Public forum on Elected President cancelled
For the first time, a public forum organized by Reach, a govt organization, has to be cancelled due to poor response. This is despite that Shanmugam and Chee Hong Tat being the key speakers. What does it say, no Singaporeans bother to know what the changes to the Elected President are all about, or Shanmugam could not attract enough people to listen to his important talk? Is PAP losing the ground, that a PAP talk had to be cancelled due to poor response?
Actually how many people signed up and how many people were they expecting to decide that attendance was poor and therefore better to cancel it to avoid the embarrassment of Shanmugam and Chee Hong Tat talking to 4 people or 20 people? So far it was reported that an Adrian Tan and his family had signed up. Who else had signed up? How many people had signed up? Not sure.
Oh, I just found out that Adrian Tan is actually Tan Cheng Bock, the ex PAP MP, one of the 4 presidential candidates in the last President Election, and the only one so far that had announced that he would be standing for the EP election. And everyone knows that he is likely to be disqualified this time. Unfortunately Cheng Bock did not know, or he did know and want to clarify or confirm with Shanmugam during the forum if he is still qualified to stand.
Actually it would be so easy to get a few bus loads of senior citizens or RC members or even PAP supporters to attend. Just send down a directive would do the trick. Oh, have they forgotten about the chicken rice trick?
I hope the poor attendance is not because the forum was not important. I also hope it was not because the people are fed up with the PAP and boycotting the forum. Now who were these people that were boycotting the forum, supporters or opposition believers?
This sounds like another miracle. A PAP organized event had to be cancelled for poor attendance.Really unbelievable. Or is it because someone is not welcome in PAP functions?