POLITICS

AHPETC: WE ARE DISAPPOINTED WITH THE COURT'S DECISION ON OUR LUNAR NEW YEAR FAIR

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 November 2014 - 6:40pm

RESPONSE TO VERDICT IN NEA v AHPETC TRIAL: We are disappointed with the verdict but we will consult our lawyers on our legal options and do not rule anything out. PRITAM SINGH & PNG ENG HUAT


'PAP WILL ALWAYS BE ON THE SIDE OF SINGAPORE AND OF SINGAPOREANS'

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 November 2014 - 9:55pm

"Sixty years ago, 1,500 people gathered in this hall. There were union members - postmen, hospital attendants, public works employees, teachers, busmen, workers in trade and industry. There were white-collar office workers, there were students, and a wide spectrum of Singapore society - people of all races, speaking different languages - but come together for an important occasion.


UMNO YOUTH DELEGATE: DON’T BE TOO TOLERANT WITH NON-MUSLIMS

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 November 2014 - 10:45pm

An Umno Youth delegate today called on party members to rise up in response to non-Muslims who were growing bolder in challenging Malay sensitivities, adding that being too tolerant with them would see the end of Islam. Negri Sembilan Umno Youth information chief Shamsul Amri Mohd Kamal told delegates at the party's assembly that they must not fear defending their religion, and anyone who called them extreme for doing so should face police action.


PAP: WE ARE THE ONLY POLITICAL PARTY TO HOLD SINGAPORE TOGETHER

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 November 2014 - 10:05pm

We re-produce Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong's message in the PAP60, Forward Together book. He was also the party's Secretary-General from 1992 to 2004. The PAP has built a harmonious and cohesive nation, taking into account and balancing the diverse and sometimes conflicting beliefs, ideologies and interests of the people. It has accumulated strengths and experience to continue to chart a clear course forward and to forge consensus on the major issues facing Singapore.


SDP: "LEE HSIEN LOONG LIKE VERY SCARED LIKE THAT," RESIDENT SAYS

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 November 2014 - 8:54am

"I thought Lee Kuan Yew said nothing is free?" an elderly resident pointed out when we visited the Sembawang GRC on Sunday. "Then why Lee Hsien Loong giving out this and that? Like he's very scared like that." He was referring to the recent announcements of goodies that the Government made.


TAN CHUAN JIN: SOMETIMES IT MAKES MATTERS WORSE TO POST YOUR PROBLEMS ONLINE

THEREALSINGAPORE 23 November 2014 - 11:37am

This was first raised to me by an online site who posted the video interview by Marcus Tan or Mohd Bin Japar, and thereafter, a number of you sent various links to me asking me to do something about the injustices done to him. I was quite puzzled by the approach he took especially as the complaint had been sent to us to investigate. MOM followed up on the matter. Since then, the individual appears to have regretted taking the actions he did and has withdrawn his claims. But look at the hate that has been generated.


SINGFIRST: FOLLOWING YOUR HEART IS NOT ENOUGH!

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 November 2014 - 9:16pm

In line with the new Singaporeans First (SingFirst) logo of a head and a heart within, I thought it would be appropriate and timely to pen my thoughts on why following one’s heart is simply not enough. You need your heart and head to make rational and acceptable decisions.


SDP: WHAT SORT OF AN EDUCATION SYSTEM IS THIS?

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 November 2014 - 2:56pm

As this article is published, thousands of pupils would have gone back to school to collect their PSLE results. Some students will celebrate; others will be in tears, crushed in spirit. What sort of system inflicts such travesty on 12-year-olds? What sort of education do we have that treats academic performance like a trophy sport: Glory in victory and agony in defeat?


JOHOR ASSEMBLYMAN: STRIP CITIZENSHIP OF THOSE NOT WELL-VERSED IN MALAY

THEREALSINGAPORE 20 November 2014 - 8:53pm

An assemblyman caused a stir in the state assembly when he suggested that students who fail to master the national language be stripped of their citizenship. Datuk Dr Shahruddin Salleh (BN-Jorak) (pic) said many students were not able to master the language and this was even prevalent among the Malays.


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