POLITICS

AHPETC EXPLAINS THAT ARREARS RATE IS 5.66% AND PREVIOUSLY REPORTED 29.4% WAS WRONG

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 January 2015 - 7:14pm

The Workers' Party Town Council has released a report about its actual S&CC arrears rate explaining that hte previous rate recorded at 29.4% was actually a result of an error. Read the full statement below: AHPETC wishes to announce that its S&CC arrears rate (for 3 months and above) for residential units as of Sep 30, 2014, is 5.66 per cent of households. The corresponding arrears rate for commercial units for the same period is 7.24 per cent. 


NSP ELECTS NEW SECRETARY-GENERAL TO LEAD THEM INTO NEXT GE

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 January 2015 - 11:57am

The National Solidarity Party (NSP) recently held their elections for their central executive committee (CEC) and elected a new secretary general to lead them into the next GE. According to TNP, the present secretary-general, Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss, has been voted out and in her place, fellow lawyer Yan Lam Siong ,53, has been voted as the man to lead the party. 


SDP: TOGETHER FOR TOMORROW

THEREALSINGAPORE 25 January 2015 - 6:15pm

A small army of red descended upon the Marsiling and Bukit Panjang housing estates to connect with our residents, and the response could not have been more encouraging. It was great first outing since we launched our GE2015 campaign a fortnight ago. Two busloads of nearly 50 party activists, many of whom responded to our call for volunteers at our launch, mingled with residents to spread our campaign message.


MP PRITAM SINGH: FOREIGN WORKER ISSUES ARE ALSO IMPORTANT IF WE WANT A BETTER SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 January 2015 - 6:28pm

Mdm Speaker, in between the fist and second reading of this Bill – a period of two and a half months – two stories about foreign worker accommodation in particular, caught the public eye. Both stories unwittingly put the importance of this Bill and the scope of the work ahead to better manage and look after the well-being of our foreign worker population, into acute perspective.


CHEE TO SPEAK AT FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS ASSOCIATION

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 January 2015 - 4:02pm

Dr Chee Soon Juan will speak at a luncheon organised by the Foreign Correspondents Association (FCA) at the Pan Pacific Hotel on Monday, 26 January 2015. (See here) The SDP secretary-general will speak on the upcoming elections expected to be held later this year. He will address the current political developments including the PAP's lack of ideas to take Singapore forward.


SINGAPORE JUSTICE PARTY'S STATEMENT ON LIQUOR CONTROL BILL

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 January 2015 - 2:57pm

THE NEW LIQUOR CONTROL PROPOSED BILL On Monday, 19 January 2015, Second Minister for Home Affairs S. Iswaran tabled a new Liquor Control Bill. While we, Singapore Justice Party (SJP), agreed that some form of control of sales of liquor is necessary to minimise public disorder and littering. 


DEBATE ON FOREIGN EMPLOYEE DORMITORY BILL – MP PRITAM SINGH

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 January 2015 - 6:33pm

By MP for Aljunied GRC, Pritam Singh [Delivered in Parliament on 20 Jan 2015] Introduction Mdm Speaker, in between the first and second reading of this Bill – a period of two and a half months – two stories about foreign worker accommodation in particular, caught the public eye. Both stories unwittingly put the importance of this Bill and the scope of the work ahead to better manage and look after the well-being of our foreign worker population, into acute perspective. 


SDP PROPOSES A NEW ECONOMIC VISION FOR SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 January 2015 - 6:14pm

After more than half-a-century of growth, Singapore's economy now faces new and difficult challenges. The current economic model requires fresh thinking and a new vision. Surveys show that Singaporeans are increasingly becoming less happy and satisfied with current economic circumstances. Productivity is down and wages are not keeping up with the high cost of living. 


NSP'S STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT’S DENIAL OF OUR APPEAL

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 January 2015 - 4:03pm

We have received the outcome of our Appeal to the President. Our Appeal is rejected. The Istana’s letter to us dated 12 January 2015 and signed by the President’s Principal Private Secretary states: I refer to the National Solidarity Party’s (“NSP”) appeal to the President dated 20 October 2014 under section 21(8) of the Newspaper and Printing Presses Act, and the NSP’s additional submissions dated 8 December 2014 (“the Appeal”).


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