RAVI PHILEMON: WHY DOES LEE HSIEN LOONG WISH TO FIGHT THE OPPOSITION? WE LOVE S’PORE TOO!

In his Speech to the newly elected PAP MPs, Mr Lee Hsien Loong said that his Party will take the fight to the opposition when necessary.

People from the opposition love Singapore and are just as patriotic as the people from the PAP. When we put forth our alternative ideas and policies, we do it under a lot of constrains, and we do it because we envision our society in a certain, sometimes different way.

All ideas for the progress of our country, regardless of if it is from the PAP or the Opposition, must be robustly debated. The proponents and opponents of such ideas must strongly support their ideas or vigorously oppose it.

But why fight?

Just like the opposition, the PAP too does not have all the answers. Regardless of that, I do not believe in fighting the PAP. Within our limitations, we must consult widely and deeply to find consensus and push Singapore forward – towards the kind of future we want for our children, and our children’s children.

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