Ruling party dictatorship leader Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said Singaporeans need to vote for the PAP to tackle the coronavirus outbreak and the economic fallout for the next 10 years:
“Singapore faces significant challenges that will need to be dealt with for possibly over the next 10 years…A long runway will be required for Singapore to tackle the economic and structural challenges. It is not a set of issues that we deal with over the next six to nine months or one year, but a set of issues that we need to deal with over the next five and even 10 years.”
Minister Heng Swee Keat also said he need to hold the election as soon as possible, and there is no need to wait for Phase 3, when it is deemed safe for the public to assemble:
“I would say that, yes, elections are coming nearer by the day. The sooner we get it done, the earlier we can rally everybody together to deal with these very significant challenges ahead, and also to deal with these very significant uncertainties in the months and years ahead.”
The PAP millionaire minister said South Korea had their election during a period when daily new cases were high too, and that Singapore can do the same.
When asked if the government has handled the coronavirus well, Minister Heng Swee Keat admonished the reporter saying Singaporeans should stop asking:
“This is not a time to ask for a report card.”