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Daily Archives: 2015-08-27

Every individual is a creative being: Mr John Tan

By Timothy Lai Keeping up with the trend of the past few days, the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) announced the candidature of Mr Sidek Mallek, a compliance auditor for a leading security company, and Mr John Tan, Lecturer of Psychology and Statistics at Murdoch University, Kaplan Singapore. The key themes of education and income inequality were prominent. Mr Tan holds …

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Workers’ Party announces second batch of candidates for GE

By Biddy Low The Workers’ Party unveiled their latest group of potential candidates today at their party headquarters. Led by Sylvia Lim and Png Eng Huat, the four would-be politicians include Terence Tan Li Chern, 44, a lawyer with Peter Low LLC, Firuz Khan, 48, chocolate manufacturer, Cheryl Loh, 31, a sales consultant and ex-student of Sylvia Lim, and Luke …

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Chinese workers’ protest: What could have happened?

By Jolovan Wham (HOME) Holding placards and kneeling in the middle of a road outside the Ministry of Manpower building, two migrant Chinese workers were reportedly arrested for protesting over a dispute involving their recruitment agency. In response to queries from the media, a Ministry of Manpower spokesperson said that the couple had approached them for help in obtaining a …

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Reflections on the PM’s SG50 National Day Rally Speech

By Masked Crusader Some have dubbed this year’s national day rally speech by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong—made just two days before he “advised” the President to dissolve parliament and announce the General Elections—as a People’s Action Party election rally. Indeed his speech, in which he asked for the peoples’ support for him and his team in leading Singapore into …

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Reform Party introduces candidates for West Coast and Radin Mas

The Reform Party (RP) introduced its candidates for West Coast GRC and Radin Mas SMC this morning at the Telok Blangah Food Centre. Kumar Appavoo, who previously stood for election as part of the West Coast team, will be fielded in Radin Mas SMC. Secretary-General Kenneth Jeyaretnam, chairman Andy Zhu, property agent Darren Soh and customer service executive Noraini Yunus …

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The Calling it Out Show – GE in sports commentator style

This week Sean and Ben from the Calling it Out Show provide an overview of the upcoming election - key players, important grounds of contest, political manoeuvres - all in sports commentator style. Said Sean, "We used terms like "major injury to his bank account" (when talking about Chee Soon Juan's defamation case) and "classic coattail manoeuvre" (referencing how Koh …

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Your candidate: Koh Choong Yong – Making time to serve

Mr Koh Choong Yong, 42, was introduced on 26 August as a Workers’ Party (WP) candidate. Mr Koh had stood in Sengkang West SMC at the last elections in 2011 and had garnered a respectable 42 per cent of the vote against Dr Lam Pin Min of the People’s Action Party (PAP). A Senior Software Engineer by profession, Mr Koh …

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Nicole Seah hints at volunteering with WP in GE

Is Nicole Seah coming back to Singapore to volunteer with the Workers' Party for the upcoming General Election? The former National Solidarity Party (NSP) candidate who rose to stardom in the General Election 2011, said on her Facebook fanpage that while she would not be contesting in the General Election as a candidate, she would be coming back to Singapore …

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