You know today's Worker's Party rally was held just outside my HDB flat. It cause me many problems, traffic jams, strange crowd of people hanging around at my void deck. Don't know why these people are so eager to be poisoned by WP's poisonous ideas and manifesto timebombs. The field where it was held is wet and muddy. Why don't they stay in the comfort of their homes to watch the news or something. I close all my windows so that the poison will not enter my home and into my mind. I could still hear the WP but much softer, I could hear a word here and a phrase there - "CPF"," medical cost rising:, etc. I turned on my TV to watch Channel News Asia and had the volume at full blast to drown out the speeches from the rally. It seems like there is only one issue on TV - he is James Gomez. CPF, medical cost, cost of living....all not important to Singaporeans.
Initially I thought it is just a small matter of someone forgetting to submit a form....but I've come to realise from the Straits Times and Channel News Asia that Gomez is a dangerous evil person out to destroy the Elections Dept. Although all the footage is taken by the Elections Dept's CCTV camera, Gomez has "stage managed" the entire incident! How ruthless, conniving and diabolical. His evil intent was to destroy the Elections Dept by not submitting his form and destroying democracy in Singapore in the process. How dare he try to damage the government through his wayang and there is more to be concerned about:
1. You cannot trust James Gomez. Simply cannot trust. He carries an IC that says his race is non-Chinese. Yet he has to apply for Minority Certificate. ...and he has to apply again this year although he was granted one 4 years ago in the last elections. You know why? He might have changed his race since through genetic replacement so the Elections Dept has to make sure. See how little we can trust him?!
2. The Elections Dept is a VICTIM of James Gomez. Last week I was suppose to submit a claim form to the my company's finance dept due to a distraction I forgot and missed the deadline. They told me no problem, they will just let me fill up on the spot and they extend the deadline by a day.....However our Elections Dept cannot exercise such flexibility to address the situation even though Gomez had previously been certified and his information was already submitted in previous applications. Why? Because it a 1st World Elections Dept, they have to examine the CCTV, record applicants telephone conversation and prove to the media, they are right. Also, they don't issue acknowledgement receipts to save paper see how efficiently run they are, they have CCTV running round the clock so they don't need those acknowledgement receipts, they can just replay the tape should anything go wrong.
3. James Gomez is a liar. No doubt about it. His plan was to damage the whole govt by getting himself disqualified sacrificing 6 years of ground work in the process. I would say Gomez is not just a liar, he is a fool. So here is the plan according to the Straits Times if there was no CCTV. James planned this carefully like a stage manager. The Elections Dept & PAP are innocent victims. He kept the forms he was trying to submit so he can blame the Elections Dept later for losing it, thereby causing great damage to the govt and Elections Dept. Great damage will be cause because nobody will believe the govt and they will believe James Gomez. I say Gomez is a fool because our highly efficient Elections Dept could have just called him to remind him to submit the forms given the serious consequence of him not getting certified to avoid the damage. OR they could have taken out his previous application form & the information on it, and grant him a certificate based on that provided he fill up the forms on the spot when he came to collect. They could have offered to renew his old certificate the same way our passports are renewed and that would have foiled Gomez's diabolical plan.
There is no plan by the govt to play up this issue to discredit Gomez just to win the Aljunied GRC. It is just coincidence that whenever a GRC is close, one of its candidates will have an integrity problem. ...just like Tang Liang Hoong, and integrity is very important to the PAP so they have no choice but to harp on it.
We, Singaporeans are so lucky to be living in a 1st World country where our leaders conduct themselves in a gentlemanly fashion to win the heart and minds of voters. They engage in a useful competition of ideas so that the best ideas would emerge and Singaporean's future and interest will be served. There is no lust for power and no greed, just men of conviction and vision leading us into the next decade.
From Wikipedia, on the topic Character Assasination:
In politics, perhaps the most common form of character assassination is the spread of allegations that a candidate is a liar. Other common themes may include allegations that the candidate is a bad or unpopular member of his family, has a bad relationship with his spouse or children, is disrespected by his former co-workers, or routinely engages in disturbing, socially unacceptable behavior, such as sexual deviancy.