Tag: Politics

Causeway mess: Good politics, bad diplomacy

Malaysia-Singapore relations, so assiduously nurtured by the two Prime Ministers, are in tatters as the Causeway became a scene of confusion with buses on both sides stopping services today. School children, workers and others were caught in the middle of a dispute triggered after...

Catherine Lim: responding to comments on my open letter

First published on Catherinelim.sg Here's Catherine Lim response to all the comments- critical or supportive- of her recent open letter to the Prime Minister. She wrote the Q and A session with herself on her blog earlier today: Q: Has the PM replied to your letter...

Questions on the President’s Address

By Augustine Low Last Friday, as customary, Tony Tan delivered the President’s Address at the reopening of Parliament. It laid out the government’s broad policy directions for the second half of its term. Politicians, also as customary, reacted positively to the President’s Address. In particular, they...

LKY and a fly

Dancer Goh Lay Kuan tells the story of  a fly that got the people of the TV station at Caldecott Hill hot under the collar. She tells Singapolitics: “Once, there was a fly when he (Lee Kuan Yew) arrived  to give the National Day address....

Hri Kumar in introspective mood

Not yet a grey head, lawyer and politician Hri Kumar Nair says he has   been thinking a lot about growing old. When he walks around Toa Payoh, the elderly population in the area strikes a chord in him. "My constituency of  Toa Payoh has many elderly residents....

Who will PM pick for Aljunied?

By Augustine Low The more you think about it, the more it appears that Aljunied GRC is presenting the PAP with one big headache. The GRC system seemed like such a foolproof way for the PAP to secure its dominance. Who would have thought that...

Low's Low-Down on Opposition Politics

Ex-Reform Party candidate Frankie Low says that opposition political parties must form an alliance if they wish to be elected, even as he insists “the parties will never unite.” “Singapore's opposition parties run like Chinese businesses. There's no way they would give up their...

MARUAH concerned over lack of justice and fairness for migrant workers

In the wake of the Little India riots and the crackdown that followed, MARUAH organised a public forum on Monday at the Marketing Institute of Singapore to discuss these topics. Titled ‘Foreign workers, Justice and Fairness,' it was chaired by MARUAH’s Vice President Mr...

Wish our people can speak like this

Transcript of a speech at the annual media lunch in New Delhi on Dec 13 by Sir James Bevan, British High Commissioner to India.   The first thing they tell you on the Foreign Office media training course is that there is no such thing as off the record....

Mandela Moments

Inspiring Quotes from Nelson Mandela. “I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many...