Daily Archives: 2008-03-12

From blogger to politician – in Singapore?

In the recent Malaysian elections, blogger Jeff Ooi stood as a candidate for the opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP) in Penang’s Jelutong Parliamentary seat and won. His margin of victory was a whopping 16,246 votes. (The Star) It was Ooi’s first attempt in an election. Will we see Singapore bloggers doing a Jeff Ooi, entering the political fray as candidates? …

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In response to MM Lee’s Washington Post article on Iraq

By Koh Jie Kai Once more, Minister Mentor Lee inflicts his wisdom upon the world – this time, telling America that it should not be pulling out of Iraq. Yet for all you cynics out there, don’t dismiss Mr Lee’s opinion as a vanity stunt. I think the man is trying to get the attention of congressmen and other important …

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