Monthly Archives: January 2013

Month: January 2013 A Victory of the People

By Dr Patrick Kee 29 January 2013 The people of Punggol East have given democracy a big boost in Singapore. Their vote was not a vote against the government but a vote for a government of the people, by the people and for the people. We need to remember that the opposition is as much a part of the government

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Month: January 2013 Why WP is quick to caution voters about extrapolating Punggol East results

Mr Low could be justified in worrying that if people perceived that the WP was rising too fast, that itself could serve as a backlash that might put a cap on future growth, or even intensify the already vociferous criticism of the WP as a party that has marketed itself as little more than a watchdog or a co-driver to the government.

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Month: January 2013 A watershed by-election for WP and the long road ahead

If the ruling party does not take broad-based measures to address these concerns, the political situation for the PAP is likely to worsen even further. If we extrapolate WP’s victory in Aljunied, Hougang and Punggol East to other constituencies in the next general elections slated for 2016, it is not hard to conceive of the PAP’s two-third’s Parliamentary majority coming under threat.

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Month: January 2013 Lee Li Lian’s Note to Voters of Punggol East before Polling Day

Dearest voters of Punggol East and fellow Singaporeans, The 9-day campaign period for this by-election ends tonight. What an amazing few days it has been! I have had the pleasure and honour of walking the ground in this time, meeting you and hearing your concerns. Punggol East is not new to me – it seems like just yesterday that I

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