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Tag Archives: GE2011 One Year On

One Year After A Watershed Election, Reading The Signs

~by  Catherine Lim ~ One year after the watershed General Election of May 2011 (GE 2011), political observers, reading the signs being sent out by the government, must be wondering about when - or if - the changes that had then seemed an inevitable consequence of the election, would actually take place. For currently, the signs are mixed and ambiguous, …

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The SPP – After Potong Pasir

A “GE2011 One Year On” special report ~ By Benjamin Cheah ~ In the 2011 General Elections, Chiam See Tong made his biggest gamble. The veteran politician ventured out of the traditional Singapore People’s Party (SPP) stronghold of Potong Pasir, leading a team to challenge then-Deputy Prime Minister in Bishan-Toa Payoh. Mr Chiam’s wife Lina stood in his stead, standing …

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The WP – being effective, in and out of Parliament

A “GE2011 One Year On” special report ~ By Gordon Lee ~ One year ago, the Workers’ Party made history and headlines with their first-ever victory of a GRC - Aljunied GRC. In one fell swoop, this sent five of their members into the House of Parliament. The WP now had to live up to the promises made, the hopes …

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The PAP – facing its new mandate

A “GE2011 One Year On” special report ~ By Ghui ~ Pre GE 2011, the political landscape in Singapore has been virtually static since the 60s. The PAP dominated the scene and it was a forgone conclusion that they would win every election. Of course, the PAP still reigns supreme, All ministers are PAP members and the PAP still hold …

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GE2011 One Year On – A TOC Special

~ TOC Editorial ~ April 2012 will forever be remembered as arguably the most significant milestone month in Singapore's online media landscape. No, it has nothing to do with TOC's indulgence with its April Fool's joke, much as we wish our sense of humour is that well liked. It also has nothing to do with what would likely be the …

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Tan Jee Say: PAP has become incompetent

~ By Tan Jee Say ~ I was a guest speaker at the dinner of Rotary Club Jurong Town on 24 April 2012. I shared with Club members what I thought should be the focus of Singapore politics going forward.  The pre-occupation of opposition parties thus far has been on providing checks and balances to the ruling party. The fundamental …

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In focus: Vincent Wijeysingha

~ By Kumaran Pillai ~ In an exclusive interview with TOC, Dr Vincent Wijeysingha lets his hair down and speaks candidly about himself, his outlook, his beliefs and he has a message to his supporters and well-wishers. He was grinning ear to ear especially while answering questions 2 & 3. And he looked serious and uncompromising when he talked about …

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James Gomez: PAP is in policy inertia

~ By Kumaran Pillai ~ 1st May 2012 – The Singapore Democratic Party was in general elections mode today. For the 1st time in the history of SDP and possibly a first for an opposition party, the SDP has organized an elaborate May Day Rally for Singaporean workers, the party supporters and their constituents. The event was a fun-filled afternoon …

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SDP's Dr Juwita Rahmat speaks about her political journey

~ By Kumaran Pillai ~ A fresh new political talent has emerged from the ranks of the Singapore Democratic Party. Dr Juwita Rahmat, a 33 year old researcher with a local institution decides to follow the footsteps of what so many female political figures like Michelle Lee and Jeannette Chong have done in the past – to try her hand …

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