Tag: GE 2020

GE 2020: A better calibre of opposition Part 1: A look at WP’s standout candidates

Singapore—One comment often found on social media these days is that this year’s General Election has a better field of candidates than in the past. It is believed that Singaporean voters this year simply have a higher quality of candidates to choose from based...

Netizens are calling out PAP for “breaking the rules” at Jalan Kayu, East Coast-Fengshan

Singapore—The internet has made calling each other out easier than it has ever been and netizens are not holding back with calling out the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) for “breaking the rules” during the campaign. First was the issue of estate workers seen...

WP’s Jamus Lim’s anti-GST hike post goes viral, and netizens are calling him the next Finance Minister

Singapore—Economist Jamus Lim, one of the rising stars of the opposition Workers’ Party (WP) in this General Election, has further drawn the distinction between the People’s Action Party (PAP) and the WP in terms of the intended GST hike. And while Foreign Affairs Minister Dr...

Going viral: GE meme comparing Nicole Seah with Heng Swee Keat

Singapore — Lest Singaporeans take the General Election, or themselves, far too seriously, there are always memes to inject some humour into proceedings that will, admittedly, set the country's course over the next five years. From the beginning of the campaign period, there have been...

No iron rice bowl today, says Sylvia Lim, as WP tackles job security in Singapore

Singapore— Workers' Party (WP) chair Sylvia Lim on July 2, said in the second edition of “The Hammer Show,” (the party’s pre-recorded show that comes out nightly), that Singaporeans today live with more job insecurity than in the past, even as she acknowledged that the country has...

WP = PAP Lite? Dr Balakrishnan paid opposition party an “unintended compliment”

Singapore — As the election campaign heats up, there have been more lively exchanges  between candidates of the different parties. Among the remarks noticed by voters has been one by Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, who said parts of the manifesto of the opposition Workers’ Party...

WP chief Pritam Singh, “PAP self-checking can fail”

Singapore—In the party political broadcast on July 2 (Thursday), Pritam Singh, the secretary-general of the Workers’ Party (WP) warned against the risk of power falling into the wrong hands, adding that the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP)’s “self-checking could fail.” And while the PAP is...

Netizens call Chan Chung Sing ‘arrogant’ for saying if NCMP scheme isn’t beneficial to WP, leave it to other parties

Singapore—At the Mandarin debate Zaobao Live: Face the Voters on July 2, one hot topic that was discussed was the Non-Constituency MP (NCMP) scheme. While the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) leaders said that voting the opposition into Parliament is not needed because the NCMP...

These residents hammer home their support for the Workers’ Party

Singapore — You know it is election season when Singaporeans get creative with showing love for the party they choose. A much-shared video of hammers fixed to door gates is an indication, it seems, of their support for the Workers’ Party (WP). Posted on the...

Chan Chun Sing, Indranee Rajah: No such thing as a blank cheque for PAP

Singapore — By many accounts, the first debate for this year’s General Election went in favour of the Workers’ Party’s Jamus Lim, an economist contesting on the WP slate in the new Sengkang GRC. Professor Lim went head to head with the People's Action...