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Michelle Lee warns Singaporeans the consequences of the PAP making a ‘clean sweep’

Posted by singaporege2011 on May 2, 2011

SDP candidate for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC Michelle Lee warned Singaporeans about the consequences of the PAP making a clean sweep of all 82 contested seats on 7 May during a speech made at Clementi stadium last night.

“In this election the opposition is taking big risks, come May 8, it is entirely possible that the PAP will make a clean sweep and on the morning of May 8, you might wake up to a parliament with no opposition, just PAP,” she said.

With the two opposition MPs leaving their strongholds to contest in GRCs, it is likely that the PAP may win all the 82 contested seats and Singpaporeans will have no elected opposition MP in parliament for the first time since 1981.

Michelle asked Singaporeans to think about what the ruling elite would say with their ‘absolute’ mandate from us to do as they wish for the next five years.

“Straits Times on May 8 might say with big letters ‘PAP wins absolute mandate’ and the Prime Minister with an absolutely confident and knowing smile will say: ‘Even with such opposition, Singaporeans give us a clear mandate. It is clear we have been right all along'”, she said to shouts of ‘No way!’ from the crowd.

Michelle described the possibility as a terrifying thought and asked Singaporeans if this is the life they want for themselves and their children.

PAP de facto leader Lee Kuan Yew proclaimed lately that Singapore still need 900,000 foreign workers on work permits.

Unless Singaporeans elect 30 opposition MPs into parliament on 7 May to block his plans, we will have to welcome these foreigners with an ‘open heart’ soon.

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One Response to “Michelle Lee warns Singaporeans the consequences of the PAP making a ‘clean sweep’”

  1. syafiq06 said

    Do you want to have the situation of 87:0 clean sweep by PAP on 8 May morning after GE2011? And, live the same life for the next 5 years? Or, even 10 years or forever because PAP in power will definitely do something to fix all oppositions as past history tells? Do you wholeheartedly believe only PAP can bring you a good life in future? Do you believe that there is no talents outside of PAP circle?

    There are few scenarios that Singaporeans must understand in this GE2011:

    1. More voices but no change – To have less than 1/3 opposition seats in parliament will not change anything already done, e.g. cost of living, FTs, property prices, etc except that opposition MPs can make more noises and suggestions that PAP in majority may not listen. There is also a risk that PAP back in power will find ways to suppress all oppositions so that there will not be any chance of voting like in this GE2011.

    2. Partial change – To have more than 1/3 and less than 2/3 opposition seats will be likely to change some already done as above but will not change the Constitution that allows GRC, NMP, NCMP, and election boundary redrawing. PAP will still be in power or sharing power with oppositions. This may be harder for PAP in power to diminish the oppositions.

    3. Complete change – To have more than 2/3 opposition seats means the alternative party will be the government and PAP the opposition. This can change everything including the Constitution. However, Singaporeans must make sure the elected government rewrites the Constitution to abolish those ill clauses and introduce check and balance clause. Also, to ensure Constitution is not allowed to change without referendum. Otherwise, the next non-PAP government may have the chance to abuse the Constitution as well.

    Basically, this GE2011 is not about local town upgrading, FTs, or cost of living, etc. It is about whether Singaporeans would like to take back the political power and have a say on the future of Singapore. Once the people take back the power, they can then have a say on how to run this country and all those policies and problems will be resolved to their preference.

    Singaporeans must vote wisely on 7 May to decide what they want in the future.

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