Tag: Calvin Cheng

Yee Jenn Jong, Calvin Cheng caution to prepare for storm ahead

Both the Workers’ Party’s (WP) Yee Jenn Jong, and former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng cautioned Singaporeans about the “storm ahead”. In a Facebook post on Tuesday (Aug 11), Mr Cheng wrote that “Singapore, like the rest of the world, has entered its...

Calvin Cheng asks why PM Lee doesn’t get the recognition Pritam does for donating half his LO salary

In a now-deleted Facebook post, former Nominated Member of Parliament Calvin Cheng questioned why Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong did not get the same recognition Pritam Singh did for donating his salary increase. In his Facebook post on Tuesday (Jul 28), Mr Cheng wrote: “In...

Netizen points out that new PAP appointees will be paid more than Pritam Singh

Singapore—The allowance to be given to the Workers’ Party leader Pritam Singh as the official Leader of the Opposition has caused a stir online these past few days, along with, of course, the announcement that Mr Pritam will be donating "50 percent of the LO salary,...

Critical Spectator says “the most handsome man in Singapore” helped get him back on Facebook

Singapore—He’s back. And with renewed (self-)righteous zeal, it appears. Polish blogger Michael Petraeus, whose page “Critical Spectator” was removed from Facebook on July 8, started posting again on Facebook on Wednesday, July 29. In one day he has posted no less than seven times, which...

Calvin Cheng praises WP’s Gerald Giam’s piece on how to solve “the $100 million TraceTogether dilemma”

Singapore—Former Nominated Member of Parliament Calvin Cheng, who is known to be a staunch supporter of the ruling party PAP administration, unexpectedly praised an article from the Workers’ Party’s Gerald Giam concerning the country’s TraceTogether device. Mr Giam had served as Non-Constituency Member of Parliament ...

Calvin Cheng: Beating the pandemic not about having zero cases; S’pore ranks 4th safest country

Singapore – Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng took to Facebook to highlight the differences between overcoming Covid-19, which New Zealand recently did, and staying safe amid the pandemic, something Singapore is excelling in, based on a Forbes report. As someone who frequently...

‘Critical Spectator’ challenges Calvin Cheng on China, gets blocked on his page

Singapore—Former Nominated Member of Parliament Calvin Cheng wrote a Facebook post on May 30 presenting arguments as to why the ‘Singapore - China Travel Bubble’ is good for the country at this time, which did not go over well with Polish blogger Michael Petraeus,...

Calvin Cheng labels those calling to end over-reliance on foreign workers in SG as “talking heads”

Singapore—Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng, who frequently airs his views on social media, weighed in on the issue of whether or not Singapore needs to ends its reliance on foreign workers. He labels most of those who make the call to...

Ex-NMP Calvin Cheng calls NDP funpack “worthwhile” but 75,000 don’t want it

Singapore -- Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng has defended the expenditure on this year's National Day Parade (NDP) funpack, although many people are petitioning against receiving it. Those against the funpack call it a "waste of money and resources", with a petition...

Calvin Cheng calls law banning social gatherings “very draconian”, then softens tone

Singapore — In response to the new law on Tuesday (April 7) banning social gatherings of any size, former Nominated Member of Parliament Calvin Cheng initially called it "very draconian", then softened the tone later. Mr Cheng attached a link from todayonline.com about the law, which...