Debate on President’s Address: Dennis Tan on ‘petty politics’ during GE2020

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Debate on President’s Address: Dennis Tan on ‘petty politics’ during GE2020

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Workers’ Party MP Dennis Tan said he experienced "petty and bad politics" during the 2020 General Election, which could lead to a divisive political culture. He cited complaints made against the placement of WP flags during the campaign in Hougang, and how the People’s Action Party planted its flags in front of WP banners, blocking them from view. His comments led to an exchange with PAP MP Murali Pillai, who asked if Mr Tan felt that the Elections Department had not been even-handed and that the PAP had been using its "power of incumbency" unfairly against opponents.

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