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  • [The Angle] Bukit Batok by-Election: What could Shape the Campaign?

    By: IPS Editor | Apr 21, 2016 | Hits: 1304

    Dr Chee Soon Juan, the Secretary-General of the Singapore Democratic Party and a leading opposition politician, has declared that he will contest the Bukit Batok by-election on 7 May. Based on what he has said, his campaign will likely revolve around a few themes. First, the need for more opposition voices in Parliament. Second, convincing…..

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  • Slow Beginnings: WhatsApp as a Political Communication Tool

    By: IPS Editor | Apr 02, 2016 | Hits: 1551

    As the Bukit Batok by-election looms, one question that arises will be the impact of social media in the contest between the candidates – the People’s Action Party’s Murali Pillai and the Singapore Democratic Party’s chief Chee Soon Juan. In particular, will the role of WhatsApp be even greater than in the General Election (GE)…..

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  • [The Angle] Bukit Batok By-Election and the “Jurong Family” Factor

    By: IPS Editor | Mar 14, 2016 | Hits: 3753

    Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will deliver the Budget speech on 24 March, and Parliament is expected to complete its debate on the Budget on 15 April. This means that the Bukit Batok by-election, to replace David Ong, who resigned as the ward’s Member of Parliament and from the People’s Action Party two days ago,…..

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