I am sure that the PAP will use the Osama factor to frighten Singaporeans into voting for them this Saturday. What they’ll say is that there is uncertainly now and that only they can help protect Singapore. That is NOT true. We Singaporeans have to come together and do this ourselves. We will be far better off when we have multitude voices in Parliament to help collectively move this nation forward and sail the seas of uncertainty.
Each new challenge – as with the now dead Osama and an Al Qaeda that is sort of leaderless – can be best-managed with us closing ranks behind a set of leaders who are leading because they believe in this country and not because they’ll be paid millions.
I will support a PAP candidate/minister who says that if s/he is elected and become a minister, that s/he will not accept the multi-million dollar salary and hitch it to the top earner of the bottom 20%of the society. Then, if he really wants to do better, he will make sure that the bottom 20% move up economically.
So, let’s watch for the PAP’s use of the Osama factor and bogeyman. Call it out when you hear it.