Sylvia Lim lavishes generous praise on PAP in interview with Bloomberg
Posted by temasektimes on October 6, 2012
Sylvia was so impressed with the PAP that one may be forgiven for thinking that she is its official spokeswoman.
“You have to give credit where credit is due….I think the PAP is very proactive in macro-economic issues and finding niches to make Singapore globally relevant and competitive,” she gushed.
This is not the first time Sylvia had boot-licked the PAP publicly. During the International Bar Association’s annual conference in 2008, Sylvia defended the PAP against criticisms of its laws, saying that they are absolutely ‘fair and just.’
Sylvia also revealed that the Workers Party is still ‘not ready’ to challenge the PAP:
“While we have made progress in attracting new blood, we do not have the critical mass in terms of forming a cabinet at this point.”
Workers Party Chief Low Thia Kiang had earlier proclaimed that his party will not be able to challenge the PAP for the ‘next 50 years’ or so.
In contrast, a new opposition party in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia – ‘Georgian Dream’ won the parliamentary election in its first attempt last week.
Singaporeans yearning for real change and reform should not pin their hopes on the Workers Party which seem more obsessed with gaining the PAP’s recognition than challenging its political hegemony.
In the aftermath of the General Election last year, newly minted WP MP Pritam Singh declared the intention of WP to form a coalition party with the PAP:
“If the PAP fails to win a majority in the next election, the Workers Party will form a coalition government with it (to keep it in power forever)”