Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong warned before the 1997 poll that constituencies electing opposition candidates would be the last in line for such upgrading. "Then in 20, 30 years' time, the whole of Singapore will be bustling away and your estate, through your own choice, will be left behind. They become slums. That's my message," Mr. Goh was quoted as saying during the campaign.
Let me remind Singaporeans that this piece of sound, wise and very practical advice is as relevant today as the time it was uttered in 1997. Since PM Lee has also explained that there is no pork barrel politics in Singapore....and our PMs are men of the highest integrity, we can safely conclude that opposition wards are last in line because of the bad luck about by the opposition candidates.
I'm sure most of my fellow Singaporeans will try their best to avoid bad luck and they will vote for their own best interest. We can start celebrating our nations glorious future because the men who are selected and agree to join the PAP will be men with the strongest sense of justice, fairplay and mutual respect. Because they are elected on a level playing field, we can expect them to serve the interest of ordinary Singaporeans who did not have the same good fortune as them.