TOC Somehow Raises $41,000 For GE Coverage

220 contributors and $41,000 in donations is pretty impressive Alternative news site The Online Citizen started a fundraiser on 16 February, in preparation for the upcoming General Elections (GE) which they believe to be this year. According to The Opinion Collaborative Ltd, which The Online Citizen is part of, they do...

Veteran Chiam See Tong Will Not Be Running For GE2015

The 80-year-old makes clear that he is not retiring The Singapore People's Party (SPP) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) finally revealed their joint team for Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency Sunday morning (30 Aug), but the focus wasn't entirely on them. Instead, everybody was more concerned on what a certain stroke-addled 80-year-old...

Civil Service Sector To Stop Discrimination Against Non-Degree Holders

Government makes good on not needing a degree in Singapore For as long as anyone can remember, the focus in the workforce has always been about having a degree -- and the civil service sector is one of the biggest offenders. A graduate degree holder automatically receives a higher rank than a...

Politics In 5 Minutes: Political Parties And Their Social Media Movements, 29 August

Counting down; 3 days to Nomination Day; 13 days to Polling Day. Yesterday, we reported about the various parties' social media happenings here. What could they be up to today? People's Action Party PAP launched its manifesto today. https://www.facebook.com/pap.sg/videos/1099530673391665/ They also "pledge to continue to work with you, for you, and for Singapore". https://www.facebook.com/pap.sg/videos/1099164390094960/ Can the PAP "keep...

ELD Just Made General Election Processes Rather Different

With Opposition parties rather quiet, ELD unveils their efforts to improve election processes As if things weren't already exciting enough with the People's Action Party's (PAP) candidate presentations,the Elections Department (ELD) today (20 Aug) announced enhancements to election processes. Source In a press release, ELD says the changes are part of their "ongoing...

Sample Counts Of Votes Will Reveal Results Sooner For 2015 General Election

Singaporeans will be able to know GE results earlier than previous election No more waiting past midnight just for the results. Singaporeans can now get an indication of the expected results on the polling date (11 Sep) this upcoming General Election (GE). The Elections Department (ELD) announced that there will be...

74-Year-Old Goh Chok Tong Still Wants To Stand For The Coming General Election

He heeds the call of the people as always! Today (4 August), Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong revealed the team that the PAP will likely field in the Marine Parade GRC on MParader that contains a pleasant surprise. Nope, the absence of Member of Parliament (MP) Tin Pei Ling and the...

DPM Tharman Sheds Light On “Secret” Ministerial Committees While Urging Trust In Government

DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam Speaks Up On Ministerial Committees Much has been said about the alleged secretive ministerial committee that was set up over the fate of 38 Oxley Road. Following Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Teo Chee Hean’s statement and Minister for Law K. Shanmugam’s Facebook post defending the integrity of this...

Kenneth Jeyaretnam Demands For Tanjong Pagar By-Election

The man says it's unconstitutional to dawdle for more than 3 months In a blog post first published 13 April, Reform Party chief Kenneth Jeyaretnam expressed and explained the pressing need to call for a by-election in Tanjong Pagar. MustShareNews breaks his blog post down into 5 bite-sized points. 1. The death...

Uber Driver Shirwin Eu Fails Second Bid To Be A Member of Parliament To...

Why doesn’t this guy ever learn his lesson?   Today (27 Apr), it is confirmed that Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) Dr Chee Soon Juan will be heading in a straight contest against People’s Action Party’s Murali Pillai, also affectionately known as “Ah Mu” in the coming Bukit Batok by-election. Meanwhile, lesser-known...

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