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WHY IS THE S'PORE OPPOSITION SO FRACTURED & PAP SO DOMINANT?

Given the almost complete dominance of the PAP in both parliament and at the voting booth, It's strange to see how fractured opposition parties are with there being at least 3 major parties that only form electoral alliances to prevent them from losing their deposit. What are the major differences between the WP, SDP, SPP, SingFirst etc? Why hasn't the PAP split into more parties in recent history?

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EX WP, EX SDA, RECENTLY SINGFIRST MEMBER TO JOIN BB BY-ELECTION?

It looks like one more person has collected the nominations form from the Elections Department.

His name is Abdul Rahim bin Osman, 59 years old, a business man.

In the 1997 general elections, he was with the Workers' Party team that contested for Cheng San GRC. They garnered 45.2% votes.

In 2001, he contested under the SDA banner for Tampines GRC. They received 26.7% of the votes.

In the last two years, Abdul Rahim was with SingFirst.

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OPPOSITION TALKS FINALIZED, WORKERS PARTY WITHDRAW FROM TALKS

After Opposition parties concluded their final round of horse-trading talks, it seem highly likely that all 89 seats will be contest during the upcoming General Elections. However, the discussions ended with MacPherson SMC, Marine Parade GRC and Ang Mo Kio GRC still facing three cornered fights. When queried, NSP representative Sebastian Teo admitted that there is unlikely to have more Opposition meetings as it was finalised.

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OPPOSITION PARTIES NEED TO PUT ASIDE THEIR EGOS & FOCUS ON THE PAP

I see so many mistakes and ego issues this election. This is about getting as much oppositions members into parliament, we should look at the bigger picture and be realistic and not waste any ample opportunity and put any weak oppositions parties to contest unchallenge against PAP, if it is strong oppositions parties like SDP, SingFirst and WP, I have problems about contesting 1 vs 1 against PAP.

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SINGFIRST: OUR POLITICAL JOURNEY TO THE WEST TO SERVE S'POREANS

One of the greatest Chinese classical novels published in the 16th century during the Ming dynasty, “Journey to the West” is profoundly symbolic for SingFirst. The mythical novel contains universal values that cut across religions and races. We draw inspiration from these values as we pursue our political journey to the Western part of Singapore – to seek a strong mandate from Singaporeans for us to serve Singaporeans first.

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TAN JEE SAY: TIME FOR THE PAP TO STOP SCAREMONGERING

In SingFirst's social safety net announced in February this year, we have provided for Scandinavian style welfare benefits to encourage childbirth such as 90% subsidies on childcare centre fee and child allowances of $300 per month for children up to age 12. In addition, we also proposed a range of other benefits for families by lowering the cost of living such as waiver of all fees from primary one to university, 30% reduction in public transport fares and old age pension of $300 per month for all senior citizens aged 60 and above. The total package costs only $6 billion a year and it can be financed from the investment return of around $8 billion that the government is allowed to use for annual budget spending. There is absolutely no need to raise the GST at all, much less to up it to 20%.

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OPPOSITION SUPPORTERS SLAM DPP MINNOWS FOR MULTI-CORNERED FIGHTS

Given that such multi-cornered fights work to the advantage of the PAP due to the splitting of opposition votes, alternative political parties such as the NSP and SingFirst have called for unity to avoid such scenarios. Working out a common ground, however, seems to demand a different level of commitment.

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