By Dr Wong Wee Nam 28 July 2011 The issues at the General Election 2011 were the high cost of living, the income gap between the rich and the poor, the terrible public transport squeeze, the exorbitant HDB prices and the overpopulation of the country by foreign imports. With their votes, the people sent a […]
Month: July 2011
Mr Tan Jee Say is a household name by now. He rose to political fame when he stood on an SDP ticket and contested Holland-Bukit Timah GRC alongside Dr Vincent Wijeysingha, Dr Ang Yong Guan, and Ms Michelle Lee, each of whom easily ranked amongst the most outstanding and well-received election candidates for the 2011 parliamentary general elections.
Press statement from Tan Jee Say 15 July 2011 Why I want to be President – To be the Conscience of the Nation “I am stepping forward because many Singaporeans want a non-PAP President whose independence of the PAP is clear, obvious and cannot be in doubt. Only such a person can have the moral authority to […]
The situation that voters were faced with during the 2011 general elections is even worse than what they faced during the 2006 elections.
STATEMENT FROM PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE CAMPAIGNING FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 1. In accordance with Article 17(3)(b) of the Constitution, the election of the President is to be held before the commencement of the new term of the President on 1 September 2011. Guiding Principles for the Presidential Election 2. The form of a Presidential Election […]
The Presidential election is one way for the electorate to show that it is unhappy with the way the PAP executive has manipulated the Presidency over the years.
The massive crowds that turned up at the rallies night after night were not rabid groups. Nor were the speakers fiery demagogues out to incite riots. They came from all walks of life. People turned up at rallies for various reasons. Some were genuinely angry. Some wanted to be entertained. Others sought to be politically educated.
In a small economy like Singapore, when indirect taxation in the form of GST is imposed, market collusion rather than market competition results, because economic agents find it easy to raise prices in tandem and avoid competing with one another to keep prices affordable.