As an observer during the hustings for Bukit Batok SMC, it was clear that Chee Soon Juan’s main strategy for this campaign was to pull on the heartstrings of the residents (and possibly the entire Singapore) by selling you his vision of a martyr fighting against all odds to inspire Singaporeans.
Murali on the other hand, keeps quiet (which he is really good at btw) while his colleagues like Grace Fu, Halimah Yacob, Heng Swee Keat, Tan Chuan Jin, all threw in sucker punches at the earliest opportunity… (ouch!)
Chee Soon Juan strategy seemed to work better.
He is definitely popular with the naive younger crowd who were turned off by PAP’s relentless bully tactics.
I think that CSJ seems to have the upper hand and everything really worked according to plan – the audience even let it slide when he made insidious pokes at David Ong and Lee Wei Ling during his rally
As polling day draws nears, the internet is filled with chatter supporting Chee Soon Juan, They are appealing for the public to give this ‘misunderstood’ Singapore son a chance and to make a difference in Parliament. Based on online comments, I would say that the people were willing to give him a chance (or considering to)
In the last 24 hours however, two pieces of information has surfaced.
These two revelations, I believe, had just crushed his hopes of ever entering into Parliament.
Revelation 1 – Lee Wei Ling (PM Lee’s sister)
Revelation 2 – The Chiams comes out with the truth
Lee Wei Ling and Chiam See Tong may be ‘anti-Lee’ but that doesn’t mean they would vote for just anyone standing up against him. They do not let their bias-ness to cloud their better judgement to make Singapore a better place.
(Which btw tells you to put some thought into your decisions too).
They are telling you that CSJ is essentially full of bullshit. Period
When Singapore pioneers like them speaks up, I suggest you better listen well and good.