Singapore’s government censorship board, the IMDA, will be appointed their CEO Tan Kiat How to contest as a candidate for the ruling party dictatorship.
The IMDA chief executive who was responsible for imposing government censorships on news media and the internet, will resign from his civil servant position as required under election laws.
Tan Kiat How will be contesting at the East Coast GRC, against the incumbent opposition party, Workers’ Party.
Featured in a CNA propaganda, Tan Kiat How said he has been “engaging” residents from Chai Chee constituency where he will be contesting:
“Kampong Chai Chee is very close to my heart, every weekend I’m at Block 216 market. In fact, this morning I was just there tabao-ing (buying takeaway) peanut pancakes for my parents.”
Another civil servant who works directly under the ruling party has also resigned and will be contesting in the upcoming General Election.
People’s Association (PA)’s chief executive director, Brigadier General Desmond Tan Kok Ming, is a former army general from the military regime SAF.
The army general will be contesting in Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, which has for decades been secured by the weakest opposition party SDA.
Among other new candidates include a female former army general, Gan Siow Huang, who will be in Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC.