ESM Goh has warned that if the Government doesn't get good support, voters would be “repudiating what they're doing”. So, it is important that Singaporeans “give them a very clear signal and support their agenda".
Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has urged Singaporeans to give the current Government a good mandate and not be distracted by the Opposition.
The former Prime Minister (PM) was speaking on Wednesday (Aug 26) at the unveiling of the People’s Action Party (PAP) slate for Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency (GRC), which is expected to face a challenge from the Worker’s Party (WP).
Commenting on the WP, Mr Goh said there was a “certain arrogance” about the opposition party.
Credit to opposition? It's just a rooster's boast: ESM Goh
Opposition parties and some Singaporeans believe that having more alternative voices in Parliament after the 2011 General Election led to the Government adopting more redistributive and inclusive policy measures.
Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong yesterday countered this view, likening it to the fable of the rooster which crows when the sun rises. "The rooster goes around boasting that its crowing causes the sun to rise," he said at a press conference to announce the PAP line-up for Marine Parade GRC.
"That's what they are doing."
GOH: CAN WP ARROGANCE REPLACE MY TEAM?
"Opposition parties come and go, like nomads. Nomads do not have interest in the people’s"
Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, 74, threw down the gauntlet yesterday when he was asked about facing the Workers' Party (WP) in the Marine Parade Group Representation Constituency (GRC).
These were among the fighting words at the press conference to announce the GRC's candidates..
Mr Goh said WP had a "certain arrogance about them", and spoke about how they entered the race for the GRC.
Replace me in Marine Parade? Let them try: Goh Chok Tong on Workers’ Party
“They (Workers’ Party) are stronger than the NSP (National Solidarity Party), there’s no doubt about that.
There’s a certain arrogance in them… Will that same arrogance be able to replace me in Marine Parade? Let them try,” said Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, during a Wednesday press conference to unveil PAP's Marine Parade GRC candidates.
He was responding to questions about facing up to opposition parties in the coming general election. Earlier, it was announced that besides Goh, the Marine Parade GRC candidates are Social and Family Development Minister Tan Chuan-Jin, Associate Professor Fatimah Lateef, NTUC Fairprice CEO Seah Kian Peng and new member lawyer Edwin Tong, a former MP from Moulmein-Kallang GRC.
Goh’s “chase after meat” remark offensive, extremely disrespectful, say S’poreans
At a press conference on Wednesday to introduce his fellow candidates for Marine Parade GRC, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong urged voters to give the ruling party a “strong mandate”
“If the government doesn’t get a good support,”Mr Goh said, “you’re repudiating what they have been doing.”
He added that it was “very important” that a “clear signal” be sent to the ruling party that voters “liked what they are doing.” Mr Goh, who had Mr Tan Chuan-jin seated beside him, then dismissed the opposition and told voters not to be “distracted” by them.
“Don’t chase after bits of meat thrown by the opposition,” Mr Goh said, gesticulating with his hands.
ESM Goh offends netizens with ‘chase after meat’ remark
Netizens have expressed shock at ESM Goh Chok Tong’s recent “chase after bits of meat” remark, which was broadcast on national TV.
At a press conference yesterday (26 Aug) to introduce his fellow candidates for Marine Parade GRC, ESM Goh urged Singaporeans to give the incumbent party a “strong mandate”. Mr Goh said, “If the government doesn’t get good support, you’re repudiating what they have been doing.”
He added that it was “very important” that a “clear signal” be sent to the governing party that voters “liked what they are doing.”
The GE2015 Zodiac
SO MANY animal references have come up in this General Election that we couldn’t resist having a bit of fun with it. We present: The GE2015 Zodiac. (OK, so we had to fudge it a bit because we don’t believe unicorns, grasshoppers or sparrows are among the 12 animals.) Here’s how the creatures, big, small and mythical, have been used and abused by this year’s political candidates:
- The Rooster
- The Snake
- The Dragon
- The Dog
- The Unicorn
- The Horse
- The Tiger
- The Mouse
- The Grasshopper
- The Sheep
- The Monkey
- The Sparrow