Daily Archives: 2011-04-05

Petition calls for Tin Pei Ling to be fielded in a single-member seat

The furore over Ms Tin Pei Ling’s controversial candidacy has boiled over in the form of an online petition calling for Ms Tin to be fielded in a single-member constituency (SMC). Started by one Mr Ti Kiang Heng on 4 April, the petition has started gathering traction with a few hundred signatories. Mr Ti notes in his petition covering letter that …

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MPs and Quality Control

by Dr Wong Wee Nam/ “The dangerous thing about political jokes is that some of them get elected.” – Political Jokes On 30 March 2011 when the Organising Secretary (Special Duties) of the People’s Action Party Ng Eng Hen introduced another batch of its candidates for the coming General Election, he listed what the PAP considers the four essential qualities …

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Has the PAP reached political nirvana?

Andrew Loh / “Let me say that a strong opposition is good for the PAP, is good for Singapore as well,” said Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam. He was speaking in the televised debate – “Singapore’s Future” – on Channel NewsAsia on 3 April. It is quite a departure from previous positions of Mr Tharman’s party, the People’s Action Party (PAP). The …

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SDP Vincent Wijeysingha’s appeal for clemency for Yong Vui Kong

The following letter was sent in November last year to President S R Nathan to plead for clemency for Yong Vui Kong. Your Excellency, Clemency for Yong Vui Kong In 2005, the Rotary Club of Sandakan, Sabah, launched an Education Care Programme in Sandakan. Its report stated: Sandakan: You do not have to look to other countries to find the …

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