Multiple police reports have been lodged against PAP candidates for flouting election laws that specified that no political campaigning is allowed on the stages of religious community shows during the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival. It appears PAP candidates are openly defiant of election laws and have infringed them on several occasions last week.
“Every permit for an election meeting shall be subject to the following conditions, which shall be deemed to be imposed under section 8(2) of the Act:
…(d) no form of public entertainment within the meaning of the Public Entertainments and Meetings Act (Cap. 257) shall be provided and no live-streaming of any event (including the election meeting itself) shall be shown before, during and after the election meeting.”
Infringements to the Public Entertainments and Meetings Act is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000.
One of the reports submitted by a reader is against Nee Soon GRC PAP candidate, Lee Bee Wah, who appeared on stage canvassing for support on the Sept 4.
PAP candidates for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, Teo Ser Luck, Gan Thiam Poh and Sun Xueling also appeared on a getai event at Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park on Sept 5.
Yesterday, PAP candidate for Ang Mo Kio GRC, Ang Hin Kee, also appeared in another getai event canvassing for support.
PAP candidates for Chua Chu Kang GRC Gan Kim Yong, Zaqy Mohamed and Low Yen Ling also canvassed for support during the getai event at an open space next to Chua Chu Kang MRT station.