Tag: Sylvia Lim

No iron rice bowl today, says Sylvia Lim, as WP tackles job security in Singapore

Singapore— Workers' Party (WP) chair Sylvia Lim on July 2, said in the second edition of “The Hammer Show,” (the party’s pre-recorded show that comes out nightly), that Singaporeans today live with more job insecurity than in the past, even as she acknowledged that the country has...

WP Sylvia Lim: “The younger people don’t seem to like confrontation that much”

Singapore -- In a series of campaign videos released by Workers' Party (WP) candidates over the last few days building up to the General Elections that is set to happen on 10 July, Aljunied GRC candidate Sylvia Lim posted a video on Facebook that...

WP’s Sylvia Lim video goes viral but Shanmugam calls opposition videos “slick PR”

Singapore — No doubt about it, the Workers’ Party (WP) has been winning with its well-produced, high-quality videos for this General Election. From the seconds-long teaser which only showed the faces of potential WP candidates released last week, to the longer, substantive "Make Your Vote...

WP calls NCMP scheme “the poisoned chalice of PAP-style democracy”

Singapore—No, the country does need opposition Members of Parliament and not just Non-Constituency MPs (NCMP). This was one of the main messages of the Workers’ Party (WP) in the first installment of The Hammer Show. Refusing to mince words, Dennis Tan, the party’s organising secretary...

The Hammer Show: Workers’ Party candidates make the case for why SG needs a stronger opposition

Singapore—On Wednesday night (July 1), the first full day of the campaign for the General Election (GE), the Workers’ Party (WP) aired its first pre-recorded ‘The Hammer Show’ on Facebook, where it gave familiar candidates to present themselves anew, and for new ones to...

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...

WP Sylvia Lim on Covid-19, “domestic violence cases increased 22% ever since circuit breaker measures started”

During the debate on the Fortitude Budget (Jun 4), MP Sylvia Lim, in her speech, commented on the “blind spots” that have been uncovered because of Covid-19. One such “blind spot” includes the inequalities in lives between men and women.  She cites that “domestic violence...

“They can’t stop the tsunami of change”: Netizens rally behind Workers’ Party for GE

The Workers' Party (WP) has shared highlights of the key issues its members have raised in Parliament, such as the Price Control Act, reserve transparency, worker support, and dorm owner accountability. In response to this, netizens have rallied behind the opposition party, encouraging them...

WP asks Gov’t what needs to be done on the virus front before the GE?

Singapore—Parliament passed a law on Monday (May 4) allowing for special arrangements in the event that Singaporeans need to cast their votes amid the coronavirus crisis. The date for when the next General Election must be held, April 14, 2021, is less than one year...

Sylvia Lim to Mindef: Tell us more about acquisition decisions

Singapore – Workers' Party Chairman Sylvia Lim, speaking in a rather empty chamber of Parliament, has queried the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) on its acquisition decisions. On Monday (March 2), Ms Lim asked for elaboration on how Mindef "assesses the reasonableness of the prices quoted...