Tag: Workers’ Party

Opposition politician speculates: ‘It will be impossible and irresponsible to call for a GE soon, which makes it interesting’

Former Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) and Workers' Party (WP) politician Yee Jenn Jong took to social media speculating when the elections might be called. In a Facebook post last week (Feb 5), Mr Yee noted that “It will be a tough year”. He also added...

PM Lee’s first-class political leadership means “monopoly of political positions by his party”

Singapore -- Workers’ Party (WP) politician Yee Jenn Jong has outlined his journey through Singapore’s politics and contrasted it with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s desire for a “first-class political leadership”. In a blog post on Sunday (Jan 19), Mr Yee wrote that he was initially...

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...

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...

MND asks AHTC why it didn’t require Sylvia Lim, Low Thia Khiang to recuse themselves from financial matters

Singapore—The Ministry of National Development (MND) released the latest Town Council Management Report on Thursday, December 5, for the period spanning from April 2018 through March 2019. According to the report, every single one of the 16 town councils submitted clean accounts for this...

WP hosts Deepavali celebration for Aljunied residents despite being unable to use PA-run CCs

The Workers' Party organised a Deepavali celebration for residents in their Aljunied GRC, over the weekend. The event, which took place at the Serangoon division of Aljunied GRC on Saturday (16 Nov), was hosted by Low Thia Khiang, Sylvia Lim, Pritam Singh, Faisal Manap...

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...

Low Thia Khiang: AHTC will decide on his and Sylvia Lim’s future roles

Singapore—On the matter of the future roles of Low Thia Khiang and Sylvia Lim in the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC), Mr Low said that this is for the AHTC to decide. Additionally, he said he will not participate in voting, or even talking about this...

DPM Heng to introduce parliamentary motion for WP’s Sylvia Lim, Low Thia Khiang to recuse themselves from all financial matters of AHTC

Singapore—A notice paper sent to Members of Parliament (MPs) indicated that on November 5, Tuesday, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat will introduce a motion calling on Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang, leaders of the Workers’ Party (WP) to recuse themselves from financial...

Pritam Singh: Does PAP use P.A. to put political interests ahead of interests of Singaporeans?

Singapore—Opposition leader Pritam Singh, the head of the Workers’ Party, said in a Facebook post earlier this month that a Barrier-Free-Access (BFA) ramp at Blk 108 Bedok Reservoir Road that should have only taken months to build, actually took all of seven years, because...