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    Default No minority candidate MP in Marsiling-Yew Tee

    How ah? I need help from the collective wisdom of SBF to dissect and unpack the Constitution
    i am an ordinary sinkie sheep!!!

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    Pearls of wisdom and legal advise provided for free by my brother-in-arms in the labour union, Brother Chun Sing.

    If a minority candidate leaves his group representation constituency (GRC), a by-election will not be called, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Chan Chun Sing said yesterday.

    He was replying to the opposition Workers' Party's Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied GRC), who wanted to know what would happen if a minority member of a GRC stepped down to run for president.

    Mr Singh used Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob as an example. Madam Halimah, the minority member of Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, has been tipped as a potential candidate for the upcoming election, which is reserved for Malays.


    What then, Mr Singh asked, would happen to "the very existence of Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, which by law requires a Malay MP as one of its political representatives in Parliament"?

    Mr Chan said a by-election would not be called if a member of a GRC resigns or is incapacitated in any way.

    "This is totally unrelated to the Bill today but since it was raised, I will deal with it," he said.


    The GRC system has been in place since 1988, and requires each team to include at least one member of a minority race.

    Mr Chan said that when Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong explained the GRC system in Parliament decades back, he said its intent was to achieve two purposes.

    One, to ensure enough minority members in the House. This, Mr Chan said, had been achieved over the years.

    Two, to ensure no political campaign on issues of race and religion, "that we will all, regardless of party lines, campaign on the basis that we are all Singaporeans, that we will not use race, language or religion for political reasons", Mr Chan said.

    http://www.straitstimes.com/politics...says-chun-sing
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    Under Part VI - The Legislature

    Filling of vacancies
    49.—(1) Whenever the seat of a Member, not being a non-constituency Member, has become vacant for any reason other than a dissolution of Parliament, the vacancy shall be filled by election in the manner provided by or under any law relating to Parliamentary elections for the time being in force.


    Hmm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zhihau View Post
    How ah? I need help from the collective wisdom of SBF to dissect and unpack the Constitution


    Your last call on Aung Juan Soon Chee - he produce a video clip on mdm Pres...


    Try paging for AjSc again

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    Default Re: No minority candidate MP in Marsiling-Yew Tee

    PAP arranged for the football game but they can also re-arrange the goal posts.

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    a team of minorities without any chinese can legally contest a GRC ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideswipe View Post
    a team of minorities without any chinese can legally contest a GRC ??
    Got Christian Chinese in the team ? If got, means got angmoh already.

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    Default Re: No minority candidate MP in Marsiling-Yew Tee

    Quote Originally Posted by bobby View Post
    PAP arranged for the football game but they can also re-arrange the goal posts.
    They will arrange for an "independent" referee too...but the Referee was the product of the PAP Football Academy...how?

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    Default Re: No minority candidate MP in Marsiling-Yew Tee

    No minority also means its actually not needed-so might as well do away with GRC.
    Got minority President also to look after the minority interest.

    As LHL himself said on 8 November 2016 " At the same time, whichever ethnic group the President belongs to, he has to be multi-racial in his approach. He has to reach out to all races, connect with every Singaporean ".So with this reserved EP scheme, time to scrap the GRC's and cut down on the number of MP's.
    And for good measure, remove the NCMP and NMP schemes-what has anyone one of them done for the country?
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    Good idea to rid the GRC system.
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    maybe it's all planned out

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