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Further tax burden to enhance our social safety nets

Posted: 24th December 2010 By Admin

By Tony Tan In the recent Community Care Endowment Fund (ComCare) appreciation lunch on 2 Dec 2010, PM Lee spoke on the government’s approach to boost our social safety nets. PM Lee said that we should not create a handout mentality and impose a tax burden that would prove impossible to roll back. On the … Read more

Productivity – The Key to Sustainable, Long-term Economic Growth

Posted: 10th December 2010 By Admin

by Jeisilan Sivalingam For the past 10 years, I have helped companies to streamline their operations; I reduce operating costs in companies by improving their efficiency and productivity. A leaner, more competitive company will be better equipped to attain higher profitability and growth. This is an ideal situation for all stakeholders – higher profits for … Read more

RP Organising Secretary Reports…

Posted: 30th November 2010 By Admin

It is difficult for me to believe that it has already been more than one and a half years since I joined the Reform Party. It feels like it was only yesterday that I joined as an ordinary member, inspired by the speeches and articles that Kenneth Jeyaretnam had placed on the RP website. His … Read more

W(h)ither Our CPF?

Posted: 25th November 2010 By Admin

By Alec Tok If you are reaching the age of 55 or have already passed this juncture, you may be now wondering where all your hard-earned CPF money has gone to over the years. Unfortunately, you are not alone. Many other Singaporeans are waking up to the fact that the Central Provident Fund, which they … Read more

Fresh Challenges and the New Political Playing Field

Posted: 20th November 2010 By Kenneth Jeyaretnam

(The following is an excerpt of Kenneth Jeyaretnam’s speech at Political Dialogue @NUSS) I do not believe that there are any fresh challenges this election as compared with 2006. The issues remain more or less the same although now they are exacerbated. The most fundamental challenge is still that we have a dysfunctional political system … Read more

Affordability of HDB flats – a response to Minister of National Development

Posted: 14th November 2010 By Admin

By Hazel Poa Two measures of affordability was offered by Minister Mah in his article “Are HDB flats affordable?” which appeared in Today Online on 12 Nov 2010.  The first was the housing price-to-income ratio (or HPI), which compares median house price to annual household income, and the second was the debt-service-ratio (DSR), which looks … Read more

Government Curtails Question Time

Posted: 10th November 2010 By Admin

In a sign of just how disingenuous the government is when it says it says it wants to answer the public’s desire for more non-government voices in Parliament, the Standing Order Committee of Parliament has proposed that the time given to MPs to make their speeches or ask questions is to be cut from 30 … Read more

Tony Tan’s Speech at NUSPA Forum on 3rd November 2010

Posted: 5th November 2010 By Kenneth Jeyaretnam

I like to thank the NUS Students’ Political Association for this invitation. Distinguished guests, NUS students and members, a very good evening. I like to share some of my encounters during my walkabouts. He was a man aged 45. He said that it was hard to keep pace with the rising cost of living. He … Read more

What it takes to be an RP Candidate

Posted: 31st October 2010 By Kenneth Jeyaretnam

In my previous blog I told you that our recruitment drive had been so successful we were now seriously in danger of not having enough candidates for our new army of volunteers. Naturally this led to a rush of people wanting to know what was required in order to be a candidate. Politicians are a … Read more

Building a small army of volunteers – Where to next?

Posted: 29th October 2010 By Kenneth Jeyaretnam

In the last few months The RP has held two concentrated recruitment drives with the aim of building the team of volunteers we need to follow through on our election campaign. The task is not as straightforward as it sounds, this being Singapore after all. Most politicians elsewhere in the globe can rely on a large force … Read more