SPP, PSP, WP, NSP
Several opposition parties had discussions on their plans if they were to be offered a place in parliament as a Non-constituency Member of Parliament. PSP secretary-general Tan Cheng Bock told on media that he would not accept an NCMP seat if offered one, calling the scheme as a ploy not to vote for the opposition, and cited that voting in candidates function as a base to serve efficiency in the House. Likewise, WP secretary-general Pritam Singh questioned the scheme as being a “magnanimity”, and replied that it was “very speculative” and told that they would be addressed after the election, while in another interview, NCMP Dennis Tan replied it as a “poisoned chalice”.
PV & SDA
PV and SDA both blamed each other over who had caused the three-cornered fight in Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC (the first such fight in a GRC since 1992).
PAP candidate and Education Minister Ong Ye Kung posted a video on Facebook that showed him having a conversation with a young boy. However, after the authorities informed the PAP that the video was not in line with electoral rules, the video was later taken down.
WP & PAP
WP pushed back against PAP candidate Vivian Balakrishnan’s claim that WP was just a “lite version” of the PAP made during the English political debate the previous day. WP secretary-general Pritam Singh said that Vivian’s comments were an “electoral ploy”, adding that “If that was the case, I hope the PAP takes up all our manifesto points and introduces them into their agenda.” Pritam also questioned the PAP’s “magnanimity” in highlighting the Non-Constituency Member of Parliament scheme.
PAP & SDP
PAP candidate and Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat denied saying that Singapore should plan to increase its population to 10 million people, in response to SDP secretary-general Chee Soon Juan’s speech in the English-language political debate the previous day. He reiterated the Singapore government’s stance that it had “never proposed or targeted for Singapore to increase the population to 10 million”.
PSP & PAP
Both PSP and PAP were asked by the Elections Department on request by the West Coast Town Council in West Coast GRC to remove some of their election posters in Clementi; West Coast Town Council cited public safety reasons as their justification behind removing the posters.