Presidential Election

OVERWHELMING NEGATIVE SENTIMENT FROM NETIZENS ON PE 2017 WALKOVER

Negative sentiments have dominated social media over the recent Presidential Election walkover after Madam Halimah Yacob was deemed the only candidate eligible to run by the Presidential Elections Committee on Monday, says a report by global media monitoring organization Meltwater.

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IF HALIMAH WANTS TO DO GOOD, DOES SHE DARE TO DONATE HER $1M SALARY TO CHARITY?

As a Singaporean,It is frustrated to see that the government is overpaying the president. Every year, $1.54 million is paid to the president from the taxpayer money. Lee Kuan Yew has made a serious mistake by overpaying the President.

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HALIMAH YACOB RESIGNS AS SPEAKER AND FROM PAP, PRESIDENTIAL ROLE NEXT

More importantly, she submitted her letter of resignation to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday (Aug 7), informing him of her decision to step down as MP and leave the People's Action Party (PAP), where she was a member of the central executive committee and chaired the PAP Seniors' Group.

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GRACIOUS DR TAN WELCOMES CHIEF JUSTICE MENON TO HIS APPEAL DESPITE PRIOR CONFLICT OF INTEREST

5 judges will hear the appeal next Monday, 31 July 2017 10 am, Supreme Court (photo of the Supreme Court). They are Chief Justice Sunderesh Menon, JA Judith Prakash, JA Steven Chong, J Chua Lee Ming and J Kannan Ramesh. Having 5 judges (instead of the usual 3) is significant. It points to the importance of the Constitutional issues for clarification. Some have asked whether the CJ should hear this case since he chaired the Constitutional Commission that recommended the reserved elections. Last week, the Court wrote to the AG and my lawyers asking if parties have any objections if the CJ sat at the hearing. Both sides said there were none.

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NETIZEN: DON'T SPOIL VOTES, IT'LL ONLY DILUTE OPPOSITION VOTES & SATISFY PAP

Our reader disagreed that people should spoil votes for the upcoming Presidential Election. "It would be stupid and irresponsible not to vote because whether you do or don't, staunch PAP supporters are going to vote. By telling others not to vote, you are in fact diluting opposition votes, which is what PAP wants". What do you think?

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SDP VOLUNTEER: A VOTE FOR ANY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IS A VOTE TO PAP'S RACIST POLICIES

SDP volunteer Abdul Salim Harun has asked for the Malay community to spoil their vote. He urged them not to stoop so low into letting the Government manipulate them. "If you vote for any of the candidates in this coming PE, it means you are agreeing to the racist and discriminatory policy of the PAP Government".

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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DIVIDING OUR NATION, GVT TO BLAME FOR RACIST POLICIES

Opposition politician Khan Osman Sulaiman thinks the upcoming Presidential Election has divided the nation. He blames PAP and the government for accusing others of playing up racial politics when they are the ones who created racist policies. Do you agree?

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