Tag Archives: General Elections

IS SINGAPORE STILL AS DRACONIAN AS IT WAS BEFORE?

“Your vote is secret!” the shout bellows out of the speakers at the rallies that I have attended this GE2015. “Do you want your children to grow up in a country where they are too afraid to vote for the opposition?” Each time a speaker brings that up at a rally, I find myself looking at the crowd around me. “Is Singapore still as draconian as before?” I asked myself. Does the government still govern us with that notorious iron fist? Do Singaporeans like you and I, or we peasants still think that the government would “fix us” if we do not vote them?

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WHY CHEE SOON JUAN SHOULD BE VOTED INTO PARLIAMENT

Ever since Dr Chee Soon Juan made a comeback to the Singapore political scene, Singaporeans have experienced a breath of fresh air. After 15 years, this is a very much welcomed wind of change. All of us who have heard him speak during the rallies would agree that amongst the opposition today, no one is as eloquent or as passionate as Dr Chee about Singaporeans and our future.

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SAMIR NEJI: I WANT S’POREANS TO BE HAPPY AND LESS STRESS

The independent candidate Samir Salim Neji, a foreigner-turned-citizen who appeared out of nowhere to create a multi-corner fight in Bukit Batok Single Member Constituency (SMC), says that he is contesting to "reduce stress" for Singaporeans and to "stand up for more happiness". After noticing that stress levels in Singapore were increasing, the 45 year-old managing director of Anaplan Asia Pacific says he wants to promote more time with family. "I want to reduce the stress so that there is more time with family. How many hours does a Singaporean work? We don’t have any private time for ourselves.”

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CHEE SOON JUAN: MAKE SURE THE PAP GETS IT PRIORITIES RIGHT!

In the Singapore Democratic Party's CBD lunch time rally today, Dr Chee Soon Juan called on Singaporeans to check the People's Action Party and stop it from doing as it pleases by voting their candidates into parliament. Speaking about the failed investments by Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC and investment company Temasek Holdings, Dr Chee said that without an opposition to check on the PAP, the government "does as it pleases, making dangerous, wrong decisions without proper scrutiny and accountability."

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STOP FAVORING FOREIGNERS! WE WANT TO BE FIRST CLASS S’POREAN CITIZENS AGAIN!

I wrote this article to because I am starting to feel more and more like a 2nd grade citizen of my home country and I hope to create awareness in our foreign policy through my own experience. I worked in a company where Singaporean is the minority and one of the main reasons we are hired is based on the quota needed to bring in more “Foreign Talent”. However, this is not the main issue. Years ago, I came to know that a PRC colleague of mine, with strong China Chinese accent, always praising about the delicacies in China and always thinking about buying a flat in Singapore has actually been granted Singapore citizen. It took me by surprise, many questions then came to my head.

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WP BIG GUNS STEADY BUT NEWBIES UNINSPIRING

I am a voter in Aljunied GRC and I will continue to vote WP. They are our real check against the PAP in the Parliament. Only they can voice the people’s unhappiness, unlike the PAP MPs who are nothing but paper tigers due to the party whip.

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ELECTIONS ARE ABOUT S’POREANS’ FUTURE, NOT ABOUT PETTY SQUABBLES BETWEEN PARTIES

These few days I have seen many election posters being defaced by childish individuals, who might think that if they draw on a candidates' face or make fun of their names they would lose them a few votes and hopefully cause them to lose the election. Such immature behavior is happening on both sides of the divide, with opposition supporters defacing many People's Action Party (PAP) posters and PAP supporters responding in kind.

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19 YEAR OLD STUDENT: WHY I WILL VOTE OPPOSITION

The government says that we are the future of Singapore but as a student now, I am already being stressed up with my academic and as well as my future and yet the PAP says that they care for everyone in Singapore but in truth, do they really put themselves in the shoes of a teenager as well? As a 19 year old boy, I calculate my daily expenses which is just food and on average, I spend at LEAST $15 in school every day due to 8am – 5pm class. So how much do you think I can save now?

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