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Daily Archives: 2011-05-01

Let’s Get Freaky: Say no to the PAP’s fear-mongering!

The following was first published as a blog post by Kirsten Han. Kirsten Han/   As Singapore is wrapped up in the middle of what is widely seen to be a “watershed election”, we begin to see many, many instances of fear-mongering. Warnings of “freak elections”, despite the fact that there is no such thing in real democratic countries. Analogies of …

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Your vote is secret, don’t be afraid

From the Workers’ Party’s website Voting and Ballot Secrecy Have you heard people say that your vote is not secret? The short answer is that individual votes cannot be traced, unless an order of court is obtained under very specific circumstances. Below are some frequently asked questions about the voting process. Q: Why does the election official call out my …

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GCT: “We want the best captain and crew”

Howard Lee / Elderly folk sitting and chatting on field mats and foldable stools, and children with scooters and neon-lighted clappers. The rally for Marine Parade GRC on 30 April had a festive atmosphere to it, with or without the toad that made its way from the back to the front of the rally site (I kid you not), to …

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HDB affordable – Minister calculate wrongly?

Leong Sze Hian/ I refer to the article "New flats affordable for most buyers, says Mah" (ST, Apr 25). It states that "A couple below the age of 30 needs to pay only a 5 per cent down payment for a new flat. This can come out of their CPF savings. So, a couple earning a combined $4,000 a month can work for …

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The return to East Coast: promise and proposition

by Khairulanwar Zaini, additional reporting by Deborah Choo/ photos by Han Thon Swinging into the Bedok heartland with style, the Workers’ Party juggernaut continued its southward march into East Coast. On any ordinary day, the soccer players of Geylang United could be found plying their trade in Bedok Stadium, but last evening it played host to the party’s third electoral …

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SPP: “The people shall not be bullied any more.”

Benjamin Cheah / photos by Jean Loo Sound and fury were the order of the night at the Singapore People Party’s rally. The speakers engaged the audience with humour, mixed with jabs at the People’s Action Party (PAP). The crowd cheered with every mention of the SPP, Secretary General Mr Chiam See Tong, and Potong Pasir candidate Mrs Lina Chiam; …

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SDP blasts PAP yet again

Note: This is of last night's rally on Friday, 29th April 2011. By Elliot Aruldoss/ photos by Kirsten Han The battle between the ruling party, the People’s Action Party (PAP), and various opposition parties continued on Friday. At Jurong East stadium, the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) drew a crowd larger than the one at its rally on Thursday. The party …

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