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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: 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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Covid19: Workers' Party Gerald Giam Criticises PAP's Insistence To Implement TraceTogether

Covid19: Workers' Party Gerald Giam Criticises PAP's Insistence To Implement TraceTogether

The Workers' Party politician Gerald Giam blogged about PAP's plans to roll out TraceTogether Tokens to all Singaporeans. If the PAP pushes its way through, an estimated 5.7 million residents in Singapore will be marked with a contact tracing device which will cost taxpayers over $100 million. However, TraceTogether has continually faced compatibility issues especially with iPhones. To overcome these issues, Apple and Google have developed their own contact tracing protocol called Exposure Notifications. While the PAP stubbornly insists on developing and implementing its TraceTogether project, at least 22 countries have now switched to using Exposure Notifications.

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GE2020: SDP, WP, PSP Making Calls For Volunteers

GE2020: SDP, WP, PSP Making Calls For Volunteers

There have been speculations both by the state media and netizens that GE2020 will be called in July 2020. According to the latest campaigning guidelines by ELD, it seems that the PAP may be keen to hold the GE in the midst of a Covid19 pandemic. Not to be outmaneuvered by the PAP, major political parties like the Singapore Democratic Party, The Workers' Party and Progress Singapore Party have proactively made calls for donations, volunteers and members to help with their campaigns.

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Gerald Giam: MSM Focus On Victim And Pushing Blame To NUS Wrong On So Many Levels

Gerald Giam: MSM Focus On Victim And Pushing Blame To NUS Wrong On So Many Levels

Giam also took offence on how the local media keep their focus on the victim, so much so that the victim's name and photos are splashed everywhere, and that everyone knows that it was her who was filmed showering, but yet the name of the perpetrator is not mentioned and his photos are not splashed in the papers. He ended his post by saying "This is wrong on so many levels"

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PAP OPENLY ADVERTISE BENEFITS FOR RC MEMBERS, OWNSELF REWARD OWNSELF!

Gerald Giam from the Workers Party (WP) spotted this door pamphlet during his rounds in his ward and decided to show just what kind of tricks the WP has to deal with from the incumbent People's Action Party (PAP). According to the pamphlet, the PAP is looking for Residents Committee volunteers and openly advertised some major benefits for those who do join. They include priority queue for Ministry of Education primary school registration exercises, Ministry of National Development Grassroots Organization Scheme, HDB Special Parking Label and free education courses.

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GERALD GIAM: YOUTH MUST SPOT POLITICAL INTENTIONS OF POLICY CHANGES

Had a very exciting discussion on Sunday on the proposed changes to the Elected Presidency scheme with a group of young people - poly and uni students and recent grads - at WP Youth Wing's monthly "Youth Hangouts". Participants shared their frank yet sensible views on this hot button issue.

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MINISTER LIM REFUSED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON RETRENCHMENT BREAKDOWN

Despite being confronted by Mr Giam’s questions in Parliament, Minister Lim chose to continue to evade giving any direct replies. The Minister can avoid answering just one question on the breakdown of the retrenched residents. Can he possibly avoid answering altogether the following six questions on the labour statistics? In the unlikely event that the Minister cannot answer all six questions at all – then what answer to you think Singaporeans may like to give to him?

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GERALD GIAM: I PREFER THE LEASE BUYBACK SCHEME TO APPLY TO ALL TYPES OF FLATS

It is good that the Lease Buyback Scheme (LBS) has been extended to 4-room flats. The LBS has not seen a very good take up rate so far, in large part because it was restricted to only 3-room or smaller flats. But as I had stated in my 2012 Budget debate speech, I would prefer for LBS to be extended to all flat sizes. This will help more elderly folks monetise their flats without having to sell and move out of their flats, which many of them attach a lot of sentimental value to.

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