Tag: ge

PM Lee: I am confident we can hold a proper and safe election

Singapore — In an address to the nation on Tuesday (June 23), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that, in order to hold the General Election, he needed to be certain of two things: That people can vote safely and that political parties can...

It’s back: Tharman’s 2011 remark that “a strong opposition is good for PAP and the country”

Singapore — A news report from 2011 which quotes Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam as saying that a strong opposition is good for both Singapore and the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) has resurfaced online in Facebook pages such as Singapore Election News Portal and Wake...

First pre-GE attack? PAP’s Tan Wu Meng blasts WP’s Pritam Singh for supporting playwright Alfian Sa’at

Singapore — Is this the first shot fired among political parties in the lead-up to the General Election? Some believe this may be so. The opening salvo, if indeed it was one, was fired by Dr Tan Wu Meng of the People's Action Party...

As General Election looms, PM Lee’s 2014 quote resurfaces on Facebook

Singapore -- A 2014 statement by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has resurfaced on Facebook, serving as cause for contemplation for some, as he highlighted the promise-keeping character of the ruling People's Action Party (PAP). On Oct 3, 2014, Mr Lee delivered a speech at...

Netizens raise questions as newsletter, insect spray delivered by hand in Potong Pasir

Singapore—On Thursday (June 11) young activists’ site Wake Up Singapore asked on its Facebook page why a newsletter and insecticide had been distributed in Potong Pasir “by hand.” This issue is a significant one because of the current coronavirus pandemic restrictions, movements on the...

“Lift upgrading seems to coincide with election year all the time,” netizens on HDB upgrades

In response to the news that the Housing and Development Board (HDB) is set to upgrade an additional 3,200 lifts with security features this year, a few netizens pointed to the timing of the projects, saying the upgrades usually seem to coincide with elections. According...

Gerald Giam: WP needs “a massive number of volunteers” for upcoming GE

Singapore—On Wednesday morning (June 10) the Workers’ Party’s (WP) Gerald Giam called for ‘a massive number’ of volunteers to help WP with the upcoming General Election, writing in a Facebook post that it may be held as early as next month. Mr Giam, who had...

PAP’s new Facebook cover photo sparks speculation that GE is coming

Singapore — On Monday (June 1), the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) changed the cover photo on its Facebook page to one of the city's skyline, along with a collage of photos of Singaporeans. It read: "Singapore United, Singapore Together. With You, For You,...

Netizens call Sun Xueling’s frontliner outreach a “political stunt”

In response to People's Action Party (PAP) MP for Punggol West, Sun Xueling's recent outreach to front liners, Facebook users have found the act to be inauthentic and deemed it a "political stunt." Ms Sun on Monday (June 1) took to Facebook to share her recent...

Some PAP politicians get away with “cosplaying as social distancing ambassadors”

Singapore -- Some politicians of the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) have been criticised on Facebook for "cosplaying as social distancing ambassadors". In a post on Wednesday (May 27), Mr Lim Jialiang mentioned that some politicians seem to get away with blurring the lines between...