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Daily Archives: 2011-04-07

SPP – Singapore People’s Party or Strictly Potong Pasir?

Benjamin Cheah/ The Singapore People’s Party (SPP) has consistently remained silent about its plans for the upcoming general elections. The only known candidates are Secretary-General Chiam See Tong and his wife Lina, contesting Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representative Constituency (GRC) and Potong Pasir Single Member Constituency (SMC) respectively. The SPP has surrounded itself with a blank wall of silence. But this …

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LTA overlooks Nuovo residents’ concerns on NSE

by Deborah Choo/ The Land Transport Authorities (LTA)’s decision to build the North South Expressway (NSE) along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 has deeply upset the residents at Nuovo Executive Condominium.   In January this year when LTA first announced its decision to build the NSE, Nuovo, along with nearby Castle Green and Bullion Park Condominium, had part of their …

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Straits Times’ credibility – Et tu, PM Lee?

“If you read something in the Straits Times or on CNA, you must know that it’s real.” – PM Lee, National Day Rally 2006 “Do you believe everything you read in the Straits Times?” – PM Lee responding to a student who pointed out  that according to the Straits Times, although Singapore is a First World country, it has a Third …

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Standards set too high for political talent?

The following is an excerpt of a letter published on April 6, 2011 at TODAY online. Letter from Leong Sze Hian I refer to the articles “Two-party system ‘not workable in S’pore due to shortage of talent'” and “Putting together S’pore’s next A-Team …”(April 6). The Prime Minister’s remarks that there is not enough talent to form two first-class teams …

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CNA’s Political Forum – old monkey, new tricks?

by Howard Lee/ I was away when Channel NewsAsia ran the live telecast of the Political Forum on Singapore’s Future last Saturday, but thanks to new media, I was able to view it online. But much as I would like to applaud it as a step forward in mediated engagement on politics, I can only attest that the programme was a …

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SDP: Choice of political system is the will of Singaporeans, not PAP

There is no need for the PAP to split itself to provide a two-party system in Singapore. The PAP must stop belittling and patronizing Singaporeans. We believe that Singaporeans are talented and can provide the leadership necessary for the political system we want. Singaporeans will decide the political system, not the PAP. There is no need for the PAP to …

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