I refer to Asian Correspondent’s article titled ‘Singapore: Early elections would reveal PAP’s lack of self-confidence’, and beg to differ.
This is nonsense.
Simply put. Singapore GEs were held at 4 year intervals, 1968, 1972,1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1991. Now, are you telling us that the late LKY was not confident? Having said so, does it mean that PAP will have a sure-win. I reckon one should not be complacent. While the country lacks a really strong Opposition party, we do have a rising number of parties. They only surfaced because the fact that younger Singaporeans begin to get more involved in the interests of politics. And this generation is indeed, Internet-savvy, per se. And remember what the old folklore about Internet teaches us? Never believe everything you read online. Yes, not even this piece of writing from me. But look at what The Real Singapore did? Lies after lies, using sensational and dramatized angles to win audience. And, our un-discerning fellow Singaporeans were swayed to believe what the REAL Singapore is, unknowingly. Afterall, how can the REAL Singapore be reported by unreal-Singaporeans.
In my humble but awfully honest opinion, the ruling party, PAP, has to fight really hard. Having come on board social media much later than its opposing counterparts, it is an uphill task. But keep the faith in the intellect of our natural resources, our people, we should know better who to vote. If the Opposition’s standards remain, I would say PAP ought to be confident.