Tag: Parliament

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...

Red Dot United unveils new candidate: Liyana Dhamirah

On the 24th of June, Red Dot United publicly announced its first candidate for the upcoming 2020 General Elections- newcomer Liyana Dhamirah. No stranger to hardships, Ms Liyana had herself previously gone through a brief period of homelessness where she managed to emerge stronger than...

WP Sylvia Lim on Covid-19, “domestic violence cases increased 22% ever since circuit breaker measures started”

During the debate on the Fortitude Budget (Jun 4), MP Sylvia Lim, in her speech, commented on the “blind spots” that have been uncovered because of Covid-19. One such “blind spot” includes the inequalities in lives between men and women.  She cites that “domestic violence...

Tin Pei Ling’s 2011 Kate Spade handbag photo makes a comeback

Singapore -- Following her recent controversial statement on budgetary support per capita, a previous incident during the 2011 General Election involving Ms Tin Pei Ling and a Kate Spade handbag has been highlighted again on social media. On Thursday (June 4), the MacPherson SMC MP...

Lee Hsien Yang surprised that a secret live stream to Parliamentary sessions already exists

Recently, the livestream of Parliament has been a hot topic online, with even Lee Hsien Yang getting in on the issue. In a Facebook post on Thursday (May 21), the brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shared a series of images by CAPE, the...

WP’s Leon Perera again proposes live-streaming of parliamentary proceedings

Workers' Party (WP) politician Leon Perera has again called for parliamentary sessions to be live-streamed. Although the Non-Constituency MP's original proposal in 2017 was turned down for the reason of there being "low demand", Mr Perera argued in a speech on May 5 that giving...

“Brilliant question but idiotic answer” say netizens in relation to a WP query and PAP’s response

After Workers' Party (WP) member Leon Perera raised a question in Parliament on the efficacy of issuing directives under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) as a means to reinforce public trust, People's Action Party (PAP) MP Indranee Rajah's stepped up to address his...

Parliament amends constitution due to Covid-19 to allow House to “meet” in different locations

SINGAPORE – An article by The Straits Times released on Tuesday (May 5) reports that the House made a decision to legally make an amendment to the constitution, allowing Members of Parliament (MPs) to meet in different locations if needed. Covid-19 has managed to impact...

Sylvia Lim to Mindef: Tell us more about acquisition decisions

Singapore – Workers' Party Chairman Sylvia Lim, speaking in a rather empty chamber of Parliament, has queried the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) on its acquisition decisions. On Monday (March 2), Ms Lim asked for elaboration on how Mindef "assesses the reasonableness of the prices quoted...