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PAP losing it, can’t even keep Workers’ Party in check despite 50 years of uninterrupted rule

Posted on 14 March 2014

So much for being the be-all and end-all of Singapore.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who have watched the PAP pride themselves as the be-all and end-all of Singapore over the years, have expressed disappointment with the ruling party.

This after locals said the PAP no longer seem to have a strong foothold on every aspect of Singapore despite 50 years of uninterrupted rule.

Locals have expressed their discontent that despite being in control of the country from top to bottom, the PAP has failed to keep the Workers’ Party in check.

This after the PAP had over the past few months been asking the Workers’ Party to come forward and make itself accountable to the public for issues related to its constituency town council.

However, this drew widespread condemnation from the public who felt that the PAP should be the one who can pinpoint all faults and come up with solutions to problems since they have been the incumbent for so many years and they have 80 MPs in parliament.

Mei Yeo Yong, a local, said: “After being the dominant party in Singapore the last 50 years, the PAP should be able to account for their own problems as well as the opposition’s problems.”

“But they obviously have failed to master and control all the state apparatuses at their disposal and use them to their advantage.”

“If Lee Kuan Yew was still prime minister, by now, there would have been some banishment to offshore islands and televised confessions already.”

“If you pride yourself as being the party that knows best, then you jolly well show that you can be accountable for the opposition’s mistakes as well.”

“If you cannot be the all-encompassing omniscient ruler who regularly maintains your political hegemony through a constant vulgar display of unbridled power over your subjects, then you better stop ruling this country.”

 

 

 

 

 





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