Opposition Leader Low Thia Khiang gave a speech today in Parliament during the tribute to Lee Kuan Yew. Speaking in Mandarin, he praised Mr Lee for his achievements but he also reminded the house that there were several Singaporeans who were sacrificed in the nation building process and our success was not because of the PAP's one party rule.
Dear TRS, Most Singaporeans' eyes are misty from tears after the passing of a most revered leader.As a colossus of a man has just passed leaving an emptiness in our hearts , we should not forget the void that he has left in his Tanjong Pagar GRC too. This was the man who had stood bravely and fought seemingly monumental political battles in his ward and won them bravely.
The passing of Dr Goh Keng Swee (1918- 2010), who laid the foundation stones of Singapores economy and defence forces, has left the nation without one of its most well respected citizens. NAS expresses its deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Dr Goh Keng Swee, and pays tribute to Dr Goh for his central role in establishing the Oral History Unit within NAS in 1979.
The Government has taken a step in the right direction by implementing MediShield Life, a national health insurance scheme that is both universal (covers everybody) and comprehensive (covers all illnesses). No longer will anyone be denied coverage due to old age, pre-existing illness, congenital conditions or mental illness.
The latest figures for non-oil domestic exports were extremely weak and signal that GDP growth is likely to be weaker than the MAS’s projection for this year of 2-4%. They fell by 9.7% in February compared with the same month last year. As non-oil domestic exports comprise about 40% of GDP, it is likely that the economy will enter a recession later this year if the trend is confirmed (though on the past track record one cannot rule out further manipulation of the figures by the Statistics Department).
The SDP visited families living in one-room flats in Marsiling yesterday to spread a message of empowerment and hope to lower-income families. An indication of the difficulties of these families were clearly demonstrated by the fact that several of these units had paint splashed on their gates and doors – a clear sign of the prevalence of illegal loan sharks.