Tag: Pritam Singh

Leader of Opposition Pritam Singh thanks town council cleaners during walkabout; does not go unnoticed online

Singapore – Leader of the Opposition and Workers’ Party chief, Pritam Singh took the time to express his gratitude to the cleaners of the town council during a recent walkabout. His actions did not go unnoticed among netizens. Mr Pritam joined Sengkang parliamentarian Chua Kheng...

LO Pritam Singh “well-placed” to challenge the PAP’s longtime hold on politics in Singapore

Hong Kong — A pan-Asia online news platform has published an article that discusses how Workers’ Party (WP) chief and Leader of the Opposition (LO) Pritam Singh is “well-placed” to challenge the People's Action Party's longtime hold on politics. The article, “The Changing Face Of...

Govt agrees ‘in principle’ to live-stream parliamentary debates but S. Iswaran cautions MPs not to play to the gallery

Singapore—On September 4, Communications and Information Minister S Iswaran said that the Government agrees "in principle to livestream parliamentary debates. How this will be implemented will be studied by the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI). In Parliament, the Minister announced, “Our aim, as always, will...

Writer asks: By PM Lee’s logic, aren’t PAP voters free riders, too?

Singapore — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s remarks in Parliament earlier this week about free riders have ruffled more than a few feathers. On Wednesday (Sept 2), he referred to Singaporeans who voted for the opposition while expecting the People’s Action Party (PAP) to remain...

Ho Ching on PM Lee-Pritam Singh debate: A free rider is not a free loader

Singapore – Ms Ho Ching, the CEO of Temasek Holdings and wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has taken to social media to weigh in on a term over which Mr Lee and Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh had crossed swords in...

Jamus Lim: voters chose the WP to represent them; they are not ‘free riders’

Singapore – Workers' Party (WP) Member of Parliament Jamus Lim took to social media to dispute Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's comment on voters supporting opposition parties, describing them as "free riders." PM Lee and the Leader of Opposition Pritam Singh engaged in a heated...

Parliament to formally recognise Leader of the Opposition’s role

Seated directly opposite Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Parliament today (Aug 31), Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh had his duties and privileges read out to him. In his speech, Mr Pritam said that the announcement of the Leader of the Opposition position came...

Oral judgment passed on AHTC trial, new claims disallowed for Pritam Singh and two others

Singapore – The High Court released an oral judgment on the case of Workers' Party (WP) leader Pritam Singh and four other individuals against the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) disallowing new claims against some of the defendants. Mr Pritam took to Facebook on Thursday (Aug...

Netizens dub Pritam Singh and wife the standout couple at opening of Parliament

Singapore — The opening of the 14th Parliament of Singapore on Monday (Aug 24) saw the arrival of MPs-elect and their spouses for the swearing-in ceremony at the new Parliament House and at The Arts House (the old Parliament House). The ceremony was held at...

All eyes on how the opposition will be treated in the 14th Parliament

Singapore—The 14th Parliament opened on Monday (Aug 24) with the swearing-in of the 93 Members of Parliament (MP) and two Non-Constituency MPs (NCMPs), as well as the election of the Speaker. President Halimah Yacob and Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin also made speeches, as...