This point was picked up by an Academic, Prof Donald Low, who questioned why the need to come up with such statements, which clearly shows the level of elitism, and questioned what this statement said about the state of education and class in Singapore.
The wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Ho Ching, has drawn online flak after she posted on her FB, vouching for public housing and called on people to make a “smarter wealth choice” and opt to live in HDB housing.
Pritam also questioned how much funding was allocated to Aljunied GRC as compared to other PAP wards, and also stated there is another set of proposals from WP that have been ignored since 2015. Pritam also assured Chua that he had kept all the correspondence on the issue, in an effort to not let his party get tarnished again in the run up to the elections.
Singapore is well-known for our intolerance towards abuse of power. As such, all political leaders, PAP or opposition, should be scrutinized for lapses in their fiduciary duties, on the basis of AGO reports and taken to tasks. People's power should eradicate all forms of intimidation, bullying and covering up by those in the corridors of power. We must take a stand!
But therein lies an advantage for the residents. Why not vote in the opposition anyway? Because you will be represented by Opposition MPs in Parliament to fight for Singaporeans' rights, but you will still get served by the losing PAP candidates every single day like what they have been doing now. A win win situation for all concerned.
So, if Chua thought that he had scored a moral victory over Pritam, then it totally backfired on him. He has now been outed out as nothing more but another noisy PAP grassroots leader, who only has one job, and that is to fix the opposition.
SDP has fired the first salvo among the opposition by laying out their plans to make things better for Singaporeans . They held a rally at Hong Lim park last Saturday, and had 9 speakers of the party giving their speeches and promising what they would do for Singaporeans once they get elected into Parliament.
Chua lost the 2015 GE to Pritam Singh's WP, but he is of course appointed grassroots adviser, win or lose. Chua claimed that there was no 7 year waiting time for approval, and even went so far as to claim the idea for the ramp was actually mooted by Eunos CCC, of which he runs and thus becomes a key decision maker in a ward he lost in. Chua also said the funding for the ramp was secure, with his help of course, in September 2016, and construction works started in December 2018.
A lecturer from NUS is now the latest NUS linked male pervert who had bee charged in court for molesting an undergrad. In fact, the lecturer, Chinese national Long Yun, 36, was jailed for 14 weeks for molesting an NUS undergrad.
The party, led by former PAP MP and veteran politician, Dr Tan Cheng Bock, have released a few posters on its social media channels that points the way the party is focusing on for the elections. Singapore can expect the PSP to focus on issues like the cost of living, education and the affordability of healthcare and retirement during their campaigning for the elections.