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Breaking News: Straight fight between PAP’s Desmond Choo and WP’s Png Eng Huat in Hougang by-election

Posted by temasektimes on May 16, 2012

Despite the possibility of having a multi-cornered fight in Hougang with WP member Dr Poh Lee Guan and ex-member Zeng Guoyuan collecting their political donation certificates yesterday, it will be a straight fight between the PAP and WP’s chosen candidates in the Hougang by-election.

Returning Officer Yam Ah Mee has declared Png Eng Huat of the Workers’ Party and Desmond Choo of the People’s Action Party as candidates for Hougang by-election on 26 May.

Acupuncturist Zeng Guoyuan was reportedly ‘disqualified’ with no proposal and seconder, on top of his conviction of verbally abusing a public servant in 2008.

“People want somebody who is independent. By coming in, I know who I stand for. I won’t be stopped next time,” he said in response to queries from Yahoo News.

However, at 12.19pm, an officer from the Elections Department clarified with The Straits Times that Mr Zeng had not been disqualified. He did not even file his papers. and hence technically, it cannot be called a disqualification

Another possible candidate, WP member Poh Lee Guan did not turn up at the nomination centre. He told reporters at a block near the nomination centre that he wanted to be a “backup” and he did not inform his party because he was ‘busy’ with his lectures.

The seat of Hougang fell vacant after its former WP MP Yaw Shin Leong was sacked by the party for his failure to address swirling rumors around his alleged extramarital affairs with multiple married women, including two key female leaders of the party who contest in the General Election last year.

Many political pundits such as Derek Da Cunha and Eugene Tan have written off the chances of the PAP, with Yahoo News proclaiming an ‘easy victory’ for WP’s candidate Png Eng Huat.

The Elections Department said there are 23,368 eligible voters in the by-election for the single-seat constituency of Hougang.

There will also be overseas voting. A total of 43 overseas Singaporeans will vote in eight cities, such as Canberra, San Francisco, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

*Photo: PAP supporters at nomination center, source: Young PAP Facebook

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8 Responses to “Breaking News: Straight fight between PAP’s Desmond Choo and WP’s Png Eng Huat in Hougang by-election”

  1. No Can Do said

    If Desmond Choo loses big to Png of WP, sinkies can look forward confidently to plenty of goodies from the money-grubbing and money grabbing PAPie ruling elites to appease the ppl, as next GE is getting nearer and time is more constrained for the PAP to make up for their shortfalls against the commoners. But if the margin of win is small for Png, the PAP will be happy to continue their wayang-wayang at the ppl’s expense, with empty talk and promises of this and that.
    Hougang voters must unite to vote one and all for Png of WP to trumpet the ppl’s calls for change by the PAPie elite to priorotise commoners’ interest and not just put them on hold forever and ever.
    Vote WP! Vote Png!!

    • reciprocity said

      There is a clarion call for all Singaporeans to vote for a change of government.More evidently than ever due to the misdeeds,threats,(lifts upgrading,etc) and false promises,usurper the state treasury to pay their ministers salary by millions of S$ supported with a gangloads of their MPs through parliamentary sittings without any objections.

      Singaporeans must not allow the PAP with a clear majority of parliamentarian voices in parliament,then changes takes place

      Earlier Singapore has only 28 electorates division (1-28) The PAP became the ruling government of the day since 1959 and has copied the British Policy of “Divide and Rule” Currently Singapore has more than eighty(80) electorate divisions throughout the island.Imagine the deposits of a constituency in GE costs say max 15K
      15K x 80 = S$1,200,000.00.I don’t think the opposition party has this kind of money deposits to fill and contest all the GE constituencies,

      So the clarion call for a change of government of the day can surface only through a coalition,which must then as a seedbed (HOUGANG) by all associations,parties and patriots

      Hougang as a bastion of true and real democracy fo Singapore,”Ole”

  2. No Can Do said

    Corrigendum: “priorotise” shd be “prioritise”.

  3. Jaded said

    Vote for WP! Vote for Ah Tiongs to go home!

  4. CKMPD said

    Hougang residents must give the PAP a big black eye to teach them a lesson. So far, the PAP is still insistent on favouring foreigners and making life unbearable for Singaporeans.

    Hougangnites, unite to defeat the PAP!

  5. CKMPD said

    How the pap has fallen! It was Singaporean’s hero in the 1980s. Today, it is Singapore’s public enemy Number 1.

  6. Ken Lee said

    IF PAP WIN HOUGANG GONE!

  7. JJB67 said

    That Zeng guy……is he for real???? what a joke….

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