Tag: WP

WP, SDP leaders attend briefing at Elections Dept, leading netizens to ask, ‘When is the next GE?’

Singapore—Members of two opposition parties, the Workers’ Party (WP) and the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) said in separate social media posts that they had participated in briefings at the Elections Department on Friday, December 13, leading netizens to ask when the next General Election...

‘Only the PAP’s poor performance in GE2011 prompted swift response to people’s unhappiness’ – Ex-NCMP

In a Facebook post published on Thursday (5 Dec), former Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Yee Jenn Jong said that the unhappiness on the ground prior to the 2011 General Election (GE2011) saw a swift response only after the ruling party suffered its worst...

Netizens pledge to support WP despite attempts to recuse MPs from AHTC affairs

Netizens have pledged to support the Workers' Party (WP) and vote for them in the looming polls in the wake of the Government's latest statement that Aljunied GRC MPs Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang should recuse themselves from Aljunied-Hougang Town Council's (AHTC) financial affairs. The...

WP member asks Ong Ye Kung to look at his own ministry to understand the people’s concerns

Workers' Party member Yee Jenn Jong urged Education Minister Ong Ye Kung to look at his own ministry after the ruling party politician said the Government has to understand the people's concerns. The WP member said this will help the ministry better engage the concerns of...

AHTC counters MND’s concerns that “past failures” would recur if WP MPs are not recused

With revelations that it has self-funded the engagement of another audit firm, Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) has countered the Ministry of National Development's (MND) concerns against the recurrence of past control failures if it did not recuse MPs Low Thia Khiang and Sylvia Lim from its...

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...

The only non-WP local politician Pritam Singh “likes” on Facebook is Tan Cheng Bock

While Workers' Party (WP) secretary-general Pritam Singh "likes" the social media pages of over 30 individuals on Facebook, the only non-WP local politician whose page he has liked is that of Progress Singapore Party (PSP) leader, Tan Cheng Bock. Dr Tan is the very first...

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 and SPP appear more wary of working with other opposition groups than parties like the SDP and PSP

Recent remarks made by the leaders of the Workers' Party (WP) and the Singapore People's Party (SPP) has led some to believe the two parties may not be as open to the possibility of a united opposition as other parties may be. In a Facebook...

The fast maturing of the Opposition

Do Singaporeans deserve or even want an Opposition? Sure, before the entry of Low Thia Khiang, in an era dominated by Lee Kuan Yew, the Opposition made some inroads against all odds. First, J B Jeyaretnam in 1981. Then, there was a glimmer of...