We elected a president without casting a single vote, are we to cast 2.6 million votes for a pandemic election?

We may be flogging a dead horse because if the government wants it done, it shall be done.

Still, the idea of a general election at the height of a pandemic appears self-serving and irresponsible. At a time when countries are in lockdown and previously scheduled elections are cancelled or postponed, all the signs point to our government deliberately scheduling a pandemic general election.

There is irony in the situation.

In 2017, Madam Halimah Yacob ascended to the presidency without having to campaign for a single vote because all other candidates were deemed ineligible.

She herself admitted there were doubts about the election process. That’s of course an epic understatement. Try as she may, Madam Halimah has not been able to shrug off the hashtag #notmypresident.

While we had an elected presidency without a single vote cast, we now face the spectre of having to cast more than 2.6 million votes during a pandemic which seems to get worse with each passing day.

The PAP government knows that in a crisis, where uncertainties abound, they have risk-averse Singaporeans in the palm of their hands. The majority of Singaporeans care less about HDB and CPF and foreign influx at a time like this, and more about personal well-being and virus spread and virus containment.

What’s more, given the social distancing measures and limit on mass public gatherings, political rallies would most certainly be curtailed. The opposition has a mountain to climb when they have to conduct an election campaign like no other, with restrictions put in place.

But then this is SG United. This is how we conduct our affairs.

We progress from an elected presidency without a single vote cast, to a pandemic election with more than 2.6 million votes on the line.

SG United is known for many world firsts. We have GRC, NCMP and POFMA. We have Reserved Elected Presidency. Fittingly, we are now in a race to be the first in the world to hold a 2020 Pandemic General Election.

 

Augustine Low

* The author is a proud but concerned citizen. Voicing independent, unplugged opinion is his contribution to citizen engagement.

 

 

yyy
SPONSORED ADVERTISEMENT
Loading...

14 Responses to “We elected a president without casting a single vote, are we to cast 2.6 million votes for a pandemic election?”

  • Straight "A"s Marlboro Tan:

    majority of 70% are short sighted low IQ fools..

    What can u expect from them?

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • TruBlu:

    Do we see the freeiest nations like USA dictating if their people have to OBSERVE race rotation when mighty USA IS VERY DIVERSE???

    USA CAN EVEN ALLOW A FORMER HOLLYWOIS HEART-THROB WITH ZERO CORPORATE EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE OF FORTUNE 500 COMPANIE$ TO BECOME PRESIDENT?

    WHY DO WE NEED TO PUT BOUNDARIE$ here?

    Free election or FREE ERECTion?

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Harder Truths:

    Communist system do not have elected officials – just despots who demand you let them do what they want and you then pay for it. Otherwise – you will still pay for it after you have been reduced to crap.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Augustine, not to worry lah!!! August 26th is “akan datang” President will be The Lady in Black…unless Repent & Repay is due and DONE…

    The OWL hooted @Istana on 26th August 2017 and she was around to KNOW leh!!! being a President Palsu…when The Idiot exclaimed in FB…”Look whoooo is BACK”

    Burong Hantu…that’s WHOOO!!!

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Educating Singaporeans:

    TruBlu:
    Do we see the freeiest nations like USA dictating if their people have to OBSERVE race rotation when mighty USA IS VERY DIVERSE???

    USA CAN EVEN ALLOW A FORMER HOLLYWOIS HEART-THROB WITH ZERO CORPORATE EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE OF FORTUNE 500 COMPANIE$ TO BECOME PRESIDENT?

    WHY DO WE NEED TO PUT BOUNDARIE$ here?

    Let me educate you, Singaporeans.

    Democracy should NOT BE *TRANSFERRED* en-masse just for the $AKE OF freedom/liberty/human rights rea$on without considering the differences in the country-MAKE-UP.

    DEMOCRACY is just like SOME ANIMALS living in *COLD COUNTRIES like ALASKA OR POLAR and may not thrive in SINGAPORE or other countries…IRAQ, SYRIA.

    TOO MUCH LIE$ AND GREED TO PUSH WESTERN STYLE DEMOCRACY N THAT IS WHY THE WORLD IS SEEING SO MUCH SUFFERINGS…think IRAQ, SYRIA, HONG KONG

    Western Style Democracy equal to Freedom without Responsibility.
    China Style Communism equal to No Freedom except Dictatorship.
    Singapore Style Meritocracy equal to Freedom come with Responsibility.

    Some oppie fool paid high salary for an actor to stir anti PAP emotion hoping more stupid fools would join him to be their canon fodders. Alas, they failed.
    https://streamable.com/rhf5x

    Singaporeans be warned. Do not be canon fodder for the paid actor like above man.

    Watch : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXjSv3Hj-Xg
    Martin Lee instigate students to charge while he himself enjoy fine dining

    PAP.GUARANTEED.WIN.GE2020
    Vote PAP, Vote for 9% GST to give PAP 9 months bonus.
    PAP Huat, Huat, Huat arh

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Went to Japan:

    She is a frog albeit a rich greedy one.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • papa INDIAN, daughter malay???:

    when we said pap INDIAN is daughter malay, a fellow coffee shop acquaintance we have made England error.

    he said it should have been, papa IS INDIAN, daughter is pap malay.

    he pointed out it is not her pap INDIAN but rather her papa INDIAN that cements her as INDIAN.

    and she is not malay but rather a special creation called pap malay.

    we have to say we are amazed at the intelligent correction of our errors. happy to know there are such folks in a sea of stupid sheep.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • PG:

    She should have stood one to one with Dr Tan Cheng Bock in the last PE and let Sinkies decide then. No racial discrimination, i.e. Singaporean vs Singaporean. If she is a Singaporean, and if she thinks Singapore first, then I thought she would have wholeheartedly and personally rejected it as a PE candidate back then. But no……….the rest is history now. I know talk and talk, we can never bring the cow home.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • pap IB:

    Educating Singaporeans: Let me educate you, Singaporeans.

    Democracy should NOT BE *TRANSFERRED* en-masse just for the $AKE OF freedom/liberty/human rights rea$on without considering the differences in the country-MAKE-UP.

    DEMOCRACY is just like SOME ANIMALS living in *COLD COUNTRIES like ALASKA OR POLAR and may not thrive in SINGAPORE or other countries…IRAQ, SYRIA.

    TOO MUCH LIE$ AND GREED TO PUSH WESTERN STYLE DEMOCRACY N THAT IS WHY THE WORLD IS SEEING SO MUCH SUFFERINGS…think IRAQ, SYRIA, HONG KONG

    Western Style Democracy equal to Freedom without Responsibility.
    China Style Communism equal to No Freedom except Dictatorship.
    Singapore Style Meritocracy equal to Freedom come with Responsibility.

    Some oppie fool paid high salary for an actor to stir anti PAP emotion hoping more stupid fools would join him to be their canon fodders. Alas, they failed.
    https://streamable.com/rhf5x

    Singaporeans be warned. Do not be canon fodder for the paid actor like above man.

    Watch : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXjSv3Hj-Xg
    Martin Lee instigate students to charge while he himself enjoy fine dining

    PAP.GUARANTEED.WIN.GE2020
    Vote PAP, Vote for 9% GST to give PAP 9 months bonus.
    PAP Huat, Huat, Huat arh

    you must be pap IB from Malaysia.

    no Singaporean, whether sheep or OPPO, ever talks like this.

    what a shame.

    no wonder when Malaysia closed border pap gives open legs to Malaysian citizens into Singapore, S$50 per day, when Singaporeans only S$10 per day.

    truly sheep who voted pap into power got the short end of the pap cock.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • his brain kena fried:

    can we citizens make a formal complaint to WHO to pressure the PAP not to hold a GE at a time like this?
    has the PM lost his marbles?

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • nature of unchecked aritocrase:

    //DEMOCRACY is just like SOME ANIMALS living in *COLD COUNTRIES like ALASKA OR POLAR and may not thrive in SINGAPORE or other countries…IRAQ, SYRIA.//

    hahahaha ? because democracy cannot thrive in a culture where natural self-anointed aritocracks should divine over the rest of the populace – itself a condition for future explosive results to manifest because of too much excesses that is the very nature of unchecked aritocrasee ?

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • many at their service:

    //Some oppie fool paid high salary for an actor to stir anti PAP emotion hoping more stupid fools would join him to be their canon fodders. Alas, they failed.
    https://streamable.com/rhf5x

    Singaporeans be warned. Do not be canon fodder for the paid actor like above man.//

    aiyoh. Foreign interference ? if so, no problem as the white monkey idiots are always on the look up for the opportunities to ‘cut it down’ and ‘tarnish’ the name of such people ??

    local interference (local participation ?), then it is alright as the stick of the law (e.g one sided PORMAR OR MARFOR ?) is always waiting to strike ???

    as for cannon fodder, don’t you think the white idiots are more capable (having more resources) to employ many many many many at their service with or without the help of 151th media standard ???

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Symphony lover:

    pap IB: you must be pap IB from Malaysia.

    Be it from Malaysia or Singapore itself who cares so much for a puppy that’s been barkings and barkings? Remember that if you can’t tame a barking puppy, you have to tune yourself to love it like you are listening to Symphony music. Angry with all the barking noises will destroy your good body cells faster. Take good care of your health and be forever happy. Cheers!

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Prime Maharajalela syndrome:

    It was narrated by Ka’b bin ‘Ujrah who said:

    “The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) came out to us, we were made up of nine – five Arabs and four non-Arabs. And he said: ‘Listen up, have you heard that after I am gone there will come leaders, that whoever enters into their company and condones their deceptions, and supports them in their oppression, is thus not of me and I am not of him, and so he shall not drink with me from the spring of Paradise.

    Now whosoever does not join them, nor help them in their oppression, nor condone their lies, then he is of me, and I am of him, and he shall drink with me from the Heavenly Spring.’ ”

    (at-Tirmidhi, Book 33, Hadith 102)

    GD Star Rating
    loading...

Leave a Reply

 characters available


Scroll Down For More Interesting Stuff


Member Services
Self-SupportMembers LoginSelf-Support
VirusVirusVirus
Sponsored Advertisement
Search On TR Emeritus
Sponsored Advertisement
Most Recent Comments
  • Harder Truths: We live on this small overpopulated smelly and disease infested island because of the pappies –...
  • Tan Kin Lian April 9 dateline: PAP better have the word “Circuit-Breaker” patented. Trump might want to...
  • patriot of TUMASIK: John Lim: Why nobody say about crowding in trains and buses??? Simple lah!!! put an X on...
  • Nk: Signing of assistance and collection of mask are dry run for voters.
  • TRE Techie: “According to the MOH, the affected 13,000 resident workers at S11 Dormitory and 6,800 resident...
  • Nk: Never install require fixture eg(any circuits) is 100per cent contractor’s fault.
  • Nk: One min.tell people to stay united.next min to stay One meter apart.can go bonkers.
  • Hu Chian: @TRE Techie Without a doubt, Lawrence Wong and team is daft. Lawrence should go to hell. They are making...
  • Tan Kin Lian April 9 dateline: TRE Techie: “Meanwhile, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong told the...
  • Alvin Lam: No one knows how much SG reserves has. Until now ,the govt have not release our CPF during this COVID-19...
  • Realistically: @ Andrew Loh “I’ve so far refrained from criticising the govt’s effort in tackling the outbreak,...
  • Taskforce, wake up!: I have to point out that the taskforce is still not fully awake. Please, get your knowledge up...
  • Asd: I think it is irresponsible to inform the nation via tv no need to wear mask if not sick when any sensible...
  • LW, wake up!: “Once the circuit breaker (measures) kicks in, all foreign workers, on top of (those in) isolation...
  • Big disaster in the making: You know the cruise ship cases? All passengers, 3000 or more, get quarantined inside the...
  • TRE Techie: “Meanwhile, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong told the media that there are now 2...
  • TRE Techie: If the gahment is really serious in tackling the spread (instead of holding back to hold a GE), at this...
  • Today Its 120 infected: Today on the 5 April 2020, the number of infection is 120 the highest so far. Time to get rid...
Announcement
Advertisements
Advertisements
Visitors Statistic
Latest Statistic

UA-67043412-1