Tag: 2020 General Election

PSP e-rally: PAP’s party whip system is “an outdated concept”

Singapore – The Progress Singapore held its first e-rally on June 4. Present at the rally was its Tanjong Pagar GRC Team comprising Abas Kasmani, Harish Pillay, Michael Chua, Wendy Low and Terence Soon, as well as stand-alone candidate for Kebun Baru SMC Kumaran...

GE2020: Highlights of what went down in the Political Debate hosted by Mediacorp

Singapore – On June 1, Mediacorp hosted a GE2020 political debate with the four parties that are fielding the most candidates for the coming election: the People’s Action Party (PAP), Progress Singapore Party (PSP), Worker’s Party (WP) and Singapore Democratic Party (SDP).  Their respective...

PAP candidates at Aljunied: “We think we can do better”

Singapore—The candidates for the People’s Action Party (PAP) contesting in opposition stronghold Aljunied GRC said on Wednesday morning (July 1) that Aljunied is "not owned by one party” and that they “think we can do better.” Moreover, the candidates said that the issue that affects...

Together in love and politics: WP fields married couple in polls

Singapore — This is not the first time Workers' Party (WP) candidates Terence Tan and He Ting Ru are contesting in a General Election but this is the first time they are contesting it as a married couple and as parents. The decision to do...

WP’s Pritam Singh: Singaporeans want to see “some semblance of balance” in Parliament

Singaporeans want to see "some semblance of balance" in Parliament, said Workers' Party (WP) Secretary-General Pritam Singh on Wednesday (July 1).  He told journalists after walking the ground in East Coast GRC in the morning: “So then the onus is on us to ensure that we...

Two to watch: WP’s Raeesah Khan and Jamus Lim in new Sengkang GRC

Singapore — With the Workers’ Party (WP) candidates for the General Election confirmed on Tuesday (June 30), its candidates for the new Sengkang GRC have been generating buzz online, especially Ms Raeesah Khan and Mr Jamus Lim. The election at the new Senkang Group Representation...

Is the Nicole Seah, Heng Swee Keat face-off at East Coast GRC a David and Goliath story?

Singapore—However which way one looks at it, the Workers’s Party (WP) is facing a tough battle at the East Coast GRC, with its slate going head to head against ruling People’s Action Party (PAP), whose team is led by Deputy Prime Minister (and presumptive...

WP at Aljunied GRC: “This GE, please give your sacred vote to the WP,” Sylvia Lim

Singapore—The Workers’ Party (WP) brought out its A-team to contest in its bailiwick, Aljunied GRC, which it has held for the past nine years. All five candidates have served in Parliament, with WP’s team headed by secretary-general Pritam Singh, party chairwoman Sylvia Lim, vice-chair Muhamad...

4 GRCs, 2 SMCs — The Workers’ Party’s full slate for GE2020

Singapore — The country saw a different sort of Nomination Day for this year's General Election, marked by the absence of the usual droves of supporters because of safe distancing measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. For the opposition Workers’ Party (WP), this year’s...

Singaporeans have no reason to not be ready for a non-Chinese PM

With elections around the corner, perhaps it is a good time to look back at a comment by then Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in March last year. During a forum at the Nanyang Technological University on March 28 last year, this question was posed...