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Freak result? What freak result?

Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1124482/1/.html?cid=dlvr.it

SINGAPORE : Education Minister Ng Eng Hen has warned of a possible freak result if Singaporeans vote the opposition into power in the coming polls.

He said that the opposition must look to form an alternate government, and not just offer alternative voices in Parliament.

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng took issue with the opposition sharing candidates.

They were speaking at the launch of Heights Park in Bishan-Toa Payoh Group Representation Constituency (GRC) on Saturday.

After meeting with residents at the opening of Heights Park, Education Minister Ng told reporters that voters need to ask themselves who will best serve their needs.

He said Singaporeans should only vote for the opposition if they believe the opposition can run the country better than the People’s Action Party (PAP).

Dr Ng said: “Every election, it is never about just alternative voices in Parliament, because your vote is very powerful and for every General Election you are deciding on who runs the country. If it is just for alternative voices, the NCMP scheme allows for that, you can raise anything you want in Parliament.

“But as the opposition parties have clarified, that is not their intent. In fact, they want to – Workers’ Party have said they want to block constitutional amendments, they want enough seats in the house not just to provide alternative voices, but really their goal is to form an alternative government – to become the government.”

One of the points in the Singapore People’s Party manifesto is that the government must be held accountable for any security lapses. To this, Mr Wong said he had already dealt with this issue in Parliament.

He said: “I spent one hour detailing what the Committee of Inquiry found, and spent the next two hours answering questions from all the MPs – those who were interested in asking questions. Mr Chiam (See Tong) stood up and asked me a question, and he asked whether the police considered using tracker dogs to track down Mas Selamat.

“That is his only question for me in Parliament, where I spent two hours answering questions. So I made a full public account of it. So if he now says that is not enough, why didn’t he stand up then and ask more questions.”

Asked to respond on Mr Chiam’s comment that sharing of candidates shows opposition unity, Mr Wong disagreed.

He said: “So it means that all the opposition parties have the same philosophy, same principle, same values? By his comments, from what you just read to me, that must be the meaning of it. Well, if that is the case, why so many different parties, why not have one?”

– CNA/ms


The PAP has started their ‘threatening campaign’ as part of every general election. Here, we see another report, that had demonized what would happened should the PAP lose to the opposition. Why would a lost for PAP be a ‘freak result’? Should the PAP always win? What is freaky is if a government is always in power. No government ever rule forever. The election results is a mandate, the will of the Singapore citizens. It is not an election which the ruling party can manipulate and dictate that what the results of the election should be. Is this not yet another sign of low confidence within the party and the loss of touch with the ground?

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