Tag: Chiam See Tong

Aunties in Yishun hug and kiss Law Minister K Shanmugam during walkabout

Members of Parliament (MPs) from the People’s Action Party (PAP) have started to make their rounds through housing estates in Singapore. Earlier today (September 3), Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam stopped by a Kopitiam at popular mall Northpoint City to interact with...

Loke Hoe Yeong: Opposition cannot be ‘coalition of losers,’ must include party with seats in Parliament

Singapore— In his new book, The First Wave: JBJ, Chiam and the Opposition in Singapore, political analyst Loke Hoe Yeong, said that a viable opposition coalition needs to include the party which already has seats in Parliament. Mounting a challenge to the ruling People’s Action Party...

Who are the truly electable Opposition politicians?

How does an Opposition politician become electable? The People’s Action Party had tried in the past and even today to frame the question very differently: Should we even have an Opposition, indeed if Singaporeans want debate, they can have that by way of the...

ESM Goh made veiled remarks about Tan Cheng Bock at the Chiam See Tong Sports Fund gala dinner

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong made rather deliberate remarks at the Chiam See Tong Sports Fund gala dinner, praising veteran opposition politician Chiam See Tong. ESM Goh was the guest of honour at the event, and during his speech, described Chim as a “well-meaning,...

Singaporean urges Govt to honour opposition politicians like Chiam See Tong for his contribution to Singapore

A Singaporean has urged the Government to give national honours like the National Day Award to opposition politicians like Mr Chiam See Tong for his contributions to Singapore. A veteran politician, Mr Chiam won the Potong Pasir ward in 1984 and became Singapore’s second opposition politician ever...

NUS student group pits Chiam See Tong against Chee Soon Juan in social media poll

Unofficial National University of Singapore (NUS) student group, NUS Students United (NUSSU), have pitted opposition leaders Chiam See Tong against Chee Soon Juan in a social media poll. NUSSU first pitted Dr Chee against founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in a popularity poll but...

BREAKING: Former DPP chief Ben Pwee applies to join the Singapore Democratic Party

Former Democratic People's Party (DPP) secretary-general Benjamin Pwee said today that he has applied to join the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP). The 51-year-old wrote on Facebook: "After much internal discussion and consideration within my team, we have decided to submit our membership application forms to...

When Chiam gave up a terrace house to others (and “lost” more than $1m)

He gave up a terrace house because of principles he believed in - principles which would direct his life in public service for 34 years. Giving up that house had cost Mr Chiam See Tong "more than a million dollars." Why and how did it...

National Day awards need a rethink

By Augustine Low At around this time, the National Day honours list is being drawn up. When it is announced in August, there will hardly be any surprises. Top bureaucrats get the top awards. Also a shoo-in are civil servants (past and present), military personnel, people...

Chiams need a dose of reality

By Mary Lee One wonders what led the Singapore People’s Party leaders to re-elect a frail Chiam See Tong and his wife, who lost an Opposition stronghold in the last election, to head the party on Friday. Chiam, 78 , commands a lot of admiration among...