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Tag Archives: Punggol By-Election

Subdued and Sombre Atmosphere for PAP

By Benjamin Cheah Grim faces crowded around the television screens. Channel News Asia had set up a command centre at the void deck of Block 124A, and residents took full advantage of the televisions the CNA team used to coordinate their broadcast. When Returning Officer Mr Yam Ah Mee took the podium, a buzz rippled through the residents. Earlier that …

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BE2013 – looking back to look forward

By Howard Lee The results for the Punggol East By-Election might or might not have been a surprise for the nation. But if you ask me, the results are significant enough to suggest that we need to ask two very important questions. The first question is, I think, more important: As a microcosmic representation of the Singapore electorate, what can …

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Second Chance at Punggol East

By Benjamin Cheah Two years ago, I stood in line at North Spring Primary School and cast my virgin vote for the General Elections. Back then I didn’t think I’d be back anytime soon. But life has a funny way of breaking assumptions. Everybody has different reasons for voting. Working with other TOC volunteers, I have spoken to people who …

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Singapore Democratic Alliance Campaign for the by-election

By Darren Boon Dedicated Local, Determined Leader. This is how Mr Desmond Lim, Secretary-General of the Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA), had been portraying himself during his campaign as the candidate for Punggol East. Many will agree that he has remained determined and dedicated, devoting time, money and energy to increase the publicity on SDA, about himself and what he can …

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The Reform Party's campaign for the Punggol East By-election

By Sharon Ng The Reform Party (RP) last contested in  the West Coast GRC and the Ang Mo Kio GRC in the  General Elections in 2011. It managed to garner over 30 per cent of the votes in both GRCs, a decent showing for relative newcomers to politics. Perhaps based on that performance and also to further ‘brand’ the Reform …

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Workers’ Party Campaign for the by-election

By: Ng Yi Shu Since the 14th of January the Workers’ Party candidate Ms Lee Li Lian has been working tirelessly the ground of Punggol East in her campaign. In an effort to win the votes of the demographic,  Ms Lee has addressed issues that relate to residents. Her party has also assured residents of their track record both in …

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The Speaker for Parliament should be impartial

By Ghui The question of where the government begins and where the PAP ends is not an easy one to answer in a political landscape like that of Singapore’s whereby the country’s elected government is dominated by a single party. This quandary presented itself again when Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament for Jurong GRC, Madam Halimah Yacob publicly …

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