7th May 2011
May 7th 2011
What do all these dates have in common?
7 5 2011
Yes having the same group of numbers. What is so significant about these numbers?
Make a guess?
If you are a Singaporean, you might have guessed it right.
IT IS OUR GENERAL ELECTION POLLING DAY! 大选日！
It is the first time in Singapore's Election history that all 87 seats are being contested. Furthermore, it has the most number of candidates contesting for this election. To add on to these excited news, the youngest candidate is only 24 years old. She is Miss Nicole Seah from National Solidarity Party (NSP).
PAP also has a young girl contesting in Marine Parade GRC, Ms Tin Pei Ling, 27 years old. However, personally I feel that young Nicole has more leadership calibre than the latter Tin. Ms Nicole spoke with gusto during the rallies, whereas Tin doesn't even know what to say when asked what policy would she have challenged to make a difference.
Henceforth, this election is going to be interesting. I can guarantee that many youngsters will be engaged in this election as well. Candidates contesting in different GRCs are getting younger and younger, which I think is a good sign. Their appearance will sparkle interest in the young Singaporeans to be more concerned about politics and our nation (hopefully :-p)
We have to SEIZE the moment. Those above 21 years of age will be qualified to vote. THEREFORE, my fellow Singaporeans, please VOTE wisely! Knowing that our present ruling party will be the Big Brother (BB) again, we need to vote for more voices to be heard in parliament other than the Big Brother. We need these voices to check, oppose (for the right cause) and navigate (if BB is goggy) in the parliament. Only then that our country can grow healthily in every aspect.
Presently, the BB runs the country with their own opinions without seeking the citizens' suggestion. The PM said they 广听民意, but it is not true. GST, ERP etc. were implemented in the midst of objections from the people. The 2 IRs were built in the same manner. Even their own MP shed some tears when these IRs were built. But being part of BB, he has no choice but to relent. The BB treat the country's fellowmen like little children, everything must listen to them. When they don't listen, they will issue threatening statements like: You will regret for choosing WP (quoted by the oldest BB in the party); You will lose a good MP if Aljunied choose WP... etc. Why should they threaten the voters? Are they scare or what? For so many years, they have been running the their party like an Empire. Now is different! They should be more open-minded and welcome the challenge from other parties and not sneered at others. 人身攻击(personal abuse) is a very bad weapon to use during election, but too bad many politicians like to use it to smash other candidates.
SINGAPOREANS, We are not TOOLS for the BB to use, we have to STAND UP ON OUR OWN FEET AND VOTE WITHOUT FEAR! This is the MOMENT! Seize it!