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    • GE: S'pore's Parliament dissolved for 14th general election
      By S.Ramesh | Posted: 19 April 2011 1518 hrs

      SINGAPORE: Singapore's Parliament has been dissolved for the 14th general election in the country.

      The Proclamation was issued by President SR Nathan through the government gazette on Tuesday afternoon.

      Some 2.35 million voters are eligible to vote in the coming polls.

      There will be 87 wards, three more than the 84 in the 2006 General Election.

      The 87 wards have been carved out into 12 single member constituencies and 15 group representation constituencies (GRCs)

      The 12 single member constituencies are Bukit Panjang, Hong Kah North, Hougang, Joo Chiat, Mountbatten, Pioneer, Potong Pasir, Punggol East, Radin Mas, Sengkang West, Whampoa and Yuhua.

      The GRCs have been carved out as four, five and six member GRCs.

      The four-member GRCs are Moulmein-Kallang and Holland-Bukit Timah GRC.

      There are eleven five-member GRCs.

      These are Aljunied, Bishan-Toa Payoh, Chua Chu Kang, East Coast, Jurong, Marine Parade, Nee Soon, Sembawang, Tampines, Tanjong Pagar and West Coast.

      Ang Mo Kio and Pasir Ris-Punggol GRCs will have six candidates each.

      Ang Mo Kio GRC with 178,933 voters is the largest GRC for this election while Bukit Panjang with 33,035 voters is the largest single member division.

      The changes were contained in the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee Report which was made public on February 24.

      Six key political parties in Singapore are contesting the general election.

      The People's Action Party has introduced 24 new candidates with many of them are in their thirties and forties.

      The PAP said its slate includes the fourth generation of leaders to take Singapore beyond the year 2020.

      18 incumbent Members of Parliament, including two Cabinet Ministers and the current Speaker of Parliament are retiring while two other MPs, the late Dr Ong Chit Chung and the late Dr Balaji Sadasivan, had passed on.

      The opposition parties contesting the polls include the Workers' Party, the Singapore People's Party, the Singapore Democratic Party, the National Solidarity Party, the Reform Party and the Singapore Democratic Alliance.

      They too have introduced several candidates who are scholars and former administrative service officers with the Singapore government.

      The opposition Workers' Party held the Hougang ward in the last Parliament and its Chairman Sylvia Lim is a Non-Constituency MP.

      The Workers' Party, led by its Secretary-General, Low Thia Khiang, is expected to contest the most number of wards in the coming polls.

      Among the constituencies, the Party has expressed its intention to contest include the Aljunied GRC, East Coast GRC, Moulmein-Kallang GRC and Nee Soon GRC and several single member wards apart from Hougang, which it held in the last Parliament.

      The Singapore People's Party had one MP, Mr Chiam See Tong in the Potong Pasir division.

      Mr Chiam will be contesting the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC.

      The Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC is helmed by Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng.

      The SPP will also be contesting in Potong Pasir and Hong Kah North.

      Making her debut in this election is Mrs Lina Chiam, wife of Mr Chiam See Tong.

      She will be standing in Potong Pasir and will face the PAP's Sitoh Yih Pin who is contesting the ward for the third time.

      Mr Sitoh lost twice to Mr Chiam in the last two elections.

      For the Singapore Democratic Party, it is contesting in the Holland-Bukit Timah GRC and the Bukit Panjang and Yuhua single member constituencies.

      The National Solidarity Party will be contesting in the Jurong, Chua Chu Kang and Tampines GRCs and has expressed interest in the Marine Parade GRC too.

      Recently, the NSP decided not to stand in the Moulmein-Kallang GRC to avoid a three-cornered fight as the Workers' Party plans to field a team there.

      Among the single seats NSP will be contesting include Mountbatten and Whampoa.

      The newest opposition party is the Reform Party, led by Secretary-General Kenneth Jeyaretnam, son of the late JB Jeyaretnam.

      The party has staked a claim in the West Coast GRC and also the single seats of Pioneer and Radin Mas.

      The Singapore Democratic Alliance is led by Secretary-General, Desmond Lim. The party intends to contest the Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC and several single member constituencies in the east and west of Singapore.

      The only independent candidate who has announced his candidacy so far is Andrew Kuan who intends to contest in the Joo Chia single seat, which is also eyed by the Workers' Party.

      The Returning Officer for the general election is Mr Yam Ah Mee, the Chief Executive of the People's Association.

      - CNA

  • SevenEleven's Avatar
    7,456 posts since Aug '05
    • Originally posted by Clivebenss:

      GE: S'pore's Parliament dissolved for 14th general election
      By S.Ramesh | Posted: 19 April 2011 1518 hrs

      SINGAPORE: Singapore's Parliament has been dissolved for the 14th general election in the country.

      The Proclamation was issued by President SR Nathan through the government gazette on Tuesday afternoon.

      Some 2.35 million voters are eligible to vote in the coming polls.

      There will be 87 wards, three more than the 84 in the 2006 General Election.

      The 87 wards have been carved out into 12 single member constituencies and 15 group representation constituencies (GRCs)

      The 12 single member constituencies are Bukit Panjang, Hong Kah North, Hougang, Joo Chiat, Mountbatten, Pioneer, Potong Pasir, Punggol East, Radin Mas, Sengkang West, Whampoa and Yuhua.

      The GRCs have been carved out as four, five and six member GRCs.

      The four-member GRCs are Moulmein-Kallang and Holland-Bukit Timah GRC.

      There are eleven five-member GRCs.

      These are Aljunied, Bishan-Toa Payoh, Chua Chu Kang, East Coast, Jurong, Marine Parade, Nee Soon, Sembawang, Tampines, Tanjong Pagar and West Coast.

      Ang Mo Kio and Pasir Ris-Punggol GRCs will have six candidates each.

      Ang Mo Kio GRC with 178,933 voters is the largest GRC for this election while Bukit Panjang with 33,035 voters is the largest single member division.

      The changes were contained in the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee Report which was made public on February 24.

      Six key political parties in Singapore are contesting the general election.

      The People's Action Party has introduced 24 new candidates with many of them are in their thirties and forties.

      The PAP said its slate includes the fourth generation of leaders to take Singapore beyond the year 2020.

      18 incumbent Members of Parliament, including two Cabinet Ministers and the current Speaker of Parliament are retiring while two other MPs, the late Dr Ong Chit Chung and the late Dr Balaji Sadasivan, had passed on.

      The opposition parties contesting the polls include the Workers' Party, the Singapore People's Party, the Singapore Democratic Party, the National Solidarity Party, the Reform Party and the Singapore Democratic Alliance.

      They too have introduced several candidates who are scholars and former administrative service officers with the Singapore government.

      The opposition Workers' Party held the Hougang ward in the last Parliament and its Chairman Sylvia Lim is a Non-Constituency MP.

      The Workers' Party, led by its Secretary-General, Low Thia Khiang, is expected to contest the most number of wards in the coming polls.

      Among the constituencies, the Party has expressed its intention to contest include the Aljunied GRC, East Coast GRC, Moulmein-Kallang GRC and Nee Soon GRC and several single member wards apart from Hougang, which it held in the last Parliament.

      The Singapore People's Party had one MP, Mr Chiam See Tong in the Potong Pasir division.

      Mr Chiam will be contesting the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC.

      The Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC is helmed by Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng.

      The SPP will also be contesting in Potong Pasir and Hong Kah North.

      Making her debut in this election is Mrs Lina Chiam, wife of Mr Chiam See Tong.

      She will be standing in Potong Pasir and will face the PAP's Sitoh Yih Pin who is contesting the ward for the third time.

      Mr Sitoh lost twice to Mr Chiam in the last two elections.

      For the Singapore Democratic Party, it is contesting in the Holland-Bukit Timah GRC and the Bukit Panjang and Yuhua single member constituencies.

      The National Solidarity Party will be contesting in the Jurong, Chua Chu Kang and Tampines GRCs and has expressed interest in the Marine Parade GRC too.

      Recently, the NSP decided not to stand in the Moulmein-Kallang GRC to avoid a three-cornered fight as the Workers' Party plans to field a team there.

      Among the single seats NSP will be contesting include Mountbatten and Whampoa.

      The newest opposition party is the Reform Party, led by Secretary-General Kenneth Jeyaretnam, son of the late JB Jeyaretnam.

      The party has staked a claim in the West Coast GRC and also the single seats of Pioneer and Radin Mas.

      The Singapore Democratic Alliance is led by Secretary-General, Desmond Lim. The party intends to contest the Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC and several single member constituencies in the east and west of Singapore.

      The only independent candidate who has announced his candidacy so far is Andrew Kuan who intends to contest in the Joo Chia single seat, which is also eyed by the Workers' Party.

      The Returning Officer for the general election is Mr Yam Ah Mee, the Chief Executive of the People's Association.

      - CNA


      finally! you did your job as a moderator icon_lol.gif

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    • Originally posted by SevenEleven:


      you redirected the other post here icon_lol.gif

      oh, I usually don't lock thread.

      It's freedom of speech.

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    • GE: Nomination Day on April 27
      Posted: 19 April 2011 1613 hrs

      SINGAPORE : The Writ of Election for Singapore's next General Election (GE) has been issued.

      Nomination Day is on the April 27, Wednesday.

      The election deposit for each candidate is S$16,000.

      - CNA /ls

      http://www.straitstimes.com/STI/STIMEDIA/pdf/20110419/writ.pdf

      Edited by Clivebenss 19 Apr `11, 4:44PM
  • the Bear's Avatar
    149,787 posts since Feb '01
    • whatever the opposition does, they must keep the goddamned nomination papers away from the hands of one James Gomez

  • SevenEleven's Avatar
    7,456 posts since Aug '05
    • Originally posted by the Bear:

      whatever the opposition does, they must keep the goddamned nomination papers away from the hands of one James Gomez


      icon_lol.gif this chap may have cost WP of Aljunied GRC

  • ditzy's Avatar
    67,249 posts since Dec '03
    • No need, just carve bedok out into an SMC, I gurantee you Aljunied will be in WP's hands.

  • the Bear's Avatar
    149,787 posts since Feb '01
    • Originally posted by SevenEleven:


      icon_lol.gif this chap may have cost WP of Aljunied GRC

      he did..

      and the asshole did the same stunt TWICE!

  • alize's Avatar
    3,369 posts since Dec '10
    • Originally posted by SevenEleven:


      icon_lol.gif this chap may have cost WP of Aljunied GRC

      exactly whose side was he on?

  • SevenEleven's Avatar
    7,456 posts since Aug '05
    • Originally posted by the Bear:

      whatever the opposition does, they must keep the goddamned nomination papers away from the hands of one James Gomez

      but he did make Mr Brown famous with his bak chor mee and Loong mee siam mai hum

       

  • the Bear's Avatar
    149,787 posts since Feb '01
    • Originally posted by ditzy:

      No need, just carve bedok out into an SMC, I gurantee you Aljunied will be in WP's hands.

      it'll be hard to stand for the elections if the nominations papers are not filed... which is what Gomez did to the WP

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  • the Bear's Avatar
    149,787 posts since Feb '01
    • Originally posted by βέτά:

       

       

      Hope the new generation of Singaporeans can think. icon_lol.gif

       

       

       

      me too.. i hope they figure out that just because the MIW are untrustworthy assholes, the opposition people are not immune to being untrustworthy assholes too

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    11,142 posts since Jul '05
    • wah basket....you all can attend rallies but i cannot. Wah post pics here ya. This time the crowds will put even those blokes at nou camp and old trafford to shame.

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    • GE: Nomination papers available for collection starting April 20
      Posted: 20 April 2011 1122 hrs

      SINGAPORE: Nomination papers for those seeking election are available for collection at the Elections Department starting Wednesday.

      New People Action Party candidate Chan Chun Sing was the first person to turn up at the Elections Department.

      He collected a CD containing the revised register of electors, soft copies of nomination forms, applications for the certificates of the Indian, Malay and other minorities communities.

      The Elections Department says the forms will soon be available online.

      Mr Chan said he came early as he wanted to avoid the lunchtime crowd.

      He said the completed forms will be given to the PAP headquarters to be submitted on behalf of the candidates.

      Mr Chan is likely to stand in Tanjong Pagar GRC.

      The National Solidarity Party's (NSP) Abdul Rasheed Abdul Kudus was the next to turn up.

      Mr Abdul Rasheed is standing in Jurong GRC.

      He said he was there to apply for the certificate of Indian, Malay and other minorities communities committee.

      He was joined by Ms Noraini Yunus who is also standing in Jurong GRC.

      The other minority candidates from NSP are Ms Nor Lella Mardiiiah Mohamed who will be fielded in Chua Chu Kang GRC. There were also new faces, 29-year-old Abdul Salim Harun and 51-year-old Ramli Mohd. Both declined to reveal where they will be contesting.

      The minority candidates are required to file their application for their certificates by April 23.

      A Certificate of the Malay Community Committee has to be produced by candidates standing for election in a Group Representation Constituency (GRC) which is designated as a constituency that must have at least one candidate from the Malay community in that constituency.

      Likewise a Certificate of the Indian and Other Minority Communities Committee has to be produced by candidates in a GRC which is designated as a constituency that must have at least one candidate belonging to the Indian or other minority community in that constituency.

      - CNA

    • GE: Candidates must declare election advertising platforms
      By S Ramesh | Posted: 21 April 2011 1407 hrs

      SINGAPORE: With the advent of the online media for the coming general election, the Elections Department has reminded candidates to make a declaration of the election advertising platforms they intend to make use of.

      These platforms may either be maintained by the candidate themselves or someone on their behalf.

      They need to make the declaration within twelve hours after the start of the campaign period.

      The nine day campaign period begins once nominations close at noon on Nomination Day.

      Candidates can make their declarations on the prescribed forms online through the Elections Department's website.

      With the relaxation of election advertising rules here, election advertising can be conducted via platforms such as podcasts, videocasts, blogs, social networking sites like Facebook and micro-blogs like Twitter.

      - CNA

    • Apr 21, 2011 - Straits Times

      Handbook on all you want to know about the elections

      By Jessica Lim

      EVERYTHING you have wanted to know about the coming elections - from running as a candidate, the dos and don'ts on form filling to where you can address supporters on Nomination Day - is now available in a handbook published by the Elections Department of Singapore.

      The 60-page guide to help aspiring candidates on their road towards Polling Day on May 7, is on sale at $7 each at the ELD premises on Prinsep Link.

      The book, developed with the help of the Attorney-General's Chambers, has 10 sections, including information on how to fill up nomination forms, prohibited activities on "cooling-off' day and what happens post-election, like the destruction of ballots.

      It also details when rival candidates for the same constituency can raise objections on Nomination Day, and other requirements like submitting a declaration of the election advertising platforms the candidates intend to make use of during the nine-day campaigning period.

       

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    9,394 posts since Sep '06
    • Cooling-Off Day

      Cooling-Off Day has been implemented to give voters some time to mull over the issues raised during the election before making a trip to the polls.

      During these 24 hours, candidates are not allowed to campaign.

      However, party political broadcasts are allowed.

       

      I haved this feeling that cooling off day is working to a huge advantage for pap.

      Why I say this? Well, cooling day is meant for the pple to think and reflect who is the best candidates to take the votes.

      And as you see the above para, party political broadcasts are allowed. Meaning tv and radios will be honking all the summaries of the pap and opposition.

      You tell me, which party will get the most broadcasts?

      Now, you get what I mean?

       

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