PAP supporter reminds party to stand firm, rebuts PA critics

Dear Straits Times,

I refer to the 1 Sept 2011 letter by Mr Tan Hian Meng.

Mr Tan asserts that no governing party is obliged to help the opposition grow. Even so, no governing party is expected to use unfair and unscrupulous methods to stifle the opposition’s growth. The GRC, the constant redrawing of electoral boundaries, HDB upgrading and the stranglehold on print and television media are examples of such unfair and unscrupulous methods.

Mr Tan claims it is expected of the governing party to weaken and demolish its rivals. Even so, no governing party is expected to use unfair and unscrupulous methods to weaken and demolish its rivals. Defamation suits based on twisted accusations is an example of such unfair, unscrupulous methods.

Mr Tan insists that the PAP did not obtain power out of kindness of rival parties. Mr Tan forgot that PAP did obtain power through the support of former comrades who later formed the rival Barisan Socialis, support which it later repaid with ingratitude, betrayal and misdeed.

Mr Tan urges the opposition to learn from the ingenuity, resourcefulness and creativity of the four presidential candidates. None of the four presidential candidates would have survived if they had gone against the unfair, unscrupulous methods of the governing party.

Mr Tan says life isn’t fair and tells the opposition not to expect a level playing field in politics. If that is the case, why do we have the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) to ensure fairness in business competition? It is because life is unfair that we have set up the CCS to ensure that the underdogs are given a level playing field in which to compete. Similarly, life is unfair makes it all the more imperative that we do our utmost to ensure a level playing field in politics.

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2 Responses to “PAP supporter reminds party to stand firm, rebuts PA critics”

  1. KMT Says:

    Mr. Tan is entitled to his views and opinions just as we are also entitled to ours. One man one vote that how we should speak with when comes to election time. He wants to talk “politics” per say we will also talk “politics” per say. We can argue until the cow comes home nothing will come out of it.

  2. oute Says:

    Does the present PAP government treats the ordinary Singapore citizens as a citizens or treat them worse than a foreigner/ foreigner turn citizen.

    Maybe our first world parliament should stand up and state whether the ordinary citizen – who are born here, are to treated the same as a foreigner or worse than that.

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