7,859 voters (67.55%) were not in favor to holding the election amid the coronavirus pandemic as it would be difficult to hold rallies due to the current restrictions.
Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean said that while it is not “impossible” to hold an election amid the COVID-19 pandemic, no decision has been made on the timing of the next General Election
Despite serious reservations by Singaporeans and the mounting measures being implemented to curb the spread of coronavirus, the government has not ruled out holding an election in the midst of the pandemic.
There is no need to use a sledgehammer to kill a fly. As the ICA has demonstrated this morning, there is no need to invoke POFMA when a simple press release, Facebook post or email would achieve the same result.
Singapore is classified by EIU as a ‘flawed democracy’, albeit barely; a score below 6 places a country in the ‘hybrid regime’ category.
The SDP conducted its annual Chinese New Year walkabout at several markets and hawker centers around Marsiling, Bukit Panjang, Yuhua, Bukit Timah and Bukit Batok.
“Under the proposed legislation, only a 75% majority of Parliament can allow for the date mandated by statute to not be adhered to,” he added.
To the Hongkongers who wish to resettle in Singapore, here is reality check for what you can expect.
There remains a lack of transparency in how the EBRC reviews and redraws electoral boundaries