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Daily Archives: 2015-08-29

SDP reveals final slate of candidates

By Timothy Lai The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) unveiled its last slate of candidates this afternoon. They are Dr Wong Souk Yee, Adjunct Lecturer at the Centre for English Language Communication, National University of Singapore, Mr Sadasivam Veriyah, a teacher, grassroots leader and unionist, and Dr Chee Soon Juan, the Secretary-General of the SDP. The SDP has officially revealed all …

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AHPETC slams MND for careless accusations

The Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC), run by the Workers' Party (WP) has issued a strongly-worded rebuttal of the statement by the Ministry of National Development (MND) on Saturday. The MND had made allegations against the town council, claiming that its managing agent had "profiteered" from dealings with the town council. AHPETC wrote to Mr Han kok Juan, Senior Director …

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“With you, for you, for Singapore”: PAP launches manifesto

The People's Action Party (PAP) launched its manifesto this morning, accompanied by the slogan "With you, For You, For Singapore". "All these years we have been here, with you, for you, and for Singapore," PAP leader Lee Hsien Loong told about 1,000 assembled party members. "Now, we are at a turning point. The pioneer generation is fading away - Mr Lee …

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Workers’ Party introduces third batch of candidates

Workers' Party introduced its third batch of candidates at its headquarters on Friday afternoon. They are corporate lawyer He Ting Ru, 32; property agent Ron Tan, 30; polytechnic lecturer L. Somasundaram, 52; and businessman Adrian Sim, 43. Ms He is a graduate from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales. After working as legal …

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Reform Party introduces candidates for Ang Mo Kio GRC

By Eddy Chua The Reform Party (RP) introduced their slate of candidates for Ang Mo Kio GRC on Friday afternoon, introducing lawyer M. Ravi, businessman Osman Sulaiman, political blogger Roy Ngerng, social activist Gilbert Goh, former banker Jesse Loo and former Residents' Committee (RC) manager Siva Chandran. M Ravi will be leading the team in RP's bid for Ang Mo …

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Tan Lam Siong: Supporter of democracy or the “spoiler”?

Former National Solidarity Party (NSP) secretary-general and lawyer Tan Lam Siong has declared he will be running in Potong Pasir SMC as an independent candidate in the coming elections. This means he will likely enter a three-cornered fight at Potong Pasir, with Lina Chiam of the Singapore People's Party, and Sitoh Yi Pin of the People's Action Party. Mr Tan …

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PAP vs WP – Political blindspots and a credible opposition

By Ghui It has been four years since seven elected opposition MPs from the Workers' Party claimed victory in GE 2011. Opposition party supporters celebrated this high point in the political landscape in Singapore and much was made of this milestone. The backdrop against the 2011 election results was bubbling discontent within the populace at rising house prices and growing …

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K Shanmugam indicates intention to lodge police report over “seditious” comment

Singapore's incumbent Law Minister K Shanmugam has indicated an intention to lodge a police report against Sangeetha Thanapal for a comment he described as "inaccurate and seditious". Thanapal had written a Facebook post criticising comments that Shanmugam had made about Malaysian schools. In it, she suggested that he was an "Islamaphobic bigot who thinks Malay-Muslims are a threat." She also …

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