PAP should spell out clearly why it's different now [ ST Forum Online - Letter by Leon Perera ]
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I am aware of the danger that we might end up with totally NO elected MPs in Parliament but ultimately it is not a choice of ‘playing it safe or taking a risk’. We are only being true to WP’s vision of “Power to the People”. The government must be transparent and account to the people.
To do this we need a breakthrough in the GRC system. We must entrench more WP voices with full voting rights in Parliament. We need a First World Parliament. WP and I have therefore made the important decision that I should lead a team to contest Aljunied GRC.
'As expected, WP has field a strong team... But we will fight hard to win every heart and mind of voter. We have detailed plans to develop Aljunied in the next five years. This will be a crucial contest...Give us your full support."
"If the ruling party wants all the credit, they must take the fall also."
"This election is not about me only. It's about us. It's about our future. It's about the direction in which we would like Singapore to go. And here I am, imperfect as I am, I offer myself to you so that you have a choice, you have a say in your future."
"The coming election is about your future. It's about into whose hands do you entrust that future? Do you give all of the power that affects your future to one party and hope for the best? Or do you keep that power for yourself and give yourself a choice, a choice of capable parties competing to give you a better future?"
"In order to have that choice tomorrow, you will need to support the opposition today. If we had a stronger opposition presence in Parliament, it would be good for all Singaporeans."
In what was probably an attempt to diffuse some of the pressure that he is under, Mr Mah said on Sunday that public housing is not likely to be a “make or break” issue at the coming General Election. He told reporters that there were “many other issues” to address in the lead-up to the May 7 polls.
"I told Parliament the day of his escape that a mistake was made, there was a lapse in the security and I apologised for that and I said that we will do everything to find him."
"Eventually it took us a while to locate him after he ran away and we gave the Malaysians information where he was hiding. Now, having done all that, I think people did understand that yes indeed, we have done what we could."
"Of course, the first mistake cannot be obliterated. It was there, I owned up to it, as the minister, I took responsibility for it. That's the right thing to do."
"And I think people will look at that and see on the whole, based on what I have done here for the last 27 years, is that one lapse by a department fatal to their decision on electing me or not. I think that, they will have to consider."
'I spent one hour detailing what the committee of inquiry found and I spent the next two hours answering questions from all the MPs, for those interested in asking questions,'
'Now if he (Mr Chiam) says that is not enough, why didn't he stand up then and ask more questions?'
the present Govt. had "lost its moral compass"
"I suppose it's typical PAP. They want some noises in parliament but they do not want representation from the people."
"We need a strong system of government, not just a strong government,"
"People who talk about a two-party system, or even the PAP is asking whether the WP will form the next government. It is not for the PAP to decide, neither is it for the WP to decide."
"How the system will evolve, that the voters will decide."
"I have this deep sense of gratitude to the government, to the leaders who have sent me on the government scholarship, but gratitude is not servitude, it is not blind loyalty, it does not mean giving up the sense of what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is bad. In fact, the best way to show gratitude is to build upon the source of gratitude or to put it back on the right path, if it loses its way."
Former Principal Private Secretary to Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong Mr Tan Jee Say has launched a scathing criticism of the PAP’s economic policies in the last few years.
The 57 year old Mr Tan will be contesting in the coming general election as a candidate of the Singapore Democratic Party.....
The onus is not only on the parties and their candidates to prove that they are deserving and trustworthy of the people's mandate.
The onus is also upon those of us who can vote, to presume nothing but exercise our own judgment and right of universal suffrage reasonably, rationally and responsibly in the best interests of this place we call our home.
the Worker's Party's proposal to lower flat prices by paying less for the land is an illegal raid on the reserves.
"I am not pessimistic or fatalistic."
"With gumption and creativity, we will stay together, stay alert, stay alive and overcome the odds of history".
THE People's Action Party is unlikely to go 'full guns blazing' or step up personal attack on Workers' Party candidate Chen Show Mao, said two political analysts.....the MSM reported.
THE People's Action Party (PAP) chairman Lim Boon Heng said at the unveiling of the party's third batch of candidates that a key issue the party will fight on in the coming election is "the kind of future" Singaporeans want for themselves and their children. He said,
"Given the environment surrounding Singapore and the competition it faces, what kind of future do we want?"
He sounded as if he was speaking as the Chairman of an Opposition Party.....
Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong was asked by China's CCTV if he had inherited his legacy from his predecessor Lee Kuan Yew, just as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong inherited his. Goh Chok Tong said LKY never talked about his legacy and "I never talk about my legacy".
|Photo : Singapore MRT - Safety Barrier for elevated station platform. Note : Advertisement put up immediately.|
|Photo : Singapore MRT - Undeground station platform at Bishan. Note : Advertisement on glass panel.|
|Photo : Nanjing Metro - Glass safety barriers at Yuantong Expo Centre Underground Station. |
Note : No advertisments
|Photo : Nanjing Metro - Glass safety barriers at Andemen Interchange. Above Ground Station|
Note : No advertisments / Train glass was reflecting nearby buildings.
|Photo : Nanjing Metro - Train Internal View, Note : No advertisments on wall and floor.|
|Photo : Nanjing Metro - Signage at Andemen Interchange. Note : No advertisement.|
|Photo : Nanjing Metro - Map at Yuantong Expo Centre Station.|
Note : Jiang Xin Zhou is the island near the Olympic Station where
Singapore's GLC had purchased some land rights but had
faced clearance issues with local grape farm owners.
|Photo : Nanjing Metro - Use token instead of ticket at gantry. Note : Payment by cash : RMB 2~3, |
Payment by Nanjing Citizen or IC Card : RBM 1.80.
|Photo : The Nanjing Olympic Stadium MRT Exit at Hexi.|
Never forget that we are servants of the people,
Always maintain a sense of humility and service,
Be as strict with ourselves as we are with others.
|Source : CNA|
After a two-hour stand-off on the third day of last Chinese New Year, the children's 51-year-old mother got her way and went back to the casino.
When she returned 24 hours later, she had lost S$7,000.
It was then the children gave up trying to get their mother to quit gambling. She had already racked up debts of more than S$300,000.