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[YOUR LETTERS] TAN JEE SAY’S CALL TO OTHER OPPOSITION PARTIES

The next elections will be a critical point for all Singaporeans as it is now evident that the PAP has lost touch with ordinary Singaporeans and are incapable of making our country a better place for ourselves and the future of our children. So not only must we rally together to vote out the PAP, the opposition must also unite and be strategic in their fight against the PAP instead of only focusing on themselves and spoiling the opposition cause.

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Only 26% of Singaporeans Trust the PAP Government Leaders

When the government responded to Catherine Lim's open letter to the Prime Minister about a crisis in trust on 13 June 2014, it chose to cite only one major indicator of the 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer , namely the survey result that showed 75% of Singaporeans trust government institutions; this, it claimed, proved that the vast majority trust the government. But a second key indicator gave a different dimension, namely that only 26% of Singaporeans trust their government leaders to tell the truth

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10 things YOU should know about Tan Jee Say’s SFP

Yesterday, former Presidential Candidate Tan Jee Say announced the formation of a new Political Party in Singapore called Singaporeans First. This has been met with mixed reactions and many misunderstandings, some call the name of the Party a xenophobic and populist one. Others even came up with theory that Tan Jee Say was a mole from the PAP who formed the Party instead of joining an already existing one to dilute the non-PAP votes, the presence of former government servants and YPAP members also furthers strengthens this theory.

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Singapore does not need Tan Jee Say’s right-wing xenophobic party

First of all, I just want to state that I’m a neutral and am happy to vote for an opposition party if it is able to provide good and credible candidates to represent Singaporeans. At first glance, it appears that Mr Tan Jee Say’s new party, Singaporeans First, has some impressive candidates with very good resume. However, I’m not very comfortable with its xenophobic stand by putting Singaporeans First and ignoring the contributions of foreigners to Singapore. Let’s face it, we need foreigners. Singaporeans are not producing enough to support our economy.

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Ex-SPH Journalist Bertha Henson: Tan Jee Say’s SFP comprises of PAP-grown clones with anti-PAP brains

I met Mr Tan Jee Say many moons ago when he was still serving in the Prime Minister’s Office. Like any good reporter hoping to establish a “contact”, I invited him out to lunch. He picked a really, really expensive place, way beyond my means and I wondered if my boss would approve of me putting up the lunch tab as an expense. I am really sorry but that was my most vivid initial recollection of the man who panicked a poor rookie reporter.

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New political party SFP made up of mainly former civil servants

A new political party – The Singaporeans First Party (SFP) unveiled its party members in a press conference on 25 May held at a seafood restaurant located at East Coast Parkway. The 11 founding members of the party includes former candidate for Presidential Election 2011, Tan Jee Say and former Singapore Democratic Party (SDP)’s candidate in the GE2011, Dr Ang Yong Guan. Only 7 out of 11 were there at the conference as the rest were overseas.

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DR TAN CHENG BOCK: A COALITION GOVERNMENT AND THE PRESIDENCY

The smaller minority parties will set conditions to join. There will be a lot of horse trading and bargaining for ministerial posts and other key appointments. So you might get a DPM from a minority party or a finance minister from yet another party, as seen in many countries with coalition governments. In such scenarios, each party would want to exert its influence and impress the people to score political points. More importantly, they may also try to court the President’s favour to utilise the reserves and lobby the appointments of key personnel in the civil service and stat boards.

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TAN JEE SAY: 10,000 MORE BEDS BY 2020 : GAN’S MAGIC WAND?

Does this mean that Singaporeans will continue to see their loved ones lying on beds in hospital corridors and make-shift tents in the years ahead? We can avoid this Third World situation either by increasing the number of beds sharply to around 35,000 beds by 2020 or reducing the total population appropriately, or doing both at a slower pace or in ways that do not degrade the quality of public service.

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