A Summary of Worker Party ‘s 1st BE Rally – by a Netizen ( Hougang By-Election)

I had my bag of popcorn out, awaiting some fireworks from the 1st rally of the much-anticipated Hougang by-election and I was not let down as the Workers’ Party produced the high-levels of entertainment that they are known for dishing out in their speeches.

Substance? Nope, there was no room for that, as the WP energized the crowd with a series of blunders, highlighting once again that they are nothing more than a motley crew in blue.

Candidate for Hougang Png Eng Huat led the series of mind-boggling and bewildering statements, that littered the WP’s arsenal. We all would have heard the 5C’s that Singaporeans have been associated with over the decades but the ‘semi-retired businessman’ added a new dimension to the Singapore yuppy trend by adding another C. Quite ironic that someone with a Beatles haircut would fashion himself to be a fashion icon but Png strangely took the opportunity to use his maiden rally speech in these elections to introduce Singaporeans to the ‘Private C’, whatever that may be.

Then, in typical mafia “godfather” fashion, Png took on a new avatar and assured Hougang residents that should they vote for him and “the family” of WP, their children would be protected and never be bullied. The strangest and most unexplainable moments of the night came when Png littered his speech with calls of “Hougang is not on sale” without any attempts to create any context for his comments.

Party chairman Sylvia Lim added to the mysterious comments of the night when she accorded a significant portion of her speech in describing the geogprahical shape of the Hougang constituency ranging from a trapezium to a parallelogram. Maybe Ms Lim was trying to use her knowledge of geometry to convince the crowd that she was still relatively young and closer to her school going years, than most would believe.

Whatever it was, the party chairman showed clearly that the WP was unprepared and had little clue about what to say other than to engage in some old-fashioned PAP bashing on national policies, without offering any substantial alternatives.

The WP is focusing on this national agenda and avoiding ‘local’ Hougang issues,as it has been disengaged from the ground there for too long and is incapable of feeling the pulse of the ground.

Maybe what Png was trying to say was that the Hougang people cannot be sold this time. In which case, he would be right. Trouble is, none of us, not even his party can understand what he is trying to say. That is an alternative voice indeed!

By a Netizen


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3. Before : Too many foreigners…
After : Where are MY foreign workers?!

4. Before : Transparency and Integrity are vital
After : It’s his personal life, what?

5. Before : Open Tenders for ALL jobs.
After : Jobs for my friends

6. Before : Stand Up for the POOR
After : Gahmen’s job, not mine

7. Before : Independent Voice in Parliement
After : Copy other people’s work….

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Contributed by Davian Lee.


One comment on “A Summary of Worker Party ‘s 1st BE Rally – by a Netizen ( Hougang By-Election)

  1. bystander says:

    Hi to all Hougang residents, it had been 20 years since u guys are under the opposition (WP) care….I sincerely believed that Mr.Low started with a strong passion to have an alternative voice in the parliment…but years had passed and since the last GE, the PAP government had really put into actions all the concerns that SIngaporean have…infact I believe all along they have been doing that , is just that they do even more after the last GE…..
    Now Hougang residents have to be really clear, what is this by election in Hougang for….it is not really for democracy like what the WP had said…it is really due to their mis- handling of the Yaw SL issue as well as sacking of him from the WP that had contributed to this by electione
    Fromt he way the WP handle this issue…it tells one alot of their crissis management skill…in one word sucks!…
    Worst on the pretext to cover up for their screw up…their by election slogan..said it’s for democrcay of Singapore….who are they kidding???

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