In a leaked audio of PAP minister Chan Chun Sing, the former army general commented that every crisis saved the PAP and that the current election is deliberately timed during the coronavirus outbreak:
“In the past 50 years, a crisis will save us (PAP). Lee Kuan Yew’s death saved us (PAP). Before Lee Kuan Yew’s death, 9/11 saved us.”
The PAP minister admitted that the PAP government has chosen to hold elections during difficult economic times to win an election.