19 Apr '11, 2pm

Nee Soon GRC

Nee Soon GRC

SINGAPORE: Residents of the newly-formed Nee Soon GRC received a mailer recently, an entry form for a contest that says "connect with us" and win an iPad. On the back, residents are asked to name the five "familiar faces" seen on neesoon.org or colour the logo associated with a political party. The faces are, of course, the ruling People's Action Party team likely to stand in Nee Soon and the logo, the PAP's. This latest outreach effort has led some to question if it contravenes election rules. Associate Professor Hussin Mutalib, a political analyst from the National University of Singapore, said: "The law is new and this political adventurism in campaigning and packaging it in a kind of business-like goodie approach, it goes into the grey area of realism and ethics. "If you are going to be very realistic and you realise, this is the way to woo the crowd, especially the yo...

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