Tag: WP

10 reasons why nobody should be surprised about WP’s town council accounts

By Augustine Low When the Ministry of National Development expressed concern with the Workers’ Party town council accounts, it created a buzz. But it hardly came as a surprise. Here are 10 reasons why no one should be surprised at the latest turn of events: 1. You...

Who will PM pick for Aljunied?

By Augustine Low The more you think about it, the more it appears that Aljunied GRC is presenting the PAP with one big headache. The GRC system seemed like such a foolproof way for the PAP to secure its dominance. Who would have thought that...

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...

Lee Lilian: I have only half a term to prove myself

In an exclusive interview with The Independent, MP Lee Lilian speaks about local issues and why she had to quit her job as a financial trainer to focus on her constituency.  By Kumaran Pillai Managing Editor She made a big splash when she was elected to Parliament...

Separation of powers and roles lead to better governance

There is a moral outrage over how the AIMS-FMSS deals were concluded. The jury is still out and one should not trivialize what has transpired so far. The larger socio-economic implications of these transactions are basically anti-competitive in nature; it may also be perceived...