Tag: Leon Perera

“Don’t sign a blank cheque to the PAP,”: WP’s Leon Perera

In response to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's 2019 thoughts on the balance in Parliament, Workers' Party (WP) politician Leon Perera has urged Singaporeans not to create a monopoly of Singapore's politics in the 2020 General Elections. In a Facebook post published on Tuesday (July...

“They can’t stop the tsunami of change”: Netizens rally behind Workers’ Party for GE

The Workers' Party (WP) has shared highlights of the key issues its members have raised in Parliament, such as the Price Control Act, reserve transparency, worker support, and dorm owner accountability. In response to this, netizens have rallied behind the opposition party, encouraging them...

Leon Perera: Singapore should reduce NDP spending this year

Singapore—Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Leon Perera, who is from the Workers’ Party (WP), spoke in Parliament on Friday (June 5), calling for a reduction in the expenses of this year’s National Day Parade (NDP). https://www.facebook.com/leonperera70/posts/1572678386223665 He made the call “in solidarity with the needy at this...

WP’s Leon Perera again proposes live-streaming of parliamentary proceedings

Workers' Party (WP) politician Leon Perera has again called for parliamentary sessions to be live-streamed. Although the Non-Constituency MP's original proposal in 2017 was turned down for the reason of there being "low demand", Mr Perera argued in a speech on May 5 that giving...

“Brilliant question but idiotic answer” say netizens in relation to a WP query and PAP’s response

After Workers' Party (WP) member Leon Perera raised a question in Parliament on the efficacy of issuing directives under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) as a means to reinforce public trust, People's Action Party (PAP) MP Indranee Rajah's stepped up to address his...

Who are the truly electable Opposition politicians?

How does an Opposition politician become electable? The People’s Action Party had tried in the past and even today to frame the question very differently: Should we even have an Opposition, indeed if Singaporeans want debate, they can have that by way of the...

WP politicians set to question Ong Ye Kung on Govt spending on foreign students

Workers' Party (WP) politicians Leon Perera and Png Eng Huat are set to question Education Minister Ong Ye Kung on Government spending on foreign students, when Parliament re-convenes on Monday (5 Aug). Mr Perera, a Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, has filed the following questions to...

Leon Perera to question Ong Ye Kung on the the total spending on financial aid given to foreign students in Parliament

According to Workers’ Party Member of Parliament (MP) Leon Perera, at the next Parliamentary sitting, he is set to ask questions on overarching topics such as government spending on foreign students, Smart Nation initiatives, statistics on harassment in schools and the impact on foreign...

NCMP Leon Perera will ask, ask, ask during the next Parliament sitting on February 11

Singapore – For the next Parliament meeting on Monday, February 11, Non-constituency Member of Parliament Leon Perera has already prepared a series of questions regarding the causative factors affecting the deaths of NSFs and NSmen, which staff have access to the data in the...

WP NCMP Leon Perera blames cost of living, saying that, by the mid 2030s, Singapore’s citizen population will start to decline

Workers’ Party Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Leon Perera raised the issue of population in Parliament, asking about when citizen deaths were projected to outnumber citizen births. According to a Facebook post he wrote on Wednesday, December 12, Mr Perera wrote, “Our Total Fertility Rate...