Lessons we draw from Aljunied GRC

For all the talk about passion, commitment and fighting spirit, the People’s Action Party has shown none of it to voters of Aljunied GRC.

The PAP has let the voters of Aljunied GRC down yet again. It has not deemed it fit to send a big gun, a minister to helm the PAP team there.

What message does this send to the rest of Singapore? That once the PAP loses a GRC, it dares not send in heavyweights to reclaim it? That it only wants to win without risking it?

The PAP team that lost Aljunied GRC in 2011 comprised two Ministers (George Yeo and Lim Hwee Hua) and a Senior Minister of State (Zainul Abidin Rasheed).

What happened to George Yeo? Retired from politics. Lim Hwee Hua? Retired from politics. Zainul Abidin? Left politics for good.

So much for the fighting spirit and fortitude of the PAP!

Aljunied GRC voters should feel slighted that the PAP, after losing three ministers in 2011, has never ventured to send even one back to reclaim the GRC.

For that matter, all other voters should take note that the swiftest way to send much vaunted PAP heavyweight politicians into retirement is to inflict a defeat on them.

West Coast GRC can send two ministers to retirement. East Coast GRC can send the Prime Minister-in-waiting to retirement. Do the nation proud!

 

Augustine Low

 

 

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21 Responses to “Lessons we draw from Aljunied GRC”

  • NOT INTERNET BRIGAGE:

    I shall pray very hard that WORKERS PARTY will win again for Checks and Balance.

    I shall pray that Lim Tean and Chee Soon Juan will also win for Checks and Balance.

    Papaya Party should NOT be given a blank cheque without being scruntinized. They have been in power for too long. No one man or one party should be given power for too long. Hitler and his party was given power and look what tyranny has done to so many precious lives.

    Papaya Party, STOP your bull about Jobs and Lives for this Election 2020 campaign. WHY ONLY NOW? What did you do 20 years ago? Why so many FTs?

    Last election you say WITH YOU, FOR YOU – Nothing much has change especially Jobs for Singaporeans. Your Covered Linkways, Drop-offPorches, Community Halls, Playgrounds, Fitness Corners, Joggng Tracks, Residents Corner, Game Courts, etcs means nothing when Singaporeans lost their jobs to foreigners.

    Any Government in power should help their own people to thrive and prosper, NOT foreigners.

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  • Billyma:

    This clearly reviewed the real intention of every PAP minister, ie, joining PAP is all about advancing their career & of course that thick fat paycheck.

    Without that beyond world class salary, it’s pretty certain 95% of the ministers would be in the show.

    Lhl? He got no choice. His life & career 100% dictate by his old man.
    This could be why he’s so hard up to go against the old man’s wish of tearing down the family house.

    It’s a way of getting back at the old man.
    Not sure who deserves who though.

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  • Biggest Blow:

    East Coast residents should send the PM in waiting a-packing by inflicting defeat on him.

    That would be the greatest world news.

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  • Charlie:

    Cowards! They run away! Fighting spirit? What fighting spirit? ALjunied voters would be silly to vote in PAP. They have two parties serving them – the best of both worlds!

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  • mountain_tortise:

    You’re not PM until sworn in, if losing HSK equals doomsday for SIN, that proves the amount of quality (if any) our ruling party can produce,

    Vote Wisely

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  • Don't trust pap politicians:

    Biggest Blow:
    East Coast residents should send the PM in waiting a-packing by inflicting defeat on him.

    That would be the greatest world news.

    At the same time, we are actually helping goldfish eyes Kiat to save his life from another potential episode.

    Poor chap always appears so anguish and nervous whenever he gives a speech or respond to an interview by the media. Half way, they cut him off a few times.

    Ah kiat is obviously NOT cut out for PMship, especially when going out to meet and interact with foreign counterparts, negotiation tables and international press.

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  • Not value for money:

    By extraordinary senile man Woody definition. Georgie boy is both a loser and quitter.

    This idiot promptly ran road to HK after being defeated in Aljunied.

    Somemore, a paper general.

    UTTERLY DISAPPOINTING

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  • WP:

    Many not so happy with the WP so far..
    Not much to show after so many years..
    More like PAP 2nd team…
    Time to give other Opposition team a chance and see what they can do for Singaporean…
    Vote Wisely.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Biggest Blow:
    East Coast residents should send the PM in waiting a-packing by inflicting defeat on him.

    That would be the greatest world news.

    “Ditto ditto & DITTO!!!” again…

    Nicole and her TEAM will bring a Wind of Fresh air in Parliament instead of the STINK permeated by the PAP where Old Stinking man (as old as 90) with their Bad Breadth & Body odour sending MPs rushing home to scrub off the stink clinging on them from the stinking PAP parliamentarians

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  • vote in oppositions:

    Ya! vote in oppositions in any constituency and you have two for the price of one!! Just like buy one get one free!!
    And killing two birds with one STROKE!!

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  • neglected citizen:

    I am not a supporter of PAP, but if EC lost, next in line is CCS which I totally have no confident in.

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  • Halimah Totally Useless:

    Send the Seat Warmer Ah heng We are east Coast, we have plan for east Coast, to the pasture and eat grass.
    Time for him to go home and warm his seat at home, he can’t even speak eloquently , how is he going to project Sg to visitors.

    Good only for speaking in Parly with a prepared speech, and that also loss for words during a question time.

    Kick this guy out and go home eat humble pie.

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  • my $8 heart bypass:

    Aljunied voters – continue to vote for WP and continue to receive freebies from the PAPIGS.
    Vote in PAP and your free gifts will end, and start to pay more for your services.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Charlie:
    Cowards! They run away! Fighting spirit? What fighting spirit? ALjunied voters would be silly to vote in PAP. They have two parties serving them – the best of both worlds!

    They have extra $500 and birds nest drinks some more. Vote Oppositions, PAP will buy your votes.

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  • Realist:

    The PAP is empty of ideas, only full of threats. voters must call their bluff! Send some ministers packing. Like Aljunied they will be gone for good. Good riddance.

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  • East Coast GRC:

    East Coast GRC voters

    Please spare Heng Swee Kiat the agony of getting another Heart Attack by voting him out. Look at the way he speaks on nomination day, see, he cannot be STRESS again. PM on waiting is a very Stressful thing to do. VOTE for WP
    Heng Swee Kiat family will be forever Gratefully Thank You.

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  • Nicole Seah For PM:

    VOTE Worker Party Now. Fark the PAP wholesale.

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  • CCS go to Aljunied:

    In a parallel Universe a politician name CCS showed guts, leadership,confidence and knew the people wanted him to be PM.
    He volunteered himself for Aljunied to prove this.
    Sadly in our Universe, it is total opposite.
    Gutless, zero leadership, no-confidence, people do not want him.
    He hide in LKY GRC; but still want to be PM.
    He probably hope Heng loses.

    neglected citizen:
    I am not a supporter of PAP, but if EC lost, next in line is CCS which I totally have no confident in.

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  • Can you handle it:

    neglected citizen:
    I am not a supporter of PAP, but if EC lost, next in line is CCS which I totally have no confident in.

    NO WORRY.

    If EC is lost, then Tharman can move in as PM.

    Kee chiu is hopeless and A TOTAL WASHOUT. He can’t and even dare to debate when invited by Dr TCB.

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  • Dun Bluff Mi U Tink I 2pid?:

    Potential PM candidates:

    1. Heng – fumble in parliament vs Sylvia Lim, flipping and flipping his book for answers. Fumble again in his East Coast Plan. Dunno what the fish he is talking about. Sia Suay.

    2. Chan – Cotton-Comes-from-Sheep. Sia Suay. Kee Chiu. This guy is more suitable to be a comedian. He is always cracking jokes.

    3. Tharman – Seems to be the best of the lot but is an elitist. Says that families with S$1,000 income can afford HDB flats.

    Why not we look at the other side?

    We have Dr Tan who is an experienced MP, we can have Sylvia and Pritam assisting, and the economists like Jee Say, Jamus, etc, the corporate executives, the lawyers, the real medical doctors Paul, Ang, etc to take over Health. You don’t put an electrician as a health minister do you? Putting wrong people in the wrong places!

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  • Reality:

    Need a dose of reality…
    Just imagine a Opposition Government from this present group of Opposition?
    A recipe for disaster for Singapore….
    We need a PAP Government but one that is more accountable and with a more pro Citizen Policy.
    Need to improve the social net and create more decent jobs for Singaporean.
    Train our people for the new economy.Build local companies.
    Improve the quality of life and help our Seniors to retire with some dignity.

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