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Daily Archives: 2011-08-24

TAN JEE SAY GOES ALL OUT

A commentary on Presidential candidate Tan Jee Say’s rally last night. — by: Ellery A/ Hungry for rallies akin to this year’s General Elections, the crowds once again gathered in Toa Payoh Stadium to witness yet another milestone political event: Presidential hopeful, Tan Jee Say’s Rally. As the rules dictate, each candidate would be allowed only one rally to win …

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“I was cheering, not booing” – letter to TNP

The following is an unpublished letter sent to The New Paper last Sunday. The writer had requested that TOC publish it unamended. Dear Editor,I refer to the Subject with 2 attachments. On Thursday 18 Aug 11, your paper carried a report on the front page titled, “Tan Jee Say on supporters who booed Tony Tan: We Can’t Control The Crowds”. …

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A note to donors

Dear Readers, Firstly we would like to thank you for your kind donations to help us cover some of the costs of our recent Face to Face 2 forum. At the same time, we have received some enquiries as to why the name on our Paypal account is to ‘Joshua Chiang’ and not ‘The Online Citizen’. We would like to …

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Tan Jee Say rally highlights

Photos by Terry Xu (except main photo of crowd) /Video by Joshua Chiang From other sources:   Watch the rest of the rally here. Read the transcripts the rally speeches by clicking next to the names below: Tan Jee Say President – Speech_Rally_TJS_edited Jeanette Chong-Aruldoss Jeanette Chong-Aruldoss Rally Speech Prof. Paul Tambyah PE_Rally_Speech_(23_August_2011) Tambyah Tan Tze Yann (Tan Jee Say’s nephew) Tan Tze Yann …

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President guards Reserves: Really?

Leong Sze Hian/ I agree with Presidential candidate Dr Tony Tan’s remarks (“PE: President’s custodial responsibilities are important: Tony Tan”, Channel NewsAsia, Aug 19) that the custodial responsibilities of the president are an extremely important part of Singapore’s economic governance, especially over the use of the country’s financial reserves. Used more than 27 times, but nobody knows? In this regard, President Nathan revealed recently …

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Political gridlock or sterility, PM?

Howard Lee/ It would not likely be the last comment from the ruling People’s Action Party leading up to the Presidential elections, but the latest comments from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong just happen to strike a raw nerve. For your benefit, here is the quote extract from the Straits Times (emphasis mine): “We must have a harmonious political system …

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After watching Face to Face 2, who do you intend to vote for now?

This survey is now closed. We will have the results of the survey up by later today. — The Online Citizen’s Face to Face 2 was a studio discussion with the four Presidential candidates. TOC made a special effort in selecting the audience for this discussion with the Presidential candidates. We wanted an audience that was consistent with TOC’s DNA, …

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