Posts Tagged ‘GRC

GE 13/ PRU 13: Lessons for Singapore

May 6, 2013

GE13: lessons for Singapore Malaysian leaders are proud of their democracy and often touch on it. In sharp contrast, across the Causeway in Singapore the ruling PAP avoids the word “democracy” like the plague. The nearest to a “cracy” word Singapore ruling party leaders mention is “meritocracy”. But the word is pregnant with irony. LOL […]

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 […]

Tan Kin Lian for President: PAP getting a fit?

June 4, 2011

It seems to me the PAP, which has ruled Singapore without a break since 1959, has just experienced a nightmare of the worst kind with its massive defeat in Aljunied GRC. The GRC monster, which the PAP created to maintain its iron grip on power, is poised to consume its creator with more GRCs predicted […]

Lim Hwee Hua: PAP only needs to be transformed?

May 12, 2011

Two words seem to be taboo in the PAP, the ruling party in Singapore.  One is ” democracy”, while the other is “reform”.  For example, students across the nation recite the National Pledge every day pledging to “build a democratic society” but in more than 40 years I’ve yet to hear a Minister talks about […]

PAP soul searching: still stuck in 20th century?

May 11, 2011

PAP stalwarts must be scratching their heads over the Singapore General Election results, edition 2011.  Why the massive swing to the opposition? Senior Minister Goh Chock Tong put it graphically as a strong current. It’s a good analogy, something I had felt way back in GE 2006 when I attended opposition rallies and noticed the massive […]

George Yeo quits politics: a gentleman Minister

May 10, 2011

Netizens are generally sympathetic towards George Yeo in the aftermath of the loss of ALJUNIED GRC.  They think it’s extraordinary that a nondescript person like TPL can be an MP while GY is out in the cold. Some even call for a bye- election for GY to make a comeback.  GY is one of the […]

PAP soul searching: the writing is on the wall surely

May 9, 2011

At the last General Election in 2006, I attended the opposition rallies and saw the mammoth crowds. I told myself then that the writing was on the wall. But PAP was in denial, thanks to a subservient media and its yes-men. We all know the story of The Emperor’s New Clothes which seems to be […]

WP wins Aljunied GRC: salute to Aljunied voters!

May 8, 2011

To the brave people of Aljunied GRC: I salute you. You have made history by opening a new chapter. Long thought impregnable, the mighty PAP GRC fortress finally fell.  You will be the catalyst for change.  Just as a firm has to change to meet the challenges of the competition, PAP is now forced to […]

WP wins Aljunied GRC: PAP has to reform or else…

May 8, 2011

The much-hated Group Representation Constituency (GRC), a voting system  widely believed to be politically- motivated to weaken the political opposition, has finally been breached by the opposition Workers’ Party. It is a Mount Everest to climb for opposition parties to win a GRC. Unable to find the numbers to field a team of four to […]

Battle for Aljunied: vote for opposition

May 6, 2011

Today’s so-called “cooling day” is politically-motivated. Everyone knows that. “The PAP is still treating us as kindergarten kids,” a retiree, a one-time PAP supporter, said to me. Last night the crowd at Serangoon Stadium for the Workers’ Party rally was just as tremendous as the party’s other rallies.  People came from all over Singapore. Those […]