Moulmein-Kallang Group Representation Constituency

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Moulmein-Kallang Group Representation Constituency (Traditional Chinese: 摩棉-加冷集選區; Simplified Chinese: 摩棉-加冷集选区) is a four-member Group Representation Constituency, and therefore an electoral district composed of several city suburbs surrounding the Central Area of Singapore.

The GRC was formed in 2011 general election, absorbing most parts of the Jalan Besar GRC and the Moulmein ward of Tanjong Pagar GRC. The GRC was broken up in 2015 General Election, reverting back to original wards before 2011.

Moulmein-Kallang GRC is led by Minister of Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim who is also Minister in charge of Muslim Affairs.

The ward saw a contest in the 2011 general election between the incumbent People's Action Party and a rookie team from the Workers' Party of Singapore. The National Solidarity Party had expressed interest in contesting the constituency, but dropped out to avoid a three-cornered fight.[1] The PAP emerged victor with 44,828 votes or 58.56% of the total ballot for the electoral division. Incidentally, this was the highest vote percentage for the PAP in a Workers' Party contested constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Jalan Besar Kampong Glam Kolam Ayer Moulmein
2006 Jalan Besar GRC Tanjong Pagar GRC
2011 Edwin Tong Denise Phua Lay Peng Yaacob Ibrahim Lui Tuck Yew
2015 Jalan Besar GRC Dissolved among Tanjong Pagar GRC, Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC

Areas of responsibility[edit]

  • Moulmein - Ah Hood, Thomson Road, City Square Mall, Mustafa Centre, Farrer Park, Cambridge Estate, Mount Pleasant Road, Lornie Road, MacRitchie Reservoir, Watten Road, University Road, Swiss Cottage Estate, Balmoral Road
  • Jalan Besar - Rowell Court, Kelantan Court, Bendemeer Road, Boon Keng,
  • Kampong Glam - Kampong Glam, Bugis, City Hall, Raffles Place, Marina Centre (incl. Suntec City and Singapore Flyer), Raffles Landing Site, Hong Lim, Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, G-MAX and Fort Canning
  • Kolam Ayer - Kallang Bahru, Geylang Bahru, St George's Road, The River Vista @ Kallang, Sims Place, Sims Drive and Sims Vista

Candidates and Results[edit]

Elections in 2010s[edit]

General Election 2011: Moulmein-Kallang GRC
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAP Lui Tuck Yew
Denise Phua Lay Peng
Yaacob Ibrahim
Edwin Tong
44,828 58.56
WP Mohd Rahizan Ya'acob
Toh Hong Boon
L Somasundaram
Frieda Chan
31,721 41.44
Turnout 76,549 89.4
PAP win (new seat)



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