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Daily Archives: 2011-05-02

Live updates for Tonight’s Rallies – Monday, 2 May

7:00pm SDP rally – Rally begins. Danny the bear onstage, leads the crowd to chant "SDP! SDP!" SPP rally – PAP truck spotted outside Bishan Stadium, SPP rally venue. "We have more experience." SDP rally – Jaslyn and Bentley on stage. Jaslyn addressed the crowd in Mandarin. "SDP is here, you have a choice!" SDP rally – Jaslyn Go: "We …

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On the Topic of Loose Cannons

by Elliot Aruldoss/ The question isn’t really if Dr Chee Soon Juan is Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) ‘loose cannon’ but whether Melvin Singh and Bryna Sim are ‘TNP’s’ biggest ‘loose cannon(s)’ of all! Yesterday, 1 May 2011, The New Paper, boldly and seemingly objectively published an article, titled ‘Is he SDP’s loose cannon’. Two self-professed reporters, Melvin Singh and Bryna …

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Price increase for Honest Mistake T-shirt

  Dear readers, Some of you may have placed orders for the Honest Mistake T-shirts since Saturday. In our earlier post, we have indicated that the price of the T-shirt may increase from the usual $19.00. The reason is two-fold; firstly in order to get the shirt out fast, we have to find a local printer (overseas printers are cheaper …

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Vincent Wijeysingha: This is home where I root myself

By Loke Hoe Yeong SDP Rally at Clementi Ave 4 open field, 1 May 2011.   ‘Our home is the centre of our family,’ declared Vincent Wijeysingha. ‘This is my land where I root myself, in spite of the turbulence of life.’ ‘But when I am made to feel that the only worth of my home is the amount of …

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Reform – CHANGE!

by Howard Lee/ Perhaps it was the presence of Kenneth Jeyaretnam, but the spirit of the late JB Jeyaretnam seems to fill the air tonight. When I first walked into the Yio Cho Kang Stadium for the Reform Party's rally, I was expecting very little - the crowd has gathered on half of the seats, leaving the field pretty much …

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Wah lau, TNP, buay pai seh ah?

This is was originally posted as a blog post. Kirsten Han/ I was on my way to photograph the Workers’ Party rally in Yishun tonight when I received a phone call from a friend. “DID YOU SEE THE NEW PAPER TODAY?!” I had not, but since she had had such an extreme reaction, I made a point to. And this …

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The carrot and the stick

Lim Suat Hong PAP election scare tactics are a fact. If you vote in opposition, your flat prices will slump; your estate will disintegrate into slums. We have heard this refrain often enough, trotted out at every election by the men in white. What concerns me now is what a friend shared with me during a rally which speaks of …

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PAP forgets its own track record as an opposition party

Bhavan Jaipragas/ In the past weeks, PAP ministers have repeatedly questioned the Workers’ Party’s vision of a First World Parliament. The main rhetoric used by the PAP has been that the Workers’ Party is using the slogan as a ruse to make headway in the legislature, and eventually form the government. In the eyes of the current PAP, it is …

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Attacking Tan Jee Say – why?

Leong Sze Hian / I refer to the articles "GE: "I didn't propose closing factories   ", says Tan Jee Say" (Channel News Asia, Apr 28) and  "SM: Ex- aide's proposals easier said than done" (ST, Apr 25). Looking at the onslaught that is being thrown at my Rafflesian schoolmate Tan Jee Say, from no less than more than half …

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