Politics

WP chief Pritam Singh says opposition unity is difficult as all parties have different philosophies, in response to Lam-Goh spat

Workers’ Party (WP) chief Pritam Singh said in a Facebook post on Wednesday (13 November) that it’s difficult for opposition parties in Singapore to be united as different parties have different philosophies. In his post, Mr Singh also shared a Channel News Asia (CNA) article titled “Lam Pin Min calls out ‘irresponsible and abhorrent’ actions of opposition party member at …

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PM Lee addresses PAP politicians as “elites”, warns against allowing discord to take place with “the masses” in S’pore

At the PAP65 Awards and Convention at the Singapore Expo last Sun (10 Nov), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addressed some 2,500 People’s Action Party (PAP) activists as being among the “elite” in Singapore. PM Lee, who is also the ruling party’s secretary-general, warned party activists against allowing the seeds of discord to be planted between itself and the people …

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Singapore can be “easily torn apart” if society is not cohesive, people vote for political system that can’t fix the difference and move forward: Chan Chun Sing

On Monday (11 November), the Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said that a “strong, stable coherent political system” is required to stimulate confidence in the economy. Speaking in an interview with Channel News Asia, Mr Chan said that this would open the door for Singapore to attract “strong economic investments, creation of good jobs, helping everybody move …

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DPM Heng wants mainstream media to be trusted and reliable news source

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat wrote on his Facebook page saying that he visited SPH yesterday (11 Nov). “It’s my first look at SPH since they completed their renovations this year,” Heng said. “Saw the newly-built SPH studios and got a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how the various newsrooms operate.” Heng said that although the media landscape has changed, the …

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ST says sorry for publishing wrong info on how long Indian nationals can work in SG under CECA

Last Saturday (9 Nov), Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said that the Singapore-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) does not grant Indian nationals unconditional access into Singapore or immigration privileges. The news was picked up by the Straits Times (ST) and reported the following day (‘Free Trade Agreements have created more jobs for Singaporeans: Chan Chun Sing‘, 10 …

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Parliamentary motion on recusal of WP MPs should serve as “solemn reminder” to set “higher bar” for S’pore’s leadership: DPM Heng

The Parliamentary motion on “should be a solemn reminder” for Singapore’s leadership to “even higher bar for ourselves”, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Sun (10 Nov). Speaking at the PAP65 Awards and Convention at the Singapore Expo, which he dubbed as most likely being “the last party gathering before the next General Election”, Heng said that “as the …

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PSP conducted its second walkabout on Saturday, opted to use public transportation around island to greet the public

On Saturday afternoon (9 November), the newest political party in the country, Progress Singapore Party (PSP), conducted its second island-wide walkabout. Instead of opting for the conventional way of visiting and reaching out to people, the team decided to use public transportation like MRT and buses to go around the island in order to meet members of the public and …

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All eyes on SPP’s Jose Raymond in Potong Pasir 

One month ago, Mr Jose Raymond was just an ordinary member of the Singapore People’s Party (SPP). And he barely made the cut for the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the SPP, and only made it after a face-off with Fazli Talip, a 2011 Workers Party candidate and a serving CEC member of the SPP. But on 5 November at …

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