NSP Statement on Donations


We refer to Nicole Seah’s recent online appeal for donations to a bank account set up in her personal name.

The appeals for donations are made by the Candidates to defray the actual campaign costs that the Party will not pay for. The Candidates have to pay for these themselves. The Parlimentary Elections Act requires each Candidate and his Election Agent to submit a return and declaration of his election expenses. By law, the Candidate must list all the expenses incurred for the election, and every donation accepted by the Election Agent or by the Candidate for the purpose of expenses incurred in respect of the election. This return and declaration must be submitted by each Candidate, not the Party, within 31 days of 9 May 2011. Given the urgency of preparing and submitting the returns before 9 June 2011, the Candidates consider it more practical to collect and account for donations at the Candidate level. Each Candidate making this appeal has set up a separate bank account to receive donations.

The public can be assured that the law requires Candidates to make full declarations of all campaign expenses incurred and all donations received, to the Returning Officer for public record and inspection.

9 thoughts on “NSP Statement on Donations

  1. If in the eyes of the gov (PAP) it’s been all right and no action has been taken then there is no need for the rest to kick a fast one especially the mainstream media. The fatuous efforts of the mainstream media to guilefully ploy to create illusion will only end up with nullify the claim hence agitate its readers. This is entirely gratuitous!!!

    THINK again SPH!!!

    • @Singaporean
      AGREE WITH YOU, Donations for NSP is perfectly alright but every candidate have to make a full declaration of all campaign expenses incurred and all donations received..

      as long as candidate agree to donation amounts to NSP for their incurred expenses to helped them subsidy of their NSP expenses

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  3. I admired the courage of NSP to stand for GE 2011 and had won many votes, short of winning due to the non-transparency of the intending departure of Mr Goh Chok Tong soon after GE. If PAP had been transparent about this, they might not have won the GE. Unfortunately, for voters were not told about it. I believe many voters felt cheated and would change their mind in the next GE.

    I would like to see NSP coming back in 2016, and for this to happen, I the leader of NSP should stand up for your team member, Nicole Seah. I don’t think she has broken any donation law if she could submit her return before 9 June 2011 mentioned above. Failing to speak up for her will make the public lose confidence in the leadership of NSP, and it is also unfair to Nicole Seah, who had fought so hard for the party during GE 2011. She must not be left to fend for herself.

    See the more than 800 comments at http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singaporescene/controversy-hits-nicole-seah-over-election-donations-084712826.html#mwpphu-container

    For the sake of NSP and the citizens of Singapore, I urge you to speak up or get the help of other alternative parties.

  4. It is very legitimate to canvass for donations from the citizens for election purposes. I don’t see why the media is creating a fuss out of this legalize procedure. The main media of SPH group is pro PAP and run by PAP so they have to create news to their readers, so that their readers will question the legality of the process of donations canvassing. SHAME ON YOU SPH.

  5. Hi Nicole,

    You are a very courageuos and responsible person. I respect you not because you are a politician, but you as a person. You will have myfinancial suppor every month.

    Chin Lam

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