Tag: General Elections

Elections Dept apologises again over long queues, will conduct “thorough review”

Singapore -- The Elections Department Singapore (ELD) has issued another apology  about the long queues at polling stations on Polling Day last Friday (July 10). The long queues led to voting being extended by two hours, something which has never happened in any previous election. The ELD...

DPM Heng: “This election will be tough” but “PAP is up to this task”

SINGAPORE – During a Party Political Broadcast on July 2 (Thurs) the People’s Action Party and acting Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat spoke to the public about the upcoming elections that will be held on July 10. DPM Heng wrote...

Reform Party cedes West Coast GRC, making way for PSP’s Dr Tan Cheng Bock

In a commendable effort to uphold opposition unity, the Reform Party has announced that it has made a deal with Progress Singapore Party (PSP), agreeing to cede West Coast GRC in order to give way to PSP leader, Dr Tan Cheng Bock. The move...

Blogger mrbrown on Phase 2 “Rule of 5”: “Coincidentally, five is also the maximum size of a GRC team”

Singapore -- Local blogger Lee Kin Mun, better known as mrbrown, is known for his satirical take on sociopolitical issues that he publicises on his website. The start of Phase 2 (June 19) of the relaxation of circuit breaker measures allows people to meet in...

“Oops! I did it again,” Tan Chuan-Jin about visit to Chai Chee, becoming “first MP to (make) a Britney reference”

Singapore -- The Speaker of Parliament, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, who is also an MP in Marine Parade GRC, has in a Facebook post shared his recent experience doing the rounds in Chai Chee. Mr Tan took to Facebook on Friday (June 19) to share his...

“We feel that such information does not keep voters informed about substantive issues”: Chee Soon Juan on recent queries from media

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) leader Chee Soon Juan has addressed recent questions from the media which he said concerned the opposition party's logistics and preparations for the upcoming General Elections. He said that such questions are not likely considered "substantive issues" by voters. Mr Chee...

Netizen says there is a correlation between timing of GE and PAP initiatives

After a netizen pointed out what to him, is a significant correlation between the timing of the General Elections and the initiatives brought about by the People's Action Party (PAP), other online users followed suit and expressed similar sentiments. Some posted memes as a reply...

PV’s Kok Ming Cheang says potential PAP candidates are not what they project

Singaporean opposition politician for People's Voice Party (PVP) Kok Ming Cheang has warned of the grooming style of the People's Action Party (PAP) when elections come around. Singling out potential PAP candidates Gan Siow Huang and Desmond Tan, Mr Kok warned that once in...

SDP’s Damanhuri Bin Abas looking forward to “championing the cause for the common people”

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP)'s Damanhuri Bin Abas in a recent Facebook post shared some insights from his journey as a political activist and his hopes regarding Singapore's upcoming general elections. Mr Damanhuri on Monday (June 15) took to Facebook to share a reflective post on his...

As General Election looms, PM Lee’s 2014 quote resurfaces on Facebook

Singapore -- A 2014 statement by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has resurfaced on Facebook, serving as cause for contemplation for some, as he highlighted the promise-keeping character of the ruling People's Action Party (PAP). On Oct 3, 2014, Mr Lee delivered a speech at...