Current Affairs

George Yeo’s press statement

Press Statement by George Yeo on 10 May 2011 at MFA Thank you for waiting a couple of days for me to rest before meeting you. I would like to make some remarks before taking questions. Aljunied voters have decided and I respect their decision. Having committed 23 years of service to the residents, it is only natural for me …

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A new hope

Steffen Toh / In the wee hours of Sunday morning, as the dust of the just-concluded battle royale in Aljunied barely settled, a friend on Facebook wondered, with more than a tinge of sadness, if ‘Singapore and Singaporeans have won tonight.’ The answer is that we won’t know for sure; we can only hope, but my word, do we have …

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The battle for 2016 starts now

Yong Yang I woke up this morning with mixed feelings. While I’m ecstatic that the Worker’s Party has finally clinched a Group Representation Constituency, I can’t help but feel that we can only truly celebrate when we manage to hold on the Aljunied GRC in the 2016 Election. Call me a pessimist, but there is not much cause for celebration …

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When opposing is the loyal, royal thing to do

Edmund Tee Before I start in earnest, I hope everybody recognizes that despite everything that the incumbent has done to stack the odds in its favour, I am grateful that we have an electoral system that actually leads to a result which the incumbent is mightily upset about. I ask that Singaporeans not lose sight of that. Now, the most …

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Autocracy, belief and control

Karen Tse / “You believe the Workers’ Party is in Parliament to help the good of Singaporeans or to oppose the PAP?” – Straits Times, 9 May. Before I answer MM Lee, I would like to pose MM Lee and anyone who shares a similar concern a question. Which person is more useful to you: the one who imagines why …

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Lets strive towards a First World Parliament: WP

Press release by the Workers’ Party. The Workers’ Party would like to thank all voters, members, friends, volunteers and supporters who have directly and indirectly helped us in our journey towards a First World Parliament in GE 2011! Thank you, the voters of Aljunied GRC and Hougang SMC for giving us your support to vote our candidates into the 12th …

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A new chapter for the SDP has just begun

Andrew Loh The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) may do better than what the Workers’ Party (WP) have done come the next General Election. The WP’s victory in Aljunied GRC is based on several factors, of course. These include its consistent grassroots work, trustworthy brand names of Low Thia Khiang, Sylvia Lim and the party itself, and a slate of credible …

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The fall of Potong Pasir – a resident’s account

  Emir Shafri After hours on end at the edge of my seat, I received horrible word. Potong Pasir has fallen. Potong Pasir. The opposition stronghold Potong Pasir. My Potong Pasir. Damn. A year ago, I moved to Potong Pasir, and fell in love with it. To me, it represented one of Singapore’s last bastions for democracy. It was the outlier: a …

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Post-GE 2011, and the fire within

Howard Lee On the morning of cooling-off day, I was moved by what I read on the front page of Today. The page was split in half – the perfect picture of balance. On one side, the image of Low Thia Kiang, the other of George Yeo. The commentaries ran down the centre. But what struck me was not the attempt …

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