1. There have been images circulating online that suggest a discrepancy in the date of the Government Gazette containing the President’s Proclamation to dissolve Parliament. 

2. This is actually a long-standing practice of the Government Gazette. The Electronic Edition of the Government Gazette (e-Gazette) is published daily, and available to the public. In addition, the e-Gazette notices are also compiled in a weekly print copy of the Government Gazette, which is released every Friday. Accordingly, the electronic version of Gazette notices carry the date on which they are first published electronically, and, by default, also carry the date of the Friday print copy they are part of, in the header.

3. The Proclamation by the President to dissolve Parliament (Gazette Notification No. 1201) was first published on 23 June 2020 in the e-Gazette. It will be published in the print copy dated Friday, 26 June 2020. 

4. If you are unsure of the authenticity of a Gazette notification that you come across online, you may refer to the official e-Gazette to be found at egazette.com.sg.


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