Monthly Archives: September 2015

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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PAP candidate at getai during election?

A member of the public sent the photo below to The Online Citizen (TOC) apparently showing the candidate for Nee Soon GRC, Lee Bee Wah, on stage at what is said to be a getai, the nightly event to commemorate the Seventh Month Festival. TOC understands that the incident took place on Friday evening. The opposition Workers’ Party, which is …

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Seeing the bigger picture behind the PAP’s “suicide squad”

By Cassandra Chia The People’s Action Party (PAP) team put together for Aljunied GRC this coming election is also known as the “suicide squad”. There is one veteran MP Yeo Guat Kwang. He has served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Aljunied GRC from 2001 to 2011, before moving to Ang Mo Kio GRC. Nevertheless, you would not really consider …

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SDP will be more than a check on the government

By Rachel Zeng The Singapore Democratic Party will be more than a check on the government in Parliament, said Wong Souk Yee, one of the party’s candidates for the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, in her maiden rally speech. Speaking at the SDP rally on 3 September at Choa Chu Kang Stadium, Dr Wong pointed out that since the last elections, the party …

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Reform Party issues strongly worded refutation of Han Hui Hui’s claims

“Her statement had no basis in fact and was wholly fabricated from start to finish. This was simply a blatant attempt at character assassination and moreover is not the first time that we have experienced Ms Han’s creative approach to telling the truth.” That was the reaction of The Reform Party (RP) to claims by Ms Han Hui Hui, the …

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No more NCMPs in Parliament after this election?

By Priscilla Chia In conversations with my pals about the elections, the issue of the Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) occasionally pops up. It is interesting to observe how the NCMP features in their calculations on how they might vote. The argument goes like this: “Actually hor, even if we don’t vote for the opposition, they can still be NCMP …

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Poster of PAP’s Holland-Bukit Timah team displayed beside Chinese altar

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) were out on their outreach activities when they came across a strange thing – the sight of mini-posters of the People’s Action Party’s team for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC. What was peculiar about this was that the posters were pasted on the wall of a Chinese altar. “We were doing our walkabout this morning at Ghim …

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