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Daily Archives: 2011-05-04

Breaking News: Flash floods hit Singapore

In the clearest sign yet that the chronic flooding problem is far from resolved, several areas of the island were hit by flash floods today. A mid afternoon flood hit Bishan Street 13, left large drains along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 completely overwhelmed, caused flooding around Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park and flooding around Yio Chu Kang MRT. Floods …

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Live updates for Tonight’s Rallies – Wednesday, 4 May

The rallies will commence at 7pm tonight. 6.55pm: Rain has stopped in Woodlands. SDP holding its rally there tonight. About 200 pple at stadium at moment. Crowd might swell as evening draws on. 7.10pm: PAP rally, Punggol East: 50 pple here milling around. Volunteers distributing whistles and clappers. 7.15pm: TOC reporter at PAP rally: Just got given a free emergency …

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TOC breaking news: Aljunied GRC Facebook site alleges defamation?

Andrew Loh / Comments surrounding a New Paper article about a “youth with low IQ” who was involved in an incident with Aljunied GRC MPs Cynthia Phua and Lim Hwee Hwa written in 2009 has been described as “slander that has been viralling online.” In language which suggests that legal action could be in the works, a message on the …

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NSP to PAP: where were you when S’poreans needed you most?

By Loke Hoe Yeong/ photo by Terry Xu NSP rally at Choa Chu Kang Stadium, 3 May 2011 "Where were you in the past five years?" National Solidarity Party (NSP) candidate Ms Nicole Seah asked the PAP. "Why was help only given last week?" She was referring to recent cash handouts that Singaporeans received, and on the National Wages Council’s …

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Hougang resident angered by Eric Low’s “slum” remark

Hi, I have lived in Hougang for almost 20 years. I have been through 3 elections and voted in 2 of them. In these years, I have seen Low Thia Khiang countless of times. He can be seen at coffee shops and the market (before HDB torn it down). Although he has a very nice office at Block 701, he …

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Rain lifts spirits in the heartlands

Benjamin Cheah/ photos by Terry Xu A wet evening was in store at the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) rally on Tuesday. In spite of vigorous rain and parking wardens refusing entry to nearby parking lots, the crowd grew rapidly in the shower. Education was the first topic of the night. Ms Teo Ser Lung said the SDP succeeded in making …

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Teo Chee Hean avoids TOC, Michael Palmer almost gets away

by Benjamin Cheah Today is a day of firsts. First time I visited a People’s Action Party (PAP) rally as a reporter. First time I saw my current Member of Parliament (MP) and former MPs. First time I got to ask them questions. First time I was evaded by a Cabinet minister. Tonight’s rally was graced by Dr Ahmad bin …

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PAP changing tack but same weak arguments

Howard Lee In a sure sign of desperate times, the People Action Party has stooped to a new low. Fielding none other than the holding (yes, Parliament has dissolved) Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, if for no other reason than to be assured of front page coverage in every daily, the PAP has finally attempted to address the group that …

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Nonsense and irresponsible, says Low Thia Khiang of PAP accusations

The following is the transcript of Mr Low Thia Khiang's rally speech on 3 May. In it, he addressed allegations by the PAP Aljunied GRC candidate, Mrs Lim Hwee Hua. Mrs Lim had questioned if the accounts of Hougang Town Council, chaired by Mr Low, was "messy" and whether "they are holding back till after the elections so that whoever wins …

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