Tag: PAP

When your defenders are trolls—the PAP Internet Brigade

Similar to other countries around the world, Singapore also has its share of internet trolls whose main job is to defensively comment on social media or other web forums. One such group is the PAP Internet Brigade or PAP IB, as written about in...

In perverse fashion, the Malaysians might have done the PAP a favour

The consensus is that the PAP government has been dealt a major blow. But in one sense, it could be argued that the Malaysians have actually gifted a favour to the PAP. The toppling of Barisan Nasional after 61 years in power has certainly woken...

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...

PAP MPs flamed for suggesting people could donate their “miserable” SG bonus to charity

Two ruling party parliamentarians earned the ire of Singaporeans yesterday when they suggested that the government could introduce mechanisms to make it easier for people to donate their SG Bonus to charity. All Singaporeans aged 21 and above will receive an “hongbao” of $300, $200, and $100...

GIC refuses to disclose exact losses in UBS investment, S’poreans left speculating

GIC Pte Ltd, formerly known as the Government Investment Corporation Singapore (GIC), announced on 16 May that it was shedding 93 million shares – or 2.4 per cent of its 5.1 per cent stake - of Swiss bank, UBS Group. GIC had purchased the shares...

Stopping PAP is a task primed for defeat: NYT

In this part two of our report on the New York Times feature entitled "How Singapore Is Creating More Land for Itself", in which we found interesting anecdotes on the People's Action Party (P.A.P) and the opposition, here's one about the resilience of the...

Noisy Singapore slips in competitiveness

Has HK beaten Singapore due to foreign labour uproar? Singaporeans noisy disapproval of foreign workers within their midst could have cost the country in its race to competitiveness against Hong Kong, with the former British territory now under Chinese rule, emerging as a clear winner. The...

ELD receives complaint on fanatical PAP site's posting on Polling Day

A complaint has been sent to the Elections Department on 30 May, Monday indicating that a fanatical Facebook page that openly supports the ruling People's Action party might have contravened elections advertising regulations. The email to ELD, sent by a Mr Lee, contains a link to a...

Singapore story cannot masquerade as history of Singapore: Dr Poh Soo Kai

By Howard Lee "One may have different interpretations of the facts, but the facts must be there," said Dr Poh Soo Kai to a room packed with more than 300 participants, at the launch of his book, Living in a Time of Deception on 13...

The Lee Kuan Yew Effect

Article written by: Tan Bah Bah Whose face could have been the most recognisable on the ballot paper come Polling Day? That of Lee Kuan Yew, who has passed away but whose presence would still be felt. There will indeed be much analysis by historians in...

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