6 Days to "Say No to 6.9 million"
May this Chinese New Year bring you joy and courage to be at Hong Lim Park on 16 Feb 2013 to bring peace, prosperity, progress and well-being to you, your children and their children.
While the above video may lighten us up, in a more serious note, Hazel Poa of NSP (National Solidarity Party) has written to the President and Prime Minister of Singapore requesting for a referendum to be held with regards to parliament's endorsement to have a population of 6 million in 2020 and 6.9 million in 2030. [Link]
Knowing Tony Tan and Lee Hsien Loong, we the citizens of Singapore know what the outcome would be of NSP's request. The President and PM can choose to ignore or come up with some excuses that the referendum will be detrimental to Singapore. We shall see.
Meanwhile, while the "Say No to 6.9 million" has gathered much steam in some msm [Link], some commentators are scaring concerned citizens who wish turn up at Hong Lim Park on 16 Feb 2013 that "ang chias" = "red police vans" (intimidating black marias) will be there. It is a shame that male Singaporeans trained in the military NS and doing reservist training can be intimidated by "ang chia" when the future of their descendants are at stake. Or are they not aware of the legitimacy of "Speakers' Corner" at Hong Lim Park for people to gather without fear to listen to speakers speak as long as it does not incite racial or religious sensitivity?
We do not break the law when we gather at Speakers' Corner to show the PAP rulers that having 6 million (in 2020) and 6.9 million (in 2030) when current infrastructure is incapable of supporting 5.3 million is suicidal. Insufficient infrastructures like exorbitant housing, clinics and hospitals, public transportation, school and university places and open spaces are the stuff that bug Singaporeans. The demonstration at Hong Lim Park is a show of solidarity that we love Singapore enough to not let it go to the dogs!
Please hear my plea: [Link]
To the more than 1,100 people who said on a Facebook page that they will or may join the demonstration on Feb. 16 at Speakers’ Corner, please be there.
To the 9,300 who have also “liked” another page that calls for a stand against the government and “Say ‘No’ to an Overpopulated Singapore.” come rain or shine, thunder or lightning, please be at Hong Lim Park at 4.30pm on 16 Feb 2013 to show our solidarity to have a SINGAPOREAN SINGAPORE!
Bitching, talking, blogging and forwarding emails and is not enough.
We don't want 6 million in 2020 or 6.9 million in 2030!
KEEP SINGAPORE CLEAN (BERSEH)!
My extended family and I will be there.
Please forward this plea to all your friends and relatives so that with peace and humility we can show the arrogant PAP government that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!