Daily Archives: 2012-05-07

The SPP – After Potong Pasir

A “GE2011 One Year On” special report ~ By Benjamin Cheah ~ In the 2011 General Elections, Chiam See Tong made his biggest gamble. The veteran politician ventured out of the traditional Singapore People’s Party (SPP) stronghold of Potong Pasir, leading a team to challenge then-Deputy Prime Minister in Bishan-Toa Payoh. Mr Chiam’s wife Lina stood in his stead, standing …

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The WP – being effective, in and out of Parliament

A “GE2011 One Year On” special report ~ By Gordon Lee ~ One year ago, the Workers’ Party made history and headlines with their first-ever victory of a GRC – Aljunied GRC. In one fell swoop, this sent five of their members into the House of Parliament. The WP now had to live up to the promises made, the hopes …

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The PAP – facing its new mandate

A “GE2011 One Year On” special report ~ By Ghui ~ Pre GE 2011, the political landscape in Singapore has been virtually static since the 60s. The PAP dominated the scene and it was a forgone conclusion that they would win every election. Of course, the PAP still reigns supreme, All ministers are PAP members and the PAP still hold …

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GE2011 One Year On – A TOC Special

~ TOC Editorial ~ April 2012 will forever be remembered as arguably the most significant milestone month in Singapore's online media landscape. No, it has nothing to do with TOC's indulgence with its April Fool's joke, much as we wish our sense of humour is that well liked. It also has nothing to do with what would likely be the …

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