An anonymous vandal torn down 4 PAP grassroots banners set up in Toa Payoh North and the Singapore Police took the investigation seriously enough to cordon the “crime scene” like a murder case.
Following a tip-off from a PAP supporter resident, PAP grassroots leader, Johnson Foo, called the police after he found 4 PAP banners torn down using a box cutter last night (July 23). The PAP supporter resident claimed that he saw a short and heavy-built man slashing the 4 banners, but it is not known why didn’t he confront the vandal or reported the police by himself.
Anti-PAP vandalism is getting frequent in Singapore as the Singapore government is increasingly perceived as incompetent and money-grubbing by Singaporeans. In 2014, 5 teenagers were arrested for spraying “Fuck the PAP” on a HDB block in Toa Payoh. Also in 2014, a 71-year-old was also arrested for scrawling “Return Our CPF” messages around bus stops in Singapore.
Singapore has become increasingly politically-divisive due to corruption and cronyism. Most “non-elite” Singaporeans believe they get harsher punishments and lesser employment opportunities as compared to foreigners and PAP-linked elites. As the Singapore government increase indirect taxes by levitating land cost and transport costs while maintaining low taxes for the rich, the Singapore society became less meritocratic and unfair in the eyes of the masses, which naturally trigger rebellious acts.