Monday, 26 Oct 2020

Politics

Singapore GE2020: MBS and JW Marriott South Beach to be special polling stations for voters serving stay-home notice at the hotels

SINGAPORE – Marina Bay Sands and JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach have been designated as special polling stations for voters serving their stay-home notice in those hotels. According to a government e-gazette notice on Tuesday (June 30), these stations will be established for the July 10 polls under the Parliamentary Elections (Covid-19 Special Arrangements) Act. […]

Singapore GE2020: Key election battles in East and West Coast, Aljunied and Sengkang GRCs

SINGAPORE – There were no horns, party umbrellas or whistles on Nomination Day owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the battle for Singapore’s 17 group representation constituencies (GRCs) served up some twists and 11th-hour surprises on June 30 as candidates from the 11 political parties headed into the nine centres around the island. While the […]

Singapore GE2020: Single seats to watch include Bukit Panjang and Marymount

SINGAPORE – The 14 single-member constituencies (SMCs) in the coming general election will see a mix of fresh faces and experienced hands fighting for votes. At Marymount SMC, which was carved out of the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, People’s Action Party (PAP) new face Gan Siow Huang was a surprise choice as earlier talk had been that […]

Singapore GE2020: PAP new face Yip Hon Weng takes on PSP newbie in Yio Chu Kang SMC

SINGAPORE – First-time candidates from the opposition Progress Singapore Party (PSP) and ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) will go head to head in Yio Chu Kang SMC. A three-cornered fight was averted when the Reform Party (RP) did not field a candidate for the single seat, which has 26,005 voters. The PAP candidate is Mr […]

Brexit breakthrough: Farmers reassured by new protection in post-Brexit talks

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Liz Truss, the international trade secretary, said that free trade deals with nations such as the United States “must be fair and reciprocal”. Ms Truss, has repeatedly said that Britain will keep EU […]

Singapore GE2020: Heng Swee Keat to helm East Coast GRC

SINGAPORE – Heng Swee Keat will be leading a five-man People’s Action Party team into the battle for East Coast GRC, which is being contested for the fourth time in electoral history. He and his team will be up against the Workers’ Party (WP) team comprising Mr Dylan Ng, Mr Kenneth Foo, Mr Terence Tan, […]

Singapore GE2020: Eleven parties likely to contest all 93 seats

Parliamentary hopefuls from 11 political parties will head to nine nomination centres today to register for the general election. The upcoming polls have already thrown up some surprises, and political watchers said more drama might unfold during the nomination process this morning. While the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) is likely to face a contest […]

Singapore GE2020: Vote to end the PAP's supermajority, says Lee Hsien Yang

SINGAPORE – Singaporeans must vote to end the ruling People’s Action Party’s supermajority in Parliament, Progress Singapore Party member Lee Hsien Yang urged voters in a video message posted on Facebook on Monday (June 29). Mr Lee, whose brother Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is secretary-general of the PAP, criticised the Government on a range […]

Singapore GE2020: PAP slate a diverse group that reflect society they hail from

The controversy over Mr Ivan Lim and his withdrawal as one of the People’s Action Party’s new candidates in the July 10 general election has turned the spotlight on the candidate selection process by political parties. Unfortunate as the incident was, including for Mr Lim, there has been broad agreement across the political spectrum that […]