Aljunied resident expressed unhappiness with WP MP Pritam Singh and his lucky draw
Posted by temasektimes on October 11, 2012
It is with great sadness that I feel compelled to write this email.
WP use carrots to buy your vote:
For very long, we always say that PAP is bad because they use lift upgrading as a carrot to ask you to vote for them. But recently, it seems that WP go one step further. To get you to vote for their lift upgrading and NRP, they will hang a lucky draw carrot in front of you, which in principle is no different from a lift-upgrading carrot.
This shows you that today WP as an Opposition Party, they ALREADY offer you lucky draw with 40″ plasma TV. When WP become Ruling Party, what will they offer you? When they get access to reserves, what will the extent they will go to?
WP use ‘gian peng’ tactics to attract people to their event:
Singaporeans are not ‘gian peng’. But the WP treats them so. By automatically including residents in their lucky draw, the tactic is to attract them to show up at the location in the first place.
Pritam Singh says that this is to encourage them to vote yes (see my first point above), but more importantly, he secretly wants to attract more residents to his WP grassroots events, which may not have alot of people who would normally attend in the first place.
Recruitment and brain-washing exercise?
This tactic is taught by multi-level marketing. They will give out a survey with the question “does being in MLM automatically make you untrustworthy?” If you tick yes, they don’t care you. But if you tick no, then they will ask for your number and invite you to events.
Why? Because you are the kind that is open to listening to them! They see this as an opportunity to recruit you and brainwash you.
It’s the same with WP. If you vote “no” for their NRP, it means that you don’t like them, so they invite you to their event for what? Waste of a plasma TV!
But if you vote “yes” for them, it means that you are at least “neutral-friendly”, so they will invite you to event, ask for your telephone number, and before you know it, you will be creating a hardwarezone account to defend their reputation, or sit in coffeeshop and spy on your neighbours who badmouth them! (personal experience, har har..)
Pritam Singh later come out and say, not just the households who vote yes get to participate in lucky draw, all households get to participate.
But I ask this to Pritam Singh: If all household can participate, then why you purposely only include people who vote yes, and make people who vote no go through the extra step of saying “please la, let me try to win the plasma TV also.” You like people to beg you issit?
It’s not a lot more effort to write those extra names on the lucky draw tickets. But when you convenience yourself and inconvenience others, still can come up and make excuses!
What WP has done in this lucky draw may seem very small, and the money involved is insignificant. But that’s not the point! This is about fairness, and what is right or wrong!
When I first join Opposition many years ago, I don’t think about what good things I can get. I think about what is fair. I think about what is right.
And this is not fair, and not right!
If you think I very im-chim (stingy), you must think that now WP is Opposition party. And now they already using the resources they have to chu stunt, they already making excuses for cutting corners. In future when they become Ruling party, then how??
And unlike PM Lee, WP don’t say sorry hor.
*The above was an email written by an Aljunied resident which has been circulating among residents. His contacts are kept confidential out of fear of that he will be harassed by fanatical WP supporters who have a penchant of resorting to hooligan tactics both online and offline to silent their critics