Chan Chun Sing

Elections Department to tighten ballot box handling

The Elections Department (ED) will look into how to tighten the handling and disposal of uncontrolled items such as ballot boxes during the electoral process, Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing...

Our faulty Singapore Conversation

By Vernon Chan News Analysis The publication of the Our SG Conversation Survey on 25 August 2013 has elicited varied responses. While there are some who have taken it at face value, some political commentators have...
Tan Jee Say

The Chiams, Tan Jee Say and mooncakes

By Kumaran Pillai Former presidential candidate Tan Jee Say has been invited to eat mooncakes with the Chiams. But “it is no ordinary mooncake,” said one SPP member, “it is a political mooncake that is...
PM Lee

Lee and Lee: The job has changed

By PN BALJI Editor, The Independent Singapore The city-state of Singapore appears to have run squarely into a mid-life crisis nine years after Lee Hsien Loong became prime minister, and two years after an embarrassing general...
PM Lee Hsien Loong

The politics of OSC: What next?

By M Palaniyapan Our Singapore Conversation (OSC) wasn’t the government's first attempt to engage the ground and get feedback. The Feedback Unit was set up in 1985 for the same purpose. It was later revamped as REACH...
Catherine Lim

Catherine Lim and LKY

By Robert Yeo    The sentence, Speak Truth to Power, is a Quaker advice and it summed up what Catherine Lim did in a dinner talk she gave at Tanglin Club last month. Indeed, she has...

VW's resignation: some clues better than some truths

By Kumaran Pillai News Analysis The exit of Vincent Wijeysingha from the Singapore Democratic Party can be traced to the change in the party's political strategy in the last three to five years. The party has steadily...

Maslow's tyranny and Singapore's needs

By Nazry Bahrawi For his unwitting role in shaping Singapore, Abraham Maslow can be seen as the modern equivalent of Sang Nila Utama. Like the Hindu prince, the American psychologist was central to defining this...

Is Capital Punishment Relevant Today?

By P. Francis BARBARIC to some, has capital punishment gone past its use-by date? Is the march to the gallows obsolete? Does the electric chair or death by lethal injection strike fear in would-be criminals?...
Tan Jee Say

Ballot boxes: Tan Jee Say wants thorough police probe

The empty ballot boxes deserve a thoroughgoing police probe, says Tan Jee Say. Mr Tan, who contested the 2011 presidential election, is surprised by the sudden discovery of two empty ballot boxes. This is...
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