31 May '11, 3am

Tanjong Pagar GRC files S$164,000 bill for GE, admitting figure is higher than a walkover ward should expect

SINGAPORE - The five People's Action Party (PAP) Members of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency (GRC) have emerged as the first team to complete the filing of their election expenses. Statements from their respective election agents and the principal election agent were received on May 25, according to a notification from the Returning Officer, Mr Yam Ah Mee. Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Ms Indranee Rajah, Dr Chia Shi-Lu, Major-General (NS) Chan Chun Sing and Dr Lily Neo from Tanjong Pagar GRC were returned unopposed when a group of Opposition candidates intending to contest failed to file their papers on time on Nomination Day. Expenses for the PAP team, the only one which received a walkover, came in at roughly S$164,000, according to Mr Goh Eng Kiat, the PAP coordinator for Tanjong Pagar GRC. While the amount worked out to about S$1.20 per elector, or one...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110531-0000078/PA...

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