Tag Archives: President Halimah Yacob

Government And Opposition MPs Must Muster Courage To Face Contentious Issues Without Fear Or Favour

As I listened to the President’s address to Parliament at its opening on Monday, I can’t help but was drawn to the part where she mentioned that Singaporeans “desire for more diverse voices to be heard, and stronger checks and balances”. Until and when both the President and Speaker of Parliament are prepared to walk their motherhood talks and Opposition MPs are able to muster enough courage to thump through contentious issues without fear or favour, the next 4-5 years will be a replica of post-2011 where the PAP will rebuild its lost momentum.

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Workers’ Party Power Couples Dazzle At Singapore 14th Parliament Opening

The Singapore 14th Parliament opened yesterday on 24 August with President Halimah Yacob delivering an address. However the focus of Parliament reopening was captivated by the Workers' Party MPs who turned up with their spouses. Many beautiful couples were seen confidently strutting themselves into Parliament. Who do you think stole the show?

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GE2020: Parties Given Sufficient Time Before Parliament Dissolved?

In a sudden national broadcast, PM Lee Hsien Loong announced on 23 June 4pm that he had advised President Halimah Yacob to dissolve Parliament. He gave excuses why the GE2020 should be called before April 2021, citing reasons like Covid19 and the threat of external uncertainties. This paves way for Singapore to see GE2020 Polling Day to be on 10 July. Given how political parties and candidates only had 5 days between 18 June and 23 June when Parliament is dissolved, it seems the PAP thinks that having a preparation time of less than a week is "sufficient".

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THERE SHD BE A BY-ELECTION IF HALIMAH YACOB BECOME PRESIDENT

According to PAP's GRC laws and the Singapore Constitution, the GRC scheme was primarily implemented to enshrine minority representation in Parliament. In other words, the key purpose of GRC is to have a minority MP. If Halimah Yacob quits as MP to become president of Singapore, Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC will be short their minority MP and that would be against the law and against Singapore Constitution. A by-election for the GRC must be held to have another minority MP elected into parliament.

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