SDP: Rule Out GE in the Midst of COVID-19 Crisis

There are signs that the PAP may call for the general elections (GE) in the near future.

Mr Heng Swee Keat said in an interview that the PAP will not rule out holding the GE during the current outbreak of Covid-19. Ms Josephine Teo announced this week that PAP will be introducing its women candidates in due course. Also, the Government has just published changes to several electoral divisions yesterday, 12 March 2020.

The SDP calls on the PAP to refrain from such an irresponsible act.

All state resources should be focused on dealing with the spread of the virus which the World Health Organization has called a pandemic. The situation in Singapore has flared up again and could worsen considerably in the coming weeks and months.

The SDP has been repeatedly calling on Singaporeans to unite and cooperate with the authorities in this difficult time. Our priority is to rid ourselves of this health threat. Elections can come later.

We hope that the PAP will not capitalise on the crisis by holding the GE at this time as it will take away valuable resources needed to combat the virus outbreak and jeopardise the public’s health and well-being.

Experts have different opinions as to when this pandemic will end. As such there is no urgency to hold an election in the midst of this crisis. After all, the term of this parliament does not end until April 2021.

The SDP, therefore, calls on the Government to categorically rule out the GE until clear signs indicate that we are seeing tail-end of the virus spread. No to do so would signal that the PAP is putting its own interests over the people’s safety.

Prematurely calling an election will undo all the good work the people have put in these last two and a half months, working together as one, putting aside party politics to help our country and our people deal with this viral threat.

 

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33 Responses to “SDP: Rule Out GE in the Midst of COVID-19 Crisis”

  • paulstteo:

    Come on PAP let’s have an early election. We the electorate would like to cast our vote to show dissatisfaction with the below par action to control Covid 19. Right up to morning when the colour classification was raised one of the Ministers in an interview with CNBC said that there was no community transmission. Surely the government should know that on raising the alert there would be panic buying.
    Why did they not call in the supermarkets to prepare for the surge in buying? Why did your MPs not appear at the supermarkets to allay the panic of the people?
    Why were large gatherings like SAFRA not scrapped?

    As for help to the general population why was increase in GST only deferred? Such action confirms that GST is a burden on the people. It should be totally suspended until this crisis is over especially when DPM told Parliament during the budget that this formed only a miniscule of the income.

    Rather than bail out retail and services the people should be given dated tokens to spend at this outlets.

    As to the distribution of masks we have been told there is adequate stock. How come we cannot even buy 1 at the retail outlets. Surely giving us 4 per family is inadequate. We should be allocate periodically but need not collect but will be available for collection when necessary.

    The government has disappointed me with their action. I would like to cast my verdict early.

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  • PAPVID-20:

    Oh dear dear! Sg very jialat liao. I worry that someone will soon have this to say in his rally speech if GE were to be held anytime soon.

    “Instead of spending my time thinking of how to tackle COVID-19 for Singapore, I have to spend all my time thinking what is the right way to fix them (the oppositions), what’s the right way to buy my own supporters over”.

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  • do the right thing,VTO:

    last GE he needed to capitalise on his papa’s death=sympathetic votes.
    now he wants to hold next GE soonest to capitalise on how great they are, that they received international accolades by the way they are handling the covid19 virus in sg.
    somehow no deaths will be reported until after GE 2020!..one ministar warned deaths are inevitable. till then just hear only the good things and feel good news .
    his speech few days ago was just to remind us peasants how great they are…so dafts will vote for them again.
    vote them in again and suffer more for another 5 yrs..

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    The IDIOT KING…”THINKs” after assuring that all is well and under CONtrol will use this as an Opportune Time (election campaign) to say…

    “THINGS” has taken a turn for the Worse and we NEED your MANDATE to implement and Draw from the “Reserves” to take care of the Nation & People…1B 2B 3B to be distributed to the PG & MG plus whatever BS they can come up with…

    and the silly sheeple??? Yes Sir!!! Yes, Sir!!! that is TRUE!!! being the FOOLS that they are…

    F…..g Old trick from the old Bastard now DEAD!!!

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  • The timing to hold the GE within months is most perfect in a national crisis where the populace is wary of changes.

    My bet would be during the June holidays or maybe earlier, before teh Covid-19 becomes out of control.

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  • covid19 is not = lky up lorry:

    lky up lorry gave pap another 5 years.

    pap clown thinks covid19 also shall give pap another 5 years.

    nah.

    since GE2015 everything price can rise already risen, sometimes more than once.

    this time, for once, finally, pap is toppled.

    pap.sure.lose.GE2020

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  • The Ground is Sweet:

    The singkies are all clapping for PAP in this covid season.

    PAP seems very confident and to surprise of many, they basically no change to GRC.

    This is contrary to situation before the covid where there was murmurings about possible creation of many smc to mitigate the risk of losing big GRC.

    Singkies are singkies whether we like it or not. Reality has to be accepted. There is no way to change regime change this GE, thanks mainly to Mahathir who may or may not be senile.

    In a nutshell , Alternative Govt is Impossible in the next decade at least.

    The problem with democracy is when the brainwashed democratically vote for one party rule. This is the ultimate fail in democracy. I have spoken to many citizens. It’s extremely anti-Democracy now like never before, thanks to HK and Mahathir sabotage.

    Why be sad? Just accept the reality.

    Just find a way to retire out of SG. Giving up citizenship should remain the last resort.

    Reality Bites. The PAP appears to be super confident thanks to Covid but mainly Mahathir and LPM ban of scooters leading to the audacity to create a SK GRC.

    ITS A FOREGONE CONCLUSION.
    HAVE MORE ELECTION AGENTS TO MONITOR THE BALLOT BOXES!!!!!!

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  • NotMyProblem:

    PAP, I suggest you call for GE now.

    You can limit attendees to any rally to 250 people and excess will be fined.

    250 pax would not affect PAP’s rally as that was about the number of people attended in previous rallies, based on the number of boxes of chicken rice given to attendees.

    PAP, take up my suggestion to your advantage, quick!!!

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  • WakeupSG:

    How to attend GE rally without temperature screening which is required measure during DORSCON orange unless the alert code is downgraded!

    IF THE PAP GOVT DIE DIE MUST HOLD GE DURING COVID-19 CRISIS I HOPE ALL OPPOSITION PARTIES DO A BOYCOTT!

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  • So many anti-democracy:

    NotMyProblem:
    PAP, I suggest you call for GE now.

    You can limit attendees to any rally to 250 people and excess will be fined.

    250 pax would not affect PAP’s rally as that was about the number of people attended in previous rallies, based on the number of boxes of chicken rice given to attendees.

    PAP, take up my suggestion to your advantage, quick!!!

    If you have not already noticed, PAP supporters are not into rallies. They , I suspect,do not find it anything fun to have elections which rock their boat.
    I even suspect if elections abolished, they will sleep better and find sg having reached the perfect country situation.

    Some anti-opposition tell me, if you against garment, give up your citizenship and leave. Absolute intolerance and bigotry. Anti-democratic rights granted by our Constitution.

    Democracy has gone fuk!

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  • Kum Lan:

    China control Covid-19 within 35 days and predict Covid-19 be over by June.
    Election be over before June cause after June PAP will have nothing to brag!!

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  • Educating Singaporeans:

    covid19 is not = lky up lorry:
    this time, for once, finally, pap is toppled.

    pap.sure.lose.GE2020

    Have you taken your medicine ?

    PAP.GUARANTEED.WIN.GE2020
    Vote PAP, Vote for 9% GST to give PAP 9 months bonus.
    PAP Huat, Huat, Huat arh

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  • the show must go on:

    let the whole world see what a fcuk’d up gov we sgs have.
    TO me its a circus show..not a real democratic GE.

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  • Surrendered Demoralized Party:

    If the “leaders” are leading sheep or people over the cliff and into the sea, it’s a good time to have a general election and replace the “leaders”.

    What’s all these nonsense about united and working as one? It’s good only if the leaders are good. Otherwise, united means death together.

    Tio boh?

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  • Teo Soh Lung:

    Call the GE as soon as possible. The opposition parties are all ready to have a good fight! But if you get killed by the pandemic in the process, don’t blame the opposition.

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  • oxygen:

    THE FALSITY TRUTH OF SUFFICIENTLY LIMITED mask stockpile overlayed by an election agenda concealed is DESPICABLE.

    Both China and South Korea, the mountains of epidemic spread has seen that fading out fast (AND OURS SURGING with the passage of time and fightback)- they required all their peasants to wear mask outdoor or the peasants are smart enough to wear mask outdoor on their own.

    Enslaved indoctrinated obedient peasantry are fed PAPpysh*ts even in crisis situation.

    DO YOU WANT THEM BACK?

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  • Crooked PAP:

    PAP will proceed to call for election before Jun 20. They want to go against Opposition’s feedback not to have election during an epidemic crisis.

    PAP wants to see Opposition parties to boycott the election but PAP will proceed and get a “mandate” from the 70% sheep.

    There are already so many documentaries, news of glorifying health-workers, Nationalistic songs by youngsters..etc – thanks to CNA which is PAP’s mouth piece. Foolish Singaporeans will get conned by CNA, The Shit Times and TODAY newspaper.

    Singaporeans need to voice their concerns and call the Govt to postpone the Election indefinitely, as voiced by the Opposition parties. We don’t need politics now but rather the safety of Singaporeans.

    PAP DOES NOT need a mandate to take the necessary measures. It is the Govt job to deliver a safe environment for all Singaporeans, with or without an election.

    Singaporeans, Please call the Govt to postpone the election.

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  • Crooked PAP:

    PAP will proceed to call for election before Jun 20. They want to go against Opposition’s feedback not to have election during an epidemic crisis.

    PAP wants to see Opposition parties to boycott the election but PAP will proceed and get a “mandate” from the 70% sheep.

    There are already so many documentaries, news of glorifying health-workers, Nationalistic songs by youngsters..etc – thanks to CNA which is PAP’s mouth piece. Foolish Singaporeans will get conned by CNA, The Shit Times and TODAY newspaper.

    Singaporeans need to voice their concerns and call the Govt to postpone the Election indefinitely, as voiced by the Opposition parties. We don’t need politics now but rather the safety of Singaporeans.

    PAP DOES NOT need a mandate to take the necessary measures. It is the Govt job to deliver a safe environment for all Singaporeans, with or without an election.

    Singaporeans, Please call the Govt to postpone the election.

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  • After Election Announce Death?:

    I won’t be surprised that after the GE, they will announce the deaths. All the while keepinhg quiet ?

    Tech: Is is fair to say that MOH has a habit of doing just that, I wont be surprised.

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  • Wise Up:

    Their no more than 250 people per gathering will cancel out all rallies. It will be a GE with no rallies.

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    Reported on Straits Times website :Quote – “SINGAPORE – Two teenagers have been arrested for allegedly cheating victims of more than $9,800 in e-commerce scams involving the sale of face masks and Universal Studios Singapore (USS) tickets on online marketplace Carousell.

    The boys, aged 17 and 18, were arrested on March 2 and 3, the police said in a statement on Saturday (March 14).

    Between January and February this year, the police received multiple reports from people who were cheated by online sellers after they had paid for their items on Carousell.”Unquote.

    Response :How come everytime that we all often hear of victims people being cheated at carousell website and police keep on investigating but hardly there are reports on main news media of those culprits cheaters cheating on carousell website being charged to be send to jail especially women cheaters? When this carousell website has so many cheating cases, shouldn’t the police force closed down carousell website forever rather than let this carousell website continue operations with more cheating cases later on? Better investigate properly, are these two boys aged 17 or 18 really the cheats or maybe just scapegoats for those big conwomen cheats hiding behind the law?

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  • blackforestw/cherryontop:

    Please… They tell us social distancing?! Why bother with election? They know it is a slam dunk victory if it is held next month.

    How to go to the rallies? How do the opposition do their rounds? How to avoid the crowds? They tell us things are going to get worse. So, why have the election so soon when we have a huge battle to fight?

    We have until early 2021 to call an election. So kiasu? Must be. Scare the shit out of the goondus, surely they get their votes.

    I thought we had the admiration of the WHO, about how things were done so efficiently, not even 1 death!

    We must be a laughing stock to the eyes of the world. Please, grow a spine, chill out, let’s combat this virus first.

    Then plan for Nov, when the school holidays come by. By that time, I am sure it is only fair to everybody that we can hear what all the parties can bring to the table.

    Oh, I forgot. They own everything, our freedom and our thinking.

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  • Dr Tan Tai Wei:

    Excuse to ban rallies (PAP rallies had not attracted crowds), and increase TV time (with PAP getting most of it, in accordance with previous practice)?

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  • Lanchew:

    His message is clear…….he will called an erections during the school holidays………DEFINITELY in June.

    Do YOU think he bothers whether You die? If he does not bother whether his brother or sister-in_law dies?

    Do not be fooled by their fork tongues…….. behind your back,…..they called you ..xiasuay……lanchew lan….only they can survive!

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  • Oppo better pray very hard there will be an outbreak very soon or they may be faced with a snap GE very very very soon.

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  • Dishonorable cheats Box:

    Teo Soh Lung:
    Call the GE as soon as possible. The opposition parties are all ready to have a good fight! But if you get killed by the pandemic in the process, don’t blame the opposition.

    But honestly you actually believe most Singaporeans subscribe to democracy?

    If you say you believe, I think you are dishonest.

    1.3B China men do not want democracy out of free will.

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  • TruBlu:

    THEY will use excuse to go for ON-LINE VOTING?

    Just saying.
    On-line voting may instill FEAR that the voter can be *TRACKED*?
    WELL,we can wait 6 nore months,cant we??,

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  • YDYB:

    Surrendered Demoralized Party:
    If the “leaders” are leading sheep or people over the cliff and into the sea, it’s a good time to have a general election and replace the “leaders”.

    What’s all these nonsense about united and working as one? It’s good only if the leaders are good. Otherwise, united means death together.

    Tio boh?

    leadershit = YDYB

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  • Wait lah:

    Wait lah.
    Save lives more important now.
    Tackle Covid-19 problem first.Other thing can wait.

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  • Are you ready:

    TRE Techie:
    Oppo better pray very hard there will be an outbreak very soon or they may be faced with a snap GE very very very soon.

    .

    It is a double-edged sword that works both ways with the ongoing virus thing. Only the virus is the clear winner, will out-manoeuvre and out-wit the smartest of the most cunning.

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  • Guarantee safety if election?:

    Is the PAP Government going to guarantee my safety that I will not be infected with Coronavirus during the election?

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  • Realistically:

    @ SDP

    I read the news today that John Tan would not be eligible for the upcoming GE.

    My post earlier regarding my own experience is not published.

    I would suggest the SDP look into section 16 of the Administration of Justice (Protection) Act which mentioned, inter alia, ‘MISCONDUCT’ and to also look up the legal definition of the word ‘misconduct’

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  • Why Let A Crisis Put To Waste?:

    NotMyProblem: PAP, take up my suggestion to your advantage, quick!!!

    You are right. Why let a crisis put to waste?

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