25 Apr '11, 10am

GE: Tanjong Pagar GRC unlikely to be contested

GE: Tanjong Pagar GRC unlikely to be contested

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) has confirmed it will not be contesting in the Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in the May 7 election. Speaking to MediaCorp, SDA's assistant secretary-general Nazem Suki said they have not managed to raise enough funds for the contest. That means the GRC is likely to be the only constituency where the People's Action Party (PAP) may have a walkover. Mr Nazem was slated to contest in the constituency, together with Mr Ng Pian Ying, Mr Lim Mie, Mr Abdullah Salim and Socialist Front chairman Mr Ng Teck Siong, under the SDA banner. Each candidate has to put up a S$16,000 deposit to contest and may lose the deposit if they fail to secure at least 12.5 per cent of valid votes. "To date, we have the funding - almost about 50 to 60 per cent of it. We are still short of that 30 to 40 per cent of the funding, s...

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