Tag: Workers’ Party

First GE2020 Debate: Overwhelming support for WP’s Jamus Lim

Singapore -- Overwhelming support flooded the comments section for Workers' Party Jamus Lim during the first live General Election 2020 political debate (1 July). Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui is contesting in his first General Election, having returned to Singapore after two decades abroad....

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...

Online Chatter: Lee Hsien Yang not contesting, second showdown between SDP and PAP, WP faces off with DPM Heng

TISG has chanced upon some interesting online chatter that tool place on June 29. 1. Netizens are "disappointed" that Lee Hsien Yang is not contesting in the 2020 GE. In a lengthy Facebook post, Progress Singapore Party member Lee Hsien Yang announced that he would not...

“Mad respect” for varied work experience of WP candidate Abdul Shariff

Singapore -- A Workers' Party candidate in this election, Mr Abdul Shariff bin Aboo Kassim, has earned "mad respect" from those online who stumbled across his work experience. A post on the Reddit social news website on Monday (June 29) shared a photo of a...

Is the PAP team at Aljunied a suicide squad? Netizens wonder why no minister in the lineup

Singapore—Has the People’s Action Party (PAP) given up on winning at Workers’ Party (WP) stronghold Aljunied GRC? Having seen this year’s lineup from the ruling party, netizens are wondering why a minister was not sent to anchor PAP’s slate. Moreover, others are voicing doubts...

Is the Nicole Seah, Heng Swee Keat face-off at East Coast GRC a David and Goliath story?

Singapore—However which way one looks at it, the Workers’s Party (WP) is facing a tough battle at the East Coast GRC, with its slate going head to head against ruling People’s Action Party (PAP), whose team is led by Deputy Prime Minister (and presumptive...

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...

4 GRCs, 2 SMCs — The Workers’ Party’s full slate for GE2020

Singapore — The country saw a different sort of Nomination Day for this year's General Election, marked by the absence of the usual droves of supporters because of safe distancing measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. For the opposition Workers’ Party (WP), this year’s...

Lee Hsien Yang’s son Li Shengwu donates to both the Workers’ Party and the Progress Singapore Party

Li Shengwu announced on social media over the weekend that he had made donations to both the Workers’ Party (WP) and the Progress Singapore Party (PSP). Mr Li, the oldest son of Lee Hsien Yang and nephew of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, wrote in...

Hot contest expected between WP and PAP in new Sengkang GRC

Singapore — One of the areas likely to be hotly contested by the Workers' Party and the People's Action Party in the General Election (GE) is the new Sengkang Group Representation Constituency (GRC), according to a report in channelnewsasia.com. The new GRC is made up of the...