First, we have the father threatening the voters of Aljunied GRC with the dire consequences of voting for the opposition!
Next, the son came along a couple of days later saying ‘sorry’ to voters for not getting ‘it’ quite right!
What are we supposed to make of this Janus-faced capricious behaviour of the two most powerful figures of the PAP?
Meanwhile, the rest of the cabal has been taking pot shots at the opposition’s ideas and proposals.
Well, the name of the game cannot be clearer. It is not any genuine interest in the content or quality of the opposition’s plans and proposal; the ulterior motive is nothing more than having a go, an all out go, at undermining the credibility of the opposition in the minds of voters before polling day.
The intention is 100% faultfinding. Nothing else. Even the best of ideas in the world would be faulted by them in the name of partisan politics.
IMO, the opposition should play the same game too. They can reciprocate. They should, by the same token, pressurize the PAP for the details of their plans, many of which seemed to have mushroomed overnight!
The opposition should make it their stand that if the PAP wants details of their plans, they have every right to make the same demand of them. Fair exchange is no robbery. Only when I can see yours, may you see mine!
If the PAP makes an issue of this, the opposition can do exactly the same. Return the favour. It’s a game the PAP is playing. They make it sound serious when actually there is little earnestness in their intentions. No reason therefore why the opposition should oblige them really.
MM Lee’s declaration that priority would go to PAP wards cannot and should not go unchallenged as it strikes at the very heart of the responsibility of govt. He is taking liberty with the people’s right to expect the govt to act responsibly and fairly. Taking his stand to its logical conclusion, does it not also mean residents of opposition-held wards have no tax obligation either?
He should explain, if he can, the law that allows his party to use state funds to further his party’s interest. He should explain why it is not an abuse of power by the govt to favour PAP wards at the expense of opposition-held wards? Does winning a general election means the ruling party can do what it likes with public funds?
It would be an opportunity lost, if he is not made to account for his statement.
N.B. The author has no affiliation with any political party. He was an admirer of the PAP until it became evident that it has changed beyond recognition and no longer bear any semblance to the party that he had originally once admired. He feels it his duty to point out that the country is going down the drain if current trends continue unarrested