In one corner is Sitoh Yih Pin, the incumbent People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament (MP) and in the other, Jose Raymond who is an elections noob from the Singapore Peoples Party (SPP).
Prior to his civilian career, Desmond Kuek was the Chief of Defence Force in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) from 2007-2010, holding the rank of Lieutenant General.
The actual cost of hosting the historic summit incurred by the Singapore Government was approximately S$16.3 million.
7 SAF and Hometeam servicemen died in 2018 – 3 suicides, 3 training deaths, and one from abuse. The circumstances behind some of them would spark nationwide debates on the safety of NSFs and regulars, abuse in the armed forces, and the cost of national service.
It appears that the government does not trust you to make your own choices regarding your personal health, and they have decided to play the role of an obsessed, control-freak parent – dictating what you can or cannot drink.
Having 3 veteran opposition politicians eliminated could spell disaster for the WP, allowing the PAP to reclaim Aljunied GRC, which they lost in 2011. Historically, bankruptcy has been used as a tool to target political opponents.
While many academics and the Government have weighed in with their views, there is a deafening silence from the group which is directly affected by the policy ban on e-cigarettes. This crucial debate is taking place without the voice of the smoker being heard.
I can confirm that the root cause of more than 70% of the AWOL cases was related to financial problems.
“It’s definitely been a difficult situation for him. My advice to him would be to follow his dreams, follow his heart and do what he needs to do,”