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S’pore to introduce Mandate of Heaven during next elections

Posted on 22 May 2014

This is to ensure infallibility.

By Nyi Nyi

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In a bid to return to its cultural roots, the Singapore government has decreed that the Mandate of Heaven will be put in place from the next election onward.

The Mandate of Heaven showcases the person or party who is bestowed the mandate to rule by Heaven itself.

The move was seen as a way to emphasise the cultural importance of Singapore’s forefathers, while ushering in a new era of prosperity.

A spokesman for the new measure claimed that a mandate passed by the heavens was a far more effective method of finding new leaders than democracy.

The anonymous spokesperson said: “Sometimes people check the wrong spot on the election sheet but Heaven is infallible, so the people can rest assure that whichever party attains the mandate deserves to rule.”

He added: “Wan sui, wan sui, wan wan sui.”

The ruling party, who has won every single democratically-held election since independence, are bent on further legitimising their rule and welcomed the move with open arms.

The spokesman said: “There is no doubt that we are the ones chosen to lead, even if the polls or public opinion might not reflect it. This new measure will make sure this fact is recognised for years to come.”

The criteria for getting the mandate are not clear, but the government will be working closely with the committee to ensure that the measures are fair.

 

 

 

 

 









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  • anon

    Once this is put in place, there will not be any fear of a freak election result. ISA will need to be expanded to include graffiti and anyone refusing to kowtow and shout wansui whenever the idiot clown appears. (Graffiti will be redefined to include disrespectful online postings on CPF and Lèse-majesté will be treason.)

    • The Wrath Of Grapes

      Ah, abuthen, the Mandate of Heaven can be taken away. Say, there is a huge earthquake, a big tsunami or massive floods etc. That means Heaven is displeased with the Emperor’s rule.

      • Yangs

        In the case of Singapore, that would mean a shortage of Hello Kitty plushies that push the nation crazy, or another one time good one flood at Orchard Rd or Bt Timah

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