Tag: PAP

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 BahWhose 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...

Out of touch, Out of time

"The residents come first." This has become the mantra for a renewed PAP's 2015 campaign and it has been receiving positive reponse from the public. The PAP has been working hard to shed the image of being out of touch and complacent with the ground...

Will 2015 be another year of quarrels?

There seems to be some energy building up for the next general elections which has to be held by January 2017. That is still a good 24 months away, but political parties, both the ruling and the opposition parties, have been ramping up their...

Why PAP is still a good bet

Lee Hsien Loong
by Steven Lim I have been following the online discussions about PM's message during the annual party conference held recently. I find the online vitriol disheartening. You can't fault the PM for trying hard and for goodness sake, cut him some slack and stop nitpicking...