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Sunday, 1 May 2011

Election Watch Part XIII - Five Years to Ruminate and To Regret or A Climate of Fear for PAP to face Aljunied GRC voters

MM Lee warned Aljunied GRC voters to make a critical choice between "a capable PAP team" who can look after their interests and a WP team with "a limited track record" as reported in the MSM (Straits Times; 30 Apr 2011).

As reported, he warned :

"If they choose the opposition, then I say, good luck to them. They have five years to ruminate and to regret what they did. And I have no doubts they will regret it."
"At the end of the day, if you are in Aljunied, ask yourself : Do you want one MP, one Non-Constituency MP, one celebrity who has been away 30 years, and two unknowns to look after you?"

Or, he continued, did voters prefer a team that has two ministers, one potential Speaker of Parliament and two strong on-the-ground leaders?

He also noted that Aljunied voters should also ask how come homes in opposition-held Hougang were not as high in value as neighbouring places.

What do you think of MM Lee's words for Aljunied GRC which most probably would be his last for a GE as reported in the MSM?

Whilst DPM Wong had said this GE would be about "evolution" and not "revolution", MM Lee is not encouraging and leaving things to "evolution" but again trying to create a Climate of Fear against the voters in order to win votes for the PAP team.

Will the Aljunied battle and final results be just  "five years to ruminate and to regret" about if the PAP team actually falls? If so, will this future five years of regret be as minor as Ms Tin Pei Ling's personal greatest regret in life so far of not bringing her parents to Universal Studio at the Sentosa IR?

Say Aljunied GRC voters fail to see the need for a "First World Parliament" and vote in favour of a PAP team to keep the status quo, will they then live with their greatest regret in life for not voting the WP when the next GE come by in 2016. By then will the so called celebrity to MM Lee, Chen Show Mao; be still available? Aljunied voters should think clearly that a "celebrity" candidate like Chen Show Mao will need time to bring about CHANGE against the PAP, for at least 2~4 terms in Parliament like what SM Goh and PM Lee are thinking for matured PAP candidate like Heng Swee Keat.

MM Lee had warned Singaporeans alike, especially Aljunied voters; about making their choice carefully.

MM said,

"It may well happen that they win, in which case the people of Aljunied live with the results."
"The only way people learn is when they have to pay a price. From time to time we may lose, and the voters pay the price."

Is the loss of Aljunied GRC already a forgone conclusion for the PAP? Why does MM Lee shook his head when asked by Straits Times if he would visit Aljunied GRC to give the PAP team a boost. Why had he spoken about Aljunied GRC from the Tampines GRC Rally where the embattled Minister Mah is facing his Mother of GE Battles in a personal capacity in his political life? Why has the PAP announced that new candidate Heng Swee Keat is a possible Finance Minister to prop up Minister Mah?

I think the facial expressions in this scanned photo from the Straits Times tell it all, not just about the battle in Aljunied GRC but also for Minister Mah personally in Tampines GRC.

[Scanned from Straits Times 30 April 2011]
 A "Climate of Fear" in facing Aljunied GRC voters?
Note : Why had MM Lee spoken about Aljunied GRC from Tampines GRC?

There is too much "political backlog" for the PAP to clear in respect of the GRC system. Is this PAP's greatest regret in this General Election, having to face a more intelligent Electorate and the new media?

Perhaps MM Lee has no courage to bid farewell to Aljunied GRC where a loss for the incumbent PAP team would testify to a "backfire", which might even spell the demise of the GRC system. Minister George Yeo should put his emotional blame on the GRC System and not the WP for making this Mother of Election Battles to grap a GRC possible. If there is no such battle, it could be Singaporeans' greatest regret in life.

MM Lee is trying to tilt the balance to give the PAP Aljunied GRC team more hope. Will his old antics in politics help to swing votes again towards the PAP, against a more sophisticated Electorate this time round or will a fall of Aljunied GRC to the WP be "the last leaf falling" for MM Lee? After all DPM Wong had declared this GE as one not about building  "legacy" for the PAP but about "evolution", and not "revolution". You may note a MG Chan is already installed in Tanjong Pagar GRC in a walkover.



  1. MG Chan's walkover in TG GRC is a shame of Singapore politics. GRC is totally rubbish. Even Thailand does not allow walkover.

    Go and view MG Chan's election video. You will know what sort of politician we have... oh no... they are not really politician but mandarin.

  2. MM Lee reminds the voters to repent. Yes, it is time for us voters to repent after decades of giving PAP a blank cheque to do what they want and what they like to enrich themselves.

    Yes, father, we are Sinners in SinCity by voting the devil for decades and let him harm our mind and spirit. And yes, we have finally repent from our sin, and redempt ourselves by voting out the devil and demons out. May you bless us in 7 May under your watchful eyes and your unfailing miracles.

  3. Normally in real life only sinners are required to repent but yet LKY is asking his fellow citizens to do so if they choose to vote for the opposition.

    By uttering the word 'repent', LKY is actually likening his fellow Singaporeans who voted for the opposition are at the same level of sinners such as aldulterers, rapists, addicts, etc.

    So much for such a vileful old man. In the same manner of a tit-for-tat, may we also wish him luck over his walkover to a faster ascent to his next destination.

  4. Comments from the true mentor.

    I ask all the people who voted for PAP in the last election.
    "You have had five years to ruminate and to regret what you did. And I have no doubts you are regreting it"

    "The only way people learn is when they have to pay a price. Time after time the PAP wins, and the voters pay the price."

    BTW - Hougang Flats cost equal or more than Aljunied, after 20 years under opposition. I for one will at all cost sell my flat at Tanjong Pagar and move to Aljunied if WP wins there and I am willing to pay above valuation. I have many people who wish they lived in Aljunied and many want to move there to be part of history. So voting for WP is a win-win situation. When WP wins, your HDB price will go up as many want to move there. So those who want to move out can do so.