Tag Archives: ALJUNIED GRC

Two new PAP faces for Aljunied GRC

THE People's Action Party (PAP) will introduce a new face soon to work the ground at opposition-held Aljunied GRC. Ms Chan Hui Yuh, 37, a director of construction company Infra Waterproofing, will be at the Serangoon ward, one of the five divisions in the group representation constituency. The former deputy organising secretary of the Young PAP's executive committee told The Straits Times yesterday that she would be vice-chairman of the Serangoon Citizens Consultative Committee (CCC) next week. But she will give her full attention to Serangoon only after her term as chairman of Siglap CCC in East Coast GRC ends in April next year, she said.

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PAP’S POINT MAN VICTOR LYE IN ALJUNIED SPEAKS UP

It is not for me to defend. I state it as a fact. The People's Association is a statutory board and is part of the government. What links are we talking about? The PA's volunteers are representatives of the government. They are a bridge between the government and the people. We help to explain government policies, but that does not mean we agree with all its policies. For example, I disagree with the privatization of mass public transport. It is a public good. When there is a problem with the transport system, people expect the Government to solve it. So, the Government might as well own public transport and let a corporatised entity run it efficiently.

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Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council taking PA to task over a festive fair in Kovan

Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) is taking the People's Association (PA) to task over a Chinese New Year fair set up beside Heartland Mall in the Workers' Party-held Aljunied GRC. The PA was issued with three different notices of offence on Jan 9 by the WP-run town council for infringing onto common property. This was two days after the fair, organised by the Kovan Merchants' Association, was held at the public site leased by the PA.

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Who will PM pick for Aljunied?

The more you think about it, the more it appears that Aljunied GRC is presenting the PAP with one big headache. The GRC system seemed like such a foolproof way for the PAP to secure its dominance. Who would have thought that it would end up haunting it, with that one loss opening up a can of worms? As we inch ever closer to the next General Election, which could well be next year, Singapore’s 50th year of independence, the PAP needs to have its strategy in place real soon.

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