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Daily Archives: 2015-08-28

Room for improving voting process, campaigning ethics for free and fair elections: MARUAH to ELD

Human rights advocacy group MARUAH has written a letter to Mr Lee Seng Lup, Head of the Elections Department, to call for more stringent requirements on the balloting process, and for clarity on the guidelines for media houses covering the election in the wake of the latest incident where Mr Daniel Goh from the Workers' Party was questioned about an alleged extramarital affair by …

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GE issues – A revision for the education system

By Howard Lee Any parent who has a child in primary school, of is going to send one there soon, would no doubt have waited with anxious anticipation when newly minted Education Minister Heng Swee Keat took to reforming the much vaunted education system in Singapore following the last general election. Concerns about our education system generally fall into two …

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Blue versus White

The following letter was sent in by a group of readers who works at CBD. We sat down with our families on the live broadcast of the National Day Rally Speech, eagerly anticipating to what the future holds for our next generation. The following statement caught us by surprise... "If we close our doors to foreign workers, our economy will …

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The importance of volunteering with the opposition parties

The following letter was sent in by reader David Tan. I have a message that I urgently want to share. The time has come for us to do our part for Singapore. We must not repeat the mistakes of 2011. At the last general elections in 2011, 39.9% voted for the opposition and this resulted in the opposition winning 6 …

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What is responsible voting?

The following is a letter sent in by reader Lim NT. To some, elections are about the future of Singapore. We play a part in giving the right people the mandate to lead us, to keep Singapore exceptional. Hence, we should vote for individuals who can take on important roles in the government. Even if we were to accept this …

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Don’t respond to smearing with smearing, Daniel Goh urges supporters

The Workers' Party (WP) candidate, Daniel Goh, has urged the public not to respond to smearing with smearing. Dr Goh, who is an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore, posted the advice on his Facebook page on Friday, a day after the local mainstream media reported what was a poison-pen letter sent to them and WP leaders. The …

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Politicians can work without incentives? Don’t be “seduced”, says Vivian Balakrishnan

Suggestions that politicians can work without incentives is a seductive notion, especially during an election period, says the Minister of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR), Vivian Balakrishnan. The minister was speaking at a National Day Rally public forum organised by the government's feedback outfit, REACH. A participant had questioned the honorarium which Members of Parliament (MP) receive - which …

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Workers’ Party Candidate Dr Daniel Goh repudiates rumours of affair

By Lim Jia Liang An email alleges that Dr. Daniel Goh had an extra-marital affair with a student he was guiding for her PhD. This was sent to various media outlets and Workers' Party’s Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang and Chairperson Sylvia Lim. Dr Goh writes in a Facebook post, “I categorically refute the baseless allegations and I question the timing …

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