Tag: PAP

SingFirst’s reply to CNA on PM Lee’s speech

by singfirstChannel News Asia sought SingFirst's views regarding PM Lee's speech at the PAP party conference on 7 Dec 2014. He spoke about how the next GE will be a deadly serious fight, that it was about choosing the next government and not merely...

PAP Grassroots Leader Tells Unhappy Singaporeans to Get Out

Earlier this year a PAP official was seen telling Singaporeans that are unhappy with the state of affairs in the country that they should leave for other nations if they want to be happy. The message was sent out through social media and it...

A tale of two Singapores

By Donald Low and Sudhir VadakethThese are the best of times and the worst of times in Singapore, the world’s only global city without a natural hinterland, whose prosperity and good governance are the envy of much of the world, and a model for...

Catherine Lim: mistrust is very real, even if it's a minority

At midnight yesterday, Catherine Lim penned yet another note- this time in response to the Singapore's Consul-General in Hong Kong, Jacky Foo. Her words are as followed:With reference to last Saturday's report ("Govt refutes author's claims over public trust"), I wish to make the...

Lim Chin Siong story: Clash of the Singapore historians

By Tan Bah BahAn on-going debate on the role and status of Lim Chin Siong, one of the People's Action Party's founding leaders, in the struggle for independenc can be seen as part of a wider attempt to unravel Singapore Story 101.Let's recollect the...

Catherine Lim: responding to comments on my open letter

First published on Catherinelim.sgHere's Catherine Lim response to all the comments- critical or supportive- of her recent open letter to the Prime Minister. She wrote the Q and A session with herself on her blog earlier today:Q: Has the PM replied to your letter...

Parliament speech that went unnoticed

By Tan Bah BahOne significant speech almost went by unnoticed last week in Parliament. The heated exchange between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Workers Party chief Low Thia Khiang over the definition and need for constructive politics had everyone's attention.Observers who watched the...

Let's have a Democracy Wall

What turns an angry anti-social into a vandal? Frustration. An inability to channel anger into something useful. Is it significant that expletives against the PAP be spray-painted 22 storeys up on an HDB block? Not really — similar sentiments have been expressed online. What...

My mid-term verdict on govt/PAP

By Tan Bah BahIn "taking the pulse" of Singaporeans on the mid-term performance of the government, a survey by The Straits Times revealed that the two most important factors were the need for checks and balances and the candidate's attributes.Analyses of the 500-person survey's...

PM hints of coalition politics

It was a very direct question loaded with possibilities, something no Singapore journalist would ask of his/her PM.With the results of the 2011 election as a backdrop, Financial Times journalist Gideon Rachman asked: So can you envisage a day when the  PAP is not...