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Daily Archives: 2011-04-18

TOC Blog Feature: Pork barrel politics in S’pore by PAP

Excerpts from Singapore Lighthouse: PAP Government had ran out of ideas during every General Elections. They always uses Pork Barrel Politics in Singapore Election goodies to entice Singaporeans to vote for them. Instead of looking into minimum wages, welfare of the aging population, high cost of housing and cost of living, the PAP still resort to Pork Barrel Politics…. Of …

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Dr Chee under virtual house arrest during elections?

From TOC’s General Election website: Dr Chee’s status as an undischarged bankrupt has made him unable to contest the upcoming elections. The Parliamentary Elections Act, provision 83 states: ‘No person who is an undischarged bankrupt shall take part in any election activity’. And this is the reason for his apparent ‘house arrest’. Therefore, could the simple act of chatting with …

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Scrutiny of manifestos – PAP’s double-standards?

“Like in all brochures the companies put out, it is beyond just what’s being written there. You’ve got to drill down to the details as to what exactly do they mean by their specific recommendations. When people look at all these items, they should perhaps look into the details or perhaps ask for better explanation as to how these policies …

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Take responsibility, we are a meritocratic society

Brandon Ngo It used to be the case when we knew how to take responsibility. When I came home from school with a less than satisfactory grade on my test paper, I would be punished by my parents. I accepted it, because I knew that I was the reason why I failed, and I had to take the blame. The …

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Making his dream in Singapore

Deborah Choo/ Almark Pantilag’s story is one of the rarer ones in Singapore today. For him, Singapore represents a land of opportunities, a place of social security and a place he eventually wishes to call home. Of course, many foreign workers have that rosy notion of Singapore before they came, but had it dashed after being exploited in a foreign …

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Did Tin Pei Ling contravene elections rule?

On 28 March 2011, the People’s Action Party (PAP) introduced one of its new candidates, Ms Tin Pei Ling, which it intends to field in the upcoming General Election. Shortly after the formal introduction of Ms Tin at a press conference, a video of Ms Tin was made available online, on Youtube and on the PAP website. In the video, titled …

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PAP manifesto video slammed by viewers

A video by the People’s Action Party on Youtube has been roundly slammed by viewers. The six and a half minute video is an animated version of the PAP’s election manifesto, which is titled “Securing Our Future Together.” The manifesto and slogan was unveiled by the PAP on Sunday at the party’s youth wing’s 25th anniversary celebration, and the video …

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