Tag: People’s Action Party

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...

As the Boomers ride into the sunset, will the Millennials now say: OK PAP (note: not a complimentary phrase)?

We are about to enter a new year. Amid all the political, social, economic and climate changes, we may also be marking the beginning of the end of a very special era in modern history. Baby boomers are about to ride off into the...

PM Lee calls for unity of Singaporeans as first line of defence amid global uncertainties

Singapore— At ruling People’s Action Party PAP65 Awards and Convention at the Singapore Expo on Sunday, November 10, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told over 2,500 party activists in attendance that the upcoming General Election (GE) would be a “tough fight” that they must...

Not a plus point politically but the right thing to do says PM Lee on reserving the elected presidency for minority candidates

Singapore— At the ruling People’s Action Party PAP65 Awards and Convention at the Singapore Expo on Sunday, November 10, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong admitted that the choice to amend the constitution to reserve the elected presidency for minority candidates at specific periods had...

Heng Swee Keat filed motion calling for Low Thia Khiang, Sylvia Lim’s recusal because trust and integrity are crucial issues

Singapore—Speaking at ruling People’s Action Party PAP65 Awards and Convention at Singapore Expo on Sunday, November 10, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said that the motion he filed in Parliament last week calling for opposition leaders to be recused from town council financial...

PM Lee: Next GE “high stakes, not masak masak,” SG needs skillful negotiator as a leader

Singapore—Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong talked about the next General Election at the People’s Action Party (PAP) convention on November 10, Sunday, characterizing the upcoming GE as “high stakes, not masak masak,” a Malay term denoting child’s play. He added, “Others will be watching us...