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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Live updates for Tonight’s Rallies – Saturday, 30th April

The rallies tonight will commence at 7pm. Our volunteers on the ground will bring you the latest updates. 7.00 pm: CST supporter at SPP rally is wearing personalised T-shirt. Words on shirt say PAP's Stop At 2 policy prevented Singaporeans from being born. Also says "PAP import foreigner to come here and steal your 'Jobs & Homes'." SPP team arrives …

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“Emotional burden”? We should rejoice instead

Steffen Toh / I cringed when I read Minister George Yeo’s words describing how the Workers’ Party is forcing the voters in Aljunied to shoulder the heavy ‘emotional burden’ of ensuring the opposition gets a substantial voice in the Parliament. Residents there feel ‘uncomfortable’, he says, that they have to choose between ‘enlightened self-interest’ and the ‘opposition’s interests’. His words …

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Our Honest Mistake Tee is finally here! (those who ordered please take note)

Dear readers, For those who have purchased our TOC Honest Mistake T-shirt, we are happy to announce that it is finally here! However, considering that the postal office does not work over the weekends and public holidays, we estimate that the T-shirts will not arrive at your doorsteps until Wednesday. For those who do not want to wait that long, …

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Pictures from the rallies on Friday, 29 April

Workers' Party Rally - Pictures by Jean Loo   Workers'  Party Rally - Pictures by Aaron Lim   Singapore Democratic Party Rally - Pictures by Kirsten Han   National Solidarity Party Rally - Pictures by Boris Chan   Singapore People's Party Rally - Pictures by Ko Siew Huey   Workers' Party Rally - Pictures by Wallace Woon  

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The showdown in Aljunied

by Ng E-Jay/ photo credit: Aaron Lim Aljunied GRC is shaping up to be the hottest potato of GE 2011. Mr Low Thia Khiang, Secretary-General of the Worker’s Party (WP), has left his Hougang stronghold to join his colleagues Sylvia Lim, Chen Show Mao, Pritam Singh and Muhamad Faisal bin Adbul Manap in an all-out attempt in breaking the GRC …

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Freak result? What do you fear?

The following is sent to us by a TOC reader. Tan Hui Min/ photo credit: Aaron Lim at Worker's Party rally at Serangoon Stadium on 29 April GE is always an exciting time – it is the time we find Singaporeans, young and old, gathered at public spaces to listen to debates intently and wear their patriotism for Singapore on …

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Walking the road to Aljunied

by Khairulanwar Zaini/ photos by Jean Loo, Aaron Lim and Jing Quan   With their gunsights sharply trained on Aljunied, the Workers’ Party’s charm offensive has begun in earnest. The party returned to Serangoon Stadium, the site of their memorable final electoral rally in 2006. That campaign concluded with a pledge recital led by party chairperson Sylvia Lim, but even …

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I don’t know how to vote, but do you?

This note was first published on the author's Facebook page. He has given TOC the permission to republish it. by Clement Chio/ 5 years ago, I was just another typical University student. I can’t say I was extremely interested in politics back then but really, you can’t blame me because everyone was talking about ‘adult’ issues. I had more pressing …

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Dealing with democracy from young

by Ow Shi Hong/ I address the article titled “Study details of Opposition’s proposed policies, ask for explanations: DPM Wong” in Today, April 11 2011.   What gnawed at and was paramount to me was my cognisance that the DPM deemed the stating of the advice to be warranted. I wondered if his act inadvertently highlights a malaise - some sort …

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