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Events that happened simultaneously lately, created an outcry against the govt from pulping a book to PRC Yang to the recent banning of Tan Pin Pin’s documentary, “To  Singapore, with Love” and who knows what else will be coming along. Could this be the Gods’ early 50th birthday gift  for Singaporeans and most definitely for PAP? Half a century of uninterrupted one party rule had placed...

The Worker’s Party’s Gerald Giam has spoken in parliament, highlighting the need to toughen traffic rules to prevent accidents and traffic-related deaths. He called attention to the dangers posed by using mobile devices while driving, and allowing foreigners to drive on our roads for up to a year without a valid Singapore driving licence. This is his speech: Madam Speaker, There were 6,426...

In his 2014 National Day Rally, PM Lee Hsien Loong stressed that having relevant and deep skills rather than degrees can lead to good jobs that pay well. The SDP welcomes such a change of attitude – if it is genuine. We have reason to be doubtful. In 2007, Wikileaks leaked a cable that revealed that the Government “does not plan to encourage more students to...

The Singapore People’s Party is urging the Singapore government not to merely highlight the successes of some non-graduates, while overlooking the plight of many who aren’t as well off. This is the party’s response to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loon’s National Day Rally Speech: “The Prime Minister assured non-graduates that they will have...

PM Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Rally signalled the PAP Government’s intent of withholding the people’s CPF money, continuing to dishonour its original promise to return Singaporean’s their hard-earned retirement savings. Mr Lee’s announcement of future adjustments to allow retirees to withdraw more money fails to address the all-important...

HRC – State Secrets and The Rebirth of Hillary Clinton is a fascinating book about Hillary Clinton’s tenure as the US Secretary of State. It also provides an insight to the workings among some of the Secretaries in the US Cabinet and the White House and the dynamics between their staffs. While the goings-on within and among the Departments of State and the...

Apart from the weekly meet-the people session (MPS), Jurong GRC MP Ang Wei Neng brings himself to his residents by holding a “mobile MPS” – he visits a different coffeeshop each month to hear their concerns. “Some of the residents may not be able to make it to MPS due to their working hours, so they could meet me at the coffeeshop instead,”...

Congratulations to new members of the Worker’s Party’s Central Executive Council. The time has come for you to take the next step forward into transforming Singapore into a First World Nation (otherwise Sec-General Low is going to slap you, dey!)   New CEC members include: Temasek Polytechnic lecturer, L Somasundaram Engineer, John Yam Poh Nam NUS...

In 1960, Mr Lee Kuan Yew said: “I have not the slightest doubt that I could govern much more effectively in [the people’s] interests.” With that promise, the PAP wrote Singaporeans a cheque: If we forsook our political rights and let the party take care of our interests, we would be well-taken care of. We have lived the past half-a-century with no freedom...

PAP HQ: The People’s Action Party (PAP) celebrates the 60th year of its founding this year. As the ruling party since Singapore attained self-government, the PAP’s history is closely intertwined with that of modern Singapore. Branded as PAP60, it will be an occasion not just to reflect on the past and celebrate current achievements, but also for the party...

Dr Chee Soon Juan spoke at the Australia Institute for International Affairs (AIIA), the oldest think-tank in Australia whose members comprise diplomats, academics, journalists, etc , on 17 June 2014. Below is the text of his speech: Last week, I spoke at the University of Sydney and talked about the decline of living standards and quality of life in Singapore. I...

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  Catherine Lim- I had thought to keep quiet during this period of political transition while watching events unfold. But what is happening currently has perturbed me enough to want to do another commentary. I have cast it in the form of a direct letter to the PM, to convey a greater sense of urgency.   Dear Mr Prime Minister, We are in the midst of a crisis...

In the report Shanmugam Criticise a minister but don’t sling mud, the Minister for Law said that PAP leaders was not about to stop suing its critics for defamation, but added that lawsuits do not curtail political discussion. He could not be more wrong. Defamation lawsuits have had a chilling effect on political discussion in Singapore. Through the decades,...

Is MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC Inderjit Singh trying to be a maverick? His surprising rant against the ruling powers spans about 8 pages and 4400 words. For those who aren’t inclined to read the full post, here’s Redwire’s take on the Top 10 Criticisms of Singapore in Singh-lish.   On Government Failure: We are fixing the symptoms of the problems...