Tag: PAP

Square Moon not a full moon

By  Ng Yi-Sheng Another  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 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...

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 –...

PAP has to break free of the past

By Augustine Low   The PAP is a product of its past, and mightily proud of the fact. But there is the danger that the past can prove burdensome. By constantly invoking the spirit, successes and strategies of old, the PAP betrays signs that it is...

A Minister called Shanmugam and a puppy called Tammy

K Shanmugam's involvement in a dispute between the rescuer of a dog and its adopter has thrust  the Law and Foreign Minister into the spotlight again. Not all are surprised because he has also met people involved in gay/lesbian issues and those with housing and...