At Tuesday's press conference, called hours after it was officially confirmed that all 93 constituencies will be contested, the PAP leader said Singaporeans should not vote for "compromise candidates" that would weaken the national team. In 2015, the PAP won Ang Mo Kio GRC with 78.64 per cent of the votes against an RP team that included blogger Roy Ngerng and lawyer M Ravi.

And, he stressed, the NCMPs now will have full voting rights, the same as elected MPs. 16K likes. @media (min-width: 768px) { .sm-text-left {text-align: left; } }. Voters should scrutinise the candidates and parties carefully, vote for the candidate or GRC team they think can do the best job for them in their constituency and whose party will serve Singapore best if elected, according to Mr Lee.

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Earlier, it was announced that Mr Lee and his five-member People's Action Party (PAP) team in Ang Mo Kio GRC will face another challenge from the Reform Party (RP) in the latest general election. ", On his brother Lee Hsien Yang's recent involvement with the Progress Singapore Party, he said: "He is entitled to speak like anybody else.

GE2020: Manpower Minister Josephine Teo to lead PAP team in Jalan Besar, READ: GE2020: PAP announces Tanjong Pagar, Radin Mas line-up; no Chia Shi-Lu, Sam Tan, Nadia, an associate director at TSMP Law Corporation, GE2020: PAP introduces new potential candidate for Jurong GRC, READ: Ivan Lim incident 'regrettable' but it's time to focus on issues that matter, says DPM Heng, READ: Possible changing of the guard in GRCs as newer ministers could step up to lead, observers say, BOOKMARK THIS: Our comprehensive coverage of GE2020 and its developments. WITH the expanded Non-Constituency MP (NCMP) system in place, there's no possibility of the opposition being shut out of Parliament, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday.

You have reached your limit of subscriber-only articles this month. Addressing residents in Ang Mo Kio, she said: “I would like to assure you that underlying our lives, our jobs and our future will always be our people … I hope you will give me the chance to know you better.

The prospective candidates were unveiled at a virtual press conference, which was also shared live on Facebook. Mr Lee also said that his brother, Mr Lee Hsien Yang, is within his rights as a citizen to choose to join the PSP. Asked for his target for this election's vote share, Mr Lee said: "I never have a numerical target for an election. Former Ang Mo Kio GRC MPs Intan Azura Mokhtar, 43, and Ang Hin Kee, 54, are retiring, while their team mate, Dr Koh Poh Koon, 48, is now part of the PAP line-up for Tampines GRC. I hope that the voters in Yio Chu Kang and Kebun Baru will give their support to Hon Weng and Henry, and that we'll be able to work closely after the election.". Ang Mo Kio was a six-member GRC at the last GE. PSP is also contesting in Kebun Baru. Mr Lee's team beat a RP team made up of M Ravi, Gilbert Goh, Jesse Loo, Osman Sulaiman, Roy Ngerng and Silvia Chandran in the 2015 general election, winning 78.6 per cent to retain Ang Mo Kio. Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month for the first 3 months. Under the NCMP scheme, parliamentary seats are offered to the best-performing losing opposition candidates. Ang Mo Kio GRC was one of two Group Representation Constituencies which shrank from six seats to five seats.

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Mediacorp Pte Ltd. All rights reserved. “I think it's too early to say exactly how many because it depends on their performance in the election and afterwards.

The public will assess which ones are worth listening to, which ones make sense.". PAP has not announced its candidate for Yio Chu Kang, but the former MP in the area was Dr Koh. Mr Yip Hon Weng, 43, is fielded in Yio Chu Kang against Ms Kayla Low, 43, of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP); Mr Henry Kwek, 44,  faces PSP candidate Kumaran Pillai, 57, in Kebun Baru. Tell us what you think. As for hot-button topics such as the balance between the local and foreign workforce, Mr Lee said these are issues that can become "sensitive" and "very politicised" during election time, and his party will be discussing them over the next nine days during the campaign through a series of straight talk sessions online. “This, of course, assuming that we win in Ang Mo Kio … (and the) PAP candidate wins in Yio Chu Kang and also in Kebun Baru,” he said.

Health, jobs, and the future -  and I think we should focus our attention on those big issues.”, Download our app or subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates: https://cna.asia/telegram. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (centre) with his Ang Mo Kio GRC team members (from left) Darryl David, Ng Ling Ling, Nadia Ahmad Samdin and Gan Thiam Poh. VERIFICATION EMAIL. Ang Mo Kio … We go in, we give it our all, we fight for every vote, and when you open the ballot boxes, you will know how the voters have decided. Previous MPs Ang Hin Kee, Koh Poh Koon, and Intan Mokhtar will not be running in Ang Mo Kio GRC for the upcoming elections. For daily updates on weekdays and specially selected content for the weekend.

Mr Lee said if the PAP is re-elected in Ang Mo Kio GRC as well as Yio Chu Kang (where PAP's Yip Hon Weng is standing) and Kebun Baru SMC (where PAP incumbent Henry Kwek is defending), they could form a town council.

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On Tuesday, he said he is happy that RP is again contesting in the Ang Mo Kio GRC, even if its leader Kenneth Jeyaretnam is unable to be present as he is serving his 14-day Stay-Home Notice, after visiting his son in England.

It comprises Mr Lee, 68; Mr Gan Thiam Poh, 56; Mr Darryl David, 50; and newcomers Ng Ling Ling, 48, an independent consultant at the Health Ministry's Office for Healthcare Transformation, and Ms Nadia Ahmad Samdin, 30, an associate director at TSMP Law Corporation.

In the RP speech after the candidacy of its team for Ang Mo Kio GRC was officially declared, Mr Yeo said the party will fight for the right to have access to information that has been withheld from Singaporeans, such as the amount Singapore has in its national reserves, the salaries of the heads of state-owned companies such as Ho Ching, an executive director and CEO at Temasek, CPF returns, as well as the issue of the restoration of ageing HDB flats. Part of the ward was carved out to create the new Single Member Constituency in Yio Chu Kang. “As I step up to this role, I am very aware that I will be subject to public scrutiny. We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Mr Lee said the PAP expects a tough fight because of the pain and uncertainty felt by the people due to the pandemic.

It looks like the email address you entered is not valid. Mr Lee, who is the ruling party's secretary-general, pointed out that the expanded scheme has increased the number of NCMPs in Parliament from nine to 12 - six more than the number of elected opposition MPs in the just-dissolved 13th Parliament.

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The Reform Party fielded a team there in 2011 and 2015. Regardless of the outcome of the general election, "a significant opposition presence" in Parliament is guaranteed by the constitution, he said in a People's Action Party (PAP) virtual press conference. By registering, you agree to our T&C and Privacy Policy.

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