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Having GRCs is really a tight slap on our faces

GRCs did very well for the PAP’s benefit until things started looking gloomy in former Eunos and Cheng San GRCs. The PAP nearly lost. It was taken by surprise but as usual, in a typical “tidak mau kalah’” attitude, decided to gamble on having it.

Although PAP still won, their percentage of votes in some GRCs started falling.

The setback from GRCs continued until Aljunied GRC fell in 2011. It remained with the Opposition in 2015 until today. Although shaken but not wanting to show its fear, the PAP continued with GRCs until Sengkang was gone.

The last GE also showed the dangers where some other GRCs were nearly captured by the Opposition.

I foresee a gamble in future GEs where the ELD will not do away with GRCs and revert to the old British-inherited system of SMCs. Although the PAP had become a victim of the monster it created, GRCs will continue until a new Government takes over and seek its discontinuance.

We don’t need a minority candidate to represent communities in electoral divisions, nor do we need to ensure a President from a minority community gets elected. Like the British, Singaporeans are united and don’t cast their votes along communal lines. They know who is good to be elected.

It’s actually not us but the PAP which claims that Singaporeans vote along racial lines and aren’t prepared for a PM from a minority race. We even had a minority member as our first Chief Minister in the early years. Anson had one too – not once but elected twice until he had to leave.

I remain very optimistic that the opposition consisting of good Teams in GRCs and even SMCs will win in the upcoming general election.

Some trees take some time to bear fruits. When the flowers appear and turn to fruit, more fruits will come.

 

Sukhdev Singh Gill

 

 

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20 Responses to “Having GRCs is really a tight slap on our faces”

  • Temusik Patriot:

    Ditto Singh dat’s the way to go

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  • xoxo:

    Not easy.
    First,there must be oppo unity n synergy.
    If oppo wants to win more seats,they must first win hearts.
    And,how to?
    UNITY.

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  • Singaporean R Free Rider:

    Dear Sukhdev,
    You were wrong.

    Singaporeans supported the GRC system and voted for it.

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  • Dr. Chan:

    @Singaporeans R Free Rider
    Agree with you.
    Singaporeans also voted for highest cost of living, higher GST, influx of more foreign trash to steal their jobs… Highest paid Government who serve themselves only -
    Multiple million dollar paycheques for ministers etc.

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  • Zhenzidan:

    Singaporean R Free Rider:
    Dear Sukhdev,
    You were wrong.

    Singaporeans supported the GRC system and voted for it.

    Always like to make my cock laugh!

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  • Remove GRC:

    Remove GRC.
    Make every MP fight for themselves and win.

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  • MarBowling:

    Remove GRC:
    July 26, 2022 at 11:45 pm (Quote)
    Remove GRC.
    Make every MP fight for themselves and win.

    Response: Lee Kayu will 101% GET UP if ANYONE TRIES TO BE FUNNY AND REMOVE GRC!

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  • Gerrymandering:

    GRC and Gerrymandering come in hand-in-hand.
    Sengkang+Punggol = Senggol GRC ?
    Punggol+Houkang = Pungkang GRC?
    Nothing is impossible when it comes to Gerrymandering!
    What else cannot be expected?

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  • You asked for it dont complain:

    If you voted PAP candidates that means you voted for GRC!
    SGs are still not very much “SG politics literate”.
    Most dont even care cuz theyre living well under this regime.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Please explain why we still need GRC? An Indian and a Chinese stood in a by- election at Bukit Batok, the Indian won! Why?

    Do we still need GRC to ensure minorities representation in Parliament? Were voters racist?

    GRCs are now hijacked by PAP’s useless and rejected candidates to enter parliament!

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  • BIG READ: Stop the PAP Steal:

    The PAP continuously REPEATEDLY and repeatedly play ON THE RACIAL TUNE, and every thing they do, they the PAP politicize racial resilience. Everywhere the PAP lean on the so called efforts they mightily did to promote racial resilience even after HALF A CENTURY pass the last riots among Malays and Chinese. BUT BUT BUT the last riots WHERE MILLIONS of dollars WERE DAMAGED was NOTHING to do with RACE AT ALL – what was it cause the LITTLE INDIA RIOTS. THE PAP BANNED ALCOHOL and BEER SALES. Now SG society HAS A WIDE VARIETY of races AND WHY WHY WHY the PAP ONLY ONLY ONLY focused on Malays Chinese Indians. How about Myanmar, Pinoys, and a variety of Western people.

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  • FromCradleToGrave:

    My little baby nephew 1.5yo…at daycare ..
    Parents was asked to dress him up in his national costume ..for the recent Racial Harmony Day.
    Hes mixed race..so in the end followed his fathers race.
    Was it really neccessary!
    See, it begins from the cradle…the brainwashing..

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  • opposition dude:

    Screw PAP with the very system they have created to ensure their monkeys get elected. They thought that the opposition parties would never have enough people and so end up with walkover election after election. Now that they have lost 2 GRCs they can well afford to lose a lot more.

    After all, with a mere 10 opposition MPs voted in we still see that the country is stable so there is no problem with having more voted in to make life difficult for PAP. They do love to make life tough for Singaporeans after all what.

    So just continue making PAP lose their GRCs in an election. If the last election’s results are an indication we may well see quite a number lost by them in the next round.

    Here’s to WAY more opposition voted in!

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  • Kopi Susu Problem:

    So how for the kopi susu kid ? Top half dressing follows father’s race, bottom half follows mother’s race ? Any other ideas ?

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  • NotMyProblem:

    FromCradleToGrave:
    My little baby nephew 1.5yo…at daycare ..
    Parents was asked to dress him up in his national costume ..for the recent Racial Harmony Day.
    Hes mixed race..so in the end followed his fathers race.
    Was it really neccessary!
    See, it begins from the cradle…the brainwashing..

    It’s funny isn’t it? Is Racial Harmony day suppose to show our different races by dressing up differently?

    Shouldn’t it be all Singaporeans have the same national dressing to show as one nation, one people having some kind of national dressing.

    Dressing differently only reminds us that we are different, some way or other.

    Or Singaporeans can cross dress other races’ costume. Not only applicable to our Malay President masquerading as an Indian!

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    FromCradleToGrave:
    My little baby nephew 1.5yo…at daycare ..
    Parents was asked to dress him up in his national costume ..for the recent Racial Harmony Day.
    Hes mixed race..so in the end followed his fathers race.
    Was it really neccessary!
    See, it begins from the cradle…the brainwashing..

    Clap..clap..well said …

    Anyway, the father is short-sighted and racist.

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  • FromCradletoGrave:

    Kopi Susu Problem:
    So how for the kopi susu kid ? Top half dressing follows father’s race, bottom half follows mother’s race ? Any other ideas ?

    Haha…thats an idea..why didnt we think of it :)

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  • FromCradletoGrave:

    NotMyProblem: It’s funny isn’t it? Is Racial Harmony day suppose to show our different races by dressing up differently?

    Shouldn’t it be all Singaporeans have the same national dressing to show as one nation, one people having some kind of national dressing.

    Dressing differently only reminds us that we are different, some way or other.

    Or Singaporeans can cross dress other races’ costume. Not only applicable to our Malay President masquerading as an Indian!

    My sentiments exactly…esp for such young ones.

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  • ganeshsk:

    NotMyProblem: It’s funny isn’t it? Is Racial Harmony day suppose to show our different races by dressing up differently?

    Shouldn’t it be all Singaporeans have the same national dressing to show as one nation, one people having some kind of national dressing.

    True just report in the school uniform and have a decent conversation of race relations will instead of all this “wayang” dressing up.

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  • Singaporean R Free Rider:

    Kopi Susu Problem:
    So how for the kopi susu kid ? Top half dressing follows father’s race, bottom half follows mother’s race ? Any other ideas ?

    If the top half dressing follows father’s does it mean the father always on top and the mother bottom? or vice versa ?

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