Daily Archives: 2015-09-05

Selective editing of SPP’s rally speech by Channel NewsAsia

By LL “I don’t want to live in a Singapore with 10 million people,” is the opening line from Channel NewsAsia’s (CNA) edited speech by SPP’s Mr Ravi Philemon on 4 Sept. Understandably, Mr Philemon’s comment has attracted a barrage of criticism from people pointing out that this 10-million figure seems plucked from thin air. “Which planet are they getting …

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TOC News Tonight – Promises, Promises

We present episode three of TOC News Tonight for the Singapore General Elections 2015 (where tonight is probably the next day). Senior Legal Correspondent Priscilla Chia talks about the importance of not making promises. PJ Thum is slightly impressed by Dr Chee Soon Juan’s grasp of many languages. Thum also speaks with Margaret Thomas. Margaret has some 30 years of …

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Affordable public housing, healthcare and “Return our CPF”

Article and photos by Richard Seah Radin Mas independent candidate Han Hui Hui kicked off her maiden election rally on Thursday night by defending her decision to create a three-corner fight in the single-member constituency. Her comments stirred controversy and led Reform Party (RP) Secretary General Kenneth Jeyaretnam to refute her statements the following day. Han had said: “I was …

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Lim Swee Say criticised for remarks on M’sia and China

Mr Lim Swee Say, the People’s Action Party (PAP) candidate for East Coast GRC, has been criticised for his remarks on China and Malaysia. In a rally speech on Thursday, Mr Lim was trying to espouse the virtues of being a citizen of Singapore. He made personal references to emphasise his point by relating how his father had come from …

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#GE2015 Day 4 Diary: Opposition rallies feature parallels

When multiple parties are talking about the same issues in different rally sites on the same night, you know for sure that they’re hot-button topics. As we looked through the live updates coming in from the different rallies, we start to notice some parallels… CPF The CPF was brought up at rallies last night, and again tonight. It’ll probably be …

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Candidates’ campaigning in middle of roads pose safety risk: Police

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has issued a statement on Friday with regards to reports that some election candidates and their supporters had distributed campaign material to passing motorists in the middle of the road. “In response to media queries on election candidates and their volunteers distributing campaign flyers on roads to passing motorists, the Police advise that such activities …

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