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No permits issued for assembly centers on Polling Day

Posted by temasektimes on May 26, 2012

No permits have been issued for the two assembly centers identified earlier for members of the public to gather and wait for the result of the Hougang by-election, said the police.

According to a Channel News Asia report yesterday, Hougang Stadium and Serangoon Junior College have been identified earlier as outdoor assembly centers.

As no permits were issue, there will be no gathering of supporters and members of the public at the two designated assembly centres on Saturday.

Hougang voters go to the polls today barely one year after the General Election last year. The two candidates are Desmond Choo from the People’s Action Party and Png Eng Huat from the Workers Party.

Polling Day for the Hougang by-election is not a public holiday. Counting of votes will begin after polls close at 8pm.

10 Responses to “No permits issued for assembly centers on Polling Day”

  1. What does this mean? They can’t assemble to get the results? How come ah?

  2. whatsayyou said

    Fellow residents of Hougang, today is the day. The fate of Hougang is in our hands. Think before we vote. Compare and contrast.

    The candidates
    Desmond Choo has been reaching out to the people of Hougang and working his heart out for us, without stopping even after he lost in the last election. This is the kind of spirit we should be talking about, the kind which we want for Hougang.
    The only thing to say about Png Eng Huat is that there is nothing to say about him.

    The Parties
    More important than the individual candidates is the Party behind each of them.
    Before the last GE in May 2011, the WP has only been running one constituency. Compared to this, the PAP is the Party which has run the whole of Singapore progressively for the past 50+ years.

    Even as a small party, the WP has been ridden with problems. Look at the list.
    Sex scandal involving Party members.
    Party member acting on his own initiative to be a back-up candidate during Nomination Day without anyone in the Party, including the chiefs, knowing about it
    Resignations of key members.
    A mole in its Central Executive Committee.

    This is obviously a Party which is going downhill. The worse is, it will drag Hougang along with it.

    It may be an uphill battle contesting against the WP in Hougang but it is an uphill battle against a Party which is going downhill. The result will turn out to be a surprise. The guy going uphill will see the other guy rolling downhill.

    Fellow residents of Hougang, let’s give the guy who is going uphill a hand!

  3. doruwo said

    I have done my duty for my constituency and my nation. I made my choice after asking myself three simple questions.

    1. How does this-by-election come about?
    2. What do we want and when do we want it?
    3. Who can best serve our interest?

  4. Tan young ren said

    That mean they worried there are many WP supporters there. They will lose their face.

  5. Aberdyn said

    The PAP knew bloody well that they are not going to win the by-election in Hougang. Obviously they already sense how the ground sentiments dictates and the signs shows they are at the brink of defeat. There is no substance in the PAP towards their effort to regain control of the Hougang ward from the Workers’ Party. What we can see, instead of giving the more sound and constructive alternatives to the electorate of Hougang to improve their life, the PAP big guns came down to give rubbish talks like resorting to personal attacks on the opposition candidate and made them looked like a desperate bunch of clowns who are totally had bankrupt of ideas. This made them looked more ridiculously stupid and a desperados.

    Hougangites are resolutely steely in the principal of democracy and astutely intelligent in what they know and know it better than anybody else or some others. So tonight you would know what I meant by that.

    • Rustle said

      Perhaps they ARE a desperate bunch of clowns who are totally bankrupt of ideas, just like the way you described.
      So did they respond with some novel ideas or not??

  6. Aberdyn said

    The PAP knew bloody well that they are not going to win the by-election in Hougang. Obviously they already sense how the ground sentiments dictates and the signs shows they are at the brink of defeat. There is no substance in the PAP towards their effort to regain control of the Hougang ward from the Workers’ Party. What we can see, instead of giving the more sound and constructive alternatives to the electorate of Hougang to improve their life, the PAP big guns came down to give rubbish talks like resorting to personal attacks on the opposition candidate and made them looked like a desperate bunch of clowns who are totally had bankrupt of ideas. This made them looked more ridiculously stupid and a desperados.

    Hougangites are resolutely steely in the principal of democracy and astutely intelligent in what they know and know it better than anybody else or some others. So tonight you would know what I meant by that.

    A no permit issue on pollling day is a deliberation on the part of the ruling party PAP, well they had made a very good calculation and reseach on the potential of result that they are not winning hence the collaboration of the police to help to avoid the disappointment and embarrasment in a defeat. Thus the reasons no permit issued on assemby centres especially when the result is made known to the public by the Returning Officer.

  7. bestforHG said

    Good job Doruwo.

    I did the same too and made my choice accordingly as well.

  8. NeturalParty said

    Worker Party Worker Party Worker Part teeeeeee

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