And they can easily.
Yes, Singapore is a democratic country where fair elections are conducted to choose the people to represent us.
PM Lee says: "Whenever it comes to upgrading between the PAP and the opposition ward, it has to be the PAP first or else how do we explain to voters that they supported us and we did not pay attention to their needs? So that remains the policy. In Hougang and Potong Pasir, I think both Eric and Sitoh have ideas on what they want to do for their constituencies and these ideas include upgrading."
See how easy it is to decide. If you vote for PAP, the tax money collected from those who voted the Opposition will be used to upgrade your constituency. This is a system that both our current prime minister and the previous one stands for. It is a principle that the men and women who join the PAP support.
I wonder why no other country has copied Singapore's political innovation yet. George Bush would have won a bigger margin if he set aside the welfare and public infrastructure spending only for States that support him & the Republicans in the elections. Surely, American citizens are as smart enough to see that such such schemes can only work in their interest....if they want more infrastructure, they just need to vote for it.
Saddam Hussein had elections too where the citizens of Iraq get to vote. If you don't vote for him, your family disappears the next day. No wonder he won by 95%.
Yes, if you read the Straits Times, you will understand the PAP is a honest, highly efficient and effective govt that is well loved and supported by the people. That is why they are not afraid to conduct elections on a level playing field.
Singaporeans are so lucky to have real democracy. One in which they can vote for what they believe in during the elections.