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PAP worships itself

Posted on 27 November 2011

The PAP had fun by themselves last night, The Sunday Times reports.

Hey, I Gotta Feeling the University Cultural Centre technical folks were having a bit of fun with the lights? Is it just us or are the Men In White indeed in a strange shade of Workers' Party blue, no?

About 1,600 PAP activists in white packed the National University of Singapore’s University Cultural Centre during mock-triumphant celebrations last night, where they boogied to a bastardised version of The Black Eyed Peas’ I Gotta Feeling.

Leading the rhetoric was PAP chairman and National Development minister Khaw Boon Wan, who also headed a post-mortem committee of the PAP’s abysmal May election performance where they took home 60.1% per votes and were literally hammered by the Workers’ Party who broke the GRC duck.

Khaw said extensive consultations with activists through branch, constituency and district levels for seven months yielded these conclusions:

The PAP wants to improve the lives of the middle-income Singaporeans.

The PAP wants to connect emotionally with the people on the ground and with the younger generation

The message was for the party to “evolve, reinventing and reinvigorating” itself, or else…

On a congratulatory note, one of PAP’s biggest election losers, Eric Low, 62, was awarded the party’s meritorious service medal for his “indomitable spirit” after having ran and lost again and again in the 2001 and 2006 elections in single-ward Hougang.

Also, Sim Wai Chin, 53, Eunos branch secretary was another loser embraced during the ceremony.

His Aljunied GRC turned blue after it was conquered by the Workers’ Party. He was awarded a commendation medal, nonetheless.

His diagnosis? Sim said people were big on national concerns now, even though they were fine locally.

Khaw, on the other hand, attributed the success thus far to the party activists for exemplifying the PAP values of integrity, selflessness and total dedication to their political cause.

This is a 60-second reduction of the original article published in The Sunday Times on Nov. 27, 2011.

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