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S’poreans react to PAP’s claim that opposition in parliament had no bearing on PAP policies

S’poreans react to PAP’s claim that opposition in parliament had no bearing on PAP policies

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean has downplayed the role of having opposition in parliament.

He said that they do not have bearing on the carrying out or refining of policies, as PAP is solely responsible for these plans.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “It is true because all the problems Singaporeans suffer from daily are a result of PAP’s doing and policies.”
Kuai Ren Chuo, 44-year-old button maker

 

sian-half-uncle “Most PAP MPs also do not have a bearing on PAP policies because they don’t speak up or show up in parliament anyways.”
Qu Na Li, 65-year-old taxi driver

 

happy-bird-girl “Simple. Lesser the opposition in parliament, the lesser the bearing. More opposition in parliament, the more the bearing.”
Jiang Dao Lee, 18-year-old bursary recipient

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











Totally acceptable for PAP incumbent to treat Tanjong Pagar as ‘trophy GRC’

Totally acceptable for PAP incumbent to treat Tanjong Pagar as ‘trophy GRC’

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This is exactly the elitist type of mindset we need to cultivate in our leaders.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life who like to keep things real have come out to tell PAP candidates running in Tanjong Pagar GRC to continue to treat the constituency as a “trophy GRC”.

This after Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing, who is one of the MPs in Tanjong Pagar GRC, said the constituency is a trophy GRC and would be an “injustice” to residents if opposition parties contest there just because “they want to put up a fight” during the election.

One resident in the GRC, Mai Hao Seow, said he agrees with the minister: “I think everybody can agree that the PAP is the one that thinks Tanjong Pagar GRC is a trophy GRC. That’s the only reason why they would think the opposition thinks this way.”

“And I totally agree with him that just because Lee Kuan Yew was there before, this must be a prized GRC. This is exactly the type of elitist mindset we must cultivate in today’s leaders.”

Another Singaporean, Zuo Zhong Li, said he hopes to see other PAP MPs from other GRCs also think Tanjong Pagar GRC is a prized GRC: “We cannot be influenced to think that Singapore is a equal society where all are even.”

“Then we wouldn’t have one political party lording it over us all the time.”

 

 

 

 

 







PAP, WP found seats in parliament despite putting out least content on Facebook, Twitter

PAP, WP found seats in parliament despite putting out least content on Facebook, Twitter

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Rate of Facebook updates did not translate into votes.

Should the PAP mourn the loss of one GRC and one SMC? Now we know that even if they put up 10 million Facebook updates, they would still have lost six seats. Should have prevented housing prices from exploding...

Despite putting up only 47 posts on the PAP Facebook page, the incumbent managed to win 81 out of 87 seats in parliament.

The PAP took a decentralised new media approach this election in which its electoral candidates individually engaged with voters.

It is, however, arguable that this shouldn’t even be considered an approach in the first place.

It appeared more as a last resort.

The Workers’ Party, on the other hand, put out 102 posts, with a larger proportion of them, compared to other parties, consisting of photos.

There are three non-scientific principles that can be drawn from these results:

Primo, gerrymandering still works.

Secundo, pictures speak louder than words.

Tertio, do the grunt work and walk the ground because new media only gives you false hope.

This article is a 60-second reduction of the original article published in The Straits Times on Oct. 5 (below).

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