Below is an open letter, a prelude to an online petition from a group of professionals, artistes, lawyers etc speaking out against gutter politics in the by election. In short, the shamers are now being shamed. The people are disgusted with the despicable conduct and character assassination of Dr Chee Soon Juan.
"We are a group of
Singaporeans who have been following the progress of the current Bukit Batok
We would like to categorically
state that we do not condone the personal attacks and character assassination
made by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob,
and Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu, against Dr Chee Soon
Juan of the SDP.
We are deeply saddened at the
manner in which the campaign is run, having deteriorated to a level that
undermines our Singaporean values. It is indeed a sad state of affairs when
people who have been entrusted with positions of power and leadership perpetuate
such unbecoming behaviour.
We want an election campaign
that addresses the pertinent issues facing Singaporeans, rather than one that
is marred primarily by the vilification of anyone's person."
The letter was read out by
veteran actress Neo Swee Lin at the SDP’s rally on 3 May at Bukit Batok. When
things get too foul, the stench becomes unbearable and the people will rise to
protest. Human beans are not used to the stench in the pigsty and would not
tolerate it though the pigs are comfortable with it as they lived their lives
We need to grow up and behave
like decent people of a developed country. Going down and backwards towards
third world politics and third world behavior would be scorned upon with
distaste. Say no to gutter politics and third world behavior. Decent and
honourable people will feel ashamed of such low down politicking and indecent
acts. The petition and the signatories are saying it.