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CHIAM SEE TONG: LETTER OF CONDOLENCE TO PM LEE HSIEN LOONG

My wife and I are saddened to learn about the passing of your father, the first Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. He was a great statesman, parliamentarian and a master of public policy. He was there at the time when Singapore was swarmed with numerous problems, ranging from domestic to international issues. He was there, just as Britain needed Winston Churchill during World War II – always taking a strategic and long term view of Singapore.

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FORMER NSP CHIEF JUMPS SHIP TO JOIN CHIAM SEE TONG

51-year old lawyer Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss has resigned from National Solidarity Party (NSP) last week and applied to join Singapore People's Party (SPP) which is helmed by veteran politician Mr Chaim See Tong. Mrs Chong-Aruldoss failed in her bid for NSP Presidency in party elections last January and left along with former council members Ravi Philemon, Bryan Long, and party member Osman Sulaiman. She acknowledged that their decision to leave came in the wake of the central executive committee (CEC) election results.

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IS IT FAIR FOR OPPOSITION SUPPORTERS TO CRITICIZE THE WORKERS PARTY?

If you’ve noticed, the WP is increasingly getting criticized not only by PAP supporters but also by those purportedly from the opposition camp on social media. If we ponder deeply we would note three reasons for this. The first is WP’s success has become a threat not only to PAP’s dominance but also to the electoral fates of other political parties. Hence for the other opposition parties, the WP may represent an even greater threat than the PAP.

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POOR STUDENTS STUCK WITH MORE DEBT PURSUING BETTER PAPER QUALIFICATIONS: SPP

In the UK for example, manufacturing firms offer apprenticeship programmes allowing non-graduates to become highly-paid specialists. Wage is the most important consideration. PM Lee gave a few examples of non-graduates who succeeded in their careers. But a​re their wages as high as their university peers who are already in management-level positions? We believe a better way would be to track the quality of non-management jobs created by economic agencies.

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Chiams need a dose of reality

One wonders what led the Singapore People’s Party leaders to re-elect a frail Chiam See Tong and his wife, who lost an Opposition stronghold in the last election, to head the party on Friday. However, he clearly does not have the stamina to lead a political party that is serious about contesting the next general election. He needs help walking. Mrs Lina Chiam, 65, his wife, lost Potong Pasir by 114 votes and is keeping the Chiam flag flying as a Non-Constituency MP.

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Residents Remember Chiam See Tong

It was supposed to be a Christmas walkabout for the Singapore People’s Party (SPP) in Potong Pasir and Bishan last Sunday (Dec 22) morning. Within hours, however, when SPP’s secretary-general Chiam See Tong and Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Lina Chiam showed up, the trip had become a mini Meet-the-People’s session on the go. In Potong Pasir, residents immediately came up to give the Chiams their well-wishes before they started complaining about their current Member of Parliament (MP), Sitoh Yih Pin. Some even took the chance to share with the Chiams issues they faced ever since Sitoh took over the reins.

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