Tag: PAP

Cheng Bock on WP's chances, PAP's problem and Tharman's charisma

Former PAP man and a contender for the last presidential elections, Tan Cheng Bock, thinks the Workers' Party is likely to win more seats in the next elections.That analysis is based on his view that the government has got itself into a "very tight...

Little India Bill: What activists should have done

The civil rights of residents in Little India won out over the civil rights of the larger Singapore society. So much for the “bad law” arguments put forth in a detailed background paper by a handful of civil rights activists, including former opposition politician...

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

By Augustine LowWhen 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...

Cheng Bock fiasco: Where is the CPR?

By Mary LeeThe People’s Association needs CPR. Not cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but credible public relations. The recent brouhaha arising from Dr Tan Cheng Bock shows it has none. The PA is chaired by PM Lee Hsien Loong. The decision to withdraw the invitation to Dr...

Who will PM pick for Aljunied?

By Augustine LowThe 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...

SEA Games surprise wins a wake-up call

By Michael Y. P. AngThere has been much talk about how SEA Games champion rower Saiyidah Aisyah heroically overcame the odds to win Singapore's first-ever individual rowing gold last Tuesday.There is similar buzz about golden milestones in equestrian, cycling, judo, men's marathon, etc.The unexpected victories in less-popular ...

Square Moon not a full moon

By  Ng Yi-ShengAnother  day, another Mas Selamat satire... But really, this show comes with its own  baggage. It's a play about political detention written by an actual former  political detainee, Wong Souk Yee, and it’s inspired by the trials not only of  Singapore's favourite...

Dr Koh on his Punggol East defeat

By Elias TanFinally, 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...

That Shanmugam smile

By Augustine Low Singer Cheryl Cole, actress Angelina Jolie and the Duchess of Cambridge have been voted as having the world’s best smiles. If such a poll is conducted in Singapore, the smart money is on the public figure with the most disarming of smiles –...