Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong attacked the Opposition Workers’ Party for not voicing out in Parliament by calling them a mouse and Frankenstein’s monster:
“The opposition frankly has been disappointing, because when you go for election rallies, it’s very easy to make fierce rousing speeches. But when they come to Parliament, none of these issues are raised. Because they know that if in Parliament they raise those issues, face to face, in debate, they’ll be pinned down and the fallacies and insincerities will be exposed.
So you voted for a tiger in the chamber and you got a mouse in the house. It’s one of these Frankenstein monsters. Every day it turns into a tiger, every night it turns into a mouse.”
Name-calling and dirty politics are getting more frequent as the ruling party PAP is poised to lose more votes in this coming election. PM Lee Hsien Loong is exceptionally frustrated at the Workers’ Party which have won two by-elections in recent years and their growing popularity.