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VIDEO: Dr Vincent Wijeysingha took PAP to task over its failed policies

Posted by singaporege2011 on April 29, 2011

SDP candidate Dr Vincent Wijeysingha impressed the crowd with his speech at the SDP rally last night in which he took the ruling PAP to task over its failed immigration and economic policies which have caused untold misery to ordinary Singaporeans.

Begining his speech by wishing his PAP opponents in Holland-Bukit Timah the best of luck like a gentleman, Dr Vincent Wijeysingha reiterated again that the SDP’s only agenda is to speak up for Singaporeans in parliament:

“This is our only aim: the people of Singapore. This is the agenda of the SDP, to help our fellow Singaporeans, to speak on their behalf, to ask hard questions, to do our research and to take us into the future confidently without anybody left behind. Let me assure you all and Singapore from this place – I have no other agenda other than your agenda,” he said to loud applauses from the audience.

Dr Vincent was referring to the ‘smear tactic’ employed by his opponents in questioning if he harbors a secret ‘gay agenda’ and will pursue it if elected into parliament.

“I feel the pinch of the rising cost of living like all of you…..I also do not afford to own a flat and I worry about my parents’ old age,” he added.

Dr Vincent said all Singaporeans deserved to be happy and fufilled and to be equal citizens of Singapore instead of being ‘economic digits’ as described by a PAP leader.

He also took the PAP to task for its failure to consult Singaporeans before opening the floodgates to foreigners and to build the necessary infrastructure to prepared for the expected inflow.

“They have steamrolled over policies and we are not struggling….Let us not forget that it is this government which causes the problems not through one term, but through 52 years in power,” he continued.

Due to the PAP’s ultra-liberal and pro-foreigner immigration policies, foreigners now make up 40 percent of Singapore’s population, up from 14 percent in 1990. Of the remaining 60 percent who are citizens, an increasing number are born overseas.

PAP de facto leader Lee Kuan Yew reminded Singaporeans recently that Singapore still needs 900,000 foreign workers on work permits without explaining how he arrived at the figures.

Singaporeans will have to suffer the consequences of the PAP policies if they give them a ‘blank cheque’ again to do as it pleases without any proper checks and balances in parliament.


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