Posts Tagged ‘Political opposition

White Paper on Population: NSP calls for referendum

February 10, 2013

The National Solidarity Party has written to the Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong and President Tony Tan to hold a referendum on the Government of Singapore White Paper on Population. Kudos to the National Solidarity Party for speaking up but it is an exercise in futility. PAP Yes-man MPs have given their approval as expected […]

PM Lee: only lip service over pledges at swearing-in ceremony?

July 18, 2011

AT THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY of newly-elected , newly- parachuted and unelected (walkover) MPs and Ministers three months ago, Prime Minister Lee made some stirring pledges. Now the electorate is wondering what the PM has been doing these past three months to carry out those pledges or was it merely lip service? He said, “Our politics […]

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 […]

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 […]

George Yeo reform in PAP: damage control?

May 6, 2011

The word “reform” as applied to the political landscape is a taboo in the government-controlled media and in government so George Yeo must be applauded for saying he will seek reform in the PAP. There’s much truth in the adage “There is no smoke without fire”. When people’s concerns are met with a deaf ear […]

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 […]

Battle for Aljunied: proof an opposition is needed

May 3, 2011

The ruling party faces its greatest test since 1972 in the coming General Election. No shameless easy ride into Parliament this time through walkovers. Walkovers should be made illegal because MPs are not elected but gleefully sneaked into Parliament by default. Can you name any country in the world that’s guilty of this farce? And […]

Battle for Aljunied GRC: quality of PAP ministers exposed

May 2, 2011

***************************************************************** “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” LORD ACTON ***************************************************************** The battle for Aljunied GRC has attracted some nasty and childish comments from the People’s Action Party. It warns the people of Aljunied that they have 5 years to regret and repent if they boot out the PAP-controlled Aljunied GRC. Not in […]

PAP Arrogance: its A is for Arrogance

April 30, 2011

***************************************************************** “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” LORD ACTON ***************************************************************** THE A in PAP stands for ARROGANCE. As defined by the dictionary “arrogance” means “an offensive display of superiority or self-importance; overbearing pride.” Everybody knows that the People’s Action Party (PAP) is arrogant, and everybody talks […]

Don’t rock foundations: same old tune from old record?

April 26, 2011

People are increasingly ignoring MM’s utterances, seeing him as largely irrelevant in the 21st century.  He’s had his time in the limelight, and as all good things must come to an end, he should have bowed out gracefully a long time ago. Even friends who used to support the PAP agree with me. The Opposition […]