Posts Tagged ‘Workers’ Party

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 […]

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 […]

Hougang by-election: Workers’ Party HUAT AH’

May 24, 2012

Over a beer with a friend last night in AMK, he suddenly fumed at the absurdity of the PAP campaign in the Hougang by-election. He took me by surprise as he rarely commented on politics. He said, “This Teo Chee Hean is really silly. Nothing solid to talk about but about the alleged dishonesty of […]

By-Election Rally: Workers’ Party May 22 – call for greater respect of the elderly

May 23, 2012

Singapore senior citizen: still toiling away at 10:30pm when she should be at home spending time with her family or grandchildren. In stark contrast, cleaners in China are young people! Many issues, points and rebuttals to PAP’s claims were made at the Workers’ Party by- election rally last night. I’ll just focus on one. WP […]

Chen Show Mao on social spending: PAP MP astonishing outburst

March 5, 2012

I have always held the view that the ruling party is not fully aware of the real concerns of the man in the street. Ministers and their MPs are mostly cocooned in their ivory towers. If they do deign to mingle with the masses, they move around behind a wall of security people or so-called […]

Democracy in Singapore: a superior form of democracy?

June 1, 2011

The hero-worshipping Straits Times which tends to heap effusive praise on the ruling party, The People’s Action Party, once again runs true to form.  An article by its China correspondent:  (according to an article in) “…the influential Nanfengchuang magazine… Singapore has a democracy, and it is quite a superior form of democracy.” (ST, June 1) […]

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 […]