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Election’s Swing Voters – Who Are They?

Election’s Swing Voters – Who Are They?

Many Singaporeans have commented that  the soon-coming election will be   a watershed one. Some have optimistically predicted that at least two group representative constituencies (GRC) and [...]

Rising Popularity of Socio-political Sites Feared by the Authorities

Rising Popularity of Socio-political Sites Feared by the Authorities

This article first appeared here on 11 Oct 2010. Written by: Gilbert Goh Netizens are abuzz with the latest saga arising from the recent  The New Paper (TNP) article on the real mastermind [...]

Why The Other 3 Tan’s Lost…

Why The Other 3 Tan’s Lost…

It was late and I stayed up all night to watch the result of the Presidential Election (PE). This was unusual as so far I have avoided all the  rallies and even political broadcasts from the  [...]

The Truth Behind Goh Meng Seng’s Political Step-down

The Truth Behind Goh Meng Seng’s Political Step-down

Many must be shell shocked by National Solidarity Party’s Secretary-General (SG) Mr Goh Meng Seng’s recent decision to step down from politics to take a 2-year political sabbatical break. [...]

Thoughts of a Opposition Party Candidate – A Watershed Election?

Thoughts of a Opposition Party Candidate – A Watershed Election?

I refer to the slew of articles and forum letters  recently published in the Straits Times regarding the resurgency of opposition politics. More than 80% of the total number of consituencies may [...]

Predominant Party System To End Soon In Singapore?

Predominant Party System To End Soon In Singapore?

This article first appeared here on Oct 8, 2010. Written by: Gilbert Goh As this year  draws to an end soon, I wondered if there is any other  year that is filled more with drama. From [...]

Online Interview with a Tampines GRC Gen Y Married Voter

Online Interview with a Tampines GRC Gen Y Married Voter

Thanks for allowing us to interview you Charlie  and please tell us abit about yourself. Hi Gilbert, I’m a Singaporean Citizen living in Tampines. Married with no kids. 32 this year and [...]

Online interview with a 26-year-old female voter

Online interview with a 26-year-old female voter

Response of online interview with a 26-year-old Singapore voter:- 1. Thanks for allowing us Rebecca to interview you online and please tell us a bit about yourself. I am a very average female [...]

Is the PAP finding it harder to recruit?

Is the PAP finding it harder to recruit?

By Seah Chiang Nee In a departure from recent history, the powerful People's Action Party (PAP) has found it hard to recruit talent from the private sector to stand as its election [...]

Online interview with a Tampines GRC voter

Online interview with a Tampines GRC voter

I have conducted an online interview with a Tampines GRC voter:- 1. Thanks Vincent for allowing us to interview you online and please tell us abit about youself. I am Singaporean. Married with [...]

Voter’s Cry: Have we lost our SOUL? Quality of Life Has Deteriorated

Voter’s Cry: Have we lost our SOUL?  Quality of Life Has Deteriorated

Many Singaporeans would readily agree with me that we are feeling increasingly disconnected from the Singapore we used to know, and the feeling of “home” is fast dissipating. We are also [...]

GE: ‘High-flyers shy away when the money is good’

GE: ‘High-flyers shy away when the money is good’

INSIGHT DOWN SOUTH BY SEAH CHIANG NEE The ruling PAP’s extensive efforts to recruit election candidates from the private sector, which included 200 ‘tea sessions,’ have not been that [...]

Major Leadership Failures of the PAP

Major Leadership Failures of the PAP

Lets ignore the well known incidents of Mas Selamat, Orchard Road floods and Youth Olympics. Lets just say those are clear cut displays of poor leadership and planning. No need to argue about [...]

Are our young Singaporean voters politically apathetic?

Are our young Singaporean voters politically apathetic?

Written by: Gilbert Goh I chanced upon a New Paper’s  article on 29 Mar and was intrigued by the findings on a survey of 1, 000 young voters. The survey found that 2 out of 5 young [...]

Rising cost of living the hottest issue for voters

Rising cost of living the hottest issue for voters

By Fann Sim The rising cost of living is the biggest worry for most Singaporeans in the run-up to the General Election (GE). That was one of the findings of a recent telephone survey conducted [...]

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