Marsiling

PARTS OF LARGE TREE FELL ON PARKED VEHICLES AT MARSILING

The Marsiling-Yew Tee Town Council said they were alerted to the incident at 5:55 am and immediately sent their horticulture team to ascertain the damage. It was reiterated that no one was injured, as there was no one in any of the vehicles.

The Town Council reported that the tree is more than 30 years old, but the last inspection done this month had shown it was healthy.

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POLICE ARRESTED MAN WHO BARRICADED HIMSELF IN FLAT WITH LPG

The couple later told the media that the man was the owner of the unit, and had been paranoid recently about being arrested by the police. He had threatened the couple as he felt the couple had betrayed him, by wanting to leave The couple said they decided to move away for good as the man was of unsound mind.

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CHEE SOON JUAN WRITES TO PM LEE TO CALL FOR A BY-ELECTION

Singapore Democratic Party's Chee Soon Juan has written to PM Lee to call for a By-Election for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC in light of Mdm Halimah Yacob's resignation. He asked if PM Lee agrees with Mr Chan Chun Sing for previously saying that there will not be a By-Election. If he does not receive a response, he will "proceed to take the necessary steps to rectify the situation".

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NEW LAWS NEEDED FOR BY-ELECTION SO THAT GRC ENSURES MINORITY REPRESENTATION

A netizen disagrees that a by-election can only be called when all GRC members leave a constituency. Having a by-election in this case will mostly help maintain consistency and fairness of the GRC system in having at least a minority run it.

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MARSILING RESIDENT STARTS PETITION FOR BY-ELECTION, CALLS FOR MORE SUPPORT

SDP volunteer and Marsiling-Yew Tee resident Abdul Salim Harun is starting a petition to call for a By-Election in the GRC after Halimah Yacob stepped down from her position. He will be doing house visits and explaining to residents the importance of a By-Election.

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SO EFFICIENT, ZAQY MOHAMAD APPOINTED AS ADVISER TO REPLACE HALIMAH YACOB

Zaqy Mohamad will be the new adviser for the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC where Halimah Yacob had just stepped down from. He is also the adviser for Choa Chu Kang GRC Grassroots Organisation and will thus be serving residents from both sides concurrently.

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IF GRASSROOTS ADVISOR CAN REPLACE AN MP, DOES THIS MEAN THEY HAVE EQUAL POWER?

Appointing a Grassroots Advisor in Marsiling instead of calling for a by-election raises very unsettling questions about how the Government recognises the legitimacy and authority of elected MPs. Does this mean that Government agencies will now accord them with as much recognition as elected MPs? Does this mean that these advisors can take on other roles that presumably only MPs can undertake?

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WE NEED BY-ELECTION IN MARSILING-YEW TEE, DON'T LET RULING PARTY PLAY WITH THE CONSTITUTION

Our reader who is a resident of Marsiling-Yew Tee finds it undemocratic for the ruling party to play around with the Constitution and have Mdm Halimah Yacob quit the party in order to run for the Presidential election. She said this is not what the residents have voted for and hopes opposition politicians can do something about this.

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SDP MEMBER: MARSILING RESIDENTS LUKEWARM ABOUT HALIMAH YACOB'S POSSIBLE CONTEST

SDP member Bryan Lim Boon Heng went on house visits in Marsiling and said the residents there are lukewarm about supporting Halimah Yacob for President. He also said they agreed there should be a by-election and believes the Government should not deny them their rights to call for one.

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