by Wan Dan Liao, Straight Times
In the usual bid to raise public awareness that PAP is a lousy political party with a lousy Prime Minister in-charge, opposition party members and their supporters have booked Hong Lim Park Speaker Corner for an event yesterday (5 July).
The event questioned whether Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is the right person to lead Singapore and whether he should resign had attracted a respectable crowd of 200 in the backdrop of the recent public uproar against the government’s unfettered use of citizens’ CPF monies.
Among the speakers were alien spotter Mr Goh Meng Seng, former Secretary General of the National Solidarity Party who believes AVA had let down Singaporeans by allowing food imports from Fukushima, Japan where radiation contamination is still believed to be in that area. Another speaker, Mr Tan Kin Lian, former President-hopeful and former NTUC Income CEO pointed out the obvious: Cost of living in Singapore is too damn high.
Memorized by the theatrics and comedy, the crowd was visibly upset when one of the speakers Mr Mohammed Bashir, who has insensitively and seriously pointed out “there was no viable opposition in Singapore”. He was boo-ed and heckled off the stage.
One of the bystanders, Cao Ji Bai, holding back his tears, said, “Look! What rights do these speakers have to ask Lee Hsien Loong to abdicate? Don’t these people understand the Lee Dynasty has existed for the past 50 years and they will continue to reign for at least another 50 years?”. Mr Cao is holding on to a copy of Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs – The Singapore Story.
“I carry this book with me to remind me of the sacrifices that the Supreme Leader has made for our motherland.”
The Singapore 2011 census counted 3,270,000 Singapore Citizens. With only a turn up of 200 at the Hong Lim Park yesterday, that is an indicator of the overwhelming support that Lee Hsien Loong has because 3,269,800 others did not turn up.
Osman Sulaiman, the organiser of the event and a member of National Solidarity Party said the turn up could be better. “You all never help me promote the event lah. So many social political websites in Singapore but they also also never help me promote this event. You see lah. What solidarity? Sian. ”