The PAP tells us that the Opposition is weak and unqualified, the PAP has the best. After so many tea sessions and persuasion, the PAP has recruited the people with the best qualifications on paper and this people will put in their best. In order not to disrupt their lives, most these people will continue with their high flying careers and jobs although all of them express so much desire to serve the people, they will do their MP jobs part-time and make $13,000 part-time pay in the process. The PAP has hired the best part-timers who claim that they are dedicated, committed and have a life-long desire to serve the people of Singapore, who needed several rounds of persuasion to join politics. These part-timers will find time from their busy schedule as directors & GMs, to understand your needs and problems. Although in my 40+ years as a citizen of Singapore not a single MP has ever popped by my home to ask me how I'm doing, I guess it is because my area is never contested and taking time off from their full time job to talk to me once in 5 years is just asking too much from them.
Someone told me Steve Chia is full time although he is an NMP. He has asked 512 questions in parliament and compiled these into a book. Sylvia of WP will quit her job at the poly if she wins. These people who have entered politics on their own without being persuaded with PAP tea, cannot be serious minded individuals, they are just doing so to entertain us because there is no logical necessity for such people in parliament. Steve Chia who asked so many questions is just tiring our esteemed ministers and we will need to pay more for their additional load.
So the decision is yours whether you want to vote for part-timers who had to persuaded so hard by PM Lee himself to give up a little bit of their spare time to serve you as MPs or the typical Opposition candidate who risk unknown repercussions, high chance of political defeat, give up their jobs, and volunteered their service to the nation. ...to contest in an election where the playing field is unlevel and a media that eager portray them as clown and fools who are there only to add to the entertainment value. .....The choice is yours....Singapore.
As the elections is nearing, I'll be shutting my blog soon once the date of elections is announced. I will be writing a series of taxi driver stories to fill blogs....see you guys after the elections.