Tag: Pritam Singh

Pritam Singh says balance of seats needed to provide meaningful check for PAP

Singapore—Speaking at the annual forum of the Workers’ Party (WP) on Sunday (Jan 19), Secretary-General Pritam Singh said that the candidates that WP is fielding in the upcoming General Election (GE) will serve competently in Parliament and “will do Singapore and our people proud”. While...

Calvin Cheng on Chan Chun Sing/Pritam argument: “Personally, I do not see any useful consequence from this line of inquiry

After Monday’s (Jan 6) argument between Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing and Workers’ Party’s (WP) Pritam Singh concerning a breakdown of recent employment numbers for Singaporeans and permanent residents (PRs), former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng took to social media...

LKY’s comments on foreign talents resurface after Pritam-Chan Chun Sing spat

After the argument that broke out between Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing and Workers’ Party’s (WP) Pritam Singh, on Monday (Jan 6), concerning a breakdown of recent employment numbers for Singaporeans and permanent residents (PRs), comments made by Singapore’s founding father Lee...

Spotlight on Pritam Singh: Why the opposition head brands himself as a political moderate

Singapore—In writing about why he has been persistent in asking the Government for the breakdown in numbers in the local and foreign workforce in Singapore, opposition leader Pritam Singh described himself as a “political moderate,” which may seem surprising to some, since he is...

Pritam Singh: WP will continue to ask questions on local-foreign workforce data

Singapore—In Parliament on Monday (Jan 6), Workers’ Party (WP) MP and opposition leader Pritam Singh asked for the number of jobs for each sector under the Government’s Industry Transformation Maps (ITM) to be broken down based on three categories—citizens, PRs and foreign workers. This led...

Chan Chun Sing tells Pritam Singh not to pit Singaporeans against permanent residents and foreigners

Singapore—On Monday (Jan 6), an argument broke out between Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing and Workers’ Party’s (WP) Pritam Singh concerning a breakdown of recent employment numbers for Singaporeans and permanent residents (PRs). The opposition leader had tabled a question that asked for...

The only non-WP local politician Pritam Singh “likes” on Facebook is Tan Cheng Bock

While Workers' Party (WP) secretary-general Pritam Singh "likes" the social media pages of over 30 individuals on Facebook, the only non-WP local politician whose page he has liked is that of Progress Singapore Party (PSP) leader, Tan Cheng Bock. Dr Tan is the very first...

WP and SPP appear more wary of working with other opposition groups than parties like the SDP and PSP

Recent remarks made by the leaders of the Workers' Party (WP) and the Singapore People's Party (SPP) has led some to believe the two parties may not be as open to the possibility of a united opposition as other parties may be. In a Facebook...

Pritam Singh commends ST for issuing clarification regarding AHTC’s powers over residents’ flats

Singapore—Pritam Singh, the secretary-general of the Workers’ Party (WP) expressed his approval for the correction issued in the November 14 edition of the Straits Times (ST) as it concerned the powers that the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council, which is held by the WP, over its...

WP’s Pritam Singh on the difficulty of opposition unity, and why he believes PMDs will make a comeback

Singapore—The PMD issue has been a hot topic in the country of late, with the ban on e-scooters announced in Parliament on November 4, and with many PMD riders not taking the ban sitting down, particularly food delivery riders, whose livelihood is most affected...