Politics and friendship don’t mix

I have been a critic of the ruling party in Singapore; have been told by some well meaning friends that I need to be careful. Frankly, at my age, turning 60 next year, there is really nothing for me to fear.  Politics is about our lives and choices we make.  All of us have different…

Six months after Sep 11, 2015

It has been six months since the last GE.  The people have decided that we only need the MIW and MIB as elected MPs in Parliament.  Recently, the G announced changes to the political system and possibly even the way Singaporeans get the new President next year. It has not exactly been a quiet 6…

11 September

In 5 days, Singapore goes to the polls.  Apart from the fact that this is also the nation’s 50th birthday, it is the first election where Mr Lee Kuan Yew is not present.  We will all know if Singaporeans want to preserve the status quo or if they are prepared to set higher standards for…

Election season – my take

We have had people in different colour shirts pitching their vision for Singapore. In the past, we were promised the Swiss standard of living ( do the Swiss work 18 hours a day ?), now the Chairman of one party has promised, if re-elected, to build a swimming pool in his consituency! Who is paying…

Eve of the eve

Today 7 August is a public holiday in Singapore. This is one of those rare occasions where the weekends and also the preceding and following Fridays and Monday are holidays, resulting in a superlong weekend. Of course it is Singapore’s 50th birthday and people have a good reason to take a well deserved break. By…