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WP Workers' Party

PAP Government wanted to help In May 2011, in order to facilitate MPs who wanted to use the void deck space to hold their Meet-the-People sessions, MND asked HDB to allow elected MPs to rent an appropriate amount of void deck space to set up an MP’s office to conduct such sessions. The rental will […]

A consistent effort to show kindness to our migrant workers

On Hari Raya Haji, Singaporeans probably let out a collective sigh of frustration after it was announced that we were heading back to Phase 2 (Heightened Alert). Indeed, the recent setback in our Covid fight has been a matter of great frustration for law-abiding citizens and businesses alike. That said, can you imagine how tough […]

Terry Xu goes on the offensive with NTUC

Terry Xu goes on the offensive with NTUC

In Terry Xu’s world, an effective union fighting for workers’ rights is one that is confrontational, where employers and employees are at odd with each other and the union must serve as a ‘counterweight’ to the government. Trade unions as ‘counterweight’ to the government? In his first May Day Rally message to Singaporean workers, Mr […]

Tudung: change has to evolve gradually; Singapore cannot take precipitous changes

tudung issues in Singapore

SIX MONTHS AGO in August last year, Law and Home Affairs Minister Shanmugam met with Muslim religious leaders in a closed-door dialogue and told them that the government was considering allowing nurses to wear the tudung at work. But the closed-door dialogues and discussions on the tudung did not start six months ago. It started […]

If not meritocracy, then what, Mr Gerald Giam?

Gerald Giam, If our child comes home with bad grades, do we make them sleep in a smaller room or eat only Maggie mee for dinner?

If you don’t earn as much you have to settle for a poorer quality of life, said Gerald Giam as he took aim at meritocracy. He was speaking at a Singapore Perspectives 2021 forum organised by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. The theme for this year was ‘Reset’. What does Gerald Giam […]

Sengkang GRC residents unhappy with estate management

Sengkang GRC

More than half a year after the general election in 2020, life is settling back to ‘normal’ amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Sengkang GRC‘s residents are also settling down to a new normal under Workers’ Party. What do residents there have to say? Change of term contractor; 1 to 2 months needed to arrange manpower before […]

With masterly strokes, Calvin Cheng exposes the hypocrisy of the opposition supporters

Calvin Cheng exposes the hypocrisy of the opposition supporters

Through a series of posts responding to WP Jamus’ and Raeesah khan’s social media posts, former NMP Calvin Cheng exposed the hypocrisy of the WP supporters, first by triggering them while confounding others, before concluding with an expose that left them speechless. The whole episode began with Jamus posting this: Learned a sweet bread called […]

Did the PAP cancel out the WP motion? Or did something else happen?


By Indranee Rajah So what really happened with the amended motion in Parliament on Wednesday night? Did the PAP really cancel out the WP motion? Or did something else happen? Here’s how it went. WP filed a motion on our justice system. See the blue infographic. The original motion had 4 main aspects: An affirmation […]

Adjournment Motion? Let’s not play games. Put in a full motion, says Calvin Cheng

Sylvia Lim adjournment motion Parti Liyani

If the Parti Liyani’s case is of that much concern to WP and Sylvia Lim, then she should have put in a full motion for a full debate in Parliament, former NMP Calvin Cheng said. What is an Adjournment Motion? “An adjournment motion is when a backbencher wants to speak on something at the END […]

Aljunied-Hougang Town Council wants papaya trees removed within 7 days; says they interfere with grass cutting

Aljunied-Hougang Town Council

These neatly planted papaya trees will soon be gone. Their days are numbered. A reader wrote to us that the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council has requested that the trees be removed within 7 days from the date of the notice stuck on the trees. It’s not clear who planted the trees although the notice was addressed […]