Tag: Aljunied Town Council

Desmond Who?

News Comment He didn't seem to be on the political fast-track. Nor did he spark any excitement when he was picked to stand for election in 2011. Since then, he has been kind of low profile. Until last week, that is. That was when Desmond Lee...

Singapore is a fine city and Aljunied asks, why pay?

Reading PAP’s Desmond Lee's response to Silvia Lim about AHPETC brought one thing to mind – that we live in a fine city – by that I mean, we are compliant because being non-compliant can land us in trouble and it often comes with a...

Aljunied affair: We poll 100 people

The government has spoken. So has the Workers' Party. But what about the Singaporean? Well, most Singaporeans whom The Independent Singapore spoke to were uninterested in or undecided about the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council's recent disputes with the government. Thirty-one out of 100 respondents said they felt...

PAP’s point man in Aljunied speaks up

When the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis hit, many Singaporeans lost their jobs. Victor Lye was a managing director of a Spanish investment bank at that time. He only knew too well as he watched his colleagues lose their jobs due to credit lines being...

Who will PM pick for Aljunied?

By Augustine Low The more you think about it, the more it appears that Aljunied GRC is presenting the PAP with one big headache. The GRC system seemed like such a foolproof way for the PAP to secure its dominance. Who would have thought that...