Abusing his majority powers in Parliament, dictator Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has again banned opposition MP Sylvia Lim from questioning about the issue of first elected presidency for the second time today (Sep 26). According to the Parliament, 82 PAP MPs voted against the question being asked in Parliament and choosing to field a trivial question on environment: “Preserving Green Space and Heritage in Jalan Kayu Constituency.”
President Wee Kim Wee was appointed president in 1985, and the actual first Elected President was President Ong Teng Cheong in 1993. The Lee Hsien Loong-controlled Parliament made a mistake and took President Wee Kim Wee as the first Elected President – resulting in a reserved presidency for Halimah Yacob. The election rules written by Lee Hsien Loong dictated that if a minority race is not represented for five presidency, a reserved election will be called.
The question of the first elected presidency may invalidate Halimah Yacob’s presidency, as a count from President Ong Teng Cheong do not effect the racist reserved election law.
Workers’ Party MP Sylvia Lim however is not daunted by the second ban and the opposition party said that they will field the question for the third time on Oct 2 – which is again going to be decided by the PAP-majority ballot.
MP Sylvia Lim is currently facing a S$33 million lawsuit with her fellow opposition MPs Low Thia Kiang and Pritam Singh. The trio were sued in court to pay up S$33 million by the PAP-controlled town councils of Aljunied and Pasir Ris-Punggol. If found guilty, failing to pay the amount would result in them losing their MP seat and future electoral contests.