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Shouldn’t Lee Li Lian win by-election to prove meritocracy works?

Posted on 24 January 2013

Did PM Lee shoot himself in the foot with his rally statement about Meritocracy?


At the final PAP rally held one day before cooling off day, PM Lee Hsien Loong tried to upturn the downturn by going on stage to speak in Mandarin, Malay and English to woo the Punggol East SMC constituents.

And he did a low blow. By mentioning his opposition candidate’s education achievements, like it matters. And like what Lee Kuan Yew had wanted to do last time when he told the press to publicise Chiam See Tong’s academic achievements — or lack of.

From Yahoo!’s coverage:

In proving a point that Singaporeans from all walks of lives and starting points can go far if they work hard in Singapore, PM Lee cited Workers’ Party candidate Lee Li Lian as one of the Singapore success stories.

“She went to N levels, she did her O levels, and went to Ngee Ann Polytechnic and did well, and later on got a degree on her own and now she is a candidate. So I say she shows that the Singapore system built by the PAP is a good one!” he said to a roaring crowd.

Ok wait…

Is it merely enough for Lee Li Lian to contest in the by-election to demonstrate that the Singapore system works?

And it’s all thanks to PAP?

I mean, anybody can contest… even Parrot Man…

Therefore, shouldn’t the real message be: Lee Li Lian ought to win the by-election to actually prove that Meritocracy works.

Since that’s the case, we would all like to sincerely thank PM Lee for endorsing WP candidate Lee Li Lian.

Kam sia, Sir.

PAP rally tonight? Ain't nobody got time for that!

PAP rally tonight? Ain’t nobody got time for that!

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