Tag: GE2020

“Watershed”, “soul-searching” — Lee Hsien Yang shares NUS academic’s observations about PAP

Singapore -- Mr Lee Hsien Yang, the younger brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has shared an excerpt from a webinar entitled "Singapore's GE2020: The Real Watershed Election?" featuring observations about the ruling People's Action Party in light of the recent polls. Mr Lee...

WP Dennis Tan shares resident’s collection of WP calling cards over the years

Singapore -- Workers' Party (WP) Dennis Tan Lip Fong shared a resident from Hougang Single Member Constituency's (SMC) personal collection of WP's calling cards recently. Hougang SMC is known to be a WP's stronghold since Low Thia Kiang won over the People's Action Party in the...

ESM Goh says he expected the PAP to do better in the GE

Singapore—In an interview with The Straits Times (ST) Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said he had expected the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) to have done better at the recently held General Election, noting there may have been a mismatch between the party...

Jamus Lim should “test out redundancy insurance proposals in Sengkang GRC”

Singapore -- An academic has written an open letter on the minimum wage and redundancy insurance proposals mentioned by Workers' Party candidate Jamus Lim during the campaign for the recent General Election. The open letter on July 17 was written to the Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao...

Chee Soon Juan meets Bukit Batok residents and volunteers to plan activities

Singapore – Opposition Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chief Chee Soon Juan was spotted meeting residents and volunteers at Bukit Batok as they planned activities for the constituency. Dr Chee took to Facebook on Sunday (July 26) to share a photo of himself with a few...

Credible Opposition Policies: More transparency needed to tackle these issues

Written by: A J Jennevieve and Aretha Chinnaphongse. Singapore -- The 2020 General Elections saw the incumbent conceding yet another Group Representation Constituency (GRC) to the Workers Party. Some have gone so far to deem it as a “Watershed Election” noting how the party’s 61.24%...

Questioning the Government remains “fundamental role” of Opposition: Pritam Singh responds to Lawrence Wong

Singapore -- The newly appointed Leader of the Opposition and Secretary-General of Workers' Party (WP) Pritam Singh has responded to the comments made by Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong that the WP cannot keep questioning the government. The comments by Mr Wong were made...

“4G is the biggest political challenge”

Singapore—Suwatchai Songwanich, writing in the Bangkok Post, said that amid the results of the General Election as well as the current economic crisis Singapore faces, the biggest problem the country’s leadership has is a lack of confidence in the fourth generation of its leaders...

PSP’s Kumaran Pillai continues to look out for residents of Kebun Baru SMC

Written by: Jillian Colombo and Aretha Chinnaphongse  Singapore -- On Monday (July 20), just over a week after the General Election, TISG sat down with Progress Singapore Party’s (PSP) Kumaran Pillai for an interview. Mr Pillai contested in Kebun Baru SMC against a candidate from...

On bended knee — The usual way Jamus Lim and team reach out to Sengkang residents

Singapore -- Workers’ Party (WP) member Jamus Lim and his winning team in the new Sengkang GRC have been spotted chatting with the residents there to better "understand their needs and concerns". His kneeling or squatting, the usual way the WP team has been engaging the...