Tag: PAP

Chee Soon Juan calls out Lee Hsien Loong on empty promises made, following transport-fare hike

After the announcement on October 30 where the Public Transport Council (PTC) said that this year’s fare increase was around 4.3 percent, Singaporeans expressed much indignation all round. Chief of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) took the opportunity to call out Prime Minister Lee...

Video of PAP volunteer being chased off by a resident after asking if he was local or foreigner recirculates

If there is one thing that Singaporeans dislike, it is being asked if they are locals or foreigners. A video of a volunteer from the People’s Action Party (PAP) being chased off by a resident after asking if he was a local or foreigner...

K. Shanmugam: Stable leadership transition crucial for Singapore

In a talk concerning corporate governance on Monday, September 24, Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam emphasized the importance of a stable transition of political leadership. He stressed that in smaller countries such as Singapore, the impact of governance is more deeply felt.  Mr....

PM Lee has been assuring Singaporeans that the Government will help to manage the cost of living since 2011

Ahead of the National Day Rally that was held last Sunday, PM Lee said on his Facebook page, "I shall be talking about things which are on people's minds: cost of living, water and electricity prices, medical costs and housing." Singaporeans - who are contending...

Vers and HIP II – More snake oil from PAP: SDP

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has slammed the Vers and HIP II schemes that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong unveiled last Sunday as he delivered the National Day Rally Speech. Read the opposition party's press statement in full here: "PM Lee Hsien Loong's suggestion of...

When your defenders are trolls—the PAP Internet Brigade

Similar to other countries around the world, Singapore also has its share of internet trolls whose main job is to defensively comment on social media or other web forums. One such group is the PAP Internet Brigade or PAP IB, as written about in...

In perverse fashion, the Malaysians might have done the PAP a favour

The consensus is that the PAP government has been dealt a major blow. But in one sense, it could be argued that the Malaysians have actually gifted a favour to the PAP. The toppling of Barisan Nasional after 61 years in power has certainly woken...

Pritam Singh in the hot seat

Obbana Rajah It was a moment fit for the record. Workers Party’s new Secretary-General Pritam Singh sitting in the front row where Low Thia Khiang used to sit during this week’s Presidential Address session. Low sat in the second row with WP Chairman Sylvia Lim. There...

PAP MPs flamed for suggesting people could donate their “miserable” SG bonus to charity

Two ruling party parliamentarians earned the ire of Singaporeans yesterday when they suggested that the government could introduce mechanisms to make it easier for people to donate their SG Bonus to charity. All Singaporeans aged 21 and above will receive an “hongbao” of $300, $200, and $100...

GIC refuses to disclose exact losses in UBS investment, S’poreans left speculating

GIC Pte Ltd, formerly known as the Government Investment Corporation Singapore (GIC), announced on 16 May that it was shedding 93 million shares – or 2.4 per cent of its 5.1 per cent stake - of Swiss bank, UBS Group. GIC had purchased the shares...