Have an open mind about non PAP politicians

Several people have told me that they like to see a change of government, but they are not able to support the non PAP parties and their candidates.

They consider that the non PAP parties are not able to offer any constructive alternative.

I asked them if they have read the policy papers put out by these parties, such as the Workers Party, Singapore Democratic Party, the Singapore First Party or the Reform Party.

These papers are well thought out and are often better than the PAP policy papers.

They admitted that they have not.

I asked them – how can you expect to have a credible opposition if you have a negative opinion of the alternative parties and are not even willing to keep an open mind to understand what they stand for.

I also see another negative trait. Many people are more inclined to see the negative aspects of the non PAP candidates. I suggest that they should look at the positive aspects, rather than the negative aspects.

They should remember that the PAP candidates also have their positive and negative aspects.

How can they expect to see a change in the direction of the country when they are not willing to support an alternative.

Do they expect a miracle? Even if the messiah appears, will they be able to support him? They are likely to reject him.

Many people also fear that the future of Singapore will be uncertain if the non PAP forms the government. This is not likely to happen. At the very best, the non PAP parties can only hope to capture one third of Parliament. We do not need to see the PAP being toppled down.

If we can vote non PAP to hold one third of the seats in Parliament, we can see a change in policy of the PAP. If they continue to hold more than two thirds, they will not change.

If the majority of the voters in Singapore have a closed mind and expect a miracle, Singapore will remain under the dominance of the PAP. The future for the young people will be bleak.

The problem is not the non PAP parties or their candidates. The problem is the closed mindset of the majority of the people in Singapore.

 

Tan Kin Lian

 

 

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16 Responses to “Have an open mind about non PAP politicians”

  • Poke Ass Party TKL:

    Dear TKL,
    Can you tell us in more details what you meant by open mind ?

    You know, ROC Taiwan is very proud of Poking Ass Partying in open public you know. Yes, PAP and rub puss* openly in public.

    https://formosapride.com/

    So, Does your open mind include accepting gay Poke Ass party(PAP) openly poke ass and rub puss* like in ROC Taiwan ?

    Please tell us what is open mind.

    What is democracy?
    Ans: You are the peasants, me President Trump is the master.
    何谓民主?你们是草民。我Trump总统是主。

    GE2020.PAP.Guarantee.Win.All
    $PAP$ Tua Kee; Majullah $PAP$; $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster.
    Workers must accept wage sacrifices to keep businesses going.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Hello, has the writing style of Tan Ahhh change???…or a panel of friends like Ivy & Co are vetting???…seems like Tan Ahhhh will be Gung Ho for the next GE…ok lah!!! all is fair in Love N War leh!!! try not to lose your deposit or split votes hor!!!

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  • Of Power , Pleasure, Politics:

    Dignity is unfortunately in a Machiavellian sense, simply an anachronism.

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  • trublu:

    TKL,you are UNSTABLE,rather INCONSISTENT!
    FIRST,you say you much PREFER COMMUNIST SYSTEM ,and,now you say PAP?

    ARE YOU TRYING TO SAY PAP ARE COMMUNISTS?

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  • Tracey Ching:

    Ah Tan, stop talking cock. You are rich. Go set up a new political party and name it Singapore Communist Party. Let see who will vote for you.

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  • You are right:

    @TKL. I will vote for you & @SL. Good luck !!!

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  • opposition dude:

    Forget about the 2/3 majority nonsense, the PAP can easily amend it tomorrow if they want to. Better to have something close to half the seats for the opposition so as to make PAP wake the hell up.

    Otherwise if PAP continues having over 80 seats in parliament with the opposition not having even double digits you can be rest assured that the cost of living will still remain sky high and the number of non Singaporeans being let in will never go down.

    If these kiasees continue to remain kiasee they are only hurting themselves and their children. There is no other way out.

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  • Vote TKL:

    @You are right:
    Are you a porlampar or lampar of the one below?
    Dammed Sia-Suay to your ancestors leh!

    http://www.tremeritus.net/2020/06/02/be-honest-for-once/

    You are right:
    @TKL. I will vote for you & @SL. Good luck !!!

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  • Vote for change:

    Even the way you write, you are acknowledging the pap brand which is unwise. If you want to say opposition or alternative don’t write non-pap!

    It is better to use term such as United Alliance Party for eg, just like SG United in the fight vs Covid for the upcoming GE because too many opposition parties may end up in 3-cornered contests for the same SMC or GRC instead of just 1 vs 1.

    THINK!

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Actually, the problem was not in Singaporeans. It was estimated by United Nations in 2019, more than 40% of Singapore population was made of foreigner-turned-citizens.

    All these new citizens are of voting age, whereas not all of the rest of the true blue Singaporeans are eligible to vote. So you see new citizens out vote Singaporeans. PAP doesn’t even depend on votes from Singaporeans.

    Why new citizens vote PAP? Firstly out of gratitude.

    Second, they were from the 3rd world. Turning a 1st world into a 3rd world will be their achievement.

    Third, there is no different of anyone in government. A screw up government would be best. They can leave and return to home country when ever the host country screwed up.

    My proof is in Bukit Batok SMC. There are a lot new citizens in this SMC.

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  • Pioneer:

    I think many S’poreans want opposition MPs, but they have this bad altitude or poor mentality of NIMBY, please. First, we need to change the peoples’ mindset which is a difficult task, ‘cos they have been brainwashed years after years.

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  • Harder Truths:

    Since the prez is now one of them, any election can be overturned. Any candidate can be disqualified. Any opposition government can be rejected.

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  • FairhOrFools:

    Even if salvation comes knocking at the door, the sheep wont know. Their eyes have been closed, their hands are raised to heaven. They are consumed by personal miracles like manna literally falling from the sky to bless their lives as they await their savior coming on cloud to save them. Meanwhile, trust god to do everything for them…miracles,justice, righteousness and even vengence…like money falling down from trees, all taken care by God.
    Sheep just watch and eat their grass happily. And walah, the world we see now is so advanced and they have the best government money can buy. So blessed.

    Then the messiah would say, i do not know ypu and you do not know me. If miracles and religious virtual reality and misplaced faith can save, why don’t you just walk to the nearest reservoir and miraculously walk above the waters you idiots. You see, when idiots are being robbed in broad daylight, they will praise god and praise their government.

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  • Irene Vanessa Wan Pat Pat:

    I have friends who say opposition is not credible becos they read the papers only.

    Since you are so obsessed with poke ass, i think you secretly want some ass poking.

    Poke Ass Party TKL:
    Dear TKL,
    Can you tell us in more details what you meant by open mind ?

    You know, ROC Taiwan is very proud of Poking Ass Partying in open public you know. Yes, PAP and rub puss* openly in public.

    https://formosapride.com/

    So, Does your open mind include accepting gay Poke Ass party(PAP) openly poke ass and rub puss* like in ROC Taiwan ?

    Please tell us what is open mind.

    What is democracy?
    Ans: You are the peasants, me President Trump is the master.
    何谓民主?你们是草民。我Trump总统是主。

    GE2020.PAP.Guarantee.Win.All
    $PAP$ Tua Kee; Majullah $PAP$; $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster.
    Workers must accept wage sacrifices to keep businesses going.

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  • Went to Japan:

    These type are fearful and timid voters, they are default PAP although they hated PAP….

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  • More opposition:

    Need more opposition for check and balance.Will result in better policy.

    Better opposition please….need to raise the opposition standard…including WP.

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