The Reform Party

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Announcement: Recruitment drive on Sat 2nd Apr 2011

The Reform Party will be having a membership recruitment drive this coming Saturday: Date: Saturday, 02 Apr 2011 Time: 1:30pm to 4pm Venue: RP office at 18A Smith Street (getting there) If you support our message that Singapore needs change, and agree with the RP’s Election Manifesto, we sincerely invite you to become a member. … Read more

A Case of the Tail Wagging the Dog or How the RP Has Already Changed Government Policy for the Better

Recently on Talking Point[1] I mentioned SM Goh’s comments on 22nd February in Marine Parade and how government policy had apparently been changed to reflect what the Reform Party had been saying since 2009. SM Goh talked about the need to rely on raising Singaporeans’ productivity and incomes rather than the import of cheap foreign … Read more

RP Organising Secretary Reports…

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?

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

(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

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

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

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

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?

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