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Daily Archives: 2011-04-29

Live updates for Tonight’s Rallies – Friday, 29th April

The rallies tonight will commence at 7pm. Our volunteers on the ground will bring you the latest updates. 6:10pm: Small crowd forming at Serangoon stadium where the Worker's Party will hold their rally tonight. 6:37pm: From a TOC reporter at Serangoon: Crowd having fun here. Man with t shirt with word "Singaporean". Another with t shirt "Tak Boleh Tahan". Both stood …

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What is the spirit of democracy?

The front page of Straits Times today quoted PAP's candidate George Yeo as saying "Workers Party is forcing an "emotional dilemma" on the Aljunied GRC's voters who have to choose between "enlightened self-interest" and the opposition’s interest. He further added that many people have written on his Facebook saying that they feel uncomfortable about this. I found what he said …

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Low to Yeo: Clarify what happens to Aljunied plans if PAP loses

Jessica Lim / Workers’ Party (WP) Secretary General Low Thia Khiang has fired a salvo at the PAP’s Aljunied team led by George Yeo, asking them to clarify what will happen to plans for Aljunied GRC if the PAP was not elected into the constituency. "First, they have to make it clear what they won't carry out, so voters can …

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21-year old disgusted with Straits Times

PT Wong Dear Straits Times, I am 21 years old. And I read your papers almost everyday. I liked reading what you offered. Yesterday in my school’s lecture on politics, we touched on the topic of Social Movement. I never would have thought Singaporeans have the capacity for “movements” until I straddled my presence between Buangkok and Hougang MRT yesterday, …

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Letter to TOC – Brace yourself for 87-0

by Loh Kai Herng/ There is a very real and chilling possibility that Singaporeans will wake up on May 8, the day after election day, and find ourselves with 87 elected Members of Parliament (MPs) from the PAP, and none from the opposition. If so, we will have regressed to the level of democracy seen more than thirty years ago. …

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“RP is about returning power to the people!”

Lisa Li / photos by Kirsten Han Mr J.B Jeyaretnam was never far from everyone's minds at the Reform Party's first rally at Clementi Stadium, which saw a crowd of more than a thousand. "Wake up to your rights as a human being!" the MC thundered, echoing Mr JBJ, independent Singapore's first opposition politician and founder of the Reform Party …

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SDP puts on fiery show

by Jewel Philemon/ photos by May Lin The stage was set, the players were ready and the atmosphere was electrifying. Reporters lined the sides of the stages, snapping shots and shooting videos. The core SDP supporters thronged near the stage while the public swarmed the field beside Commonwealth MRT Station, eager to hear from a party that has grown from …

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To build a home: from Hougang to Aljunied

by Khairulanwar Zaini/   Walk with me, walk it off, the excess fat of misery and fear. Too much to carry around the heart. Walk free. – Jeanette Winterson, Gut Symmetries And the legendary rally crowds have returned. Election rallies by the Workers’ Party have a special pride of place in local political lore: one of the iconic and defining …

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Photos of Nomination Day (updated)

Photos by Terry Xu/Chong Woon Hian/Patrick Chng/Stephanie Chok/Joshua Chiang Click on the links below to view the various slideshows South View Primary School Nomination Centre (Click here to view slideshow) Deyi Secondary School Nomination Centre (Click here to view slideshow) SCGS Nomination Centre (Click here to view slideshow)

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