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7 reasons to vote for the alternative parties this GE20207 reasons to vote for the alternative parties this GE2020 Today, I have taken the time to write about a few points I feel every eligible voter should read and digest before heading to the polls on 10 July. 1. Controlling Mandate PAP will likely return with a controlling mandate. Even if PAP loses the 5 GRCs (Aljunied, West Coast, Choa Chu Kang, East Coast, Tanjong Pagar for...

Candidate Lee Hsien Loong's False Accusation about Opposition PartiesCandidate Lee Hsien Loong's False Accusation about Opposition... Candidate Lee Hsien Loong had said in his speech that: "At this moment of danger and alarm, the opposition parties are talking as if we can just keep to our old ways and the crisis did not exist. They showed no recognition that we're facing the crisis of a generation. They've been completely silent on how to tackle Covid-19...

Is this how we want the nation to proceed?Is this how we want the nation to proceed? I watched with apathy, the constituency political broadcast and in particular, the one on MacPherson. This is notwithstanding how the PAP candidate had delivered her nomination day speech, claiming credit entirely for taking the rapidly ageing estate from ‘third world to first’ when we all know it is not true. She...

SDP's e-letter to the residents of Holland-Bukit Timah GRC SDP's e-letter to the residents of Holland-Bukit Timah GRC... Dear Residents of Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, We refer to the letter you received from the PAP. This is our e-letter response. The PAP is trying to steal this election by deliberately calling an election during the present COVID-19 pandemic. Since Parliament was dissolved from 23 June until today 7 July, there have...

PAP Government will not fallPAP Government will not fall It is surprising that the possibility of the PAP losing power is still being raised as a factor in this election. I can assure you (and willing to bet a million to one odds) that the PAP will still form the government after the polling day on Jul 10. It is not a reckless statement or impulsive bet. It is justified and...

Remember the broken promises of the PAPRemember the broken promises of the PAP Our CPF is now a national treasure. They shifted the goal post many times to withhold our hard earned savings. Computation now includes inflation rate. This means that the minimum sum will increase every year. We may never be able to utilise our savings even if we get sick. Good jobs for Singaporeans. Of late, our foreign...

Which ministers should be retiredWhich ministers should be retired TOP three in my List: 1) Gan Kim Yong His indecisive decision had cause the the spread of the virus. When first case of virus surfaced in Singapore, many including Goh Meng Seng & Doctors had caution about the virus. They recommended universal masking and practise social distancing. Instead, Gan had refused...

Ms Raeesah Khan apologises for comment made 2 years agoMs Raeesah Khan apologises for comment made 2 years ago My intention was never to cause any social division, but to raise awareness to minority concerns. I apologise to any racial group or community who have been hurt by my comments. My remarks were insensitive, and I regret making them. I feel passionate about minority issues, regardless of race, and in my passion,...

Personality and couragePersonality and courage Singapore witnessed a surge of reliable and capable alternative candidates at the election this time. They are caring and authentic. Many have awesome quality and qualifications. But what is more important is their availability to speak with a strong spirit for the sake of Singapore. Fighting for the opposition needs...

Ms Raeesah Khan on her experiences in empowering vulnerable SingaporeansMs Raeesah Khan on her experiences in empowering vulnerable... I was asked about my experiences in empowering vulnerable Singaporeans and realised how much more we need to do together. It starts today. The Future is Now. * Ms Raeesah Khan is on Facebook.

SDP: POFMA from MNDSDP: POFMA from MND The SDP confirms that we have received a Correction Direction under POFMA. We have complied with the order by placing the Correction Notice as specified by MND. However, the conclusions that the alternate authority at the Ministry of National Development arrived at are disputable. Under POFMA, we have to comply with the...

PAP will lose more GRCs - time for changePAP will lose more GRCs - time for change Hello all, now its finally the time for us to decide what kind of government we want soon. I am very happy the opposition has got its game together and field very good candidates. They are no longer fighting with each other, and managed to avoid 3-corner fights mostly. With the excellent performance by Workers Party (WP) in...

Online Hate Spoils Singapore's GE2020Online Hate Spoils Singapore's GE2020 While online campaigning can reach different audience segments, hate speech makes Singapore’s democracy space online unhealthy. It exposes political parties and its electoral candidates to online harassment. This election highlights the issue and the need to promote a healthy online space. Hate speech can be...

DPM Heng Swee Keat was at least open and sympathetic to an eventual 10 million population in SingaporeDPM Heng Swee Keat was at least open and sympathetic to an... I agree with Andrew Loh that it can reasonably be inferred from the ST article below that DPM Heng Swee Keat at his talk on March 2019 was at least open and sympathetic to an eventual 10 million population in Singapore. As I wrote, this is not only poor economics, but also harmful for real wage growth, wealth and income...

No Blank Cheque?No Blank Cheque? The PAP has said that the NCMP scheme will ensure that they don't have the blank cheque that Jamus Lim talked about. Hmmm...let's consider the facts and have some fun with maths in doing it. There are now a maximum of 12 NCMPs under the NCMP scheme. There will be 93 fully elected seats in the next Parliament. So in...

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General Elections 2020: Listen To Your Heart

General Elections 2020: Listen To Your Heart

The day before Polling Day is Cooling Day (9 July 2020), a day set aside for voters to reflect on whom...
Leaked Audio: A general election after a crisis 'will...

Leaked Audio: A general election after a crisis 'will...

Leaked audio clips of conversations involving Mr Chan Chun Sing have surfaced on the final day of campaigning...
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Lee Hsien Yang's full-length media interview with Bloomberg...

Lee Hsien Yang's full-length media interview with Bloomberg...

In his first full-length media interview done over email with Bloomberg, Lee Hsien Yang explains why...
What voters need to know to prepare for polling day...

What voters need to know to prepare for polling day...

With General Elections (GE) 2020 being the 1st election to be held during a pandemic with public health...
MOM issues 5 Correction Directions against various...

MOM issues 5 Correction Directions against various...

Expectedly, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) Office have issued 5 Correction...
Police investigates Ms Raeesah Khan of Workers' Party...

Police investigates Ms Raeesah Khan of Workers' Party...

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has announced that they are investigating Ms Raeesah Khan, a candidate...
 Nicole Seah like you've never seen her before

Nicole Seah like you've never seen her before

On Saturday (4th July), we featured 4 female candidates from the alternative parties who have offered...
Spotlight on 4 Alternative Party Candidates in GE 2020

Spotlight on 4 Alternative Party Candidates in GE 2020

With General Elections (GE) slated for 10th July, the [email protected] is delighted to see an excellent lineup...
POFMA correction directions issued to Peoples Voice...

POFMA correction directions issued to Peoples Voice...

The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma) Office has issued a correction direction to...
People's Action Party's Foreign Talents In Action?

People's Action Party's Foreign Talents In Action?

A Premonition? What do you think?   Please join our official Facebook page here and...
Singapore's next generation of leaders

Singapore's next generation of leaders

Martyn See created a very interesting 2-minute compilation video of Singapore's next generation of possible...
Lee versus Lee showdown not happening in pandemic GE...

Lee versus Lee showdown not happening in pandemic GE...

For those who have ordered cartons of beer and packets of popcorn wating for the Lee versus Lee showdown...
ESM Goh Chok Tong retiring from politics

ESM Goh Chok Tong retiring from politics

Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong is retiring from politics and will not be standing in...
International Interest in Lee vs Lee flash point in...

International Interest in Lee vs Lee flash point in...

On Tuesday 23rd June, Singapore Parliament was dissolved, and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called...
Wishing all Nurses a Happy and Safe Nurses Day

Wishing all Nurses a Happy and Safe Nurses Day

To the nurses who are some of the biggest heroes out there, working and braving the deadly SARS-CoV-2...
Total 23,336 COVID-19 cases with 876 new infections...

Total 23,336 COVID-19 cases with 876 new infections...

The Ministry of Heath (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 876 cases of COVID-19: Imported...
Additional 753 COVID-19 cases totaling 22,460 as of...

Additional 753 COVID-19 cases totaling 22,460 as of...

The Ministry of Heath (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 753 cases of COVID-19: Imported...
Another healthcare worker 768 new COVID-19 cases totaling...

Another healthcare worker 768 new COVID-19 cases totaling...

The Ministry of Heath (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 768 cases of COVID-19: Imported...
Two more healthcare workers 741 fresh COVID-19 infections...

Two more healthcare workers 741 fresh COVID-19 infections...

The Ministry of Heath (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 741 cases of COVID-19: Imported...
Opinions
If Hougang SMC falls, then all the chicken feathers...

If Hougang SMC falls, then all the chicken feathers...

There is a famous quote by fascist poster boy Benito Mussolini: “If you pluck a chicken one feather...
Highly irresponsible of the PAP to hold a General Elections...

Highly irresponsible of the PAP to hold a General Elections...

The PAP should not have held the general election now. The PAP should not have opened up so quickly...
The alternative parties will lose every seat in this...

The alternative parties will lose every seat in this...

I am very depressed after watching this forum. Dr Paul Tambyah thinks that the alternative parties will...
Older generation of Singaporeans not ready for non-Chinese...

Older generation of Singaporeans not ready for non-Chinese...

This statement by Heng Swee Keat offends the constitutional right of Tharman to be treated equally under...
Is the PAP about to be rewarded for COVID-19 failures...

Is the PAP about to be rewarded for COVID-19 failures...

For GE2020, we are electing parliamentarians who will form the most expensive cabinet in the world,...
Democracy will fail if we do not think as a citizen

Democracy will fail if we do not think as a citizen

Excellent article by Martin Wolf of Financial Times on the key basic qualities needed in a successful...
Debunking Myths in a General Election

Debunking Myths in a General Election

Myth 1: Politics has nothing to do with the man on the street like me. Clarification 1: Yes, politics...
Half-assed standards from the Straits Times

Half-assed standards from the Straits Times

"What she lacks in credentials, she makes up with earnestness". That's the kind of half-assed standards...
A Disreputable Son

A Disreputable Son

I got to confess that I am an unsuccessful son of a very successful man. My father was at one stage,...
10 good reasons to vote for the alternative parties

10 good reasons to vote for the alternative parties

For GE2020, the alternative parties face the double whammy of COVID-19 uncertainty and cash handouts...
Cheat sheet for Fortitude Budget/ Hali tied of signing?/...

Cheat sheet for Fortitude Budget/ Hali tied of signing?/...

Confused by the reporting of the constructive, nation-building media (“The PAP cares, they really do”)...
Some foreigners had a hard time in Singapore

Some foreigners had a hard time in Singapore

Mr. H was in his fifties. He sold his house in Germany and migrated to Singapore under the investor scheme....
Can the PAP change?

Can the PAP change?

The People’s Action Party has called into question the integrity of Dr Chee Soon Juan, saying he “has...
Heng Swee Kiat has a plan

Heng Swee Kiat has a plan

HENG SWEE KEAT HAS A PLAN? HSK is but a pawn in PAP's plan to stop further growth of alternative voices...
Massive Reserves: Does It Benefit, Or Shortchange Singaporeans?

Massive Reserves: Does It Benefit, Or Shortchange Singaporeans?

Arguably, we have benefitted from the Solidarity, Unity and Resillience Budgets, because they made use...
The PAP's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic

The PAP's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic

So, did I hear Lawrence Wong accuse Paul Tambyah of Paul's assessment of the PAP's handling of #COVID19. Well,...
Mind your language

Mind your language

The convoluted case over the claim that Deputy PM Heng Swee Keat was agreeable to a 10 million population...
Disturbing conversation with a taxi driver

Disturbing conversation with a taxi driver

I had a rather disturbing conversation with a taxi driver over kopi few days ago. He told me many...
Look what the election brought - Electricity tariff...

Look what the election brought - Electricity tariff...

"Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes", Latin for "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts". The chief priest of Troy,...
Lessons we draw from Aljunied GRC

Lessons we draw from Aljunied GRC

For all the talk about passion, commitment and fighting spirit, the People’s Action Party has shown...
Elections
7 reasons to vote for the alternative parties this...

7 reasons to vote for the alternative parties this...

Today, I have taken the time to write about a few points I feel every eligible voter should read and...
Candidate Lee Hsien Loong's False Accusation about...

Candidate Lee Hsien Loong's False Accusation about...

Candidate Lee Hsien Loong had said in his speech that: "At this moment of danger and alarm, the opposition...
SDP's e-letter to the residents of Holland-Bukit Timah...

SDP's e-letter to the residents of Holland-Bukit Timah...

Dear Residents of Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, We refer to the letter you received from the PAP. This...
PAP Government will not fall

PAP Government will not fall

It is surprising that the possibility of the PAP losing power is still being raised as a factor in this...
Remember the broken promises of the PAP

Remember the broken promises of the PAP

Our CPF is now a national treasure. They shifted the goal post many times to withhold our hard earned...
Ms Raeesah Khan on her experiences in empowering vulnerable...

Ms Raeesah Khan on her experiences in empowering vulnerable...

I was asked about my experiences in empowering vulnerable Singaporeans and realised how much more we...
品格与勇气

品格与勇气

这个大选年,新加坡涌现了许多可靠和能干的在野党选人。这群候选人不但有爱心,而且也很真实。他们拥有高尚的品格与资历。更重要的是,他们已全力以赴准备为新加坡国人,无畏地表达他们的需求。 相对于成为人民行动党(PAP)的候选人,成为反对党候选人需要品格和勇气,后者体现的是为国家牺牲的意愿。反对党候选人经常成为不公平对待、人格抹黑的受害者,而且也必须面对亲朋戚友的打击。然而,这些候选人选择站出来,为全民追求公正与平等。他们选择为人民发声,因为他们关心我们国家的未来。 与他们相反的,正正是苍白无色的PAP竞选人。他们当中,许多把从政视为职业生涯规划。他们有巨大的竞选机器为后盾,并有团队帮忙粉饰形象,还可以利用部长的声望空降至国会。 我们真的要一个由新加坡武装部队(SAF)或公务员或政府机构高官组成的国会阵容吗?对他们而言,国会只是谋取更高官职的垫脚石。纸上文凭和多年来的塑造粉饰是否造就了更优秀或更强大的领袖?PAP系统是否有助加强4G领袖的表现?我们是否还要继续拥护PAP的“天生贵族”机制? PAP国会议员的政途都一帆风顺,有者获得进入内阁、有者获得非常高薪的政治职位,而另一些则获颁董事职位及各种其它职位。 他们不会在国会上针对重要的课题发出质疑的声音。有党鞭在背后推动,加上他们对党也有义务,所以他们根据党的指示投票也是意料中事。对于他们而言,忠心换来的是各种回报,参政是有一项有规划的职业生涯,而不是为民服务或为国牺牲。 他们的从政路线,没有一个像陈清木医生,陈医生一直都独立自主,是少有发表有主见言论的国会议员。反观PAP,其中比较中立的国会议员,也可以被视为党集体思考的一份子。 反对党国会议员会质疑一些不受欢迎的政策。他们会反对PAP有意提高消费税的行动。他们会质疑高到离谱的部长工资,以及淡马锡控股和其它机构的利益冲突。他们将继续质问压制自由发言和公开聚会权利的压迫性法令。他们会表达有思维有主见的言论并提出合理的质问,他们将保护我国避免出现滥权,协助打造透明和问责环境。“自己检查自己”(ownself...
Personality and courage

Personality and courage

Singapore witnessed a surge of reliable and capable alternative candidates at the election this time....
Online Hate Spoils Singapore's GE2020

Online Hate Spoils Singapore's GE2020

While online campaigning can reach different audience segments, hate speech makes Singapore’s democracy...
10 million population

10 million population

The idea of Singapore increasing its population to 10 million did not originate from the SDP. We cited...
Important Announcement by Simon Lim

Important Announcement by Simon Lim

I have an important announcement to make. My full name is Lim Kay Cheow Jireh and my friends have...
No Blank Cheque?

No Blank Cheque?

The PAP has said that the NCMP scheme will ensure that they don't have the blank cheque that Jamus Lim...
No to a 10 million population

No to a 10 million population

The SDP launched our GE campaign with its slogan of 4 Yeses and 1 No. Within Day 1 of our campaign, we...
Snippets
Which ministers should be retired

Which ministers should be retired

TOP three in my List: 1) Gan Kim Yong His indecisive decision had cause the the spread of the virus....
Ms Raeesah Khan apologises for comment made 2 years...

Ms Raeesah Khan apologises for comment made 2 years...

My intention was never to cause any social division, but to raise awareness to minority concerns. I...
Despite dismissed application, Court of Appeal affirms...

Despite dismissed application, Court of Appeal affirms...

The Court of Appeal on Tuesday (30 June) affirmed the constitutional right of citizens under the Singapore...
SDP: POFMA from MND

SDP: POFMA from MND

The SDP confirms that we have received a Correction Direction under POFMA. We have complied with the...
Tech-First Singapore Showing the Way to Recovery

Tech-First Singapore Showing the Way to Recovery

As the shift begins toward a post-COVID-19 world, a few beacons of hope sit on the horizon. Health...
DPM Heng Swee Keat was at least open and sympathetic...

DPM Heng Swee Keat was at least open and sympathetic...

I agree with Andrew Loh that it can reasonably be inferred from the ST article below that DPM Heng Swee...
They will tear you apart viciously

They will tear you apart viciously

This is reality. Voters beware. If you are not careful and continue to give PAP your vote, you only have...
Lucky people of Bukit Panjang

Lucky people of Bukit Panjang

You lucky people of Bukit Panjang - Paul here is an infectious disease expert who has recently become...
Some questions for PAP ministers

Some questions for PAP ministers

If I ever had a chance to meet a PAP MP or Minister during this polling period, I would like to ask them...
Politics Is For Every Citizen

Politics Is For Every Citizen

You may not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in you. I grew up in a family at...
Simcord: innovations and advanced blockchain

Simcord: innovations and advanced blockchain

The IT industry continues to develop and expands into more activities. The area of blockchain developments...
Singapore Wants Different

Singapore Wants Different

Singaporeans will have to go out to vote on 10 July when they would have preferred to stay safe from...
Opposition parties should stand together in a grand...

Opposition parties should stand together in a grand...

I have for a long time been day dreaming - right from the day when Chiam See Tong formed the SDP and...
Sticky & Recent Articles

The alternative parties will lose every seat in this General Election

The alternative parties will lose every seat in this General Election

I am very depressed after watching this forum. Dr Paul Tambyah thinks that the alternative parties will lose every seat in this General Election. He thinks the outcome will be like the post 9/11 General Election when the alternative parties won just 24% of the popular votes but had 2 seats in a parliament of 84. Back then... 

Older generation of Singaporeans not ready for non-Chinese PM?

Older generation of Singaporeans not ready for non-Chinese PM?

This statement by Heng Swee Keat offends the constitutional right of Tharman to be treated equally under the equality clause of the constitution though Mr Tharman has abdicated his constitutional right to be treated equally if he has been considered by the Cabinet for the post of Prime Ministership and denied to such position... 

Is the PAP about to be rewarded for COVID-19 failures with a sweeping electoral victory?

Is the PAP about to be rewarded for COVID-19 failures with a sweeping electoral victory?

For GE2020, we are electing parliamentarians who will form the most expensive cabinet in the world, our ministers being the highest paid by a mile. Thanks to them and their ingenuity, we boast the world’s only Group Representation Constituency (GRC) system. Unlike other countries, we have a system that enables the election... 

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