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Daily Archives: 2015-08-07

Mah Bow Tan announces his retirement from politics

Mah Bow Tan, who has been a Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC since 1988, announced on Friday that he would be retiring from politics and therefore not contesting in the upcoming general election. Both a Colombo Plan Scholar and President's Scholar, Mah was praised by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in 2000 for being "competent and effective." He …

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Blogger Roy Ngerng volunteers at Reform Party walkabout

Dressed in the bright yellow of the Reform Party (RP), Roy Ngerng greeted residents of Ang Mo Kio, handing out flyers and highlighting basic policies in Mandarin. The blogger - whose defamation case brought by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is still ongoing - has submitted an application to join RP. He also recently put up a poll on his blog asking …

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Workers’ Party shows clear intention to contest Marine Parade and MacPherson

Secretary-General of Workers' Party (WP) Low Thia Khiang and Party Chairman Sylvia Lim turned up at the market along Circuit Road on Friday morning along with party members to sell the party's newsletter and indicate its intention to contest in the MacPherson Single Member Constituency for the upcoming General Election. Opposition parties met at National Solidarity Party (NSP)'s headquarters just last night to …

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Chee Soon Juan confident SDP Town Councils will “hit the ground running”

By Timothy Lai Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Secretary-General Dr Chee Soon Juan declared on Friday that the party is “going to hit the ground running”, and promised that – in the event of a win – the party would ensure “the handover process [of town councils] is uneventful”. Dr Chee was speaking at a pre-National Day walkabout at the temporary Ghim Moh …

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Exit points jammed as Singaporeans leave the country for Jubilee weekend

  Roads to Johor in Malaysia were jam-packed on Friday as Singaporeans embarked on their long weekend holidays ahead of National Day on Sunday.   Friday was made a public holiday as a way to commemorate Singapore's Golden Jubilee, thus making the National Day weekend four days long – a great time for Singaporeans to go on holidays without having …

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Sylvia Lim says WP “have to proceed” on plans to contest

The following is the transcript of a statement by the Workers' Party chairman, Sylvia Lim, and her response to reporters' questions during a walkabout on Friday morning in Macpherson. Good morning everyone, "I think some people might want to know why we did not attend the opposition party meeting yesterday. "Just to declare, we had earlier assessed that the likely …

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Alcohol ban like “commie law”, says Makansutra founder

Entrepreneur-photojournalist and Makansutra founder, KF Seetoh, wanted to purchase some Chinese wine to marinate his food for the next day's meal. So he went to the supermarket to get some - but was told that he could not purchase them because it was apparently past 10.30pm, although Mr Seetoh did not specify when he went to the supermarket when he …

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“I have reconciled with the Chiams. The hatchet is buried.” – Ben Pwee

Shortly after the General Election in 2011, Benjamin Pwee left the Singapore People's Party (SPP) in a less than amicable manner. He cited irreconcilable differences with the leadership of the Chiams as one of the reasons for his departure from the party under which banner he contested the seat of Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC. Standing alongside Mr Chiam See Tong, SPP's …

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Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss to release 5-year plan for Mountbatten

In 2011, Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss, a lawyer, polled a remarkable 41 per cent against the incumbent Lim Biow Chuan of the People's Action Party in Mountbatten SMC. Last evening, emerging from the All Party Meeting (APM) of opposition parties, Ms Chong-Aruldoss confirmed that she will be running again in Mountbatten as the candidate for the Singapore People's Party. She also stated that, …

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