For those of you worried that our beloved PAP govt will be weakened by a revolt by disgruntled citizens, I want to lay those fears to rest. Singaporeans understand the importance of their vote and are totally clear about the purpose of voting. Take Mr. John Foo as an example, he is a good representation of approximately 66.6% of the Singapore population. You may be worried that all the suffering and pain of price increases will result in a loss of support for the PAP.....you can put those fears to rest.
In a Straits Times article on the 7 Traits of Singapore politics by Ken Kwek onn 23 Dec 2006, Singaporean voters are found to be as sensible as ever. No matter how much whining and whingeing, you have heard about the GST increase, Singaporean voters can be relied upon to vote sensibly and secure their own interests.
As long as there are lifts to be upgraded in HDB estates, blue dolphin fountains to be erected around your neighborhood, covered walkways to bus stops to be constructed and HDB flats to be painted, the PAP will continue to win elections. Singaporeans understand the importance of elections and its impact to their lives. Who cares about the billions Temasek Holding has invested in Thailand and Indonesia, when there are important issues such as the covered walkways to excite voters during elections. Those of you with old-fashion notions that elections are for choosing your leaders and debate/vote for issues that will decide the fate of our nation, you have to upgrade your mind and correct your thinking. Singapore's unique political system has progress beyond that, we all know (at least 66.6% of us) that it is the blue dolphin fountain that will ease our fears and soothe our anxiety of about our future.