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Daily Archives: 2015-09-06

5th PAP candidate spotted at getai, police need to explain inaction

Yet another People's Action Party (PAP) candidate has been spotted and photographed attending a getai, the nightly entertainment event during the Chinese Seventh Month Festival. A photo purportedly of PAP candidate for Ang Mo Kio GRC, Ang Hin Kee, has been posted online, apparently speaking at a getai over the weekend. Mr Ang is part of the PAP team which …

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Online political literacy tool Electionaire goes viral

An online political literacy tool that purports to tell users which of the 10 Singapore political parties they are most aligned with based on their responses to a survey, Electionaire, has gone viral, according to a press release by the team of five third-year Yale-NUS College students who created it. Electionaire was accessed by more than 75,000 users and received at …

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Have no fear. Your vote is secret – Maruah video

Some Singaporeans have never voted in their lives, like film and theatre director Glen Goei and actor and director Pam Oei, and will be doing so for the first time this GE2015. They and other familiar faces from Singapore's theatre scene discuss the secrecy of the vote in a video by Singapore-based human rights non-governmental organisation Maruah. Besides taking viewers through …

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Business as usual this GE, or time for change?

By Smiley Face Wow, what a week! First time in the history of Singapore that we have all constituencies being contested. Is this really the turning point for Singapore? As a Singaporean who has left Singapore for 27 years (long time isn't it?) and who has just returned, I cannot help but feel that I have come back at the …

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Encounter between a resident and PAP activists

A TOC reader shared a video entitled "East Coast GRC how PAP will lose", which shows an encounter between a resident of a private estate and a group of activists campaigning for the People's Action Party. It is said that the video is taken at Limau Estate of East Coast GRC. In the video, the resident complains about the issues that …

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Fabrications of the FAP

By Lim Jia Liang There's so much misinformation and half-truths that are being repeated out there that it makes things difficult for voters to make an informed decision. Take Fabrications About The PAP (FAP) for example. Rather than focusing on what the Party can do for Singaporeans, or the plans and policies it has for the future, or what the PAP …

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Why is it so hard to talk to the PAP?

By GS Seeing the uninspired speeches delivered at the rallies, only one thing is certain – the incumbent People’s Action Party MPs are all incredibly pleased with their performance and since it is a sure thing that municipal matters will carry on as normal after the elections, they deserve to be voted into parliament. It appears as though none of …

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GE2015: The Minimum Wage vs Progressive Wage models (Part II)

By The Fool In the previous post, The Foot introduced the concepts of the Minimum Wage model as well as the tenets of the Progressive Wage model. The goal of this post is to show that the prerequisites of the Progressive Wage model have not yet been met in Singapore. Therefore more has to be done for the country than …

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GE2015: The Minimum Wage vs Progressive Wage models (Part I)

By The Fool As elections draw closer, The Fool feels the urge to address a contentious issue that has come up in recent discourses – The Minimum Wage and the Progressive Wage Model. These concepts are obviously more complex than I am making them out to be, but they generally attempt to balance the demands of the economy with the demand for higher worker …

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Cronyism and aristocracy undermines PAP’s claim of meritocracy: SingFirst

Photo credit: Kurt Ganapathy Secretary-General of the Singaporeans First Party (SingFirst), Tan Jee Say, took the People’s Action Party (PAP) to task at its rally on Saturday for undermining its own claim of meritocracy. He also shot down PAP candidate for Tanjong Pagar, Indranee Rajah, who claimed that the PAP puts Singaporeans “front and centre” of everything it does. “I …

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