I got this via email and i had to share this. Gives us a preview of what is happening at the neighbors against what we have here at home .
Singaporeans will receive a total of S$6.6 billion of benefits in the 2011 Singapore Budget announced by Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on Friday.
$3.2 billion Grow and Share Package: The average Singaporean household will receive S$3,500 from this year’s Budget. This will come from the S$3.2 billion to be spent on the “Grow and Share Package” and S$3.4 billion in longer-term Social Investments for households this year.
All adult Singaporeans will also receive Growth Dividends to share the fruits of last year’s exceptional economic growth. The majority of Singaporeans – 80% – will get $600 to $800 each. Continue reading »
Insightful video which everyone has to watch!
The 12th General Election did not only result in the change of government in four states or the lost of Barisan Nasional two-thirds majority in Parliament. It brought along many practices never seen before in the government system. In Selangor, a body under the state assembly was formed to monitor the use of public funds.
In the federal Parliament the increasing presence of opposition representatives has resulted in more serious debates. Today, UMNO and Barisan Nasional has started speaking the language of change. However, the real reform process is not as easy as voting on polling day.
Im no sign board builder but RM800,00 for signages? Well apparently thats how much it cost to put up these sign board. Got this email which is below that will give you the thoughts of a distressed.
Can you blame him? Kena rob man! Serious! Continue reading »
Its all over the news, BN’s Supreme Council meeting last week, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, who is also Umno vice president, was tasked with looking into amending the BN’s constitution to enable direct-membership to individuals and groups who wish to associate with the coalition but do not want to join any of its component parties.
Good move? Not good enough for me but its a good step in the right direction.
Anyway, this move wont be easy to implement and one of its “core party” has already spoken
The MIC is expected to resist the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition’s proposal to allow membership for friendly individuals, political parties and non-governmental organisations. This is because the party, which boasts of 630,000 members, will lose its “monopoly” at the Barisan supreme council when it comes to Indian matters if other Indian-based political parties are allowed to join, say political pundits.
Good news for Indians in the country! Soon the “tiger” will be loosing its tooth and if you vote for the rulling coalition. What does this mean?
The MIC will definitely lose its dominance but it will be a boon to the Indian community as the Barisan leadership will be able to hear directly the problems faced by Indians, generally from various parties, rather than just from the MIC alone,” said former MIC vice-president Tan Sri M. Mahalingam.
What do i think about this? Continue reading »
After the previous election, it was clear that the people’s voice was being finally heard. Not because BN lost states and a significant majority but because there were signs that people want something and the polls were reflecting that very sentiment. Then there was some drama with the PM and his decision to step down and the succesor being decided etc…
Then the hostile take over of Perak happened! It was very tragic in the way the govt was thrown out and a new govt was formed without the mandate from the people. As a nuetral, one would think that if the govt didnt have the mojority a election would be called to let the people decide on who should govern them.
Simple logic, there always will be bad apples in any basket.. It can be a dark blue,dark blue or event a white basket. But how should we deal with these bad apples? Remove them and let the people decide who should replace them maybe?
Anyway..It was truly sad in the way things have unfolded isnt it? Not because Pakatan lost power but how the people were undermind! I spoke to many friends who voted in that state and the sentiments is clear, most are dissapointed.
Below is some polls that have been done since : Continue reading »