Blocked Once, The Workers’ Party to Re-Files Motion to Raise Reserved Election Issue in Parliament

Posted on Sep 19 2017 - 4:48pm by Redwire Singapore

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The Workers’ Party has re-filed its motion in parliament regarding the reserved election.

It hopes to discuss the issue, “Counting from President Wee Kim Wee or President Ong Teng Cheong for Reserved Presidential Election – Policy Decision or Legal Question?” when parliament convenes next on Mon, 2 Oct.

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WP chairman Sylvia Lim had intended to raise a debate on that issue in parliament before Nomination Day, but was blocked by last-minute motions filed by PAP MPs.

A ballot was conducted and a majority of the PAP-led government chose to discuss the “Community Sentencing and Other Rehabilitative Options” motion raised by Bukit Batok MP Murali Pillai.

The WP block follows the great Tan Cheng Block – one of the controversies that has surrounded Presidential Election 2017 in which factions of the public regarded the governments changing of the Constitution to reserve PE2017 for Malay candidates only as a means of ensuring popular PE2011 candidate Dr Tan Cheng Bock would not get to contest this year.

President Halimah Yacob won PE2017 by means of a walkover, after her 2 competitors were barred from contesting.

 

 

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