Monthly Archives: March 2011

Field Tin Pei Ling in an SMC and let voters decide

From sgpolitics.net Ng E-jay/ I am glad that Mr Siew Kum Hong has come out to defend PAP candidate’s Tin Pei Ling’s right to privacy. With that out of the way, however, it is now time to address a serious political issue. If the PAP fields Tin Pei Ling in a GRC like Marine Parade, for instance, it would only …

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Let the people decide: Mrs Lina Chiam

Vicki Yang / Benjamin Cheah / Lina Chiam is proud of the office of the Potong Pasir Town Council.  Located at Block 121 in the Single-member Constituency, it was fought for by Mr Chiam See Tong in 1984, when he first won the elections in that ward. It was only five years later that the Housing and Development Board (HDB) …

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GRC system: Wool over eyes (Part 6 of 6)

In Part 5 of a series of articles on the GRC system, Rajiv Chaudhry refutes the justifications the Government has given for the need for GRCs. In this final installment, he calls for a return to the SMC system as a step to bring about true democracy Part 6: We don't need the wool Why was there a need to make changes to …

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Reflecting on “Reflections” – A review of Mah Bow Tan’s book (Part 6 of 9)

This is a review from a statistical perspective, wherever possible, of the book “Reflections on housing a nation”, launched on 22 March. (You can read it here for free and save yourself ten dollars. – Editor) Leong Sze Hian/ In Part Six (“Are HDB flats affordable?”), the Minister for National Development wrote: “Another widely-accepted measure is the debt-service-ratio (DSR), which …

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TOC Editorial: Will Tin Pei Lin backfire?

The following excerpt is from TOC GE 2011. TOC Editorial/ Let’s get this out of the way: private photos of recently unveiled 27 year-old PAP candidate Ms Tin Pei Lin procured from her Facebook site are not fair game. Neither is insinuating Ms Tin married the Principle Private Secretary (PPS) of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the age of …

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I’ve never left Singapore – SDP’s Dr Vincent Wijeysingha

Joshua Chiang/ “I've always thought that period from ’68 onwards was the period that PAP started consolidating and regrouping because ’67 all the Barisan walked out,” Dr Vincent Wijeysingha tells me. “Then ’68 when they brought in the Employment Act and the Industrial Relations Amendment Act, that was the time when they really began to consolidated their power.” Dr Wijeysingha …

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Tin Pei Lin vs Chen Show Mao – and a very scary thought

The following is an excerpt of an article posted today on blog onesingaporean.   Despite what Lim Boon Heng, that minister who has been without a portfolio for some 15 years, has said, the PAP’s slate of new candidates are a dud. At least as far as I am concerned. I can’t remember any time in the past where the …

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