Why do I say so? Because, let me put it this way, SO WHAT if the PAP is doing an excellent job containing the Covid virus? In Singapore, ladies and gentlemen, there are a thousand more reasons to vote PAP out, and I would not even list Covid-19 as one of them.
2 months into the crisis, the number of confirmed cases have risen sharply and so have the number of unlinked cases. Singaporeans are angry with half-hearted measures like closing tuition centers but not schools and having home-based learning for one day in a week. How pathetic can these so called 4G PAP Leaders be.
However, the SDP also drew attention that the Reserves was helped built up by Singaporeans' generation of their parents and grandparents, so the PAP cannot take full credit of this. SDP also once again reiterated that calling for an election at this critical time is irresponsible and will undo all the hard work done to try to combat COVID19.
SDP became the latest opposition party, after WP, to stop their ground campaigning and outreach program for the General Election, due to being socially responsible and keeping to the rules of social distancing introduced by the government.
However, the PAP Government had failed to apply this only set of brakes. Instead, the PAP Government reacted to crises as how a doctor would treat a patient with infection by observing the patient's progress or regress before deciding on whether to enhance the medication or not. This means they did a gradual and systematic increase in the medication and its strength based on observation. This cannot be the way to prevent an importation of a viral outbreak that had turned pandemic.
We are not going to be like America where its Government released billions of taxpayer monies in a bailout during hard times, only to find out these organizations mishandled public funds to line their executives' pocket.
It is alarming when a video clip of PM Lee himself circulating hand sanitizer to a group crowding around him. Where was safe-distancing in this case even though he has to be more visible to the public at the time when the GE maybe upon us? Remember, this safe distancing thing has been preached by the Government themselves, yet here was the leader going around happily disregarding his own Government's sound advice.
In the past, they warned you that if you vote opposition, your estate's HDB upgrading will be delayed, you'll be in the back in the queue, they also threatened you with withdrawal of services - such as buses and kindergartens. They also alarmed you that voting opposition will mean rubbish piling 3 storeys high in your estate, investors will run away, "your women will become maids in other countries".
This also comes across as the government's conceited arrogance through its total disregard for how students and teachers will have to travel in crowded public transport to make their way to and from schools, and also while they are in school. Is this not a contradiction of the government's call for social distancing?