Tag: opposition

Opposition plays the underdog card to their advantage, says SCMP’s Zuraidah Ibrahim

Singapore— Zuraidah Ibrahim, the Deputy Executive Editor of the South China Morning Post (SCMP), one of the panelists at the annual conference of the Institute of Policy Studies on Monday (Jan 20), said that the opposition parties in Singapore are unlikely to form a coalition,...

Pritam Singh says balance of seats needed to provide meaningful check for PAP

Singapore—Speaking at the annual forum of the Workers’ Party (WP) on Sunday (Jan 19), Secretary-General Pritam Singh said that the candidates that WP is fielding in the upcoming General Election (GE) will serve competently in Parliament and “will do Singapore and our people proud”. While...

WP’s Pritam Singh on the difficulty of opposition unity, and why he believes PMDs will make a comeback

Singapore—The PMD issue has been a hot topic in the country of late, with the ban on e-scooters announced in Parliament on November 4, and with many PMD riders not taking the ban sitting down, particularly food delivery riders, whose livelihood is most affected...

NUS Associate Professor asks whether the PAP is here to stay in new book

Dr Bilveer Singh, an Associate Professor at the National University (NUS) of Singapore's Department of Political Science, has published a new book - entitled "Is the People's Action Party here to stay" - examining whether the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) will endure as the dominant...

Goh Chok Tong says ruling party must have clear majority of Parliamentary seats in 20 years

Singapore— In an interview with Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said that he wants to see the ruling political party have a "clear majority" of the seats in Parliament in around 20 years. When he was asked about what he...

SingFirst’s reply to CNA on PM Lee’s speech

by singfirst Channel News Asia sought SingFirst's views regarding PM Lee's speech at the PAP party conference on 7 Dec 2014. He spoke about how the next GE will be a deadly serious fight, that it was about choosing the next government and not merely...