SINGAPORE — The committee that makes recommendations on electoral boundaries, otherwise known as the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC), has not been set up yet, a sign that the next General Election (GE) is not imminent.
Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister-in-charge of Public Service, said this on Monday (July 8) in a written reply to a parliamentary question raised by Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh, who asked whether the committee has been formed and, if not, when it will be set up.
Mr Singh had asked the same question during the Committee of Supply debate in Parliament this February.
While some analysts have previously told TODAY that the GE would likely be held next year, there has been talk that it could be held as early as September this year.
The next GE must be held by early April 2021.
The forming of the EBRC, which is in charge of redrawing electoral boundaries in the city-state, typically happens a few months before the GE is held.
The committee is appointed by the prime minister who sets its guidelines or terms of reference.
In 2010, then-Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng said that the EBRC generally takes two to four months to complete its review.
It will then make its recommendations to the prime minister in a report.
The list of electoral divisions is declared usually one or two months before the election.
More at https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/electoral-boundaries-review-committee-not-appointed-yet-chan-chun-sing
PAP going to bribe us with another round of chicken drumsticks next year? YAY!!!!!!!!
Dream on; given they already paid each of us adult Sinkies up to $600 this year, don't expect to receive more fat handouts anytime soon.
@The Sand Spider Temasek's net portfolio value was just revealed to have hit a record high three years in a row, so why can't they share the spoils with us citizens?
GE2015 capitalized on ah gong's death and that SG50 nonsense, if the next GE was held this year at least they could milk the bicentennial celebrations gao gao.........what can the pimps and adulterers leverage next year? Ah gong's 5th death anniversary?????
Awwww too bad I was so ready to vote this year!
Brad Bowyer joins Tan Cheng Bock's party.......
For Country, For People.
It is time Singapore stopped regressing and started PROGRESSING again.
I am proud to be part of this movement.
Wasn't this AMDK formerly from PAP?
Then defected to NSP, followed by People's Voice? Now he's enlisting with TCB????
Somehow this Brad Bower character strikes me as a troublemaker who is more interested in stirring up shit than actually desiring to better the lives of Sinkies.
He has the looks of a pervert IMO.