Zaqy Mohamad appointed as Halimah Yacob’s substitute in Marsiling-Yew Tee Grassroots Organisation


Member of Parliament  (MP) for Chua Chu Kang GRC, Mr Zaqy Mohamad, has been appointed as adviser to Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC Grassroots Organisation, replacing Mdm Halimah Yacob who resigned yesterday to contest the upcoming Presidential Election.

42-year-old Mr Zaqy already advises the Grassroots Organisations of Chua Chu Kang GRC.

The People’s Association (PA) said in a media release today that Mr Zaqy will work with MPs from Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC to serve residents in the ward. Marsiling Yew-Tee MPs include Minister for National Development Mr Lawrence Wong, Mr Ong Teng Koon and Mr Alex Yam.

Mdm Halimah also resigned from her role as Speaker of Parliament yesterday.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong accepted the elected politician’s resignation and added that he would be appointing leaders to her former roles.

Read Mdm Halimah and PM Lee’s correspondence to one another here:

SDP considers legal action to spur govt to call for a by-election as Halimah Yacob vacates MP seat


  1. This is not right. The intention n spirit of the GRC, a pap brain child, is to ensure the minority race guaranteed representation in parliament. If the minority mp in a GRC is missing then another must be voted in. Only then will the intention n spirit of the GRC b upheld. A by-election is mandatory. Otherwise the whole GRC will b reduced to nothing more than a convenient tool to disadvantage the opposition. Where is the fairness when allI decisions r made to serve the interestpap of the pap.

  2. Talk so much of no use !! Clown prince n gang should do right by Mr. Zaqy ! Offer him to the people of yew tee and if need to add surety call upon his pappy kee chiu minister to anchor the team ….let the people decide , surely Mr. Zaqy would not refuse an opportunity to be legit and elected into parliament, right ?
    Even if the outcome is unfavorable to Mr.Zaqy, at the least he can hold his head high , rather than to carry the stigma of a backdoor MP !!!

  3. We can’t complaint. Who gave them the mandate to do n change what they want? They can declare race is determine by religion liao, appointing any person to replace MP vacant seat is nothing..

  4. no need election, can suka suka appoint…so why u need election? communist country just appoint the person u want can liao…what bullshit….

  5. PAP introduce the GRC so that they have absolute control and kill the opposition, now problem arises because lack of capable candidate, that’s why no by election, ,PAP so kiasu if there is a strong candidate they will announce the by election already.

  6. this is stupid..everything is stupid. no election , a president that’s not publicly elected..but Appointed by GOV. Everything is STUPID! I’m sick!!!

  7. A by-election has to be carried out, cos a new mp has to be voted in.. not suka suka put in another person to take care of the ward.. looks like they are manipulating the rules for their own benefit… ownself appoint ownself…

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