National Day Rally 2010

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National Day Rally 2010

Postby tankee » Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:07 pm

What's your view of this year National Day Rally?

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Postby ponyo » Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:46 pm

a little disappointing initially - no big goodies announced mah :P but as I listened on, it seems that the PM was fighting all the recent negative comments /perceptions in 1 fell swoop (e.g. announcing measures to stabilise the property market, announcing new trains,higher frequency and lines for the trains and buses to placate the masses on the ever-full trains, more cautious approach towards immigration and reading out favourable letters/comments on YOG -- to defray all the noise about the lousy catered food etc).

In short, I think it signals a coming election...

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Postby WeiHan » Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:53 pm

It looks like the government can know our plight if they choose to...they didn't send a MP or minister to take a train during off peak hour and then announce that our transport infrastruture is sufficient....people should be flexible and adjust the time they take public transport blar blar blar...

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Postby KSP » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:00 pm

No ang-pao means election not so soon.

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Postby Trapwithin » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:31 pm

KSP wrote:No ang-pao means election not so soon.


Then maybe it would be after the Budget 2011

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Re: National Day Rally 2010

Postby 3Boys » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:42 pm

tankee wrote:What's your view of this year National Day Rally?


Sad that PM needs to keep repeating to Singaporeans, that which is patently obvious.

Glad that he went as far as to suggest that a broader, holistic approach in tertiary education, catering to high achievers as well as the plodders may attract higher fees. Shows that the g'ment is regaining some semblance of a spine in not ceding to every call for goodies.

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Postby Brenda10 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:21 pm

Very happy when heard about there would be 7 more IP School and hopefully they implement it very fast. If possible can start this Nov'10 for Secondary 1 posting......

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Postby Way2GO » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:28 pm

ponyo wrote:a little disappointing initially - no big goodies announced mah :P but as I listened on, it seems that the PM was fighting all the recent negative comments /perceptions in 1 fell swoop (e.g. announcing measures to stabilise the property market, announcing new trains,higher frequency and lines for the trains and buses to placate the masses on the ever-full trains, more cautious approach towards immigration and reading out favourable letters/comments on YOG -- to defray all the noise about the lousy catered food etc).

In short, I think it signals a coming election...


Dat is a given.
d question is how soon?

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Postby Lilac66 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:30 pm

KSP wrote:No ang-pao means election not so soon.
Actually, it's also ang pao from another angle. At least they are addressing all the legitimate concerns of Singaporeans , whether foreign talents, education etc, all close to our hearts. But he gave up on the childbearing part. :D

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Re: National Day Rally 2010

Postby Way2GO » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:37 pm

KSP wrote:No ang-pao means election not so soon.


3Boys wrote:Sad that PM needs to keep repeating to Singaporeans, that which is patently obvious.

Glad that he went as far as to suggest that a broader, holistic approach in tertiary education, catering to high achievers as well as the plodders may attract higher fees. Shows that the g'ment is regaining some semblance of a spine in not ceding to every call for goodies.


I beg to differ, fren.

The sweeteners of past years are not going to appease the citizenry this time round;
d discontent runs much deeper wrt housing, jobs, transportation n education.
This host of problems were associated, rightly or wrongly,
with the huge influx of immigrants n ‘FTs’.
D gahmen of d day recognizes this n d PM spent a good part of his speech
addressing d issue of immigrant n foreign workers n associated issues.
Did u notice he didn’t use d term foreign talent like bf? :wink:

Less than half a year ago, d PM said this country will allow in 100,000 FW;
now he says dis will be adjusted to 80,000.
Isn’t dis proof dat d gahmen listens to d citizenry outcry?
Isn’t dat a good thing?
The measures to be taken were all aimed, at first sight, at mollifying the
ground in preparation for the coming election.

Expanding d education system to cater to a broader range of academic abilities
n other talents is a good move which shd hv been recognized n implemented earlier;
PSLE shd not be d only gateway dat determines a child’s future so early in life.
Children shd be given every opportunity to find a path to succeed in life or
at least earn a decent living n be a useful citizen.
Recall d heated debates about MT earlier dis year?
U see, d gahmen also listens to u n other parents in a similar plight too; though in a round-about way. :lol:
Now, isn’t dis a good thing? :lol:
or d gahmen has no spine? :wink:

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