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Daily Archives: 2015-08-23

The desire to win versus the fear to lose

By Property Soul As the whole nation was in celebratory mood for our Jubilee National Day, I couldn’t help wondering what makes us uniquely Singaporeans. Winning the Singapore way TODAY conducted a street poll with 525 respondents and asked for three words that best describe the Singapore identity. As everyone would have expected, the word that mentioned most was “kiasu”, …

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Did PAP MP snub resident during walkabout?

In a report on the website, States Times Review (STR), on Sunday, the Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar GRC, Chia Shi-lu, was reported to have snubbed a resident during one of his house visits. STR reports that comments posted on a private Facebook group, which it said included grassroots leaders, alleged that Dr Chia had failed to visit a …

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International entrepreneur talks about the need for change in Singapore

Mr Robin Low, co-founder of Relief 2.0 says that Singaporeans are overseas working because they cannot find work in Singapore and not that they wish to do so. The Boston-based Singaporean said this during in an interview after Democratic Progressive Party's walkabout on last Sunday. Mr Low also owns Greenyarn LLC, a nanotechnology company based in Boston which manufactures sustainable socks, …

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Minister Khaw dismisses critics who feel housing is unaffordable

By TREmeritius In an interview conducted last week (13 Aug) at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan dismissed critics who feel that housing is unaffordable in Singapore. Mr Khaw said in a straightforward response, “The bottomline is this: 80, 90 per cent of Singaporeans own their homes. If they are not affordable, then how do you …

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“Why I have come forward”

By Ravi Philemon I was unveiled by the leaders at Singapore People's Party as their candidate for Hong Kah North today. In introducing me as the candidate, Mrs Lina Chiam said, "the party has fielded a very strong candidate to contest Hong Kah North against the PAP." I am humbled by the confidence the Party has in me. The journey …

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SPP annouces its candidate, Ravi Philemon to be contesting in Hong Kah North SMC

Singapore People's Party (SPP) announced its candidate on Saturday evening, for the contestation of the Hong Kah North Single Member Constituency (SMC). Blogger Ravi Philemon was introduced by the party chairman, Mrs Lina Chiam at the walkabout at Bukit Batok as the party's candidate in the upcoming General Election. Mr Philemon is the former director of volunteer welfare organisation Operation …

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NSP’s Steve Chia announces his withdrawal from upcoming elections

National Solidarity Party's member, Mr Steve Chia has announced via his personal facebook account that he would not be contesting in MacPherson Single Member Constituency (SMC) and also would not be contesting in the upcoming General Election. While Mr Chia did not clearly attributed the reason for his withdrawal from the election, but the content of the post suggests that …

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Singaporeans call for social justice to be part of general election

A group of Singaporeans have come together to start a campaign to place social justice front and centre in the upcoming general elections. "Often at [the general election], the loudest and largest will be heard. But the issues, struggles and interests of certain marginalised communities often get neglected in the public debates during [the election]. This campaign seeks to address …

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