President Tony Tan has issued the writ of election for the Bukit Batok by-election to be held on 7 May 2016. Nomination day will be on 27 April 2016 at Keming Primary School.
SDP’s Dr Chee Soon Juan has declared his intentions to contest in Bukit Batok SMC and has been working the ground for weeks. Dr Chee will be up against PAP’s Murali Pillai, a lawyer from Rajah and Tan.
Bukit Batok SMC was vacated after ex=PAP MP David Ong was caught for having an extra-marital affair with a fellow PAP grassroots member. As Polling Day is not a public holiday, all employers are required to give time off for Bukit Batok residents to vote.