Tag: General Election

Tender for 150 polling booths put up by Elections Department with Oct 31 deadline

Singapore—Following the announcement by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong last Wednesday, September 4 that the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) had been formed, a tender has been put up by the Elections Department for 150 polling booths. The Elections Department is under the Prime Minister’s...

Ng Eng Hen: Would-be candidates for next GE should be getting ready early

Singapore—Since Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced on Wednesday, September 4, that the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) had been formed, the country has been abuzz with speculation as to who will be contesting in the next General Election (GE). As The Straits Times (ST) reports,...

Heng Swee Keat: ‘Cut from the same cloth’ as the Lee family?

Singapore—As talk of the upcoming General Election has heated up due to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s announcement on Wednesday, September 4, that the Electoral Boundaries Committee has officially been convened, extra attention is now being paid to the designated heir apparent, who was...

No more 6-member GRCs for next GE?

Singapore— The announcement on September 4 that the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) was convened last month is generally perceived to mark the first step towards the next General Election. And for the upcoming GE, some political analysts believe that the country is done with...

Jufrie Mahmood, “I have no choice but to campaign against…a party I once” belonged

Singapore—Former prominent opposition leader Mohamed Jufrie bin Mahmood posted a message on social media warning a party he once belonged to that if things did not change, he will have no choice “but to campaign against them, a party which I once belong to.” Mr...

Is the time ripe for PM Lee to call for the next GE?

Singapore—Speculations have arisen afresh that the time is ripe for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to call for the next General Election, although he actually has until April 2021 to do so. Current global economic conditions could be the deciding factor that would determine...

PAP is looking at a wide range of candidates for the next GE—Heng Swee Keat

Singapore—The country’s Deputy Prime Minister (DPM), Heng Swee Keat, said in an interview over the weekend that the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) is readying the party’s manifesto as well as narrowing down candidates for next general election (GE). For this, Mr Heng is...

PM Lee: Country should be ‘mentally prepared’ for possible fake news spreading in next GE

Singapore—In a recent media interview, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warned that fake news played a hand in recent elections in other countries, which is why he said that Singapore must be mentally prepared for the possibility of fake news in the upcoming general...

Tan Kin Lian dangles possibility of contesting in next GE, asks netizens for support

Singapore—Netizens may well be wondering what’s going on with Tan Kin Lian, who, in the past 24 hours, has tantalized his countrymen with the possibility of contesting in the next elections, if he gets enough “likes.” First, on Sunday afternoon, March 31, Mr Tan posted,...

Video of Chan Chun Sing blasting opposition for offering voters S$300 during election resurfaces, a day after Heng Swee Keat announces Bicentennial bonus

Some Singaporeans are sharing an old video of Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing blasting the opposition for offering voters $300 during the last election, a day after Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced the Bicentennial Bonus that will be given to all...