19 Oct '11, 1am

WP MPs @ChenShowMao and @geraldgiam's maiden Parliament speeches met with robust rebuttal by PAP counterparts

SINGAPORE - Two Workers' Party Members of Parliament made their maiden speeches in the House yesterday, only to see their arguments met with robust rebuttals by People's Action Party (PAP) MPs. One protracted exchange was between WP Non-Constituency MP Gerald Giam and PAP MP Christopher De Souza (Holland-Bukit Timah GRC), with WP chief Low Thia Khiang (Aljunied GRC) joining the fray to seek clarification. Another involved WP's Chen Show Mao (Aljunied GRC), who was taken to task by PAP's Dr Teo Ho Pin (Bukit Panjang) for the lack of specifics in the Opposition MP's speech. Mr Giam had taken issue with the Government's policies on healthcare, public housing and public transport, which he argued "has gone too far down the road of pursuing free market efficiency, often to the detriment of the elderly and low wage workers". "At a time when our citizens are exposed to heightened...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Hotnews/EDC111019-0000206/WP-s...

Tweets

Opposition MPs' maiden speeches in Parliament -...

sg.news.yahoo.com 18 Oct '11, 11pm

While he acknowledged the government's move to increase the supply of flats, he pointed to the current housing shortage an...

Thank you for all the support! My speech on MOM...

mom.gov.sg 19 Oct '11, 2pm

Before I close, I commend Mr. Yaw Shin Leong for his enthusiasm, his commitment, although he did say I was boasting about ...

Parliament: Workers' Party chairman Sylvia Lim spars with PAP MPs over happiness gauge

Parliament: Workers' Party chairman Sylvia Lim ...

straitstimes.com 18 Oct '11, 3am

Ms Sylvia Lim said international opinion showed that GDP is inadequate to represent the state of happiness or sustainabili...

President's speech sees robust debate: Singapor...

todayonline.com 17 Oct '11, 9pm

Singapore - The first sitting of Singapore's 12th Parliament's was kicked off yesterday with a debate on the President's A...

[TOC] Low Thia Khiang: Members of WP were criti...

theonlinecitizen.com 22 Oct '11, 6pm

Thank you Mr low, please continue to wake LHL from his slumber. The “writing of the new chapter” aired in CNA and taken ha...

MPs call for review of housing, healthcare policies - Channel News Asia

MPs call for review of housing, healthcare poli...

channelnewsasia.com 17 Oct '11, 2pm

SINGAPORE: Housing and healthcare were among a wide range of topics raised as MPs started the parliamentary debate on the ...

Workers' Party MP Chen Show Mao makes plea for ...

straitstimes.com 19 Oct '11, 5am

Workers' Party (WP) MP Chen Show Mao (Aljunied GRC) on Tuesday made a plea for more tolerance of different points of view....

Chen Show Mao's Maiden Speech in Parliament Rocks! #sgpolitics #sgelections #chenshowmao

Chen Show Mao's Maiden Speech in Parliament Roc...

alvinology.com 19 Oct '11, 11am

Singapore is an expression of that core position of diversity, and this must include political diversity in this day and a...

Parliament opens with MPs debating President's Address

Parliament opens with MPs debating President's ...

straitstimes.com 17 Oct '11, 6am

Members of Parliament (MPs) on Monday began debating the President's address, kicking off the first Parliamentary sitting ...