Here’s what happened today in GE news:
- POFMA order issued to PV and SDP Facebook pages for claiming that the CEO of HDB had suggested Singapore’s population will increase to 10 million by 2030. This claim is separate from the SDP’s claim that PAP’s Heng Swee Keat had cited former Chief Planner Liu Thai Ker on a need to plan for a 10 million population.
- Civil rights group, AWARE, says PAP’s use of spouse-beating analogy in press release about SDP is “insensitive” to victims of domestic violence.
- PAP’s Lawrence Wong rebuts SDP’s Paul Tambyah, after the latter suggested the possibility that the COVID-19 task force did not rely on advice from medical experts. Wong called the suggestions “baseless and false”.
- Supporters of the PAP and PSP have a “shouting match” at an Yishun coffee shop.
- 2 police reports have been lodged against WP’s Raeesah Khan for allegedly “promoting enmity” between racial or religious groups. The alleged comments in question by Khan include a claim that “Singapore law enforcement authorities discriminated against citizens” and that “rich Chinese and white people were treated differently under the law”. Her comments appear to have been made before she was unveiled as a WP candidate.
- Amidst the sometimes heated campaigning over the past few days, PAP’s Tharman and SDP’s Chee Soon Juan still managed to trade friendly fist bumps when they crossed paths today in Bukit Batok. Lovely indeed.
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