GE2015 Nominations: The good, the bad and the huh?

While there was little drama, there were moments that left us scratching our heads.  

GE2015 Nomination: The good, the bad and the huh?
GE2015 Nomination: The good, the bad and the huh?
01 Sep 2015

GE2015 Nomination: The good, the bad and the huh?

Despite the coming General Election shaping up to be one of the most hotly contested polls, nominations closed on Tuesday (Sep 1) with little surprises. A record 181 candidates will vie for 89 seats in parliament and for the first time since 1965, all 29 electoral divisions will be contested. The single-seat wards of Bukit Batok, MacPherson and Radin Mas will see three-cornered fights, with the contest in MacPherson SMC most closely watched. Here’s a look back at the some of the highs and lows, as well as the strange, on a historic Nomination Day. 

The Good: Respect for Chiam See Tong
The Good: Respect for Chiam See Tong
01 Sep 2015

The Good: Respect for Chiam See Tong

A PAP supporter holds an umbrella for Opposition leader Chiam See Tong. ‘Nuff said.

Photo: Channel 8 News Twitter

The Good: Fair fight for West Coast GRC
The Good: Fair fight for West Coast GRC
01 Sep 2015

The Good: Fair fight for West Coast GRC

Who says politics is dirty? When the PAP team spotted an error in the Reform Party's (RP) nomination papers, S Iswaran pointed quickly pointed it out to leader Kenneth Jeyaretnam, avoiding a possible walkover in West Coast GRC. Turns out RP did not indicate whether they were contesting as a party or independents, which was “grounds for disqualification”.

Photo: TODAY

The Bad: People’s Power Party’s typo
The Bad: People’s Power Party’s typo
01 Sep 2015

The Bad: People’s Power Party’s typo

Erm guys, unlike the name of the estate, Chua Chu Kang GRC is spelt with a ‘u’, not ‘o’. #facepalm


The Huh?: Shirwin Eu
The Huh?: Shirwin Eu
01 Sep 2015

The Huh?: Shirwin Eu

Uber driver Shirwin Eu came up with a brilliant idea to get Bukit Panjang SMC residents to sign his nomination paper: “I'm offering $50 discount for the resident who will sign my forms.”

Unfortunately for him, no one took the bait and the 32-year-old was disqualified because he could not get the ten signatories required.

Photo: Channel NewsAsia

The Huh?: The one time someone said no to PM Lee
The Huh?: The one time someone said no to PM Lee
01 Sep 2015

The Huh?: The one time someone said no to PM Lee

An embarrassed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was asked to leave when he tried to enter Raffles Institution (RI), the Nomination Centre for Ang Mo Kio GRC, via the wrong entrance. Oops!

Photo: The Middle Ground

The Huh?: Say what?
The Huh?: Say what?
01 Sep 2015

The Huh?: Say what?

Reform Party candidate for Ang Mo Kio GRC M Ravi made an embarrassing slip while addressing supporters at RI: “We are committed to fight for each and every one of you. Merdeka Singapura and vote for the PAP, er Reform Party!”

The Huh?: Lim Swee Say
The Huh?: Lim Swee Say
01 Sep 2015

The Huh?: Lim Swee Say

Lim Swee Say: Quick, let’s gather for one more selfie.

Face palming guy: Oh no, not again!

Photo: Mothership Twitter

The Huh?: Innovative WP supporters
The Huh?: Innovative WP supporters
01 Sep 2015

The Huh?: Innovative WP supporters

Somewhere out there, a little girl is missing her Disney Princess brolly. But once she finds out it’s for a cause, I’m sure she can let it go!

The Huh?: Zeng Guoyuan
The Huh?: Zeng Guoyuan
01 Sep 2015

The Huh?: Zeng Guoyuan

The candidate who never gives up, Zeng Guoyuan, arrived bright and early at Kong Hwa School declaring his intention to contest at Potong Pasir SMC. He later backed out saying “Sitoh (Yih Pin) and Lina (Chiam) are neck to neck at Potong Pasir. Why should I interfere?”

We think he was worried about his election deposit.

Photo: Channel NewsAsia
 

The Huh?: PM Lee vs Roy Ngerng version 2.0
The Huh?: PM Lee vs Roy Ngerng version 2.0
01 Sep 2015

The Huh?: PM Lee vs Roy Ngerng version 2.0

PM Lee and his Ang Mo Kio GRC opponent Roy Ngerng were spotted scrutinising each other’s papers at RI. Were they hoping the other would make an error?

Photo: Channel 8 News

The Huh?: Khaw Boon Wan
The Huh?: Khaw Boon Wan
01 Sep 2015

The Huh?: Khaw Boon Wan

Sembawang GRC candidate Khaw Boon Wan reveals his inner chiongster

Photo: TODAY Twitter

Catch up on all the buzz and action on Nomination Day here

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