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Daily Archives: 2015-08-15

Exploiting VWO for political purposes – PAP’s double-standards

On Friday, 14 August, the People’s Action Party (PAP) introduced a set of candidates for the upcoming electoral contest in Sembawang GRC. The venue of its press conference for that purpose was the Sunshine Welfare Action Mission (SWAMI) located at 5, Sembawang Walk. The organisation is a charity and a voluntary welfare organisation (VWO) and “cares for its elderly residents, …

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PAP announces team for Ang Mo Kio, featuring new candidates

By Lim Jia Liang PAP announces team for Ang Moh Kio GRC, Hougang SMC The PAP has just announced their team for Ang Moh Kio GRC headed by current Prime Minister for Singapore and Secretary General of the People's Action party, Mr Lee Hsien Loong. The announced line-up of candidates for AMK GRC features three new additions: Mr Darryl David, …

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A buried fort – The spirit of Katong awaits release

By Jeannette Chong Aruldoss In 2004, over 1000 volunteers worked to uncover Fort Tanjong Katong in Katong Park and, in the process, recovered and fortified their community ties. A dry season in 2001 uncovered an outline of a bastion wall, capturing the attention of Mountbatten resident, Jack Sim, who urged authorities to investigate the site. In 2004, archaeologists were commissioned …

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Chance encounter between SDP and former presidential candidate

The campaigning team from Singapore Democratic Party, including Dr Paul Tambyah, had a chance encounter with Dr Tan Cheng Bock, a presidential candidate in 2011, while on its walkabout on Saturday morning. Dr Tan wished Dr Paul all the best for the upcoming elections. Dr Tan knew Dr Paul's father as he was Dr Tan's houseman many years ago. Dr …

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Will Lee Hsien Loong be the leader that Singapore needs?

By Dr Chee Soon Juan Observers will undoubtedly note that Mr Lee Hsien Loong's decision to call for a general election two years ahead of time is a clever one. How can it not be? The celebration of our 50th National Day, itself a significant milestone, allows the Government to hand out goodwill packages in various guises that will usher …

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Did VWO violate constitution by allowing political activities in its premises?

By Ravi Philemon Mr Khaw Boon Wan yesterday unveiled the candidates who will contest in Sembawang GRC at Sunshine Welfare Action Mission (SWAMI Home). According to news reports, the People's Action Party (PAP) said that it went ahead with the introduction at the Home because the Party had chosen the venue previously for its 'Kopi Talk' with the residents there. …

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Eat orh luak oso kena scold

  Poor Sylvia Lim. She had just set up her brand new Instagram account recently and already some people are blue in the face with anger, it seems. Ms Lim had made her very first post on Instagram with a photo of her at a hawker centre in Fengshan eating a plate of oyster omelette ('orh luak' in Hokkien). She …

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