Wednesday, 14 Sep 2016
Dr Janil Puthucheary shares with Petir his enthusiasm about exciting changes brought on by technology. Although there are relentless changes from technology, he points out we can harness them to create future pathways.
It's the future that interests him most - and rightly so. As Minister of State of the Communications and Information Ministry, Dr Janil Puthucheary is working on the Smart Nation initiative, exploring ways how technology can solve social and economic problems. In a similar capacity in the Ministry of Education, he is committed to improving the education of the early childhood and special needs groups, as well as looking at IT issues related to education in a Smart Nation.
It has been 37 years since the PAP won a by-election in a single seat. The last time we did so was in 1979.
Founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's qualities are a source of inspiration for activist Hamidah Aidillah Binte Mustafa who most admires his fearlessness.
Ms Rahayu Mahzam talks about the energy in her constituency, and how she is grateful for having a "Tiger mum".
Baey Yam Keng made a mark by being himself. Petir catches up with him to find out about his position on various issues, including his use of social media.
Ms Cheryl Chan talks about her so-called “ice-maiden” image and how her singlehood became an ice-breaker with residents.
Labour chief Chan Chun Sing is heading the executive committee of the party's headquarters (HQ Exco), having taken over from DPM Teo Chee Hean. He tells Petir his new responsibilities.
Ms Cheng Li Hui was a volunteer-turned-MP after GE2015. Petir caught up with her recently on her new role.