One Lian Up, The Other Lian To Follow - Singapore Parliament
If PAP's candidate for Punggol East Dr Koh Poh Koon is "the son of Punggol", can I claim that my mother is the Queen of England?
Geez, there are ways to score points and there are ways to score points but "the son of Punggol" crap is just that. Crap! He lived in Punggol for 3 years after he was born and he becomes the "son of Punggol". And that is going to win him votes? So brudders, since we were born here, we are all "Sons of Singapore!" No?
Dr Koh was reported by CNA to have said, "The residents have to be practical and realistic - that you must choose to vote the person who can do the work for you. I think it's a fallacy to believe that you can have the best of both worlds - choose the person to make a statement but hope that the other person who's voted out is going to be having all the resources, all the authority, to get the work done for you." [Link]
This threat may be the death knell of Dr Koh Poh Koon as a politician! I do not know why Dr Koh wants to commit political suicide before he even started. Oh, lest we forget, he was asked to serve! He did not volunteer to serve.
He does remind me of Goh Chok Tong's threat of no upgrading for residents if they voted for anyone other than PAP. Did Dr Koh not learn that Singaporeans are no longer fearful of their bullying threats! And does he not know that Singaporean especially East Punggolites are sick and tired of being treated like duds!
If Dr Koh were voted in as Punggol East's MP, would he be "the person who can do the work for you'? I doubt so. He'd be too busy checking up the arseholes of his patients in Mount Elizabeth while outsourcing Town Councils work to AIM.
Saying "choose the person to make a statement but hope that the other person who's voted out is going to be having all the resources, all the authority, to get the work done for you" sounds bloody audacious to me. Is he saying only PAP has "all the resources, all the authority, to get the work done for you"?
I'm so glad that WP has decided to retain Lee Li Lian to contest in PE by election. [Link] It shows a sense of loyalty which I'm sure members and leaders of WP are proud of. Apart from loyalty I do feel values like fairness, trust, integrity, dignity, honor and sanctity are displayed by WP in not replacing Li Lian as a candidate of Punggol East. "Gi Ki" in Hokkien says it all!
Unlike George Yeo and his Team who deserted their supporters and disappeared into thin air after their loss in Aljunied GRC, Lee Li Lian "assisted Aljunied MP Pritam Singh with his Meet the People Sessions in Eunos, acting mostly as his translator but also assisting with the preparation of letters of appeal, among other grassroots work." [Link]
Conditions seem right that we will have 2 Lians in our Parliament, Swee Lian (Sylvia Lim) and Li Lian. It will happen if we do not have contenders from other parties trying their luck to mess up a decent opportunity to have another alternative voice in Parliament.
I'm an optimist. I know that Dr Ang Yong Guan, Dr Paul Tambyah, Dr Vincent Wijeysingha, Kenneth Jeyaratnam and Desmond Lim are not idiots. They know that conditions will be right for them in the next General Election in 2016. Heaven forbids! None would want the infamy of being the Spoiler of 2013!
May Li Lian, Workers Party and Singaporeans celebrate again on the early morning of 27 January 2013.
How we love to hear the people sing!