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GE2020: Sudden Resignation By Three PAP Ex-Heavyweights

GE2020: Sudden Resignation By Three PAP Heavyweights

Even as Singapore's political parties are preparing for GE2020, three People's Action Party (PAP) members announced their resignation with less than a week to Nomination Day (30 June). The three ex-heavyweights millionaires are Yaacob Ibrahim, Goh Chok Tong and Khaw Boon Wan, who were all once Cabinet Ministers. As these men bid farewell to politics, let us remember them for some of their more memorable quotes.

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GE2020: WP's Aljunied GRC Team Will Comprise Pritam Singh, Sylvia Lim, Faisal Manap, Leon Perera and Gerald Giam

The Worker's Party has confirmed its five-member Aljunied GRC team contesting this election: Pritam Singh, Sylvia Lim, Muhamad Faisal Manap, Leon Perera and Gerald Giam. This follows the announcement that Chen Show Mao, Png Eng Huat and former party chief Low Thia Kiang are not contesting in this election.

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GE2020: Red Dot United Introduces Alec Tok As Fifth Candidate For Jurong GRC

GE2020: Red Dot United Introduces Alec Tok As Fifth Candidate For Jurong GRC

Red Dot United has unveiled its fifth and final candidate for the five-member Jurong GRC. Theatre director Alec Tok Kim Yam, 55, will be joining his peers Secretary-General Ravi Philemon, Chairperson Michelle Lee, entrepreneur Liyana Dhamirah and legal engineer Nicholas Tang. This team includes diverse members with a range of ages, as well as two female candidates who will serve the Jurong residents and citizens to the best of their ability.

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GE2020: Workers' Party Low Thia Khiang, Chen Show Mao, Png Eng Huat Not Contesting This GE

GE2020: Workers' Party Low Thia Khiang, Chen Show Mao, Png Eng Huat Not Contesting This GE

The Workers' Party (WP) Secretary-General Pritam Singh announced on 25 June that political veterans Low Thia Khiang, Chen Show Mao and Png Eng Huat will not be contesting in GE2020. This decision to step down was made "some time ago". However their decision to step down does not mean they are retiring from politics. Pritam Singh shared that their collective decision to step down was based on three considerations to ensure the successful continuation of WP.

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GE2020: Tan Jee Say Announced The Dissolution Of SingFirst Party

GE2020: Tan Jee Say Announced The Dissolution Of SingFirst Party

On 25 June, the Secretary-General of Singaporeans First (SingFirst) Party Tan Jee Say announced its dissolution. In a statement posted on Tan Jee Say's Facebook page, the SingFirst Central Executive Committee (CEC) said it made this decision "in the best interests of Singapore."

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GE2020: PAP Candidate Ivan Lim Called Out as Elitist

A Singaporean has exposed PAP new candidate Ivan Lim Shaw Chuan, the GM of Keppel Offshore & Marine as an elitist who was never well liked by his battalion when he was CO because of his condescending attitude. He apparently had a habit of boasting about his personal achievements and drove around camp in expensive cars. Just like many PAP members sitting in their ivory towers, it is unfathomable how such politicians can empathise with ordinary citizens and be their voice in parliament.

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Filial Son: Appeal to Ministers To Allow Malaysian Relatives A Last Visit To My Dying Mother

I am sharing this story, and hope that you would help share it on your platform too, in sincere hope that it can reach the Ministers of both countries and they can consider the very little time my mother has left, and allow our relatives from Malaysia to visit her so she can pass on peacefully.

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GE2020: Red Dot United Announces Fourth Candidate For Jurong GRC

GE2020: Red Dot United Announces Fourth Candidate For Jurong GRC

Red Dot United announced its fourth member who will be contesting in Jurong GRC. Nicholas Tang Jian Ye is a 28 year old legal engineer at Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP. He obtained a law degree from King's College London, and his political motto is "for a more accountable Singapore."

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GE2020: Reform Party Gives Way to PSP to Avoid Three-Cornered Fight in West Coast

West Coast residents and all Singaporeans will remember the Reform Party for graciously giving up their ward to make things easier for PSP who is seeking to contest in West Coast GRC. It definitely was not easy for RP to come to this decision given the party's "strong emotional connection" to West Coast, as written by Kenneth Jeyaretnam in RP's Facebook announcement, but they are doing this for the greater opposition unity. Talks between the leaders of both parties over claims to West Coast GRC had previously been unsuccessful.

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