MPs, where are your commitment?

Questions over lack of quorum Source: The Straits Times,  Jul 14, 2014 I WAS disappointed to read that there were too few members in a recent Parliament sitting to pass two Bills (“Eugene Tan keeps an eagle eye on quorum numbers”;

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Ban foreign workers in cooking local hawker food

The standard of local hawker food has gone downhill esp in last few years due to the cheap availability of foreign workers. Askmelah notices many food court stall owners conveniently “outsourced” their trades to cheap China workers. With the low pay and

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Turning Singapore into a police state …

“When you have public servants ready to spend $25,000 on French cooking lessons on paid vacations, can we expect them to be sensitive or numbed when it comes to spending public funds?” Just because we can afford, it does not

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Inderjit Singh’s Facebook post on Singapore’s policy missteps

Askmelah: 12 years after that earth-shattering speech by ex-speaker of parliament Mr. Tan Soo Khoon, people has been bemoaning that PAP MPs these days are just a bunch of YESmen and YESWomen and career seeking politicians, esp after the stepping

Posted in Articles and Speeches, Dirty Politics

Constructive politics? Here is the proof

In President Tony Tan’s 2014 address when he reopened the 12th Parliament earlier this month, Dr Tan called for constructive politics that would not weaken the country, while he welcomed vigorous debate on the challenges ahead. And see these “constructive

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The worst Government agency in Singapore

If I were the PM or the minister of National Environment and if there is one department that Askmelah could shut it down to save the tax payers’ money, it has to be the NEA’s Meteorological Service dept. Honestly, how

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Balony: PM Outlines Five Qualities of Constructive Politics

what LHL said does not gel with what he or his kakis do in parliament and in public !!! Just look at all the negative comments from the original post on a Government official website. As a ST Forumer Patrick

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Woman hurls vulgarities at buffet restaurant staff — because she was told to pay for food wastage

Ugly Singaporean ….. A woman created a scene because she was made to pay for unconsumed food at a buffet restaurant at United Square. Read Full Story…

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Yet another blogger threatened to be sued by the PAP leaders ….and the CPF minimum sum fiasco

Updated 4 Jun 2014:  Askmelah says that with the latest development of people of Singapore has done the impossible by supporting the blogger to raise the $70000 sum in record four days, the politics in Singapore will never be the

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Singapore River Taxi

Not a very popular mode of transport in Singapore. There are currently two operators operating the river taxi (see below). The monthly passes for unlimited water taxi rides at S$150 a month and the take-up has been low according to

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My favourite quote today

"Reconsider the dependents policy - I have come across a number of cases where our targeted one child from China brings in 2 parents who then bring 2 parents each as their dependents - Net is that we gain one young one child who we brought in for our future but also inherited 6 older people - making our ageing population issue worse not better." -Outspoken PAP MP Inderjit Singh

Tommy Koh on Singapore's awakening on Foreign Talents: "First, Singapore discovered that some so-called foreign talent was not really very talented. Second, there was the discovery that, in some cases, when a foreign chief executive officer was hired, he or she discriminated against Singaporeans when hiring staff."