Ever wonder why so much Indian national PMETs are romping on Singapore streets and in particular at the Changi (aka Chennai) Business Park? The negotiation between the PAP Government and the India Government on the CECA was a typical "black box operation" in which majority of Singaporeans know nuts about it. It was spearhead by then Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo in 2003 and signed in 2005 by PM Lee Hsien Loong.
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Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam, who is currently away at an ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ retreat in Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, said that Singapore is ready to work with Malaysia to push for greater ASEAN Integration. The ASEAN member states are currently pushing for the establishment of the ASEAN Community by the end of this year.
“Old is gold”? According to the Channel NewsAsia news report “Old is gold: Senior workers bring experience, passion to the workplace” (Jan 27) – “The retirement age in the Republic is 62, after which employers have to offer re-employment until the age of 65. As more people live longer and are healthier, the Government is looking to raise this to 67. Straits Construction employs almost 370 people, excluding foreign workers. Six of them are above the age of 65.”
I have left the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP). I left on Tuesday 27 Jan 2015, after collecting the books I left at the SDP office and formally resigning. I think it makes sense to talk about why I left after committing a lot of time to the party and my various "contributions". Here, I'll round off my three years there with a review of what I did there, why I left and what I see as prospects for the party "going forward".
According to a survey by the government’s feedback arm, REACH, most Singaporeans and PRs are supportive of the proposed alcohol restrictions. The proposed laws, announced in Parliament on Jan 19, propose to completely ban the public consumption of alcohol after 10:30pm anywhere other than licensed premise. The laws were made after a public consultation run by the Ministry of Home Affairs found that most people were supportive of the restrictions too.
The People’s Action Party (PAP) organising secretary, Dr Ng Eng Hen said that the party already has about 30 potential candidates lined up and working on the ground in various constituencies ready for the next General Election. He said that the line up had been shortlisted from a list of “a few hundred” who could have made suitable candidates.
Dear The Real Singapore, Swiss View residents are disturbed day and night by LTA officers who are summoning them for parking outside their own houses despite not causing obstructions to other cars as most residents living in Bukit Timah area all owns more than 1 car and some of us do not have the garage space to park more than 1 car so we have been parking on the road outside our house for decades already.
Individual training account According to the Straits Times news report “NTUC calls for new training account to help Singaporean workers upgrade their skills” (Jan 26) – “The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) on Monday (Jan 26) called for the setting up of an individual training account – Skillsave account – for every Singaporean worker. The Labour Movement said it has been lobbying for such an account to be set up for workers since the early 1990s.
The government has just announced that it will be setting up a new Cyber Security Agency (CSA) to look after the national cyber security issues of Singapore from April 1st. The new CSA will report directly to the Prime Minister’s Office and is intended to provide a dedicated and centralised oversight of all national cyber security issues.