Tag: Sylvia Lim

Pritam Singh in the hot seat

Obbana Rajah It was a moment fit for the record. Workers Party’s new Secretary-General Pritam Singh sitting in the front row where Low Thia Khiang used to sit during this week’s Presidential Address session. Low sat in the second row with WP Chairman Sylvia Lim. There...

Mysterious Disappearance of Mano Sabnani’s Facebook Post

By: Obbana Rajah A Facebook post by Chairman and CEO of Rafflesia Holdings Pte Ltd, Mano Sabnani, has mysteriously disappeared. The post, published on the 7th of March, was on the contrast between the behaviour of parliamentarians in the UK and Singapore. According to Sabnani, it...

Budget 2018: A big sorry non-debate

  What exactly has been the net gain for Singapore out of the debate on Sylvia Lim’s suspicions that the Government had backtracked on the GST? Zero. I would go further and say we actually ended up with a ridiculous net loss – being sidetracked...

Netizens thank Sylvia Lim for standing up against “intimidation tactics” in Parliament

Several netizens have expressed their support for Workers' Party chairman Sylvia Lim after she faced intense debate in Parliament last week. Lim faced off with Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam over the timing of the GST hike announcement. Lim had said earlier that the Government had...

Will Sylvia Lim act “as an honourable MP should”? Heng Swee Keat asks

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat has asked Workers' Party chairman Sylvia Lim to withdraw her statement implying that the Government’s announcement of the tax increase was "dishonest," yet again. This comes after Law and Home Affairs Minister pressed Lim to withdraw her comments during the budget debate...

“In typical fashion, Law Minister always accuses me of dishonesty”: Sylvia Lim hits back at Shanmugam

As Workers' Party (WP) secretary general Low Thia Khiang clashed with Education Minister Ng Chee Meng over the timing of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) hike announcement, his party's chairman faced off with a Minister with a higher profile over the same issue...

Did PM Lee tell Ng Chee Meng what to say during parliamentary clash with Low Thia Khiang?

Workers' Party Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang clashed with Minister for Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng on Wednesday after he questioned the timing of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) hike announcement, which was announced as part of Budget 2018 last week. While...

Tan Cheng Bock’s court action pits CC against AG on definition of “elected president”

Andrew Loh UPDATE 08 May: The Independent has contacted Lord David Pannick, QC, who is believed to have contributed his views to Dr Tan's reported court filing. Lord Pannick told The Independent, when asked if he could elaborate on the submission: "Apologies but I am...

Little India Bill: What activists should have done

The civil rights of residents in Little India won out over the civil rights of the larger Singapore society. So much for the “bad law” arguments put forth in a detailed background paper by a handful of civil rights activists, including former opposition politician...

PAP’s point man in Aljunied speaks up

When the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis hit, many Singaporeans lost their jobs. Victor Lye was a managing director of a Spanish investment bank at that time. He only knew too well as he watched his colleagues lose their jobs due to credit lines being...