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S’poreans wait with bated breath for Chee Soon Juan to get 35.6% of votes & declared winner

S’poreans wait with bated breath for Chee Soon Juan to get 35.6% of votes & declared winner

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He would have beaten his 34.86 percent personal best.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who believe democracy is the best form of government followed by kleptocracy, are waiting with bated breath for the Bukit Batok by-election result to be announced and for Singapore Democratic Party’s candidate Chee Soon Juan to receive 35.6 percent of votes.

This is so as they will celebrate this result as a victory for the Opposition as Chee and the SDP bettered their General Election 2015 result of 33.38 percent in the Holland-Bukit Timah GRC.

One Singaporean, Sai Yee Bah, said: “This 35.6 percent of votes is better than the opposition national average of 30 percent in the GE2015.”

“This will be a slap in the face for the PAP.”

“And Chee would have beaten his 34.86 percent personal best.”

Other Singaporeans said anything less than the national average of 30 percent would signal the end of opposition politics in Singapore.

Another local, said: “This 35.6 percent of votes show that the PAP has a long road ahead of them.”

“They need to work hard as they have lost some mandate.”

“And it shows the SG50 and Lee Kuan Yew effect is wearing thin already.”

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans impressed SMC by-election has become GRC contest with Cabinet ministers

S’poreans impressed SMC by-election has become GRC contest with Cabinet ministers

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It’s like a six-person GRC team, they said about PAP’s side.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who believe there is no such thing as fairness, are clapping their hands and nodding their heads.

This after they said the Bukit Batok SMC by-election has turned into a GRC contest between the Singapore Democratic Party’s candidate Chee Soon Juan and the People’s Action Party’s team of Murali Pillai and friends

Singaporeans also praised the PAP for running a tight GRC campaign in an SMC contest as a result.

One Bukit Batok resident, Ju Xuan Qu, said: “This Bukit Batok SMC by-election has certainly brought out the best in PAP’s GRC team that included Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Heng Swee Keat and Halimah Yacob.”

“It’s almost as if it is a super GRC team filled with three Cabinet ministers and one Speaker of Parliament.”

“Rarely do we see so many Cabinet ministers placed into one GRC during regular General Elections.”

“It was really quite a treat for our senses as residents.”

“We hope to see more ministers contest together in one team the next General Election.”

However, other Singaporeans said this is not a fair situation for SDP’s Chee Soon Juan.

Hor Yee See, another local, said: “If Chee Soon Juan wins the by-election, he can then boast that he beat multiple ministers at one shot.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





Bukit Batok residents run out of problems as by-election comes to a close

Bukit Batok residents run out of problems as by-election comes to a close

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All problems in the town have been solved this past week.

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Bukit Batok residents from all walks of life, who are used to dealing with daily issues of all sorts that have plagued the country the last few years, such as rats, have finally run out of problems.

This after the Bukit Batok by-election 2016 draws to a close as polls will be held on May 7 resulting in all problems being solved at an unprecedented alarming rate.

One Singaporean, Mei Wen Ti, said: “Suddenly, all the residents wake up one fine morning and discover that they are going to have a lot of new and good things right in their neighbourhood.”

“It is like they used to have 99 problems but now they have none.”

“It’s like waking up one fine morning and then, ‘Woah, what the hell just hit me? Solutions!'”

Other Singaporeans said these influx of solutions to age-old problems have reaffirmed their belief that having elections every year is the way to go.

This is to bring about a better standard of living and quality of life for Singaporeans and the good times will continue rolling as long as Singaporeans head to the polls regularly.

Another resident, Boh Dai Ji, said: “My neighbour, was in arrears, and HDB cancelled his outstanding debt.”

“My son, fail all subjects in Primary 3, and still can go CC collect bursary award.”

“Holding elections is, therefore, the most effective way for residents’ issues to be addressed. All GRCs and SMCs should have elections every year.”

“Otherwise, all problems will be put on the back-burner, as Singapore only focuses on economic growth at all costs.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





Residents lay out 5-year plan for next MP elected to be in charge of Bukit Batok SMC

Residents lay out 5-year plan for next MP elected to be in charge of Bukit Batok SMC

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Be prepared to show up for MPS twice a week, 98% parliament attendance.

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Bukit Batok residents from all walks of life, who believe it is an honour for any member of parliament to serve them, have come together as one to lay out a five-year plan for the next MP elected to be in charge of their single-member constituency.

The residents organised a press conference where they informed their next potential MP what exactly are the criteria they are looking for, the duties the MP is meant to carry out when elected and the level of commitment he has to put in to meet the residents’ expectations.

One resident, Yao Qiu, said: “As it is an honour to serve Singaporeans, we believe being a representative of the people is its own reward.”

“As such, our next MP must give up 90 percent of his salary to the residents.”

“Moreover, our next MP must show up for Meet-the-People Sessions twice a week and have a parliament attendance of 98 percent and above.”

“Absenteeism shall not be tolerated, unless there is a death in the MP’s family. If so, one day’s leave shall be granted on compassionate grounds.”

“He must also be able to readily sing karaoke songs with the seniors.”

Other residents said their demands are easy to meet, so long as the next MP does not commit adultery.

 

 

 

 

 





‘Murali Pillai’ turns into ‘Michael Paul’ in bid to reach out to Others

‘Murali Pillai’ turns into ‘Michael Paul’ in bid to reach out to Others

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He is going all out to woo the Others.

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Bukit Batok residents from all walks of life, who believe in relying on strategic decisions to get ahead in life, are nodding their heads and agreeing.

This after they said changing “Murali Pillai” to “Michael Paul” will further endear the PAP candidate contesting in the Bukit Batok by-election to the minority voters, since he has already gone so far as naming himself, “Mura Lee” and “Mur Ali”.

One Bukit Batok resident, Didi Wah Mia, said: “Since we’re already down this slippery slope of no return where Murali has become everything else, he should just go all the way and call himself Michael Paul.”

“It will appeal to the Others.”

Other Singaporeans said this strategic pandering bodes well for Michael Paul as it is difficult these days contesting in elections as the incumbent.

Mei You Cuo, another local, said: “As a politician, you mean different things to different people at different times.”

“Sometimes, you can be yourself. Other times, you are someone else because other people want you to be.”

“Sometimes, you can also be an opportunist.”

“No hard feelings and nothing personal, really. This is politics, after all.”

 

 

 

 

 





PAP praised for keeping fight clean by not smearing Chee Soon Juan’s wife & children yet

PAP praised for keeping fight clean by not smearing Chee Soon Juan’s wife & children yet

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They have successfully constrained their personal attacks to the candidate himself.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who believe elitism and arrogance are the main causes of downfall for any country, have praised the PAP this Bukit Batok by-election campaign period.

This after the PAP has kept the fight clean by not smearing Singapore Democratic Party’s candidate Chee Soon Juan’s wife and children yet.

One Singaporean, Pi Ping, said: “The PAP leaders have kept a tight discipline on their personal attacks. They have directed them only at Chee Soon Juan and actively avoided dragging his wife and kids through the mud.”

“It is good to see the PAP ministers consciously narrowing their scope of attack by character assassinating the main candidate and not questioning how or why Chee’s wife is in this and where does she get her funding from.”

“Such gentlemanly behaviour.”

Other locals said this bodes well for Singapore in general as the politics can appear as clean and green as the country.

Long Kang, another local, said: “The PAP are just being completely derisive with Chee Soon Juan only and this brand of gutter politics is befitting of Singapore’s First World stature.”

“If the PAP can subtly question what are the motivations of the whole Chee family without looking like they want to go all out to mudsling at them, this will mark the breaking of new ground in Singapore politics as the PAP is ensuring the cleanliness of the fight by not getting dirty themselves.”

“And this can show the world they prefer to rely more on pork barrel politics instead.”

 

 

 

 

 





‘Murali’ to become ‘Mur Ali’ in final push to reach out to Bukit Batok minority voters

‘Murali’ to become ‘Mur Ali’ in final push to reach out to Bukit Batok minority voters

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This is to ensure he reaches out to all communities.

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Bukit Batok residents from all walks of life, who believe in relying on strategic decisions to get ahead in life, are nodding their heads and agreeing.

This after they said changing “Murali” to “Mur Ali” will further endear the PAP candidate contesting in the Bukit Batok by-election to the minority voters, since he has already gone so far as naming himself, “Ah Mu” and “Mura Lee”.

One Bukit Batok resident, Kio See Mee, said: “Since we’re already down this slippery slope of no return where Murali has become Ah Mu and Mura Lee, he should just go all the way and call himself Mur Ali.”

“It will appeal to other minority voters he has not courted thus far.”

“And really get them to identify with an Ali.”

Other Singaporeans said this strategic pandering bodes well for Mur Ali as it is difficult these days contesting in elections as the incumbent.

Mei You Cuo, another local, said: “No one will blame you if you cannot make up your mind what your name is.”

“This is politics, after all.”

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans react to PAP candidate Murali changing his name to Ah Mu Chinese name

S’poreans react to PAP candidate Murali changing his name to Ah Mu Chinese name

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Three thoughts you must have had.

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Murali Pillai, the People’s Action Party candidate contesting in the Bukit Batok by-election, has christened himself “Ah Mu” to reach out to voters.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “Murali changes to Ah Mu, nobody bats an eye. Chee Soon Juan changes to Cheemuthusamy and everyone loses their mind.”
Gai Ming Zi, 43-year-old plastic files distributor

 

sian-half-uncle “Before election, he will be called Ah Mu. After election, he will be called Lim Peh Si Cheng Hu.”
Zuo Zheng Fu, 67-year-old ex-civil servant

 

happy-bird-girl “It is situations like this that makes me ashamed of my Chinese privilege.”
Tng Lang, 18-year-old feet model

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans react to PM Lee saying good character, integrity are requirements for candidates

S’poreans react to PM Lee saying good character, integrity are requirements for candidates

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Three thoughts you must have had.

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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the importance of character applies to People’s Action Party candidates and Singapore Democratic Party’s Chee Soon Juan.

On Saturday, PM Lee had questioned Chee’s character and aptitude to be an MP for Bukit Batok.

SDP issued a rebuttal and said the prime minister was resorting to character assassination.

PM Lee then responded by saying that the importance of character applies to PAP candidates, although he said it was “understandable why SDP, and particularly Dr Chee Soon Juan, should wish it to be otherwise”.

PM Lee said: “Good character and integrity is the first requirement, and it should be so for opposition parties too.”

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “No wonder Michael Palmer and David Ong were PAP candidates.”
Hou Xuan Ren, 42-year-old mango sticky rice seller

 

sian-half-uncle “Yes, I’m sure Punggol East and Bukit Batok by-elections were the result of good character and integrity.”
Qu Ni Ma, 67-year-old ex-private investigator

 

happy-bird-girl “With or without good character and integrity, I would always stand a chance with male PAP MPs.”
Zhen Qing, 18-year-old grassroots volunteer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans react to ‘Integrity’ school banner at Bukit Batok by-election nomination centre

S’poreans react to ‘Integrity’ school banner at Bukit Batok by-election nomination centre

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Three thoughts you must have had.

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The Bukit Batok SMC by-election hustings has officially started on April 27, 2016, as the Singapore Democratic Party and PAP are in a one-on-one contest.

The two candidates from both parties took turns to address the crowd at the Keming Primary School nomination centre.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “Wendy Lim made ex-PAP MP David Ong stand up for what he felt was right.”
Gao Wai Yu, 41-year-old midwife

 

sian-half-uncle “Ex-PAP MP David Ong was honest enough to follow his heart and second head.”
Ai Qing, 66-year-old novelist

 

happy-bird-girl “I will be honest and say that Comics Sans MS font sucks.”
She Ji, 18-year-old graphic designer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Bukit Batok residents lay out 5-year plan for next MP elected to be in charge of SMC

Bukit Batok residents lay out 5-year plan for next MP elected to be in charge of SMC

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Be prepared to show up for MPS twice a week, 98% parliament attendance.

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Bukit Batok residents from all walks of life, who believe it is an honour for any member of parliament to serve them, have come together as one to lay out a five-year plan for the next MP elected to be in charge of their single-member constituency.

The residents organised a press conference where they informed their next potential MP what exactly are the criteria they are looking for, the duties the MP is meant to carry out when elected and the level of commitment he has to put in to meet the residents’ expectations.

One resident, Yao Qiu, said: “As it is an honour to serve Singaporeans, we believe being a representative of the people is its own reward.”

“As such, our next MP must give up 90 percent of his salary to the residents.”

“Moreover, our next MP must show up for Meet-the-People Sessions twice a week and have a parliament attendance of 98 percent and above.”

“Absenteeism shall not be tolerated, unless there is a death in the MP’s family. If so, one day’s leave shall be granted on compassionate grounds.”

“He must also be able to readily sing karaoke songs with the seniors.”

Other residents said their demands are easy to meet, so long as the next MP does not commit adultery.

 

 

 

 

 





Upcoming by-election causes Bukit Batok residents to run out of problems

Upcoming by-election causes Bukit Batok residents to run out of problems

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You have a problem? Consider it solved.

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Bukit Batok residents from all walks of life, who are used to dealing with daily issues of all sorts that have plagued the country the last few years, such as rats, are suddenly discovering that they are running out of problems.

This after the Bukit Batok by-election 2016 has been announced to be held on May 7 and is causing their problems to be solved one after another at an alarming unprecedented rate.

One Singaporean, Mei Wen Ti, said: “Suddenly, all the residents wake up one fine morning and discover that they are going to have a lot of new and good things right in their neighbourhood.”

“It is like they used to have 99 problems but now they have none.”

“It’s like waking up one fine morning and then, ‘Woah, what the hell just hit me? Solutions!'”

Other Singaporeans said these influx of solutions to age-old problems have reaffirmed their belief that having elections every year is the way to go.

This is to bring about a better standard of living and quality of life for Singaporeans and the good times will continue rolling as long as Singaporeans head to the polls regularly.

Another resident, Boh Dai Ji, said: “My neighbour, was in arrears, and HDB cancelled his outstanding debt.”

“My son, fail all subjects in Primary 3, and still can go CC collect bursary award.”

“Holding elections is, therefore, the most effective way for residents’ issues to be addressed. All GRCs and SMCs should have elections every year.”

“Otherwise, all problems will be put on the back-burner, as Singapore only focuses on economic growth at all costs.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans react to PAP looking at ‘very strong’ candidates for Bukit Batok by-election

S’poreans react to PAP looking at ‘very strong’ candidates for Bukit Batok by-election

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

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The PAP is looking at a few “very strong” candidates for the upcoming Bukit Batok by-election, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said on Monday night, March 14.

He told reporters: “We are quite fortunate to be in that position. When we finally announce the candidate, I can assure you it’ll be someone committed to the interest of Bukit Batok residents and who will be able to also speak for them and Singaporeans in Parliament.”

Asked if the candidate will be a familiar face to residents, he said: “I can’t say very much more at this point but fortunately we’ve got some very good people.”

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “I was expecting them to field very weak candidates because that’s how elections are won.”
Mei You Yong, 43-year-old candy floss distributor

 

sian-half-uncle “David Ong was very strong down there for his age.”
Se Qing Yao, 63-year-old tongkat ali herbal pill maker

 

happy-bird-girl “I hope the next PAP MP elected is strong enough to resist sexual advances from women my age.”
Gao Wai Yu, 18-year-old makeup assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











Urgent by-election called for new Tampenis GRC

Urgent by-election called for new Tampenis GRC

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New GRC formed on Oct. 28, 2015, after SMRT announced new location in Singapore.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life living in the east have been alerted that they will need to cast their ballots again soon.

This after an urgent by-election is likely to be called for the new Tampenis GRC that was formed on Oct. 28, 2015.

News of the new GRC was disseminated online via social media after SMRT announced that a train breakdown had caused services to be disrupted at Tampenis, a new location in Singapore that until this day had not existed.

Jit Tua Teow, a resident in the east, said she is delighted to be part of this new Tampenis GRC: “It’s an honour to be able to fill Tampenis up.”

“I’ll make sure that the incumbent has a strong hold on the whole of it.”

Another local said Tampenis GRC is a long time coming.

See Baey Tng, another local, said: “This is really the most appropriate time to call a by-erection.”