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Lawyer Hri Kumar is the latest in a string of MPs who will be leaving Bishan Toa-Payoh. Mr Kumar follows former Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng and current Central CDC mayor and FAS chief Zainuddin Nordin, who will be leaving their MP posts in Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC. The trio’s departure would leave Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC with Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen and Senior Minister of State Josephine...

Lawrence Wong, the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, will form part of the PAP team mounting a challenge for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC in the coming General Election. 42-year-old Wong is currently the MP for West Coast GRC. The move will make Wong the first batch of PAP ministers who entered politics in General Election 2011 to first to move on from his original constituency and to contest in...

In a confident proclamation, DPP Secretary-General Benjamin Pwee has said that it’s their way or the highway in wards which it plans to contest. Mr Pwee said that it will not field candidates in wards where other opposition candidates are stronger, but in the same coin, he declared that other “weaker” opposition candidates should pull out from constituencies which the DPP planned...

The SPP’s Lina Chiam has hit out at her critics who have called for her to shy away from a multi-cornered fight in Potong Pasir SMC. It’s widely believed that the SPP and the DPP will slug it out in the ward together with the incumbent PAP candidate Sitoh Yi Pin come the General Election. Mrs Chiam is currently an NCMP, after Mr Sitoh broke the SPP’s close to 20-year grip over Potong...

Retiring MP Inderjit Singh, commonly known amongst the Redwire community as “Maverick Singh” for his outspoken and hard-talking ways, has pushed for Henry Kwek to succeed him in Ang Mo Kio GRC. Mr Singh said that Mr Kwek has “very good plans” in store to benefit Kebun Bahru ward and Singapore on the whole if he is elected into parliament. At yesterday’s meet-the-people...

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Like the slicing of salami (a pretty tasty type of spicy sausage), opposition leaders are set to meet this Friday (31 Jul) to carve and distribute constituencies in Singapore to contest. This meeting, traditionally held before elections, is aimed at preventing multi-cornered fights – where more than one opposition party contests in a ward held by PAP politicians. Yesterday (27 Jul), the Reform...

An injustice to residents – that’s how Maj-Gen Chan Chun Sing described an opposition challenge in Tanjong Pagar GRC if they solely wanted to “put up a fight”. Maj-Gen Chan, who is also a Minister in the Prime Minister’s office NTUC Secretary-General and MP for Tanjong Pagar, said that the opposition must have the intention of “consistently and genuinel” serving...

Ang Mo Kio remains one of two 6-member GRCs, and helmed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. But the PM might have much work to do in the constituency of 187,652 voters. Already, one MP has retired from his post – Mr Inderjit Singh aka Maverick Singh. Two more look likely to follow suit – Mr Seng Han Thong and Mr Yeo Guat Kwang. Possibly replacing them are: (1) Dr Koh Poh Koon, a surgeon...

The Workers’ Party is gunning for a total of 28 seats, in 5 GRCs and 5 SMCs in the coming General Election. Amongst the GRCs are Aljunied, Marine Parade East Coast, Jalan Besar and Nee Soon. Aljunied, Marine Parade, Nee Soon are five-member GRCs, while East Coast and Jalan Besar are four-member GRCs. As for the SMCs, candidates will be fielded in Hougang and Punggol East, as well as Fengshan,...

Reform Party chief Kenneth Jeyaretnam says the party is keen on contesting in West Coast GRC, Radin Mas SMC, and even Ang Mo Kio GRC, which is Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s stronghold. Mr Jeyaretnam said in a statement: “I think it is important to challenge the Prime Minister on his home turf of Ang Mo Kio and I am glad to see he is still hiding behind a six-member GRC because it shows...

The Democratic Progressive Party, helmed by former SPP member Benjamin Pwee says it is intending to contest in Bishan Toa-Payoh GRC in the coming General Election. Pwee had contest with SPP chief Chiam See Tong in the 2011 General Election, in which the SPP won 43.1 percent of the vote. Said the DPP in a statement: “We remain committed to standing at Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC. The inclusion of parts...

The National Solidarity Party held its walkabout in Tampines St 81 earlier today – which coincided with another walkabout by the Singaporeans First Party. Singfirst, which was formed last year, is helmed by familiar faces such as Tan Jee Say and Dr Ang Yong Guan. Both men had contested under the SDP banner in General Election 2011, with Mr Tan going on to challenge for the Singapore presidency. Current...

The Workers’ Party says it will mount a challenge for Marine Parade GRC and MacPherson SMC. This was announed by WP Secretary-General Low Thia Kiang during a walkabout in Punggol East today (26 Jul). “”As a matter of principle, The Workers’ Party will contest where we have contested before. In this case, Joo Chiat is being redrawn into Marine Parade. We don’t want to...