Posts Tagged ‘social spending

PAP stands beside Singaporeans: another of PM Lee’s lip service Part 2

January 28, 2013

One of the things that strikes my friends from overseas is the huge numbers of our elderly still toiling away in menial and physically demanding jobs like cleaners. A China relative once remarked, “I don’t understand. Singapore is so rich yet why do your elderly still need to work? Some of them are well into […]

Punggol East By-Election: time for PM Lee to step down?

January 27, 2013

To lose one by-election is a disappointment but to lose another eight months later is surely a disaster. In any other truly free democratic country, the Prime Minister would have no choice but to step down or be forced to. But in authoritarian Singapore ruled by FamiLee, the PM is spared the blushes. The solidarity […]

Fault lines between new citizens, native Singaporeans: whose fault?

July 23, 2012

In warning Singaporeans about social friction between new citizens and native Singaporeans, the quiet PM Lee has forgotten one thing: who is to blame for this unprecedented scenario? The ruling party, the PAP, had been stingy in tax breaks in helping young parents cope with raising their families. In contrast, they had been generous paying […]

Chen Show Mao on social spending: PAP MP astonishing outburst

March 5, 2012

I have always held the view that the ruling party is not fully aware of the real concerns of the man in the street. Ministers and their MPs are mostly cocooned in their ivory towers. If they do deign to mingle with the masses, they move around behind a wall of security people or so-called […]