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PAP regresses, oppositions advances?

It has been 150+ days since the last general election.

Whilst some would still remember the long queues and 1.5 hour wait time at some polling stations, the perception is that the government appears to be growing increasingly self-entitled and isolated from the electorate. For example, PM Lee’s immediate analysis of the elections was that voters who voted for the opposition but wanted a PAP government were “free riders”.

Sengkang GRC as a barometer?

One strong barometer comes from the Sengkang front. Traditionally, a Minister was seen as an anchor man for a GRC to dissuade voters from swaying to the opposition. Yet, the younger voter demographics of Sengkang GRC did not buy in this reasoning, and went on to vote out three ’4G’ political office holders (out of a four man team).

In any case, the social media posts of these voted out MPs do not portray themselves in a good light. One ex-Minister was approached by “a lady resident sought some assistance thinking [he] was the local MP”. Despite being the labour chief, he responded that he was “unfortunately” only able to “advise her where she can find help.”

Another one was having lunch with a minister when he thanked her for her “good work” even though it was her ministry who unfortunately did not manage the foreign worker dormitory issue well.

If this Sengkang GRC is anything to go by, GE2024/5 would be a more interesting bet given that the ’4G’ leadership clearly lacks as much goodwill when compared to their ’3G’ predecessors. Furthermore, the elderly – typically beholden to PAP – are less likely to be around whilst the younger voters have shown their willingness to try the other side.

The opposition advances?

On the other hand, it seems that the quality and quantity opposition grassroots work has advanced tremendously. MPs from the Workers’ Party and NCMPs from the Progress Singapore Party – for example – have updated their social media posts several times a week showing house visits and their interactions which have been very well received by constituents.

Another commendable individual is Singapore Democractic Party Chief Dr. Chee Soon Juan, who has also been hard at work with grassroots events organising Halloween, Deepavali and Christmas parties for Bukit Batok residents. In fact, a quick look at his Facebook page also reveals that residents have written to him about all sorts of estate problems which led some netizens to comment he is the de facto MP there.

As Profs Cherigan George and Donald Low have explained in their latest book: “The election was closer than many realise… If 6,223 votes – fewer than the number of passengers riding through an MRT station in a 10-minute peak-time Window – had voted for the opposition in West Coast and East Coast, the opposition would have won 20 elected seats, double the current number.’

Another 4 years will go by soon. With many seats only narrowly won by the PAP in GE2020 – it remains to be seen how the electorate will support the 4G in GE2024.

 

 

 

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21 Responses to “PAP regresses, oppositions advances?”

  • PAP mandate strong:

    20 seats ?

    93 – 20 = 73

    Still 2 third.

    Making inroads but the road still long.

    93 – 30 = 63

    Still 2 third.

    Next 10 years i m certain we wont see 30.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Dear writer, you said “Another commendable individual is Singapore Democratic Party Chief Dr. Chee Soon Juan, who has also been hard at work with grassroots events organising Halloween, Deepavali and Christmas parties for Bukit Batok residents.”
    =================================================
    Dr Chee is a commendable individual ?
    You cannot even spell Democratic properly and you said Dr Chee is commendable ? Ah ahahahahaha….go get your brain check first.

    Readers beware of Dr Chee whose party had the word Democratic in it.

    If Dr Chee is elected, his party will become authoritarian like Democratic Progressive Party of Taiwan (呆湾) who shut down news media that criticize President Tsai.

    少康戰情室 20201211 | 綠色執政毀民主? (Democratic Progressive Party destroyed democratic?)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ON0VZob9XE

    Why no democratic nuts here dare to comments ah ?

    Calling all PAP supporters, Calvin Cheng, please ask this question to Dr Chee and his Taiwanese wife ….”Why Democratic Taiwan President Tsai shut down media that criticize her”

    Hello, Dr Chee, your wife is Taiwanese 呆湾人.
    What has she got to say about her island President Tsai shutting down news media that criticize her ? 呆湾人就是呆湾人。

    Oh yes, President Tsai party is called Democratic Progressive Party …. Democratic ??? Ahahahahahahahahahahaha

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.&.HuatAgain
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Lazy Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster

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  • TUMASIK Patriot:

    Regress Vs Progress…20-30 or 50 seats for Oppositions 2025???

    No MORE Lies and PAP might not regress but IMPLODE if the bast**d’s Non-Chinese is NOT ready to be PM still be the Roll Call…

    This is The Republic of Singapore and not SINcity with an added SCAMcity absorbing the Farts of The Green World Replacing Davos

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  • opposition dude:

    And this is why PAP mentioned in the papers a couple of times that the younger generation desire more voices in parliament. At the very least we can say the younger generation aren’t as kiasee as the older generation. It’s good that the PAP are arrogant and have lost touch with us commoners because this will just make it easier to vote opposition. Best thing is, PAP DOESN’T even realise that what their monkeys say and do is arrogant! HA HA HA HA HA!

    The PAP isn’t stupid, it knows there is a high chance it could lose both East and West Coast in the next election but they are kiasee enough NOT to split/merge them because they know that however they are carved up there is still a good possibility of losing some seats if not all. And if PAP are really really suay next time Heng could well be voted out if he remains in East Coast!

    So just keep up the good work WP and PSP! Both came close to winning so just continue what you guys do best and don’t be surprised if you both are in parliament after the next election!

    Let’s make PAP go far below 60% come the next election!

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  • Realistically:

    >>Another commendable individual is Singapore Democractic Party Chief Dr. Chee Soon Juan, who has also been hard at work with grassroots events organising Halloween, Deepavali and Christmas parties for Bukit Batok residents. In fact, a quick look at his Facebook page also reveals that residents have written to him about all sorts of estate problems which led some netizens to comment he is the de facto MP there.<<

    If BB residents only care about estate problems and be able to attend Halloween, Deepavali and Christmas parties,they should then stop ranting about FT's stealing their jobs……..ditto those sold on the wayang party s*ake oil hype.

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  • Realistically:

    >>Another 4 years will go by soon. <<

    Sinkies might just like to reflect a bit more……nay a lot more…..on that statement of "4 years will go by soon."

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  • Jin Ho:

    With Heaven’s blessing, 2024/5’s GE will surely be the beginning of the end of the pap.

    If not for the new citizens who dared not vote for the oppositions, we would definitely be seeing Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s team, Nicole Seah’s team, Dr Tan Yong Guan, Dr Tambyah and Dr Chee in parliament now. Ask any new citizens and if they’re honest, they’d tell you they dare not vote against the pap especially if it’s their first time voting in sg’s GE.

    If Covid19′s vaccine has its side effects and Covid19 continues to threaten people, and the pap could no longer convert tens of thousands of foreigners to singaporeans in the next few years, doomsday is definitely not far away for the pap.

    Very delighted to see many from the opposition camps working so hard even though the last GE has just ended and we’re still so far from the next. Maybe with Heaven’s will, (maybe the most powerful man in sg might have to join his parents soon?) we might have an election much much earlier than 2024 and the sincere hardworking opposition members will deservingly be rewarded with seats in the parliament sooner than expected.

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  • But:

    Opposition supporters keeping the spirit high but lets look at our neighbour , its current predicament, its situation. Will we see a Chinese PM in Malaysia also ?

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  • PAP CLOSE DOWN:

    LKY did mention about people trying the other side.

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  • PAP.GUARANTEE.FLOP.NEXTGE:

    You are the biggest free rider. Never donate, come and post here.

    Companies here pay so little that Sporeans dun want to work for them. So companies have to hire FTs and use reverse psychology – say Sporeans lazy lor!

    Singaporeans R Free Riders:
    Dear writer, you said “Another commendable individual is Singapore Democratic Party Chief Dr. Chee Soon Juan, who has also been hard at work with grassroots events organising Halloween, Deepavali and Christmas parties for Bukit Batok residents.”
    =================================================
    Dr Chee is a commendable individual ?
    You cannot even spell Democratic properly and you said Dr Chee is commendable ? Ah ahahahahaha….go get your brain check first.

    Readers beware of Dr Chee whose party had the word Democratic in it.

    If Dr Chee is elected, his party will become authoritarian like Democratic Progressive Party of Taiwan (呆湾) who shut down news media that criticize President Tsai.

    少康戰情室 20201211 | 綠色執政毀民主? (Democratic Progressive Party destroyed democratic?)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ON0VZob9XE

    Why no democratic nuts here dare to comments ah ?

    Calling all PAP supporters, Calvin Cheng, please ask this question to Dr Chee and his Taiwanese wife ….”Why Democratic Taiwan President Tsai shut down media that criticize her”

    Hello, Dr Chee, your wife is Taiwanese 呆湾人.
    What has she got to say about her island President Tsai shutting down news media that criticize her ? 呆湾人就是呆湾人。

    Oh yes, President Tsai party is called Democratic Progressive Party …. Democratic ??? Ahahahahahahahahahahaha

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.&.HuatAgain
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Lazy Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster

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  • Zhenzidan:

    Singaporeans R Free Riders:
    Dear writer, you said “Another commendable individual is Singapore Democratic Party Chief Dr. Chee Soon Juan, who has also been hard at work with grassroots events organising Halloween, Deepavali and Christmas parties for Bukit Batok residents.”
    =================================================
    Dr Chee is a commendable individual ?
    You cannot even spell Democratic properly and you said Dr Chee is commendable ? Ah ahahahahaha….go get your brain check first.

    Readers beware of Dr Chee whose party had the word Democratic in it.

    If Dr Chee is elected, his party will become authoritarian like Democratic Progressive Party of Taiwan (呆湾) who shut down news media that criticize President Tsai.

    Why no democratic nuts here dare to comments ah ?

    Calling all PAP supporters, Calvin Cheng, please ask this question to Dr Chee and his Taiwanese wife ….”Why Democratic Taiwan President Tsai shut down media that criticize her”

    Hello, Dr Chee, your wife is Taiwanese 呆湾人.
    What has she got to say about her island President Tsai shutting down news media that criticize her ? 呆湾人就是呆湾人。

    Oh yes, President Tsai party is called <a href="#comment-1111111"

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    Hahahaha….Chee Soon Juan's votes in B. Batok went up by more than 10% and now PAP Murali is in danger of losing B. Batok in the next elections, and the first people to panic is PAP ass-lickers like you, now crying for help form another ass-licker Calvin Cheng, hahaha..so poor thing!

    And stoop so low to attack Chees's wife! Lagi poor thing! Chee's Taiwanese wife stood by him all these years, your wife probably will take your money and find other men in Batam, or maybe she did so already right?

    Taiwan's DPP won the election again while KMT regressed further, now you worry PAP will become like KMT, losing the faith of the people, so you try all kinds of methods to belittle any progress made by oppositions. Hello, that was LKY's method when there was no social media! Try something new lah!

    Singaporeans R Free Riders:-

    S-hameless I-diot N-ow G-etting A P-iece O-f R-otten E-xcrement A-nd N-ext, S-howing R-etarded F-ace R-eminding E-veryone E-very R-ascal I-s D-oing E-verything R-eally S-hamefully.

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  • nathan chen:

    The Leedom has life longevity in their genes.

    Two ways to real and sustainable political Change.

    Ah Loong up lorry.

    Defeat Ah Loong in AMK GRC by the next GE.

    How? I don’t know.

    Someone must start thinking along similar lines.

    Voters must start voting bravely.

    Opposition parties must start working with other opposition parties.

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  • up ministers pay down workers:

    PAP ministers decide themselves higher pay bebfore GE but do not reveal it until shortly after the general election, humkachan arrogant told that PAP won bu crisis natural or PAP ownself create so this pandemic will be the same.
    not long after they owmself increase ownself by hundreds of thousand $ n maintaining bureaucrats complia
    incy,theirs also increaseby large smount. BUT the employers were advised to tie over the pandemic by cutting the pay of the employees instead of retrenchment. This was dutifully done n pap recently boasted their fantastic skill has maintain the medien pay n no increase in unemployment. they must be cursing that they didn’t rise theirs by a few more hundreds of thousand to show increase in the median pay than a small decrease.

    Such arrogant greed n the declaration that Govt of Singapore own company owes no obligation to reveal the pany of Lee Hsien Loong wife which the taiwan media reported to have oppaid herself for the past many years salary of 100 millions . Locally grape vines from the compliant bureacrats sneered that that was ludicrously low compared to the real figure.

    this should be sufficient to remove them by a national referendum beefire the 60 billions disappeared without accountability as humkachan declared! President, Auditor General, Attorney General remained muted show Lee Hsien Yandg n Lee Wei Ling could be right! they should read publicly the last will of LKY not just the part on Oxley but other!why going after lky harvard don lky grandson lhy son n lhy wife nus econ prof daught do not soiled lky image. Aren’t they not lky family or does the pm implied lhy not son of lky? As strange as the strange judicial wisdom on GCT in but not really in famous judgement that even the foreigners r asking SIN tourists how nwhy?

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  • Seeking Dominion.....:

    Emperor Dowager’s Papeconomics is the LKY cult of megalomaniac elitism fraught with the scholarship of self-entitlement – selfish jinns groupies and bangsat corporatism.
    What Republic anymore? It’s Sinchiapor CronyCapitalistParty leh

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  • xoxo:

    REMOVE BARRIERS LIKE GRC AND YOU WILL GET TO SEE THE REAL OUTCOME OF MERITOCRACY?

    I KEE CHIU MANY PAPple will be kicked out!

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  • TUMASIK Patriot:

    nathan chen:
    The Leedom has life longevity in their genes.

    Two ways to real and sustainable political Change.

    Ah Loong up lorry.

    Defeat Ah Loong in AMK GRC by the next GE.

    How? I don’t know.

    Someone must start thinking along similar lines.

    Voters must start voting bravely.

    Opposition parties must start working with other opposition parties.

    Not to worry Nat, the Pink Idiot with fried grey matter will be rolling out soon from Istana in a GunCarriage with a Lone Piper playing “Goodbye Joe you Gotta Go”…his time was up on 26-8-2020 after the Hoot of The Owl @Istana but given Lee Time for repayment & repentance like a $360-900 quarterly payment to the payment for elderly in need for next year …is that ENOUGH to prolong the inevitable???
    … his evil scheme overrides this by tenfolds…

    Allow the UNCONDITIONAL return of the Unjust persecuted of Patriots who had to flee for their lives including his nephew and seek Forgiveness from his siblings by Divorcing and Disowning the Jinx in his and the Nation’s Life ah Ho!!!

    And who KNOWS??? the owl’s hoot may be muted by his Repay & Repent through his heart and NOT the Fear of Karma & Retribution

    God is Merciful & Forgiving but Never to the Lies and Hypocrites that slides along the ground like Vipers!!!

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  • 40% : 60% meaning:

    Many think 40% vs 60% means PAP still has a whopping 20% advantage.

    This is a bit misleading.
    In reality, all it takes is just 10% swing away from PAP for PAP to be left with 50% votes. Of course due to the system, even if 50% vote Alternative, the share of seats may not be 50:50.

    But all it takes is 10% swing and not 20% swing.

    10.1% and PAP may lose majority.

    As its clear the next 5 years cannot be rosey, life will be miserable more than it already is under papaya.

    The odds are against pap. Just my 2.1cents

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  • PAP not regressed b moronized:

    either Xi easily conable with stupid logic or Heng n PAP so moronic to think so?

    Heng: Sin works with China n propers together.
    LHL: Please u military presence in SIN very welcome even iall the wives in the cupboard r at your exposure if so needed.
    Vivian Ah ha welcome brit convict SIN n Aussi will show prctogether their toy guns n toy fighter panes n little boats to show Xi our skill. huh huh

    trump reference to suckers n losers may not apply to their war veteren to many sadden familieszed z Vivian is trust SINkies in as he hide in Criket Club drinking trumpic slexir !

    Not regreesed but truly moronized that Amos evil has to rise n desperately tried in vain to alert sinkies abt compliant suckers n losers n the gorilla dynasty with the DNS under her
    paws!

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  • uselesstankl:

    Hello, gov seats ” INCREASED BY 10″

    BECAME 93…..SEATS

    WHY, EXPECTED LOSS OF 10?????

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  • uselesstankl:

    SINGAPORE – Zoom Video Communications, which owns the ubiquitous video-conferencing platform Zoom, is expanding its footprint in Singapore by opening a new research and development (R&D) centre and doubling the size of its data centre here.

    The US tech giant will also hire

    zzzzzz

    So freaking ” PROPAGANDA ”

    Issuing of ” THOUSANDS ” of SPECIAL PASS and work PERMITS to foreigners in the

    FAKE GUISE OF JOBS !!!!

    This is WHAT PAP is GOOD FOR !!!

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  • Y do executioners take up job:

    nathan chen:
    The Leedom has life longevity in their genes.

    Two ways to real and sustainable political Change.

    Ah Loong up lorry.

    Defeat Ah Loong in AMK GRC by the next GE.

    How? I don’t know.

    Someone must start thinking along similar lines.

    Voters must start voting bravely.

    Opposition parties must start working with other opposition parties.

    Our Compassionate and magnanimous leader seems in Pink of health since he fainted in national TV.
    Looks like he may live very Loong.

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