Wednesday, December 02, 2009



I am suggesting political bloggers and fighters against famiLEE LEEgime to openly challenge them on the so called Cooling Off Day, to have it heated up to unprecedented level.

What I am ready to educate the famiLEE LEEgime is that they are NOT in control. It is not up to them at all to get a cooling down day before the poll. Their opponents can take control, if they played it out right. They can still have a lot of ACTIONS on that day just before the poll, they can test how COOL is the famiLEE LEEgime, and it is NOT up to the famiLEE at all.

That is enough said.

Related ST news article:

Cool off before Polling Day

No campaigning on eve so voters can make a rational decision

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the idea of a 24-hour 'cooling-off' period had been on the table for many years. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

PORT OF SPAIN (TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO) - SINGAPOREANS will get an extra 'cooling-off' day at the next General Election, a 24-hour period during which campaigning will not be allowed so that voters can reflect calmly on their decision.

In announcing the change, which will also apply to the presidential election, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the idea had been on the table for many years.

The decision to finally go ahead comes in the light of another significant set of changes to the election rules he proposed months ago.

In May, Mr Lee announced in Parliament that Singapore's political system would be amended to give non-People's Action Party (PAP) members at least 18 seats, or nearly one-fifth, of the House.

This would involve changes regarding Non-Constituency MPs and Nominated MPs, plus the Group Representation Constituency and single-member ward schemes.

'The legislation is almost done now, but there has been a little bit of delay because we had one further thought, which is to extend the period between Nomination Day and Polling Day by one extra day and to use that extra day as a cooling off period before polling itself,' Mr Lee told the Singapore media at the end of a three-day visit here to attend biennial Commonwealth meetings. He is now in Cuba.

Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Straits Times.