Tag: PAP

Analyst: WP’s GE2020 win a ‘credible victory’ as ‘it represents the working class sections of Singaporean society

Singapore— Writing for The New Indian Express, Shankari Sundararaman, a professor at the School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi, has called the victory of the Workers’ Party (WP) in the General Election last month as a  ‘credible victory’ because ‘it represents the working-class sections...

“Charles Chong would be more troublesome outside the PAP than within” – Lim Boon Heng

Singapore—In an interview with the straitstimes.com (ST), newly-retired People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament Charles Chong reminisced about his long political career, and included a quote from former Cabinet minister Lim Boon Heng, who once said, “I think Charles would be more troublesome...

Three challenges for the PAP in moving forward after the GE

Singapore—In an article in The Diplomat entitled ‘Singapore’s 2020 Election: Explaining the PAP’s Stagnation,’ Conrad Guimaraes, the Founder of the Asia-Pacific Youth Organisation, outlines the changes and challenges that the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) faced during the recent General Election that it must...

ESM Goh says he expected the PAP to do better in the GE

Singapore—In an interview with The Straits Times (ST) Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said he had expected the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) to have done better at the recently held General Election, noting there may have been a mismatch between the party...

PM Lee: PAP MPs must expect sharper questioning and debate with more opposition MPs

Singapore -- Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday (Aug 1) said that People's Action Party (PAP) Members of Parliament (MPs) must expect sharper questioning and debate in Parliament now that there are more opposition MPs and a Leader of the Opposition. This was mentioned...

No more spring in the tired feet of jaded PAP leaders

Is the People’s Action Party in decline? Concurrently, are Opposition parties in ascendancy? The answer seems to be yes to both questions. Before the just concluded General Election, there had been only three times since Singapore became independent that the Opposition had more than one...

Instagram user retracts earlier criticism over elderly cleaner

Singapore -- In a series of now-deleted Instagram screenshots posted by user Koh Meng Shuen on Monday (July 27), he had mentioned how the lack of a minimum wage law in Singapore was affecting those who were living on unsustainable wages. He had spoken about...

Redditors suggest hashtags for Pritam Singh and Tan Chuan-Jin

When Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin wrote about his recent sit-down with opposition leader Pritam Singh of the Workers' Party (WP), the online news forum, Reddit, erupted with a mix of reactions. A few Redditors even gave the two political figures their own hashtag. Redditor...

Lee Bee Wah says Khaw Boon Wan recovering well after dengue fever

Former People's Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament Lee Bee Wah, wrote on a recent Facebook post that Khaw Boon Wan, former Minister for Transport, is recovering well after being discharged from the hospital where he had had been warded for dengue fever earlier. Before...

Tan Chuan-Jin’s mask fumble captured during official swearing-in ceremony

Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin has learned an important lesson when it comes to mask-donning--not to fiddle with it, especially during Singapore's official swearing-in ceremony. Mr Tan took to Facebook on Monday night (July 27) to share a fumble of his that was captured on...