WP wins Aljunied GRC: PAP has to reform or else…

The much-hated Group Representation Constituency (GRC), a voting system  widely believed to be politically- motivated to weaken the political opposition, has finally been breached by the opposition Workers’ Party.

It is a Mount Everest to climb for opposition parties to win a GRC. Unable to find the numbers to field a team of four to six members, opposition parties in past elections could only look on  in frustration as the ruling party, the People’s Action Party (PAP), enjoyed many walkovers.

 With a two-thirds majority, Singaporeans will watch if the PAP will tweak the Constitution to emasculate the opposition and to silence dissent as it had done in the past.

With the  massive swing towards the opposition, the writing on the wall for the PAP is without any doubt now much much clearer. PAP won by slim margins in many areas, and given the lop-sided playing field in its favour, it’s no exaggeration to say the opposition made handsome gains in this election.

The root of the massive discontent with the PAP government lies with its repressive nature, near-total control of every aspect of life in Singapore ranging from the trade unions to the media, a deep-seated intolerance of alternative views and its well-known arrogance.

If PAP persists in turning a deaf ear to Singaporeans’ concerns, it’s a no-brainer to predict that the opposition will make greater gains in GE 2016, even take over the government.

Be prepared!

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  3. PAP will reform but not reform their single party political ideology. PAP will reform the constitution, in particular, election rules and laws to ensure more barrier for alternative parties to survive and more barrier to discourage people enter politics. Make my word, politicians are not there to lose their power to provide good service to the country and people. Politicians are self- or party-centred persons who will advance their own agenda or party agenda. The services to the country and people are the by-product of their action to hold on their power.

    Those believe that PAP will reform must be daft ad childish. When GE2016 comes, you will not find the same election boundaries again. Take a close look at AMK GRC in GE2006 and GE2011 or other GRC you will understand how GRC system damages the democracy of Singapore.

  4. We must be alert against being browbeaten or hoodwinked by attempts at further restrictions by the PAP.

  5. “It is a Mount Everest to climb for opposition parties to win a GRC. Unable to find the numbers to field a team of four to six members, opposition parties in past elections could only look on in frustration as the ruling party, the People’s Action Party (PAP), enjoyed many walkovers.”

    Completely false. As has been shown, there’s never been a lack of candidates. This election saw 82 contested seats. But only one GRC was lost by PAP. Ask yourself why. It’s not because of lack of candidates.

    “If PAP persists in turning a deaf ear to Singaporeans’ concerns, it’s a no-brainer to predict that the opposition will make greater gains in GE 2016, even take over the government.”

    If parties that contest 82 seats in total cannot form a govt, what makes you think 2016 will be any different?

    • In GE 2006, 50% of GRCs were not contested, giving PAP walkovers. Since 1988 opposition failed to capture any GRC till 2011.


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