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Opposition Parties crushed PAP’s hopes for 3-corner fights

According to a reliable anonymous source present at the meeting last night, opposition parties have resolved 3-corner fights and will be meeting again this Thursday (August 6) to finalise the talks and pick the best Opposition candidates to contest the ruling People's Action Party. The Singapore People's Party (SPP) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) were revealed to have avoided 3-corner...

Singapore People’s Party to work with DPP to avoid three-corner fights

In the latest meeting with all Opposition parties, the Singapore People's Party will work with the Democratic Progressive Party to send a joint team to contest Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, while Potong Pasir will remain as Lina Chiam's contest. All 3-corner fights between SPP and DPP have been resolved. The updated table will be as follow: ...

Minister Lui Tuck Yew to increase passenger capacity by 60% ahead of elections

Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew today (August 3) announced that he will increase the passenger capacity of trains running along the Circle Lines by 60% in response to the coming elections. This 60% increase will see 24 new trains added to the current fleet of 40. "These trains are part of LTA’s continuous efforts to add more capacity to the...

Transport Minister Lui Tuck to reduce fares ahead of elections

In an attempt to retain voters' confidence, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew today announced that he will reduce the public transport fares by up to 1.9% at the end of the year. Speaking to the media at an Land Transport Authority event today (August 3), Minister Lui Tuck Yew said that the fares reduction will be implemented on the...

Medishield Life to start on November 1, warning on late payment

At the launch of the Medishield booklet yesterday (August 2) at ITE College West, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong announced that the national healthcare insurance, Medishield Life, will start on November 1. Those with existing Medishield or private shield plans will need not pay for Medishield Life premiums until their next policy renewal date. For those who have no health...

DPM Teo Chee Hean talks about integrity and interests for residents ahead of elections

Photo of Teo Chee Hean from thestraitstimes
Directing his comments at the Workers' Party-held Aljunied GRC, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean wax lyrical about integrity and the interests for residents in his interview on yesterday (August 2) at a community event. "We want a team that can look after the town council and make sure its financials are in good order, payments are made and that...

PM Lee Hsien Loong talks about Singapore-Singapore ahead of elections

In an interview with government-controlled media Mediacorp Channel 5 on Friday (July 31), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recited the need for a Singapore identity and his responsibilities towards Singaporeans over the unpopular influx of foreigners which have resulted in overcrowding, exorbitant property prices and diminishing employment opportunities. This would have all sounded sincere but not during an election period....

STR: Opposition will only win maximum 19 seats in GE2015

States Times Review predict that a maximum of only 19 seats can be won by the Opposition in the coming election, mainly because of 3 corner fights. States Times Review predict the 2015 electoral results based on the following conditions: 1) 3-corner fights result without a Worker's Party contest = PAP win (18 seats) Potong Pasir SMC - PAP (Sitoh Yih Pin), SPP...

Minister Lim Swee Say: I don’t want to contest in Aljunied GRC

At a People's Association event held yesterday (August 1) at Bedok Reservoir in the Workers' Party-held Aljunied GRC, media reporters speculated that Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say may be fielded in Aljunied GRC in the coming election. However, Minister Lim Swee Say was quick to dismiss the speculation, saying he was there only to lend support to the SG50 event....

Minister Chan Chun Sing: Our economic model is the best for workers

In his maiden National Day Message as the NTUC Chief, Minister-without-portfolio Chan Chun Sing praised the tripartite economic model of Singapore as the best for Singapore workers. To prove his point, Minister Chan Chun Sing even denounced other countries' economic models saying their labour laws and economic policies are driven by "short-term political considerations" instead of the consideration of...

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