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Postby ev-disinfection » Sat, 07 May 2011 9:55 pm

Errrrrrr....,
Ong Teng Cheong's family requested not to have a state funeral.
Forms submitted wrongly, is wrong or right?
35 seconds too late, they raise the money already, but did not submit their entry.
It is easy to be an opposition party here, find the money to stand for elections and you are in the fight. Work the ground, listen to the people in the ward that you want to contest in.....the PAP could have easily make it almost impossible to be an opposition, but they did not.
Satellite TV--- well for security i guess, cause you cannot really control what is aired, but i think this was yearssss ago, before the internet, which is semi- controlled only.
No freedom of speech? have you seen the internet comments or abuse of the incumbent MPs...

9:55 pm Results will be out soon,
May the best win....

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Postby ev-disinfection » Sat, 07 May 2011 9:57 pm

k1w1 wrote:I was reading yesterday about the 5 seats that are "walkovers". One of the opposition candidates (in LKY's constituency) was not allowed to run because the application was submitted 35 SECONDS past the final submission time. Another opposition would-be was thrown out because on her application form, she had written "unemployed" as her employment status. This was technically untrue as she was seeing out her notice period... I'm not sure about the other seats, but I found these stories pretty shocking. Almost as shocking as the $16,000 each opposition MP had to pay as their "application fee" to run against the PAP.

I have been really excited to hear Singaporeans get fired up about this election. I think the people are ready for some new blood in parliament.


All have to pay the SGD 16,000.00, and not only the opposition.

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Sat, 07 May 2011 10:27 pm

ev-disinfection wrote:Forms submitted wrongly, is wrong or right?
35 seconds too late, they raise the money already, but did not submit their entry.

EV, have you seen this first-hand account of what actually happened with the Tanjong Pagar nomination? The form was already in the election officer's hand but the commissioner of oath called them back. Fair play?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-7bSi1aM1U

So many untruths going around. Thank goodness for social media where we have access to information from the source rather than what the state-controlled media says.

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Postby ev-disinfection » Sat, 07 May 2011 10:39 pm

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ev-disinfection wrote:Forms submitted wrongly, is wrong or right?
35 seconds too late, they raise the money already, but did not submit their entry.

EV, have you seen this first-hand account of what actually happened with the Tanjong Pagar nomination? The form was already in the election officer's hand but the commissioner of oath called them back. Fair play?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-7bSi1aM1U

So many untruths going around. Thank goodness for social media where we have access to information from the source rather than what the state-controlled media says.


hmmm.... isn't that guy speaking, 1 of the independent opposition candidate?

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Sat, 07 May 2011 10:44 pm

ev-disinfection wrote:hmmm.... isn't that guy speaking, 1 of the independent opposition candidate?

You obviously haven't watched the video. He is not one of the Tanjong Pagar candidates. Suggest you watch it.

For everyone who wants to know the issues first-hand, Ong Teng Cheong in his own words:

http://theonlinecitizen.com/2009/02/pre ... revisited/

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Postby ev-disinfection » Sat, 07 May 2011 10:53 pm

Wind In My Hair wrote:
ev-disinfection wrote:hmmm.... isn't that guy speaking, 1 of the independent opposition candidate?

You obviously haven't watched the video. He is not one of the Tanjong Pagar candidates. Suggest you watch it.

For everyone who wants to know the issues first-hand, Ong Teng Cheong in his own words:

http://theonlinecitizen.com/2009/02/pre ... revisited/


I watched the video, and the guy speaking is an independent opposition for another ward, and did not say he was part of the party that got rejected.

Former President Ong, his family did not want to have a state funeral, the link is for a interview when he was alive. yes, he had a fallout with the PAP, when he was president.

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Sat, 07 May 2011 11:17 pm

EV, he is obviously an opposition supporter. Does that automatically make him a liar? It is a first hand account and he sounds very believable. People can make up their own minds.

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Postby ev-disinfection » Sat, 07 May 2011 11:25 pm

Did not call him a liar... just would like a third party to confirm it.

looks like WP won in Aljunied and Hougang,

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 08 May 2011 12:07 am

ev-disinfection wrote:Satellite TV--- well for security i guess, cause you cannot really control what is aired, but i think this was yearssss ago, before the internet, which is semi- controlled only.


Yah jus imagine ah, uncensor America Idol and I'm Celebrity!

People cannot be trust to see hor :P :wink:

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Postby ev-disinfection » Sun, 08 May 2011 12:19 am

JR8 wrote:
ev-disinfection wrote:Satellite TV--- well for security i guess, cause you cannot really control what is aired, but i think this was yearssss ago, before the internet, which is semi- controlled only.


Yah jus imagine ah, uncensor America Idol and I'm Celebrity!

People cannot be trust to see hor :P :wink:


Aiyah, now with internet can see all that lah, no need satellite TV anymore.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 08 May 2011 12:26 am

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JR8 wrote:
ev-disinfection wrote:Satellite TV--- well for security i guess, cause you cannot really control what is aired, but i think this was yearssss ago, before the internet, which is semi- controlled only.


Yah jus imagine ah, uncensor America Idol and I'm Celebrity!

People cannot be trust to see hor :P :wink:


Aiyah, now with internet can see all that lah, no need satellite TV anymore.


So why still ban ah!

:)

p.s. good point though. The PAP can no longer control the media.... jeez that's got to P them off!

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Sun, 08 May 2011 12:46 am

1 GRC and 2 ministers lost. Here's to the beginning of the end of the GRC system. Workers Party FTW!

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 08 May 2011 12:53 am

\:D/

Good stuff! So what now, will the PAP listen to the people, or instead send out the vans at 4am to start collecting the opposition to drag them to jail?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 08 May 2011 2:35 am

Some damn good MP's & Ministers lost tonight. But on the bright side, I'll have lots more free time now that we will probably no longer have a grassroots organization as services are cut back trying to make our constituency look like Hougang. Although, I must admit, I enjoyed helping my neighbours, working for the grassroots organization for the past 3 years. :(

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 08 May 2011 2:46 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Some damn good MP's & Ministers lost tonight. But on the bright side, I'll have lots more free time now that we will probably no longer have a grassroots organization as services are cut back trying to make our constituency look like Hougang. Although, I must admit, I enjoyed helping my neighbours, working for the grassroots organization for the past 3 years. :(


Haha... the world has ended right, 2 or 3 opposition MPs have been elected.

More seriously, does anyone know where I can see a simple real-time list of results as they are declared? All I get from the Birdcage liner is a page of 20 different new-stories, one per constituency. Maybe SPH weren't prepared for other than total victory as usual...


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