Another year of quarrels?

By Vincent Wijeysingha At the start of a new year we try and find, in the tea leaves of events, the portents to come. We are entering an unsettled time. The US is contracting its...

Why there should be a coroner’s inquiry

By Elias Tan  The swiftness with which the government has dealt with those allegedly involved in the Little India riot pales in comparison with the fate of the bus driver who is believed to have...

Let's Talk

As the fourth year-long SG conversation in just over 20 years draws to a close, a look back at the last one - Remaking Singapore (2002), and its major recommendations. The nation waits eagerly for...

Low's Low-Down on Opposition Politics

Ex-Reform Party candidate Frankie Low says that opposition political parties must form an alliance if they wish to be elected, even as he insists “the parties will never unite.” “Singapore's opposition parties run like...

Survey: nearly 70% feel the authorities are doing enough to prevent exploitation of migrant...

The Little India riots have left people questioning the government's white paper on population, particularly its stance on migrant workers. In a 2011 survey of 1000 Singaporeans, the International Labour Organization found that nearly...

Residents Remember Chiam See Tong

It was supposed to be a Christmas walkabout for the Singapore People's Party (SPP) in Potong Pasir and Bishan last Sunday (Dec 22) morning. Within hours, however, when SPP's secretary-general Chiam See Tong and...

Truth or Dare? Run the Gauntlet, Torch the Ashes, Raise the Phoenix

Singapore’s foremost political leader once famously stated : "What political party helps an opposition to come to power? Why should we not demolish them before they get started? Once they get started, it’s more difficult...

Chiam's Christmas Walkabout

The Chiams were out and about meeting the residents of Bishan, Toa Payoh and Potong Pasir in their usual party fashion over the weekend of 22nd of December to send their Christmas greetings. They were...

Productivity: Still negative

In spite of the government's stated efforts “to achieve economic growth driven by sustained productivity improvements rather than manpower growth”, the productivity growth remains negative for the first half of 2013, to add to...

Yip Yew Weng appointed as NSP vice-president

At its meeting held yesterday, 21 November 2013, the CEC appointed Council Member, Mr Yip Yew Weng as Vice-President. The office of Vice-President had been vacated when then Vice-President, Mrs Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss was elected as...
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