Speaking at a donor-recognition event held by the People’s Association, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong criticised people who voted for Opposition as angry people.
The dictator Prime Minister also called his self-written changes to the elected presidency so as to prevent non-PAP candidates from contesting, as a “stabiliser”:
“People who feel like the people in charge don’t seem to be caring for them had voted for extreme candidates in a fit of anger. Singapore is not immune to this. To ensure the strength of Singapore’s system of government, stabilisers such as the elected presidency have been put in place.”
PM Lee Hsien Loong then harped on “unity” among Singaporeans and said that Singaporeans should “feel together as a society”:
“The most important thing is that society has to feel together, feel that you are one (and) working for one another. Through Club-100 and more, we hope we get our message through and that we can hold together as one united people.”
It is common rhetoric employed by the ruling party to demonise Opposition politics in Singapore, and Opposition voters are often painted as a over-demanding, angry and noisy lot.
Election in Singapore is often referred as a form of legalised corruption with election practices unheard of in democracies. Election gimmicks like estate upgrading or GST payout carrots, GRC, Cooling off day, media censorship and a 10-day-only campaign period are key advantages the ruling party introduced to ensure they are forever keep in power.