Politics

People’s Voice Party members, S’porean activist Tan Wah Piow meet M’sian MP and Bersih organiser Maria Chin Abdullah in KL

People’s Voice Party (PVP) chief Lim Tean, alongside PVP’s “Shadow Cabinet” members Leong Sze Hian and Nassir Ismail, paid what he has dubbed a “courtesy visit” to Malaysian Member of Parliament (MP) Maria Chin Abdullah yesterday afternoon (26 Aug) in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Ms Chin, who is well-known for her significant role in the Bersih protests that …

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PSP CEC member: Redwire Times’ claim about PSP candidate unfounded and without basis

Progress Singapore Party has denied the claim by local social-political site, Redwire Times that business woman and activist, Hani Mohamed will be inducted as its candidate for the upcoming General Election. In its article, “GE Insider: Hani Mohamed expected to Contest for “Cheng Bock’s Angels”, aka Progress Singapore Party”, Redwire Times attributed the claim of Ms Hani’s supposed induction to …

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Chiam See Tong Sports Fund raises nearly S$170k in gala dinner – but founding member says amount needed to effectively run multiple programmes up to S$900k

The Chiam See Tong Sports Fund yesterday (22 Aug) has successfully raised over S$160,000 through its Gala Dinner at the Marriott Tang Plaza in an effort to provide financial support to under-resourced Singaporean athletes. The sports fund was set up in the name of the veteran opposition politician, who served as Singapore’s longest-serving opposition MP in Potong Pasir SMC for 1984 …

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It will be the end of Singapore if people who lack “honesty, dedication and competency” run the Government, says ESM Goh

While speaking at the Marina Parade National Day Dinner on Saturday (17 August), Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said that it’s getting tougher to convince individuals who are dedicated, able and honest to join politics and serve the country. However, he stressed that this is not solely a problem for the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP), rather a national …

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PAP’s “inbreeding of ideas” produces “defective policies”; new ideas should be incorporated into S’pore’s political “gene pool”: SDP chief Chee Soon Juan

The “inbreeding of ideas” within PAP has produced “defective policies” for Singapore in the last 15 years, resulting in “a malformed economy”, said Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chief Chee Soon Juan. “The autocratic effort of keeping the political bloodline pure within the PAP has produced a society unable to respond to changes and begun the slow but certain undoing of …

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ELD debunks “fake news” regarding next GE taking place in Sep

The Election Department (ELD) has rejected rumours surrounding when the next General Election (GE) will be held. Responding to Channel 8’s queries, ELD said that contrary to what was said in a text message that has been widely circulated, the next GE will not be held on 21 Sep. The ELD also refuted other claims made in the text message, …

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