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Goh Chok Tong: Give Tin Pei Ling ‘time’ to correct image (and earn more money as PAP MP)

Posted by singaporege2011 on May 4, 2011

PAP candidate for Marine Parade GRC Goh Chok Tong has urged Singaporeans to give embattled PAP new candidate Tin Pei Ling some ‘time’ to correct her ‘negative’ image.

While acknowledging that netizens and young Singaporeans may have a “negative” impression of Ms Tin, Mr Goh expressed confidence that she will “win” them over in time.

‘Just give her time,’ he said rather nonchalantly to reporters during a walkabout.

Ms Tin has been flamed mercilessly by netizens in the last few weeks over her apparent lack of substance and insensitivity. She was quoted by the media as saying that ‘healthcare and education costs are low in Singapore’ and that she has ‘no issues’ with the current PAP policies.

Many are also angry with the fact that she may be chosen to stand for elections because of her husband’s ties with the Prime Minister and the ease in which she is ‘ushered’ into parliament by hanging on the coat-tails of Goh Chok Tong.

A Facebook group “I don’t want Tin Pei Ling in parliament  has garnered more than 18,000 ‘likes’ so far in less than one week of setting up, more than that of Tin Pei Ling’s own Facebook.

Unable to get a ‘feel’ of what young Singaporeans are thinking as usual, Mr Goh said the portrayal of Ms Tin is ‘unfair’ and added that if elected, she would work on ‘correcting the wrong image that netizens have given her’.

Despite overwhelming support for Ms Tin’s opponent Nicole Seah in cyberspace, Ms Tin is likely to win on 7 May and will be getting a massive pay hike to $14,000 monthly as a part-time MP, courtesy of the ‘generosity’ of Singapore taxpayers.

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2 Responses to “Goh Chok Tong: Give Tin Pei Ling ‘time’ to correct image (and earn more money as PAP MP)”

  1. Taxpayers' money said

    The taxes paid from hard-earned monies of taxpayers cannot be used to train below standard election candidates that can slip in through the GRC system. PAP can spend their own funds to provide training to such candidates and they have a long time to do this until the next election which hopefully the candidates will be ready to stand for election the next time round.

  2. syafiq06 said

    Tin will definitely enter the parliament as MP. This is the fault of GRC and hence the fault of PAP who introduced GRC. There are many able Singaporeans who can qualify as MP but they do not want to be associated with PAP. To stop such non-sense of GRC, Singaporeans should vote wisely to abolish GRC system. Unfortunately, PAP will never abolish GRC system. Only if opposition takes over the government or have more than 1/3 (29) seats in parliament, can then the opposition MPs could move the constitutional amendment to abolish GRC system once for all. If you still want PAP to be the government, Singaporeans must do their part to vote for more opposition into the parliament in order to help PAP to change constructively. Then Singapore will be saved. Long live PAP without GRC system.

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