During a press conference held on Nomination day, PAP candidate for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC Dr Vivian Balarishnan, criticised SDP’s Dr Chee Soon Juan, warning Singaporeans that the policies SDP are prescribing will bankrupt Singapore and the future generations of Sinagaporeans. He said:
“The SDP’s alternative policies will ultimately leads to bankruptcy or perhaps even worse, passing the bill to the next generation. SDP’s proposals tax-and-spend programmes.
SDP had copied policy prescriptions that have failed elsewhere. I don’t intend to go into details now but in the course of the campaign, all this will be exposed and I’m sure our voters especially the voters in Holland-Bukit Timah will exercise judgment accordingly.”
However, Vivian Balakrishnan conveniently left out addressing the list of gaffes he was involved in since he took office. National issues such as the haze problem, the rat infestation, the rising dengue fever problems, the overspending during YOG, Singapore’s “ponding” issues and the water treaty with Johor which is set to expire by 2061.