3 remaining Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC MPs to build on Halimah’s good work
Official Twitter of PAP Marsiling - Yew Tee GRC. . Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC Meet -The-People Session (MPS) @ PAP YEW TEE BRANCH Mr. Mr Lawrence Wong Minister for National Development Second Minister for Finance MP for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC Meet-the-People Session Date/Time: Every. to assist our residents of Marsiling Division at the Meet the People Session. Mr Alex Yam Ziming Residents of MarsilingYew Tee Town Council can continue to.
At the first Meet-the-People Session in Marsiling since her departure, held last night, Mr Wong, Mr Yam and Mr Ong were there to meet residents and reassure them that the services would continue. Meet-the-People Sessions will be rotated among the team of four advisers, including Mr Zaqy. When Madam Halimah dropped into the session last night for about an hour to bid her residents farewell, she was met by a throng of people eager to take photos with her and wish her well.
Retired contractor Tan Teck Seng, who yelled her name and gave her a salute, said she had changed the look and feel of the estate in a short two-year span. It doesn't matter if she's an MP or president. That's all she wants to do. But any decision on the by-election is the prerogative of the Prime Minister. With her long history of public service, she is likely to be backed by a range of groups including unions, social service organisations and women's groups.
Observers also noted that she automatically qualifies on two counts. First, she was certified a member of the Malay community when running in the, and general elections. Second, she has been Speaker sincelonger than the required three years spelled out in the Constitution. But the Presidential Elections Committee has the discretion to allow a candidate who does not automatically meet the criteria to stand.
An IPS Presidential Election Survey of 2, Singaporeans in found voters ranked honesty, fairness and the ability to represent as the most important qualities they wanted in a presidential candidate.
Independence from political parties and resonance with candidates' views on national issues were least important to respondents. Madam Halimah is also well liked in the Malay-Muslim community, observers noted. Grassroots leaders and residents in Marsiling expressed support for Madam Halimah's candidacy but said they would be sad to see her go. Marsiling resident Prethu Ann Joshua, 39, a pre-school teacher, said the MP has always treated residents sincerely, and often asked after the welfare of those who were ill or in need of financial help.
Grassroots leader Clarence Goh, 64, said residents of all ages and races took to her quickly in her two years there as she was always humble and had no airs. I think our focus and our priority is to make sure the residents are well served. That is what we will do.
There are three key days in the presidential electoral race: There is a minimum day period between Nomination Day and Polling Day, if there is a contest. This means that Polling Day can be held on Sept 9, 16, 23 or 30 if campaigning is to be held next month. Polling Day is typically held on a Saturday to minimise disruptions to schools that are used as polling stations and counting centres.
The Singapore Grand Prix will be held between Sept 15 and Police resources have already been committed to the international event, making Polling Day on Sept 16 unlikely. The reserved election and higher eligibility criteria for private- sector candidates mean a "greater amount of documentation and certification", said Institute of Policy Studies deputy director Gillian Koh.
Elaborating, she said it demonstrates Singaporeans can "accept anyone of any colour, any creed, any religion, at any position in our society, so long as they feel that the person can contribute". Her resignation from her posts as Speaker of Parliament, MP and member of the People's Action Party on Monday to contest the upcoming election has seen views opposed to changes to the presidency resurface, with some questioning the commitment to meritocracy.
Madam Halimah firmly refutes the view that the election, which will be reserved for Malay candidates, entails a trade-off between multiracialism and meritocracy.
It, in fact, ensures both founding ideals are preserved - giving fair access for all races to be represented at one time or other, in the highest office of the land, while requiring that each and every candidate meets the same stipulated criteria. We are not - the same criteria apply to everybody," she stressed. The commission had proposed reserving an election for candidates from a race if it had not been represented in the presidency for five terms.
The changes were passed by Parliament last November. Madam Halimah, 62, has been described by observers as the front runner. They note she is the only aspirant who automatically qualifies to stand, having held the post of Parliament Speaker since Two other candidates who have indicated their interest to run, Bourbon Offshore Asia Pacific chairman Farid Khan, 62, and Second Chance Properties chief executive Salleh Marican, 67, do not automatically meet the financial threshold.
They have to convince the Presidential Elections Committee PEC they have the experience and ability to effectively carry out the functions of the office if elected. While some have questioned the seemingly higher bar for private sector candidates, she said the approach that automatically qualifies public sector candidates "has been in place since ".
Asked if her track record of 40 years in public service - 33 of them in the labour movement - would be a key plank of her campaign, Madam Halimah laughed and said more details will be revealed soon. President's 'first and foremost duty to Singapore': An occasion she remembers clearly was when she abstained from voting on amendments to the Human Organ Transplant Act in Parliament in Changes tabled by then Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan would allow organ recipients to reimburse donors' expenses if they wished.
She was concerned that this would lead to poor people being persuaded to "sell" their organs. The party Whip was lifted, and she abstained, sending a strong signal of her misgivings. I didn't ask the Health Minister how he felt, but I can still remember the expression on his face. A public disagreement surfaced between Mr Ong and the Government inwhen he questioned a proposed amendment to his powers without his consent.
He asked for a court ruling on the matter, and ina special tribunal of High Court judges backed the Government. The president may not have executive powers, but can help shape society through initiatives or speeches, she said. Under the Constitution, the president has powers to veto appointments to key public service posts and is a custodian of the reserves and a unifying symbol.
I won't have that power. I can't make policies, I can't make laws," she said. President Yusof Ishak, through his speeches and behaviour, set the tone of multiracialism during the early years of nation-building, when race relations were fractious, she said. She knew it would not be easy to balance work, family and studies, but she wanted to make sure her mind would not atrophy. So during the minute MRT commute from her Yishun home to her Shenton Way office, and in between meetings at work, she would bury her nose in her law books.
You have got a full-time job and you have got five children. How are you going to manage? But when she was 13, having to balance her studies and work caused her a lot more pain. Her father had died five years earlier, leaving her mother to bring up five children. Madam Halimah, then a secondary school student at Singapore Chinese Girls' School, had to help out at her mother's hawker stall after school, on weekends and during the school holidays.
It made her so tired that she often skipped classes and was nearly expelled. It was such a terrible struggle I hit a wall," she said. Being a poor student in a school of mostly privileged students made things worse, as she did not have the home support her classmates had. Also, it was hard for her teachers to focus their efforts on helping her as she was the odd one out in class.
Eventually, it was the fear of becoming like the delinquents and drug addicts in her neighbourhood that steeled her resolve to try harder. Madam Halimah, 62, recalled the difficult times in a matter-of-fact way at an interview with The Straits Times yesterday, with no hint of resentment.
The struggle taught her lessons that would stay with her, she said, adding that having to fend for herself made her mature faster and become more resilient. You learn to overcome adversities," she added. Over the years, she achieved several firsts, including becoming, inthe first Malay woman MP since independence, and inSingapore's first woman Speaker of Parliament.
Asked how she feels about breaking the glass ceiling, Madam Halimah said she would "prefer to be known not by my gender". Men, women, it doesn't matter, because there must be the desire and the passion to serve - that is the most important," she said.
It was this same attitude that her mother Maimun Abdullah held when her husband died. We lost a breadwinner but I will become the breadwinner'," she recounted.
I never thought women couldn't work, support the family and raise children at the same time," she added. Her mother also played a big part in helping to take care of her children when she was pursuing her career, as did her husband, Mr Mohammed Abdullah Alhabshee, 63, a retired businessman.
He would, when her children were younger, do the marketing, take them out, fix things in the house and make sure the bills were paid on time. Asked how her husband feels about being married to a successful woman, Madam Halimah said: I believe in empowering relationships. He empowers me, I empower him.
That's how we maintain the balance and harmony at home. A I served 40 years in public service, in different capacities. My driving consideration has always been: What can I do? How can I contribute? When the presidential election issue came about, a lot of people approached me to say: Why don't you consider running?
I gave it serious thought: Is there something I can do for Singapore and Singaporeans? And that is why I decided to take part in the presidential election. A I don't have a Plan B.
I just retire and spend more time with my family, do social work, champion the causes I have always been championing, especially disadvantaged children. When you go into an election, you have got to also think of the possibility of losing. I have had people from all walks of life, different religions, races, all coming to me and saying: They want to look at the person who is going to stand for the position, what is the track record of that person, how can that person contribute.
I have great faith and confidence in their fair-mindedness A ILO jobs are very well-paying. They provide pension, they pay for your family benefits and so on, housing, everything, medical.
They give very good terms and we get to live in Geneva, Switzerland. The final results saw a 6. These offers were all accepted, resulting in a total of nine opposition MPs after the election, the General Election was the 16th General Election in Singapore and the 11th since independence.
The governing Peoples Action Party sought to secure their 13th consecutive term in office since and this was the second election since Lee Hsien Loong became its Secretary-General. On 11 Marchthe Government tabled three bills in the parliament to amend the Constitution, the Presidential Elections Act and the Parliamentary Elections Act, a one-day cooling-off day was implemented, during which campaigning was forbidden, with only party political broadcasts allowed.
Internet campaigning was also formally legalised as a means of political campaigning. On 26 Aprilthe amendments to the Constitution were passed by a vote of 74—1 after a debate on the bill. The governing Peoples Action Party has been in power since Singapores independence inthe Reform Party is the newest party and was created on 18 June and was then led by former Member of Parliament J.
He could have stood for election after he was discharged from bankruptcy and reinstated to the bar, however and his eldest son, Kenneth Jeyaretnam has since taken up leadership of the party and is now its secretary-general. The Electoral Boundaries Review Committee normally publishes an updated list of electoral divisions just before elections are called, prior to the latest amendments, there were fourteen GRCs, each with five or six seats, and nine Single Member Constituencies. There were a total of 84 seats being contested in the election of The new electoral map for was announced on 24 February ,87 seats, crafted into 27 electoral divisions, were up for contests in the election.
Having been the ruling party sinceit is Singapores longest-ruling party.
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Since the general elections, the PAP has dominated Singapores parliamentary democracy and has been central to the rapid political, social. In the Singapore general election, the PAP won 83 of the 89 constituency elected seats in the Parliament of Singapore, the PAP was formed on 21 November by Lee Kuan Yew, an English-educated middle-class professional lawyer who had returned from university education in the United Kingdom. He had a vision of independence for Singapore, and was joined by Lim Chin Siong and Fong Swee Suan despite their ideological differences.
In AprilLim Chin Siong was elected as Assemblyman for the Bukit Timah constituency, then 22 years old, he was and remained the youngest Assemblyman ever to be elected to office. The PAP first contested the elections, in which 25 of 32 seats in the legislature were up for election. The party won three seats, one by its leader Lee Kuan Yew, and one by co-founder of the PAP, Lim Chin Siong, David Marshall was vocally anti-British and anti-colonialist, and the British found it difficult to come to an agreement or compromise.
Eventually, after failing to reach any agreement about a plan for self-government, he resigned in Lim Yew Hock, another Labour Front member, took his place and he pursued a largely anti-communist campaign and managed to convince the British to make a definite plan for self-government. Quee also states that Lim Yew Hock deliberately provoked the students into rioting, the result was successful for the PAP under Lee Kuan Yews control who won the election.
The election was also the first election to produce a fully elected parliament, the party has won a majority of seats in every general election since then. After gaining independence from Britain, Singapore joined the federation of Malaysia inalthough the PAP was the ruling party in the state of Singapore, the PAP functioned as an opposition party at the federal level in the larger Malaysian political landscape.
At that time, the government in Kuala Lumpur was controlled by a coalition led by the United Malays National Organisation. Those with the now non-existent party applied to register Peoples Action Party, Malaya, in the general elections of ,, andthe PAP won all of the seats in an expanding parliament. Although opposition parties managed to get back into Parliament inin the beginning, there were about so-called temporary cadre appointed but the current number of cadres is unknown and the register of cadres is kept confidential 8.
Singaporean general election, — The Singaporean general election was held on 11 September to form Singapores Parliament.
The previous Parliament was dissolved on 25 August by President Tony Tan on the advice of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the election was the first since Singapores independence which saw all seats contested.
Most of the seats were contested between two parties, with the only three-cornered fights occurring in three Single Member Constituencies, using first-past-the-post voting, the election was also the first after the March death of Lee Kuan Yew and Singapores 50th anniversary celebration in August Voter turnout was Three candidates failed to secure The General Election was the 17th General Election in Singapore and is the 12th since independence inthe election coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Republic of Singapores founding.
It is also the countrys first election there are no walkovers in any of the constituencies. A total of eight Opposition parties challenged the party in this election.
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The Electoral Boundaries Review Committee is convened before every general election to review electoral boundaries in view of population growth, the Committee is appointed by the Prime Minister. Its published list signifies the start of an election cycle, the new electoral divisions were announced on 24 July Singapores largest newspaper, The Straits Times, created a map of the boundary changes.
People's Association Singapore — The Peoples Association was established in Singapore as a statutory board on 1 July to promote racial harmony and social cohesion. PA commemorated its 50th Anniversary inthe Peoples Associations logo is made up of one continuous element.
This supposedly represents the PAs mission of connecting Singaporeans from all backgrounds to promote active citizenry. Different communities, represented by the circles, keep their distinct identities and our vision is one of all communities bonding closely together, increasing the common space and strengthening the nation.
Red symbolises the passion and spirit of the different communities and it also supposedly signifies the growth and maturity of the people and the PA. The statutory board came into being on 1 Julymore than 80 civic organisations are listed in the First Schedule, ranging from the Football Association of Singapore, to the National University of Singapore Society, to the Singapore Stamp Club.
The powers of the PA and the management and control of the Association and its property, the Secretary-Treasurer of the Association shall be the Secretary-Treasurer of the Board. Starting with 28 community centres, today the PA has over 1, grassroots organisations with more than 25, volunteer grassroots leaders.
Grassroots volunteers visit residents to encourage community involvement, raise awareness about community issues, explain government policies and gather feedback, on the other hand, staff at PA are fully paid and do not take part in any decision making processes.
They are only to support to the GROs. CCCs plan and lead grassroots activities in a constituency, they oversee community and welfare programmes, the first CCC was created in January to carry out the following functions, i.
To transmit information and make recommendations on the needs of the people to the government, to promote good citizenship amongst the people of Singapore. From their inception, the government of Singapore saw the CCCs as playing a key role in managing communal relations, following the race riots in Singapore, village and clan leaders in the CCCs were mobilised to help maintain racial harmony. They also organise community forums and administer welfare assistance, members in the CCC are volunteers appointed by the chairman once every two years and this appointment has to be approved by the Adviser.
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Members usually have a background in politics or are significant contributors in the Singapore scene, Community Club Management Committees help build, manage and maintain all our Community Clubs. CCs are the meeting ground for residents from all walks of life by providing numerous recreational activities Voter turnout — Voter turnout is the percentage of eligible voters who cast a ballot in an election. Eligibility varies by country, and the population should not be confused with the total adult population.
Age and citizenship status are often among the criteria used to determine eligibility, after increasing for many decades, there has been a trend of decreasing voter turnout in most established democracies since the s.
In general, low turnout is attributed to disillusionment, indifference, low turnout is usually considered to be undesirable. As a result, there have been efforts to increase voter turnout. In spite of significant study into the issue, scholars are divided on the reasons for the decline and its cause has been attributed to a wide array of economic, demographic, cultural, technological, and institutional factors. The chance of any one vote determining the outcome is low, some studies show that a single vote in a voting scheme such as the Electoral College in the United States has an even lower chance of determining the outcome.
Other studies claim that the Electoral College actually increases voting power, Studies using game theory, which takes into account the ability of voters to interact, have also found that the expected turnout for any large election should be zero. Since P is virtually zero in most elections, PB is also near zero, for a person to vote, these factors must outweigh C.
Experimental political science has found that even when P is likely greater than zero, enos and Fowler conducted a field experiment that exploits the rare opportunity of a tied election for major political office.Yee Chia Hsing joins PAP’s Chua Chu Kang GRC team - 16Aug2015
Informing citizens that the election to break the tie will be close has little mobilizing effect on voter turnout. Riker and Ordeshook developed the understanding of D. Other political scientists have since added other motivators and questioned some of Riker, all of these concepts are inherently imprecise, making it difficult to discover exactly why people choose to vote. Recently, several scholars have considered the possibility that B includes not only a personal interest in the outcome, note that this motivation is distinct from D, because voters must think others benefit from the outcome of the election, not their act of voting in and of itself.
There are philosophical, moral, and practical reasons that people cite for not voting in electoral politics. High voter turnout is often considered to be desirable, though among scientists and economists specializing in public choice At the general election, the partys best ever performance, however, Chiam fell out with the partys Central Executive Committee in and subsequently left the party in December He was succeeded by Chee Soon Juan, who has remained the Secretary-General since the SDPs Ordinary Party Conference inthe party has since focused more on a liberal human rights agenda but has yet to secure parliamentary representation since general election.
Two months later, on 19 Octoberthe party unveiled its emblem, the party was inaugurated on 21 Septembera full year after being registered as a political party.
The party also raised other prominent issues of the such as the need to reform the education and CPF system. Once the hustings got under way, the party came under sustained attack from the Peoples Action Party, with Ling, the PAP chose to highlight Lings dismissal from the police force and the record of his election agent, but these were quickly rebutted by the SDP leadership.
Chiam was only the opposition politician ever to be elected to the Republics Parliament after J. Jeyaretnam of the Workers Party. The SDP also did well as a whole, with the entire party garnering A moderate, Chiam claimed that he was not opposing for the sake of opposition and he also said, But if they do the wrong things which are not good for Singapore, then we will oppose fearlessly.
The general elections saw the oppositions strongest challenge sincewith 71 candidates in total and this election also saw the PAP engage the SDPs Chiam and WPs Jeyaretnam in a television debate. The SDP scored The PAPs announcement of an election in came when the ruling party was barely in office for three years. Most significantly, the SDP engineered an agreement with the opposition parties to contest just under half the seats in Parliament It is the countrys highest-selling paper, with a current Sunday Times circulation of nearly , after Singapore became independent from Malaysia on 9 Augustthe paper became more focused on the island leading to the creation of the New Straits Times for Malaysian readers.
There is a specific Myanmar and Brunei edition published, with a newsprint circulation of 5, and 2, respectively, SPH also publishes two other English-language dailies, the broadsheet The Business Times and The New Paper tabloid. Mosess friend, Martyrose Apcar, had intended to start a local paper, to fulfil his friends dream, Moses took over and appointed Robert Carr Woods as editor.