Having said that, it would need a miracle to overturn the result of the last GE in Bukit Batok when the PAP won by 70%. How could this be overturned in a short few months even if the reason for the by election is bad for the PAP. Yes, a miracle is needed if Chee is to get into Parliament. And if God willing, if it is the will of heaven, miracles will happen, now and then.
Actually we have witnessed several miracles in the prelude to this by election. The first of course is the affair and the resignation of a very popular and hardworking PAP MP in David Ong. His resignation was the last thing that anyone and the PAP would expect. David Ong was doing so well, big election victory, all the residents loved him and had kind words for him. All that is history now. His story has turned sour and a liability to the PAP. See how miraculously the picture has changed?
The next miracle came out like a thunderbolt. Who would expect the brother and sister to fight openly over the use of the image of the father for political or other reasons? There was a big campaign, 100 events or more scheduled by popular demand that would be rolled out to commemorate the first anniversary of LKY. This had abruptly been put to a halt. No more, cannot talk about LKY. If this fight had not broken out into the public domain, it is quite conceivable that LKY would be still fighting for Murali in this by election. Now, it is the PAP and Murali fighting on their own merits. LKY is not going to be there to back up the party or Murali. I regard this as another miraculous event. No one saw it coming, like no one saw this by election coming.
More miracles? God or heaven works in a mysterious way. God or heaven has whispered in the ears of many people in Bukit Batok that Murali is to be the candidate for this by election. Hsien Loong also received the message from heaven. It just came to his mind, that’s what he said in an interview. Normally a message from God or heaven is good, but not to everyone. It is good, to do God’s will, to fulfill God’s plan, like Judas had to betray Jesus for the resurrection to happen, for the scriptures to be fulfilled.
Murali is now the candidate of Bukit Batok. For those who believe in miracles, this is God’s or heaven’s will. The performance of Murali, just another lawyer, has so far been eclipsed by the charisma and presence of Chee Soon Juan and by the PAP leaders speaking on his behalf. Chee has come out better than Murali in all quarters. There is no question who is the better politician and the better man for Parliament. Chee is a cut way above Murali. But the PAP has been led to believe that this minority candidate would do a David versus Goliath act, to beat Chee and walk into victory. We would have to see what is God’s plan or heaven’s will after 7 May. This could be another miracle, or would it be according to PAP’s plan, more PAP, more good years?
Another miracle that is emerging is the support the professionals are giving to Chee. More and more professionals are standing up to show their support for this man, the stone that was rejected but became the corner stone for a church to be built. When the professionals made up their minds and joining the SDP in force, it is a statement of defiance against the PAP. They are marching to the SDP camp as has never been seen before. SDP, under the leadership of Chee and Paul Tambyah, is seeing a transformation as the party that is going places.
The biggest of all miracles must be Chee Soon Juan walking into Parliament with the blessing and full support of the people of Bukit Batok. This is a miracle waiting to happen. Without a miracle, without the intervention of God or heaven, Chee is unlikely to win in Bukit Batok. If it is God’s will or heaven’s way, nothing, no one can stop Chee from going to Parliament. If it is not to be, than nothing that Chee and the SDP do will change the situation and PAP will triumph again.
Will there be a miracle on May 7? If it does happen, it would be the end of the old story and the beginning of a new story.