PM in an recent interview in London talked about the possibility of Singapore having a coalition government in the future. Dr Tan Cheng Bock, in his FB post, also commented on the theme of a coalition government. According to Dr Tan, when no single political party has a majority of parliamentary seats in a General Election, the only way to form a government is for the party with the most seats to invite other minority seat parties to join it to make up the numbers to form a majority.
From ‘MDA responds to anti-Stomp petition’, 17 April 2014, ST Media regulator the Media Development Authority (MDA) will not influence the editorial slant of websites but will take firm action if there is a breach of public interest or the promotion of racial and religious hatred or intolerance. In a statement on its Facebook page last weekend, it wrote that netizens can and should continue to signal to Internet content providers the standards expected of them as part of efforts to promote responsible online behaviour.
Timothy Eugene Garlock must have felt he's not one of the welcomed visitors in our midst, now that his commentary has been deleted. As an American citizen, he can't be accused of harboring vested interest in the looming Battle Royale for Ngee Ann Civic Plaza. Singapore is unique that its citizens are called names by its elected leaders. "Quitters" and "moaners" came from Goh Chok Tong, Lee Kuan Yew preferred "champion grumblers" (National Geographic, Jan 2010).
Dear Mr Lee, When I was staying in hostel in uni in Singapore, it was not uncommon for there to be a Malaysia Day or China Day. The PRCs even hang their national flag up on their room doors. Celebrations of national days of other countries organized by other nationalities are not very new here, and I agree with you that ppl should be respectful and open, it’s the best way to build meaningful relationships with a global community.
“MY BIG Idea No. 3 for Singapore is a simple one: strengthen the Singapore spirit. Why? If our young men ever go to war to defend Singapore, they will not lay down their lives to defend the physical infrastructure of Singapore. They will do so to save the lives of people who are the strangers they meet in MRT trains or buses. Clearly they feel some kind of spiritual bond with these strangers only because they believe that they are fellow Singaporeans.
China is building large covert informant networks inside Australia's leading universities, prompting Australia to strengthen its counter-intelligence capabilities. Chinese intelligence officials have confirmed to Fairfax Media that they are building networks to monitor the ethnic Chinese community to protect Beijing's "core interests". Much of the monitoring work takes place in higher education institutions, including Sydney University and Melbourne University, where more than 90,000 students from mainland China are potentially exposed to ideas and activities not readily available at home.
His statement encapsulated what we have been promulgating all along: We strongly believe Singapore must remain OPEN to immigrants, but we have to be extremely selective of who we take in and we may have now reached the stage where integration is no longer possible.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has taken up the cudgels for the organizers of the Philippine Independence Day celebration here, calling the event's critics “a disgrace to Singapore.” The remark, posted on Lee’s verified Facebook account on Saturday, asked Singaporeans to “treat people in Singapore the way we ourselves expect to be treated overseas.”