Kenneth Jeyaretnam bought a brown skirt for $31.90

Posted on 29 March 2013

And other campaigning costs of Punggol East by-election revealed.

If you don't know who she is, you need to take your head out of your ass.

If you don’t know who she is, you need to take your head out of your ass.

Ok folks, for those of you who still bother about counting the damage, here is a breakdown of how much the Punggol East by-election cost each candidate. This figures were all kindly stolen from The Straits Times, March 28, 2013.

The spending limit for the Punggol East by-election was $110,771.50, or $3.50 for each of the 31,649 registered Punggol East voters.

Workers’ Party Lee Li Lian: $65,227
$47,324 spent on organising three rallies
Umbrellas, posters and newsletters cost $12,487

PAP Koh Poh Koon: $62,991
$32,045 spent on organising two rallies
$19,791 spent on publicity materials

Reformed Party Kenneth Jeyaretnam: $35,308
$5,614 spent on two rallies
Biggest expense: $14,500 lost election deposit
Hired personal assistant at $1,200
Spent $31.90 on a brown skirt bought at Far East Plaza on Jan. 24, the last day of campaigning
It was for Karen Yap, 34, his personal assistant, which she wore as a rally speaker
Straits Times claims Karen Yap said Kenneth Jeyaretnam had “offered to sponsor” the brown skirt

SDA Desmond Lim: $59,743
Including the $14,500 lost election deposit
Paid $15,665 in honorarium to 64 volunteers, an average of $245 each
Desmond Lim paid $4,000 to his election agent
$45 to each of his 18 polling agents and six counting agents

Donations:
Koh Poh Koon is the only candidate to declare to have received all $62,991 from the PAP headquarters

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