The electoral rallies are fast approaching to an end
The sixth day of rally commenced on 7th September including the first lunch-time rally held by the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP).
There were tears, political swipes, and warnings made by candidates from various political parties at the rallies last night (7 September).
MustShareNews share with you 14 best quotes that defined that sixth day of rallies at the 2015 General Election.
Singapore Democratic Party
Dr Paul Tambyah
1. DPM Tharman endorsed by Dr Paul Tambyah
DPM Tharman is probably the most brilliant of our current ministers and many of us think he would make a fine Prime Minister.
To tell you a secret, there are many of us in the alternative parties who hope that one day DPM Tharman will have a falling out with the Prime Minister, and will come out to lead a grand coalition of opposition parties – Pakatan Rakyat Singapura – to present a real alternative to the PAP Government.
– SDP Holland – Bukit Timah Candidate, Dr Paul Tambyah
It’s not very often you see an opposition endorsing a PAP candidate.
Meanwhile, Tan Jee Say, whose party will be up against DPM Tharman at the Jurong GRC must be like —
2. Dr Paul Tambyah speaking Chinese for the first time in 30 years
Dr Tambyah has been wow-ing Singaporeans with his English speeches in recent rallies. Last night, he decided to take it up a notch and gave a speech in Mandarin.
Dr Tambyah’s enunciation of the Mandarin is really remarkable, the whole speech is quote-worthy.
Dr Chee Soon Juan
3. Paying homage to Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam
As you laid down to rest, democracy is not yet at hand.
But don’t you ever believe those who say that your fight on earth was irrelevant and personal.
Nothing could be further from the truth — you have inspired an entire generation of Singaporeans and we will keep the fight going.
– SDP Holland – Bukit Timah Candidate, Dr Chee Soon
People Action Party
4. Pattern more than badminton
In the whole of Singapore, if Dr Chee says he is second when it comes to ‘chut pattern’, no one else would dare to claim first. [in Mandarin]
– PAP Holland – Bukit Timah GRC Candidate, Sim Ann
Not quite the most professional thing to say at a rally.
Liang Eng Hwa
5. What are the Opposition really up to?
They [the opposition] are only interested to get into Parliament for the glamour; for them to make some noises there; for them to give flowery speeches.
The candidates have no interest to visit our residents to hear their ground concerns.
Have they seriously walked the corridors and staircase of our HDB blocks? Have they really walk through the private estates? I heard they just cycle through, I don’t know whether they had really walked through.
– PAP Holland – Bukit Timah Candidate, Liang Eng Hwa
6. @SDP @Dr Paul Tambyah cc:Dr Chee Soon Juan
Vivian Balakrishnan took a swipe at Dr Tambyah’s comment on DPM Tharman this afternoon and even took a swipe at Dr Chee Soon Juan.
I have just one message to send to the SDP.
In the PAP, we do not have a tradition of backstabbing our mentors.
– PAP Holland – Bukit Timah GRC Candidate, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan
7. On electoral boundaries
We are told that electoral boundary changes are due to population trends — I will leave it to you to decide, were they due to population trends, or because of voting trends.
Boundaries redrawing in Singapore is not just a joke, it is also a waste of money.
– WP Aljunied GRC Candidate, Sylvia Lim
8. What an election really ought to be
This General Election, or any other General Election, should not be about dividing Singaporeans.
It should not be about the playing of nasty politics.
This General Election should not be about trying to pin Singaporeans — who might not fully support the PAP, or pledge their undying loyalty to the PAP — as being disloyal to our country.
– WP Marine Parade GRC Candidate, Terence Tan
Tan Peng Ann
9. I joined the Opposition because…..
I’m angry. I joined the opposition because I feel that the PAP has become very arrogant.
– SingFirst Jurong GRC Candidate, Tan Peng Ann
Ang Yong Guan
10. I forgot which party I am in….
Ang Yong Guan response to the PAP holding many rallies around Singapore — the PAP is also planning to hold 7 rallies today (8 September), including a lunch time rally.
They (PAP) want to flood S’pore with rallies but one WP rally (turnout) can beat at all their rallies combined!
– SingFirst Tanjong Pagar GRC Candidate, Ang Yong Guan
National Solidarity Party
Choong Hon Heng
11. What a handshake means
A handshake is basically, a promise, a commitment, a tall order, means I must meet the tall order.
And it’s for you, and it’s for you, in the sense that three fingers also pointing me, so its also for me, its for us.
And if the result is good, thumbs up man.
And if the result is lousy, what happen?
Booooooo. BOOOOOOOOO THE PAP.
– NSP Tampines GRC Candidate, Choong Hon Heng
I’ll have whatever he’s having before rally speeches.
12. On single parent families
NSP’s candidate for single moms broke into tears talking about single-parent families in Singapore.
In the National Rally, when PAP talked about baby bonus, maternity leave, paternity leave — but he never mentioned about single-parent families.
Why are they left out? Why are they Singaporeans left behind?
They also hold a Singaporean passport.
A lot of you may not be able to see all this, but if you walk the ground, you can see them suffering.
– NSP Sembawang GRC Candidate, Kevryn Lim
Singapore Democratic Alliance
13. What is this election about?
This election is not about upgrading your facilities or have new facilities.
This election is about our right — our right to get back our CPF.
Our rights for our future, our rights for our children.
If they [PAP] going to achieve 6.9 million, we, Singaporeans is going to be a minority in our own country!
– SDA Pasir Ris – Punggol GRC Candidate, Desmond Lim
The entire campaign is ending soon
Its just 2 days to the end of all the rallies and speeches.
3 days to cooling off day and 4 days to the day we have to cast our votes.
With the campaign setting down soon, we only expect the fight by political parties to intensify and it will be much more exciting as candidates will attempt to reclaim lost grounds to make last minute assaults against their opponents.
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