Time to get rid of GRCs

It is an anomaly. Life can produce unexpected and spectacular results.

The PAP created the GRC system to preserve their hold on power. They think that they will win all the GRCs with strong ministers and allow the opposition parties to win a few SMCs.

But GE2020 produced an unexpected result.

9 seats were lost to the opposition in 2 GRCs. Only 1 seat was lost in a SMC, and that is in a SMC that has been held by the opposition for more than two decades.

All the PAP candidates, including the new candidates, won the other SMCs.

Maybe, the PAP will find a reason to scrap the GRC now and return to SMCs.

I hope that they get the message from GE2020 that the voters are tired of their gerrymandering.

The PAP should just be honest and respect the true wishes of the voters.

 

Tan Kin Lian

 

 

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18 Responses to “Time to get rid of GRCs”

  • xoxo:

    GRC is practised only in Sg.
    Thats why ministers here are so mediocre that they cannot make good decisions without benefit of hindsight?

    In the past when it was only SMC system, there were good ministers and MPs who helped Sg n sgs to make good progess.

    These days,sgs from middle class become NEW POOR and,yet,the GRC PM tells sgs to chase that rainbow?

    What rainbow?
    More like RAIN BLOWS?

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  • opposition dude:

    No lah let PAP hold on to the GRC concept. They like to think they can always win big after all so once they start losing 4 to 5 monkeys in a go then we will have more opposition in parliament.

    We are waiting to see if PAP changes to win over the younger generations since more of them are eligible to vote as the years pass. It’s expected that PAP won’t change much and we are going to get more of the usual “I know better than you” policies as well as a higher cost of living and even more aliens let in as we approach and then go past the 6 million mark.

    So in the meantime let the stronger opposition parties strengthen in this election cycle and watch them win more GRCs in the next election!

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  • xoxo:

    Congrats to 61 pct sgs for VOTING FOR MORE GST,MORE FTs and more jobless sgs
    61 pct SGS,you claim your right to be called DAFT .

    HAHAHA! GST INCREASE!

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  • Protect Atas People:

    GE2015, I asked a young pap voter who lives in the east, why did he not vote for the WP. His reply, “I did not like something that Leon Perera had said in the rally.”

    GE2020, I asked another young pap voter who lives in the west, why did he not vote for the PSP. His reply, “I do not like one particular guy in the team. I don’t have confidence in him.”

    GRC has another reason for its existence. It helps pap voters give an excuse for their choice.

    Some more, every GE the pap would parachute 10-20 new members into parliament. Without the GRC, where got chance for so many of their new candidates to get confirmed seats? So, PAP will never get rid of GRCs.

    This GE, pap managed to win all SMCs except one. Me think, it’s bcoz the oppositions did not put their best candidates in the SMCs. Except for SDP, WP and PSP had their more prominent candidates contest in GRCs. Dr Tan Cheng Bock, Nicole Seah, Yee Jenn Jong, Michelle Lee and some others could have won in SMCs.

    For SDP, their failure to win in the SMC has to do with strategy. According to residents there, if Dr Chee and Dr Paul had swapped places, ie. Murali vs Paul, Dr Chee vs Liang EH, SDP could have won both. Alas! SDP was so near yet so far.

    I guess PAP would probably reduce GRC members to 3 or 4 but the kiasu cheaters will not be so stupid to abolish the system. GRC enables them to anyhow gerrymander and it is bcoz of the GRC that they’re still able to take 83 seats in parliament this GE. Otherwise they could have lost more.

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  • Harder Truths:

    I already heard from some friends that companies with FT want their staff to go back and work from home country. Or the FT themselves request this.

    This may or may not be true – I do not know. If true it is no surprise to me. All kinds of hanky-panky going on after the ‘win’.

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  • Good Luck 60 Per Cent:

    Congratulations to the 60 per cent citizens who voted for the PAP. Giid Luck.

    Please DO NOT COMPLAIN when the PAP brings in more Foreigners to take over your jobs, increase water and electric charges, increase School and University fees, Increase GST, increase Parking fees, increase conservancy charges, increase Medical charges, increase Minister Salaries etc..

    DO NOT COMPLAIN because you ask for it.

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  • SCAM by PAP:

    With the election over, he will want to handover the mess to the next PM so that he can become Minister Mentor.

    Tharman is not silly to take over the shit created by LHL and GCT. Heng will collapse if he takes over the shit. He is already trembling now on how he going to take over the shit and still remain healthy to keep his stroke under control.

    PAP is in crisis with poor showing of 61%.

    4G team has lost confidence of the people. PAP need to undo POFMA, CECA, stop on-boarding new citizens. Thanks to Shanmugam for POFMA – PAP lost confidence of young voters. Damage is already done.

    Only way for PAP to get more votes for next election is to bring New Citizens.

    Singapore is in a mess !!

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  • Tremendous:

    They cannot scrap the GRC. If they do, how are future newbies and NCM going to come in through these backdoors ?

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  • Billy ma:

    Whether the dismantling of the GRC to take place or not would depends on the result of the next GE.

    if PAP lose at least 2 more GRC in GE 2024, rest assured PAP will voluntarily scrap or scale down the GRC system.

    Simply put, PAP cannot afford to lose seats by the bundles.

    The changing of voter generation (current older generation of PAP will be greatly reduced by then) & coupled with the quality of PAP ministers & MPS, this scenario is highly plausible by then.

    Singaporeans are now watching the performance of WP but please also keep a closer look at the pathetic quality of PAP MPS.
    These people are mostly there to make up the numbers & to provitamin the YES votes when required.
    This is the sole purpose of PAP MPS.
    chips for LHL.

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  • oxygen:

    GRCs ARE LIKE SEX – PAPpypolitic’s sexual adventure that is – it has gone flaccid almost like a dead worm after a brief ejaculation.

    There is no political viagra to wake it up. And…

    SCAM by PAP: Singapore is in a mess !!

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  • oxygen:

    AND POFMA THE PIMP was caught lying and pimping for clients in the opposition political bench with numerous demands for CORRECTIONS DIRECTION – on matters of 10 million population wet dreams.

    PAPpypolitics told/notified Hyflux BEFORE the Tuaspring contract award in April 2011 that it needs a capacity planning parameters to cater for 8 million baseline.

    In that now notorious VB-Dr.Chee Population size opening election debate, the learned Minister even INCREDULOUSLY DENIED A TARGET POPULATION of just 6.9 million population size.

    Either the honorable Minister didn’t do his homework or he slept through Parliamentary proceedings or didn’t attend the Population White Paper debate or worst still, he was lying through the skin of his teeth!!

    The 6.9 million was mentioned in the PWP as the target by 2030!!

    On those 2030 baseline numbers, a 2% annual growth rate of population base by live birth, migration intake of new citizen/PR – AND NOT COUNTING THOSE WHO CAME HERE ON WORK PERMITS AND SPOUSES AND DEPENDANT bornt overseas CHILDREN of new citizens/PR, WE ARE MORE THAN LIKELY TO CROSS OVER the 10 million population size by 2050, maybe by a long mile!!!

    PAPpypolitics claims Dr Chee is dishonest and perpetrating falsehoods!!

    WOW!!

    The public mind must be wondering where that alleged “falsehood” on population size aspiration came from??

    INCREDULOUSLY, POFMA THE PIMP in windy happy contradiction, joyously CENSORED CONTRASTING ASSERTIONS from elsewhere that is in “rebuking” of PAPpypolitics’s fake news assertion in denial of the same – RIGHT IN THE THICK OF RUSHED ELECTION HUSTINGS with no chance for the victims to seek redress in the judicial arena before polling date.

    POFMA “LIED” AND CLAIMED EVERYBODY ELSE LIED INSTEAD. POFMA was caught red-handed in the heat of national election.

    Its integrity is compromised and public trusts of this legislation is in tatters and can’t be repaired anymore.

    GET RID OF GRC AND GET RID OF POFMA now to restore public confidence in political governance.

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  • tan kin lian is so cock:

    No, listen to tan kin lian die.

    1st, when Aljunied went to WP in 2011, 2 ministers lost their jobs.

    during GE2020, pap didn’t even bothered to field anyone in Aljunied. just a motley bunch of useless balls carriers. BECAUSE pap knows any pap so called heavy weight, including lee hsien loong and Tharman, shall be defeated in Aljunied.

    2nd, pap almost lost another 2 ministers in West Coast.

    this shows GRC is created by pap for the ultimate, final, benefit of OPPOSITION.

    3rd, pap almost lost its designated 4th generation PM in East Coast.

    almost certain if the same pap heng stands in East Coast during GE2024, pap heng shall be the first sitting pap PM to be voted out of job. this is a FACT.

    4th, pap lost a minister, a senior minister of state in Sengkang.

    this shows the GRC system pap created for OPPOSITION is now finally starting to bear fruit for OPPOSITION.

    so it is actually very cock for tan kin lian the pea brained to say GRC to be dismantled when it is beginning to work the way it is designed to work by pap – WHICH is to wipe out pap ministers in every GRC pap ministers contest in.

    listen to tan kin lian, die.

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  • Pioneer:

    The Papayas will never dismantle the GRCs despite 2 losses to WP. You never know they are debating themselves behind the scene on how to make it difficult for the oppos to win GRCs again. Perhaps, they might raise the election deposits for GRCs, or with only minorities in certain GRCs, etc. Just guessing only. Also, perhaps, the constitutions might be amended or changes to GRC schemes. If they want to win, anything they will do it because they got the mandate or blank cheque.

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  • C wong:

    How messy things really are we don’t know.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Good Luck 60 Per Cent:
    Congratulations to the 60 per cent citizens who voted for the PAP. Giid Luck.

    Please DO NOT COMPLAIN when the PAP brings in more Foreigners to take over your jobs, increase water and electric charges, increase School and University fees, Increase GST, increase Parking fees, increase conservancy charges, increase Medical charges, increase Minister Salaries etc..

    DO NOT COMPLAIN because you ask for it.

    Yes that’s right. The 61% should not complain, as they know exactly what would happen when they went to poll and did not vote wisely. They know beforehand that GST would be increased as well as other fees and charges. They also know more FTs will be coming to take their jobs, occupy the beds in hospitals, take up the places in universities, etc.

    Just remember when their children and grandchildren start to complain, please tell them that it was their stupidity!!!

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  • Scrap GRC:

    Scrap GRC…go back to SMC.
    Every MP should be elected on their own merit and capability.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    C wong:
    How messy things really are we don’t know.

    Just look at the way they managed the Covid-19, you already could judge.

    Before they could resolve the infection internally, they are going to import more from outside!

    Have the taskforce ever investigate the reason for the continuous infection in dormitories? Even after workers are now separated into spacious accommodations!

    Everyone knew this Covid-19 is asymptomatic, the taskforce called this symptom-less, why the need for shopping malls/building to temperature scan shoppers/visitors? Shoppers going into these malls have to negotiate a maze of barricades to enter and exit these places.

    If Covid-19 can be detected by temperature scan, wouldn’t this be the symptom. What asymptomatic or symptom-less????? BTW, how many infected persons were detected by this way? We only read about infected people visited this malls that malls, couldn’t they be detected before even passing the security????!!!!

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  • Best parties are WP and PSP:

    Scrap GRC:
    Scrap GRC…go back to SMC.
    Every MP should be elected on their own merit and capability.

    Agree, bro – but only after pap is toppled under the GRC system it designed and New Government by WP PSP coalition is formed.

    Not now – pap must be shown that the very GRC it created for political advantage is actually a grave it dug for itself.

    Heaven has eyes. it is PURE folly to believe any human can lie cheat abuse power without consequences.

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