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They are doing this because?

They are doing this because?

Why do I get the feeling that the authorities are doing all this – going out of their way, giving the workers bento meals, special video messages from the Manpower Minister herself, the PM mentioning them specially and giving them assurances, ministers personally handing out food to the workers (pictured here), etc –... 

The caring of over 300,000 foreign workers became government’s responsibility, was started with a simple pledge.

The caring of over 300,000 foreign workers became government’s responsibility, was started with a simple pledge.

On Apr10, PM Lee made a pledge to families of foreign workers in the dormitories: “We feel responsible for their well-being. We will do our best to take care of their health, livelihood and welfare here, and to let them go home, safe and sound, to you.” (ST11-4-20). On Apr20, in his fourth address, PM Lee made another pledge: “To... 

A strong mandate or a strong voice?

A strong mandate or a strong voice?

There have been recent calls by the ruling party for a strong mandate to tackle the current crisis and the challenges ahead. It is puzzling why a strong mandate is needed when a government’s performance is not directly related to the number of seats it controls in parliament. The disappointing performance in tackling the Covid-19... 



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