Tag: constructive politics

Lee vs Low: Who did better?

By Tan Yong Heng, Pang Xue Qiang and Trinity Chua The buzz phrase that defined the last parliamentary session is constructive politics, especially during the debate between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Workers’ Party chief Low Thia Khiang. But most Singaporeans we polled said Lee...

Parliament speech that went unnoticed

By Tan Bah Bah One significant speech almost went by unnoticed last week in Parliament. The heated exchange between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Workers Party chief Low Thia Khiang over the definition and need for constructive politics had everyone's attention. Observers who watched the...

Singapore’s elephant in the room

For the naysayers and soothsayers, the clearest indication that Singapore’ centre of gravity  is shifting to the left came when President Tony Tan opened the second session of the country’s 12th Parliament with a rare promise to his people: You will have enough money...