Thursday, 23 July 2015

Singapore GE 2015: Workers Party vs PAP

How many ways can you cry father cry mother? You can tell, besides MNC senior management, Opposition Parties also hate surprises, especially when it comes to election time.

In typical opposition fashion, when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told Parliament on 13 July 2015 that the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) has been formed for two months, opposition parties immediately cried foul. Cries of gerrymandering could be heard all over Singapore.

But they’ve clearly been ramping up their campaign for the upcoming General Elections since the start of 2015.

On Workers’ Party Facebook.

- 4 January 2015, spotted at Kaki Bukit selling Hammer.
wp vs pap

-  2 March 2015, Chong Pang Gardens in Nee Soon.
workers party vs pap

- 26 April 2015, Bishan-Toa Payoh on a morning.

workers party complaints about gerrymandering

You can view more photos over here. []

The truth is, WP has been walking grounds in several GRCs, and way before PM Lee made this announcement. The cries of gerrymandering are nothing more than political shenanigans designed to play on the emotions of voters.

Come on, even the SDP – not a single MP in Parliament drawing the $15K a month allowance, is also prepared. [].

SDP issued its manifesto and also announced their campaign slogan: “Your Voice in Parliament” on 10 January 2015.  Party chief Chee Soon Juan said he would run in the upcoming election, after sitting out the previous two elections as he was a bankrupt.

Remember last time SDP said they will divide up the work with WP? SDP do Parliament stuff and WP do town council stuff.

This time though, it looks as if they want to do TC themselves.

On 16 May 2015, SDP launched "A Promise to the Residents: The SDP Town Council Management Plan" - a town council management manifesto.

If the SDP is prepared, surely other opposition parties should not find any reasons to cry foul and claim that they have been caught off guard. Everyone knows that the General Elections has to be held before January 2017. Complain, complain, why not try some real work for a change?

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