Tag: General Elections 2020

Jamus Lim should “test out redundancy insurance proposals in Sengkang GRC”

Singapore -- An academic has written an open letter on the minimum wage and redundancy insurance proposals mentioned by Workers' Party candidate Jamus Lim during the campaign for the recent General Election. The open letter on July 17 was written to the Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao...

Credible Opposition Policies: More transparency needed to tackle these issues

Written by: A J Jennevieve and Aretha Chinnaphongse. Singapore -- The 2020 General Elections saw the incumbent conceding yet another Group Representation Constituency (GRC) to the Workers Party. Some have gone so far to deem it as a “Watershed Election” noting how the party’s 61.24%...

PSP’s Kumaran Pillai continues to look out for residents of Kebun Baru SMC

Written by: Jillian Colombo and Aretha Chinnaphongse  Singapore -- On Monday (July 20), just over a week after the General Election, TISG sat down with Progress Singapore Party’s (PSP) Kumaran Pillai for an interview. Mr Pillai contested in Kebun Baru SMC against a candidate from...

Younger voters want incumbents to play politics more fairly: Ambassador-at-Large Chan Heng Chee

Singapore -- Ambassador-at-Large Professor Chan Heng Chee commented on the recent General Election in a virtual lecture on Wednesday (July 15) hosted by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), a think-tank from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University...

Could GE2020 result in the downfall of influencer Xiaxue?

Singapore -- Blogger, social media beauty and lifestyle influencer Wendy Cheng, most famously known by her online handle Xiaxue, is known for stirring up online controversy with unpopular opinions on social issues. Most recently she has come under fire for her stance and opinion on the...

GE 2020: Kebun Baru SMC win for PAP Henry Kwek

Singapore -- Kebun Baru SMC saw a win for People's Action Party (PAP) Henry Kwek against Progress Singapore Party's (PSP) Kumaran Pillai with 62.97% of the votes. Henry Kwek had 13,284 votes (62.97%) while PSP's Kumaran Pillai got 7,812 votes (37.03%). The sample result count was...

GE2020: Party leaders tackle 5 questions on election issues

Singapore -- In a video series by The Straits Times posted on Tuesday (July 7), questions were posed to leaders from four political parties on topics such as how they would address key issues and why voters should support them. In the five Question series,...

WP’s Low Thia Kiang: Do not be mistaken, I am not retiring from politics

Singapore -- Former Workers' Party (WP) Secretary-General Low Thia Kiang recounted his days as a Member of Parliament (MP) recently promising that he will still be working in politics from the ground-up. In a video posted on Facebook, Mr Low, speaking in Mandarin, talked about...

TISG’s Top 10 Fresh Faces in GE2020

Written by: Aretha Chinnaphongse, Jillian Colombo, Misaki Tan, A J Jennevieve Singapore -- With Polling Day around the corner, political parties have been working hard to reach out to as many voters as possible. Numerous new faces have been introduced and many have been in...

Raeesah Khan acknowledges her privilege in being able to stand for elections

Singapore -- In a series of tweets, Workers' Party (WP) Raeesah Khan said she owes her ability to join the elections to her privilege. Raeesah Khan has gained traction for two police reports made against her concerning comments she made online in 2018 concerning...