Tag: Workers Party MPs

Workers’ Party suggests unemployment insurance for older workers, but Josephine Teo says current approach is more sustainable

Singapore—At the Budget debate in Parliament on Wednesday (Feb 26), Workers’ Party (WP) MP Sylvia Lim proposed the implementation of unemployment insurance for older workers who have been retrenched. Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said that the Government would “keep an open mind” to the...

AHTC: Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang need not recuse themselves from financial matters

Singapore — The Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) issued a statement on Saturday, November 30, saying that the Town Council has resolved that Workers’ Party (WP) Members of Parliament (MP) Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang need not recuse themselves from all financial matters. AHTC’s resolution was...

Court documents: Sylvia Lim, Low Thia Khiang disagree they are liable for losses incurred by AHTC

Singapore—According to court documents, Members of Parliament (MP) from opposition party The Workers’ Party (WP) Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang disagree that they are legally answerable for the losses incurred by the Aljunied Hougang Town Council (AHTC) while under their purview, nor do...

Beyond partisanship: Opposition leader Low Thia Khiang joins PAP MPs for Jakarta visit

Singapore—Opposition leader and longtime Member of Parliament (MP) Low Thia Khiang is currently with MPs from the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) on a trip to Jakarta, Indonesia. The Singaporean delegation is made up of by Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, and PAP MPs Joan...

Workers’ Party reiterates stance on GST Hike: “A lack of clarity, transparency and justification”

On Monday, Workers’ Party (WP) reiterated their stance with regards to the proposed plan to raise Goods and Services Tax (GST), saying that the latter lacked “clarity, transparency and justification”. They added that the issue was discussed once again by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee...

WP Secretary General Pritam Singh commends father who built ‘mini-mart’ out of cardboard for daughter

Singapore – It doesn’t take the latest technology and expensive materials for parents to promote creativity and family-bonding time with their children. One parent in Singapore built a ‘mini-mart’ for his daughter in their Eunos home using a big cardboard box and some toilet rolls...

PAP: Talk softly and carry a big stick

The two developments or issues hogging the news headlines right now are the AHTC trial and social inequality. Both have serious consequences for Singaporeans who need to pay more attention to them, including looking beyond the official narrative – for their own good. With a...

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)...

AHTC trial day 7: FMSS had no opportunity to respond to “prejudiced” report-defence

The report from auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) alleged that overcharging was committed by FM Solutions and Services (FMSS), the former managing agent of Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC). Furthermore, according to the report, the managing agent could have “deliberately put forward increased rates.” However, the firm...

AHTC trial day 6: Cross-examination heats up with allegations of favoritism

On day 6 of the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) trial, on Friday, October 12, allegations of favoritism caused proceedings to get heated during the cross-examination. Senior Counsel Chelva Rajah, who is the defence lawyer for two town councillors as well as the three Workers’ Party...