News & Announcements

  • WP TOWN COUNCILLORS FILE DEFENCE IN SUIT NO. HC/S 668/2017
    News, press release
    1. On 15 August 2017, our solicitors, M/S Tan Rajah & Cheah, filed and served our joint Defence in Suit No. HC/S 668/2017 (the “Suit”). 2. In the Suit, it has been alleged, amongst other things, that Ms Sylvia Lim and Mr Low Thia Khiang caused AHTC to enter into...
  • WP TOWN COUNCILLORS ACTED IN GOOD FAITH AND BEST INTERESTS OF RESIDENTS, WILL CONTEST LAWSUIT
    News, press release
      1. We confirm that we have received the Statement of Claim filed by the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council against us individually. 2. We have engaged M/s Tan Rajah and Cheah to defend the claim for the 1st to 5th Defendants. 3. In the suit against us, amongst other things, it is alleged...
  • MinLaw's Reply Did Not Address Two Key Points
    News, press release
    We refer to the Ministry of Law's reply on 22 January 2017 to our press statement on the Protection from Harassment Act. The Ministry of Law stated that it does not intend to amend the POHA to protect itself from harassment. We welcome this statement. However the Ministry has not stated if it...
  • WP cautions against amending the POHA to protect the government from harassment
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party welcomes the recent decision by the Court of Appeal in Attorney-General v Ting Choon Meng that government agencies such as MINDEF do not fall under the legal definition of “persons” under Section 15 of the Protection from Harassment Act (POHA). However, we are concerned by the Ministry...
  • Premature Speculation May Pervert the Course of Justice
    News, press release
      The press has asked The Workers' Party to comment on what Minister Shanmugam has said with regards to the AMKTC corruption case and the AHTC governance issue. Since CPIB is investigating the AMKTC case, we should let due process take its course and not jump to conclusions. When the July 2016...
  • Memories of Home at a Corner of Syed Alwi Road (Workers’ Party HQ)
    News
    In early 2015, we opened up the the Workers’ Party HQ at Syed Alwi Road for filmmaker Sun Koh to shoot for the Singapore Memory Project. Sun’s mother, Mdm Chen, used to live at the premises. We took the opportunity to do a short interview with Mdm Chen to...
  • WP calls for more inclusive measures for Persons with Disabilities
    News, press release
      The Workers’ Party commemorates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. It is a day to reflect on the achievements of the community in overcoming barriers. It is also a day to remind ourselves of the incredible spirit of the families, caregivers and VWOs who have worked tirelessly for the...
  • Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice – 5 Treats You’ll Want To Have This Deepavali
    News
    Deepavali, or the Festival of Lights, is an important day for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains in Singapore. It is a day of feasting as families welcome visitors into their households, never without a delectable spread of festive goodies to enjoy. Apart from savoury favourites like Murukku, Indian sweetmeats are...
  • Homelessness in Singapore: How much do you know?
    Faisal Manap, family, News, social mobility
    This is Home truly, where I know I must be, Where my dreams wait for me, where the river always flows. - Home (Lyrics by Dick Lee)   Singapore will always be Home truly. But how much do you know about the homeless in our Home? Thanks to questions filed in Parliament by...
  • The Workers' Party Calls on the Government to Disallow Online Betting
    gambling, News, press release
      The Workers’ Party notes with concern the applications from Singapore Pools and Singapore Turf Club (STC) to launch online betting services. There are no lack of legal gambling venues in Singapore, including the two casinos and hundreds of outlets accepting bets for Singapore Pools and STC. When the government decided to clamp down on remote gambling in 2014, it...
  • The Workers' Party calls for our national paralympians to receive the same prize awards as their able-bodied counterparts
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party would like to congratulate our paralympians Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh for clinching Singapore’s first gold medal and a bronze medal at the Rio Paralympic Games. Ms. Yip broke her own world record by more than two seconds. Our paralympians deserve the same respect and value...
  • Prompt Public Notification of Zika Cases Important
    News, press release
    The Workers' Party notes with concern the confirmation of 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection. We express our solidarity with all persons affected by the Zika virus and we wish all patients a speedy recovery. Prompt public notification of Zika cases is important so that members of the...
  • Statement on the Debate in Parliament on the Administration of Justice (Protection) Act
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party believes that Parliament has an important role to play in scrutinising and improving laws in their draft form. This process is key to a functioning parliamentary democracy. We are glad to have had the opportunity to debate the Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill in some detail, and...
  • 5.1 Places To Cherish This National Day Before They're Gone For Good
    News
    Although our urban landscape is ever-changing, along the way, we find that the spaces we live, play and work in help shape our identity as Singaporeans. As we celebrate 51 years of Independence, here's a look at a few of the places we're already missing this National Day. 1. ROCHOR...
  • Get to the root cause of systemic lapses flagged by AGO
    News, press release
    The Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) has highlighted multiple lapses in public sector spending and governance totalling tens of millions of dollars. The Workers’ Party (WP) believes these are matters of grave public concern and should be adequately addressed by the Government. Of particular concern are recurring lapses taking place under...
  • Feast On This @ Marine Parade GRC
    News
    Food, glorious food, is definitely a quintessential part of the Singaporean DNA. We Singaporeans love our food and many of us will travel from one end of the island to another for the best Roti Prata or the most scrumptious Nasi Lemak. We embarked on a food trail in heritage-rich...
  • Workers' Party Media Statement on the new MRT Rail Financing Framework and Buyout of SMRT by Temasek
    Dennis Tan, News, transport
    The Workers' Party views the new rail financing framework for SMRT as a step in the right direction. It is a long overdue corrective to a major policy mistake. This move corrects the mistaken course taken by the government in the year 2000 when MRT operations were privatised, which created...
  • Recall of Defective Trains to China for Repair
    daniel goh, Dennis Tan, Faisal Manap, Leon Perera, News, pritam singh, transport
    The Workers’ Party is very concerned with the revelation of manufacturing defects in some of the trains used by the MRT, leading to 26 of these trains being shipped back to China for repair or replacement. Major issues affecting our public transport system should be discussed publicly. Five of The...
  • From Our Past Kampongs To Our Last – Hari Raya Through The Decades
    News
      In modern day Singapore, on the occasion of Hari Raya, we often see our Malay friends decked out in colourful traditional outfits, visiting relatives amidst much feasting.  But how was Hari Raya celebrated in the past, when Malay kampongs were numerous and found in many parts of the...
  • The Workers' Party Expresses Condolences to the People of All Countries Recently Affected by Terror Attacks
    News, press release
    The Workers' Party expresses our condolences to the people and guests of Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iraq, Lebanon, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Yemen who have all recently been affected by the horror of terrorism. The recent escalation of these unacceptable hate crimes are an affront to our common humanity, regardless of...
  • The Workers' Party Wishes Everyone A Happy SAF Day
    News
      The Workers’ Party wishes all Singaporeans, NSmen and active service men and women a very happy SAF Day. Although Singaporeans may hold different political perspectives out of uniform, SAF Day is a solemn reminder of our commitment to defend the sovereignty of Singapore and the Constitution as one united...
  • How to emerge a victorious foodie this Ramadan
    News
    Craving for a few festive bites, yet tired of jostling with the crowd at the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar? Head further east for the Tampines Ramadan Bazaar, and refer to our tips on how to navigate the bazaar like a champ. You are in for a visual and gastronomical...
  • The Workers' Party's Perspective on Brexit
    News, press release
    Brexit is not only about the United Kingdom and the European Union. It is a sobering reminder about the shortcomings and limits of globalisation, the scale of immigration, how quickly the poison of racism and xenophobia can shape the public discourse, the perceptions and prospects of locals losing good...
  • Office Bearers of The Workers’ Party for the Term of 2016 to 2018
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party (WP) held its first Central Executive Council (CEC) meeting on 7 June 2016 following the election of the CEC on 29 May 2016. The office bearers of the Workers’ Party elected for the term of 2016 to 2018 are as follows: Chairman: Ms Sylvia Lim Swee Lian Vice-Chairman: Mr Muhamad...
  • Statement on "Cooling Off Day" Investigations
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party is concerned about the manner in which the current investigations into alleged violations of “Cooling Off Day” regulations are reportedly being conducted. We understand from the public record that other individuals or entities who were reported for similar violations in the past were not known to have...
  • The Workers' Party CEC Election 2016
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party held its Conference of Organisers on 29 May 2016. The Organising Members elected the following as Party Chairman and Secretary-General: Chairman: Ms Sylvia Lim Swee Lian (林瑞莲), 51 Secretary-General: Mr Low Thia Khiang (刘程强), 59 The following 12 members were elected to the Central Executive Council (CEC): Mr Chen Show Mao...
  • Why you should care about this change to the Law the Government just made: Government Proceedings Act
    justice, law, News
    For many Singaporeans, what goes on in Parliament can be a bit perplexing at times. With our jobs, studies and family keeping us busy, we might have precious little time to spare pondering over Parliamentary affairs. Nevertheless, it is worth understanding what goes on in Parliament, as its debates and...
  • The Workers' Party's Submission to the Constitutional Commission Secretariat on the Elected Presidency
    News
    On 21 March 2016, the Workers' Party (WP) set out its position on the office of the Elected President (EP) and the current review. In its submission to the Constitutional Commission Secretariat, WP reiterated the call to abolish the office of the EP, which has been the party's position on the...
  • Deepest Condolences to the Families of the Two SMRT Workers
    News
    The Workers' Party offers our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the two SMRT maintenance workers, Nasrulhudin Najumudin and Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari, who passed away in an accident earlier today. We are greatly saddened that the two workers had died in the line of duty. This accident tragically...
  • Celebrating CNY – Same Festival, Different Styles
    News
    This Chinese New Year, we chatted up a pioneer generation Singaporean, an overseas graduate and a non-Chinese Singaporean on how they’ll be ushering in the Year of the Monkey. Cooking up a big CNY lunch to feed 30 66 year-old Mdm Diana Khoo certainly looks energetic for her age as...
  • Chinese New Year Survival Guide
    News
    Abrand new year in the Chinese lunar calendar is upon us. As we usher in the Year of the Monkey with merrymaking and lots of good food, here are a few tips to help you tide through the busy celebratory days ahead.   1. For the hosts with the most to...
  • WP Files Motion on NCMP Seat Offered to Lee Li Lian
    News
    The Workers' Party filed a Parliamentary motion on 15 January 2016 to have the Non-Constituency Member of Parliament seat offered to Ms Lee Li Lian be declared vacant and for Associate Professor Daniel Goh Pei Siong to take up the seat. The motion was filed by Mr Low Thia Khiang,...
  • The Workers' Party Condemns Jakarta Attacks
    News
    The Workers' Party strongly condemns the deadly bomb attacks in Jakarta earlier today. We hope the perpetrators will be brought to justice soon and fully support the Singapore government's assistance to the Indonesian government. We would like to express our deepest condolences to the victims and their families, and to the...
  • Planting a Greener Aljunied-Hougang Town
    chen show mao, Faisal Manap, News
    Planting a Greener Aljunied-Hougang Town On a sunny Boxing Day morning, Workers’ Party parliamentarians were seen “working the ground”, literally, at a park in Aljunied-Hougang Town. On 26 December 2015, Aljunied GRC MPs, Sylvia Lim, Chen Show Mao and Muhamad Faisal Abdul Manap, together with NCMPs Leon Perera and Dennis Tan,...
  • A Season of Goodwill - Paying It Forward this Christmas with the Workers' Party
    low thia khiang, News, png eng huat
    A Season of Goodwill - Paying It Forward this Christmas with the Workers' Party In this season of goodwill, the Workers’ Party celebrated Christmas with residents by giving back to the community. We bring you insights on the Hougang Constituency Education Trust (HCET) award ceremony and the WP Youth Wing’s Festive...
  • Gerald Giam Answering Media Queries on Expired Rail Assets
    News
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc8s6f712TQ "Sleepers were designed to be replaced 15 to 25 years after the start of operations. If you count from 1987, which was when the MRT started, 15 years would be 2002, 25 years would be 2012. Sleepers are not expected to be completely replaced until the end of 2016. That...
  • WP calls for transparent plan to renew expired rail assets
    News
    The Workers' Party calls on the government to do the following: 1. To ensure a proper rail assets renewal schedule is in place, to replace ageing rail assets before their end-of-life. 2. To introduce KPIs on the progress of maintenance and renewal of rail assets. 3. To update the public on the...
  • David Marshall and the Dawn of Meet-the-People Sessions in Singapore
    News, pritam singh
    David Marshall and the Dawn of Meet-the-People Sessions in Singapore The ties between the founder of the Workers' Party - David Marshall - and Meet-the-People Sessions (MPS) in Singapore are inextricably linked. On the 20th anniversary of his passing, we look back on how the MPS came to be, and how...
  • 10 Ways to Pay It Forward This Christmas
    News
    Christmas is a season of giving, and a time to share joy and happiness. Here are 10 ways you can pay it forward to spread some Yuletide cheer this holiday season. 1. Support a local children’s home This holiday season, do consider reaching out to those who live within our midst...
  • IRC report shows escalation and notification process was flawed and needs overhaul
    News, press release
    We thank the Review Committee for their hard work in producing a detailed and professional report. The report identifies gaps in the infection control procedures for Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) at SGH, as well as in the national system for notification, escalation and response. For example: blood specks infected with Hepatitis C...
  • Shedding Light on Lighting Lamps - How We Celebrate Deepavali
    News, pritam singh
    With Deepavali celebrations in Aljunied GRC just over and with preparations underway in Hougang SMC, we caught up with MP-elect Pritam Singh and WP grassroots activist Misra Ramakant to learn more about how they celebrate the Festival of Lights.   Pritam Singh MP-elect (Aljunied GRC) Do you celebrate Deepavali? Pritam: Yes I do, but...
  • The Workers' Party Condemns Paris Attacks
    News
    The Workers' Party strongly condemns the heinous terrorist attacks in Paris, France last night. We stand in agreement with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong that this is an attack on our shared humanity. We would like to express our deepest condolences to the victims and their families, and to the people...
  • 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Deepavali
    News
    10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Deepavali The Workers’ Party wishes all Hindus a Happy Deepavali and many good returns! Deepavali, or Diwali as the Northern Indians call it, is also known as the Festival of Lights. This festival is celebrated by Hindus in Singapore. Marking the victory of good...
  • Happy 58th Birthday Workers' Party!
    News
    Today is the 58th anniversary of the inauguration of the Worker's Party (WP). The WP was inaugurated on 3 November 1957 with the founding principles of merdeka (independence), parliamentary democracy, and socialism. Let's celebrate this joyous occasion by reflecting on these words of wisdom by the party's first chaiman, Singapore's...
  • NCMP-elect Leon Perera responds to queries on WP's call for a COI on the Hep C cluster
    News
    "We do not feel that it is necessary or helpful to have a two-step process. We have had Committees of Inquiry in the past, for example the Little India riots and the MRT breakdowns and other previous committees where we have not had a non-COI committee to investigate and...
  • Set Up Committee to Address Persistent Perceptions of Racial Discrimination
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party welcomes the signing of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) on October 19, 2015 and its expected ratification in 2017. The Workers’ Party strongly believes in the aspirations laid out in the National Pledge, and Singaporeans should continually better...
  • Further Response to Ministry of Health's (MOH) Press Secretary
    News, press release
    We thank the MOH for its latest reply on this issue. All Singaporeans have a stake in an effective healthcare system. Everyone should feel confident that the risk of serious infection in our public healthcare facilities is at an absolute minimum. We note that both MOH statements on Sunday 25...
  • Response to Ministry of Health's (MOH) Press Secretary
    News, press release
    I would like to respond to the MOH reply to our earlier press statement today. We thank the MOH for their reply to our statement calling for a COI on the Hep C infection cluster at SGH. The last sentence of the MOH statement refers to "whatever allegations it (the Workers'...
  • THE WORKERS’ PARTY CALLS FOR A COMMITTEE OF INQUIRY ON THE HEPATITIS C CLUSTER AT SGH
    News, press release
    THE WORKERS’ PARTY CALLS FOR A COMMITTEE OF INQUIRY ON THE HEPATITIS C CLUSTER AT SGH The Workers’ Party welcomes the broadening of the remit of the independent review committee to include review of MOH’s procedures and actions. Drawing the right lessons from the outbreak of the Hepatitis C virus infections...
  • WP Queries Delay In Hep C Outbreak Announcement
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party extends its deepest condolences to the affected families and friends of the four patients who passed away since the outbreak of the Hepatitis C virus infections at the renal ward of the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) that affected 22 patients.   It was reported SGH had been aware...
  • Three New Faces Join WP’s Leadership
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party has inducted three new members into its Central Executive Council (CEC). They are Mr Mohamed Fairoz Shariff, 36; Mr Foo Seck Guan, Kenneth, 38; and Mr Leon Perera, 45. This decision was made at the monthly meeting of the CEC on 6 October 2015, pursuant to Article...
  • Decisions by the Workers’ Party on NCMP positions
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party’s Central Executive Council (CEC) met on 15 September 2015 to discuss the Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) seats offered to our candidates for General Election 2015. As six Workers’ Party candidates have been elected to Parliament in General Election 2015, the law allows for the three candidates...
  • Assembly Centre @ Hougang Stadium, Fri, 11th Sep, 8pm
    News, press release
    Assemble with us as we await the polling results! Hougang Stadium 100 Hougang Ave 2 8pm Friday, 11 September Come down with your flags and umbrellas to show your support for the Workers' Party!
  • Response to PAP Flyer on $22.5m Sinking Fund
    News, press release
    It has also come to our attention that the PAP has been circulating a flyer stating that the sinking fund of $22.5 million which was transferred to Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) is "now unaccounted for". The statement is incorrect and a malicious attempt at discrediting the Workers' Party. The...
  • Response to Charles Chong's Press Release on 9 September 2015 on Punggol East SMC'S Funds
    News, press release
    We refer to Mr Charles Chong’s press release dated 9 September 2015, where he accused the Workers’ Party of misquoting him on the issue of the $1m surplus in Punggol East’s funds. We attach a copy of the Lianhe Zaobao article dated 28 August 2015, which Mr Low Thia Khiang...
  • Empower Your Future, Vote Workers' Party!
    News, Social Content
    The highs, the lows, the hustling, the support, and heart-wrenching moments. We bring you highlights and special moments from our campaign so far. We also want to take this opportunity to thank all our supporters and volunteers, we couldn't have done it without you. Vote Workers' Party, Empower Your Future! Special...
  • WP Rally @ Bedok Stadium, 9 Sep, 7-10pm
    News
    Rally for East Coast GRC & Fengshan SMC! Bedok Stadium 1 Bedok North Street 2 7pm-10pm Wednesday, 9th Sept Come down with your flags and umbrellas to show us your support for the final Workers' Party Rally this GE2015!
  • Punggol East SMC Financial Statements for the Financial Period 01 April 2013 - 30 April 2013
    News
    Download the Punggol East SMC Financial Statements for the Financial Period 01 April 2013 to 31 April 2013 here.
  • PE SMC Merger Accounts
    News, press release
    On 6 September 2015, Dr Ng Eng Hen said that the PAP would issue a “definitive clarification” in response to WP’s question posed at the rally on 5 September 2015. To date, we have not received any clarification. We wish to put on record the following matters. On 28...
  • WP Rally @ Serangoon Stadium, 8 Sep, 7-10pm
    News
    Rally for Aljunied GRC Serangoon Stadium 33 Yio Chu Kang Rd 7pm-10pm Tuesday, 8th Sept Come down with your flags and umbrellas to show us your support!
  • WP Rally @ Ubi Ave 1, 7 Sep, 7-10pm
    News
    Rally for Marine Parade GRC and MacPherson SMC Field opposite Blk 344 Ubi Ave 1 7pm-10pm Monday, 7th Sep Come down with your flags and umbrellas to show us your support!
  • WP Rally @ Simei Road, 6 Sep, 7-10pm
    News
    Rally for East Coast GRC and Fengshan SMC Field in front of Blk 155 Simei Road 7pm-10pm Sunday, 6th Sep Come down with your flags and umbrellas to show us your support!  
  • WP Rally @ Punggol Field Walk, 5 Sep, 7-10pm
    News
    Rally for Punggol East SMC and Sengkang West SMC! Field in front of Blk 128C Punggol Field Walk 7pm-10pm Saturday, 5th Sep Come down with your flags and umbrellas to show us your support!
  • WP's First Party Political Broadcast
    News
    ICYMI: Daniel Goh delivered the Workers' Party's first political broadcast last evening. "Your vote is a signal to the ruling party that it cannot do what it wants without taking you seriously." ‪#‎wpsg‬ ‪#‎GE2015‬ ‪#‎EmpowerYourFuture‬    
  • WP Rally @ Yishun Stadium, 4 Sep, 7-10pm
    News
    Rally with us in Nee Soon GRC! Yishun Stadium 103 Yishun Ave 1 7pm-10pm Friday, 4th Sep Come down with your flags and umbrellas to show us your support!
  • WP Rally @ Boon Keng Road, 3 Sep, 7-10pm
    News
    Rally with us in Jalan Besar GRC! Field in front of Blk 4 Boon Keng Road 7pm-10pm Thursday, 3rd Sep Come down with your flags and umbrellas to show us your support!  
  • WP Rally @ Hougang, 2 Sep, 7-10pm
    News
    Rally with us in Hougang SMC! Field in front of Blk 837 Hougang Central 7pm-10pm Wednesday, 2nd Sep Come down with your flags and umbrellas to show us your support!  
  • Join us on Nomination Day!
    News
    It’s Nomination Day tomorrow! If you’d like to show your support to our candidates, don a blue shirt and head down to the following locations by 11am to cheer them on. Aljunied GRC and Sengkang West SMC Raffles Institution Albert Hong Hall Raffles Institution Lane Singapore 575954 East Coast GRC, Fengshan SMC and Punggol East...
  • FY1415 Chairman's Review
    News
    THE YEAR IN PERSPECTIVE It is with satisfaction that Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) presents this annual report enclosing its audited accounts for Financial Year (FY) 2014/15. This report is significant for several reasons. First, the audited financial statements for the year are filed on time, and less than two months...
  • Sylvia Lim's Second Open Letter to Residents
    News
    SECOND OPEN LETTER TO RESIDENTS OF ALJUNIED-HOUGANG-PUNGGOL EAST TOWN Dear Residents, In my First Open Letter to you in June 2015, I explained three main points concerning various allegations made against Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC).  These were: 1. AHPETC does not and cannot reserve contracts for “friends” due to the public...
  • RESPONSE TO MND’S LETTER ON FMSS’ ACCOUNTS
    News
    RESPONSE TO MND’S LETTER ON FMSS’ ACCOUNTS 29 August 2015 To: Mr Han Kok Juan Senior Director (Housing) Ministry of National Development Dear Mr Han, FMSS’ ACCOUNTS We refer to your letter, received today. We are appalled at the series of careless accusations made by your Ministry against Aljunied Hougang Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC). It is...
  • Launch of WP News App
    News
    The WP News App is a platform for WP members, volunteers, supporters and all Singaporeans to conveniently keep updated about the latest news about WP. Key features: - Read the latest news stories from WP, including press statements, MPs' and election candidates' speeches, feature stories and more. - Share news stories with...
  • WP Unveils First Four Candidates
    News
    The Workers' Party kicked off its campaign by introducing four new candidates, Dylan Ng Foo Eng, Koh Choong Yong, Daniel Goh Pei Siong, and Redzwan Hafidz Abdul Razak.   Find out more about them in our Candidates page.
  • AHPETC Able to Fulfil Sinking Fund Obligations with Grants (Media Release 17 Aug 2015)
    News
    "DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam claimed that even if the operating grant withheld by the Ministry of National Development (MND) for FY 14/15 is paid in its entirety into AHPETC’s Sinking Funds, it would not be sufficient to comply with AHPETC’s sinking fund obligations for the financial year. This is incorrect. Despite the...
  • All elected MPs to stay in their constituencies - Sylvia Lim
    News
    "While all the MPs will be assisting all the candidates in the areas that we've announced, the Aljunied GRC team will remain intact to contest the coming GE. It is meaningful for us to remain as a team to seek their mandate for the next term. All the elected MPs...
  • Statement on MacPherson SMC and Marine Parade GRC
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party (WP) thanks the National Solidarity Party for announcing its decision not to contest in MacPherson SMC and Marine Parade GRC early. WP will continue to focus on its preparations and campaign on the 10 constituencies announced. Sylvia Lim Chairman, The Workers’ Party 10 August 2015
  • WP to contest in 5 GRCs and 5 SMCs in the coming GE
    News
    Secretary General of The Workers' Party Mr Low Thia Khiang addresses the media today, and indicated the party's interest in contesting in Marine Parade GRC, MacPherson SMC, as well as the areas WP has contested before. "As a matter of principle, The Workers' Party will contest where we have contested...
  • WP Statement on NSEWL MRT Breakdown
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party is deeply worried over the 3.5 hour disruption of train services along the entire stretch of both the North-South and East-West MRT lines on 7 July 2015. The severe inconvenience caused to an estimated quarter-of-a-million commuters during the evening rush hour makes this the most serious...
  • Office Bearers of the Workers’ Party for the Term of 2014 to 2016
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party (WP) held its first Central Executive Council (CEC) meeting on 5 August 2014 following the election of the CEC on 27 July 2014. The office bearers of the Workers’ Party elected for the term of 2014 to 2016 are as follows: Chairman: Ms Sylvia Lim Swee Lian Vice-Chairman: Mr...
  • Workers’ Party CEC Election 2014
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party held its Conference of Organisers on 27 July 2014 at the Party Headquarters on Syed Alwi Road. The Organising Members elected the following as Party Chairman and Secretary-General: Chairman: Ms Sylvia Lim Swee Lian (林瑞莲), 49 Secretary-General: Mr Low Thia Khiang (刘程强), 57 The following 12 members were elected to the Central Executive Council...
  • WP’s statement on MediShield Life Review Committee’s recommendations
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party welcomes the MediShield Life Review Committee’s recommendations on MediShield Life. Many of the recommended enhancements to the MediShield health insurance scheme have been articulated by Workers’ Party MPs in Parliament as well as by many Singaporeans over the years. These include adjusting co-payments and claim limits...
  • WP May Day 2014 Message: Value the contributions of mature workers
    News, press release
    LABOUR Day is the day we honour the hardworking men and women who provide for our families and power the wheels of our economy. Singapore has one of the most competitive and skilled workforces in the world. The progress of our economy and our nation has been built on...
  • Workers’ Party Statement on Public Transport Fare Review Exercise
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party (WP) welcomes the new and enhanced concession schemes to make public transport more affordable for people with disabilities, senior citizens, low-wage workers, students and full-time national servicemen. These groups will finally enjoy some overdue relief for their travel needs, for which the public and the WP...
  • WP Statement on the Little India Riot
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party wishes a speedy recovery to the Home Team officers and other victims who were injured during the riot in Little India on Sunday 8 December 2013, and we extend our condolences to the family of the deceased traffic accident victim, Mr Sakthivel Kumaravelu. We believe that the...
  • Current hijab discussion should not be politicised; Dialogue with uniformed professions urged
    News, press release
    WP is committed to the ideal of a multi-racial and multi-cultural Singapore where citizens of all faiths and races have the right to practice their religion as fully as possible in harmony with all the communities. We value diversity in unity, and believe that the understanding and embracing of...
  • Clarifications by WP MPs on FMSS during Town Councils debate in Parliament
    News, press release
    During the debate in Parliament on Town Councils on 13 May 2013, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan made several remarks about the Workers’ Party (WP), Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) and AHPETC’s managing agent (MA), FM Solutions and Services Pte Ltd (FMSS). Ms Sylvia Lim (Chairman of the WP...
  • Town Council Management – What is really at stake
    News, press release, sylvia lim
    16 May 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TOWN COUNCIL MANAGEMENT – WHAT IS REALLY AT STAKE During the debate in Parliament on Town Councils on 13 May 2013, Parliament discussed the controversial sale of the Town Council Management System (TCMS) to Action Information Management Pte Ltd (AIM), a company wholly-owned by the PAP,...
  • The Workers’ Party Labour Day Message 2013
    News, press release
    Every year, Labour Day serves to remind us that the economic progress we have achieved as a nation would not have been possible without our workers’ immense contributions and sacrifices. Today, we pay a special tribute to our Singaporean workers, who are well-regarded around the world for their hard...
  • WP votes for a Sustainable Singapore
    News, population white paper, press release
    For the last one week, Parliament debated the motion to endorse the Government’s White Paper on Population entitled “A Sustainable Population for a Dynamic Singapore”. The Workers’ Party MPs voted against the Amended Motion in Parliament today.  Although the Amended Motion captures some of the Workers’ Party’s concerns about the...
  • MP Sylvia Lim introduces Lee Li Lian as Candidate for Punggol East By-Election
    News, press release
    INTRODUCTION OF CANDIDATE FOR PUNGGOL EAST BY-ELECTION 2012 Thank you for coming. Today it’s my pleasure to introduce WP’s candidate for Punggol East. She actually requires little introduction to the Punggol East residents, as she contested there as our candidate in GE 2011. Lee Li Lian grew up in Lorong Lew Lian and...
  • Punggol East By-Election Candidate Introduction – Lee Li Lian
    News, press release
    My name is Lee Li Lian. I’m the eldest of three daughters and I grew up in a HDB 3 room flat in Lor Lew Lian. I’m happily married to a Telecommunications Consultant. In the last GE2011, I was honoured to be chosen as the candidate for Punggol East SMC. It...
  • WP ready to offer a choice to voters of Punggol East SMC
    News, press release, punggol east by-election
    The Workers’ Party has noted the announcement today that the Speaker of Parliament, Mr Michael Palmer, has resigned from the People’s Action Party. By virtue of Article 46 of the Constitution, Mr Palmer’s Parliamentary seat for Punggol East Single Member Constituency (SMC) has become vacant. In order that the residents of...
  • Public interest must always come first: Workers’ Party
    News, press release, transport
    The Workers’ Party is concerned about the Transport Minister’s suggestion on 6 December 2012 that bus fares may increase so as to improve the pay of bus drivers in Singapore. It is unfortunate that the Minister has made this statement so soon after the SMRT bus drivers’ strike over...
  • WP statement on bus drivers’ strike: SMRT must address workers’ grievances better
    manpower and employment, News, press release, transport
    The Workers’ Party has been following with great concern the unfolding events surrounding the strike by SMRT bus drivers on 26-27 November 2012. As a result of the strike, some bus services were disrupted and commuters suffered inconveniences on our already-crowded public transport network. This is the first strike in...
  • Workers’ Party’s statement on the film “Innocence of Muslims”
    Faisal Manap, News, press release
    The Workers’ Party strongly rejects the amateur film “Innocence of Muslims”, which was uploaded on the Internet and has caused much furore globally. We consider the film repulsive and deplorable, as it denigrates a religious faith. Such expressions of disrespect have no place in a multiracial and multi-religious society...
  • Expulsion of Yaw Shin Leong from Party Membership
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party has expelled Yaw Shin Leong from the party with immediate effect. WP believes strongly in transparency and accountability, and expects no less from our party members, especially our Members of Parliament. Shin Leong has been accused of several indiscretions in his private life. By continuing not to account...
  • Changes In Workers’ Party Leadership
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party wishes to inform the public that at the monthly meeting of the Executive Council on Tuesday, 7 February 2012, the Council accepted the resignation of Yaw Shin Leong from the party leadership. Yaw Shin Leong will cease to be Treasurer of the Party with immediate effect. The...
  • WP’s statement on the Ministerial Salary Review Committee’s report
    ministerial salary, News, press release
    1.  The recommendations of the Committee to Review Ministerial Salaries (“the Committee”) are a step in the right direction towards grounding political leaders with a stronger sense of public service and mission. We hope that Ministers and Members of Parliament (MPs) will see political office primarily as a noble...
  • WP’s Statement on MRT service disruptions
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party is deeply concerned about the frequency of MRT train service disruptions along the North-South and East-West (NS-EW) lines and the Circle Line, which are managed by SMRT Corporation (SMRT). We are particularly dismayed by the scale of the service disruption between Marina Bay and Braddell MRT...
  • Workers’ Party position on the Internal Security Act
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party notes the Malaysian government’s proposal to repeal the Internal Security Act (ISA). The Workers’ Party manifestos, including the 2011 election manifesto, proposed the abolition of the ISA in Singapore. This repeal would destroy the prospect of any government using the wide ranging powers therein to curtail its...
  • SECOND MEDIA RELEASE ON PUBLIC SITES
    News, press release
    We welcome the decision by Peoples’ Association (PA) to lift the restriction imposed on permit applicants on who they can or cannot invite to functions at sites now controlled by the PA. The restriction had caused many Aljunied residents to feel torn and in an emotional dilemma. HDB and PA’s...
  • MEDIA RELEASE ON UNTRUE CLAIMS OF CURTAILMENT OF PAP GRASSROOTS ACTIVITIES IN
 HOUGANG SMC
    News, press release
    Background In 1991, when the Workers’ Party (WP) took over the management of the Hougang Town Council (HGTC), the first challenge it faced was to manage the common property in a fair and transparent manner by balancing the interests of all parties concerned. In response to complaints of noise pollution and...
  • Media Release on Use of Public Sites at Aljunied GRC
    News, press release
    This release seeks to enlighten the public about what transpired in the weeks after the May General Election, which has led to the current controversy about use of public spaces by residents of Aljunied GRC to organise events. Background Facts On 21 June 2011, the interim Secretary of Aljunied-Hougang Town Council...
  • Workers’ Party’s Statement on the Prime Minister’s National Day Rally Speech 2011
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party is pleased to note that the Prime Minister has addressed several areas of concern to Singaporeans, namely housing, education, jobs, healthcare costs and social safety nets. The Prime Minister acknowledged that infrastructure programmes, especially in the areas of housing and public transport, could not keep up with...
  • National Day Statement 2011 – Honouring Our First Generation
    News, press release
    Forty-six years is hardly a significant span of time. Yet in just this short period, Singapore has transformed from a young nation coping with the challenges of independence, to a developed economy and a vibrant metropolis. We can now marvel at our many accomplishments and accolades, and celebrate our...
  • Media release on MPs’ offices at void decks
    News, press release
    We refer to the announcement by the Ministry of National Development (MND) on 27 May 2011, that the Housing and Development Board (HDB) would henceforth permit void decks to be rented out to elected Members of Parliament for use as MPs’ offices to conduct Meet-the-People sessions (MPS) at the...
  • Overhauling Singapore’s public transport model
    News, press release, transport
    Market failures in public transport These are simplistic and tired old arguments about the virtues of private enterprises which fail to fully appreciate the economic reality of the public transport industry in Singapore. Firstly, taxpayers who do not take public transport already contribute to the provision of public transport in the...
  • RE-ORGANISATION OF WORKERS’ PARTY CEC
    News, press release
    The Workers’ Party (WP) held its first Central Executive Council (CEC) meeting post-General Election 2011 on Tuesday 7 June 2011. At the meeting, newly elected Members of Parliament (MPs) for Aljunied GRC, Mr Chen Show Mao and Mr Pritam Singh, as well as Non-constituency MP, Mr Yee Jenn Jong, were...
  • Letter to ST Forum from Mr Png Eng Huat (24 April 2011)
    Letters, News, png eng huat
    24 April 2011 (Sunday) To ST Forum Editor The Workers’ Party (WP) does not see the need to model our ‘First World Parliament’ theme after any country (‘The inconvenient truth about WP’s campaign slogan’, Apr 23). The simple truth is a First World government cannot exist without a First World parliament to...
  • Letter to ST Forum from Mr Gerald Giam
    gerald giam, Letters, News
    The Editor Straits Times Forum Dear Sir, I refer to Ms Indranee Rajah’s letter (‘WP’s fictional First World Parliament’, ST, 19 April). The Workers’ Party (WP) does not share Ms Rajah’s cynicism of democratic politics. The fact that WP’s vision of a First World Parliament does not model itself after any particular developed...
  • Letter to ST Forum from Ms Sylvia Lim
    Letters, News, sylvia lim
    To the ST Forum Editor Chen Show Mao I refer to the letter by Dr Ng Eng Hen entitled “Writer’s query on Chen reasonable, says PAP” (19 April). Voters have every right to scrutinize candidates. However, Dr Ng must know that, even before Chen Show Mao has been formally introduced as a...
  • Letter to ST Forum from Ms Sylvia Lim
    Letters, News, sylvia lim
    To ST Forum Editor, I refer to the letter by Ms Lee Hwai Jiin entitled `Full voting rights?  Sure, get elected’ (ST April 16). My comments on the different voting rights between Non-Constituency Members of Parliament (NCMPs) and elected MPs were made precisely to highlight that the two offices are not...
  • Letter to ST Forum from Ms Sylvia Lim
    Letters, News, sylvia lim
    Dear ST Forum Editor, First World Parliament I refer to the letter by Eugene Tan (ST 13 April) entitled: “UK, US? Give him a S’pore MP anyday”. In responding to the Workers’ Party’s (WP) campaign slogan “Vote Workers’ Party – Towards A First World Parliament”, the writer has misunderstood the term “First...
  • Letter to ST Forum from Mr Low Thia Khiang
    Letters, low thia khiang, News
    To: ST Forum Editor I refer to the letter by Benjamin Chow titled “About Chen: Time will tell”. Mr Chow has cast aspersions on Chen Show Mao, questioned his motives and concluded his letter with “only time will tell”. I agree that many things in life are proven by time. There is...
  • EBRC Report – Response to SM Goh Chok Tong
    News, press release
    We refer to the remarks by Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong (SM Goh) as reported in the Straits Times today, 28 Feb 2011. In attempting to re-cast the boundary changes to Aljunied GRC as more disadvantageous to the ruling party than the opposition, he stated that opposition candidates “have no...