First there was Yaw in Hougang and followed by Palmer in Punggol East. Now we have Bukit Batok heading for another by election. The opposition strategists must be putting their thinking hats together trying to figure out how to make more by elections happening in order to get more of their candidates into parliament.
If they still cannot figure out how, maybe they can learn from the Police in their well developed investigating procedures. Put all the facts and evidence on the white board and try to pin down the common denominators. In all the three cases you have a man and a woman, actually not a man, but an MP. Then there is the element of indiscretion. So, what are the common factors and what are the relevant factors that eventually lead to a by election? Give you a clue, it is not a 4 letter word.
For those who are still trying hard but unable to find the answer, look at Sun Tsu’s military strategies, the 36 arts of war. One of them is applicable in this case. The KGB and CIA used this art form very well, and very successfully. James Bond also had been willing victim to this deception and took the risk with all its pleasures.
The big question is whether the opposition parties are ready to put this strategy into practice to gain a few more by elections: )