I was never interested in politics but I have to say. The General Election 2006 (GE 2006) in Singapore is actually rather Singapore. Singapore is a small country, we have no state, no province so ministers are elected for town councils and Group Representation Constituency (GRC). You can read more about it at the Community Development Council (Singapore).
Our government tells the politics to shut up and not do podcast which many don’t really agree. And government added that you cannot post any thing that has a political stance unless you obtain a license. I think it’s something like that, they discussed a bunch of stuff and made a bunch of rules on the election that is perhaps rather unnecessary.
Once again, the People’s Action Party (PAP) is probably going to win again. They have been rather consistent in this elections. No high school embarassments, just smiles, white top, white bottom and orchids in front of the camera. The squeaky clean image deserves a mention actually.
The Worker’s Party (WP) is in some sort of trouble though. One of the guys, James Gomez, kinda screwed up. Apparently, he accused the electorial department of eating up one of those must-fill forms. There was some frenzy and it would have been a major embarassment for the department.
But the thing is that closed circuit television (CCTV) reveals startling images. Gomez looked around after the media stopped filming the submission process and place the document into his folder. And he claimed the submitted.
This later became quite a serious issue after PAP repeatedly picked on it. It’s getting naggy, old grandma didn’t even nag so much. They want the whole world to now that the rival party’s member Gomez is a “liar”. And Minister Mentor (yeah, our country invent this position) Lee Kuan Yew adds that Gomez can sue him.
The evidence is too negative for Gomez. This video footage become more talked about than Paris Hilton (tammy still holds top spot a week longer). For Gomez, I sense that he’s probably going to have a hard time. And Worker’s Party would probably suffered because of him in this round of the election.
In my opinion, the PAP did best in digging up this incident and accusing non-stop. That’s the reason I watch the news recently. I mean, someone has to be more interesting than Desperate Housewives’ Brie in order to make me switch right?
Anyway, all Singaporean will get a day off coming Saturday to vote for their favorite guy. Let’s the battle begin.