When contacted for enquiry over Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat not wearing a face mask when speaking to the media on Friday (Jun 26), the Elections Department refused to comment on the incident. Minister S Iswaran also took down his mask to canvass for votes (photo below):
Other political parties are however expected to play by the mask rule, or face a fine and a possible disqualification from the upcoming General Elections.
The election law bent in the ruling party PAP’s favour again yesterday, when members of the public complained to the Elections Department that political flags of PAP have been planted all over the island.
The Elections Department claimed that they have no jurisdiction outside the designated campaigning period, and that the local town councils are free to do as they like under “separate regulations”.
Another incident surfaced when PAP MPs and ministers were found breaching the 5-man group limit (photos below):