03 Mar '12, 4am

Hougang resident files court application for PM Lee to call by-election | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

An Hougang resident filed a court application requesting PM Lee to call for a by-election. (Yahoo! file photo) An Hougang resident has filed a high court application on Friday requesting the Prime Minister to call for a by-election in the ward within three months. The 42-year old part-time cleaner, Vellama D/O Marie Muthu, filed the application via her lawyer M Ravi . The application called for the grant of declaration that the Prime Minister does not possess the "unfettered discretion to decide when to announce by-elections in Hougang SMC and must do so within three months or within such reasonable time as this Honorable Court deems fit". The affidavit also stated the plaintiff be granted a mandatory order enjoining the prime minister to advise the president to issue a writ of election mandating by-elections in the single member constituency. Since Worker's Party 's Yaw S...

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