Tag Archives: SingFirst

GE2020: Tan Jee Say Asks To Rejoin Singapore Democratic Party

On 29 June Tan Jee Say expressed his interest to continue providing an alternate voice for Singaporeans, but this time under the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP). He has initiated contact with SDP Secretary-General Dr Chee Soon Juan stating his interest to rejoin the party. His decision to rejoin SDP was based on two reasons: Firstly, SDP's values reflect the values and beliefs he champions for Singaporeans. Secondly, SDP is a great party with dynamic leadership that has grown in strength over the years.

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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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MYTHBUSTER: CAN SINGAPORE SURVIVE WITHOUT THE PAP GOVT?

Singapore’s success has been equated with the PAP. While this was broadly true in material terms in the first 40 years under our first two prime ministers, has it been so in the last 10 years under PM Lee Hsien Loong? Who are the winners and losers among Singaporeans?

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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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