Tag: Workers’ Party

Successful Fundraising of WP MPs

Dear Editors, As with all well-wishers who contributed to the three WP MP's fundraiser, we rejoice that civic consciousness has prevailed over the gloomy fact that we might lose our only dissenting voices in Parliament! This kick starts a series of strong signals we will be...

Ex-WP NCMP Yee Jenn Jong receives high praise from Marine Parade resident

After a round of food distribution to residents at Marine Parade, former Workers’ Party (WP) Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Yee Jenn Jong received high praise from a resident, leading to comparisons between the Workers’ Party and the People’s Action Party (PAP). In a Facebook...

WP’s National Day video: It says nothing, yet says a lot

In lieu of Singapore’s 53rd National Day, the Workers’ Party released a wordless video focusing on the soundscape of Singapore. Yes, that’s right, their video has no words, or dialogue. The two-and-a-half minute long video takes one through a journey of the sights and sounds in...

Why WP will not join alliance

The Singapore political scene received a jolt of excitement over the weekend when 7 opposition parties pledged to work towards an alliance. However, as noted by observers, the most notable absentee from the group is the biggest opposition party in Singapore - the Workers’...

Pritam Singh in the hot seat

Obbana Rajah It was a moment fit for the record. Workers Party’s new Secretary-General Pritam Singh sitting in the front row where Low Thia Khiang used to sit during this week’s Presidential Address session. Low sat in the second row with WP Chairman Sylvia Lim. There...

Low Thia Khiang only scratched the surface of “flawed” HDB Asset Enhancement Scheme: opposition sec-gen rebuts

An opposition politician has alleged that Workers' Party (WP) parliamentarian Low Thia Khiang only scratched the surface of Housing Development Board's Asset Enhancement Scheme with his comments in Parliament, instead of getting to the core problems the scheme poses. In a Facebook post last week,...

WP NCMP criticises Channel NewsAsia for omitting questions on corruption in parliament coverage

Workers' Party (WP) Non Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Dennis Tan Lip Fong has criticised Channel NewsAsia for "omitting" questions on corruption he and another parliamentarian raised in the chamber, in their parliamentary coverage. The news publication only featured Minister in the Prime Minister's Office...

Low Criticizes GST Hike Declaration as Premature and Distracting

In an eleven-minute speech during his final Budget debate on Wednesday, February 28, Low Thia Khiang, the head of the Workers’ Party, said he deemed the announcement of the rise in Goods and Services Taxes (GST) to be both premature and an “unnecessary distraction.” Increases...

GST hike is the “sole reason” why WP did not vote YES to pass Budget 2018

Budget 2018 was passed in Parliament today, with 89 MPs voting for it and eight MPs voting against it. All 8 MPs who voted against the budget are from the only opposition party presently in Parliament, the Workers' Party (WP). WP secretary-general Low Thia Khiang was...

Heng Swee Keat berates WP for indicating they might debate GST hike at next election

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat had a lot to say about the Workers' Party's remarks on the impending Goods and Services Tax (GST) hike at the Budget debate. First, the Minister took WP assistant secretary-general Pritam Singh to task for "adopting a wait-and-see posture" instead...