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Chee Soon Juan

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Chee Soon Juan’s “Democratically Speaking”

A short review of Chee Soon Juan’s “Democratically Speaking”. Continue reading

A Long-Term View Of Elections

Much has been made of the importance of election campaigns – for voters to learn about candidates and to hear about proposals for the constituency or even policy recommendations, and for parties to canvass for support – with questions about whether the minimum of ten days (including one for the Cooling-Off Day) are adequate. The concern was again raised by Singapore Democratic Party secretary-general Chee Soon Juan who, at a discussion on opinion polls and sentiment towards the government at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, “told reporters that it was difficult for opposition parties to push their policy proposals to voters in the short nine-day campaign” (ST, Feb. 5). Continue reading

The Man Of The Protest Moment

And it seems like the three young speakers did take pages out of Miss Han’s book – unfortunately. In angry fits RP’s Miss Tyeisha Syaquilla, online writers Mr. Prabu Ramachandran and Mr. Ariffin Sha lambasted the ruling PAP for its perceived incompetence. Listening to the demagoguery in the middle of the crowd, and despite cognisance of the government’s missteps and shortcomings, one cannot help but wonder: what for? Continue reading

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