Seems like GE2015 is about elevating Mr Lee Hsien Loong as Emperor of Singapore: why else is one man's photo posted all over Singapore, even in Potong Pasir? http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regio...polls-posters/
Never before has all power been concentrated in the hands of one man. Previously, under the Single Member Constituency system of elections, MP parliamentary seats were more secure: a well loved MP would be confident of voting according to his conscience since even if he lost his seat due to party dismissal (by Singapore Parliamentary Elections Act which stipulates that an MP vacates his seat when his party dissolves or is no longer member of the party he won the seat under (either by resignation or by dismissal)): such vacated seat would soonest be up for contest again in a by-election in which a well loved ex-MP would probably win back his seat even if repackaged as an independent candidate: the GRC system of elections put paid to such hopes given that even with the dismissal from party membership of 5 MPs (including the 'mandated minority race MP') in a 6 MP GRC, no by-election would be necessary except at the pleasure of the Prime Minister (Emperor): Supersized GRCs were created to centralise power in the hands of the Emperor of Singapore.
GRCs also ensure that besides keeping all PAP MPs and ministers tightly wound round the little finger of the Prime Minister (Emperor), keeps the opposition rebels far from being able to heckle at the Emperor since with the tactical application of gerrymandering (easiest with larger constituencies) and short boundary-announcement to polling day durations: little preparation can be achieved by the opposition towards building a relationship with potential constituents: likewise, opposition parliament is reduce to a harmless few, (better described as mice by the Emperor himself).
Just as no PAP MP is certain about the constituency he is to stand in until the Emperor decides, no constituent is allowed to know any better since any relationship with a politician other than from the ruling PAP is quite a foreign experience to most Singaporeans. Singaporeans vote PAP because it is the ONLY choice (just as our pre-socratic ancestors never ventured far because they believed the world to be flat and all who ventured too far fell off the edge into eternal nothingness, never to return forever).
GRC makes it much easier for the Emperor of Singapore to have control over PAP MPs, none of whom are indispensable. GRC makes it easier for the PAP to tame Singaporeans, none/ few of them having experienced representation in parliament by an opposition MP, with recent opposition MPs all being publicly vilified as rogues and spendthrifts, siphoning town council monies into the accounts of friends and acquaintances as I understand so.
More power must be centralised in the Emperor even if GRC race representation mandates become subjugated to partisan politics. At the Emperors invitation, foreigners flood onto our shores on the pretext of contributing to essential GDP growth and whence should locals complain too much, a breakdown or two of the MRT system should teach them a lesson (if not a sense of deja vu): they are all slaves to the Emperor, and locals must pay homage too.
In homage to the Emperor of Singapore who supersized the GRC system and partisan dismissal laws to destabilize and thus dehumanise all PAP MPs to keep them tightly wrapped around his little finger: like our MPs, we the dehumanised citizenry of Singapore must also do as the Emperor tells.
Democracy is dead in Singapore; as we celebrate SG50, an Emperor is born.
GRC system of elections is to help the Emperor of Singapore more young recruits willing to sell their souls to his rule:
|'Without some assurance of a good chance of winning at least their first election, many able and successful young Singaporeans may not risk their careers to join politics,' Mr Goh Chok Tong, June 2006 ['GRCs make it easier to find top talent: SM'].|
[Pict= Disassembling GRC system benefits PAP (Part 1 of 3)]