police power in Little India shows the institutional challenge side of story.
It also posts a constitutional struggle for being a police state by giving extra
power to the police. ] The publication of “The Singapore Constitution: A Brief Introduction”#1 by a
group of SMU students clearly shows that there is a lack of constitutional
education in Singapore. In addition to the insufficient education, ‘3 out 4
local lawyers leave practice in the first 10 years practising law’ indicates the
constitutional struggles in Singapore. Why is there no interest in fighting
justice in the Courts? Very few Singaporeans have in fact a serious
understanding of our Constitution, even within the law practice
challenge can come from external factors as shown in the Little India riot. But the
greatest institutional challenge may be the philosophical questions of ‘are we
proud of being Singaporeans’ and ‘Singapore belongs to whom – rich or poor Singaporeans’. Since in…
The PAP is
using $1000 to showcase the targeted democratic socialism announced last year.
Cleaners and guards will have a guided basic wage of $1000 per month. And the PAP claims that this is not minimum wage.
Only affected companies need to comply if they want to renew their licenses and
stay in business. What is the
difference between a targeted wage and a minimum wage? We don’t know as we have
to watch the development whether all Singapore workers will demand for $1000
per month when applying for a job. Now,
there is a targeted wage rate, will other industries follow or not? More
importantly, will this close the gap between the rich and the poor? Most likely
not, from $800 to $1000 looks like a big increase of 20%, but what is $200 per
month to a high income earner? So, this
is a targeted approach, just like a 5-year plan, how often will it adjust?
Or, the target is set intentionally low - an outdated calculation just to
showcase the so-called democratic socialism. Because there …