Battle for Aljunied: proof an opposition is needed

The ruling party faces its greatest test since 1972 in the coming General Election. No shameless easy ride into Parliament this time through walkovers.

Walkovers should be made illegal because MPs are not elected but gleefully sneaked into Parliament by default. Can you name any country in the world that’s guilty of this farce? And the current administration has the cheek to say it’s a First World Government.

The diplomatic corp in Singapore must be collapsing in laughter over this outlandish claim. It would be interesting to see if Wikileaks has any interesting stories on this.

For those who doubt the role of an opposition in Parliament you can see that because of questions they are asking, the PAP candidates are getting agitated and jittery.

Some of the things PAP candidates are saying: government have a heart, we will help the middle-income and sandwich group, we will revisit HDB income ceiling, we are your servants not masters (LOL).

And by sheer coincidence on the brink of the General Election, the National Wages Council recommended a wage increase which the government naturally applauded.

In major East Asian economies like Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong we are the odd man out in terms of political freedoms. You know the government’s excuses (we are unique).

With a stronger opposition in Parliament, PAP will not be able to ride roughshod over the wishes of citizens.

PAP will never change. Give them a strong mandate, expect greater repression particularly in blogosphere and excuses to create more revenue streams. 

Then blame only yourself. 


3 Responses to “Battle for Aljunied: proof an opposition is needed”

  1. sktan says:
    May 2, 2011 at 4:46 am
    I salute the people of Hougang and Potong Pasir.
    In the last general election, SM Goh Chok Tong who had been given the special assignment to help the PAP win the two wards offered $100 Million to Hougang and $80 Million to Potong Pasir. However, they were not “bought over” by SM Goh Chok Tong. They were upright people with “backbone” (borrowing a phrase from the Chinese) when they rejected the offer and remained loyal to their MPs.
    But what SM Goh Chok Tong did was disappointing. With that offer, he insulted not only the people of the Hougang and Potong Pasir but all the people of Singapore because his was the Senior Minister.
    SM Goh Chok Tong talked about building a gracious society. But his action to offer $100 Million to Hougang and $80 Million to Potong Pasir is not only ungracious but unethical.

    In his book Human Cycle, Sri Aurobindo describes in detail what economic barbarians are. Their actions are not motivated by ethics but by economic gains.

    For their loyalty and ethical behaviour, I salute the people of Hougang and Potong Pasir again.
    Article was taken from the following website

  2. The people of Singapore have been bullied for far too long. A ruling party that controls everything from the media, unions, grassroots organizations and that changed the constitution to rob us of the right to free speech and assembly doesn’t deserve your vote.

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