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Ms Indranee Rajah has implied in parliament that the Worker’s Party (WP) lacked integrity in running its town council. The Senior Minister of State for Education and Law also implied that the WP has flip-flopped on its position on issues.   Sparking this – WP chief Low Thia Kiang’s call for building a political culture amongst Singaporean youth....

ingaporeans First Party (SFP) chief Tan Jee Say is indeed a polarising figure.   Some consider him an intellectual, with a sharp mind and keen sense for economics and policy-planning who would be perfect for the position of parliamentarian, if not, cabinet minister.   Others consider him a government pariah who left the civil service because he just couldn’t...

Former presidential candidate Tan Jee Say has formed a new political party – Singaporeans First Party (SFP) – together with 10 other members.   In a statement released to the media, Tan said, ” People are important. They are the soul of a nation. For the past 50 years, Singaporeans have become secondary to the relentless pursuit of economic growth....

The 11 founding members of SFP are: Dr Ang Yong Guan, psychiatrist and ex-grassroots leader Michael Chia, retired engineer and volunteer social worker Fahmi Rais, communications professional and ex-Young PAP and Legislative Assistant Fatimah Akhtar, architect Dr David Foo Ming Jin, chemist, logistics professional and ex-Young PAP Jamie Lee Swee Yan, certified SAP...

In 2008, Mr Lee Kuan Yew told the media that “without [foreigners], the jobs will not be there to begin with.” Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong reiterated this view in 2011: “Without the foreign workers, we would not have attracted [investments].” The irony is that these statements are the gravest indictment of the PAP’s education policy. The party has...

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are concerned about manpower and hope that the government’s restriction on foreign workers will be relaxed, noted Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Malay Muslim Business Conference 2014 at Orchard Hotel yesterday. However, he said that the government has to manage the “total numbers” and what Singapore can accommodate. To...

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Chief Dr Chee Soon Juan is planning to contest in the next General Election. Dr Chee will be qualified to run, as his bankruptcy status was annulled 2 years ago. The next election is expected to take place by the year 2016. “The PAP is taking us down the wrong path. We need to change course. The next General Elections are crucial...

The PAP’s Dr Lily Neo says the PAP is doing a good job planning ahead to do what’s right for Singaporeans, and that it’s not the PAP’s style to go for the popular vote. This is a recent interview which the MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC gave to the Straits Times, where she talks more about the implications of the Pioneer Generation Package. How are...

This is an excerpt from a speech delivered in parliament given by the Worker’s Party’s Gerald Giam. The points Mr Giam raised are in response to the issues addressed in Singapore’s 2014 budget. PIONEER GENERATION PACKAGE Madam, it is important that we honour our pioneers and do so before it is too late. Last year, over 13,000 people aged 65 and over...

Every year the Government Budget registers the highest expenditure for the Ministry of Defence. This year is no different with $12.3 billion or 20 percent of the national budget going to the Ministry of Defence. After Israel, Singapore spends the most money per capita on the military in the world. But while Israel is at war with its neighbours, who are we fighting...

MP for West Coast GRC Ms Foo Mee Har shares the case of one of her residents who was helped through a very difficult time by the community around her. Madam J’s husband was in prison, leaving her to care for their two young children alone. The community rallied around her to help make her 2-room HDB flat more comfortable by installing necessary fixtures such...

The Workers’ Party wishes a speedy recovery to the Home Team officers and other victims who were injured during the riot in Little India on Sunday 8 December 2013, and we extend our condolences to the family of the deceased traffic accident victim, Mr Sakthivel Kumaravelu. We believe that the Police will carry out a thorough investigation to apprehend those responsible...

Funny, resolution’s usually come at the beginning of the year, as a look-ahead, and not when the year is coming to an end. Well, People’s Action Party members have less than a month to put this into effect. Let’s hope they get it right.   At this 2013 Party Convention, we pledge ourselves anew to our Cause – to build a better Singapore,...

First of all, Singapore has very good healthcare. The healthcare facilities are good. The doctors are good, the hospitals are excellent. The problem is, it’s not very affordable. Singapore’s very good healthcare has been there since the 1980s at the time when the government owned all the hospitals and the government ran all the hospitals and the government’s...