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The government wants to spend $9.5 million to create a heritage corridor along Upper Serangoon Road. However, heritage and conservation activists question the wisdom of the massive spending just to construct "heritage markers and storyboards". The massive spending comes on top of other recent projects to revitalize heritage areas, such as the Jurong Lake Garden. It is questionable if such projects actually enhance or take away the heritage of the area.
The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is expected to be set up next year and Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck explained that the agreement could benefit companies in Singapore. He said that SMEs in particular can leverage on the AEC to take advantage of a hinterland which would help them overcome the problems of Singapore’s small size and lack of resources.
A video circulating online shows a confrontation between a lady and a cabby. The lady in the video was scolding the cabby after she vomited in the taxi. She used her wealth to establish dominance over the argument. The beginning of the video shows the lady mocking the cabby’s profession and while saying that $100 was nothing to her.
Aljunied GRC MP Sylvia Lim had asked the Minister of Home Affairs about the number of female visitors who came on “study mama” passes to Singapore and stayed in Singapore after their children finished their studies. Ms Lim had asked how many and what the reasons were for them staying on in Singapore.
Minister Lawrence Wong has called on Singaporeans to be active in seeking solutions to improve Singapore. This seems a curious statement given that many have been suggesting ways only to be met by a deaf ear. The SDP, for example, has been coming up with alternative policies. And whenever we launch them, we invite the relevant ministers and their officials to attend (for example, seehere, here and here). They have consistently declined to attend. And now the Government pretends that there has not been alternative voices coming up with concrete proposals on how we can better manage Singapore's affairs.
Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen explained that the current framework for NSmen with Special needs accounts for their capabilities. He explained that the safety of NSmen is always of “paramount consideration” and they also find ways for special needs NSmen to serve NS meaningfully. Dr Ng shared that all NSmen with special needs are carefully assessed based on their hearing, eyesight, mental and physical capacities.
Islam-based parties have no future in the current political arena as they set themselves apart in exclusive bubbles rather than participating in the global society, International Islamic University Malaysia professor Dr Maszlee Malik told a forum today. “The future is not with political Islam. The future is not going to be with Islamists, the future is not going to be with Islamic political parties in Muslim countries.
Members of Parliament said the Pioneer Generation Package is “generous”. However, of the $8 billion set aside for the package, only $260 million will be used this year. This is less than 5 percent of the total government health expenditure. Senior Minister of State for Finance and Transport also agreed that, "Love is not something the Government or VWO can give," suggesting that the government does not believe that it is its role to create a conducive space for elderly Singaporeans.