S’poreans react to Lee Hsien Loong’s comment that opposition’s story line ‘went against human nature’

Posted on 21 September 2015

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


Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke to 400 policymakers and business leaders at the Singapore Summit at the Marina Bay Sands on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015.

He said:

I would say that voters approved of what we did and took the view that they wanted us to continue on the track which we were doing. And that the best way to do this is to send us a signal that they approve of what we did. That’s the most straightforward way in which to develop a relationship and to build a bond and to make the system work.

The opposition had a different storyline. They said, ‘The government is doing good, you vote for us, the government will work even harder’. I think that is a very dangerous approach. It goes against human nature. I mean, if you have a friend, and your friend is nice to you, you’re nice to him or her. And I think most Singaporeans agree with us that the way to build a relationship and to develop a close bond for the future was to work with the government.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:


sian-half-auntie “Lee Hsien Loong was the one who said ‘Vote for PAP to make opposition work harder’ during his GE2015 lunchtime rally.”
Gong Jiao Wei, 45-year-old foreign language teacher


sian-half-uncle “His dad wrote plenty of books with comments that went against human nature.”
Leow See Gan, 64-year-old watch repairman


happy-bird-girl “He will stop saying things like this only when we stop paying attention to him.”
Mei Hua Shuo, 17-year-old counsellor










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