WP member and 2015 GE candidate for Jalan Besar GRC Frieda Chan has weighed in on the Bukit Batok by-elections. In her Facebook post, she says that PAP candidate Murali’s arguments on whether MPs should serve full-time is ‘weak’ and that by saying that it is not necessary for MPs to serve full-time, he is giving a ‘slap’ to all PAP MPs who have chosen to give up their careers to serve as full-time MPs. She also criticised his argument as being focused on himself rather than on the residents and voters of Bukit Batok.
Assessing both Chee and Murali’s selling points on whether to be full-time MP or not, if elected… In short, I think Murali’s argument is weak and not well thought through.
1) Quoting Murali:
“if anyone has a notion that a single person working full-time, as an elected representative, would be able to address the needs of our Bukit Batok residents, I’m afraid he may have to reassess the situation. That does not accord with my own experience, having spent 16 years here…”
Murali has just ‘slapped’ the PAP MPs who have served or are currently serving full-time as elected MPs.
Just to name a few whom Murali has just ‘slapped’:
– Tin Pei Ling
– Ang Mong Seng
– Baey Yam Keng
– Foo Mee Har
For the PAP MPs serving full-time now, Murali is asking you to reassess your situation. So, check out his advice.
2) The argument is full of ‘I’, ‘me’ and ‘my own experience’. It might go better with the voters if he is more others-centred.
What do you think? Is WP also endorsing SDP’s Chee Soon Juan to win in this by-elections?