07 Aug '17, 7am

Minister Chan Chun Sing says that no by-election will be held if Ms Halimah were to resign from her seat. Such a...

Minister Chan Chun Sing says that no by-election will be held if Ms Halimah were to resign from her seat. Such a...

Ms Halimah Yacob has announced that she will contest in the coming Presidential Elections and has resigned as MP for the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC. The GRC system was introduced in 1988, the official reason being “to ensure that Singapore’s parliament would always be multiracial in composition and representation. ” As such, the constitution requires that GRC teams include at least one member from a minority community. Given this rationale, Ms Halimah's stepping down as MP runs counter to the essence of the GRC system both in letter and spirit. Her resignation must necessarily trigger a by-election in Marsiling-Yew Tee. The government determines the number of GRCs needed at any one general election necessary for fair representation. If the government can remove a minority MP at will after he/she is elected, why set the number of GRCs – and therefore the number of minority MPs –...

Full article: http://yoursdp.org/news/sdp_to_consider_legal_proceedings...

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Halimah Yacob steps down as Speaker and MP, resigns from PAP to run for President

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straitstimes.com 07 Aug '17, 4am

SINGAPORE - Madam Halimah Yacob has resigned as Speaker of Parliament and MP for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC MP to stand in next...

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mothership.sg 06 Aug '17, 2pm

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