7/17/2008

Notable quotes by LKY

One freak election will ruin us - LKY I think this is very real. Under a normal electoral system of one man one vote and one MP one constituency, the chances of a freak election is lesser. Today, our election is decided by slightly more than 10 GRCs. And with the way things are happening, all it needs is one MP or minister in a GRC to incur the wrath of the people, and the particular GRC can go kaput. And it is not easy to lose a handful of GRCs at the way things are going. Losing a handful of MPs in a single ward electoral system will not cause any harm. Losing a handful of GRCs can be as good as losing an election. The GRC can cut both ways. It can entrench the position of a ruling party, it can also cause the ruling party to lose everything in a freak election. It can happen. Murphy's Law is very powerful.

11 comments:

Mockingbird said...

Murphy's Law is very powerful. But so far the opposition has fielded candidates whose credibility are questionable. The Gomez has proven himself to be WP's biggest clown of all time. Do you think we can vote PAP out of power come the next GE? SDP's CSJ is the biggest opposition clown of all time. He beats all other clowns hands down.

redbean said...

this scenario should not be confined to the present group of opposition parties or the immediate timeframe. it can be in a few elections down the road.

Anonymous said...

Before we can legally throw PAP out of the windows, we have to enact a law to make it illegal to gerrymander the wards during the election.

It is easier said than done because PAP has 81 MPs in Parliament.

Mockingbird said...

i wonder how will Sinkies who have been oppressed by PAPpies for decades, celebrate, when the latter is finally voted out of power.

Anonymous said...

First we must wonder how to vote them out before we wonder about how to celebrate.

redbean said...

he works in a mysterious way. whatever will be will be.

who is 'us'?

if there is a group of good and able men taking over, the nation as a whole could move up to a higher plane

Anonymous said...

Over the last 45 years under this old man there must have been many skeleton in the closet. There can never be a change in govt because if that happens the skeleton will all be revealed. So, by hook or by crook there MUST never be a change in govt!!!!

redbean said...

man proposes, god disposes. historically this is the unchanging truth. otherwise empires will not have fallen.

Anonymous said...

Unchanging truth? More like the holy truth. Unquestionable truth.

Mockingbird said...

Good and able men. Why do they more of them join PAPpy rather than WP or SDP, etc.? Simply becos it pays handsomely to join PAPpy. Duh.

redbean said...

wrong. they have sacrificed to serve the people.