It’s so easy to be the Opposition in Singapore and win

It's so easy to be the Opposition in Singapore and win

It is easy to be the opposition in Singapore and I’m not kidding. Let me tell you why. Take the Progressive Wage Model. It’s the brainchild of former minister and former secretary-general of NTUC, Lim Swee Say. Tripartite partners have been working hard since 2012 to implement the models for various sectors. The work continues. […]

FICA: Shanmugam disappointed there was no debate from WP on issues he raised

FICA

Rhetoric alone does not solve problems, Law Minister K Shanmugam said. The Workers’ Party came to Parliament armed with speeches but failed to engage pertinent points raised by Mr Shanmugam during the debate on FICA. Giving the example of Gitmo in the United States, Mr Shanmugam said, “You can come to this House and have […]

Delivering on promises: Punggol Digital District turns from vision to reality

Delivering on promises: Punggol Digital District turns from vision to reality

Look no further than Punggol Digital District (PDD) for the possibilities for Singapore as a smart nation. What the Singapore Government envisioned is turning to reality. In 2007 at the National Day rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong unveiled the plans for Punggol 21. 10 years later, the plans became reality. Three years ago, Prime […]

Pritam Singh echoes view that Singapore must remain open

Pritam Singh

Recently, opposition leader Pritam Singh shared his views that Singapore must remain open and welcoming to foreign nationals but change how it manages and accommodates foreigners in the economy. Mr Pritam called for legislative weight to deal with employers who discriminate against locals. He asked for mandatory educational assessments on foreign job applicants and more […]

Who are our Labour MPs? What sets them apart from the other MPs?

Singapore MP from NTUC

By now everyone has probably heard enough about NTUC’s symbiotic relationship with the PAP. Members First, Workers Always. #EveryWorkerMatters. More PMEs need to join unions… and so on. If you also haven’t noticed, some of the faces of NTUC are also the same faces you’ve probably seen in parliamentary debates, or around your neighbourhood if […]

The Curious Case of a Public Holiday Named ‘May Day’

The Curious Case of a Public Holiday Named ‘May Day’ - Ng Chee Meng

Mention May Day to most Singaporeans and they’ll know that it’s a yearly public holiday falling on 1st of May and a chance to score that long weekend for a much-needed staycay. As a young PMET, I’d be quick to admit that I didn’t know the significance behind May Day either. Luckily, a quick check […]

4G Leadership: why you can have assurance with Koh Poh Koon

Singapore 4G Leadership Koh Poh Koon

“Our healthcare workforce is the lifeblood of our healthcare system, and the work that they do is critical in protecting the health and safety of our society. We must maintain the salary competitiveness of healthcare staff against the overall market to attract and retain quality talent.” Dr Koh Poh Koon was re-elected as a Member […]