Tag: GE 2020

Get an “East Coast Plan” sticker and help feed migrant workers

Singapore—One of the most unfortunate, if memorable, gaffes during the campaign period for this year’s General Election was Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat stumbling over his “East Coast Plan” speech on Nomination Day, making Singaporeans wince collectively, and spawning numerous viral memes. However, two...

“Bukit Batok, shame on you” — Many people online disappointed with voters in SMC

Singapore -- There has been "disappointment" online over the 2020 General Election result in Bukit Batok Single-Member Constituency, where the People's Action Party's  Murali Pillai won over the Singapore Democratic Party's Dr Chee Soon Juan. Bukit Batok SMC had seen a rematch between Mr Murali...

GE 2020: PAP, headed by PM LEE, slated to sweep Ang Mo Kio GRC

Singapore—The ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) looks slated to sweep the Ang Mo Kio GRC with 72 percent of votes, based on early poll results. Ang Mo Kio GRC has 185,465 registered voters. PAP’s team is yet again anchored by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong....

GE2020: Workers’ Party predicted to keep Aljunied, Hougang

Singapore—The Workers’ Party (WP) team may well appear victorious yet again at the Aljunied Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in this year’s elections, winning once more over the People’s Action Party (PAP), with 60 percent of the votes in their favor based on early poll...

WP’s Raeesah Khan concerned about “deep-rooted inequality” in Singapore

Singapore — In the Constituency Political Broadcast on Tuesday (July 7), the Workers’ Party's (WP)  Sengkang Group Representation Constituency candidate Raeesah Khan said that Singapore's system has "created deep-rooted inequality". Ms Khan, said in Malay: "Today, people trapped in misfortune and want to speak up are...

Online GE Chatter: The “worst PAP minister”, pets campaign for SPP, and PAP’s Jessica Tan apologises

1. Josephine Teo is the worst, according to Google People's Action Party candidate Josephine Teo, most recently the Manpower Minister, has come out as the "worst PAP minister" in a Google search. A Reddit thread started by Redditor @yxnayskin showed that a Google search on the...

Two photos, different stories: WP — and PAP — candidates talk to cardboard collector in wheelchair

Singapore — The original poster has the caption, "Picture has a thousand words". The photo shows Workers’ Party (WP) candidates kneeling and talking to an elderly cardboard collector and at least one People's Action Party (PAP) candidate nearby giving out election material. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1043060989465551&set=gm.629205997696073&type=3&theater&ifg=1 Posted on the...

Cherian George, Donald Low on why GE 2020 could be a loss for Singapore, regardless of final tallies

Singapore—Two well-respected members of the academe, Professors Cherian George and Donald Low, tackled the possible ill effects of this year’s election on the country at a crucial time when trust and unity are vital, as Singapore deals with, and emerges from, the coronavirus pandemic. In...

WP’s Jamus Lim promises Sengkang Town Council that’s “as good as, if not better” than PAP’s

Singapore—In the constituency political broadcast on the evening of July 7 (Tuesday), the Workers’ Party’s (WP) Jamus Lim said that the new Town Council in the Sengkang Group Representation Constituency would draw on the party’s experience in Punggol East and it would be “just as...

DPM Heng, Raeesah, whistleblowers: Here’s a look at the police reports filed during GE 2020

Singapore—In this country, it seems, election periods are marked by an uptick in police reports, and GE 2020 is no exception. It’s not always easy to check the veracity that police reports were indeed filed, perhaps due to the confidential nature of the filings, although...