8/12/2015

Another National Day Celebration

One day after National Day the people were greeted by the news that NSP had withdrawn from Marine Parade GRC and MacPherson SMC to pave the way for a straight fight between PAP and the WP. NSP would now concentrate its fire power in Tampines and Sembawang GRC and Pioneer SMC. The most dreaded 3 corner fights in MP and MacPherson have been avoided by this announcement. SingFirst had also announced that it would pull out of Ang Mo Kio to let Reform Party take on the PAP in a straight fight. Reform Party must put up a good and strong team to stand in Ang Mo Kio and not to disappoint the voters with this privilege. Any half past six team would be unforgiveable given that SingFirst is likely to put up a serious team.

The dark clouds have disappeared and the sky is brightening up in the political horizon. The battle ground has more or less defined and all parties are ready to go for D Day.

The most heart warming development in the pre GE tussle is the sense of urgency and purpose, unity and the generosity shown by all the opposition parties. There is now a higher level of maturity, sensibility and cooperation to give confidence to the people that they are not there to contest for the sake of contesting and to be spoilers in multi corner fights. There is reason to hope that they would cooperate more closely and improve their respective chances of making inroads into Parliament.

The flutter of a butterfly set in motion a series of event that could lead to a storm. SDP made the first move by withdrawing from Sembawang. This allowed NSP to secure a firm GRC to contest and made it easier to withdraw from Marine Parade without sacrificing too much ground. If SDP would to stand firm in Sembawang, NSP would have to wrestle with two uncertainties. It is now a case of one bird in hand better than two in the bush. SingFirst must have seen light in generosity to give way to Reform Party in Ang Mo Kio and the goodwill that follows NSP’s move.

With this latest development, all the opposition parties could now concentrate on how to fight their biggest opponent in the PAP instead of fighting among themselves. And it is good that their differences could be settled so quickly and early and with magnanimity. There is a sense of déjà vu in cyberspace with critics closing ranks to support all the opposition parties and praising them for their sensibilities. Kind words were spoken for Hazel’s leadership in NSP as well as Chee Soon Juan and Jee Say.

There is a discreet understanding and common mission to do battle in a way never seen or felt before. Opposition unity is found at last and most likely none will have to lose their deposits except for a few wild horses in the SMCs. Sylvia Lim has thanked NSP for its generosity. There is so much goodwill going around in the opposition camp and among opposition supporters.

This is indeed something to celebrate for in this National Day. The days of bungling and naïve opposition parties running in circus fighting a losing battle before the start of a GE is over. They are appearing more credible just by virtue of this ability to agree and to reach a consensus in a common united front that they were never able to do so before. And with several parties showing promises of rolling out good men and women to pose a serious contest, this is a GE worth watching and waiting for.

A confluence of factors is taking shape.

15 comments:

Virgo 49 said...

Let's kick the PAP OUT!!!!!

This last chance, no more second chance before you have to emigrate for those able ones- not quitters

And those with battalion of grandchildren, not to be slaves anymore

Cheers

Anonymous said...

// With this latest development, all the opposition parties could now concentrate on how to fight their biggest opponent in the PAP instead of fighting among themselves.//


Many might be wondering if there ever is "Coldstore II", is ang tau name in the " list"?

Better dun get carried away to the run up .....

Nothing goes in a straight line one direction, just like the stock market .

The incumbents are not sitting duck.

They have enough "arsenals" in their "bags" without resorting to "draconian means" .....

Anonymous said...

Politics is not carving out turf/territory, like in vice trade in Geylang. I hope the opposition parties that pop out every 5 years do not demean the intelligence of the voting population. Likewise the ruling party who has been taking us for granted are learning. Think carefully about the quality and conviction of those fly by night operators. I voted for the main opp party and do not think they have done any decent job. One Lawrence Lien (NMP) in parliament is enough to represent the average voter.

Anonymous said...


ALL HAD BEEN DECIDED BY HIM!

Fear Not! Anger Not! Blur Blur Not!

Only if U strongly believe this...........

The recent good, not-so-good and no-good events happening
in PAP camp and among opposition parties were all been
decided by HIM lah!

NO one can change it!

The results of GE2015, which SMCs and which GRCs won by
which parties oso had already been decided by HIM lah!

NO one can change it!

This is 天意! 天意!

希望第一世界的新加坡天天会更好!

希望...希望...希望..........

Hahaha...........

agongkia said...

Teng ah ghee or what? I just dun understand what is there to be happy about.
So many power crazy fighting for power but when given a chance to perform, become Airkow.
My 6 sense tell me at most only 3 talents will maybe get my salute.
Wayang here n there but my livelihood still not improved .
Want collect 16k or millions must go Sompah to lightning that one will deliver if given a chance else dun kacheow my peaceful life.
Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Angkonhkia here u go again. Knn u too free is it?

Anonymous said...

Angkonhkia very the angry

1 comment 3 times to make

sure you get his message.

But I catch no ball what Somapah
Lightning means.
You mean Somapah lightning stronger
than PAP lightning?

agongkia said...

@anon 1026
I am a former Somapah boy. Somapah is a location(changi ten miles) near the present Changi expo.
"Sompah " is a word that I use to mean swear or something to that effect.
My comment tend to appear twice or thrice even if I click once on my smartphone. Dun know how come.My apology.
Maybe time to change smartphone but must depend on election results cos too poor to get one so I bet with my towkay on the result:-)

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Anonymous said...

"Sumpah" is the Malay word for "oath" (noun) or "swear" (Verb)

http://mymemory.translated.net/en/Malay/English/sumpah

A lot of our Singlish words have Malay origins.

And for your info.
Singapore comes from the Malay name "Singapura"
The malay word Singapura comes from the Indian word "Singapuram"

Sang Nila Utama was an Indian prince from the Sri Vijaya Empire that discovered the island of Singapore.
Singapore's real Founding Father did not work for the Japanese Imperial Army.
And our real Founding Father did not cry when he founded Singapore.

ℳatilah_$ingapura said...

@ peace and love, and butterflies and rainbows, redbean:

>> And it is good that their differences could be settled so quickly and early and with magnanimity. There is a sense of déjà vu in cyberspace with critics closing ranks to support all the opposition parties and praising them for their sensibilities. Kind words were spoken for Hazel’s leadership in NSP as well as Chee Soon Juan and Jee Say. <<

Or so it seems lah. Please lah, they won't keep sucking each other's dicks for long. It'll only take one or two "upstarts" to upset the whole deal.

Human nature lah. We're competitive ;-)

The said...

Looks like the PAP has lost Marine Parade GRC to the WP.

Anonymous said...

"Opposition unity is found at last and most likely none will have to lose their deposits except for a few wild horses in the SMCs."
redbean

We are not talking about Opposition unity anymore.
We are talking about Singaporean unity against Aliens and Traitors.
True or not?
You tell me lah!

patriot said...


The Death of Lee Kuan Yew

Shall spell the Collapse of PAP

patriot

agongkia said...

@10.58
Thanks for the link.Whatever so long as its not Sampah :-)