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Daily Archives: 2011-04-25

Balakrishnan issues statement on Vincent Wijeysingha video

Andrew Loh People's Action Party (PAP) candidate for Holland-Bukit Timah Group Representation Constituency (GRC), Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, made comments about a YouTube video that would raise “awkward questions” for the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP). His comments were reported in the Sunday Times, 24 April. Dr Balakrishnan and his team from the PAP are being challenged by the SDP team in the …

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PAP flags – contravening Parliamentary Elections Act? (Updated)

Members of the public have observed that party flags of the People's Action Party (PAP) are being displayed around Singapore. The question some are asking is whether such display of party flags constitute a contravention of the Parliamentary Elections Act (PEA). Flags in Tampines Avenue 2 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS ACT (CHAPTER 218, SECTIONS 78, 78A AND 102) PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS (ELECTION ADVERTISING) …

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HDB – S’poreans’ billions of ‘reserves’ raided?

Leong Sze Hian / I refer to the reports "WP rebuts Minister's criticisms of its housing proposals" and "WP 'not looking to raid reserves'" (ST, Apr 22). The former states that: "The WP had said it would lower flat prices by paying less for state land. Mr Mah said this amounted to an "illegal raid on the reserves", leaving less for future …

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Why Nicole Seah, Crystal Chow and students matter

Karen Tse PAP's strategic move to engage youths – the induction of Miss Tin Pei Ling into its fold - proved to be not so strategic after all. In fact, it has certainly backfired to a large extent. Say hi to Tin Pei Ling's antithesis, Nicole Seah of the NSP, who has been very well-received since her "burst" onto the …

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Singapore Pte Ltd – a letter

Samuel Lai Dearest PAP, You have been running Singapore like a business, like a corporation, where you are the top management, where the people of Singapore are your employees and where all other institutions like education, health and transport, are your subsidiaries. No sir, this is not Singapore Pte Ltd, and we are not working for you. Every policy that …

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Long-time PAP supporter disappointed with Mah

D Lim I refer to Mr Mah Bow Tan’s rebuttal to WP’s proposal on pegging HDB prices to median salaries. Let me preface my comment by saying that I have been an ardent supporter of PAP policies over the years, and I think they have done an exceptional job. However, for this particular issue, it appears that WP’s position is …

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The “freak result” bogeyman

Ng E-Jay The old playbook of the People’s Action Party (PAP) has been brought out again. After failing in their attempt to cast aspersions on the Worker’s Party’s (WP) star candidate Chen Show Mao, the PAP has once again resorted to the politics of fear. On Saturday, Education Minister Ng Eng Hen warned Bishan Toa-Payoh residents at the launch of …

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Tan Jee Say’s paper on New Economy – reproduced here in full

Andrew Loh Mr Tan Jee Say is one of the four Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) candidates for the Holland-Bukit Timah Group Representation Constituency (GRC) for the upcoming General Election. Mr Tan, 57, was with the Ministry of Trade and Industry from 1979 to 1985 where he headed economic and manpower planning and also served as secretary to the late Dr Albert Winsemius, …

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Families of death row inmates gather at private forum

Joshua Chiang / The closed-door meeting addressed an issue not many in Singapore consider worrying enough to talk about: drugs and the death penalty. But the room was packed as more than 40 showed up to listen and share their views at a private forum organized by Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign (SADPC) and Second Chances on Saturday. Among them, relatives …

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