07 Apr '11, 11pm

Why Nicholas Yong wants to vote in the coming GE #SGelections

Different personal milestones have come and gone in my life. From getting my driving licence to earning my first pay cheque to turning 30, they are rites of passage that are common to everyone. While I still hope to get married, apply for an HDB flat and start a family, I fear that I may not reach one milestone – voting in a general election. Singaporeans are once again gearing up for the polls, and it appears that more people will have an opportunity to participate in the democratic process this time. The average number of MPs per group representation constituency (GRC) has gone down from 5.4 to five, the number of six-member GRCs has been whittled from five to two and the number of single- member constituencies (SMCs) has gone up from nine to 12. These moves lowered the bar for opposition parties which had complained for years that they had a hard time finding enough can...

Full article: http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2011/4/7/having-my-say-at-t...

Comments

  1. 05 Jun '11, 3pm

    Hi there, the link is outdated, try this one instead:

    http://www.straitstimes.com/GeneralElection/Blogs/Story/STIStory_654753.html

    Regards,
    Nicholas Yong

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