Minister Chan: EBRC still pending deliberation

In a Parliamentary sitting on Monday (6 Jan), Workers’ Party Secretary-General Pritam Singh posted a question to the Prime Minister on a) whether the  Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) has completed its deliberations, and b) when will the EBRC report be released to the public.

The release of the report  is seen as the predecessor step before the Parliament is dissolved and the Writ of Election is issued. Although there is no deadline for the report’s release, past committees have taken anywhere from three weeks to seven months to complete the report.

The current committee was formed on the 1 Aug, meaning that it had already been working on the report for 5 months and a week.

Responding on behalf of the Prime Minister, Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing replied that the EBRC has not completed its deliberation. The 4G Minister added that “When the EBRC has completed its work, the report will be presented to this House and released to the public.”

For the upcoming EBRC, it is expected that more work has to be done compared to past reports, as PM Lee has expressed a desire for more SMCs, and to further reduce the average size of GRCs.

Given that the Budget is released on 18 Feb, past speculation would be that the elections could be held in either March or May.

What do you think?

 

 

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29 Responses to “Minister Chan: EBRC still pending deliberation”

  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    Straits Times: Parliament: Chan Chun Sing allays fears about foreigners in workforce, telling S’poreans ‘this Govt will always have your back’

    The Government/PAP does indeed have Singaporeans’ back. They stabbed Singaporeans in the back by giving their job to foreigners by exempting the latter from CPF making them cheaper to employ (no CPF) than locals. Moreover, the “cheap” foreigners also depressed local wages and their demand caused a sharp rise in the cost of living.

    PAP screwed Singaporeans big-time. Screw PAP during the coming GE by throwing them out of Parliament. GE2020 is payback time. VTO.

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  • TruBlu:

    who hide under skirt to get into parliament,pls kee chiu?

    me lor,i ‘KEE CHIU’ !

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  • Cannot Pian-and-pian Forever:

    Me think, the EBRC taking so long to release the report might not be because they’re trying to fulfil pm’s desire but because they’re waiting to see and studying which oppo parties are doing walkabouts in which areas and who have intentions to contest in which constituencies.

    Actually all opposition parties should do islandwide walkabouts in a big group with as many party members as possible like what PSP has done. Confuse them. Do not show any sign or hint that your party or member has any intention to contest in any particular constituency. Otherwise, now you see it (SMC or GRC), now you don’t. For example, Dr Chee has been very active in Bt Batok SMC and Jose Raymond is popular in Potong Pasir SMC. You bet, when the EBRC report is out, we might not see these 2 SMCs any more.

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  • Harder Truths:

    EBRC still on holiday in Europe perhaps learning cooking in France and diving in Australia.

    “What is wrong with spending more voters’ money?”

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  • Sick Of The Childish Face:

    One look at his childish and you will fall sick immediately. How to win respect from the public ?

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  • Just VTO:

    The nearer the GE takes place thd better.
    Theyre up to their cunning tricks again, no doubt!

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  • MarBowling:

    In REALITY, the EBRC crap report has already been completed or done with months if not donkey years ago, immediately after the last GE! This 4G(in Cantonese, it means DEAD PIG aka say chew-a)Minister Bugs Bunny Chan has NO say in the EBRC. He is only a mouthpiece, macham like a Postman! Period. Think Mai Hum is afraid this loose cannon may cockup his game plan!

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  • DavidNeo&IreneVanessa:Bastards:

    When they signed CECA, they already know the outcomes as educated folks go.

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  • Prostate Goh Lee:

    Why so perceivably Insecure and not confident to announce like all other countries ?

    70? Really?

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    REGIME CHANGE is the solution:
    Straits Times: Parliament: Chan Chun Sing allays fears about foreigners in workforce, telling S’poreans ‘this Govt will always have your back’

    The Government/PAP does indeed have Singaporeans’ back. They stabbed Singaporeans in the back by giving their job to foreigners by exempting the latter from CPF making them cheaper to employ (no CPF) than locals. Moreover, the “cheap” foreigners also depressed local wages and their demand caused a sharp rise in the cost of living.

    PAP screwed Singaporeans big-time. Screw PAP during the coming GE by throwing them out of Parliament. GE2020 is payback time. VTO.

    BackStabbing is an artform MASTERED by the man who Con-You…the Idiots are only following the LEEgacy of BackStabbing lah!!!

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  • Boh Kia See:

    It will not surprise me that the EBRC is thinking up reasons why Aljunied GRC should be split up and parts of it attached to a PAP stronghold.

    Never under estimate the PAP for dirty tricks and underhand moves. They are at home operating in those environment. That is why it is important to be vigilant when it comes to the counting of votes.

    When everybody is talking about the EBRC’s report and what it means to them, the Clown’s son will be slipped in under the radar as a candidate for election.

    These group of people seems to be lacking the any ethics with the only rule is to look after themselves and their pockets.

    VTO the PAP–confine them to the bin of history.

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  • N Chan:

    What do I think? Simple.

    I seriously do not think that the EBRC is still “taking its time to make its deliberations”. It is just an “Orwellian” term to cover up a bigger agenda. Since when has an EBRC usually taken 5 months to reach its decision?

    This is what I think the bigger picture is – the PAP is waiting for the likelihood of the courts imposing million dollar damages on the WP MPs w.r.t the AHTC lawsuit and then they will call for the elections. It would catch the Opposition at its “weakest” and it can be used to lump the WP with the other parties. After all, in their calculation, no Singaporean would vote for MPs going bankrupt and the whole affair will be milked to cast aspersions on the Opposition.

    In all probability I think the EBRC has already made its decision. The PAP govt just will not release it in case the Opposition start their Plan Bs in the redrawn boundaries. Instead, they would release it after the courts have slapped million dollar damages on the WP MPs and call for the election a few days after the report is released, giving the Opposition little to no time in working the ground in the new boundaries.

    The Opposition must start its plan B now and I think the first step is to start crowdfunding to raise money to pay the damages the WP MPs might potentially incur but keep the amount raised a secret as best as possible lest Davinder try to ask the courts to impose a sum of more than $10 million per MP.

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  • Bobo:

    Although PAP knew that they sure win big big like 80% to 99%, but they just don’t want to see even a single opposition member to be around in parliament to ask any question that’s not to their liking. If WP lost the shaky Aljunied GRC and Hougang SMC. It’s game over!

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  • I'm halimah keleng also muslim:

    “the Govt has your back’, ya, right.
    They have been screwing your back these past decades and they are saying it openly.

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  • Feel so sick of them:

    Theyve already begun their dirty tricks to oust any oppositions.
    I knew it was coming.
    Many opps wont even qualify to run if they come up with more of their shenanigans…and it will surely rare its ugly heads till GE is near.

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  • Bapak:

    The committee is undecided if that block in front of the many-years-to-build ramp should be given to AMK GRC. Therefore, still deliberating.

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  • mike:

    I think the EBRC report does not matter.

    If White-walkers (WW) going to secure at least 57~60% of popular votes, it will translate into more than 2/3 majority to buy another 5 more years.

    That would meant another 5 yrs of KPKBing.

    Day-to-day chit-chat with happy go lucky seniors give me a feel that more than 80% of this group supports the WW. Nevermind they push trolley, collect cardboard, they even feel that WW is the one helping them surviving. These are the pure-whites

    Day-to-day communication with woman between 35 to 50 years old, this group have more than 65% supports the WW. They are thankful to WW for giving them the economic capability to earn a living and do nkt wish for any disruption to current situation. These i call them the grateful-whites.

    Day-to-day encounters with young people below 30s have strong love for the country. > 70% of this group sees WW=SG. Most are doctrined by the system and see WW as superior leader to this nation. I call them the naive-whites.

    What’s left are miserable SG men who drives cab and grab, gojerk and panda eat.

    And perhaps those redundent PMETs who are still hellucinating in the classes of skew-future. PEMTs are traditionally strong supporters of WW, I call them the economic-whites

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    But don’t under estimate the majority votes. If WW have it falls below 53%, you can be very sure that they may not even get 1/3 majority.

    Talk to your family, friends and colleagues, you will have a good feel of the result.

    Make Singapore Great Again!

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  • Stupid am I correct:

    MarBowling:
    In REALITY, the EBRC crap report has already been completed or done with months if not donkey years ago, immediately after the last GE! This 4G(in Cantonese, it means DEAD PIG aka say chew-a)Minister Bugs Bunny Chan has NO say in the EBRC. He is only a mouthpiece, macham like a Postman! Period. Think Mai Hum is afraid this loose cannon may cockup his game plan!

    Haha… yes yes, he is a cockup useless boy … by addressing Mdm President long before the PE.

    That maybe the reason why Ah Heng was selected.

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  • Small boy go and play marbles.:

    MarBowling:
    In REALITY, the EBRC crap report has already been completed or done with months if not donkey years ago, immediately after the last GE! This 4G(in Cantonese, it means DEAD PIG aka say chew-a)Minister Bugs Bunny Chan has NO say in the EBRC. He is only a mouthpiece, macham like a Postman! Period. Think Mai Hum is afraid this loose cannon may cockup his game plan!

    Haha… yes yes, he is a cockup useless boy … by addressing Mdm President long before the PE.

    That maybe the reason why Mai Hum chose Ah Heng. Also Mai Hum knows that Ah Heng has a poor health.

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  • Madam President:

    Silly Chan the Arse licker.
    Why dwell over a court jester?
    When timing is riped, it will come, no need to guess,
    as if timing will impact the voting decision??

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  • Scholar pappy:

    Is it so hard to deliberate or do you need $2billion to do so?

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  • Great Asia:

    PAP liars will be in deep trouble in the next election.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Asd:

    Spending tax $ wastefully … educated people ?

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  • Python 5:

    2 things.

    One, the boundary lines are already drawn up and kept super super top secret.
    only left Aljunied GRC, which could be pending lawsuits. If by any chance WP members of Aljunied GRC are blocked from contesting, then Aljunied GRC will split up and disintegrate like Cheng San GRC 1997.

    Two, the final boundary lines will be unveiled probably very near Nomination day itself. This is to squeeze the opposition planning on who goes where to fight.

    Tomorrow you are taking a test, but only tonight I’ll let you know what test it is. (a driving test? an Gen Knowledge test? an IQ test?, an English language test?, an IPPT test?)

    N Chan:
    What do I think? Simple.

    I seriously do not think that the EBRC is still “taking its time to make its deliberations”……….

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  • Merobok:

    Once the EBRC report is made public, they will give little time for the opposition parties to digest!
    Next, within less than a month or within 2 weeks, a General Election will be called! So, opposition parties, do your homework and use your imagination!

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  • Capitalism creates Poverty:

    Weak people have no CONFIDENCE.
    So they are KIA SU.

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  • Ugly truth:

    The truth is so ugly and future is so bleak that they need to do everything to hide including fixing the opposition before elections.

    Arthur Anderson shred the evidence before it was closed down by court , German stasi burnt their evidence a few days right after Berlin Wall fell

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  • Emperor's ERBC:

    Someone just asked me, “Who do you think will win the 2020 Singapore Election?”
    I said:” I don’t know, I don’t have 2020 vision… I’m the blur sotong in a pappy sea of propaganda. “

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  • Boh Kia See:

    The PAP and the EBRC is waiting for the Courts to hand down a guilty verdict on the WP trio concerning the Aljunied case.

    If the penalty is a heavy one with a large fine imposed, then that will disqualify the WP trio from standing for election.

    So knock off the three in one blow and the EBRC report will then be released.

    There is no mystery about it.

    Don’t underestimate the PAP for dirty tricks and complete control over the system.

    Must VTO the PAP completely –not just reduced their majority–in order to be able to provide a better future for Singapore and Singapore citizens in subsequent generations.

    There is no other way than to VTO the PAP-totally including the grass loots after the election.

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