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Man nearly hit by concrete slab falling from Tampines HDB block, Singapore News

A man was wheeling his bicycle home along Tampines St 12 on Sunday (July 12) afternoon when he suddenly heard a loud crash from behind him. When he turned around, the 68-year-old was stunned by the sight of a concrete slab that had fallen onto the ground. It shattered into several pieces from the impact, with the largest one measuring... → Read More

SDA's GE2020 campaign posters caught your eye? Now you can bring them home, Singapore News

Posters were torn and posters were taken down, but there was another batch of posters in Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC that got people talking this general election. Like their neon-yellow party vests, the Singapore Democratic Alliance's (SDA) election posters affixed on lamp posts in the constituency earlier this month were just as eye-catching. The striking visuals made residents stop and stare,... → Read More

GE2020: Heng Swee Keat and PAP's East Coast GRC team poke fun at his 'East Coast plan', Singapore News

After listening to Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat's speech on Nomination Day, Singaporeans have been really curious about the "East Coast plan." So much so that his quote has turned into a meme. In an e-rally on Wednesday night (July 8), Heng, along with his East Coast GRC team members, shared their plans for the constituency with residents. Dr... → Read More

GE2020: A vote for SPP is a vote for Chiam See Tong, says wife Lina, Singapore News

He might have retired, but Chiam See Tong's heart is still very much in Singapore's politics. While out campaigning with the Singapore People's Party (SPP) team in Toa Payoh on Tuesday (July 7), his wife Lina Chiam gave the public an update on how he's doing. "Mr Chiam is doing ok, he is at home watching the TV every morning,... → Read More

GE2020: Singapore's system created deep inequality, says WP's Raeesah Khan, Singapore News

Why is the Workers' Party (WP) competing in the general election? "Because this country's system has created deep-rooted inequality," according to WP's Raeesah Khan. In a constituency political broadcast on Tuesday (July 7), the candidate for Sengkang GRC spoke about how low-income families and the poor are often trapped in the system. "Today, people trapped in misfortune and want to... → Read More

'Once you've spoken, it's on the record': PM Lee shares how nothing is secret in politics today, Singapore News

Having participated in a total of nine general elections since the 80s, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has personally witnessed many of Singapore's changes over the decades. In a Facebook Live session for Ang Mo Kio GRC on Monday (July 6) night, he was asked how campaigning today is different from the past. "In 1984, when I first came in,... → Read More

GE2020: No shouting of party slogans while campaigning during Covid-19, says ELD, Singapore News

Will the 'shouting matches' at hawker centres and coffee shops be no more? While they've livened up the election atmosphere, we're not out of the woods yet, the Elections Department (ELD) reminded Singaporeans. Political parties and candidates should not engage in shouting or chanting of party slogans while out campaigning, the ELD said on Monday (July 6). Vocalising the slogans... → Read More

3 highlights from the e-forum by PAP's Grace Fu, Singapore News

While some candidates running in the general elections have used strong words during their campaign, Grace Fu of the People's Action Party (PAP) has charmed Singaporeans with her affable disposition. In an hour-long Facebook Live session, the Yuhua SMC incumbent — who's running for her third term — shared the plans lying in store for the ward and also answered... → Read More

Singapore has enough talent for more than just PAP: WP's Yee Jenn Jong, Singapore News

The Workers' Party (WP) team contesting in Marine Parade GRC has the talent and know-how to run an estate well, they told Singaporeans in a constituency political broadcast on Sunday (July 5). Yee Jenn Jong said: "The People's Action Party (PAP) has told you that Singapore only has enough talent for a 'Team A', that only the PAP can run... → Read More

GE2020 competition heating up: Supporters chant support for PSP, PAP at Ayer Rajah Food Centre, Singapore News

It's been a quieter general election this time around, what with physical rallies banned due to the Covid-19 situation. But it hasn't dampened the mood of some residents in West Coast GRC, who were seen vocalising their support for the candidates contesting in their constituency. This morning (July 4), the team from Progress Singapore Party (PSP) received a rousing welcome... → Read More

AHTC's financial position healthy: WP's Pritam Singh, Singapore News

Aljunied GRC incumbent the Workers' Party has addressed a major issue on voters' minds — the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) saga. In a constituency political broadcast on Friday (July 3), party chief Pritam Singh said: "The financial position of AHTC today is healthy. "The town council has steadily built up its operating fund position since WP's current term started in... → Read More

Blast from the past: PSP reaches out to older voters via Wang Sha Ye Feng skit, Singapore News

With the battle for votes shifting online this general election, how are political parties reaching out to Singapore's older folks? The Pioneer Generation, who may not be as tech-savvy as their younger countrymen, might be missing out on the campaign messages. Hence, the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) has rolled out a skit filled with familiar faces — comedy duo Wang... → Read More

GE2020: One more WP MP in parliament will make a difference, says Dennis Tan, Singapore News

It is important to have more voices as well as checks and balances in Singapore's Parliament, the Workers' Party (WP) highlighted in the first episode of its Hammer Show, which premiered on Facebook earlier tonight (July 1). One of their goals is to break the People's Action Party's (PAP) two-thirds majority in Parliament for it has allowed the ruling party... → Read More

'What we're trying to deny PAP is a blank cheque': WP's Jamus Lim on live GE2020 debate, Singapore News

The Workers' Party's Jamus Lim emphasised the importance of debate and, in turn, why Parliament needs more different voices, in his concluding remarks on the live "Singapore Votes 2020 - The Political Debate" tonight (July 1). At the end of the hour-long session, Dr Lim said: "I enjoyed the debate. This is exactly why debates on ideas on how Singapore... → Read More

Watch: WP discuss party's role in Singapore politics, Singapore News

The Workers' Party will be going 'live' at 7pm tonight (July 1), in the party's first episode of the Hammer Show. Moderated by party chief Pritam Singh and chairman Sylvia Lim, the panel will see Abdul Shariff Aboo Kassim, Chua Kheng Wee, and Dennis Tan discuss the role the Opposition plays in Singapore politics. They will also be joined by... → Read More

GE2020: Catch political broadcasts on TV and radio starting July 2, Singapore News

With the general election underway, it's time to turn on your TV and radio to hear what the candidates contesting in your constituency have to say. On July 2 and July 9, the following political parties will be speaking in party political broadcasts (PPB) from 8pm onwards. Parties that are fielding at least six candidates in the election will get... → Read More

Bishan more atas than Toa Payoh? Ng Eng Hen remembers 'Chicago of the East' fondly, Singapore News

The Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC has evolved over decades — and Dr Ng Eng Hen knows it well. In a Facebook Live session on Tuesday night (June 30), Dr Ng, who has been MP for the constituency since 2001, shared why the place has been close to his heart for much longer. "I'm from the Merdeka Generation. My visual memory of... → Read More

Last minute request: Former SingFirst chief Tan Jee Say wants to rejoin SDP for GE2020, Singapore News

Tan Jee Say wants to run in the general election but under a different party banner this time around. He has reached out to Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chief Chee Soon Juan with a request to rejoin the party, Tan wrote in a Facebook post on Monday morning (June 29). "I would like to rejoin SDP because firstly, the values... → Read More

Sociology to law to politics: WP's Fadli Fawzi wants to help Singaporeans with mid-career switching, Singapore News

It isn't easy making a mid-career switch, and the Workers' Party's Fadli Fawzi knows firsthand about it. The 39-year-old lawyer, who was introduced as one of WP's potential candidates on Saturday (June 27), shared the struggles he faced while changing career tracks from social service to law. "It was a financially difficult decision, I had to rely on my savings... → Read More

'Don't stereotype military people': PAP's Gan Siow Huang, Singapore News

She may be best known as Singapore's first female general, but Gan Siow Huang wants people to know that she's more than just that. "Don't stereotype military people," Gan asserted when asked how she's different from any other SAF officer who changed tracks and entered politics. The 46-year-old said that she takes a lot of pride in being part of... → Read More