Monthly Archives: March 2011

Month: March 2011 Field Tin Pei Ling in an SMC and let voters decide

If the PAP fields Tin Pei Ling in a GRC like Marine Parade, for instance, it would only serve to intensify the already strong criticism that inexperienced PAP candidates enter Parliament merely by riding on the coat-tails of ministers or senior MPs, creating a very unfair and playing field.

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Month: March 2011 Online smearing of PAP candidate Tin Pei Ling is hypocritical and cowardly

Barely days after the People’s Action Party (PAP) unveiled a potential new candidate, 27 year old Tin Pei Ling, some netizens have posted her pictures online, purported taken from her facebook page and other sources, and conducted a smear campaign against her. Ms Tin has since removed those pictures. A couple of netizens have even gone one step further, dragging

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Month: March 2011 Jaslyn Go: Social activist, potential election candidate

Written by Ng E-Jay 29 March 2011 On Monday, the Straits Times introduced Ms Jaslyn Go as a potential election candidate for the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP). She was seen making her rounds at Yuhua constituency, an area formerly a part of Jurong GRC. If she contests in Yuhua, she will likely be facing PAP’s Grace Fu. But what the

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Month: March 2011 PM Lee, I will definitely vote calmly

Written by Ng E-Jay 28 March 2011 Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has urged the electorate to “calm down, and detach yourself, think carefully before you vote“. [1] He spoke these words at a community event in Ang Mo Kio on Sunday, during which he advised Singaporeans to think carefully and calmly about the long-term future for Singapore, and refrain

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Month: March 2011 Can the opposition win a GRC in GE2011?

Written by Ng E-Jay 25 March 2011 The picture you see above is that of a Worker’s Party election rally held at Ang Mo Kio on 04 May 2006. It was an opposition rally held in PM Lee’s own constituency, and it had attracted a very sizable crowd. The mainstream media did not dare to publish it. However, the opposition

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Month: March 2011 Don’t Look Left or Right

Written by Dr Wong Wee Nam 22 Mar 2011 There is a Chinese saying which goes like this: 王顾左右而言他。Translated it means “The King looked left and right and talked about other things”. It is used in reference to a person who tries to evade an issue in discussion by going off into some other subjects. This saying is derived from

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Month: March 2011 A 3 cornered fight would hurt WP more than NSP

Written by Ng E-Jay 23 March 2011 In my previous TOC article “A 3-cornered fight is a scorched earth policy that will backfire” (22 Mar), I laid out my reasons why a 3-cornered fight initiated by an opposition party now would have negative repercussions. Since then, there have been new developments. A Straits Times article “NSP ‘prepared to make way

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Month: March 2011 Where will Chiam contest?

UPDATED 21 March 2011: Since it is becoming increasingly unlikely for Reform Party to field a GRC team at West Coast, it is also increasingly unlikely for Chiam to join Kenneth Jeyaretnam in a GRC battle. The likely outcome is Chiam contesting Bishan-Toa Payoh, but with a chance he may back down from a GRC contest at the last moment.

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Month: March 2011 List of constituencies eyed by the Opposition — updated 21 march

SINGLE MEMBER CONSTITUENCIES Bukit Panjang: Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) (confirmed) Hong Kah North: Reform Party (RP), Singapore People’s Party (SPP) Hougang: Workers’ Party (WP) (confirmed) Joo Chiat: WP, independent (Andrew Kuan) Mountbatten: National Solidarity Party (NSP) (confirmed) Pioneer: NSP, RP Potong Pasir: SPP (confirmed) Punggol East: WP, Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) Radin Mas: RP, SDA, Socialist Front (SF) Sengkang West:

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Month: March 2011 Which opposition party will come up tops this election?

Written by Ng E-Jay 18 March 2011 This general election will be a watershed election for two important reasons. Firstly, it is almost certain to be an election that will see opposition parties contest the greatest percentage of available seats since Singapore’s independence in 1965. Secondly, the internet will play a central role in this election. Compared to 2006, this

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