Posts Tagged ‘singapore politics

Empty Ballot Boxes for PE 2011: where is the integrity, PM Lee?

September 19, 2013

As the controversy on the empty ballot boxes from the Presidential Election 2011 rages on, I recall what PM Lee, the heir-anointed to the Lee Dynasty which is now floundering, pompously said about the AHPETC hawker centre cleaning incident. He said “good politics is first and foremost about integrity”. He asked the Workers Party to […]

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 […]

Loss of Aljunied: no big deal if PAP ministers ousted

May 1, 2011

With characteristic arrogance PAP makes the ridiculous assertion that the loss of Aljunied Group Representation (GRC) will make a dent in the quality of government. The widespread belief among many Singaporeans is that the GRC system of voting is meant to clip the wings of the opposition as it’s not easy to field a group […]

Ng challenges Opposition to “form next govt”: don’t be daft

April 22, 2011

These days Singaporeans are not that stupid or easily fooled as in the past even if the PAP is delusional about this. “Let’s be realistic,” a retiree friend said, “the Opposition is not ready just yet to form a government. Who’s to be blamed for this? What the Opposition can aspire to is to win […]

Govt tackling cost of living concerns: too little, too late?

April 16, 2011

Now that the General Election is looming, the government assures us that it’s aware of concerns over rising cost of living. An example cited is the Grow and Share Package announced in the Budget. While this is helpful, it’s too little too late as for years people have expressed concerns over the rising cost of […]

Gunning for GRC? Why not, man?

March 25, 2011

Cut through all the mumbo-jumbo about the Group Representation Constituency’s ostensibly noble objective of ensuring minority representation, you will see the real reason and that is to crimp the opposition. But now it appears that the ruling party, the People’s Action Party, is jittery over the unthinkable that can happen. Perhaps this has something to […]

Gazetting of TOC not politically motivated says Law Minister, K. Shanmugam: No, Minister!

February 15, 2011

Few would believe the government’s assertion that it was not a politically motivated decision to gazette The Online Citizen (TOC). Believing in its own story is evidence that it’s out of touch with reality. The ruling party has a record of over the top reaction to the activities of the opposition so this latest action […]

Dr Goh Keng Swee: 5 ways to honour him

May 26, 2010

Singapore is forever indebted to Goh Keng Swee. Without his vision and industry I don’t think we’d have the Singapore of today. So, how do we honour him? Here are my suggestions: 1. Name a road in the CBD after him. 2.  Mint new currency notes with his likeness. 3. Start a School of Economics named […]