Tag Archives: chiam see tong

PAP TO KEEP SITOH YIH PIN IN POTONG PASIR SMC

People's Action Party member of parliament (MP) Sitoh Yih Pin announced today that he would be standing again in the Potong Pasir Single Member Constituency (SMC) in the upcoming General Elections. 51 year-old Mr Sitoh has been the MP of Potong Pasir since he won against the Singapore People's Party’s (SPP) Lina Chiam in the 2011 General Election by just 114 votes. It was his third attempt contesting the seat, having staged unsuccessful election campaigns there in 2001 and 2006.

Read More »

CHIAM SEE TONG & LEE KUAN YEW ARE JUST LIKE PROFESSOR X & MAGNETO

Chiam See Tong and Lee Kuan Yew's relationship is almost like how it is between Professor X and Magneto. Think about it. Both held respect for one another but had different ideologies. Both had different ideas of how to achieve that one common goal - for the better of their people. Both survived oppression, both domestic and otherwise.

Read More »

CHIAM SEE TONG: LETTER OF CONDOLENCE TO PM LEE HSIEN LOONG

My wife and I are saddened to learn about the passing of your father, the first Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. He was a great statesman, parliamentarian and a master of public policy. He was there at the time when Singapore was swarmed with numerous problems, ranging from domestic to international issues. He was there, just as Britain needed Winston Churchill during World War II – always taking a strategic and long term view of Singapore.

Read More »

FORMER NSP CHIEF JUMPS SHIP TO JOIN CHIAM SEE TONG

51-year old lawyer Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss has resigned from National Solidarity Party (NSP) last week and applied to join Singapore People's Party (SPP) which is helmed by veteran politician Mr Chaim See Tong. Mrs Chong-Aruldoss failed in her bid for NSP Presidency in party elections last January and left along with former council members Ravi Philemon, Bryan Long, and party member Osman Sulaiman. She acknowledged that their decision to leave came in the wake of the central executive committee (CEC) election results.

Read More »

An intimate look at the life of Chiam

A MULTIMEDIA project by four undergraduates on Singapore's longest-serving opposition politician has garnered close to 900 "likes" on Facebook since being launched this week. The project offers an intimate look at the life of Mr Chiam See Tong, and chronicles his memories of six terms spent as Potong Pasir MP as well as residents' memories of the 79-year-old. Titled My Kind Of Town after the neighbourhood's slogan, it was conceptualised and produced over the course of a year by Nanyang Technological University final-year students Wong Kar Weng, 24, Cara Chiang, 23, Basil Edward Teo, 24, and Sulaiman Daud, 26. All hail from the university's Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. The project also offers insights into Mr Chiam's life since the 2011 General Election. He has been largely out of the spotlight since, after a second stroke in 2008 and a hip injury last year.

Read More »

Chiams need a dose of reality

One wonders what led the Singapore People’s Party leaders to re-elect a frail Chiam See Tong and his wife, who lost an Opposition stronghold in the last election, to head the party on Friday. However, he clearly does not have the stamina to lead a political party that is serious about contesting the next general election. He needs help walking. Mrs Lina Chiam, 65, his wife, lost Potong Pasir by 114 votes and is keeping the Chiam flag flying as a Non-Constituency MP.

Read More »

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 Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Lina Chiam showed up, the trip had become a mini Meet-the-People’s session on the go. In Potong Pasir, residents immediately came up to give the Chiams their well-wishes before they started complaining about their current Member of Parliament (MP), Sitoh Yih Pin. Some even took the chance to share with the Chiams issues they faced ever since Sitoh took over the reins.

Read More »