20 Feb '11, 2am

Pundits and politicians are predicting that the next General Election will be held in May

Pundits and politicians are predicting that the next General Election will be held in May

Ms Low Yim Fun, 67, a tissue packet seller, in her one-room flat in Toa Payoh. Needy citizens like her will likely receive $800 from the new Growth Dividends, as well as rebates to help offset various bills. -- ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN PUNDITS and politicians alike are predicting that the general election (GE) will be held in May. This is because a big part of the goodies unveiled in last Friday's Budget statement will be disbursed by then - in particular the Growth Dividends, which will be given out to Singaporeans by May 1. Sembawang GRC MP Lim Wee Kiak said: 'May will be a good time, after people get some relief. 'Also, we don't want to draw out people's expectation of an election for too long,' he added, saying with a laugh that for politicians, 'it is like preparing for a PSLE that never comes!' His fellow GRC MP Ellen Lee said it made good sense to hold the elec...

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