Tag Archives: GE2015

MAN WHO COLLAPSED AT AMK HAWKER CENTER DIED IN HOSPITAL

An elderly man who fainted at an Ang Mo Kio hawker centre on Sunday has died in hospital despite Dr Koh Poh Koon, a People's Action Party (PAP) candidate contesting Ang Mo Kio GRC, performed CPR on him when he was found lying on the ground. Dr Koh was making his rounds at the Ang Mo Kio Central Market & Food Centre at about 8am on Sunday when the man, who is in his 70s, suddenly collapsed.The colorectal surgeon immediately performed CPR on the man.

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DR CHEE SOON JUAN – YOU ARE A TRUE PATRIOT

I'm glad I've had a chance to listen to you speak finally. Your speeches were the only ones in the run-up to the elections thus far that have moved me. Thank you for giving up your youth, for the sacrifices you have made in your personal life, for enduring a prison term, bankruptcy and defamation and not upping and leaving.

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FISHY POLITICAL HOPPERS IN GE2015

First on our list of fishy politicians is none other than serial party-hopper Hazel Poa! Did you know that she was a former civil servant in the administrative service before she started her political journey with the RP? But just 3 months before the 2011 GE, she quit RP to join NSP!

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PAP STRATEGY FOR GE2015: MORE ON SOCIAL POLICIES, HARDEN AGAINST CRITICS

This is still a PAP that will do whatever it takes to ensure the Republic’s relevance in a global economy and the party’s dominance over the Republic; one that prides itself on reliable performance, and protects its power with a vengeance. Yet, there’s no doubt that the 2011 setback forced it to reassess its approach to politics. It needed a strategy to ensure that the inroads the Opposition made in the last GE would not be repeated in the next.

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GE2015: A CONTEST OF WHO COMMITTED THE MOST LAPSES?

GE2015 is looking like a contest to showcase which party committed the most lapses under their watch. For the moment it is looking like a contest between WP and PAP as only these two parties have direct responsibilities over the citizens as their representatives. And also a very important point to note, both parties may have committed lapses, but both did their jobs with good intentions, with very decent and upright people, so no crime has been committed so far.

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GOVT PROMISES TO SPEND $3 BILLION ON ELDERLY, A 30 TIMES INCREASE IN SPENDING?

According to the Strait Times news report ”$3b plan to help seniors live more fulfilling lives” (Aug 27) - “In a push to brighten the golden years, a $3 billion five-year plan will give Singapore’s seniors opportunities to learn, volunteer and live independently, well after retirement.” The timing of this announcement may be rather uncanny, given that the elections are just days away.

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CHALLENGE OF THE “3 PEAKS” CAUSED BY PAST GOVT POLICIES?

According to the Straits Times news report “S’pore faces challenge of ‘three peaks’: Swee Say“ (Aug 28) – “The leaders who emerge from the Sept 11 General Election will have to tackle key challenges posed by peaks in Singapore’s workforce, population and the elderly. Calling them the “three peaks”, Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say said yesterday that much is at stake at the polls because strategies will have to be found to address the implications of these issues.”

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