Labour MPs provides first hand perspectives from the ground which are important in shaping policies.
The failing newspaper model is not uniquely SPH's. It is a global phenomenon, disrupted and broken by technology and the internet. Public-interest journalism remains critical and essential in the effective governing of a country as seen in this pandemic. The timely release of accurate information, and rebuttal of falsehoods have helped to keep people calm and united in facing the crisis together.
But the funding of such journalism through advertising revenues is no longer a viable option as the print media especially, is no match for tech giants for advertising dollars. Other solutions have to be found.
Strategist with a big heart. Min Chan believes that successful people should not live life too differently from the common man or they may forget how the common man lives. He did an excellent job getting our economy back on track, and preparing our industries and companies to respond to structural changes in the global economy.
Mr Ong grew up in an extended family. As Education Minister he moved the education system from streaming to subject-based banding.
"Our national songs hold a special place in the hearts of Singaporeans. MCCY takes any challenge to our proprietary rights and interests in our national songs and symbols very seriously, and we will take the necessary steps to protect them. Our principal consideration is to ensuere we protect our ownership and interest in our national songs and symbols."
Mufti Nazirudin welcomes the likely shift in policy on nurses wearing the tudung with their uniform and expressed deep appreciation of the opportunity to continuously provide feedback on many national issues including the tudung. In his reply, PM Lee thank the Mufti and MUIS for their support in Government's deliberations on the matter and said that change has to be carefully considered and gradual so that when it comes, it is understood by all communities and thus strengthen, rather than weaken, our social cohesion.
It is irresponsible of the Workers' Party Faisal Manap to raise the issue in Parliament.
His approach is divisive and clearly political. It's meant to stir the angst of people. One must remember that Faisal also famously declared in Parliament that politics and religion cannot be separated. Just imagine if believers of every other religion adopt the same stand in Parliament and freely mix politics with religion on every occasion.
This precarious harmony that we have so diligently and conscientiously built, that is the envy of the world, will be fragmented in no time.
While discussions behind closed doors had been ongoing for many years, Faisal chose to raise it in Parliament to score political points and claim credits when change has in fact evolved.
Grateful for second chances at life, Tim, the oldest A-level inmate student at prison school said: "Change comes when you start to learn." He had his capital punishment reduced to life imprisonment, and then resumed his education while behind bars.