Low Thia Khiang

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Political Leadership Tussle Could Be Constructive

Without firmer details about developments within the Workers’ Party – especially after “an unprecedented challenge to party chief Low Thia Khiang” (TODAY, Jun. 1) during the Central Executive Council elections, in which fellow Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC Chen Show Mao secured more than two-fifths of the 106 votes – it is unfair to conclude whether the “internal rifts” are necessarily deleterious. In fact such contestation within the leadership of a political party, reflecting different perspectives, could even be constructive. Continue reading

Dr. Chee Soon Juan And The Oslo Freedom Forum: The View From The Ground?

Last week, the Huffington Post published an open letter (here) penned by the founder of the Human Rights Foundation, asking for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to grant Dr. Chee Soon Juan approval to leave Singapore to participate at the Oslo Freedom Forum. I thought the issue was a wholly legal one (correct me if … Continue reading

In Retrospect Rhetorically: Why Aljunied Was Won (And Lost)

Campaigning was then imperative to sway the swing voters. The following points will categorically expound upon what I personally thought influenced decisions; though I will venture to opine that although the national sentiment was decidedly against the PAP, strategic propositions on the part of the WP secured the eventual victory for the latter. Continue reading

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