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Lim Biow Chuan

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Be Specific About Consumer Safeguards

In the call for stronger consumer safeguards – after the abrupt closure of gym chain California Fitness, leading nearly 400 former customers to contact the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) “to seek advice on getting refunds of membership fees paid” (TODAY, Jul. 23) – remarks by members of parliament (MP) lack one thing: specificity. MP and Case president Lim Biow Chuan said that consumer protection is inadequate, but the Ministry of Trade and Industry has not gone beyond its remark to “review the feedback on prepayment protection”. MP Liang Eng Hwa wants to protect consumers without stifling “promising enterprises”, but neither posited specific recommendations nor specified how a balance could be struck. Continue reading

SMRT’s Saw Phaik Hwa Resigns, Mountbatten MP Lim Biow Chuan’s Two Cents’ Worth

My interest, however, was piqued by an intriguing side comment made by Mountbatten Member of Parliament Mr. Lim Biow Chuan: “It would be a bit sad if she resigned because of Internet comments. For the public to say the top must resign for every single fault, I’m not comfortable with that. I wouldn’t say that is public accountability – it’s wanting a pound of flesh”. Continue reading

People’s Association: Searching For A Way Forward

Therefore, moving forward from these exchanges, stakeholders should be looking at constructive ways to work around these rigid constraints, and simultaneously introduce recommendations and amendments for the People’s Association. Continue reading

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