Former Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean pointed to the different manifestos and direction of different political parties and accuse them of being divisive, encouraging betrayal and hence incapable to form a team to lead Singapore:
“In the past week of campaigning, several opposition parties have been engaging the politics of division, the politics of envy, to the point where they even encouraged betrayal between political parties. They dream of a coalition of parties and personalities, (but they) can’t even get along with each other, let alone form a team to lead Singapore.”
The former DPM do not believe the different opposition parties are able to form a coalition government because of their different voices representing different interests of Singapore society. Teo Chee Hean called for a continual in the single party rule under the PAP and cautioned Singaporeans of the dangers of voting in Opposition MPs.
Teo Chee Hean has avoided mentioning his S$22.5 million gaffe over the Opposition town council accounts where he misled Singaporeans into believing that there was a surplus in the loss-making Punggol East ward before it was handed over to the Workers’ Party.