Tag: PAP

Netizens are calling out PAP for “breaking the rules” at Jalan Kayu, East Coast-Fengshan

Singapore—The internet has made calling each other out easier than it has ever been and netizens are not holding back with calling out the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) for “breaking the rules” during the campaign. First was the issue of estate workers seen...

PAP’s Indranee Rajah says it again: Alternative voices hardwired into system

Singapore -- On Thursday (July 2), following criticism online, the PAP's Indranee Rajah took to Facebook to clarify her earlier comments on the Non-Constituency MP (NCMP) scheme, which now provides for 12 seats in Parliament for losing opposition candidates with the best results in...

DPM Heng: “This election will be tough” but “PAP is up to this task”

SINGAPORE – During a Party Political Broadcast on July 2 (Thurs) the People’s Action Party and acting Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat spoke to the public about the upcoming elections that will be held on July 10. DPM Heng wrote...

Online GE Chatter: School discourages political talk, PSP in West Coast “impressive”, and PAP poster fumble

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1. Hwa Chong Institution urges its students not to engage in political talk, even on social media, during GE. According to a recent report by Coconuts Singapore, Hwa Chong Institution reportedly sent students an email urging them to refrain from engaging in political talk even on...

Going viral: GE meme comparing Nicole Seah with Heng Swee Keat

Singapore — Lest Singaporeans take the General Election, or themselves, far too seriously, there are always memes to inject some humour into proceedings that will, admittedly, set the country's course over the next five years. From the beginning of the campaign period, there have been...

WP’s Abdul Shariff Aboo Kassim determined to give his best despite uphill task

Workers' Party (WP) candidate Abdul Shariff Aboo Kassim has issued a message on Facebook conveying his stalwart resolve in the 2020 General Elections. Mr Shariff took to Facebook on Friday (July 3) to share a hand-written letter in Chinese that was given to him during one...

Kebun Baru resident tired of long wait to mend broken ceiling, says he asked his MP earlier with no results

A Kebun Baru resident complained that his then-Member of Parliament Henry Kwek did not help with his damaged and broken ceiling, despite the issue spanning more than a year. In a meeting with Progress Singapore Party (PSP) candidate Kumaran Pillai, one Mr Bose showed the...

WP = PAP Lite? Dr Balakrishnan paid opposition party an “unintended compliment”

Singapore — As the election campaign heats up, there have been more lively exchanges  between candidates of the different parties. Among the remarks noticed by voters has been one by Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, who said parts of the manifesto of the opposition Workers’ Party...

WP chief Pritam Singh, “PAP self-checking can fail”

Singapore—In the party political broadcast on July 2 (Thursday), Pritam Singh, the secretary-general of the Workers’ Party (WP) warned against the risk of power falling into the wrong hands, adding that the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP)’s “self-checking could fail.” And while the PAP is...

PAP posters put up without Returning Officer stamp against ELD regulations

Singapore -- Singapore People's Party (SPP) candidate Williamson Lee pointed out on June 30 that People's Action Party (PAP) posters were spotted without the official stamp of the Returning Officer. Under regulations set out by the Elections Department (ELD), all posters and banners displayed must...