‘Murali Pillai’ turns into ‘Michael Paul’ in bid to reach out to Others

Posted on 04 May 2016

He is going all out to woo the Others.


Bukit Batok residents from all walks of life, who believe in relying on strategic decisions to get ahead in life, are nodding their heads and agreeing.

This after they said changing “Murali Pillai” to “Michael Paul” will further endear the PAP candidate contesting in the Bukit Batok by-election to the minority voters, since he has already gone so far as naming himself, “Mura Lee” and “Mur Ali”.

One Bukit Batok resident, Didi Wah Mia, said: “Since we’re already down this slippery slope of no return where Murali has become everything else, he should just go all the way and call himself Michael Paul.”

“It will appeal to the Others.”

Other Singaporeans said this strategic pandering bodes well for Michael Paul as it is difficult these days contesting in elections as the incumbent.

Mei You Cuo, another local, said: “As a politician, you mean different things to different people at different times.”

“Sometimes, you can be yourself. Other times, you are someone else because other people want you to be.”

“Sometimes, you can also be an opportunist.”

“No hard feelings and nothing personal, really. This is politics, after all.”






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