Tag: Pritam Singh

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 chief Pritam Singh praised for leadership over complaints against Raeesah Khan

Singapore — Two police reports were lodged against Workers’ Party candidate Raeesah Khan on July 5 (Sunday) for online comments she made some time ago. Shortly after the news broke, WP chief Pritam Singh stood with Ms Khan as she apologised for the posts. Ms...

A tale of 2 candidates: Netizens compare WP’s Raeesah Khan’s apology with PAP’s Ivan Lim’s statement

Singapore—Workers’ Party (WP) GE 2020 candidate Raeesah Khan made the news on Sunday night (July 5) after the Singapore Police Force (SPF) confirmed that two reports were filed against her concerning comments she made online in 2018 on race and religion. A short while later,...

WP = PAP Lite? Dr Balakrishnan paid opposition party an “unintended compliment”

Singapore — As the election campaign heats up, there have been more lively exchanges  between candidates of the different parties. Among the remarks noticed by voters has been one by Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, who said parts of the manifesto of the opposition Workers’ Party...

WP chief Pritam Singh, “PAP self-checking can fail”

Singapore—In the party political broadcast on July 2 (Thursday), Pritam Singh, the secretary-general of the Workers’ Party (WP) warned against the risk of power falling into the wrong hands, adding that the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP)’s “self-checking could fail.” And while the PAP is...

Online GE Chatter: WP gets zero in Mandarin debate, RP gets few marks for Green Manifesto

1. Pritam Singh should learn Mandarin. According to a report by todayonline.com, Workers' Party leader Pritam Singh on Thursday (July 2) issued an apology after the opposition party failed to send a representative to a Mandarin debate, which aired live on national television on Wednesday...

WP’s Pritam Singh: Singaporeans want to see “some semblance of balance” in Parliament

Singaporeans want to see "some semblance of balance" in Parliament, said Workers' Party (WP) Secretary-General Pritam Singh on Wednesday (July 1).  He told journalists after walking the ground in East Coast GRC in the morning: “So then the onus is on us to ensure that we...

Workers’ Party: PAP shows it is serious about WP threat in the East Coast GRC by choosing DPM to stand

Singapore -- On Tuesday (June 30), the East Coast GRC line-up for People's Action Party (PAP) came as a "strategic surprise" for Workers' Party (WP), with Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat as the surprise anchor minister contesting at the...

WP at Aljunied GRC: “This GE, please give your sacred vote to the WP,” Sylvia Lim

Singapore—The Workers’ Party (WP) brought out its A-team to contest in its bailiwick, Aljunied GRC, which it has held for the past nine years. All five candidates have served in Parliament, with WP’s team headed by secretary-general Pritam Singh, party chairwoman Sylvia Lim, vice-chair Muhamad...

Mixed reactions from netizens on PAP’s criticism of WP Pritam Singh on the Alfian Sa’at issue

Singapore-- Netizens have gone online to react to the online dispute between Secretary-General of Worker's Party Pritam Singh, Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam and playwright Alfian Sa'at over PAP's Dr Tan Wu Meng's article criticising what Mr Pritam's had said about Mr Alfian...