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“Urgency for us to find our identity and voice again”

Below is a comment made on a post on The Online Citizen’s Facebook page by Zam.  I was one of the attendees of the event on Saturday.  I am very clear with why I was there from the start. To stand for what I believe in – Democracy and Meritocracy. I have always believe in leadership that’s far-sighted. The reason for …

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Halimah ignored the issues brought up by her detractors and refuse to give answers to them

A Straits Times article, “No let-up in online criticism of uncontested election” by Tham Yuen-C. an assistant Political Editor wrote on the online criticism of uncontested Presidential Election which saw Mdm Halimah Yacob, the sole candidate who received the Certificate of Eligibility, to be declared as the 8th President of Singapore. It states, “But the run-up to yesterday was still bruising, with …

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Singaporeans should not allow a reserved Presidency to devalue what we hold dear

A Straits Times article, “No let-up in online criticism of uncontested election” by Tham Yuen-C. an assistant Political Editor wrote on the online criticism of uncontested Presidential Election which saw Mdm Halimah Yacob, the sole candidate who received the Certificate of Eligibility, to be declared as the 8th President of Singapore. It states, “But the run-up to yesterday was still bruising, with …

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Dr Tan Cheng Bock: Walkover troubles Singaporeans

Dr Tan Cheng Bock, former People’s Action Party Member of Parliament and Presidential Candidate in the Presidential Election 2011 has posted his congratulations to Mdm Halimah Yacob, who was announced President Elect today after no other candidates qualify to stand in the Presidential Election. However, Dr Tan notes that Singaporeans are unhappy with the walkover which he attribute to the …

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“No longer the Singapore that I was once proud of”

A passionate yet disappointed Singaporean took to Mdm Halimah’s Facebook page and posted a comment on a recent posting to express her disappointment over the reserved Presidential Election (PE). Serene Ng wrote, “Dear Madam, I personally have nothing against you, it’s the process that made you president which made me disappointed. I was once a proud Singaporean, glad to share …

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Readers shout down ST’s article criticising questions over “Malayness” of would-be Presidential candidates

In a opinion piece published by the Straits Times on 20 July, “Doubts about presidential hopefuls not being Malay enough are off track“, ST Political Editor Zakir Hussain argues that the very nature of this year’s contest has misdirected energies towards securing the ‘most authentic’ candidate instead of a Malay candidate who would make the best head of state. He wrote that …

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Netizens call out on insinuations made towards Workers’ Party run town council

Findings by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) regarding the appointment of FM Solutions and Services (FMSS) by the former managing agent of the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) to manage Punggol-East SMC, has suggested that “it could not be said to be done in the best interest of the Town Council or in good faith”. After the 2015 General Election, Pasir Ris-Punggol …

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