How Chiam See Tong was ousted from the SDP How Chiam See Tong was ousted from the SDP
PM Lee: Singapore is like a unicorn PM Lee: Singapore is like a unicorn
The Great Singapore Election Sale D-9 The Great Singapore Election Sale D-9
WP is wrong about Minimum Wage WP is wrong about Minimum Wage

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How Chiam See Tong was ousted from the SDP
GE2015 / Politics

How Chiam See Tong was ousted from the SDP

If you think that the PAP made it tough for the opposition, may I remind readers of very recent history. The following are facts from public domain, newspapers and published decisions of the Court. On the 10th of December 1993, one Chiam See Tong took the Singapore Democratic Party to court for wrongful expulsion and to sue for consequential reliefs. Chiam See Tong was once the Secretary General of the SDP. On 17th of May 1993, Chiam had attended a regular meeting of the Party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC). At this […]

GE2015 / GE2015: Debrief / Politics

GE Daily Roundup: Nomination Day Hijinks

Nomination Hour Day Kukus Hijinks Unless you have been living under a rock surrounded by a colony of noise-dampening hamsters, you probably know that today was Nomination Day for the General Elections in 2015. You also already know who is contesting where, and if you don’t, there is a handy breakdown here. All 89 seats are being contested this GE, so you will be spoilt for choice in your evening leisure activities until 11 September. Getai show? PAP rally? WP rally? Throw a Choigers and Tutu party at your house […]

GE Daily Roundup: Manifesto Mayhem #3 – SPP in Mountbatten SMC
GE2015 / GE2015: Debrief / Politics

GE Daily Roundup: Manifesto Mayhem #3 – SPP in Mountbatten SMC

Singapore People’s Party – Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss: Campaign Manifesto for Mountbatten SMC   Campaign Slogan: Tireless In Mountbatten, Fearless In Parliament Slogan score: 3.5/5 Yes, it’s long, but I do like the fact that it’s specific. It was an interesting choice to veer away from verbs, which are the easiest for readers to process, but the ideas communicated have enough resonance that it works overall. Thank you, mystery slogan writer, for not writing a slogan that gave me cancer.   Campaign Manifesto Highlights   Professionally run Town Council: working with incumbent […]

GE Daily Roundup: Manifesto Mayhem #2 – WP
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GE Daily Roundup: Manifesto Mayhem #2 – WP

  Worker’s Party Campaign Slogan: Empower Your Future Slogan score: 3/5 The good thing about this campaign slogan is that it’s short, but that’s about it. If they had started off with a simpler verb, it might still have worked. Their other mistake was to use a relatively vague abstract noun, which slows people down and makes it more difficult for the reader to connect with the message.   Manifesto Highlights   Economic Security  instituting a national minimum wage and pegging it to the Average Household Expenditure on Basic Needs […]

GE Daily Roundup: Manifesto Mayhem #1 – PAP
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GE Daily Roundup: Manifesto Mayhem #1 – PAP

Ladies and gentlemen, Nomination Day has come and gone, and GE2015 is on like donkey kong. Pew pew, laser beams! The only thing that gets me more excited than the official start of campaigning is … manifestos. What, policy suggestions don’t get you excited? They should. Wait, is this why I’m still single and not contributing to the TFR rate? (Oops.) Anyway, as we inch closer to Polling Day on 11 September, I’ll be taking a look at party and constituency manifestos. We will find out who is promising what, whether it makes […]

PM Lee: Singapore is like a unicorn
GE2015 / Singapore Today

PM Lee: Singapore is like a unicorn

On the same day as the Nomination proceedings for the General Elections, Secretary General of the ruling People’s Action Party and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong held a Press conference at the PAP Headquarters to speak with the media. He likened Singapore to a unicorn, which he said “is a special animal, no other in the world”. “Will we remain a unicorn, special, or become just like everyone else?” Here are 5 points that he made: 1.) The future of the country is at stake “I think there is a […]

The Great Singapore Election Sale D-9
Singapore Today

The Great Singapore Election Sale D-9

1st September Leading up to the General Elections, fivestarsandamoon will bring you a DAILY round-up that will give you everything you need, to place your vote. We scan the www for you for big fat general election deals, and break it down into mini offers for you. Slogan – Judge Potong Pasir Incumbent on his actions and plans. Mr Sitoh will be hoping to get re-elected in his SMC after launching his slogan for his campaign “1 vision to actively improve Potong Pasir, working 2gether to unite the community and […]

FIVE GE FIGHTS TO WATCH
Singapore Today

FIVE GE FIGHTS TO WATCH

Fellow Singaporeans, WELCOME to GE 2015. We are shortlisting the fights worth drinking honey the night before, considering what shirt colour to wear, and attending rallies for. And our reasons for it. Here’s FIVE fights we’re starting with on our MUST-WATCH List   POTONG PASIR SMC     Who Should Pay Attention To This Fight: All local historians. You Should Know: The constituency’s most famous MP is opposition leader Chiam See Tong who beat Sitoh twice, once in 2001 and again in 2006. The PAP gained the seat in 2011 when the party’s Sitoh Yih Pin defeated Chiam’s […]

Strong Action  vs  Hard Work
Singapore Today

Strong Action vs Hard Work

1 SEPTEMBER 2015 : NOMINATION DAY The line-up is out! Looks like it’s PAP against the world! (or if you’re perceptive, it’s PAP against WP!) We dig into our GE trading card archives and help you visually pit the contenders side by side! These 2 SMCs look every bit the stiff competition they are!     FENGSHAN SMC   PUNGGOL EAST SMC — LIKE or NO LIKE this post? Tell us!

EAST COAST GRC
Singapore Today

EAST COAST GRC

1 SEPTEMBER 2015 : NOMINATION DAY The line-up is out! Looks like it’s PAP against the world! We dig into our GE trading card archives and help you visually pit the incumbents against the contenders! Looking like stiff competition is none other than… — LIKE or NO LIKE this post? Tell us!