Your View: PAP increasing its percentage of votes in Hougang by 3 percent
Posted by temasektimes on May 28, 2012
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he is ‘encouraged’ by the result of the Hougang by-election which sees its share of votes ‘increased’ by 3 percent compared to last year.
Some netizens beg to differ:
The 2% increase is not definitive because around 1500 eligible voters in Hougang did not vote. The number of votes cast at this By Election vis-a-vis last year’s General Election. To be objective, this 2% don’t mean a thing. The overall support for WP has not eroded the slightest. Hougang has reaffirmed once again that for “Change” to come about, we need to change the present composition of MPs in Parliament. Currently we have too few opposing voices to deter PAP’s punitive policies from affecting us. Just think about it. PAP has not delivered anything except to take away from us, such as jobs, hard earned money through indirect taxes, entries to local Uni, etc. The very most they’ve ever given us are “cheap handouts” near Election year. We are after all a rich “First World Nation” with ability to lend to the World Bank. Our destiny lies in the way we cast our vote each we’re given the opportunity. To vote is not just our rights as citizen but a responsibly to effect positive change for our lives here in Singapore.
It’s not surprising that there is a slight drop in the winning votes considering all that had happened in Hougang that brought about the by-election. What is surprising is that Mr Choo did not win by a greater margin despite having a distinct advantage over Mr Png, having worked the grounds longer than Mr Png and having all the heavy weights of the PAP campaigning for him.
Fong Chin Teck:
An increase of 145 votes is good. But an increase of 145 DESPITE YSL and TCH attempts at mudslinging is considered bad. Even though YSL damaged the party and even though PAP tried hard at character assassination DC only won an additional 145 votes. Hopefully the PM has well paid, good advisers and analysts to highlight to him how bad that really is …
Ng Chee Sian:
There are 294 rejected votes. If out of 294 Rejected ones. How many actually voted for WP? Under what circumstances, were they rejected? Maybe there was no improvement, but just some elderly draw out of square.
* The above comments were first posted on Facebook.