Tag: Calvin Cheng

Calvin Cheng refutes Tan Cheng Bock, says lowering the voting age to 18 is “foolish”

At the public launch (August 3) of Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s Progress Singapore Party (PSP), both he and Central Executive Committee (CEC) member Michelle Lee spoke about lowering the voting age to 18. Earlier today (August 6), former People’s Action Party (PAP) Nominated Member of...

Ex-NMP Calvin Cheng suggests that the authorities should “jail and cane” Preetipls and Subhas Nair

Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng has drawn backlash for suggesting that the authorities should jail and cane Preetipls and Subhas Nair for the controversial rap video they released. Days before Singapore celebrates its 54th national day, a discussion on racial relations gripped...

Calvin Cheng: If you don’t want to stand up for Singapore, at the very least let our leaders do it, without your constant whingeing and kpkb

In a social media post yesterday morning, former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng weighed in on the uproar created by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong when the latter commented on the state of affairs between Cambodia and Vietnam. Cheng said, “But the whingeing...

Calvin Cheng weighs in on foreigners commenting on Singapore, says, “We shouldn’t be so sensitive”

After the social media feud between Polish blogger and opposition member Brad Bowyer, former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng took to Facebook to weigh-in on the issue. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Cheng wrote on topics such as foreigners commenting on Singapore,...

Egg-citing Days: MPs are posting articles about a man sentenced to 28 days in jail for egging a UK MP

Singapore—It seems that the egg threat incident is not over with fresh ammunition from an overseas precedent. A couple of Singapore’s Members of Parliament have posted links to a man in the UK who was sentenced to 28 days in jail for egging opposition leader...

CPF issue gets contentious as arguments between Calvin Cheng and Lim Tean heat up

The argument between two prominent figures over Singapore’s Central Provident Fund (CPF), continues to remain a hot topic, reaching new heights as both stand their ground. First, the former Nominated Member of Parliament Calvin Cheng said that the retirement age in Singapore should be extended to...

“It’s common sense, automatic payout should start at 65” says Calvin Cheng on CPF

Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng is known for his pithy no-nonsense remarks on social media. The comments he made on the withdrawal of the Central Provident Fund (CPF) following the announcement of the Budget 2019 were no different, and hard-hitting. Cheng wrote, “It...

Calvin Cheng weighs in on who should be the next PM; netizens say Tharman

Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng weighed in on who he thought should be the next Prime Minister of Singapore on social media on Sunday, November 18. In his post on Facebook, he wrote, “I was asked below by a commentator who...

Calvin Cheng in support of Ong Ye Kung, says, even “Goh Chok Tong was chosen by the 2G over the objections of LKY”

It seems that the omission of Education Minister Ong Ye Kung within the PAP’s outgoing Central Executive Committee (CEC) has caused quite a stir. Many have also expressed their disappointment that this means Ong is out of the running to succeed Prime Minister Lee...

Calvin Cheng calls out mainstream media on its skewed reporting of the AHTC trial

Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng took to social media to call out the mainstream media on its unfair coverage of the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) trial. However, he also clarified that while he felt that the media made Workers’ Party (WP)...