Daily Archives: 2015-08-02

PPP to contest in Chua Chu Kang, Goh Meng Seng apologises to Tampines voters

The People’s Power Party (PPP), founded by former National Solidarity Party (NSP) Secretary-General Goh Meng Seng, has indicated that they will contest Chua Chu Kang GRC in the upcoming general election. The NSP had contested that constituency in the last elections, but was defeated by the People’s Action Party (PAP), who received over 60 per cent of the vote. Following …

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Losing the “safe & green” city in the next five years?

By Wendy Quek In response to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s comment that the government’s moves to impose curbs on immigration and the size of the foreign worker population are not because the government has decided to be populist, but are a recognition of real problems that can affect Singapore society and the need to address them. It takes 10years to …

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WP reaches out to fellow opposition parties to avoid 3-cornered battles

By Lin Lijuan Once friends on the same side, now competitors on different sides. Will the twain ever meet? For the Worker’s Party (WP), this is a question they will attempt to answer during a meet-up with Mr Seow Khee Leng, a former party member who has indicated his interest to represent the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the Fengshan …

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“Thank you, Inderjit!” says PM Lee to retiring Ang Mo Kio MP

The secretary general of the People’s Action Party (PAP), Lee Hsien Loong, has thanked his colleague in the constituency, Inderjit Singh, for his nearly two decades of service as a Member of Parliament (MP). Mr Singh, who first entered politics in 1996, had announced on his Facebook page last month that he was stepping down from politics in this next …

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Urging Singapore government to grant clemency to Kho Jabing

On behalf of Jabing, his lawyers submitted a clemency petition to the President on 24 April 2015. Under the Constitution of Singapore, the President may grant clemency at the advise of the Cabinet, or a minister representing the Cabinet. In other words, the President has no power to grant anyone a clemency unless the Cabinet advises so.

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National issues still a concern among Potong Pasir resident: Lina Chiam

By Timothy Lai  More than 20 members and volunteers from the Singapore People’s Party (SPP) conducted their walkabout in four areas in three constituencies on Sunday morning in preparation for the upcoming General Election. These were in Potong Pasir, Toa Payoh, and Mountbatten. The party met Sitoh Yih Pin, Member of Parliament (MP) of Potong Pasir single- member constituency (SMC), …

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PAP to reveal its new candiates after NDP long weekend

Speaking to reporters during a SG50 funpack distribution at Toa Payoh on Sunday, PAP Organising Secretary Ng Eng Hen shared that the Peoples’ Action Party (PAP) will announce new candidates for the upcoming General Election after the National Day weekend. Dr Ng, who is also Singapore’s Defence Minister and an MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC said that he did not want …

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