Monday, 29 Feb 2016
A total of 62 MPs spoke during the five-day debate on the President's Address, and it was a special occasion for 18 of the PAP's newly-elected MPs as they delivered their maiden speeches in the House. They raised issues ranging from education, flexible work arrangements for new mothers, tripartism, as well as their concerns on the future of the Singapore economy. Petir takes a snapshot at some of the suggestions and ideas from these first-term parliamentarians.
"One of our key success factors has been our ability to stay connected to the world, and be open to new ideas and talent from abroad. The critical thing is that when we open up, we do not lose our identity and we must continue to ensure that Singaporeans remain at the core of everything we do. There will be tensions, but we must find a way to strike a good balance between these objectives."
GPCs were introduced to act as a form of shadow opposition. The 12 GPC chairmen tell Petir their plans.
PCF kindergartens and childcare centres offer modern, integrated teaching approaches that are comparable to most private kindergartens and childcare centres.
The PAP Community Foundation (PCF) has come a long way since it was established 30 years ago.
We are building on the enhancements introduced in the last few years to give our staff more opportunities to grow their careers with PCF.
Both Mr Sitoh Yih Pin and Ms Tin Pei Ling talked to Petir about what kept them going despite setbacks that would have dented the confidence of many other people.
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.
Gambas, Limbang and Punggol West may be new party branches but they have hit the ground running to serve residents. Petir finds out how the teams managed to get going so quickly.
Ms Cheryl Chan talks about her so-called “ice-maiden” image and how her singlehood became an ice-breaker with residents.
New WW Exco wants to boost political education within the Party, and attract new members.