Updated: Jun 30
People's Action Party's (PAP) candidate Mr Ivan Lim Shaw Chuan will not be contesting in GE2020!
We are not sure if it was Mr Ivan Lim's decision to fall out at this juncture or he was dropped from the starting line-up by the party. However, Lianhe Zaobao reported that the party has accepted his decision which made us believe that it was Mr Ivan Lim's own decision to drop out.
Update: PM Lee Hsien Loong has issued a statement stating Mr Ivan Lim Shaw Chuan has written to him to withdraw as a PAP candidate in the coming election. PM Lee respects his decision and has accepted his withdrawal.
This decision came as a surprise as earlier today, Mr Ivan Lim has released a Press Cover Note to refute all the accusations online.
I am determined to stay the course and to serve if I am elected.
We wish Mr Ivan Lim Shaw Chuan the best in his future endeavours.
Meanwhile, the doubt has been cleared. Earlier on 25 June 2020, DPM Heng Swee Keat has announced that they will be introducing 26 new candidates for GE2020.
However, 27 candidates were announced in total yesterday when the last candidates were introduced to the nation.
Now we know why there is 1 extra candidate.