Monthly Archives: May 2012

Month: May 2012 Hougang by-election aftermath: The Morning-After Pill

The by-election had started on a promising note, with both candidates promising a “gentlemanly” contest. However, as the campaign progressed, we heard little about local issues but more about the questionable character of Png Eng Huat. For a technical error, through no fault of his own, he was accused of dishonesty and having a lack of integrity.

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Month: May 2012 WP post-election press conference

Mr Low Thia Khiang delivers a surprisingly hard-hitting post-election press conference, in which he hits out at the government for denying Hougang residents estate upgrading for the past 21 years, contrary to PM Lee’s assertion that his government aims to build an inclusive society. He said that we should build a first world society, not just a first world economy.

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Month: May 2012 Desmond Choo: Certainly not “his own man”

That Mr Desmond Choo has attempted to distance himself, however figuratively and unsuccessfully, from the collective PAP leadership, speaks volumes about the level of trust Hougang voters have in the PAP and about Mr Choo’s confidence in his own party branding.

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Month: May 2012 Gutter politics and biased reporting by Straits Times

In the first couple of days of the campaign, both sides focussed on issues that concerned the people. But as to be expected, straight out of the classic PAP playbook, the dirty punches were thrown at the opposition and there is no more mention of national or local issues on the part of the PAP as polling day draws near.

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