Here’s what happened today in GE news:
- PV releases manifesto, includes call to repeal CECA and disallow relatives of politicians from assuming key public positions.
- WP highlights seven policy proposals from its manifesto in response to PAP’s Lee Hsien Loong’s comments that opposition parties have been “completely silent” on COVID-19. The first chapter of the WP manifesto is dedicated to COVID-19 issues.
- PAP’s Lee Hsien Loong will only hand over power after COVID-19 over.
- PSP Sec-Gen Tan Cheng Bock says police reports against WP’s Raeesah Khan “gutter politics”.
- Man who is believed to have made police report about WP’s Raeesah Khan’s comments is himself under police investigation now for offences of “deliberate intent to wound racial or religious feelings and harassment”.
- RP claims insufficient notice given to it for constituency political broadcasts, did not allow Sec-Gen Kenneth Jeyaretnam to perform a remote recording. IMDA replies, says all timeslots were acknowledged by RP representatives on 1 July and there was no request submitted for remote recording.
- ELD reassures voters that ink from self-inking pens will not “become invisible”.
- RP candidate for Radin Mas, Kumar Appavoo misses constituency political broadcast recording due to “unforseen circumstances”.
- Attorney-General’s Chambers says no offence committed by PAP’s Heng Swee Keat, after police reports were filed against Heng’s comments last year that older Singaporeans were not ready for a non-Chinese PM.
Top image: The Straits Times