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Daily Archives: 2011-08-11

Statements by the Presidential candidates

Dr Tan Cheng Bock "Dear friends, I am honoured to be notified by the election department that I have been approved to receive my COE.This is the moment we have all been waiting for.From now till nomination day we will go full steam in our preparation.We are ready." Mr Tan Jee Say "I would like to thank the Presidential Elections …

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Is SMRT implying that the noise level is a constraint on increasing train trips?

by: Leong Sze Hian/ I refer to media reports (“Increased frequency of train trips means higher noise level: SMRT”, Channel NewsAsia, Jul 29) that SMRT has added 1,600 train trips since 2008, which has resulted in a higher level of noise, with SMRT receiving complaints from residents in Jurong East and Eunos. For example, the noise level at Bishan MRT station …

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All four Tans receive the Certificate of Eligibility

by: Jewel Philemon/ Mr Tan Kin Lian, Mr Tan Jee Say, Dr Tan Cheng Bock and Dr Tony Tan have all received the Certificate of Eligibility to contest the Presidential Election 2011. In its media release the Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) said that to qualify as a candidate for the Presidential Election, every candidate requires a certification as to integrity, …

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Cooling Off Day – A play for all Singaporeans

by: Shirani Alfreds/ The premier of ‘Cooling Off Day’, a dramatized depiction of ‘grassroots’ sentiments of the 2011 Singapore General Elections (‘GE’), played to a full house last night at the Drama Centre. Prior to this year, it could be said that one generally did not expect much by way of ‘political play’ in Singapore, but this left me more …

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A critic turned supporter of President Nathan

Jason Lee/ For almost 12 years, I have never been a fan of outgoing President S R Nathan. In view of the legacy left by the late President Ong Teng Cheong, is inevitable that comparisons between Mr Ong and his successor(s) would be made. In this regard, Mr Nathan's actions, or “inactions”, over the years further alienated me from him. …

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