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About kjeyaretnam

I'm a Singaporean economist who became an opposition activist. I blog to provide an alternative to the porkies that the Pinkies tell. It just so happens that my alternative is the truth. That's why I've never been sued in any civil or criminal court no matter how hard hitting my criticism. I'm quoted and interviewed and asked to speak across the world but largely censored in Singapore in an effort to silence my political opinions. The left hate me because they think I split their vote and because I eschew their outmoded economic models. Models that don't work. The Right and the Conservatives hate me because I'm a liberal. I'm not sure what the middle think of me. I don't think there are more than a handful of people in the middle, here in Singapore. I'm a Singaporean born and bred, dual heritage, my parents Singaporean established here before the State of Singapore was created. I'm not Eurasian. I read economics at Cambridge and could be broadly described as from the Keynesian school but I believe in interventions. I was formerly a successful hedge fund manager. After economics and politics my greatest interests are history, film and Makan. I run but I run so I can eat like a Singaporean.

Lee Hsien Loong Has Filed A Summary Judgment Against Me For The CPF Case

Lee Hsien Loong Has Filed A Summary Judgment Against Me For The CPF Case.

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Reform Party Anniversary 2009 Dinner Speech by Secretary General Kenneth Jeyaretnam

Good Evening, Ladies and Gentlemen.  I would like to extend a warm welcome to you, on this the Reform Party’s First Anniversary Dinner. It is good to see so many people here tonight, diplomats from around the world and representatives … Continue reading

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Reform Party Calls for a Stimulus Package of $2.5 Billion

Reform Party notes the announcement by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on 14 April 2014 that advance estimates of Singapore’s GDP growth during Q1 2014 show the economy’s quarterly growth rate slowing to just 0.1% at an annualized … Continue reading

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The RP’s Response to Budget 2011

My Fellow Singaporeans, Don’t you get the feeling that this is a government that lurches from day to day and has no long term plan?  That there is no one today who is the equal of Dr. Goh Keng Swee … Continue reading

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Rally for Reform-An Invitation to Make It Right for Singapore

Dear Fellow Singaporean,  It has taken a lot of your blood, sweat and tears over some nearly 50 years for Singaporeans to get to where we are today. But the next election is not about where we have been and … Continue reading

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Why the PAP’s pre-Election Budget will still shortchange Singaporeans

In his speech to the PAP Conference on 27th November, PM Lee said that Singaporeans could expect a good Budget because government revenues had been better than expected. The Reform Party is not surprised by this.  The real question is … Continue reading

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Fresh Challenges and the New Political Playing Field

(The following is an excerpt of Kenneth Jeyaretnam’s speech at Political Dialogue @NUSS) I do not believe that there are any fresh challenges this election as compared with 2006. The issues remain more or less the same although now they … Continue reading

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