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S’poreans react to 32-year-old Uber driver Shirwin Eu who plans to contest in Bukit Panjang SMC

S’poreans react to 32-year-old Uber driver Shirwin Eu who plans to contest in Bukit Panjang SMC

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

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HAPPENING NOW: 32-year-old Uber driver Shirwin Eu, who plans to contest in Bukit Panjang SMC, says his strength is in policies.Follow our Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/STcom) and live blog here: str.sg/Z7hm

Posted by The Straits Times on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

 

A 32-year-old Uber driver Shirwin Eu, has picked up a nomination form at the Elections Department in a bid to contest in this coming General Election 2015.

He said he plans to run in Bukit Panjang SMC as an independent candidate and said his strength is in policies.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “This really proves that Uber needs to make their screening process for drivers a lot stricter.”
Bu An Quan, 43-year-old workplace safety manager

 

sian-half-uncle “I believe his actions is due to him having a misplaced trust in the concept of meritocracy and social mobility.”
Bulao Er Huo, 67-year-old ex-delivery driver

 

happy-bird-girl “If a guy like this asked me to be his girlfriend, it will be a natural instinct to call the police immediately.”
Wa Mai La, 17-year-old student

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











General Election 2015 causes S’poreans to run out of problems

General Election 2015 causes S’poreans to run out of problems

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You have a problem? Consider it solved.

You got a problem? Don’t worry. Consider it solved.

You got a problem? Don’t worry. Consider it solved.

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who are used to dealing with daily issues of all sorts that have plagued the country the last few years, are suddenly discovering that they are running out of problems.

This after the General Election 2015 is causing their problems to be solved one after another at an alarming unprecedented rate.

One Singaporean, Mei Wen Ti, said: “Suddenly, Sembawang residents wake up one fine morning and discover that they are having a new hawker centre and swimming complex built right in their neighbourhood to deal with the fact they didn’t have access to these basic amenities for years.”

“It is like they used to have 99 problems but now they have none.”

“And then two constituencies that are home to Singapore’s oldest estates, Jalan Besar and Tanjong Pagar, are set to be spruced up over the next five years as both town councils suddenly unveiled master plans to rejuvenate the estates.”

“It’s like waking up one fine morning and then, ‘Woah, what the hell just hit me? Solutions!'”

Other Singaporeans said these influx of solutions to age-old problems have reaffirmed their belief that having elections every year is the way to go.

This is to bring about a better standard of living and quality of life for Singaporeans and the good times will continue rolling as long as Singaporeans head to the polls regularly.

Another resident, Boh Dai Ji, said: “My neighbour, was in arrears, and HDB cancelled his outstanding debt.”

“My son, fail all subjects in Primary 3, and still can go CC collect bursary award.”

“Holding elections is, therefore, the most effective way for residents’ issues to be addressed. All GRCs and SMCs should have elections every year.”

“Otherwise, all problems will be put on the back-burner, as Singapore only focuses on economic growth at all costs.”

 

 

 

 

 











GE2015 new format: Voters across S’pore to give rally speeches of what they want from next govt

GE2015 new format: Voters across S’pore to give rally speeches of what they want from next govt

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Instead of politicians telling people what they can offer.

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In what can be construed as a sign that the times they are a-changin’, voters across Singapore from all walks of life who have a list of demands will be allowed to give rally speeches to inform the candidates from various political parties running for the upcoming General Election 2015 about what citizens want.

This is a refreshing change from how elections were previously conducted, where candidates from the political parties would go on stage during their own rally to tell voters what he or she can offer, only to fail to live up to expectations when voted into office.

One Singaporean voter, Qu Tou Piao, said the benefits of voters giving speeches is obvious: “Voters giving speeches will draw both voters and politicians to rallies to hear the demands of the people. When PAP organises election rallies, typically no one turns up.”

“It is quite obvious that a rally with nobody in attendance is less superior than a rally where a lot of people show up, such as a Workers’ Party rally.”

“And telling politicians early before hand what voters want will help manage expectations. So that later on politicians in office cannot come out and say voters are demanding because they went into the job with eyes wide open.”

As candidates from the various incumbent and opposition political parties are invited to the different rallies held across Singapore to listen to the demands of the voters over the 10-day campaigning period, other Singaporeans, such as those who are jaded by the political process, agree that giving voters a chance to state categorically what they want to make their lives better is a more obvious and correct process at shaping a country’s future.

Another local, See Baey Char, said: “Letting people elaborate what they want will draw out more logical and coherent speeches as people will be able to explain their personal plight and wishes.”

“But when we put a PAP politician on stage, all we get are shouts of ‘Teo Ser Luck’ and mumbling, which are hardly rousing to begin with.”

At press time, voters are still expecting Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong to show up at a lunchtime rally at Boat Quay next to UOB Plaza to say sorry.