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“I have reconciled with the Chiams. The hatchet is buried.” – Ben Pwee

Shortly after the General Election in 2011, Benjamin Pwee left the Singapore People's Party (SPP) in a less than amicable manner. He cited irreconcilable differences with the leadership of the Chiams as one of the reasons for his departure from the party under which banner he contested the seat of Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC. Standing alongside Mr Chiam See Tong, SPP's …

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SPP’s Labour Day message

In SPP's Labour Day Message, Mr Chiam See Tong calls for greater salary growth, increased bargaining power and more investment in human resources. The statement can be read in full below. My fellow Singaporeans, Labour Day is a celebration of the working classes. We should not only recognize the contributions of workers – pledges must be made to better protect …

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Condolences from Chiam See Tong and SPP to PM Lee

The longest serving opposition Member of Parliament, Mr Chiam See Tong, and the party he leads, the Singapore People's Party, sent their condolences to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on the demise of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Mr Prime Minister, My wife and I are saddened to learn about the passing of your father, the first Prime Minister of Singapore, …

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Chiam See Tong: Government treats CPF as a business

By Kumaran Pillai - I had to make a quick stopover after lunch to cover the launch of SPP’s Financial Literacy Awareness Programme. I only planned to be there for 30 minutes to grab their standard press release and make a quick exit so that I can have nice Saturday afternoon with my wife and kids. But, fate has it …

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SDA-RP walkabout – pictures and video

The Singapore Democratic Alliance and the Reform Party held a joint-walkabout in Bishan on Sunday morning. The leaders of both parties, Mr Chiam See Tong of the SDA and Mr Kenneth Jeyaretnam of the RP, were there to lead the outing. Pictures and video by Boris Chan.

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Why is the HDB playing party politics?

I see no reason why the HDB should break the news to the losing PAP candidates. Does the HDB inform losing opposition candidates of impending upgrading in the wards they contested in, for example in East Coast or Tampines? Definitely not! Gerald Giam, on HDB informing losing PAP candidate in Potong Pasir, Sitoh YihPin, of the upcoming lift upgrading in …

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Chiam asks for two-member GRCs

Bigger GRCs are not needed because two-member GRCs can produce the optimum number of minority race MPs, while maximising meritocracy in the Singapore electoral system. Chiam See Tong

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