My quick comments on catherinelim.sg » After GE 2011, some crystal-ball gazing May 15, 2011Posted by @Karen_Fu in change, Singapore.
Tags: catherine lim's blog, MM Lee Kuan, Nicole Seah, opposition party, Pritam, Singapore election 2011, Singapore Parliament, SM Goh Chok Tong
Found Singapore’s popular author Catherine Lim’s site and see an interesting thread on the Singapore Election. Quickly posted my thoughts about the thread. Night for now. I am, for one, an official night owl…. but it is always a very good evening of thougths with lots learnt. This is what I’ve posted on her blog :
‘Love your site. It’s full of wit, humour and lots of insight. Your crystal ball is blazing! I have been thinking of the election and posted my more-in-detail thoughts there: https://daringtochange.wordpress.com/tag/singapore-elections-2011/Basically I do not agree with the departure of MM Lee in particular though he clearly has his iron fist and autocratic rule; simply because his political insights are usually well sought after even by those who do not like his style of government. Whether the person is from the ruling party or the opposition party, what we eventually need is a thoroughly capable person. I think MM should stay. I like Nicole Seah a lot. For her calibre, she has the potential to become very formidable politician and social activist in her own right. Other likes are Pritam Singh and Chen Show Mao. The former a powerful orator with an energy to move crowds. The national pledge recited in that kind of thunderous unison is like no other. The latter, a seemingly quiet politician. But nothing less than giant. With that kind of ‘A’ team, what we’ll see is a good opposition in parliament. The crack in WP is their loose cannon about NCMP issue. Make it loose, that would be their internal crisis, which may have the potential to rip open like SPP and RP. Apart from that, they should set themselves an excellent start. Team Singapore is about all the elements in the flag. Not just white and white or red and white. Its also includes the crescent and the stars too. Cheers for now, Karen Fu’