Daily Archives: 2011-06-23

“How could I remain a spectator?” Dr Tony Tan

by: Jewel Philemon/ The former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, announced his bid for the 2011 Presidential Election, this morning. Dr Tan, accompanied by his wife Ms Mary Chee Bee Kiang, arrived at the Election Department at 10.30am to fill out the necessary forms and then proceeded to the Rendezvous Hotel where a media conference …

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TONY TAN ENGAGES THE BLOGS: NEW ERA IN RELATIONS WITH ALTERNATIVE MEDIA?

Citizen journalism in Singapore appears to have made a major breakthrough, with the Tony Tan Campaign for President inviting some of the country’s most influential political bloggers to its press conference announcing his candidature this morning. Along with mainstream media reporters, The Online Citizen and Lee “Mr Brown” Kin Mun were also at the Elections Department to witness Tan pick up …

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AGC will take no further action against Alan Shadrake

by: Jewel Philemon/ Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has decided not to take any further action against Alan Shadrake, the author of ‘Once a Jolly Hangman‘, following their investigation into offences of criminal defamation and wrongful communication of official secret information. The police arrested the British author in July 2010, a day after he launched the book which supposedly exposes double standards …

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Former Deputy Prime Minister to contest presidency

Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam (age: 71), Executive Director and Vice Chairman of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) and Chairman of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH), is now at the Elections Department to collect the presidential elections certificate of eligibility forms. In the late 1980s, Mr Lee Kuan Yew named Dr Tony Tan as his first choice to …

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What is too little too late?

by: Ghui GE 2011 has been described as a watershed event, the dawn of a new age in Singapore politics. In light of the dramatic fall in PAP vote share and the WP winning a GRC, this is a fair statement to make. In recent months, the PAP has been scrambling to show that they are now committed to change …

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