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Seat vacanted by Halimah need to be filled by election - Constitution Act Article 49
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13-8-2017 8:10 AM
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12-8-2017 11:51 PMMiniMax wrote  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.

I think the loop hole is PM can decide on the timing so he can take his own sweet time and fill ithe in the next elections

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13-8-2017 8:15 AM
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13-8-2017 8:10 AMsgbuffett wrote  I think the loop hole is PM can decide on the timing so he can take his own sweet time and fill ithe in the next elections

Okok...time to buy breakfast n feed your mum..faster go

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13-8-2017 8:24 AM
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If its a single seat, then, it will be strictly reserved for a Malay MP..

The Singapore authority is causing so much unnecessary problem for the people of Singapore just to keep themselves in power..

We have a bunch of idiots
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13-8-2017 8:35 AM
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12-8-2017 11:51 PMMiniMax wrote  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.

12-8-2017 11:53 PMMiniMax wrote  PAP cannot appoint a grassroots advisor to fill the vacancy.

The vacancy needs to filled by by election.

12-8-2017 11:54 PMMiniMax wrote  Though the PM has the discretion to determine the time to conduct the by election.

walaneh! shock
PM Lee says can means can lah! Worried
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13-8-2017 9:27 AM
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While a previous clause saying that an election shall be called in three months had been deleted in 1965, the Appeals Court said: "The absence of the time-limit clause cannot lead to the conclusion that the Prime Minister is completely free to do as he pleases, even to the extent of delaying indefinitely the calling of a by-election or even declaring that he will not fill the casual vacancy."

On the other hand, the court agreed with the AGC that there is "no pre-determined time frame" for the PM to call a by-election but noted that a vacancy left unfilled for "an unnecessarily prolonged period" raises the serious risk of disenfranchising constituents. "He (the PM) must do so within a reasonable time and in that regard, the Prime Minister is entitled to take into account all relevant circumstances and only in clear cases can there be judicial intervention," said the court
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13-8-2017 9:35 AM
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13-8-2017 8:10 AMsgbuffett wrote  I think the loop hole is PM can decide on the timing so he can take his own sweet time and fill ithe in the next elections
The court of Appeal says that when there is clear case eg if it can be proven that PM takes own sweet time to call a by election to fill the vacancy or declare that he will not fill the vacancy by byelection before the next election, there can be judicial intervention from the court.
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13-8-2017 9:40 AM
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13-8-2017 8:24 AMsukhoi35 wrote  If its a single seat, then, it will be strictly reserved for a Malay MP..

The Singapore authority is causing so much unnecessary problem for the people of Singapore just to keep themselves in power..

We have a bunch of idiots
Well, we have 70% strongly and happily supported and voted for the PAP to form the Singapore govt.

What can you do about it? Thinking
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13-8-2017 9:46 AM
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Act blur and stewpig like them and be happy loh
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13-8-2017 9:56 AM
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just change the law lor.....
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14-8-2017 7:54 AM
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Actually we should have one.
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