Daily Archives: 2015-08-24

Judicial review on Thaipusam music restriction hits roadblock

By Timothy Lai On 14th August 2015, High Court judge, Justice Tay Yong Kwang, rejected the permission to commence a judicial review on the restriction of musical instruments during Thaipusam processions against the Singapore Police Force (SPF). The case was brought by three Singapore citizens from the Hindu community: Mr Balasubramaniam, Mr Sathiyamoorthy s/o Murugiah and Mr Vijaya Kumar s/o Rajendran. …

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Second resignation from NSP prior to General Election

National Solidarity Party (NSP) member, Mohamed Fazli Talip has just announced on his facebook page that he has submitted his resignation from the party with immediate effect. Mr Fazli, 34, a branding consultant is a member of the central executive committee (CEC) of NSP. In his Facebook post on Monday (Aug 24), he wrote: “With a heavy heart, I have submitted my …

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Trade off for growth not at expense of Singaporeans: SPP on PM’s National Day Rally speech

National growth should not be done at the expense of jobs for Singaporeans and ailing infrastructure, said Singapore People’s Party chairman and Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Lina Chiam, who has issued a response to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Rally last evening. Citing issues with low birth rates, public transport woes, population growth and Singapore’s place in international economics, …

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Lee Hsien Loong makes PAP pitch during 2015 National Day Rally

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong continued to play coy about the upcoming general election during last night’s National Day Rally. In his Mandarin speech, he joked that he had “also heard” rumours of elections, while in his English speech he said that he would call the elections “soon”, while urging Singaporeans to support him and his team of People’s Action …

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Chee speaks in Yale-NUS – The Future of One-Party Rule in Singapore

This op-ed is written by Sherlyn (S) and Wei Jie (WJ), two Singaporean third-year undergraduates at Yale-NUS College. Sherlyn is an Arts and Humanities major who is interested in communications management and media writing and finds solace in feeding her pet spiders. Wei Jie is an Anthropology major and is passionate about the intersections between local politics and social justice …

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MARUAH: Sampling check results should be announced to parties for transparency

Letter by MARUAH on the transparency of the election process in Singapore By Ngiam Shih Tung, Chairman of MARUAH’s Election Watch committee TOC has reported that the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) sent a letter to the Elections Department (ELD) asking for clarification on the procedures for admittance of candidates’ agents to polling stations and counting centres, and on election advertising. Given that election administration is …

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