Daily Archives: 2015-08-06

Should Roy Ngerng run for election?

“Should I run for election?” says the title of a blog post by blogger Roy Ngerng. Mr Ngerng is, of course, the blogger who was in the spotlight for two incidents – a blog post on the CPF which had him sued for defamation by Lee Hsien Loong, the prim minister of Singapore; and for the CPF protest at Hong …

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Cat A COE prices up 10 times since 2009

In the latest Certificate of Entitlement (COE) bidding exercise, prices finished mixed after the session on Wednesday. Premiums for Category A – cars up to 1,600cc and 130bhp – saw a slight increase of 0.6 per cent, from $55,889 to $56,209. COE prices for Cat B – cars above 1,600cc or 130bhp – increased by 4.6 per cent to $60,789, …

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The Calling It Out Show – An idiot’s guide to politics

Kicking off the Calling it Out show’s 3-part Sean and Ben give a beginner’s crash course on politics – covering left and right wing, the EBRC, and Singapore’s political landscape. Referring to the recent report by the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee, Ben says, “These guys basically do modern art, they cut up the Singapore map, and I swear it looks …

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How parties can earn our vote in the General Election

By AWARE A small cross is a big deal. The ballot is our chance to decide the nation’s direction. Here are five ways political parties can show their commitment to gender equality and an inclusive society – and thus earn our vote in the election. Promote women in political leadership. Women deserve more representation than the current 23% of elected …

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Teo snipes at AHPETC, but his own NRF was faulted by AGO

At a community event on Sunday (2 Aug), DPM Teo Chee Hean told the media that PAP is looking for candidates with financial and legal backgrounds, and more importantly, “with integrity and the interests of residents at heart”, to run in opposition-held Aljunied GRC. “We want a team that can look after the town council and make sure its financials …

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SDP launches donation drive with irreverent “Pappy white” video clip

By Vidhya Nair With the general elections looming, opposition parties are gearing up their volunteer and donation drives. Last evening, the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) launched theirs on its Facebook page, with a sarcastic yet amusing video clip, running just over 1 minute, portrayed in a similar vein as a washing powder advertisement. In the video,  a woman is shown …

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“We take support of the voters seriously”: Low Thia Khiang

The Workers’ Party (WP) secretary general, Low Thia Khiang, says his party takes the support of voters seriously and this was one reason why the WP has said it will be contesting Marine Parade GRC in the upcoming elections. Speaking to reporters at this meet-the-people session in Aljunied GRC on Wednesday night, Mr Low was responding to questions on whether …

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Singapore’s Second Age – an essay for SG50

By Rocco Hu The city is as verdant as ever and the sky cerulean. A bubble dome erected by the Ministry of Environment, Resources and Geo-engineering, keeps the island in a sunny 24°C clime. The children, however, do not think of going out to play. Inside, standing in front of fourteen heads, a teacher picks up the remote control. The …

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