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...
Vincent Wijeysingha

Vincent Wijeysingha resigns from SDP

By Kumaran Pillai Outgoing Singapore Democratic Party treasurer Dr Vincent Wijeysingha gave this exclusive, no-holds-barred interview to The Independent Singapore before his resignation from the party. He spoke openly about his journey through the political...

It’s Singapore, not Swingapore

By Abhijit Nag “What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! how infinite in faculty!” said Hamlet.  He wouldn’t have been so sure about human rationality, though, had he gone around...
Singapore Politics

Four Issues We Must Have Missed at the National Day Rally Speech

By Ryan Ong MoneySmart.sg Know what happened last Sunday? Last Sunday I sat around waiting for the next half of the National Day Rally speech. Hell, I waited. By the time of the midnight Simpson’s rerun,...
Singapore Political News

Is Singapore on its way to building stronger safety nets?

You have to hand it to the people.  You can have masterminds in government, but it is the “demos” – the common people, the populace – who ultimately decide how well a country or,...
Singapore News

PM Does Not Move Me

By Augustine Low As Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong has been competent and committed. He has done well for Singapore. On the international stage, he has not once let Singapore down. Yet I have misgivings. Of...

The most stirring speech of PM Lee’s career

But style overshadowed substance; time will tell if it is a decisive pivot towards inclusiveness or incrementalism rebranded Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today delivered the most important speech of his political career. And what...
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This exam-smart PAP may pass the test

By Cherian George This was probably Lee Hsien Loong's best National Day Rally speech ever, because he played to his government's strengths – and sidestepped its main weakness. Compared with most states, the PAP government has...
Singapore News

Where is the love, Singapore?

By Herbert Teo Having left Singapore almost 30 years ago, technology has allowed me to follow my country of birth’s birthday on August 9 as though I was there sitting in the stands in front...
Singapore News

Can we expect a cracker of a speech?

The Prime Minister will be addressing the nation this Sunday at the National Day Rally. Will he be able to move the nation, address long standing issues and unify us? Tan Bah Bah puts...
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