Post GE 2020 Thoughts

I would like to share my thoughts post GE2020. Yes, the result of this election has proven PAP wrong. More people than pap was expecting voted for the opposition. Yes, most of us would agree there are many things wrong with pap. There are different reasons why people voted for the opposition and they can be grouped into one or more of the following-

1. People who are dissatisfied with the government
2. People who are impressed by the quality of the opposition
3. People who want an alternate voice in parliament

In in wildest dream should Pap have a change of heart, fixes everything that is wrong with singapore, how many of us will still vote for opposition? Will having quality candidates in the opposition still hold any sway to the swing voters? The only way for opposition to remain in existence instead of disappearing into oblivion is not just to continue finding good quality candidates but to wake the people up that a strong opposition is good for the country no matter how right Pap’s policies will be in the future. As many opposition politicians have pointed out, only when a proposed policy is rigorously debated in parliament can we ensure we have the right policy to put in place. This is very fundamental to how a democracy should work and how we could reap the benefits of it.

We cannot go backwards by believing that just because everything may be going in the right direction in future that we abandon the balance that opposition is trying to bring into parliament. We have seen how ”ownself check ownself” is cancerous. We must always reserve our right to scrutinize our government via our opposition representatives instead of abdicating our duties just because everything seems right.

 

Mawson

 

 

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17 Responses to “Post GE 2020 Thoughts”

  • The Emperor Dowager's eunuchs:

    (As many opposition politicians have pointed out, only when a proposed policy is rigorously debated in parliament can we ensure we have the right policy to put in place. This is very fundamental to how a democracy should work and how we could reap the benefits of it.)

    We have none other to blame than LKY for deviating – in the 1980′s – from the classic PAP practice of forthright and rigorous debate on public policies in parliamentary sessions. In fact, LKY’s Medisave initiative was congealed behind closed doors with his chosen new Health Minister Howe, to the great dismay of the old guard; to which the great party chairman and previous Health Minister & DPM Dr. Toh Chin Chye publicly castigated LKY for his departure from the party’s modus operandi. LKY had initialized the use of the “party whip” to institutionalize his Medisave program against the wisdom of the old guard; and in doing so he had set the precedent for the PAP schismatic faction into the future.
    The Singaporean would devolve into the sheeple under the mighty hand of the elitist pseudo meritocrats ….ummm cronycrats.

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  • Opposition please work hard:

    Opposition MPs and NCMPs need to perform better to attract more to vote for the Opposition the next time…
    Much depend on them…cannot expect people to vote for Opposition just for the sake of Opposition.
    Need to earn it…

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  • tan kin lian is so cock:

    The Emperor Dowager's eunuchs:
    (As many opposition politicians have pointed out, only when a proposed policy is rigorously debated in parliament can we ensure we have the right policy to put in place. This is very fundamental to how a democracy should work and how we could reap the benefits of it.)

    We have none other to blame than LKY for deviating – in the 1980′s – from the classic PAP practice of forthright and rigorous debate on public policies in parliamentary sessions. In fact, LKY’s Medisave initiative was congealed behind closed doors with his chosen new Health Minister Howe, to the great dismay of the old guard; to which the great party chairman and previous Health Minister & DPM Dr. Toh Chin Chye publicly castigated LKY for his departure from the party’s modus operandi. LKY had initialized the use of the “party whip” to institutionalize his Medisave program against the wisdom of the old guard; and in doing so he had set the precedent for the PAP schismatic faction into the future.
    The Singaporean would devolve into the sheeple under the mighty hand of the elitist pseudo meritocrats ….ummm cronycrats.

    after Sengkang, clear as day pap is a spent force, dying.

    agree with many that how soon pap dies is an unknown.

    we say pap dies GE2024.

    many say GE2029.

    okay.

    we agree pap dies in 5 years or 9 years does not erase the FACT pap dies soon, within 10 years.

    hip hip hooray.

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  • Sibeiho:

    I am from the Merdeka generation and I voted for the opposition because;
    1. I had lost trust in the government for changing CPF rules all the time!
    2. Changing the Consitution for the (S)elected President is a BIG joke!
    3. Zero value of my HDB flat after lease expired is a result of a BIG LIE!
    4. The 4G leaders are NOT impressive at all!
    If these are not addressed and corrected, I will continue to vote for the other side, FULLSTOP!

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  • GE2024.PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN:

    Dear Mawson,
    Two questions for you!

    1. What do you mean by rigorous debate ? Is it like this ?
    高雄市議會大亂鬥
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZTi_Ne0olQ

    2a. Did ROC Taiwan Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) listen to the referendum of the people which showed that a majority of voters in Taiwan rejected legalising same-sex marriage
    Read here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48305708
    (BBC is your Ang Mo is Angel news)
    2b. DPP did not listen to the referendum but instead make use of their super majority in parliament to legalize same sex marriage just for vote buying .
    2c. even allow gay MP to sodomize 13 years old boy.
    I had facts. Not fake news.
    DPP王浩宇:對了,大家,我適GAY耶,我GAY,我喜歡跟男孩子肛肛 特別是13歲-16歲的
    (loosely translated: DPP王浩宇: I am gay. I love to poke teenage boy backside, especially 13 to 15 years old boys)
    https://matters.news/@VoiceOfDarkness/%E6%94%BF%E5%AE%A2%E7%B4%80%E5%AF%A6-%E7%8E%8B%E6%B5%A9%E5%AE%8701-zdpuAkaccbesfD8nDPtkNaR4Jj6FcCXv9muRGdVNp5LrXNhN4

    村長獨家密爆!王浩宇非罷不可!人神共憤
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwcS6g1bbRU

    Dear Singaporeans, if you vote more opposition, the LGBT will take control of the country and will begin brainwashing and promoting same sex marriage and sodmize your teenage boy.

    This is happening in ROC Taiwan now.

    Do you want that to happen ?

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.GE2024
    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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  • Billy ma:

    In the next GE, will PAP bait Singaporeans with more $$handouts or will PAP abandon this pay-for-vote scheme?

    Will LHL takes corrective measures on those dubious policies like bringing in more FT to take jobs away from Singaporeans.

    Or will LHL continues to bring in foreigners & then convert them into new citizens to make up the lost votes?

    GST to 9% will happen now for sure.
    There’s no stopping PAP to business as usual behaviour.

    Singaporeans must look beyond today or even tomorrow.
    Be concern about the future such as those of your children or when when you’re old & no income.

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  • TUMASIK Patriot:

    History will REPEAT itself…temporary “fixes” will be in place until a “mother” landslide with 68%+ in their favour and “Back to Normal”

    PAP a TRUE Leopard or WORSE a Chameleon, not the Alternates who will “moult” like a bird and come out Chirping & Flying again

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  • xoxo:

    Pls be reminded it is just getting back the 10 pct of 40 pct in 2011 swayed to 30 pct in 2015 by LKY EFFECT.

    10 PCT OF 40 PCT IS COMING *HOME*?

    WE NEED MORE YOUNG SGS TO WAKE UP N SPIT OUT THE LOLLIES SHAFTED INTO THRIR ORIFICES.

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  • Aperm:

    My thoughts :

    Despite unleveled playing field,
    Nearly half wanted PAP out.

    I feel this is a very shameful thing.

    Could the decades of Jerry Mandarin orange
    Evolved a bunch weakened such that they cannot compete without resorting to Jerry Mandarins oranges ?

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  • scam by PAP:

    PAP is tried very very hard to buy votes by giving away goodies after goodies from stimulus packages using Covid as a cover BUT Singaporeans just knew too well that we will need to return a whole chicken back to PAP Govt by accepting free chicken wings.

    PAP failed badly. Money politics wont work anymore !!

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  • NotMyProblem:

    scam by PAP:
    PAP is tried very very hard to buy votes by giving away goodies after goodies from stimulus packages using Covid as a cover BUT Singaporeans just knew too well that we will need to return a whole chicken back to PAP Govt by accepting free chicken wings.

    PAP failed badly. Money politics wont work anymore !!

    You are right. Kate Spate Tin already calculated the $23,225 we would be paying back.

    That was only her calculation “at the back of the envelope”. The taxman will be including the bills of temporary accommodation and 3-meals for the foreign workers. Don’t forget the bills from hotels and cruise ship!

    Just prepare to pay back soon.

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  • opposition dude:

    Well this election has shown that Singaporeans don’t mind having more opposition in parliament and also making PAP have fewer votes in this one too. As all would have guessed correctly the GE in 2015 was a gratitude one so no matter what the opposition said 70% just wanted to give thanks in the only way they knew how.

    Unfortunately for PAP they took this to mean that they could do whatever they wanted and so with the pendulum swinging the other way they lost another GRC and 4 donkeys PLUS a reduced vote share. The PAP isn’t happy about this of course but with the same guy still PM we know not much will change but there will be plenty of wayangs.

    As always, PAP will only react when their people have been kicked out. I await to see what changes there will be but I’m honest knowing PAP’s dirty tricks that they will be hiking up transport fares, S&CC charges and letting in even more aliens to steal our jobs. Just wait for the population to hit 6 million by 2024, you know it’s going to happen.

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  • SaveSG:

    The GE2020 is a Covid crisis GE unlike other crises GE which saved PAP:

    GE 2015: 69.7% (Lee Kuan Yew’s death)
    GE 2011: 60.1%
    GE 2006: 66.6%
    GE 2001: 75.3% (9/11 incident)

    It takes the Covid virus to reduce PAP’s votes to GE2011. The reduction of votes is broad-based as many voters less the Internet illiterates are fed up with the mishandling of the Covid situation resulting in the virus exploding across the dorms & putting people’s lives at risk by holding an early GE while the virus is still circulating!

    IT IS A REFERENDUM OF THE 4G LEADERS’ INCOMPETENCE TO DEAL WITH A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS! THEIR INDECISIVENESS TO ACT RESULTED IN INSTALLING CB LOCKDOWN MEASURES WHICH BLEED TAXPAYERS’ MONEY AMOUNTING TO ABOUT $100B IN TERMS OF SUPPORT PACKAGES!

    PAP DESERVED TO LOSE ANOTHER GRC!

    WE ARE STILL AWAITING THE COMPREHENSIVE REPORT ON THE COVID-19 HANDLING/MISHANDLING!

    HOPE A COI WILL BE CONVENED TO INVESTIGATE THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COSTLY MISTAKES RESULTING IN “FIRE FIGHTING” AT THE DORMS TILL TODAY!

    IT IS OK TO SAVE SG IF WE HAVE TO LOSE PAP AT THE NEXT GE!

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  • Cockling:

    Has PAP admitted any mistake?
    I do not believe them at all.

    They won’t cry until they see the coffin.

    If another VIP migrates to the other side, will we see another spike in votes?

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  • Reality:

    Reality is the 8% swing against PAP is from group that used to vote for PAP…the 40 to 65 years old group hard hit by the Pandemic and many issues affecting them…unemployed and underemployed…CPF and HDB zero issues…
    PAP will loose more if this group problem is not address in the next 5 years…

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  • MG PG disillusioned:

    Well said.

    The old see HDB going zero and CPF makan by gov.

    Meanwhile, lau goh retires with million dollar pension. LHL also.

    The old denied old age pension. This is given as a reward for old age by good governments in other countries. It is not free, but as a return for a life time of contribution to the country.

    The young and middle age can see what is happening to their parents and grandparents. They too are awakening to the deceits of this gov.

    PAP, don’t need soul-searching. Just read TRE!

    Reality:
    Reality is the 8% swing against PAP is from group that used to vote for PAP…the 40 to 65 years old group hard hit by the Pandemic and many issues affecting them…unemployed and underemployed…CPF and HDB zero issues…
    PAP will loose more if this group problem is not address in the next 5 years…

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  • Ground not so sweet:

    The ground is not so sweet this time …Many are badly affected by the Pandemic etc
    The 8% swing is more from the Pro-PAP group who are disappoint or unhappy with some of the Policy affecting them.
    PAP and the Civil service officers has increasing lost touch with the common man problem..to the point of arrogance.
    Example when the seniors seek dental services at the Poly Clinic to remove a loose teeth,they are told to come back in 6 months time.Reason there is a long waiting queue.
    Crazy service..out of touch with what need to be done for the Citizen.
    Similarly many of the officers service attitude is terrible and inflexible ..especially to the poor seniors…
    Not surprise this unhappy group vote for the Opposition this time.

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