited about Lawrence Wong

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“I’ve devoted my life to public service, first as a civil servant and later in politics. I will continue to do my utmost to serve our people.” Lawrence Wong The 4G Leadership has decided who will lead them. The choice fell on Finance Minister Lawrence Wong Lawrence who is also co-chair of the Multi-Ministry Taskforce handling the […]

Three New Faces Unveiled in Sengkang GRC

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Three new faces have been unveiled as the new branch chairs of Sengkang Group Representation Constituency (GRC) earlier today (27 Mar). They are NUS Assoc Prof Elmie Nekmat; Ms. Theodora Lai Xi Yi, chief strategy officer of food website Burpple; and Mr. Ling Weihong, a lawyer, replacing Mr. Ng Chee Meng, Mr. Amrin Amin, and […]

On Pritam Singh, playing victim and absence of shame in the Raeesah saga

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You know what’s the saddest thing about this whole saga of ‘lies upon lies’? It is the total absence of shame. Up till now, there is a complete lack of admission of wrongdoing by the three WP MPs and leaders, Mr Pritam Singh, Ms Sylvia Lim and Mr Faisal Manap. There is absolutely no contrition. […]

WP’s motion for Gender Equality passed in Parliament with support from the PAP

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A motion on gender equality tabled by the Workers’ Party was passed in Parliament on August 3 2021, albeit with an amendment from PAP Vikram Nair. This shows that, contrary to popular claim, an opposition party does not need a sizeable presence to have its motion passed in Parliament. The determining factor is whether it […]