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S’poreans apologise to Tanjong Pagar GRC parachute MP: ‘Sorry you got into parliament unopposed’

S’poreans apologise to Tanjong Pagar GRC parachute MP: ‘Sorry you got into parliament unopposed’

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We are sorry you won a seat so easily without trying.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life who are feeling guilty have come forward to say sorry to Tanjong Pagar GRC PAP MP Dr Chia Shi-Lu.

This after Chia said the lack of a contest in Tanjong Pagar GRC in General Election 2011 is “a very big disadvantage” as he was parachuted in and was assured a seat unopposed.

One Singaporean, Mai Hao Seow, said he feels bad for Dr Chia and hopes he can forgive Singaporeans for letting him into parliament so easily without fighting tooth and nail: “I’m sorry, Dr Chia Shi-Lu. It is my fault you can earn many thousands of dollars a month sitting in parliament as an MP, all the while having suffered from the knowledge that your true mettle was not tested.”

“I deeply regret my actions for not opposing your entry and making you sweat a bit more. I hope you will not hold it against me and my fellow Singaporeans for your parachute entry.”

Other Singaporeans said the incumbent MP for Queenstown ward should be magnanimous in forgiving Singaporeans for their carelessness, as Singaporeans are prone to suffer from oversight.

Another Singaporean, Fan Dui Tang, said: “If we had known earlier that you wanted a good challenge, we could have mobilise more anonymous people to dig up on your past and campaigned against you.”

“But not to worry Dr Chia, this upcoming GE2015 is happening soon.”

“You shall have your mettle tested.”

 

 

 

 

 







Totally acceptable for PAP incumbent to treat Tanjong Pagar as ‘trophy GRC’

Totally acceptable for PAP incumbent to treat Tanjong Pagar as ‘trophy GRC’

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This is exactly the elitist type of mindset we need to cultivate in our leaders.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life who like to keep things real have come out to tell PAP candidates running in Tanjong Pagar GRC to continue to treat the constituency as a “trophy GRC”.

This after Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing, who is one of the MPs in Tanjong Pagar GRC, said the constituency is a trophy GRC and would be an “injustice” to residents if opposition parties contest there just because “they want to put up a fight” during the election.

One resident in the GRC, Mai Hao Seow, said he agrees with the minister: “I think everybody can agree that the PAP is the one that thinks Tanjong Pagar GRC is a trophy GRC. That’s the only reason why they would think the opposition thinks this way.”

“And I totally agree with him that just because Lee Kuan Yew was there before, this must be a prized GRC. This is exactly the type of elitist mindset we must cultivate in today’s leaders.”

Another Singaporean, Zuo Zhong Li, said he hopes to see other PAP MPs from other GRCs also think Tanjong Pagar GRC is a prized GRC: “We cannot be influenced to think that Singapore is a equal society where all are even.”

“Then we wouldn’t have one political party lording it over us all the time.”

 

 

 

 

 







Honour Lee Kuan Yew by retiring Tanjong Pagar GRC this GE2015

Honour Lee Kuan Yew by retiring Tanjong Pagar GRC this GE2015

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This is the only way to truly pay tribute to him.

Photo stolen from Mothership.sg

Photo stolen from Mothership.sg

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who get moist with excitement whenever Lee Kuan Yew’s name is mentioned, are calling on the government to retire Tanjong Pagar GRC so that it cannot be contested during this General Election 2015.

They say this must be done as it is the only viable way to honour Lee Kuan Yew and remember his efforts in shaping Singapore’s socio-economic-political landscape.

One Singaporean, Hua Chi, who supports this idea, said: “Many critics have come out to say that the best way to honour Lee Kuan Yew’s contribution to the Singapore system is to continue the practice of gerrymandering and fixing the opposition, but we feel that this doesn’t go far enough in paying tribute to his legacy.”

“Therefore, we need to retire the entire GRC, which is the most undemocratic way to go about the upcoming election — but at the same time it is also a pretty characteristic thing to do and keeping in line with our founding father’s image.”

“This is to ensure that Lee Kuan Yew will forever remain undefeated there.”

“This will also send the right signal: We are not overlooking his contributions through mere hagiography and neither are we putting up pointless monuments in his honour.”

“We are just retiring an entire GRC, which is a relic of his creation. Is this really too much to ask for?”

At press time, there are calls to combine all existing GRCs and SMCs into one super mega Tanjong Pagar GRC, which will then be retired.

 

 

 

 

 





Retire Tanjong Pagar GRC this GE2015 to honour Lee Kuan Yew

Retire Tanjong Pagar GRC this GE2015 to honour Lee Kuan Yew

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Critics must realise this is not hagiography and is the most fitting tribute.

Photo stolen from Mothership.sg

Photo stolen from Mothership.sg

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who get moist with excitement whenever Lee Kuan Yew’s name is mentioned, are calling on the government to retire Tanjong Pagar GRC so that it cannot be contested during this General Election 2015.

They say this must be done as it is the only viable way to honour Lee Kuan Yew and remember his efforts in shaping Singapore’s socio-economic-political landscape.

One Singaporean, Hua Chi, who supports this idea, said: “Many critics have come out to say that the best way to honour Lee Kuan Yew’s contribution to the Singapore system is to continue the practice of gerrymandering and fixing the opposition, but we feel that this doesn’t go far enough in paying tribute to his legacy.”

“Therefore, we need to retire the entire GRC, which is the most undemocratic way to go about the upcoming election — but at the same time it is also a pretty characteristic thing to do and keeping in line with our founding father’s image.”

“This is to ensure that Lee Kuan Yew will forever remain undefeated there.”

“This will also send the right signal: We are not overlooking his contributions through mere hagiography and neither are we putting up pointless monuments in his honour.”

“We are just retiring an entire GRC, which is a relic of his creation. Is this really too much to ask for?”

At press time, there are calls to combine all existing GRCs and SMCs into one super mega Tanjong Pagar GRC, which will then be retired.