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About Howard Lee

Corporate communications professional turned journalist, Howard specialises in media analysis. The job and family currently leaves no time for his other passion - SCUBA diving - but he loves the greens and blues none the less.
Will the PAP post-GE2015 be more ready to engage?
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 10:41 pmBy Howard Lee Now that the People’s Action Party has achieved its “landslide” victory at the 2015 general elections, we can see that it is losing no time in consolidating its support to garner support Read More

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How did an expected watershed election turn into an unexpected landslide victory?
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:33 pmBy Cassandra Chia Lying on my sofa watching Channel 5, I could hear the commentators sharing their views on the possible voting trends, and opposition parties responding to media queries on their thoughts of the Read More

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GE2015 results – reviewing our democracy in the carrot-and-stick vote
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:33 pmBy Howard Lee It would take a very hard heart not to admit that the results of GE2015 point to something that is very different in Singapore. The real question is, what specifically? This question Read More

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GE2015 – Parties in review
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:33 pmBy Ghui One could be forgiven for thinking that Singapore’s political landscape changed overnight. In four years, the opposition parties have gained traction in an unprecedented way. New political parties have been formed. Fresh candidates Read More

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Condition, conditioning, conditioned – the vicious cycle
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 10:41 pmBy Reperio Simon Cherian George’s blog, aptly named “Air-conditioned Nation” gives us a hint of exactly what governance in Singapore is all about. We truly are an air-conditioned nation, in a bubble of our own. Read More

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Don’ts and dos of marking the ballot – don’t waste your precious vote
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:33 pmBy Jentrified Citizen Did you know that you could end up giving your precious vote to the party you dislike or end up spoiling your vote if you drew or wrote something rude in the Read More

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My vote – for a future leader, or future lead?
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:33 pmBy Howard Lee This Friday, I will bear the awesome responsibility of deciding on my vote for a future leader of Singapore. And I dare say this is more so than the responsibility that any Read More

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Lee Hsien Loong’s two challenges to voters and the opposition
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 10:41 pmBy Reperio Simon Watching Lee Hsien Loong at his lunch time rally on 8 September, I deduced that he has issued two challenges. The first challenge was to voters, the second was to the opposition parties. His Read More

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In search of election issues, and the arrogance of the PAP
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 10:41 pmBy Howard Lee When you attend a forum discussion that is titled “GE2015: The Big Issues” featuring election candidates, you might reasonably expect it to see some talk on what they feel are the current Read More

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The insidious measurement of affordability
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:33 pmBy GS In the PAP rally at Woodlands on 7 September, as part of the campaign for GE2015, Mr Khaw Boon Wan talked at length about housing and the various steps the PAP government has Read More

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