Tag: Vincent Wijeysingha

Nicole Seah’s Untimely Departure

Three years after she burst on to the political scene with a youthful freshness and bountiful energy, opposition politician Nicole Seah is leaving her party, the National Solidarity Party. Her departure was not unexpected, coming soon after her move to Bangkok for work and displaying...

What gay activism means for these two

By Simon Vincent “You can’t talk about gay issues without talking about politics,” said Alex Au in a discussion hosted by the Humanist Society of Singapore on Sunday afternoon at the SMU Administration building. Called Human Worth and Dignity: Two Stories of the LGBT Community in...

Wijeysingha raises temperature with claim that he was once molested

Social work lecturer and activist Vincent Wijeysingha has made an unusual claim at an unusual time when tensions between the LGBT community and some Christians have gone up a couple of notches over the Pink Dot event being held this Saturday. The 44-year-old wrote in...

Little India Bill: What activists should have done

The civil rights of residents in Little India won out over the civil rights of the larger Singapore society. So much for the “bad law” arguments put forth in a detailed background paper by a handful of civil rights activists, including former opposition politician...

Another year of quarrels?

By Vincent Wijeysingha At the start of a new year we try and find, in the tea leaves of events, the portents to come. We are entering an unsettled time. The US is contracting its money flows; China appears to be expanding militarily while contracting...

Little India Riot: Not A Little Local Difficulty

By Vincent Wijeysingha The  incident on Sunday night turned the world’s spotlight  towards Singapore. We have in turn focussed that spotlight inward, searching for answers to this first violent commotion to hit the island  since the sixties. While the NGOs have raised  the problems of foreign workers to national consciousness, the Population White  Paper crystallised the resentment of...

VW's resignation: some clues better than some truths

By Kumaran Pillai News Analysis The exit of Vincent Wijeysingha from the Singapore Democratic Party can be traced to the change in the party's political strategy in the last three to five years. The party has steadily moved towards the centre, perhaps to win more votes. Wijeysingha...

Vincent Wijeysingha and gay activists barred from Russian embassy, cops show up

SINGAPORE 30th August 2013: Russian diplomats did not respond with love when gay activist  Vincent Wijeysingha and his friends went to present a petition, “To Russia with Love” on Friday. They were refused entry into the Russian embassy. Fourteen policemen in eight patrol cars...

What is the real story?

The way we see it, The Independent Singapore News
By PN Balji Vincent Wijeysingha's story just does not gel. He said he was leaving the Singapore Democratic Party -- and politics -- because if he continued with party politics "marginal concerns such as those faced by the gay community" would be sidelined. One of the...

Vincent Wijeysingha resigns from SDP

Vincent Wijeysingha
By Kumaran Pillai Outgoing Singapore Democratic Party treasurer Dr Vincent Wijeysingha gave this exclusive, no-holds-barred interview to The Independent Singapore before his resignation from the party. He spoke openly about his journey through the political landscape, the prejudices he faced and the need for greater...