Tag: Jamus Lim

Jamus Lim recalls his days working at Burger King as he thanks MPS volunteers

Workers' Party (WP) politician Jamus Lim recalled his days working at a Burger King outlet in his teenage years as he thanked his Meet-the-People Session (MPS) volunteers, in a recent Facebook post. Dr Lim, an economist, was elected at Sengkang GRC in the 2020 general...

Jamus Lim describes inconveniences brought by electrical outages for residents in high-rise buildings

Singapore – As the Workers’ Party (WP) parliamentarians continue walking the ground, they discover more and more concerns which make the standard of living of Singapore residents less enjoyable, such as electrical outages which inconvenience those who live in high-rise establishments. On Saturday (Sept 12),...

Jamus Lim calls for official poverty line in S’pore to be established

  Singapore – In one of the series of social media posts explaining his maiden speech in Parliament, Workers' Party (WP) parliamentarian Jamus Lim called for an official poverty line to be established in Singapore to assess the extent of the poverty which would serve...

Jamus Lim on monopoly on compassion: the current balance overwhelmingly favours efficiency

  Singapore – Opposition Workers' Party (WP) Member of Parliament (MP), Jamus Lim, took to social media to give a follow-up on the topic of 'monopoly on compassion,' a statement made by Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam in response to Mr Lim's maiden speech in Parliament. During...

6 PAP MPs challenge WP’s Jamus Lim on his speech in Parliament

Singapore – Six Members of Parliament from the People's Action Party (PAP), including Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam challenged Workers' Party (WP) MP, Jamus Lim, on his speech during the Parliament debate over minimum wage and policymaking on Thursday (September 3). Members from the online...

Loyal supporter sends bags of chocolates to Workers’ Party politicians after GE concludes

A loyal supporter sent bags of chocolates to a number of Workers' Party (WP) politicians in the weeks after the 2020 general election, in which the WP won an unprecedented 10 seats in Parliament. WP candidate Kenneth Foo Seck Guan was one of the beneficiaries...

IN FULL: Jamus Lim calls existing policy-making too tentative and “kiasu”

Singapore -- Workers' Party (WP) MP Jamus Lim, speaking in Parliament on Thursday (Sept 3), called existing policy-making too tentative and "kiasu" as he urged for more compassionate policies that result in more equitable outcomes for the people without sacrificing efficiency. In his maiden speech during...

Writer asks: By PM Lee’s logic, aren’t PAP voters free riders, too?

Singapore — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s remarks in Parliament earlier this week about free riders have ruffled more than a few feathers. On Wednesday (Sept 2), he referred to Singaporeans who voted for the opposition while expecting the People’s Action Party (PAP) to remain...

Jamus Lim disputes PM Lee’s view that opposition voters are “free riders”

Workers' Party (WP) parliamentarian Jamus Lim has disputed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's view that certain opposition voters are "free riders". In Parliament this week, PM Lee put forth a view that Singaporeans vote for the opposition while expecting his People’s Action Party (PAP) to...

Tharman tells Jamus Lim to avoid “strawman arguments”, calls them “laughable”

Singapore -- Parliamentary debates have seen many heated exchanges this week, and the Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Jamus Lim debate on wages and policymaking was no different. In his maiden speech on Thursday (Sept 3), Associate Professor Lim called for greater compassion and thoughtfulness in policymaking....