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Straits Times wants to edit out parts of Chee’s letter to Chan

On Friday, 16 January 2015, the Straits Times published a letter from the Minister of Social and Family Development (MSF), Chan Chun Sing. The letter, titled “Chee sacrifices S’pore to win points overseas: Chan Chun Sing”, was a response to an earlier letter by Dr Chee Soon Juan, secretary general of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), on 18 December in …

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Contest in Tanjong Pagar GRC will decide S’pore’s future

By Andrew Loh Over the weekend, the new Singaporeans First Party (SFP) conducted a walkabout in the Tanjong Pagar group representation constituency (GRC). Among the more than 20 members and supporters were six of the party’s 10 founding members, including its secretary-general and former presidential candidate, Tan Jee Say. It is the SFP’s first foray as a political party into …

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The PAP’s “aim number one” 60 years ago

The People’s Action Party (PAP) was formed on 12 November 1954. This year thus marks the party’s 60th anniversary. According to the PAP Facebook page: “Lee [Kuan Yew] formed the socialist People’s Action Party (PAP)… with a group of English-educated middle-class colleagues and pro-communist trade unionists…” The next year, 1955, the PAP nominated five candidates for the Legislative Assembly elections. …

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What is the Government trying to hide?

“What is the Government trying to hide?” That is a question which has been raised more frequently in recent times, as Singapore approaches its 50th birthday as a nation. Specifically, the question refers to the authorities’ ban on films and alternative accounts of Singapore’s history which have come into the spotlight in recent years. It is thus no surprise that …

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