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  1. Picnic06-Biante15

    Boleh Land Election 2018

    Let me starts the discussion here as the other thread discussion on funnelling of funds. Malaysian government declares polling day a public holiday KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's federal government has declared May 9, polling day, a public holiday. This is to allow all Malaysians to fulfil their responsibilities as voters, said the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in a statement on Wednesday (Apr 11). “The declaration on the public holiday is made based on Section 8 of the Public Holidays Act 1951 for Peninsular Malaysia and the Labuan Federal Territory,” said the statement. The Malaysian Election Commission had on Tuesday announced dates for nomination and polling day for the country's 14th general election. Many had expressed concern that having the vote on a Wednesday, Malaysia's first weekday poll in nearly two decades, would affect turnout at the ballot boxes. Malaysians had reacted to announcement of the weekday polling date by taking to social media to offer transportation and funds to those who wanted to return to their hometowns to cast their ballots. Several Malaysian companies on Tuesday also declared May 9 a holiday for staff. Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/malaysia-election-polling-day-public-holiday-10127468
  2. Reported in today ST About 30,000 public servants appointed as election officials, to undergo training SINGAPORE - The Elections Department (ELD) has appointed about 30,000 public officers as election officials and has called them up for training. For the 2015 General Election, public servants were called up for training about 11 months before the polls were held. Link : https://www.straitstimes.com/politics/about-30000-public-servants-appointed-as-election-officials-to-undergo-training
  3. Self-inking pens, prototype polling booths among changes for Singapore's next general election source: https://www.straitstimes.com/politics/self-inking-pens-prototype-polling-booths-among-changes-for-singapores-next-general?xtor=CS3-18&utm_source=STiPhone&utm_medium=share&utm_term=2019-11-29 15%3A11%3A25 SINGAPORE - The Elections Department (ELD) will introduce a number of changes in the upcoming polls, including self-inking pens and new polling booths. Candidates will also be able to fill in most of the required paperwork online. These include appointing their election agents, paying their election deposits, and preparing their nomination papers. However, hard copies of nomination papers must still be submitted on Nomination Day. The Electoral Boundaries Review Committee was convened in August, marking the first step towards the next general election, which must be held by April 2021. In the past three general elections under Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the period between the announcement of the committee's formation and Polling Day has ranged between two and six months. The new self-inking pens, which have been used in countries such as South Korea, allow voters to stamp an "X" for the party of their choice with minimal pressure. The ELD said it made the decision to change the pens provided after feedback that some older voters had difficulty gripping regular pens to cast their votes. Voters in certain constituencies will also see prototype polling booths made largely from cardboard and other recyclable materials. Designed by students from the Singapore Institute of Technology, the new booths cost $30 each. In comparison, the old booths, which are used for around 12 years before being replaced, cost about $750. The ELD will hold roadshows ahead of the next general election to familiarise voters with the new equipment. The latest changes come on the back of an announcement by the ELD last year, in which it said voters will be able to register electronically at polling stations and have their votes tallied by counting machines. However, hard copy ballot papers will continue to be used, and counting assistants will still handle the mixing, unfolding and sorting of the papers The department will also organise sessions for political party representatives to try out the new digital services and provide feedback. However, the actual system will be open for use only after the Writ of Election has been issued for security reasons.
  4. This will be the offical Elections thread with the opening of the register https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/registers-electors-ready-public-inspection-feb-26-march-11?fbclid=IwAR35b5zOAEzNcms43KklYO-BGZwc1hJZLFtBO1xWCVHPeFEhhjuIwP4CEiQ SINGAPORE — The registers of electors will be open for public inspection from Feb 26 to March 11, the elections department said on Monday (Feb 25). Singaporean citizens who are at least 21 years old as of Feb 1, and who are not disqualified as an elector under any law, will be allowed to vote. They must also have a Singapore residential address on their National Registration Identity Card (NRIC) as of Feb 1. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads Singaporeans can check their particulars: Online at the Elections Department website At community centres or clubs At the Elections Department located at 11 Prinsep Link Singapore 187949 They should have their NRIC or passport with them. Those who wish to check their particulars in the registers at community centres or clubs can only do so from 6pm to 9pm on weekdays and 3pm to 7pm on Saturdays and Sundays. During the inspection period, a person can submit requests to include or remove his or her name or to update his or her particulars in the registers. Persons whose names were removed from the register for failing to vote in a past election may apply to have their names restored to be able to vote in future elections. REGISTERING TO VOTE OVERSEAS Overseas Singaporeans who have changed their NRIC address to an overseas address must also have a Singapore residential address registered with the Immigrations & Checkpoint Authority (ICA) as of Feb 1 to qualify to vote. Overseas Singaporeans whose names are listed in the Registers of Electors, and have resided in Singapore for an aggregate of at least 30 days during the past three years, may apply to register as overseas electors in order to vote at designated overseas polling stations. Registration and checking of particulars can be done at Singapore overseas missions that serve as overseas registration centres. Those registering must have their NRIC or passport. Singaporeans who registered as overseas electors in previous elections will have to register again. Registration as an overseas elector is open year-round, but overseas Singaporeans are encouraged to register early. Overseas Singaporeans who wish to vote in the upcoming elections must register as an overseas elector by the end of the second day after the writ for an election is issued.
  5. Sdf4786k

    AU elections

    https://au.news.yahoo.com/australians-are-dumb-commentators-slam-coalitions-election-victory-011135657.html?soc_src=community&soc_trk=wa Looks like the new way of getting a win is quite easy. As long as it appeals to the wider population, you get to Win. Its carrying out the deliverables that's the killer. I believe the Silver hair population taxes were sacrifices
  6. WTF, count votes count until die, the condition there must be real bad!!! https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/318-election-officials-die-more-than-2000-ill-after-indonesias-mammoth-single-day-poll JAKARTA - Kindergarten teacher Tursina Maya's days were packed on and around the election on April 17, the biggest single day poll held anywhere in the world and one of the most complicated with 240,000 candidates running for office. For the first time ever, Indonesians were simultaneously taking part in presidential as well legislative polls. A day ahead of the poll, Ms Tursina and her neighbours, who were tasked to manage their polling station in North Jakarta, held meetings, set up a tent, desks and instruction signs. They worked tirelessly from morning to midnight. On D-day, she continued working the clock, administering to voters before proceeding to the more daunting task of counting ballots. The next day, the 42-year-old mother ended up in hospital and had to be warded for four nights because of exhaustion and elevated blood pressure. She was, however, luckier than Abdul Rohim, 40, a security officer assigned to a polling station in Bekasi, West Java. He was admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), suffering from exhaustion and heart pain. He died subsequently. As at 8am on Tuesday (April 30), 318 polling station committee officials have died and 2,232 fell ill, said the general election commission (KPU), which oversaw the polls. Related Story More than 300 election workers, police officers in Indonesia die of exhaustion Related Story Indonesia urged to review polls after over 100 election workers, police die of exhaustion Related Story Indonesia election microsite: Read more stories "Many of them had to stay up through two nights and not while they had coffee to watch football games, but while they were under pressure amid efforts of ensuring there was no miscounting," said Mr Pramono Ubaid Tantowi, a KPU commissioner, on Tuesday. After polls closed on April 17, ballots were first manually counted at more than 800,000 polling stations. The counting at many polling stations lasted until past midnight and officials then had to oversee the transport of ballot boxes to collection points, which were plagued with long queues, adding to delays. The results of the polling stations were then tallied at the sub-district, district and provincial offices before ending up in the national vote tally in Jakarta. Election officials were tasked to monitor closely each stage of the counting process. A normal person would be able to work hard for eight straight hours and then stay awake for the following eight hours before he has to get six hours' sleep, Mr Pramono said, citing medical doctors. Under the existing election law, manual vote counting at a polling station must be completed within the same day (midnight deadline) and a Supreme Court decree stipulates it could be extended for 12 hours conditionally but without any break in the vote-counting period, Mr Pramono noted. "I started my day around 5am and wrapped up around the same time the next day," said Ms Tursina, stressing that staying up all night working was the part that caused her physical stamina to drop. After finishing vote counting at around midnight, she oversaw the transport of ballot boxes to a collection point until 3am. She recalled that in the last election in 2014, when the legislative poll was held a few months earlier ahead of the presidential one, manual vote counting mostly finished by 5pm. Mr Abdul Rohim's widow, Madam Masnun, 38, said her husband felt exceptionally tired after the Wednesday polls and rested at home. He was rushed to a clinic on Friday and died on the subsequent Wednesday (April 24). "On Monday (April 22) he said he felt pain on the chest. Then he did not speak at all until Wednesday," Ms Masnun told reporters on the sidelines of a seminar in Jakarta held by Ombudsman Indonesia. The seminar was the beginning of a study of the 2019 election by the independent agency overseeing public services in the country.
  7. http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/08...m?section=world Malaysia's Anwar contests by-election Posted 3 hours 57 minutes ago Malaysia's leading opposition politician Anwar Ibrahim is contesting a crucial by-election today which is expected to return him to the national Parliament a decade after he was forced out. Dr Anwar was deputy prime minister of Malaysia until a decade ago, when he had a falling out with then-prime minister, Mahathir Mohamed. He was sacked and then jailed for sodomy and corruption, serving six years in prison. His sodomy conviction was quashed, but now Dr Anwar is facing a new set of sodomy allegations which he says have been brought by his political enemies. He now heads up the People's Alliance, a group of opposition parties which is challenging the ruling party for the first time since the country's independence 50 years ago. He has been campaigning on the economy and a platform of equality for Malays, Chinese and Indians. The polling group Merdeka is predicting an easy win for Dr Anwar. -------------
  8. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/23/world/asia/maldives-elections.html NEW DELHI — The Maldives, the isolated scattering of islands caught in a geopolitical struggle between China, India and the West, were thrust into more uncertainty Sunday when voters appeared to have ousted the country’s autocratic president. With votes still being tallied, local news organizations reported that Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the opposition candidate, had beaten President Abdulla Yameen. Mr. Solih won 58 percent of the vote with about 97 percent of ballots counted, according to the independent news websitemihaaru.com. Transparency Maldives, an election watchdog, said he had won “by a decisive margin.” As Mr. Solih declared victory and his supporters danced in the street, observers held their breath as they waited to see what Mr. Yameen would do next. His campaign had yet to concede by early Monday morning, and a spokesman for the Maldives’ Election Commission said official results would not be announced for a week, according to Reuters. “This is a moment of happiness, this is a moment of hope, this is a moment of history,” Mr. Solih said at a news conference at midnight. He said, “I would like to call upon Yameen and ask him to respect the will of the people and to immediately begin the smooth transition of power as per the Constitution and the law.” With Mr. Yameen hoping to solidify his hold on power with a second term, the opposition had warned that the Maldives’ nascent democracy was at stake in the election. Accusations of fraud have plagued both sides. As polling stations opened on Sunday, lines of voters snaked down streets in the Maldives and in countries with large Maldivian communities, like Sri Lanka, suggesting a high turnout. Lying southwest of India, and stretching across maritime routes that are crucial to China, the Maldives has been caught up in recent years in Beijing’s growing global ambitions, which the United States and its allies have struggled to contain. China has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on infrastructure projects in the Maldives, which critics, including the political opposition, warn amount to “debt-trap diplomacy” that weighs down the recipient country with loans in order to secure a naval base as repayment. The governments of both countries reject that assessment. Even before the elections on Sunday, Mr. Yameen had been accused of rigging them, forcing employees of state-owned companies to vote for his party, stacking the election commission with loyalists, locking up opposition leaders and canceling voter registrations. On Saturday night, the police raided the opposition’s office in the capital, Malé, citing evidence of vote-buying. This month, the police said they had unraveled a plot to “create the false impression that the election will not be free and fair,” which Western diplomats warned could be used to annul the elections if the governing party does not win. The United States said this month that it would impose sanctions on Maldivian officials if the elections are not free and fair. But both the European Union and United States declined to send teams to monitor the voting, wary of appearing to condone them. The election pitted Mr. Yameen’s governing Progressive Party against a unified opposition led by Mr. Solih, a senior lawmaker from the Maldivian Democratic Party. The Maldives became a democracy in 2008, when it held its first vote to elect a president directly. Mr. Yameen came to power in 2013, after elections monitored by more than 100 international observers. Since then, he has jailed his political opponents, including his half brother, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who led the country for 30 years until opening it up in 2008, and Muhammed Nasheed, the first democratically elected president. The opposition rallied behind Mr. Solih after many opposition leaders, including Mr. Nasheed, fled into exile. Many observers had said the opposition would win if there were a level playing field. For the first time in three years, it was permitted this month to hold a rally, after the government came under pressure for not issuing permits in the past. Around 10,000 people attended, about twice as many as at the governing party’s rallies, though in the past the government has used force to stifle protests and dismissed dissenters as terrorists. “There is a huge popular groundswell in favor of change,” said Mr. Solih’s campaign manager, Mariya Ahmed Did. “President Yameen was not given a mandate to trample all over Maldivian democracy and our Constitution, but that is what he has done these past five years.” She said, “The Maldives risks becoming just another banana republic.” Mr. Yameen’s campaign manager, Adhlee Ismail, denied in a brief telephone interview that the elections had been rigged. The Chinese government has been a consistent supporter of Mr. Yameen despite his crackdown on dissent. In February, Beijing sent a naval force to linger off the coast of Malé after Mr. Yameen sent troops to burst into the Supreme Court and jailed two of its justices after they overturned the convictions of opposition politicians. Mr. Yameen then declared a state of emergency and prevented Parliament from meeting for a while. Even if Mr. Yameen were to lose, China’s influence would not simply be rolled back, some observers say. The United States and India are unwilling or unable to match the billions of dollars Beijing has invested in cash-starved regions of South Asia as part of its “One Belt, One Road” initiative. China is spending about $62 billion in Pakistan alone as part of the program, tilting another American ally further into its axis. “If President Yameen loses, China will be able to work with the next leader, as it has shown in the case of Sri Lanka after the 2015 election,” said Nilanthi Samaranayake, a South Asia analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses, a think tank based in Arlington, Va. For small nations in the region, China’s appeal as a source of money for development “transcends domestic politics,” she said. Many in the Maldives and elsewhere are wary of China’s increasing military interests. Despite assurances to the contrary, Beijing has steadily bolstered its presence on a collection of disputed reefs in the South China Sea, eventually building bases there. The Maldives, which is included in China’s One Belt, One Road plans, has received about $2 billion in Chinese loans that critics say will be difficult to repay. The Chinese initiative has been likened to the United States’ ambitious Marshall Plan in Europe after World War II, but the Marshall Plan was mostly composed of grants rather than onerous loans, critics argue, and went toward economically viable projects. Mr. Yameen has been racked by accusations of corruption, including reports that he plans to sell some of the 1,200 islands that make up the Republic of Maldives for his personal gain, a charge he has denied. Although the Maldivian government said international journalists were welcome to report on elections, many — including from The New York Times — were unable to secure visas to enter the country.
  9. Former Workers Party member and acupuncturist Zeng Guoyuan will be contesting in the Hougang by-election as an independent Zeng was photographed collecting his nomination forms this morning from the Election Department. He was a Workers
  10. This is an election for new moderators to join the moderating team. Because moderators have added responsibilities and are vested with more power, we would like all stakeholders of MCF to have their voices heard in the selection. The selection process starts with the current moderators drawing up a shortlist of nominees. An online “election” open to all MCF members will then be held to choose the final 2 candidates that will join the moderating team. We have chosen some nominees and PM them for acceptance to step up to the role should they get elected. Here are the shortlisted nominees that have accepted their nomination. The 2 nominees with the highest votes will be appointed as a moderator. The elections will close on 7-Oct. @Bavarian @Jman888 @Watwheels <Editted 16-Oct-2014> The voting has closed. Results as below.
  11. https://www.facebook.com/ChannelNewsAsia/po...150253328502934 [rolleyes]
  12. Picnic06-Biante15

    Who Will Win ? - US Presidential Election

    Who Will Win the US Presidential election today (8.00pm tonight onward) ? My pick Obama to win this round and continue for another term in office. Was watching the presidential debates and the challenger seem 'bo leow' .....
  13. Duckduck

    Bukit Batok bi-election!

    from LHL FB... wah what has caused this saga siah? Can anyone CSI out reason y he quit? Juicy anot?
  14. From CNA: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/sin...1151857/1/.html PAP needs to reflect on General Election: PM Lee By S Ramesh | Posted: 08 September 2011 1610 hrs SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the People's Action Party needs to adjust its policies to serve the people better, and that the party also needs to improve on its engagement and outreach to involve Singaporeans much more on the issues affecting them. Mr Lee said: "We have to be active in listening, as well as in putting our message across, and in countering mistaken views and disinformation." Mr Lee, who is also the PAP's Secretary General, made these observations in the latest issue of Petir, the party's magazine. The editorial comes in the wake of the party's performance in the last General Election, having won 81 out of 87 seats. He said the ruling People's Action Party must reflect on the meaning of the May 7 General Election, and strengthen and reinvent itself to maintain a leading role in Singapore politics. He also said the party must also strengthen its presence in cyberspace and learn to use the new media more effectively. This meant not just going onto Facebook and Twitter, but being on the same wavelength as the netizens and resonating with the Internet generation. That way, the MPs and leaders can continue serving the widest spread of society and work with all citizens to shape the new Singapore together. Mr Lee said constituency work also remains crucial, as a caring, hardworking and effective MP, backed by a strong team of activists and the party, can make the difference. He said this was clear in the General Election as MPs who had worked hard, enjoyed strong support. As for the opposition wards, Mr Lee urges the PAP to maintain its presence, keep the branch active and take care of supporters and fight hard to win back the constituency. Mr Lee added: "Fundamentally, we need to get Singaporeans to see the PAP for what it is and what it has always been - their champion, acting on their behalf, working with them and for them." So the Prime Minister's call to his party activists is to stay united in the cause and fight tenaciously to create a better tomorrow for all Singaporeans. -CNA/ac
  15. Hmm... this looks interesting.... a 1 year temporary position, with mention of election administration and work extended hours during election period..... Does it mean that GE will come earlier than 2016? I am sure one of the key objectives of PAP is to recapture the GRC lost, so maybe they will try to call for the next GE before the issues clouding AHPTC can be settled. Maybe that is also why we are going to have more COEs soon? anyway, just plain speculation :p http://careers-gov-jobs.jobstreet.com.sg/jobs/jobdesc.asp?aid=1&jid=91068774 Position Training Facilitator (Temporary for 1 year) Organisation Elections Department Date Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014 Application Deadline Saturday, May 17, 2014 Location 11 Prinsep Link,Singapore 187949 No. of Vacancies 2 Elections Department is a department under the Prime Minister’s Office. We are a professional election administrator committed to preparing and organising the public service to efficiently conduct free and fair elections in Singapore. Our vision is to be a dynamic and innovative organisation which values its people, always striving for quality and accountability in delivering electoral services and in promoting and sustaining our citizens’ trust and confidence in Singapore’s democratic process. Responsibilities You will be part of the team that facilitates training of public officials to prepare them for their roles as election officials. The training may be in the form of breakout sessions, lectures, hands-on simulated exercises and briefings. In addition to the training facilitation, you will be responsible for training administration, preparation of logistical requirements and premises for each training session as well as overseeing the maintenance of the training premises/facilities. You will also consolidate feedback from training participants and prepare training feedback report to management. During the election periods, you may be involved in other election administration work. Requirements • Good communication and interpersonal skills. • Ability to work independently and through others. • Have training / teaching experience • Must be prepared to work extended hours under pressure during the election period • Singapore Citizenship • Candidates with prior election working experience will be an advantage
  16. Since I saw someone posted about wish list for soccer, I thought maybe I can start a wish list for election swing voters. As usual, there will be die hard PAP supporters, and there will be hardcore opposition supporters. For these two groups of voters, please take your battle to where it is suppose to be. There is a thread started by @Radx for election battle, please fight there. http://www.mycarforum.com/topic/2696413-the-next-general-elections-post-here/page-25 It is no secret that many elections around the world are won or lost because of the swing voters, these people are not fully supportive of one party only, and they vote base on what they believe is best for the country and themselves. The key lies in how to reach out to this group of voters. It seem like the government is not too interested in this group of voters, so let us tell them, how they can lost our votes ( or how the opposition can win us over). I feel that our government is a good manager, but not a good politician. Generally I am quite happy, there are good policies introduced, and there are bad ones. What I really want to see , is that they can admit whatever mistakes done, get it corrected and move on. It takes a great politician to admit mistakes, sometimes mistakes bring in votes. The era is different, things are different, people are different. Those (swing voters) who want to share your thoughts, come on in. cheers!!!
  17. Picnic06-Biante15

    Boy Boy Un Needs Election Meh ......

    He needs election .... He can just remove any person like squashing an ant with his index finger ... yahoo news : North Korea holds election, Kim Jong Un runs in legendary district SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea, accused of human rights violations, elects its largely symbolic parliament this weekend, with leader Kim Jong Un, the third in his family dynasty to rule the totalitarian state, running unopposed in a legendary mountain district. State news agency KCNA said on Thursday that election preparations were "gaining momentum", with voters confirming their names on electoral lists for the ballot held every five years. "Agitation activities are going on to encourage citizens to take active part in the election with high political enthusiasm and labour feats, amid the playing of 'Song of the election,'" KCNA reported. North Koreans, it said, sought to "demonstrate once again the might of single-minded unity by casting ballots for their candidates". North Korea stands accused by a U.N. report issued this month of torture and killings comparable to Nazi-era atrocities. Authorities in Pyongyang have denounced the report as "faked". The North's Supreme People's Assembly is empowered by law to approve the budget and make senior appointments, including to the powerful National Defence Commission. In practice, it is a largely symbolic body meeting twice a year in a country where decision-making authority lies with the ruling Korean Workers' Party. Each district has a single candidate, with the overwhelming majority from the party, although a few independents, such as pro-Pyongyang Koreans from Japan, are allowed to take part. more stories, link: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/north-korea-holds-election-kim-jong-un-runs-123900282.html "running unopposed in a legendary mountain district" ..... ha..ha..ha.... can animals in mountain district file papers to vote against him meh ... Wonder if there really opositions parties in NK who rules by iron hands ...
  18. Food colouring, not chemicals, was in the indelible ink used in the general election, the Election Commission (EC) admitted today in the Dewan Rakyat. "No chemical was used in the ink but it was instead replaced with permitted food colouring," said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim in his reply to Segambut Member of Parliament Lim Lip Eng. His statement was in stark contrast with the EC's claim that it used silver nitrate in the ink. He said the absence of the required chemical was the reason the ink was easily washed off. Shahidan also said that the expiry date of the ink was four months from the date it was issued but blamed voters for purposely trying to wash off the ink as the reason why it was not permanent. "How long the ink remains depends on the individual and the efforts put in to wash it off." In a written response, Shahidan also told the Dewan Rakyat that RM6.9 million had been spent on the ink, with an additional RM200,000 spent on transportation, packaging and storage, bringing the total expenditure to RM7.1 million. He added that the EC did not plan to release information related to the suppliers for security reasons. Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had urged voters to lodge police reports on polling day after many of them showed how easily the ink could be washed off their fingers. EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof also announced the formation of a special task force to investigate the reasons why it could be easily washed off. Barisan Nasional won 133 parliamentary seats in the May 5 polls, 21 seats more than the 112 required to form a simple majority government. However, this was BN's smallest win since the country achieved independence in 1957. Pakatan Rakyat continues to refuse to accept the results and point to the fact that it had won 51% of the popular vote compared with BN's 48 %. PR has also filed 39 election petitions to challenge the results in 25 parliamentary and 14 state seats where BN won by small majorities. Despite the protests against the outcome of the polls, the EC insisted that it had carried out the elections in a fair manner, pointing out that the highest ever voter attendance of 84.84% was evidence of confidence in the electoral process. http://sg.news.yahoo.com/indelible-ink-not...-091953150.html
  19. Mods, I've checked and all PE by-elections thread are locked. So have to start a new thread. After many months of waiting, the verdict is out. Police issues stern warning to SPH and ST editor for Punggol East report Published on Jun 20, 2013 4:36 PM Police on Thursday issued a stern warning to The Straits Times (ST) editor Warren Fernandex and Singapore Press Holdings, over a January report on the Punggol East by-election that was published in the newspaper. By Rachel Chang Police on Thursday issued a stern warning to The Straits Times (ST) editor Warren Fernandex and Singapore Press Holdings, over a January report on the Punggol East by-election that was published in the newspaper. The Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) said in a statement on Thursday that the stern warning was issued in lieu of prosecution for the offence of publishing a poll after the writ of election had been issued. The article, headlined "ST Poll: more rooting for PAP," presented the views of 50 Punggol East residents that reporters had interviewed." The publication of polls from the day the writ of election is issued until the close of polling stations on Polling Day is prohibited by the Parliamentary Elections Act. The AGC statement said that the publication of the article "was attributable to neglect on the part of Mr Fernandez." SPH said Mr Fernandez and Mr Patrick Daniel, the editor-in-chief of the media group's English and Malay newspapers division, presented themselves at the Central Police Division earlier in the morning to receive the written warnings. "The Straits Times newsroom co-operated fully with the police during their investigations and accepted that there was an internal lapse that led to the publication of the poll results," said SPH. "It has always been our approach that when we get something wrong, we acknowledge it, put it right, and strive to do better," said Mr Fernandez.
  20. Have you imagine if all citizens from China, Malaysia, Philippine and India all go back to their country to vote for their election all AT THE SAME TIME! Must be pretty quiet ah
  21. MCFers, A big day for democracy. Let's pen our thoughts here for the last few weeks and recall significant incidents
  22. Mllcg

    Punggol By Election Called

    SINGAPORE: A by-election will be held for Punggol East Single-Member Constituency (SMC), after Member of Parliament Michael Palmer resigned over an extra-marital affair. Nomination Day will be held on 16 January 2013. If more than one candidate stand for nominations on Nomination Day, Polling Day will be held on 26 January 2013. The president issued the Writ of Election on Wednesday. The Nomination Place is North Vista Secondary School at Rivervale Link. The Returning Officer is Mr Yam Ah Mee, chief executive director of the People's Association. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/sin...1246889/1/.html
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