Daily Archives: 2011-05-10

George Yeo’s press statement

Press Statement by George Yeo on 10 May 2011 at MFA Thank you for waiting a couple of days for me to rest before meeting you. I would like to make some remarks before taking questions. Aljunied voters have decided and I respect their decision. Having committed 23 years of service to the residents, it is only natural for me …

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A new hope

Steffen Toh / In the wee hours of Sunday morning, as the dust of the just-concluded battle royale in Aljunied barely settled, a friend on Facebook wondered, with more than a tinge of sadness, if ‘Singapore and Singaporeans have won tonight.’ The answer is that we won’t know for sure; we can only hope, but my word, do we have …

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The battle for 2016 starts now

Yong Yang I woke up this morning with mixed feelings. While I’m ecstatic that the Worker’s Party has finally clinched a Group Representation Constituency, I can’t help but feel that we can only truly celebrate when we manage to hold on the Aljunied GRC in the 2016 Election. Call me a pessimist, but there is not much cause for celebration …

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When opposing is the loyal, royal thing to do

Edmund Tee Before I start in earnest, I hope everybody recognizes that despite everything that the incumbent has done to stack the odds in its favour, I am grateful that we have an electoral system that actually leads to a result which the incumbent is mightily upset about. I ask that Singaporeans not lose sight of that. Now, the most …

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Autocracy, belief and control

Karen Tse / “You believe the Workers’ Party is in Parliament to help the good of Singaporeans or to oppose the PAP?” – Straits Times, 9 May. Before I answer MM Lee, I would like to pose MM Lee and anyone who shares a similar concern a question. Which person is more useful to you: the one who imagines why …

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