GE 2011 – You Have A Choice
It’s no secret my heart goes to the opposition party, The Workers’ Party, and although I’m staying in Hougang, I was zone to the Ang Mo Kio GRC by our kiasu and kiasi government, the PAP Party.
I can’t vote for The Workers’ Party, and I’m only given the choice of The Reform Party and Pay-And-Pay Party (I mean, People’s Action Party).
I can never understand why when I’m staying in Hougang, I’m herded into Ang Mo Kio, when we have probably different lifestyle, different neighborhood, different facilities, different luxuries, different transport means, in fact, we are totally different in terms of our estates.
Why am I supposed to rejoice with those who stay in Ang Mo Kio and praise the government for what they have and we don’t?
Why are we being punished for voting the opposition even though we pay the same taxes and follow the same law and pay the same type of bills?
Why are we being punished for voting the opposition even though all we want is somebody to be in the parliament to speak for us? We tried to speak to you, but did you listen?
Now that my estate is being zoned into Ang Mo Kio, does it mean that when PAP won, our housing block will be upgraded, and our neighbouring block which may be in the opposition party will stay put? Does it mean that in my small estate, eventually it’ll look like new housing blocks lining up with some old gutters?
If my RMIT mates from Australia came to visit me (yeah, I can’t make it to NUS so went to RMIT), what am I supposed to tell them when they asked why the facade for this housing block looks so new and the one opposite looks like … that ?
I don’t know, and I’m really very confused.
For the remainder 3 days before election on May 7th, 2011, I’ll need to sit quietly and think … Do I want a world-class government that brings Singapore to the International stage and yet bring Singaporeans down to their knees, or do I want a first-world parliament where there’ll be someone in the parliament speaking for us and voice our concern?
Do I vote for the ruling party now and wait for them to apologize to us again 5 years later, during the next election, for again not listening to us; or
Do I vote for my opposition party, the Reform Party, in my GRC, just to send some votes away from the ruling party, though my heart was not really with them; or
Do I void my vote to show the ruling party that I’m not happy with them and to show the opposition party that you need to work harder to impress me?
I’m not given much choice, but YOU, you have a choice.
Please vote wisely, whether to PAP or any other party your heart goes with, and make sure that you know this is the time for you to speak out and this is the time for you to express your views, you have a choice, use it.
While you ponder, click the video below and enjoy a short clip.