When I came here in mid 2009, it wasn't like this. I am still trying remember how did all this start. I think it was from the lead up to GE 2011 and then the worst performance of the ruling party until then, that kind of started this trigger. Until then the sentiments might have been there, but nobody had the guts to discuss it so openly and they never made it to the national level of discussion. We true believed that this place is a paradise and everything is working as a charm. But now its far from that.
Lots of thing may have culminated to this, especially, the sky rocketing property
prices and increasing cost of living and over crowding and constantly failing MRTs. The high profile scandals.The property prices were fine as late as 2010. So I guess 2010 was the last year when everything was rosy in Singapore. Right now, everything that can go wrong is going wrong.
Itââ‚¬™s accumulating for many years until GE2011 but main contributions are these three.
1. 27 Feb 2008, Mas Selamat escapes. DPM Wong, MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS only said Iââ‚¬™m sorry it happened
2. Mah Bow Tan keep on said HDB is affordable.
3. Overcrowded Public Transportation.
Then during GE2011, PAP new candidate, Tin Pei Ling, due to her video (Iââ‚¬™m donââ‚¬™t know what to say) and photo (Kate Spade). It bring very bad image on PAP. While the opposition party, Nicole Seah presented herself so well.
The candidate who resign from the GE11 1 day before the election and PAP parachute a new candidate , Dr Chia Shi-Lu who become MP overnight. Best part, that GRC walkover. This Doctor become MP and the resident at that area don't even know who is he.
When things went wrong, they only said 'It's a honest mistake. Let's move on", it always move on , move on. There are no accountability.
When they give themselves 25% salary increment. Their explanation is - "it is only $2.50 a meal per citizen. It is cheap and affordable. Don't tell me, you can't affordable $2.50 a meal."
BUT when we ask for minimal wage, they said NO.
We need to keep our worker cheap and affordable.
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The unhappiness has accumulate for years. GE2011 hit the limit.