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Out goes former Tanjong Pagar MP Lee Kuan Yew, and in his place, Joan Pereira? While Joan of Arc made a big splash at rousing the troops, this Joan has been quietly yet actively walking the ground in Tanjong Pagar GRC for about one year already. With her little wavy bob-cut and tall statue, she’s often touted as Indranee Rajah’s sister! Not too mention, Tanjong Pagar GRC MP Indranee has...

It’s never wise to mix business and family. But Marine Parade GRC MP Tin Pei Ling might have to do just that! Already 9 months into her pregnancy, Ms Tin has been seen walking the ground and going on house visits in MacPherson, her “di pan” (territory). Now with MacPherson carved out from Marine Parade as an SMC on its own, can Ms Tin step up and win the hearts and crosses of voters? If...

It ain’t no lie, baby,  bye bye bye to Joo Chiat and Whampo SMCs and Moulmein-Kallang GRC (as N Sync would probably have sang it). The Workers’ Party’s Yee Jenn Jong isn’t too pleased that Joo Chiat SMC has been absorbed into a GRC. In General Election 2011, he fought a tight battle over the area with the PAP’s Charles Chong, losing by just 388 votes. With Yee capturing...

Coming to a GRC near you, or going one-on-one in an SMC fight? That’s the biggest question for cabinet ministers Lui Tuck Yew (far right) and Yaacob Ibrahim (far left). With the dissolution of Moulmein-Kallang GRC, their fate hangs in the balance. Other MPs to be affected include Ms Denise Phua and Mr Edwin Tong. Moulmein-Kallang GRC was the only GRC to be dissolved, in the EBRC’s changes...

LEE HSIEN LOONG: The Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) has submitted its report. When I appointed the Committee two months ago, I asked it to redraw the constituency boundaries, to have smaller Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs), and at least 12 Single Member Constituencies (SMCs). The Committee was also to take into account population shifts and new towns that have come up. They...

Changes have been made to the boundaries of electoral constituencies. 16.7 percent of voters will find themselves in new constituencies. This was published in a report by the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee. In GE2011, 30 percent of voters were affected. This time round, 2.46 million people will be eligible to vote. This is up from the 2.35 million voters in GE2011. The number of elected MPs...

Changes have been made to the boundaries of polling districts within 8 GRCs. These include: Chua Chu Kang, East Coast, Jurong, Moulmein-Kallang, Nee Soon, Pasir-Ris Punggol, Sembawang and Tanjong Pagar. What’s of note: one polling district has been added to East Coast GRC, taking its total polling districts to 41. The changes were published yesterday (21 Jul) in an online version of the Government...

Much fury has been directed at Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the government from opposition party leaders, after PM Lee announced the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee was formed 2 months ago. The opposition is worred that there will not be enough time to prepare for the General Election, which must be held by January 2017. There’s also unhappiness over PM Lee keeping the formation...

SINGAPORE DEMOCRATS: Responding to last night’s (7 Jul) major disruption of MRT services, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew admitted that things are not going well for the SMRT. In the interview above, Mr Lui said, “To be honest, I’m not fully confident about..(inaudible). Over time, when we have a sustained period of no major disruptions, then we will have confidence.” The Minister...

WORKERS’ PARTY: The Workers’ Party is deeply worried over the 3.5 hour disruption of train services along the entire stretch of both the North-South and East-West MRT lines on 7 July 2015. The severe inconvenience caused to an estimated quarter-of-a-million commuters during the evening rush hour makes this the most serious MRT disruption in Singapore’s history. The latest breakdown comes...

BUMIPUTRA: As the battle for hearts and minds heat up in the run-up to General Elections 2016, Singapore opposition supporters are waging “guerrilla warfare” against the incumbent People’s Action Party (PAP). Leveraging on the electorate’s short memory, the use of headline messaging and hot button issues, opposition supporters are seeking to undermine the Government by portraying...

The National Solidarity Party has appointed Ms Hazel Poa as Acting Secretary-General. She replaces Mr Tan Lam Siong, who resigned from his post last week after just 5 months on the job. NSP President Sebastian Teo said party leaders decided not to appoint a new Secretary General “in view of the need to focus on preparations for the next General Election”. He said the CEC felt “this would...

  Lawyer Jeanette Chong-Aruldoss appears to be gunning for a win in Mountbatten  – this time under the banner of the Singapore People’s Party. She was spotted handing out flyers in the Mountbatten neighbourhood, saying she wants to hear residents’ concerns on issues such as housing, education and employment. “I want to serve you to the best of my ability; your concerns...

Is Kevryn Lim Tong Zhen the new Nicole Seah? That’s perhaps the question on most people’s lips when they lay eyes on what looks to be the National Solidarity Party’s latest coup. The attractive 22-year-old was unveiled in a walkabout in Marine Parade GRC, where she undoubtedly charmed many aunties and uncles alike. We think many will be queuing up to shake her hand should she contest...