Though this is an event that happens every 5 yrs, I can sense this to be different for most citizens. Though I'm sure it's due to several reasons, but they should be largely summarized as follows:
- increasing discontent with the government
- social media which exposed citizens to news apart from propaganda on mainstream media
Yet, in a matter of past few weeks, I have come to realise that these are mere illusions. It's a rude awakening for myself to realise (pardon my non politically correct answers)
- Our ministers salaries were the highest in the world (sounds like legalised corruption)
- used public goods to achieve party gains (using taxpayers money to dangle 'lift upgrading' as voting carrot)
- Deprived opposition wards of amenities, when we claimed to be a democratic society
- Opposition leaders are selflessly fighting for their cause, and are loved by their constituencies. Yet, this never gets reported in the news
But what I know is, this is going to be a start of changing political climate for Singapore. And Singapore citizens have a say on the type of parliament they wish to have. I urge everyone to consider the following points before casting that precious vote.
- does the elected candidate has a hidden agenda?
- is the elected candidate able to deliver what was promised?
- does the elected candidate sound credible?
- are policies raised in their manifesto feasible & logical
- are they able to offer constructive opinions in parliament?