SINGAPORE – The political parties have confirmed their line-ups for the July 10 general election. Catch our lunchtime show where The Straits Times editors give their take on the hustings and what to look out for.
In this first episode, Mr Warren Fernandez, editor-in-chief of Singapore Press Holdings’ English/Malay/Tamil Media Group and editor of The Straits Times, talks about the big battles that have emerged from Nomination Day, such as East Coast GRC where the People’s Action Party has sent one of its biggest guns – Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat – to shore up that front.
Over at West Coast GRC is where there is “going to be a very interesting contest that everybody will be watching”, says Mr Fernandez.
He adds that it is very early days in the campaign yet and there can be other constituencies that can become interesting to watch, such as single-member constituencies Marymount and Punggol West.
“In those cases, the margins are fairly close, so if you get a swing of 15 or 20 per cent where 4,000 to 5,000 people change their minds, the seats could change hands,” says Mr Fernandez.
The lunchtime show is part of ST’s multimedia line-up for readers during this election period.
Readers can also tune in to our weekday live show, The Big Story, where reporters and senior editors discuss the recent political happenings, among other hot topics.
It is broadcast at 5.30pm on Facebook and YouTube every weekday.
GE2020 Today, which rounds up the action of the day, helps readers stay on top of the latest election news.
Helmed by multimedia correspondent Hairianto Diman and Money FM 89.3 producer/presenter Rachel Kelly, it airs at 10pm every day on Facebook and YouTube during the election period.