Tag Archives: General Elections

NG ENG HEN: PAP WILL NOT TAKE ANY SUPPORT FOR GRANTED

According to People's Action Party (PAP) organizing secretary Ng Eng Hen, the mood on the ground is good and Singaporeans appreciate measures such as the Pioneer Generation Package, Medishield Life and improvements to housing. He spoke at a dinner reception last night to remind PAP members of parliament (MPs) and prospective candidates not to take any support from the ground for granted.

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LOW THIA KHIANG TO REMAIN IN ALJUNIED GRC TO CONTEST

Workers' Party (WP) Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang said today that he will stay on to contest in Aljunied Group Representative Constituency (GRC) this coming General Elections. He added that that his party is committed to avoiding 3 cornered fights as much as possible.

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WP’S 2010 SPEECH ON THE ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES REVIEW COMMITTEE STILL RELEVANT TODAY

In countries like the UK, electoral boundary revisions are carried out by an independent Boundary Commission under the charge of a High Court Judge. Proposed boundary changes are also open to public scrutiny and objection. In Singapore, however, the boundary revisions are done by a committee chaired by the Cabinet Secretary, reporting to the PM. Sir, despite my belief that the PMO should not be in charge of boundary review, the focus of my cut is how the current process may be improved for transparency and accountability.

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SENIOR MINISTER GOH UNVEILS PAP TEAM FOR MARINE PARADE GRC

Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong unveiled the PAP team that could contest Marine Parade GRC in the upcoming General Elections. In his Facebook update, the likely members include Mr Goh Chok Tong, MSF Minister Tan Chuan-Jin, Associate Professor Fatimah Lateef and Mr Seah Kian Peng. MP of the soon to be dissolved Moulmein-Kallang GRC Edwin Tong is expected to replace Tin Pei Ling.

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WILL FORMER NSP STAR NICOLE SEAH RETURN FOR A SECOND RUN?

28 year-old Nicole Seah, who was part of the 5 man National Solidarity Party (NSP) team who won 43.4% of the Marine Parade GRC vote in 2011, has been contacted by the party via WhatsApp. The NSP hopes that Nicole Seah, whose eloquence, good looks and charisma won over many Singaporeans in 2011 will return for a second run with the party this coming elections.

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NEW IRREVERENT PAGE “CANNOT MAKE IT” GEARS UP FOR GE2015 WITH A BANG

Judging by the popping up of new sociopolitical sites every now and then, Singaporeans are frankly getting tired of the mainstream media. Just last week, a new site "CMI - Cannot Make It" emerged and it presents an irreverent take on political news in Singapore. When interviewed by All Singapore Stuff, CMI shared their aspirations and motivations behind the page.

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CHIEF OF DEFENCE FORCE NG CHEE MENG RETIRES FROM THE SAF

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen announced on Facebook that Lieutenant-General Ng Chee Meng will retire from the Singapore Armed Forces on Aug 18. He will be replaced by current Chief of Army, Major-General Perry Lim. The sudden retirement prompted speculation the LG Ng Chee Meng might be running in the upcoming General Election.

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CATHERINE LIM: PAP WILL WIN IF OPPOSITION IS NOT UNITED

Some readers of my website have emailed me to ask what I think about the coming General Election ( strongly speculated to be on September 12). Presumably, they are most interested in my prediction of the outcome. Will the PAP do better, or worse, than in 2011? Is it possible that with the ‘feel good’ factor reaching its peak after the Silver Jubilee celebration in August, plus all the goodies that the government has been handing out so generously, the PAP will win a landslide victory? How will the opposition, with new parties coming on the scene, fare? Will they spring surprises? Will they win more seats in Parliament?etc etc.

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S’POREANS SHOULD GET USED TO A NEW FACE AS PRIME MINISTER

The GE is coming and as in any general election, a new man or woman could be thrown up as the new Prime Minister. This is normal and common in any democracy except in Singapore. Here the PM is like a life time tenure and would go to the PAP’s candidate. In this GE the PM in the aftermath would be Hsien Loong. There is hardly any doubt about this. Many things would change but the PM of Singapore after the GE would not change.

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