Tag: People’s Action Party

Netizens polled: Lee Hsien Yang or Lee Hsien Loong – ‘Choose your savior’

After Lee Hsien Yang opined in a piece that Singapore should Fight Covid-19 first, putting the elections aside, netizens were polled as to whom they counted on more; Mr Lee Hsien Yang, or his brother Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. In a poll that ran...

Lee Hsien Yang says fight Covid-19 first, “Since PAP’s defeat is an improbability, why the hurry to the polls?”

In a lengthy piece first published in the Malaysian media, Lee Hsien Yang, brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, opined about why “Singapore polls must wait”. His opinion piece, titled, ‘Fight Covid-19 first, Singapore polls must wait’ published over the weekend (Apr 4), said...

Singapore sets stage for polls despite virus

Changes to Singapore's electoral boundaries were announced Friday, setting the stage for polls soon, with an opposition party saying any move to conduct elections during the coronavirus outbreak would be "irresponsible". There had been doubts the election, which must happen by April 2021 at the...

SDP says PAP should rule out general elections in the midst of Covid-19 outbreak

“The SDP calls on the PAP to refrain from such an irresponsible act”, and to rule out general elections (GE) in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, the party announced on their website yesterday (Mar 12). The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) referred to an interview...

How does Progress Singapore Party compare with the PAP?

The departure of Vice-Chairman Michelle Lee from the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) has led to many questions being raised and the opposition party being compared to the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP). Ms Lee said that her being a candidate at the elections was never...

SDP calls on Govt not to increase GST to 9% because of COVID-19 outbreak

The Singapore Democratic Party, in a statement on its website on Wednesday (Feb 12), has called on the Government not to increase the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The GST, which was introduced in 1994, has risen through the years. Beginning at 3 per cent,...

ISIS supporter, 17, is the youngest person detained under ISA

Singapore -- A 17-year-old ISIS supporter has become the youngest person to be detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA). According to straitstimes.com, the secondary school student was radicalised in 2017 through online propaganda after a "foreign online contact" led him to online pro-ISIS groups....

Facebook post by losing Aljunied GRC candidate draws the ire of netizens

There has been criticism online of a People's Action Party candidate who lost in the 2015 General Election for saying that "many Singaporeans don't realise the value of our community grassroots network". The statement was made in a Facebook post by Mr Victor Lye on...

GE2020: Towards more new normal or a newer, unexciting normal?

A very happy new year to everyone. We will start 2020 with one simple question: Is Singapore still in a period of more new normal ushered in by the Workers’ Party’s capture of a GRC in 2011? Or is it settling down into an...

ESM Goh seems to be taking a subtle dig at Dr Tan Cheng Bock by saying he has resolved to never lose his way this new year

In yet another veiled Facebook post, Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong wrote that he resolved to never lose his way this new year. Advising his Facebook followers, ESM wrote, “Resolved to watch with clarity, and never to lose my way. You too, should...