Political observers call for review of Singapore’s criteria of Presidential candidates and propose 5 year waiting period for political leaders

Singaporean political observers express concern over the significantly higher eligibility criteria for private-sector presidential candidates compared to public-sector candidates, calling for adjustments.

Some also suggest a five year waiting period for aspiring political leaders after leaving their party before allowed to partake in the presidential election.

Notably, The Workers’ Party has earlier reiterated its position that the current qualification criteria favor PAP candidates and has called for a return to a ceremonial presidency instead of an elected one.

“Unacceptable”: BERSIH voices grave concern over DPM Zahid’s DNAA acquittal on corruption charges

In response to the recent development, the Coalition for Clean and Fair Election (BERSIH) expresses deep concern about the Discharge Not Amounting to Acquittal (DNAA) granted to Deputy Prime Minister Zahid on all 47 corruption charges involving millions from YAB.

They demand an explanation for this move despite a prima facie case and transparency on potential new charges.

BERSIH stressed that Malaysians are sick of seeing this correlation: Those who stay in power forever stay innocent, while those who lose power also lose their innocence.

Navigating the high seas of rare disease rreatment in Singapore: A deep dive into Sherry Toh’s experience and the current health policies

Singapore’s healthcare system grapples with the high cost of treating rare diseases. Patient advocate Sherry Toh, battling Spinal Muscular Atrophy, highlights the dichotomy between life-altering treatments and their exorbitant prices.

Critics, like Dr Paul Ananth Tambyah, argue that the Rare Disease Fund’s selective coverage is insufficient, calling for reforms, including aggressive price negotiations and possible local production of expensive drugs.