GE2020

PAP retains supermajority but with lower vote share

BASED on the early sample counts and final tallies for the 31 wards at press time, the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) is set to retain its two-thirds super-majority, its vote share close to historic lows, with the opposition bagging its second-ever group representation constituency (GRC) in...

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Local flavours on tap at Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall

AMID the pandemic, bars have moved online, moved elsewhere, or both. Among them is Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall. Once nestled within the upper floor of a Boat Quay shophouse, it has reopened at Haji Lane, serving up local flavours - both hawker food and alcoholic concoctions - that are available via...

GE2020: PAP takes 61.24% of the valid vote, loses a second GRC to WP

WITH 61.24 per cent of the valid vote and the historic loss of a second group representation constituency (GRC) to the opposition, the People's Action Party (PAP) may not have gained the strong mandate it wished for in the July 10 General Election.

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SDP, other opposition parties stress need for alternative policies and accountability

THIS General Election is critical for Singapore's future, which is why voters should elect opposition Members of Parliament, said the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) and other opposition parties on Thursday, in the final party political broadcasts on the eve of Polling Day.

New ideas, alternative voices needed for the future: SDP

THIS General Election is a critical one for Singapore's future, which is why voters should elect opposition Members of Parliament, said the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) and other opposition parties on Thursday night, in the final round of party political broadcasts on the eve of Polling Day...

PM: Jobs the top concern of voters

IN THIS General Election, voters have raised one top concern to the People's Action Party (PAP) candidates whom they meet: jobs.

PM Lee lists jobs and incomes as voters' main concerns

THROUGHOUT the campaign, the top concerns raised by voters have been jobs and the Covid-19 crisis, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a livestream on Wednesday night, rounding up the nine-day campaign ahead of the cooling-off period that begins at midnight.

Getting Singapore through Covid-19 crisis is top issue on voters' minds this GE: PAP

SECURING jobs, securing investments and securing Singapore's supply lines are the major challenges in the coming months amid the Covid-19 crisis, said political office-holders from the People's Action Party (PAP) in a press conference on Wednesday morning, the final day of campaigning before...

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Good government needed to fight Covid-19, support economy: PM Lee

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong has once more stressed the need for a strong mandate and a good government to lead Singapore through the Covid-19 crisis, pledging that he and other older ministers will see this through with the fourth generation or 4G leadership.

GE2020: COMMENTARY

Political broadcasts move few but are not without benefits

INTRODUCED in lieu of physical rallies, the constituency political broadcasts that began airing last Friday on national TV, radio and online - on a daily basis until Wednesday - are proving a distant substitute.

PM Lee: Opposition parties silent on tackling Covid-19, economic crisis

OPPOSITION parties have had nothing to say about tackling the Covid-19 pandemic or getting Singapore out of this historic downturn – the very issues that are at the heart of this General Election (GE), said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday, during the digital equivalent of the People's...

TOPLINE

UnUsUaL keeps faith in live events

FOR a chief executive officer of an event producer, Leslie Ong is unusually positive. By a stroke of good fortune, Mr Ong's firm UnUsUaL Ltd was entering a lull period just as the Covid-19 outbreak turned into a pandemic and only a few events had to be postponed.

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Ang Mo Kio's PAP incumbents plug estate plans, RP pledges more attention if elected

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong's People's Action Party (PAP) team for Ang Mo Kio GRC laid out its past projects and future plans for the estate, while their Reform Party (RP) opponents aired residents' grievances and promised to give more dedicated attention in the first series of constituency...

Ang Mo Kio incumbents plug estate plans, Reform Party team pledges greater attention

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong's People's Action Party (PAP) team for Ang Mo Kio GRC laid out past and future plans for the estate, while their Reform Party (RP) opponents highlighted residents' grievances and promised to give more dedicated attention in the first series of constituency...

GE2020

Economy, NCMP-vs-elected MP debate at front and centre on third day of campaigning

TWO vastly different issues - economic concerns and elected representation - dominated the discourse on Thursday, the third day of campaigning in the lead-up to the July 10 General Election.

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Foreign investors trust Singapore's government and its support: PM Lee

FOREIGN investors know and trust Singapore's government and its ability to command support, which has kept them confident in the country amid the Covid-19 crisis, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday, the second day of campaigning ahead of the July 10 General Election.

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Jobs, social mobility at forefront of live debate

LOWERING unemployment, supporting local businesses and improving social mobility were among the issues tackled by representatives from the People's Action Party (PAP) and three opposition parties - the Workers' Party (WP), Progress Singapore Party (PSP) and Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) - at...

Political debate less about direction, more on costs, trade-offs, value of elected opposition

IN A televised political debate on Wednesday night among representatives from the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) and three opposition parties, the disagreements turned out to be less about substantive policy directions and more about costs, tradeoffs and the value of elected opposition...

Investor confidence in Singapore's government fundamental to economic success: PM Lee

FOREIGN investors know and trust Singapore's government and its ability to command popular support, which has kept them confident in the country even amid the Covid-19 crisis, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday, the second day of campaigning ahead of the July 10 General Election....

GE2020

DPM Heng in surprise switch as battle lines are drawn for all 93 seats

A CHANGE in scene for Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and a historic three-cornered fight in a group representation constituency (GRC) were among the surprises on Nomination Day, as contests were confirmed for all 93 seats in 31 constituencies for the July 10 General Election (GE).

GE2020: DPM Heng moves to East Coast GRC; first three-cornered GRC fight in Pasir Ris-Punggol

DEPUTY Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat's move from Tampines GRC to East Coast GRC; the first multi-cornered fight for a group representation constituency (GRC); and two new People's Action Party (PAP) candidates standing in single seats were among the surprises at Nomination Day on Tuesday, as...

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Parties, policies, personalities in focus as campaigning starts amid Covid-19

AFTER a week of unveiled manifestoes and candidate introductions, Nomination Day today will see political parties' slates set in stone, followed by the kick-off of campaigning for July 10's General Election (GE).

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'Trial by Internet' culture should not be encouraged: PM Lee

EXPRESSING continued confidence in the People's Action Party (PAP) candidate selection process, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that seeking "perfect" candidates would mean the loss of many good ones, at the introduction of the PAP's team for Ang Mo Kio group representation constituency (GRC...

Culture of 'trial by Internet' should not be encouraged: PM Lee

EXPRESSING continued confidence in the People's Action Party (PAP) candidate-selection process, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said that seeking "perfect" candidates would instead result in the loss of many good candidates, at the introduction of the PAP's team for Ang Mo Kio group...

Two new candidates join PAP team in Ang Mo Kio GRC

TWO new candidates will join Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's People's Action Party (PAP) team to contest Ang Mo Kio group representation constituency (GRC) in the upcoming General Election.