Does GRC ‘Team’ stll exists after resignation of any team-mate?

The judgement, against Madam Wong Souk Yee’s case for by-election at Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, is crucially that “the Team remains to servethe Constituency after the resignation of one member”.

What’s a team? Surely, without any essential component of it, you don’t have the team any longer? Let’s take a glaring example, ie. a team, a pair of badminton teammates at a doubles match. One player falls ill and drops out. You then have the remaining player to still form a team to play?

So what’s the diference even with a larger team like a GRC team? One of four or five backs out and you cease to have the team. Hasn’t this been already conceded with the admitted need to nominate another person to step in? (But this raises the issue whether there can be a non-elected MP stand-in. And such a nominee cannot sit in Parliament!).

The problem is more acute in the case of GRC, where racial representation is, purportedly, the crux, especially minority race representation. In the case at hand, one member quitted and the issue seems less important since some three or four remain. What if two or three resign out of the team of four or five? Would the honorable Judge still judge that the one or two remaining were still a team to represent all constituents? So, in principle and by law, what’s the difference whether only one or more resigns/resign?

 

Tan Tai Wei

 

 

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13 Responses to “Does GRC ‘Team’ stll exists after resignation of any team-mate?”

  • Where can liddat?:

    No where in this world does the parliament have the right to make up their own rules n also frequently, w/o consultation or vote,break them at will. Not for the good of the citizens but for their own selfish agendas.
    All the tweaking n rules changing by them never benefitted the majorityes

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  • N.Jungne:

    The next MPS in the Istana, is it OK?

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  • rajkumar:

    The whole is greater than the parts, the whole was elected as one,
    not the individual parts.Looks like a betrayal.

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  • Bapak:

    I was watching Commonwealth Games 2018 last week. Englishman Matt Hudson-Smith was injured on the first leg of men’s 4x400m relay heat, the whole team ended up DNF on the scoreboard.

    Under PAP’s rule, the remainder 3 can still continue to win the Gold Medal. When the other teams protested, they told the www they had 70% of the crowd agreed they can continue.

    The whole stadium (no, the whole world) burst out laughing, …… hahahaha!!!

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  • The Devils In Disguise:

    This shameless government twist and turn policies, amended regulations as and when they like. This is far beyond a government of honesty and integrity. To sum up their high handed governing, it’s no sweat for them to force the citizens to accept an Indian as a Malay race,

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  • opposition dude:

    The decision is laughable of course, the judge singlehandedly makes a mockery of the GRC system and better yet, PAP agrees with it ha ha ha!

    So if the stand-in can do such a great job then we might as well not have an election liao. Can do the job what for need to vote right? Common sense mah.

    This shows just how frightened PAP are when it comes to by-elections.

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  • C'est la vie:

    *****
    Is it not an absolute bloody waste of time and money, going to the SG Courts to seek “justice”.

    Has lessons not been learnt, that the SGov rarely loses a case.

    I’m just baffled that many still believe in the “system”.

    Why ………….. it’s “their” system, it’s rigged !!!

    Learn ………. people, learn and learn fast !!!
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  • LIONS:

    GRC should have been abolished long ago,it is so blardy unmeritocratic.

    scholar-scholars should be ashemd of being told to hide under skirts in order to win a rightful place in PARLIAMENT???

    WHY SCHOLARS dont feel ashamed at all????

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  • Just answer: YES or NO:

    C'est la vie:
    *****
    Is it not an absolute bloody waste of time and money, going to the SG Courts to seek “justice”.

    Has lessons not been learnt, that the SGov rarely loses a case.

    I’m just baffled that many still believe in the “system”.

    Why ………….. it’s “their” system, it’s rigged !!!

    Learn ………. people, learn and learn fast !!!
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    *****

    Singapore’s judicial system is PLIANT? YES or NO

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Li Shengwu was right that his uncle has a lot of dogs.

    If we still don’t wake up to stop it, this pack of dogs would be getting bigger and it would be out of hand, uncontrollable.

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  • INDIAN malay INDIAN president:

    aiyah. pap knows it is not as strong as its MSM fake it.

    that is why GRCs exist. because pap knows in single constituencies many in parleement no longer from pap.

    but this overboard practice in ensuring survival of a cock up political party has many harmful consequences. 1st, over time, none of them are truly capable folks because none of them are in parleement of own strength. 2nd, government leaders selected from such cannot be any good. because they are so weak they cannot perform without a party script. they are actually ROBOTs.

    pap can fake this and can fake that. GE2015 is a fluke that will not be repeated. GE2019 is the one that we shall see pap Ljs and pap Cbs get indicted for all manner of abuses that have harmed once great Singapore.

    pap never plays by pap laws. no need to waste time trying to convince pap to change. better to focus on getting 70% sheep to wake up.

    GE2019 is only months away. better to focus on turning 70% sheep. better to remind them of pap suka suka selecting INDIAN as malay president and such. better to remind them vote pap GST goes up from 7% to 9% and such.

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  • If Muhamad Faisal resigns....:

    Then it could be a different story altogether!

    Many voters are wondering, right?

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  • Bapak:

    We are into such stage is because we don’t have majority like Mdm Wong’s kind. Bochiap Sinkies have allowed PAP to run wild for too long. No one’s bothered to stop them.

    I believe Mdm Wong & SDP know. But we have to give it to her and them for going ahead to “waste” the money just to teach stupid Sinkies the truth.

    At the end, money spent is not wasted. We have to thank them for the lesson learnt. Yet there are many don’t see it.

    C'est la vie:
    *****
    Is it not an absolute bloody waste of time and money, going to the SG Courts to seek “justice”.

    Has lessons not been learnt, that the SGov rarely loses a case.

    I’m just baffled that many still believe in the “system”.

    Why ………….. it’s “their” system, it’s rigged !!!

    Learn ………. people, learn and learn fast !!!
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    *****

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