Monthly Archives: August 2015

The necessary inconvenience of breaking down racial facades

By Gangasudhan The ugly side of race and religion has surfaced yet again when outspoken critic of Singapore’s model of “multi-racialism” Sangeetha Thanapal accused Law Minister K Shanmugam of being an Islamaphobe, by citing an excerpt of a speech he had given. Soon after, the Minister put up a post on his Facebook page to clarify that Sangeetha had taken …

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SPP announces its candidates for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC

The Singapore People’s Party (SPP) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has confirmed the five members of their joint team who will be contesting Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC in the upcoming General Election. The five include DPP Secretary-General Benjamin Pwee, 47, and DPP Chairman Hamim Aliyas, 55; their SPP teammates are former marketing manager Law Kim Hwee, 55, training company manager …

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Workers’ Party’s Daniel Goh does not see PAP as the enemy

The following is an English translation of an article that appeared in Lianhe Zaobao today, 29 August 2015. The poison pen letter that the new Workers’ Party candidate received the night before put him in the spotlight. However, even after an entire day of answering questions from the media, Goh did not cancel his interview with Zaobao and met up …

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Questions asked over MND letter on AHPETC managing agents

A statement the Ministry of National Development (MND) released Saturday afternoon has triggered questions over whether both the civil service and the mainstream media have been used as vehicles for election politics. In a statement released at 5pm on Saturday, MND accused FM Solutions & Services (FMSS) – the managing agent of the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) from July 2011 …

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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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