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Daily Archives: 2015-09-03

The Old Left hits the ground for the 2015 general election

“Hello! 有人在家吗?我们是新加坡民主党,请你们投我们一票!” (“Hello, is anyone home? We’re from the Singapore Democratic Party, please vote for us!”) I followed the two grey-haired men from door to door on Wednesday evening as they greeted residents with a smile and handed over party collaterals for the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP). There were four flats on each floor in that 25-storey block in Ghim Moh, …

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Your candidate: Terence Tan – From the world to S’pore

After returning to Singapore in 2010, having spent almost a decade traversing the world being a successful entrepreneur, Mr Terence Tan found that things had changed. Terence Tan had spent almost a decade abroad, traversing the world – from Spain to Indonesia – as a successful entrepreneur. “I got back to Singapore in or about 2010, having spent nearly a …

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The irony in this photo

The photo below was contributed by one reader who is too young to vote. Just wanted to post this photo with the upcoming General Election around the corner. I myself am too young to vote, but how I wish I could.

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The poor in Singapore are on a train to Greece

By Kumaran Pillai There was a public outrage when a man who couldn’t manage the YOG budget cast doubt on the Singapore Democratic Party’s economic plan. That man was none other the PAP candidate helming Holland-Buikit Timah GRC, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan. His poignant remarks that SDP would lead Singapore on the path of bankruptcy rang a little hollow. Greece is …

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Making Singapore our happy home through GE2015, post-SG50

The following letter was sent in by a reader. This is home truly, where I know I must be Where my dreams wait for me, where the river always flows This is home surely, as my senses tell me This is where I won't be alone, for this is where I know it's home By now, you should be very …

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Sylvia Lim clears up allegations against the WP regarding AHPETC

By Tiffany Gwee Photo credit: Chong Woon Hian During the Workers’ Party’s (WP) first rally last night, Chairman Sylvia Lim committed her whole rally speech to help clear up the one issue that has been on everyone’s minds – the problem within the AHPETC and its financial issues that has been constantly brought up by politicians and news sources alike …

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Lee’s poster around S’pore – is it against the law?

UPDATE, 3 September, 9.50am: "Under the law, the face of the political party’s leader can be used in the posters for the candidates standing for that political party, since voters would be able to identify the political party leader with that political party.  This has been the practice in past elections." - Government website, Factually. Concerns have been raised since …

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The most brilliant poster placement in propaganda war

The knives are out, the words are sharp, the war is well and truly underway - and so too the battle for visibility. The political parties rushed to put up their political posters soon after Nomination Day was over, with the usual face shots of candidates being hung in all the constituencies. They were the usual posters, really, which we …

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WP comes out swinging, sets record straight on AHPETC

After almost two years of badgering by the ruling party, all three chairpersons of the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) stoutly defended their town council’s record and performance at the Workers’ Party’s (WP) rally in Hougang on Wednesday night. The party’s secretary general, Low Thia Khiang, also gave an impassioned chastisement of the People’s Action Party (PAP) for grossly exaggerating …

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