Two images pop up every time I think about GE2020 – for very different reasons. One shows Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh talking to the camera on the last day of election campaigning and the other is that of Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, fumbling his speech on Nomination Day.
Veteran journalist PN Balji asks why no one in government spotted the flaw in Vivian Balakrishnan's promise that TraceTogether data would only be used for contact tracing.
I thought with the fourth generation leaders at the helm, the PAP would conduct the GE more sensibly with refreshing strategies, away from gutter politics of the past. But it was disappointing to see them rely on old methods which I felt made the campaign toxic.
Cherian George and Donald Low argue that the Sengkang Dividend from GE2020 can only be realised if leaders and citizens step forward to support a more participatory and deliberative democracy.
Despite the regulations in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic, young writer Sean Lim still enjoyed the build-up to this year's election.
Cherian George and Donald Low reflect on a negative campaign that could leave many Singaporeans disaffected and the country less prepared for the post-pandemic challenges ahead.
Veteran journalist PN Balji argues that pride played the biggest part in former Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang's decision to step down.
Veteran journalist Bertha Henson argues that the PAP shouldn’t just throw around this “need for strong and clear mandate’’. What does it mean by it?
A first-time voter says he believes that each General Election allows Singaporeans to make a stand about the type of social contract we want.
A meatier political broadcast will go far to educate residents on the importance of town council work which, after all, collects service and conservancy fees from them.
SINGAPORE — With the world being slowly consumed by the battle against COVID-19, sports seems less and less important, and more and more ridiculous, says Chia Han Keong.
Businesses cannot wait. They need to consider how their sales and operations may be disrupted by the virus outbreak, and activate business continuity plans.
SINGAPORE — The Progress Singapore Party should look to the general election to be held by 2025, not 2020, as its real test, veteran journalist PN Balji argues.
SINGAPORE — Veteran Singaporean journalist P N Balji argues that the government's use of a controversial anti-fake news law has gone into grey areas.
SINGAPORE — Call it a national pastime, a national hobby, even a national recreation. But stop calling football “Singapore's national sport” until it regains some semblance of competitiveness, says veteran sports journalist Chia Han Keong.
SINGAPORE — The SEA Games organisers owe it to the athlete contingent to ensure that the event is smoothly run, in order for the athletes to perform at their peak, argues veteran sports journalist Chia Han Keong.
There is a need for broader community-based intervention strategies in suicide-prevention campaigns, says Dr Mythily Subramaniam, Director, Research, at the Institute of Mental Health.
The CEO of Beam Mobility Alan Jiang welcomed banning e-scooters on footpaths in Singapore but urged the authorities to expand cycling infrastructure and embrace smart mobility solutions.
SINGAPORE — Fumbled. Blind-sided. Whichever sporting analogy you prefer, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat did it during the latest sitting of Parliament on Tuesday (5 November).
If I could pick the scariest costume imaginable for this Halloween it would have to be the “internet mob”, says Yahoo News Singapore news editor Dhany Osman.
SINGAPORE — Veteran journalist PN Balji argues that both the PAP and WP face a tricky path ahead of the elections, in the wake of the AHTC verdict.