Tag: WP

Misconception on appointment of independent panel by AHTC

Misconception on appointment of independent panel by AHTC

The independent panel seeking to recover alleged overpayments by the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) is not an arbitrary panel which the Workers’ Party (WP) had set up. Some say the panel was “installed” by the AHTC.  The misconception by some seems to be that the […]

Town councils – WP raises stakes, PAP demurs & drags Public Service into political arena

Town councils – WP raises stakes, PAP demurs & drags Public Service into political arena

After a 4-year long review of the Town Council Act (TCA), the government finally passed amendments to it in Parliament earlier this month. The changes, which are ostensibly to institute higher standards of governance, now grant the Minister of National Development more powers of oversight […]

Are hospital drugs prices “at the expense of low-income patients”, as ex-NCMP says?

Are hospital drugs prices “at the expense of low-income patients”, as ex-NCMP says?

Former Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP), Gerald Giam, has questioned Health Minister Gan Kim Yong’s remarks that while drugs prices at public hospitals here do include a “margin”, this is not a “profit margin”. “The minister finally acknowledges, after questioning by Mr Low Thia Khiang, […]

A political budget? Is WP’s accusation valid?

A political budget? Is WP’s accusation valid?

The Workers’ Party (WP) threw an accusation at the People’s Action Party (PAP) Government in Parliament on Tuesday, insinuating that the ruling party has designed the annual Budget to its political advantage. This, said Mr Leon Perera, the WP’s Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP), had […]