Chee also accused the PAP MP of not learning from the community spread of the SAFRA Jurong dinner, in which over 30 cases have been linked to it, the most in one cluster in Singapore. This also comes amidst the backdrop of PAP Ministers calling out those showing COVID19 symptoms and yet going out for social events as being socially irresponsible. And yet, we have a PAP MP who says it was ok for the event to carry on, despite not being in line with being socially responsible.
Opposition politician Lim Tean is echoing what every opposition politicians are saying, and what almost every Singaporeans know is true - that the PAP government is using the COVID19 uncertainty and goodwill to their advantage. By deciding to call the GE anytime soon around the period when the virus is spreading like wildfire all around the world, the PAP have been called irresponsible, conniving and now, disgusting.
So, can Singaporeans expect the GE to be called anytime between now till May? SDP certainly thinks that if this is true, it will be highly irresponsible of the Singapore government, as Singapore and the world itself are still battling the COVID19. In a statement that was issued by SDP before the boundaries report was announced, SDP has called out the PAP to refrain form such a irresponsible act. Surely most Singaporeans would agree with this sentiment.
Singapore has many workers whose lives depend on working day-to-day, and are severely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak - our transport workers, taxi and private hire bus drivers, SMRT staff and yet many others are among them. Although we are a small number in Parliament, my WP colleagues and I will play our part and do our best for you.
This has led to opposition WP member Yee Jenn Jong to question if the GE has to be held no matter what, then why is the Elections Department not released the EBRC report, even after months working on it. He also indicated that this was the best time to show that the Elections Department and the government are independent of each other.
So now new measures of Social Distancing announced by Minister Gan, as well as blaming individuals for being socially irresponsible. As usual, pushing the blame away from the authorities and putting the blame squarely on individuals. Different problems, same tactics. It is never the government's fault.
Opposition politician Lim Tean has taken to his Facebook to post a scathing attack on the organisers of the "private function" at SAFRA Jurong, which has now accounted for 30 linked cases of the covid19, as well as a Merdeka generation event at Commonwealth MRT station over the weekend. He stated that both events were unnecessary, and called both the event organisers as irresponsible, for carrying on with events that puts people in mass gatherings when there is no need to.
Was the mass event by the PAP Women's Wing an "essential" event? Even our schools have suspended such large gatherings of children and students, and the cluster at SAFRA Jurong have proved that it is best not to hold such events at this time.
Last week, some dubious FB pages made posts alleging that a prominent Progress Singapore Party (PSP) member, Mr Brad Bowyer, had quit the party. However, our anonymous sources debunked such fake news from these FB pages about Brad Bowyer quitting the party.. In fact they reaffirmed he remains a valued PSP member. They explained that Brad Bowyer had deleted his FB fan page simply because he does not want to be in the limelight at this moment.
Every Sunday, large groups of maids congregate at Lucky Plaza and the open fields beside Kallang and Paya Lebar MRT stations. When meeting their friends, these foreign domestic workers take food and beverages that they have prepared at home to consume together at these gatherings. When they leave, empty food packs and drink cans are strewn at these places.