Workers Party does not oppose for the sake of opposing?

I refer to the captioned article on TISG. ( LINK )

I think Singaporeans have by and large, grown weary as they have towards the PAP, on the often made motherhood statements by the Workers Party (WP) which they do not intend to keep after being voted into Parliament.

If all they could do for the last 7 years was just speak up against the pending GST hike, voting no to a 6.9 million population paper and question tampering of the Presidential Elections Act, I think their performance as the Country’s only opposition by far is simply pathetic!

Compare and contrast this to SDP which has viable plans and policy alternatives to each and every segment of governance even though people have yet to give them a chance to hold public office?

WP had remained virtually silent on many critical issues such as the undue deaths of NS men while in service, wide ranging prosecutorial and police powers to demonize civil activists and bloggers like Terry Xu, Willy Sum & Leong who highlight many inconvenient truths that Singaporeans and WP are afraid to discuss about as well as both parties being clueless on how to tackle artificial rising costs and the rapidly declining value of HDB flats more than 40 years.

What Singapore desperately needs now at this cross juncture of the next lap is not the PAP’s “loyal opposition” but the people’s “Effective Opposition” as envisioned by the late LKY when he campaigned during the Legislative Assembly’s elections. We do not want another pseudo Opposition mimicking a PAP!

 

Jim Yap

 

 

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13 Responses to “Workers Party does not oppose for the sake of opposing?”

  • LIONS:

    WP needs to be more on the ball instead of making itself a ball to be kicked around by some school-kid$ dressed in white but rotten deep inside?
    What does WP say?

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  • LBRT:

    WP ARE HOPELESS.

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  • opposition dude:

    Jim Yap if you want your so called “Effective Opposition” then better make sure that all the damn kiasees vote a lot more opposition MPs into parliament. WP isn’t doing the job and SDP isn’t even in parliament as of now.

    If the kiasees can be convinced and make PAP lose 5 or more GRCs next year then will PAP be forced to change their ways. Otherwise it’s all just talk.

    People may be disappointed with WP’s performance in parliament but are the majority willing to vote in more opposition to speak up for us?

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  • no time left for pettiness:

    Those who continue to vote for WP want to keep the status quo and tolerate the abuse and the injustice of the PAP. If they want to see real changes, they have to vote in those who are able to show more grit and courage and perseverance.

    Sadly, the repressive rule of the PAP have discouraged many of these people to step up.

    If we do not give the very few left who have the guts and gumption to step up a chance to speak up and fight for us in Parliament, soon there will be no one else left for us to turn to.

    JBJ has already left us. So have many others. Neither will there be a Terry Xu, Willy Sum, Leong Sze Hian, Roy Ngerng, etc. to highlight your grievances and suffering and injustices under the PAP.

    There is no more room or time left for pettiness anymore. Grow up and come to your senses before it is too late.

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  • WPap前秘書長LTKiasee•溜跳墙:

    Please hor, limpeh got family, many mouths to feed hor, so die die must do everything to keep my 16k part-time MP job and full-time town council position that pays lagi banyak, senang senang pun. Die die pun cannot kena convict, bankrupt go jail, or else everything habis, go down longkang. So must now lan lan do deal with Deviloong. Cannot blame me har, be understand abit, ok? And remember to continue vote limpeh to pariahmen again, vote wPAP, ok, thank-you yew! Oops, sorry, vote WPAP… err, WP, WP, heehee. Thank yew, thank yew, thank yew vary much!”

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  • Larry Hallett:

    In political terms, Workers Party is a joke. A very big joke. All are afraid of PAP and loosing their overflowing rice bowl.

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  • Sian:

    I suspect PAP ask WP to issue statement regarding intrusions at jb waters.

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  • Laugh Die People:

    During last GE and many more elections before, the SDP contested in straight forward between themselves and the PAP.

    Singaporeans who went to the polling booths had no other choices but to either vote the PAP or the SPD. Did SDP win any seats?

    To illustrate the point further for low IQ SDP fans to understand – during the straight forward by-election contest between SDP Chee and PAP Muthuli, who did the voters of Bukit Batok voted in the majority for?

    Why is Chee not in parliament now? The SPD disgracefully lost to the PAP even when they pitted their sec general Chee Soong Juan against a minor PAP opponent in Bukit Batok.

    SDP opposition supporters are making themselves laughing stocks and clowns in the eyes of the PAP.

    SDP and its supporters listen!!!!! SDP should start telling its own IB not to behaves like idiots and jester on social media. It is not doing SDP any good.

    Win some seats in parliament before you starts trying to put the blame on the WP.

    A disgrace and big letdown for the more sensible opposition supporters. This sort of silly posting by the author about the WP is actually backfiring on SDP.

    Relentlessly writing this sort of article against the WP on TRE and believing Singaporeans will then vote for SDP in return ah???? Hahahahahaha!

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  • WP...FOS:

    You must be joking, do we have an opposition in Parliament? I never recall one as a true Singaporean. i only know Parliament is 100% belong to PAP seats.

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  • Another0:

    WP is not working hard enough towards First World Parliament,it actually allows the PAP to turn SG parliament into THIRD WORLD kind.

    WP must join forces with other oppo to be effective OPPO.
    Else,kisss good-bye to AJ,i think so.

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  • BETRAYED:

    The disappointing performance of WP is a downright betrayal of the hope and trust of the supporters who gave them their votes, including all my family members i persuaed to vote for them.

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  • PAP:

    Don’t Worry. PAP sure Guarantee WIN – 38%.

    BETRAYED:
    The disappointing performance of WP is a downright betrayal of the hope and trust of the supporters who gave them their votes, including all my family members i persuaed to vote for them.

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  • Woken Up:

    no time left for pettiness:
    Those who continue to vote for WP want to keep the status quo and tolerate the abuse and the injustice of the PAP. If they want to see real changes, they have to vote in those who are able to show more grit and courage and perseverance.

    Sadly, the repressive rule of the PAP have discouraged many of these people to step up.

    If we do not give the very few left who have the guts and gumption to step up a chance to speak up and fight for us in Parliament, soon there will be no one else left for us to turn to.

    JBJ has already left us. So have many others. Neither will there be a Terry Xu, Willy Sum, Leong Sze Hian, Roy Ngerng, etc. to highlight your grievances and suffering and injustices under the PAP.

    There is no more room or time left for pettiness anymore. Grow up and come to your senses before it is too late.

    its is already too late they have many new citizens to replace dissenting PAP voters.

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