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Daily Archives: 2015-09-07

Some thoughts on GE2015

Image - Wikipedia By Jared Dass Come September 11, Singapore will go to the polls, 31 days after the island’s “SG50 Golden Jubilee” celebration. No coincidence perhaps, but the time for elections had in truth drawn close. At 25 years old, I approach this election as a first time voter, having narrowly missed the last opportunity in 2011. My thoughts …

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Resident files police report on PAP candidate’s getai appearance

By Sherman Tang A Hougang resident has filed a police report regarding  Ms Lee Bee Wah's appearance at a Hungry Ghost Festival, also known as the lunar Seventh Month Festival, getai performance in Nee Soon on 4 September, The Online Citizen (TOC) has learnt. Ms Lee is the People's Action Party (PAP) candidate for Nee Soon GRC, and the Member of Parliament (MP) …

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The Myopic, the Disgruntled, and the Learned: My thoughts on GE2015

By Bruno Poh I was recently approached to pen my thoughts on the ongoing General Elections. This would be my first time at the polls, having turned 25 this year. I agreed to write a short opinion piece that is representative of my perspective thus far. I am neither a seasoned politician nor a political analyst. I am simply writing …

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Death to the GRCs

By Ray Chow Singapore actually has a very skewed elected Parliament. You might have heard the British complaining earlier this year that they had the worst election ever, with the Tories winning more than half the seats in Parliament even though they only had 37% of the votes. There was an uproar in neighbouring Malaysia when the Barisan Nasional won 60% …

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PAP’s Achilles heel is its inability to run a dignified election

By Anil Balchandani This year, through events to celebrate our jubilee year of independence, the residents and citizens have gotten to see Singapore in all its splendor. A large part of our nation’s success is the result of good leadership by government, and concomitant hard work by its residents. The Prime Minister and his team, for all their hard work and …

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PAP checks itself? It’s a “more seductive lie”: Sylvia Lim

By Yee Kai / Additional reporting by Andrew Loh Sylvia Lim, the chairman of the Workers’ Party, called for voters to “reinforce and renew the ranks of (the Workers’ Party) in parliament” by voting in more WP candidates. This is because, she said, Singaporeans should have an “insurance” in parliament if the ruling party should become corrupt or fail. Referring …

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Too many flats, too few hospital beds

By Anthony Cheng On Saturday, 5 September 2015, I wrote an article questioning the rush for more land sales. In short, there are more residential units coming on stream (approx. 178K) in the next three years than what the market filled (approx. 124k) in the last 10 years! It’s a humongous oversupply and yet, the recent income cap revisions are …

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The deciding factor for your future – moral authority

By John Tan I have always had the uncomfortable feeling when discussing the policies of the government and the nice comfortable environment that some of us are living in. Some of my friends tell me we are better than the countries around us ( jobs, education, etc ) and I do understand what they are saying yet felt something is …

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“Welcome to Battlefield Mountbatten”: Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss strives to swing voters her way

At nine on a Saturday morning Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss and volunteers gathered near the iconic, old-school dove playground in Dakota Crescent, getting ready to canvass the flats nearby. “We gave ourselves three hours,” she told TOC. “We visited before but went in a more zig-zag fashion. Now we want to cover the area more systematically.” Covering the area systematically involved riding …

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