Despite having voted out by Potong Pasir residents, NCMP Lina Chiam is by far the best Opposition MP to have represented Singaporeans in Parliament. The wife of the Opposition longest serving MP, Chiam See Tong, was initially stoned upon when she stood for candidancy in Potong Pasir. Unkind remarks like “clueless auntie” and “novice politician” were hurled from both the PAP and some of the Opposition supporters. Today, 2 years after the election, she is leading the battle against the 79 PAP yes-men who are getting indefensible from her well-crafted astuity. Here are some of the excerpts of her best speeches in Parliament.
A TRS reader posted an account of alleged office bullying in Singapore. It sounds legitimate enough (unless it was staged, which I doubt) due to their Singaporean accents. LIFT did a piece on it, which I am responding to as this issue is close to my heart, having been a victim of severe workplace abuse myself. In my case, the abuse was verbal and psychological, and took place three years ago, over a period about two months on board one of the ships in the Republic of Singapore Navy.
I feel compelled to write in after reading your article, “GM of Jurong TC is the MD of its contractor for managing township services”, dated 16 May 2011. I am a resident at Block 327, Jurong East Street 31, which is under the Jurong Town Council. During the past year-and-a-half, the estate in my neighbourhood underwent a Lift Upgrading Programme (LUP).
Ladies of New York , you are free to walk bare-breasted through the city! New York City's 34,000 police officers have been instructedthat, should they encounter a woman in public who is shirtless but obeying the law, they should not arrest her. This is a good step towards gender parity in public spaces. This decision means that breast exposure is not considered public lewdness, indecent exposure, or disorderly conduct.
The reason given for the PAP town councils’ decision to engage AIM to manage its software system was to reap economies of scale, instead of having each town council develop or purchase its own system separately. This makes sense, but going by this line of argument we can reasonably expect opposition parties to not enjoy similar economies of scale. So why should it be a surprise that Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) has to pay higher prices than Tampines Town Council in management fees? CPG Facilities Management, who manages Tampines TC and other PAP town councils, would have the economies of scale and cost savings that allow them to charge lower than FMSS.
Professor Wang, a famous Chinese architect said, flats, is just like prisons. Traditional Chinese houses do not have flats but it is of western’s architectures. I live in old estate in Macphersons, where there are a lot of old people. You can see the old people just snoozing around. Why in Singapore, the old become irrelevant? Whereas in other countries, the old are still active. Is it because of living in flats or the society?
Notable quote by a Jurong Resident’s complain[Source]:“Mr. Ho Thian Poh is the Managing Director of UGL Premas, so obviously the increased costs resulting from the works would be beneficial to his company. And since he also happens to be the General Manager of the Jurong Town Council, it must also mean that he had approved of such an illogical and costly renovation plan.