Current Affairs

The track record that matters more

Andrew Loh Once every five years, People’s Action Party (PAP) Members of Parliament (MPs) pose for photo-ops with the media when launching estate upgrading programmes in the heartlands. In recent days, one would have heard PAP MPs cite their “track record” in the constituencies they are responsible for as proof of their capabilities and performance. The latest one to do …

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Another social media boo boo by PAP MP?

PAP MP for Mountbatten SMC, Lim Biow Chuan, posted the following photo on his Facebook page, apparently on 18 April 2011. Notice that the picture says: “23172 people like this”: But if you click on his actual Facebook page, it has only 244 “likes” – even on 23 April 2011 – as can be seen in the screenshot below: When …

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Shoulder parrots give MPs street cred

Meena Curren RETIRED acupuncturist Zeng Guoyuan, 57 announced his candidacy as an independent for any uncontested ward on Thursday – and then created a frenzy by being interviewed by Channel NewsAsia with a parrot on his shoulder. In what could become a campaign pop trend, many PAP MPs, still stinging from the mounting scathing criticisms against them in cyberspace, are …

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SDP introduces five more candidates for GE

The Singapore Democratic Party introduced its second slate of candidates on Friday for the General Election. They are Mr Mohd Isa Abdul Aziz, Mr Sadasivam Veriyah, Mr Tan Jee Say, Dr Ang Yong Guan and Mr Gerald Sng. You can read about the press conference and the five candidates at the following sites: SDP website. Yahoo News. Channel NewsAsia. Straits …

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Time to make a decision on S’pore: SDP

Jewel Philemon/ Pictures by Jeremy Philemon The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) unveiled its first batch of six candidates for the upcoming General Election (GE) on Thursday, at a press conference held at The Landmark Village Hotel. SDP secretary-general Dr Chee Soon Juan said the slate of candidates the party will be fielding in this GE are ‘high-calibre professionals’ and ‘committed …

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“Foreign workers help create good jobs for S’poreans: PM”

  Leong Sze Hian I refer to the reports “Foreign workers help create good jobs for S’poreans: PM” (Straits Times, 22 April) and “Foreign workers help to create more good jobs for Singaporeans: PM”. The former states that: “In his speech, Mr Lee [Hsien Loong] noted that six in 10 of the employees are ‘Singaporeans and permanent residents’. Singapore residents …

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Don’t sidetrack on issue of public housing, Low tells Mah

Ko Siew Huey / Picture by Woon Hian Chong. Rebutting National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan’s comments that the proposal by the Worker’s Party (WP) to lower the prices of new Housing Board (HDB) flats is dangerous and against the interest of Singaporeans, WP Secretary General Low Thia Khiang said that Mr Mah’s statements were “calculated to confuse Singaporeans.” At …

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TOC Breaking News: Tan Jee Say and Ang Yong Guan join SDP

TOC has confirmed through reliable sources that two heavyweight candidates have joined the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP). Mr Tan Jee Say, former Principal Private Secretary to Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and prominent grassroots leader Dr Ang Yong Guan have thrown their lot in with the party. [Picture right: Tan Jee Say, in black jacket; and Ang Yong Guan] Mr …

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WP’s new candidates want to work towards Govt accountability

Ko Siew Huey / The Worker’s Party (WP) introduced its second batch of four candidates on Thursday All four reiterated a common vision that motivated them to stand for elections – to build a political system with an effective mechanism of checks and balances that would hold the government accountable to its people. The four candidates are Angela Oon Kheng Faye, …

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Voters are left wondering about PAP manifesto

Andrew Loh Senior members of the People’s Action Party (PAP) have been calling on Singaporeans to scrutinise the manifestos of the opposition parties. Mr Wong Kan Seng, in particular, had urged voters to “drill down to the details as to what exactly do they mean by their specific recommendations.” Mr Wong, who is also the 1st Assistant Secretary General of …

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