Tag: Workers’ Party

Aljunied affair: We poll 100 people

The government has spoken. So has the Workers' Party. But what about the Singaporean? Well, most Singaporeans whom The Independent Singapore spoke to were uninterested in or undecided about the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council's recent disputes with the government. Thirty-one out of 100 respondents said they felt...

PAP’s point man in Aljunied speaks up

When the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis hit, many Singaporeans lost their jobs. Victor Lye was a managing director of a Spanish investment bank at that time. He only knew too well as he watched his colleagues lose their jobs due to credit lines being...

Li Lian, MP, wife – and mum-to-be

Move over, Sim Ann. Welcome, Lee Li Lian. In a country where there is a shortage of babies, news of a a female parliamentarian's pregnancy is very welcomed. Congratulations, Lee Li Lian. You are more than capable of carrying out your duties as a wife,...

I wish….Sylvia will marry Kim Song

By Tan Bah Bah My wishes for 2014 The People’s Action Party Will declare unequivocally that it is on the side of all born-and-bred-in-Singapore Singaporeans, in particular, those who have put them in power and helped build up this country.  No ifs, no buts. Will commit...

Low's Low-Down on Opposition Politics

Ex-Reform Party candidate Frankie Low says that opposition political parties must form an alliance if they wish to be elected, even as he insists “the parties will never unite.” “Singapore's opposition parties run like Chinese businesses. There's no way they would give up their...

Dr Koh on his Punggol East defeat

By Elias Tan Finally, the defeated PAP candidate in the Punggol East by-elections has given one of the reasons why he lost.  Colorectal surgeon Koh Poh Koon -- who has no problem calling himself the "arsehole doctor" -- diagnosed his defeat this way: being parachuted into a constituency...

Little India riot: What they say

By Benjamin Cheah In the wake of Sunday's riots,  opposition parties and ordinary citizens are responding with messages of calm,  reconciliation and encouragement. Workers' Party Media Team chair Gerald  Giam called for calm. “We urge members of the public to refrain from speculation  and unnecessary accusations...