S’poreans react to PM Lee Hsien Loong’s face on GE2015 campaigning banners all over S’pore

Posted on 06 September 2015

Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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The Elections Department (ELD) clarified on Sept. 3 that it is not illegal to use the face of a political party’s leader in the posters of a constituency they are not contesting in.

This after other opposition political parties took issue with seeing Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s face placed all over Singapore on campaigning banners.

ELD pointed out: “Under the law, the face of the political party’s leader can be used in the posters for the candidates standing for that political party, since voters would be able to identify the political party leader with that political party. This has been the practice in past elections.”

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “If the PAP can do it, I’m surprised there was even this need for clarification as they are the law.”
Zho Cheng Hu, 43-year-old civil servant

 

sian-half-uncle “I noticed this pattern where people from the Lee family like to have their face plastered everywhere in Singapore.”
Pai Zhao, 61-year-old photographer

 

happy-bird-girl “PM Lee should contest in all 89 seats since he is so talented and Singaporeans wouldn’t have to pay the rest of the PAP MPs who are obviously lousy and untalented.”
Qu Guo Hui, 18-year-old part-time model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











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