NEW CITIZEN SAMIR NEJI DON'T DESERVE TO STAND FOR ELECTIONS, HE IS NOT A TRUE BLUE SINKIE

<Facebook complaint by Joseph Lefort>

Bukit Batok Independent Candidate Samir Neji is a FRAUD and should withdraw his candidacy.

As a resident and voter of Bukit Batok, I call on Mr Samir Neji to stop making a mockery of Singapore's electoral process and withdraw his candidacy to give voters a chance to chose between two credible parties instead - parties that are run by Singaporeans for Singaporeans.

In the meantime, I am considering filing a police report over this matter

Bt Batok SMC now faces a three-cornered fight created by an independent candidate who sneaked in out of no where. Samir Neji comes from Kerala and has lived in Singapore for 15 years, making him a new citizen( his 15 years of stay here has not been verified yet though) . That aside, what is disturbing is the fact that he has absolutely no visible or verifiable grassroots or local civic involvement in Singapore to begin with. Absolutely NOTHING ! - and yet here he is standing as candidate to be an MP in parliament ! All that is known about him is that he owns a business and has a family here, but even his business ( Anaplan Asia Pte Ltd ) does not have a website and numerous calls to his office has been unanswered.

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For the record, he came in very late on nomination day, just about 30 minutes before filing closed and without meeting the basic requirement of having four assentors with him. Nomination rules require that each nominee should have a proposer, a seconder and four assentors, whose names must appear in the register of electors for the constituency that the candidate seeks election in. It then transpired that supporters from one of the parties contesting in the same SMC, namely the PAP came forward to make up the requisite four assentors, thus ushering him into the election.

Surely, a candidate who takes his candidacy seriously would have read and understood the nomination rules. To come so ill-prepared and to have Assentors from another political party is akin to making a mockery of the electoral process .

Here is a new citizen, trying to springboard straight into parliament with a blank record as far as civic and grassroots involvement is concerned. This is in stark contrast to the incumbent party, the PAP and the opposition party (SDP in this case), both of which has worked the ground, has a manifesto on how to improve Singaporeans' life as well as ample information about the party that is publicly accessible. Samir Salim Neji has absolutely NONE of this .

Singaporeans should be voting in candidates who will be their representatives and voice in parliament. By that token, the candidate must understand the aspirations, needs and psyche of Singaporeans. Samir Neji is a fraud and has no proven qualities to be an MP of Bukit Batok.

One facebook comment regarding this issue puts this in its proper perspective: " Sonia Gandhi was not allowed to be PM as she was not born in India, but this joke is happening here . I am feeling so disgusted "

From Facebook also : " I thought only those born in that country can stand for elections. Alberto Fujimura was born in Peru and hence became their president but not him. ( Samir ) He did not serve NS and does not know the history of SG. Its make a mockery of our politics."

Another facebook comment : " But there are other dicey stuff emerging. ( about Samir Neji) .. by checking through LinkedIn it appears he's the nightmare PAP created through their crap immigration policies. Found that the top posts in Anaplan Singapore are all Indians from his kampong.. all with qualifications from lousy source. So basically he's hiring his own kind. Thats always the main strategy to game the system. If the core consists of true blue Singaporeans we would have called his bluff early ... so must gang up with country mates. So country mates also use high position to apply for PR and citizenship. PAP allows foreigers to con us in our own country. He ( Samir Neji ) has not integrated,.. "

As a resident and voter of Bukit Batok, I call on Mr Samir Neji to stop making a mockery of Singapore's electoral process and withdraw his candidacy to give voters a chance to chose between two credible parties instead - parties that are run by Singaporeans for Singaporeans.

In the meantime, I am considering filing a police report over this matter.

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