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1/16/2006

voters will not vote out a pm

this is a comment by dr ho khai leong on the wp's intent to field a team at angmokio grc. why won't the electorate vote out a pm? such a question or thought seems so naive in the singapore context. the pm winning his seat is a given. would this hold true in other parts of the world? many pm's and presidents have been booted out by their electorate. why not in singapore? can it happen? are the people's vote so easily taken for granted, that the pm must be voted in?

15 comments:

Speedwing said...

Good morning Redbean,

Voting the Singapore PM out? Are you jesting? I am willing to bet whatever I possess that the PM will still be the PM after the GE. You want to bet, Redbean??

redbean said...

i will bet with you for a cup of coffee. it will be my pleasure to buy you coffee and enjoy your company : )

Speedwing said...

Sure Redbean, I will win and then when I return in March I will collect, deal?

redbean said...

sure speed.

your winning chance is 99%. i will buy you coffee in advance when you are back.

Speedwing said...

My apologies Redbean, I thought we would know the GE result by March. I really should not collect my "winning" before the results are out. As the saying goes " do not count your chickens ...........". Also the Chinese believe that you must not tempt fate by predict the results before time.

redbean said...

hi speed,

no problem. it is just a bet in jest. but it is an opportunity to buy you a cup of coffee.

and you can return me two coffee if i win : )

Elfred said...

WP不过是故布疑阵.Unless they have no where else to go, and have too much resources to waste...

redbean said...

elfred,

no one knows what is going to happen tomorrow. as a citizen, it is good to see how the people vote, especially for or against the new pm.

Elfred said...

Hahahahahaha... Ok ok...

So I'd wait for WP to do just that. No, I am not saying they definitely won't. Don't get me wrong.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/singaporebrightallia said...

In politic there are no place for win or lose to think for contest.

If you are NTUC supporter, your leader need to contest.

If you are Worker party supporter, your leader need to contest.

Voter are end user. If your agree will NTUC, you vote NTUC.

If your agree will Worker Party, you will vote Worker Party.

PAP product is Moris Minor
WP product is Toyata

It is fair market to buy your car brand.

redbean said...

not really,

politics is a game of winners and losers. the difference is how the winners treat the losers. some may have their heads chopped off, some landed behind bars, some bankrupted, but some can still be good friends or at least still on talking terms and taking potshots at each other.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Of course not. In times of uncertainty - which most people feel, they'll vote for stability.

The post of PM in S'pore has always had an aura of "messiah" about it.

No way. The Lee Lad stays. Even though my vote is going to be spoilt - i.e. it won't make a difference!

redbean said...

the probability of an upset in angmokio is very low. the bet is just to buy speed a cup of coffee.

Elfred said...

To my understanding on AMK, the first view of the whom I come across is that it's laden with sub-standard MPs. This has, to much regrets, been proven in parliamentary sessions.

Secondly, expectations ain't met with a GRC headed by a PM.

Thirdly, there were unhappiness over the grassroots, which is actually a general issue across Singapore.

I have met residents from Chai Chee who would label them including 'bandits'. But so far, I still conclude that an attack on AMK is pre-mature.

redbean said...

never mind lah elfred. if they want to contest let them contest. we down here just talk about it and maybe we can take a bet for a cuppa.

the people who should really feel it are those affected by it whether as voters or election candidates.