16 Feb '12, 5pm

The Reform Party's statement on #hougangbyelection But will RP contest, is what I want to know?

Delay in Holding a By Election in Hougang is a Violation of Our Democratic Rights Published: 17th February 2012 We note the Prime Minister’s comments yesterday that he will consider carefully when to call a by-election for Hougang SMC and that this is because, “….there are many more important issues on the national agenda at the moment.” Democracy is The National Agenda and nothing can ever take precedence over that. The people of Singapore’s democratic right to be represented in Parliament by representatives of their choosing must always be the overriding concern. The people of Hougang are now without a representative. By expelling their MP and sending in other representatives from the party, the WP has taken democracy a step backwards. For the Hougang voters to be served by MPs from a neighbouring constituency for whom they did not vote is effectively abolishing election...

Full article: http://thereformparty.net/about/press-releases/the-rp-com...

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