Before I start my rally speech, I would like to address the glaring newspaper headlines I read this morning that say “Opposition Disappearing Act” – I watch the clip on PAP’s rally that the Pasir Ris-Ponggol Team claimed that “opposition 看不到人(hokkien)”. I would like to say that is absolutely not true. We have been doing our rounds of walkabout and during 1 of our walkabout, we met Grace Fu, she refused to be photograph with me, Tessa Wong from SPH can attest to that as she’s the one who made the request to her. My point is, doesn’t mean that she refused to be photograph with us, the MSM refused to report on our walkabout means that we opposition are not walking the ground. Many voters will agree with me that they don’t see their MP until election time, they are the one disappearing even though they are paid to work for the constituents.
Fellow Singaporeans, voters of Yuhua constituency,
It is my honor to stand on this stage today to address my fellow Singaporeans. We are here for a purpose. For You – to hear what we at sdp got to offer and we at SDP is here to tell you what we can do for you.
From the past elections, we can see that after every win, PAP seem to forget what they promised us. They raised the GST, they raised the transport fees, they raised the salaries for the President and ministers . What is left for us people? We have to work hard to pay for all these increases.
在几年前，我在一间女厕看到了一个写在墙上的涂鸦。上面是这样写的＂新加坡人是全世界最听话的人＂这句话没写错。GST起，HDB起，车费起，COE起， 连PAP的薪水也起的时候，没人敢出声或抗议，反而更积极的赚钱补贴。一分工维持不了不断上升的生活费，我们就打第二份工，再不够，就第三份。每天忙碌， 辛苦工作，只是为了讨一口饭吃，拱一个屋子住。这是PAP所谓的瑞士生活水平标准吗？
Do we want this kind of life? Where we slog ourselves till we die just to pay PAP millions to enjoy life? Now in fact, we are made to pay for MPs tuition fee too.
Look at the recent President’s pay increase. A $860K increase. How many of us, actually enjoy such pay or pay increase in a lifetime?
When we are faced with recession, instead of going through thick and thin with us, our PAP MP has the audacity to tell us to eat fish if chicken is too expensive, to buy non branded bread instead of Gardenia or Sunshine, to eat frozen meat instead of fresh ones. By their theory , argument,since their pay is getting too expensive, let’s go for opposition which are willing to serve at a fraction of their salary!
PAP govt has all along given the excuse that they have to pay top dollars in order to attract top talents to become MPs, Ministers, but look at their performances in perspective. Do they deserve the high salaries paid to them?
We have MM declaring it the golden period only to be hit by recession shortly after. We have Mas Salemat escape from our high security ISD detention center, we have YOG over budget by 3 times, we have our Minster for Environment justify flood in Bt Timah that ‘is once in 50 years” and that “Orchard Road will never flood” only to have Orchard flood a few months later. So, these are the kind of talents we are paying for? Talents to make mistakes at our expense?
What is the point of having MPs with look good credential but yet cant relate to the ground?
在一次走访中,有一些年长的居民问我们 “你会讲华语吗”, 我回答”会啊”, 他们又问我, “你会讲福建吗?”, 我又回答说”会啊”. 他们继续问我”广东,潮州还有海南话呢?” 这时我就回答他们说”uncle啊,如果能讲这么多语言但不会讲人民的语言或话有么用呢?
Change in SG is long overdue. Currently there is a wind of chance blowing across the world. There are new leaders in the US, UK, France, Philippines, Ireland, in fact are changes everywhere. Singaporeans must follow this trend and not be afraid of change.
When you vote for us, you are not just voting for a individual but the party – SDP. We have a competent, compassionate & caring team that offer alternatives to counter the unfair, unjust policies for PAP. We are a party with dedicated researching teams that help formulate alternative polices with the people in mind.
Please vote for us to be your voice in parliament.