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Rumor: Ang Mo Kio GRC and Hougang to hold by-elections at the same time?

Posted by temasektimes on March 23, 2012

According to unverified rumors circulating in cyberspace, both Ang Mo Kio GRC and Hougang SMC may hold by-elections at the same time!

A local Chinese tabloid claimed today that Ang Mo Kio GRC MP Seng Han Thong is considering retiring from politics and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong may make use of the opportunity to bring in NTUC Deputy Secretary-General Ong Ye Kung into Parliament.

However, Mr Seng is still active in his grassroots work in Ang Mo Kio GRC and just visited Ang Mo Kio Hub on Monday to ‘recce’ the place after a Singaporean lodged a police report that her son was almost ‘abducted’ by a PRC couple there.

Mr Ong Ye Kung was one of the new PAP candidates slated for a leadership position in the cabinet, but his team lost Aljunied GRC in last year’s General Election.

Another candidate mooted is former SAF Chief Guards Officer Colonel Yau Thian Hock who tendered his resignation suddenly without warning two weeks ago, prompting speculations that he may be fielded as a candidate in Hougang by-election.

The Hougang seat was left vacant after its ex-WP MP Yaw Shin Leong was sacked from the Workers Party for his failure to address swirling rumors about his alleged extra-marital affairs with multiple married women, including a neighbor from China.

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8 Responses to “Rumor: Ang Mo Kio GRC and Hougang to hold by-elections at the same time?”

  1. FHdeadly said

    Very highly and unlikely AMK GRC BE. Later no PM and TH post for them.
    Strong supporter in AMK for them, so what. ” Man create God disposed”
    Ren Zai Zuo Tian Zai Kan. Perhaps restribution is on the ways for them

  2. Unsure said

    Don’t think AMK GRC will go for by election.
    Reason might be other MPs can cover the retire MP role.
    Its a risk MIW won’t take as it might lose more seat in the parliment.

  3. Alan Chong said

    Having a by-election in AMK GRC is really a big risk to take.

    If the Workers’ Party put in their ‘big guns’, they will surely take AMK GRC as well.

  4. Anderson said

    If PM Lee lost the GRC, bye bye S$million salary!

  5. oute said

    He is still the Chariman of GIC mah.

    Look at WKS, MBT, GY etc.

  6. No way, for a by election for AMK even MP relingish their positions, its too big a risk to take. Just Hougang needs considerable decision and time for an opposition ward for a by election not to mention a present PAP ward. But to have by election in Hougang as soon as possible is more appropreiate because populace over in Hougang is not represented as their griviences if any, could no be heard.

  7. Bring it on, AMK GRC by-election said

    If MP GRC can have by-election in 1993 to bring in TCH when GCT was the PM, why can’t AMK GRC now when LHL is the PM?

  8. Skyee said

    Maybe he can choose to put hougang SMC in AMK GRC to have a by-election

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