61 % - We should be prudent in our spending and consider the cost and benefit carefully. 20 % - The expansion will provide better connectivity to all parts of Singapore. 15 % - We have an adequate network already and should avoid further expansion as it is extremely costly. 5 % - We need to expand the network to cater to a rapid increase in population.
Which change in the democratic process do you like most?
Here are the responses: (43 Votes)
30 % - Election to be spread, so that one fifth of constituencies go for voting each year with GRCs being replaced by single member constituencies 30 % - Ministers to be appointed from outside Parliament, so that MPs can focus on their role as law makers. 26 % - MPs are required to vote on bills using their independent judgment and not follow the party direction. 14 % - Elect the president directly (and not through Parliament)
38 % - It is important to keep the NRIC private. 27 % - Even if the NRIC is known, another party cannot access the record without the password. 24 % - The NRIC is an important way to identify a person and should be used transparently. 11 % - There is no harm when the NRIC is known to the public.
An easy way to run a country is to leave all matters to the market.
But the market can get out of hand, just like property prices and rental.
Some people said that it is difficult to regulate rentals.
The Germans have found a solution. It is not perfect, but it is better than letting the market run amok.
Here are the key elements of the approach taken by Germany.
a) For new rentals, they do not control the rentals. b) For renewals they protect the existing tenant by regulating the rentals not to exceed 10% above the average rentals for the area. c) The increase in rental should not exceed 20% over a three year period. d) Special adjustment can be made for improvement in property, but in practice it is difficult for landlord to justify a large increase.
This approach is fair. It is market based, but does not allow the landlord to increase the rental for existing tenants to an arbitrarily high level.
68 % - It is important to protect data privacy for online transactions. 23 % - The concern are exaggerated by parties that have a commercial interest to provide the solutions. 8 % - The concern is exaggerated, as the breached data are not usually not serious. 3 % - Online passwords are usually well protected.
Should enrolment in local universities be increased for local students?
Here are the responses: (45 Votes)
56 % - We need to give more places for local students to get a degree. 27 % - We should give promote people based on experience and performance, rather than on a degree. 16 % - We should give better wages for non graduate jobs to encourage more people to take up these jobs and prevent the over supply of graduates. 2 % - We should discourage people from spending three or four years on getting knowledge that they do not need for their future careers.
Why did Lee HY decide to provide the deposit for Jolovan Wham's appeal?
Here are the responses: (44 Votes)
41 % - He wants to do what he considers to be morally right. 34 % - He is unhappy with the actions taken by the govt against his wife and son. 25 % - He was to give Jolovan Wham a fair hearing. 0 % - He wants to take part in the next general election.
Was the 2019 general election in Indonesia carried out fairly?
Here are the responses: (38 Votes)
45 % - The demonstrators were probably paid to participate in the protests. 29 % - It was carried out fairly and properly. 16 % - Observers from international bodies have reported that the process was fair. 11 % - It was carried out in a questionable manner and caused many people to demonstrate against it.
Mdm X had some misunderstanding with her daughter in law. The son sided his wife and severed relationship with his mother. This occurred more than 40 years ago. They did not reconcile their differences.
Mdm X, who was almost 90 years old, was seriously ill, She knew that her death was imminent. She asked her daughter to telephone her son and asked him to visit her before she died. She sat in the living room for the whole day waiting for her son. He did not show up.
Mdm X passed away the following day. The son refused to attend her wake and funeral.
The behavior of the dishonorable son was unforgivable. No matter how bad was the quarrel, which had occurred more than four decades earlier, he should have visited his mother before she died and gave her the peace of mind that she has sought.
The Land Transport Authority spend $4.85 billion to build the last three stations of the Circle Line. This is 5 times of the average cost per km for the earlier phases of the line.
The finance minister should use his financial control to reject the building of this last stage, due to high cost.
If this last stage is not build, the people living near the last three stations still use other modes of public transport, e.g. buses or the existing lines - although the connection may not be so convenient.
Anyway, they had already coped with the MRT system without this three stations for the past 10 to 20 years.
If we do not spend the $4.85 billion, the government could have given a bonus of $1,400 for every citizen - senior, adult, children, i.e. $4.85 billion divided by 3.47 million citizens).
A family of 4 could get $5,600 as bonus. It will go a long way to relieve the financial stress (money not enough) for many families.
We should be more prudent on infrastructure spending. If we can reduce the unnecessary spending, we can give a bonus to the citizens or reduce (or even abolish GST).
What should be the strategy for the non PAP parties?
Here are the responses: (47 Votes)
49 % - Form a coalition and have a common manifesto to offer voters the choice of electing a non PAP government 40 % - Have a common goal to deny the PAP a two thirds majority in the next general election. 11 % - Allow each non PAP party to contest its constituencies on its own manifesto but avoid three corner fights. 0 % - Continue their current practice and let the voters make the final decision.
Which of the following event caused most damage to LHL's reputation?
Here are the responses: (57 Votes)
46 % - Dispute with his siblings over LKY's will. 23 % - Sue citizens over small matters. 19 % - Appoint inexperienced people as ministers with high salaries. 9 % - Appoint his wife as CEO of sovereign wealth fund. 4 % - Bad outcome over foreign policy initiatives.
Which is the best way for Heng SK to rebuild a sense of unity?
Here are the responses: (54 Votes)
48 % - Improve trust and accountability 24 % - Find another way to recruit ministers at half of the current salary. 15 % - Pass a "freedom of information" law 7 % - Change the CEO of Temasek Holdings - the incumbent has reached retirement age. 6 % - Change or repeal POFMA (fake news law)