Is ‘Dato’ Seri’ Desmond Lim making a dig at the newly proposed opposition alliance?

In Facebook post on Monday morning (6 Jan), Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) Chairman Desmond Lim posted a picture of himself in a group along with a cryptic caption: “People gathered together cannot be considered as a team. Only concentric and sharing same thinking gathered together then can be called a team”

While Lim did not make any specific reference to any individual or group, the timing of his post strongly implies that he could be referring to the newly proposed opposition alliance announced last Friday (3 Jan).

With news of the opposition alliance in question, People’s Power Party Secretary-General Goh Meng Seng was quoted by the TODAY newspaper as saying that SDA did not reply to his party’s request for a meeting a few months ago.

After TODAY contacted Lim, he was quoted as saying: “Any party can come together to form a new alliance. As far as SDA (is concerned), our stance is clear since day one. All are welcome to join us, but have to comply with our constitution.”

In any case, Lim himself seems to have a very interesting political career.

While Lim contested in the 2001 and 2006 GE, he only became more well known in the 2011 GE. During which, Lim contested in a three-cornered fight in Punggol East SMC, garnering 4.5% of the votes. In the subsequent 2013 by-election, he secured only 168 (or 0.57%) of the popular vote.

This makes him the candidate with the lowest-ever vote share in history, as well as the second candidate (after United People’s Front’s Harbans Singh) to lose his electoral deposit twice.

Lim is also apparently well known for his community service. In 2011, he was reported to have formed a community service group Sinpo under the SDA but had renamed it to DL’s (Dedicated Local’s) caring community sometime in 2013.

On it’s website,  the group claims to have helped some 7,000 beneficiaries across Singapore Philippines, China and other South-East Asian countries. For this, Lim was apparently awarded the Dato’ and Dato’ Seri title in April and October 2019 respectively.

While remaining critical of another’s alliance, Dato’ Seri Lim might want to reflect on his own electoral performance alliance first, which is looking increasingly fragile with NSP and SPP having left the alliance in 2007 and 2011 respectively.

What do you think?




11 Responses to “Is ‘Dato’ Seri’ Desmond Lim making a dig at the newly proposed opposition alliance?”

  • Ignorance Is Bliss:

    I think his words have no substance. Just ignore him.

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  • Sio Gan:

    Is Anus a Mole?

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  • Bapak:

    Don’t worry, only 4.5% will listen to him.

    Ignorance Is Bliss: 4.5%

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  • opposition dude:

    Doesn’t matter if he is making a dig, just ignore him and let others flame him.

    He is exactly like that troll on TRE forever going $1 is 3 ringgit. Good for a laugh but as shown on numerous posts, got no substance.

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  • pay how much for dato seri ah?:

    some pay S$ for PhD, some BS their alma mater about being somebody in pap clan and so awarded honorary PhD.

    this fake OPPO paid how much for dato seri sash? price of one Mercedes in ringgit or price in ringgit of one Maserati?

    although S$1 = 4 MR, used to be 3 but 4 now because pap dies soon made S$ stronger, is still a lot to pay for sash.

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  • TruBlu:

    Desmond Lim sounds like a durian hawker!
    Maybe he shud just join the PAP so he can clown around like them?

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  • MarBowling:

    This $o-called Dato is definitely a confirmed PAPIGS’ Mole! This spoiler will only come out to show his fface in a GE and CONTEST in a SMC according to the game plan of Mai Hum! Period.

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  • FreeSingaporeParty:

    This guy supports FTs.

    When he was looking for an English teacher to polish his public speaking skills, he hired an Australian and paid him tens of thousands of dollars instead of a local Singaporean.

    He is an idiot.

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  • Money no buy prostate:

    Is this thing fr malaysia a new citizen playing a role created for him by someone ?

    New citizens from malaysia are very you know what.

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  • Spurmoogum Lee Darkwinder:

    Feel like spitting at a pig

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  • Flickshit:

    This guys is a PAP mole…. be careful and ignore him is the safest.

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