Reporters Without Borders cited POFMA as the main reason for Singapore’s drastic decline in press freedom.
These measures will be in place for a month.
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.
The last Allied military troops crossed the Johore Straits and withdrew to Singapore via the Causeway on January 31 1942, after losing the Malayan mainland to the Japanese.
This upcoming General Elections will be the final opportunity for the SPP to make some headway in its electoral performance.
The votes were overwhelmingly in favor of “YES” which garnered over 3,000 votes versus 282 “NO” votes.
“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.
Other key regulations include a ban on multiple passengers on e-scooters with a possible fine of €35 (S$52) for transporting another passenger.
Mr Lee has been a member of the SPP for close to a decade now. He has been a regular feature of the party’s ground efforts in Potong Pasir, Toa Payoh, and Mountbatten.