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Historian Michael Barr reflects on GE2020 – ‘PAP govt is in denial’

Historian Michael Barr reflects on GE2020 – ‘PAP govt is in denial’

The People’s Action Party (PAP) government of Singapore has suffered its worst ever election result, but Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has suggested merely that the result was “not as strong an endorsement as hoped”. Individual swings against the ruling party of up to 27 per cent and typically 6–15 per cent were insufficient... 

WP’s Yee Jenn Jong rebuts Lawrence Wong

WP’s Yee Jenn Jong rebuts Lawrence Wong

With due respect to Minister Lawrence Wong, I do not think this ‘desire for diverse voices, checks and balances’ is something new that will cause PAP’s vote share to be unlikely to exceed 65% in future. A blank cheque was given to the PAP in 1968 when the Barisan Socialis boycotted the GE. That allowed the... 

Lawrence Wong should stop acting like the grand saga of PAP

Lawrence Wong should stop acting like the grand saga of PAP

Click to expand Come on Lawrence Wong, the Workers Party MPs are not school boys and girls elected into parliament. Neither are you a school prefect watching over your charges. Pritam Singh, Sylvia Lim and you were elected into parliament in the same year in 2011. But with one big difference – you came in on the coattails... 



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