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When will the General Election be held

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Singaporeans are guessing when the PAP will hold the general election. Will it be this year or next?

The signs are rather contradictory. We are given $500 to spend at the supermarkets and small shops and stalls this year. But the sweetener is not sufficient to match the rise in GST, water and electricity charges and transport fare hikes. The steep rise in COE has also made those who need to drive very unhappy.

Yet, the government is determined to make people happy this Chinese New Year. So we have the lighted dragon in Chinatown and the Art Week in full swing. Art exhibitions and displays are everywhere. Even the city, usually dead in the night has come to life with LIGHT TO NIGHT.

Unfortunately for the PAP, there are some unhappy revelations. Singaporeans still remember the luxurious and grand accommodation of two PAP ministers at Ridout Road. Till today, the scandals don't seem to go away. People joke and pass uncomplimentary remarks even though the two ministers have been cleared by the Prime Minister's department, the CPIB. And before the scandals are completely dead, another scandal hit the PAP - Businessman Ong Beng Seng and Minister S Iswaran made the headlines. They are being investigated for corruption. Iswaran himself has been charged for 27 counts of corruption.

While we all look forward to the announcement of the general election, we have no say as to the date. So let us enjoy the feeling of excitement of past general election expressed by the late Mr Patrick Low. Those of us who voted in the general election held on 2 January 1997 will recollect this scene easily. Then too, the deep sadness when the PAP resorted to intimidation and defamation suits following the loss of two single seat constituencies and the impressive win by the Workers' Party in the Cheng San GRC led by JB Jeyaretnam, Tang Liang Hong and three others. Enjoy!

 

Teo Soh Lung

 

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19 Responses to “When will the General Election be held”

  • 86%:

    Save your deposits. The time is ripe, as ripe as a sweet ripe pineapple. PAP will win with 86% vote. Back to the old days with all PAP MPs. The rest all can go home.

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  • Not so sure:

    Not so sure the ground will be sweet this time…
    Reason ? Lost touch with the suffering of the common people.
    The high cost of living is affecting the bottom 40% badly and the policy and measures taken is too little and too late for many of the poorer sector of society…especially the Seniors and the jobless.
    Also more will lost their jobs as the people are not trained with new critical skills needed for the new AI economy.
    and the world is getting more competitive.Yet we are spending skillFuture funds on useless courses!!
    If no strong measures taken to address the people woes,expect to lose more critical Ministers…

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  • Singaporean R Free Rider:

    Yes, we must help PAP to push up to 86% otherwise poke backside pro LGBTQ Opposition will win.

    Please be careful and stay away from people who wear mask, cap or anyone who wear hoodie to hide their face.

    They are likely Hong Kees black shirt rioters sponsored by evil U$A or China.

    Use your phone to take picture of them and send to the police.

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  • Alymah:

    By the language this rotten apple has been using in this forum so far, PAP definitely has lost more votes than the rotten apple could bring along!

    Put, stinky rotten apple!

    Singaporean R Free Rider:
    Yes, we must help PAP to push up to 86% otherwise poke backside pro LGBTQ Opposition will win.

    Please be careful and stay away from people who wear mask, cap or anyone who wear hoodie to hide their face.

    They are likely Hong Kees black shirt rioters sponsored by evil U$A or China.

    Use your phone to take picture of them and send to the police.

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  • rice:

    Sure,it will be just another General Erection.
    Many sillyporeans enjoy cheap orgasm.
    More GST VOUCHERS will do the trick.
    Cheap carrots for sillyporeans.
    $100B Solidarity-Resilience Covid budget to benefit Alien$.

    Stupid is just that,ie, STUPID!

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  • opposition dude:

    Doesn’t matter if the election is this year, next year or 2026 since the ground won’t be sweet but extremely bitter for PAP thanks to their own handiwork of making life harder than ever for Singaporeans year on year. The usual wayang report of median income now being 10k sure is laughable. Do you and your spouse earn 10k combined or would it be closer to 6k?

    PAP knows they do not have that much support compared to previously so it would not surprise me if they couldn’t even maintain their 60% share from 2020. I expect Lawrence to say that they expected to do so when their vote share drops to the 50% mark, won’t be too difficult seeing as they are the cause of all our issues.

    As long as the PAP are in charge we can expect yearly transport fare hikes in addition to having more than 5.9 million people on the island. So how about it kiasees? I see your group is getting smaller as time goes by. When will it be the election that you guys become the minority and your favourite party is either forced into a coalition or becomes the opposition? Neither of which they want to be in, naturally.

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  • Laundering caused Inflation:

    Money laundering making sinkieland inflation far worse than most country.
    ”The police said on Jan 19 that they have issued prohibition of disposal orders on another 55 properties and 15 vehicles. An additional 189 luxury bags, 34 pieces of jewellery and five luxury watches were also seized.

    This now brings the assets confiscated by the authorities to 207 properties, 77 vehicles, more than $1.45 billion in bank accounts, and more than $76 million in cash of various currencies.”
    We put up the red carpet for the rich and the despicable.
    They came to hide their ill-gotten wealth; pushing up the SGD.
    When the real economy becomes uncompetitive—retrenchments.
    So sinkies will not only suffer high cost because ML buying up real estate, like coffee shops, and COEs…they will also lose their jobs.
    Meanwhile the entrenched rich sinkie look the other way.
    It is the HongKong problem…version 2.0

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  • Sporeans Keep Govt Employed:

    Poke backside toy or prostate massager can be bought from Shopee at SGD$11 onwards. Free pick up at your neighborhood store.

    Actually I saw a couple of people wear all black with sunglasses and cap. Kwai kwai shee shee ( behaving suspiciously). I thought your people.

    Singaporean R Free Rider:
    Yes, we must help PAP to push up to 86% otherwise poke backside pro LGBTQ Opposition will win.

    Please be careful and stay away from people who wear mask, cap or anyone who wear hoodie to hide their face.

    They are likely Hong Kees black shirt rioters sponsored by evil U$A or China.

    Use your phone to take picture of them and send to the police.

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  • leekimtee:

    i really doubt that he will held the ge this year cos he is very superstitious , he got his father gene, that why he seem telling old story again and again about the past reverse, cannot touch must keep taxing the people to build the reverse, all this will have a time frame very soon once it over , all hell breaks loose, the middle war, the US and Israel played a very significant problem to Singapore cos they depended too much with them, if the china goes and invade Taiwan and sin allow US plane to land here, then china will account everything then china which side you choose, the rest will be in the history books

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  • VOTE:

    Year 2024 is Pinky’s “Loong” year – dragon year!

    I have the feeling that this year GE will be held!

    Calling all opposition parties to be prepared!

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    If Xi can keep delaying 三中全会. Whats the ruckus ?

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  • @VOTE

    If you look at the result of the PE, it really does not matter if it is the year of the lizard or the mosquitoes.

    It has been suggested that the result of the PE is as such is because the older generation (LKY’s eras) know only the lightning and most in the old-folks homes ticked the lightning, the only symbol they know.

    It has also been opined that unless these oldies and goodies from that generation all meet their maker, there is no way the lightning party will ever be removed from power or can we expect to see a significant change in the composition of parliament.

    Imagine if you were born a slave and have been used and abused for decades by masters, would you be able to survive in the real world if you were one day set free, exampled one of the readers who recently met me in Wuhan while on a short holiday.

    Somehow, I am tempted to agree with her, what do you think?

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  • VOTE:

    For PE it doesn’t matter which year as the result shows the persona of candidate counts. The choice of symbol helps to reach majority of uneducated voters who like the pineapple associated with good fortune! The win was convincing!

    If TKL used the durian symbol which the majority of voters can identify by simply explain the fruit for the people to enjoy & the thorn will be poking vs the malpractices of the ruling govt! That may result in a good fight for votes!

    If GE is called early this year the many pappy scandals may swing more votes to the opposition parties!

    https://gutzy.asia/2023/12/30/singapore-2023-review-pap-tangled-in-scandals-after-scandals-as-citizens-navigate-escalating-cost-of-living-crisis/#

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  • Rule By FEAR:

    ”It has been suggested that the result of the PE is as such is because the older generation (LKY’s eras) know only the lightning and most in the old-folks homes ticked the lightning,”
    …”“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”
    ― H.L. Mencken,
    Papigs brand of politics is to take RULE BY Fear to the extreme.
    ..General elections were held in Singapore on 3 November 2001; just after Sept 11 Terrorism.
    …General elections were held in Singapore on Friday, 10 July 2020 ; in the midst of COVID panic.
    GE will always be called when the Electorate -Sinkies are in maximum fear mode.
    LKY used to instill fear about..no land no water..enemies everywhwere.
    Why was the LIGHTNING BOLT symbol chosen by the greatest dictator of all time.
    ”If you don’t fear me, I am nothing”, which appears in his book Third World to First.” LKY
    If there is no fear, generate some…like ”SCDF to sound public warning system sirens islandwide on Total Defence Day”

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  • Interesting election:

    Interesting election …with the COL so high here.
    Maybe big change will be coming when many realise that they are not earning the $10K per family as claimed…

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  • Singaporean R Free Rider:

    Rule By FEAR: ”If you don’t fear me, I am nothing”, which appears in his book Third World to First.”

    Idiot pro demoncracy supporter, why you only pick on LKY?

    Why pro demoncracy supporter never pick on your hypocrite In God We Tru$t Thou $hall Not Lie ma$ter Americunt “Either you are with us or against us ?

    Soldier : Bush, You lied about Iraq Weapon of Mass Destruction
    https://shorturl.asia/2fwqL

    Bush: ‘You Are Either With Us, Or With the Terrorists’ – 2001-09-21
    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1702865019911742

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  • rice:

    Vote-buying had already begun.
    LHL says economy optimistic,more Baby Bonus for lolly-$ickers who kowpeh about social assistance must be restrained from needy older sgs?

    Young educated lolly-suckers will vote for PAPple like they voted for KOK $ONG and PineApple Pre$ident.

    Let the “good” time$ roll.
    Oppo will still face many barriers to entry.
    GRC TO HELP SISSY GENERAL$ N OTHER $scholars to ride on coat-tails into ParLEEmoon.

    Meritocracy?
    Start with GE first!
    SINGLE WARD,ONE-ON-ONE man!

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  • A piece of my mind:

    So many discussions on how to vote out the existing ruling party but none has the remotest chance of getting a meaningful solution!

    Just offer you people a piece of my mind:

    “ get few more FRs to spew nonsense along the line developed by the existing FR, surely the existing ruling party will lose generations of voters who have been supporting them wholeheartedly for decades”!

    It would work wonders, please go for it if the existing achievement still makes you disgruntled!

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  • The lan jiao Ah Sia Kia:

    Go and ask the usual suspects. Eugene Tan and Gillian Koh. These two pundits are experts in electoral politics. They will tell you not before this date and that date, and why. Hee hee haw haw but will refuse to pinpoint the exact date of the GE. To be fair no one knows. Not even the PM at the moment.

    One noteworthy thing everybody knows, the PM will no longer have any more excuse to step down as PM and handover to his DPM by this year end. This does not mean the PM will retire from active politics.

    There is not much manoeuvering room for the PM to play mind games with the public and the opposition parties this time.

    The five years election cycle ends in 2025. The question here is whether the PM wants to hold the GE before stepping down as PM or after. The time frame is short before or after he steps down as PM. If not by this year is the next year in 2025

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