Posts Tagged ‘By election

Protest against 6.9 million: what has PM Lee achieved since GE 2011?

February 15, 2013

On the eve of the public protest against boosting our population to 6.9 million, it’s perhaps timely to reflect on the achievements or rather lack of them since the watershed General Election 2011. At his swearing-in ceremony in May 2011, the Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong of the PAP, made some stirring promises. Some of […]

PM Lee says social media cannot be left alone: Lee’s Fixation?

January 29, 2013

Apparently the PAP is still smarting over the loss of Punggol East in the by-election. PM Lee hinted darkly at controlling the internet when he said yesterday that the social media cant be left alone. This surprises no one as the core value of the ruling party is repression. After amending the supposedly sacred Constitution […]

Punggol East By-Election: time for PM Lee to step down?

January 27, 2013

To lose one by-election is a disappointment but to lose another eight months later is surely a disaster. In any other truly free democratic country, the Prime Minister would have no choice but to step down or be forced to. But in authoritarian Singapore ruled by FamiLee, the PM is spared the blushes. The solidarity […]

Punggol By-Election: a bruising lesson for Dr Koh Poh Koon

January 27, 2013

Dr Koh, a noted surgeon, surprised many with his willingness to stand on the PAP ticket in the Punggol East By-Election. Many have speculated on the reasons. Where angels fear to tread, Dr Koh boldly rushed in. Now he’s suffered the humiliation of the electoral loss and will be the butt of nasty comments on […]

Punggol East By-Election: Workers Party Wins

January 26, 2013

Heartiest congrats to Workers Party on winning the Punggol East by-election!! Pre-election sweeteners, a customary PAP strategy, like an expansion of the MRT lines and more covered walkways failed to fool voters. The existing problems with transport, escalating housing and car prices, foreigners being favoured with scholarships at the expense of local students, the flood […]

Punggol By Election: money grabs by the ruling regime

January 21, 2013

Authoritarian countries like China have land grabs but in Singapore there are money grabs. The regime had already grabbed land in the earlier years and paid peanuts to farmers and property owners. The regime has honed to a fine art the contemptible practice of imposing all sorts of fees, levies and taxes. All it needs […]

Punggol East By Election: 10 reasons to vote Opposition

January 20, 2013

These are the 10 top reasons why Punggol East should vote for the opposition. 1. Rising cost of living. Prices of HDB and housing of all types continue their upward trajectory. 2. Ever rising COE makes even the average family car cost more than $100000. 3. Transport woes. Overcrowding and MRT breakdowns continue to bedevil […]

Hougang by-election: PAP Lectures (FREE)

May 28, 2012

When Desmond Choo, the flopped Hougang by-election candidate, boldly declared that he was his own man and independent, he provoked much derision and guffaws. At best it was bravado, at worst naïveté. The bugle sounded and the PAP big artillery charged into the fray in the face of massive support for the Workers’ Party. In […]

Workers’ Party wins Hougang by-election: the morning after

May 27, 2012

In the wake of Workers’ Party’s Png Eng Huat by-election victory over the PAP, who still clings on to repressive policies and laws like a comfort blanket, I felt I had to be part of history. History, because twice in slightly more than a year the mighty PAP had to eat humble pie. Perhaps, it’s […]

Hougang by-election: Png Eng HUAT Ah!

May 27, 2012

I leapt with joy when the Returning Officer announced that the Workers’ Party had won the Hougang by-election. I had witnessed the massive turnouts at the WP’s rallies and the groundswell of anti-PAP sentiments. From day 1, the PAP made blunder after blunder. Its characteristic arrogance reared its ugly head once again with the main […]