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Daily Archives: 2013-01-24

Singapore Democratic Alliance Campaign for the by-election

By Darren Boon Dedicated Local, Determined Leader. This is how Mr Desmond Lim, Secretary-General of the Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA), had been portraying himself during his campaign as the candidate for Punggol East. Many will agree that he has remained determined and dedicated, devoting time, money and energy to increase the publicity on SDA, about himself and what he can …

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The Reform Party's campaign for the Punggol East By-election

By Sharon Ng The Reform Party (RP) last contested in  the West Coast GRC and the Ang Mo Kio GRC in the  General Elections in 2011. It managed to garner over 30 per cent of the votes in both GRCs, a decent showing for relative newcomers to politics. Perhaps based on that performance and also to further ‘brand’ the Reform …

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In the PAP’s Wake

By Benjamin Cheah   For almost two full weeks, People’s Action Party (PAP) by-election candidate Dr Koh Poh Koon has been pounding pavements and meeting residents in an effort to win hearts and minds. In his rally, he promised to address local issues with Ministers supporting him through public policy announcements and testimonials to his character. On 9 January, Dr …

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Workers’ Party Campaign for the by-election

By: Ng Yi Shu Since the 14th of January the Workers’ Party candidate Ms Lee Li Lian has been working tirelessly the ground of Punggol East in her campaign. In an effort to win the votes of the demographic,  Ms Lee has addressed issues that relate to residents. Her party has also assured residents of their track record both in …

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The Speaker for Parliament should be impartial

By Ghui The question of where the government begins and where the PAP ends is not an easy one to answer in a political landscape like that of Singapore’s whereby the country’s elected government is dominated by a single party. This quandary presented itself again when Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament for Jurong GRC, Madam Halimah Yacob publicly …

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Multi-cornered elections and voter choice

By Howard Lee Much has been said about the multi-cornered fight in the Punggol East By-Election. When the Singapore Democratic Party pulled out at the eleventh hour, they were praised much for doing so. Reform Party's Kenneth Jeyaretnam, on the other hand, had it tough from the word ‘go’, when alleged death threats were sent to him and his family …

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Elderly don’t have to worry about healthcare?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Seniors ‘need not worry’ about affordability of healthcare” (Today, Jan 24). It states that “Mr Gan assured that “senior citizens will always receive the necessary healthcare services without (having to) worry about affordability”.” What is the criteria for approving Medifund applications? How can seniors not worry when we do not know what …

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