To all the Democrats in the SDP who are now busy suing the govt , I say to you that true Democracy is coming to Singapore soon. Singaporeans will get a chance to vote in a fair and transparent process where candidates will be given full opportunity to showcase their abilities and message to Singaporeans. It will be a long campaign lasting for months and there will be intelligent vibrant debate among Singaporeans - on the internet, blogs, media - to decide who is the best person for the job. There will be fair objective commentary on the newspapers and TV. All Singaporeans will be given a chance to vote although voting is not compulsory as in most democratic countries. Yes, this is no pipe dream, it will happen soon.....it is a promise that Lucky Tan ensures you that will be fulfiled in its entirety.
So who are we voting for this time round?....I don't think President Nathan will be leaving his job so soon...he has been keeping healthy through his daily exercise routine at the East Coast.
What I'm talking about is the next Singapore Idol. Yes, Singaporeans will more spend time thinking and deliberating about who should be the next idol than we do our members of parliament (for which we only spend 9 days). We will know each idol in the final 12 more than any MP we voted for. The whole process will be transparent and thorough. No idol competitor will be allowed to bribe viewers with money - although the last time one contest tried the underhanded tactic of shortening her skirt with every round. ...good thing she didn't go all the way otherwise she would be singing in her undies.....Singaporeans are so smart to see through such unethical scams.
Overall, I dare say that Singaporeans will spend more effort evaluating the ability of each idol than they will ever do for their representatives in parliament.
Singaporeans are so lucky to experience such a democratic voting process....yes I'm sure we will get a very talented idol this time......the process ensures that.