Posts Tagged ‘elections’

It’s presidential election time, and Yawning Bread has an interesting observation: where is Lee Kuan Yew? Probably furious in the attic One person we did not hear from at all through this campaign was Lee Kuan Yew. Had he been muzzled? Or was he more furious with his own PAP and its preferred candidate than […]

With the opposition gaining seats in the general election, Lee Kuan Yew complains about the ungratefulness of youth.  ST: MINISTER Mentor Lee Kuan Yew gave his first – albeit indirect – assessment of the 2011 general election result on Sunday, remarking at a community event in Tanglin Halt that the younger generation ‘does not remember […]

Alex Au on Lee Kuan Yew’s correction.  Yawning Bread: When Lee Kuan Yew said, earlier this week, that he stood corrected over the remarks about Malays he made in the book Hard Truths, I thought to myself: That is the biggest sign of the People’s Action Party (PAP) getting election jitters yet. As someone very […]

Once again, the Malaysian media does a better job of reporting on Singapore’s politics than Singaporean media.  The Star: Elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew may not, for the first time in 51 years, take part in a general election – if one is called in the next six months as widely expected. WITH election buzz […]

Lee Kuan Yew polishes his crystal ball. CNA: Political leaders cannot be trained, but must be found and be people with passion, says Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. … “Many voters now tell us openly – “my family, three of us vote for you but two of us voted against you”. Just to let you […]

The Singapore Democratic Party notes the rumor that the PAP may call early elections next year.  They are not due until 2011, but the tanking economy means that it may be better to get them over with now than risk electoral carnage when the pain really hits, and as the SDP points out: Of course, […]