Politics

Breaking news: Yaw Shin Leong has been sacked from Workers' Party

Our reporter Kumaran Pillai reporting from Workers' Party HQ confirms that MP for Hougang SMC Yaw Shin Leong has been sacked from the Workers' Party. We will bring you more updates soon. the following is a statement from Workers' Party on the expulsion of its member and Member of Parliament for Hougang Yaw Shin Leong: "The Workers’ Party has expelled …

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Jarrod Luo resigns from SDP

~by: Cheong Yaoming and Ng Yi Shu~ Jarrod Luo Singapore Democratic Party's (SDP) candidate for GE 2011 and former Honorary Secretary of Young Democrats has resigned from the Party on 9 February 2012.  A spokesperson for SDP in confirming Mr Luo's resignation said: "The SDP can confirm that disciplinary action was taken against Mr Jarrod Luo who was suspended in December 2011. The …

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Hard Truths apply to WP too

~Editorial~ The Yaw Shin Leong fiasco has the potential to do irreparable damage to the Worker’s Party (WP) if a full and frank accounting to the public is not done. Opposition sympathetic supporters online have attempted to shift the focus of the discussion to a media “witch hunt” of Mr Yaw.  Blaming the media is an unfortunate public display of …

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It's the voters who'll have to judge Mr Yaw

~by: Tan Kin Lian~ I agree with the decision taken by MP Yaw Shin Leong to resign as treasurer of the Workers Party and the exemplary approach taken by the leadership of the Workers Party in handling this difficult issue. I also agree with the stance taken by Mr Yaw and the leaders of the Workers Party in choosing to remain silent over the rumors of extra …

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Remembering Dr Toh Chin Chye

~by: Dr Wong Wee Nam~ I cannot forget his kind gesture. It was the morning after the 1997 General Election. I had come back at 2 am after the results had been announced that my team had lost. I went straight to bed. At 8 am, the phone rang and woke me up. At the other end was the familiar …

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Toh Chin Chye and Lee Kuan Yew were cut from the same cloth

~by: Ravi Philemon~ With the passing away of Dr Toh Chin Chye, many have come forward to express gratitude for his immense contribution to the country. Some from the opposition and the civil society also have expressed their admiration for him. Mr Chiam See Tong for example paid tribute to him saying, "I admire Dr Toh for how he fought …

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The PAP – A victim of its own success

~by: Ghui~ In the 60s and 70s, we believed wholeheartedly in the PAP. They fought for our best interests and we supported them with unstinting devotion. The PAP led us through our separation from Malaysia and saw us through our turbulent years of nation building. We had unwavering faith in the PAP and believed that they brought our little island …

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Conversations on mandatory death penalty must be based on facts

~by: Ravi Philemon~ On 1 February 2012, I wrote an article for TOC titled, 'Death penalty has contributed to low rates of drug use? Where's the proof?'. In that article I had said: I refer to the Law Ministry's media release refuting Human Rights Watch's (HRW) country report for Singapore. In its media release the Law Ministry said, " HRW also made …

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Chiam See Tong: We have no ill intentions towards the ex-CEC members

the following is a public statement by Mr Chiam See Tong: Some of the claims made in public against members in the SPP and myself have become so warped that I am now compelled to give a personal explanation. The six members of the CEC submitted their resignations to the party on 27 January, asking for that to take place …

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We wish SPP and Mrs Chiam all the best

the following is a media release by the 6 who recently resigned from Singapore People's Party: We are glad to hear that the recent SPP OPC elections was held constitutionally. Such public clarification and accountability bodes well for the SPP's credibility. Our differences in opinion over leadership style have never ever been with Mr Chiam. We hold Mr Chiam in …

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