by Lim Tean
When I checked social media this morning, it was full of pictures of the horrendous flooding that Singaporeans in many parts of the Island had to endure as a result of the heavy rains. People in pictures standing on the benches in bus stops that were flooded. Buses appeared to be going through rivers. According to sources, Paya Lebar MRT Station was flooded. Such rains are not uncommon in our country and they are not an Act of God.
We had a similar incident years ago when Orchard Road was inundated and the outlets in Liat Towers flooded.
It seems that our Government would rather be the proverbial Ostrich with its head buried in the sand and not solve problems. Spin is all it knows and is good at!
Today's incident once again shows the sad state to which Singapore's infrastructure has degenerated. A lift with water cascading down the front at Tampines Blk 492A , Street 45 this morning.
A constituency helmed by Heng Swee Keat and the Environment Minister Masagoes himself! Roads inundated and totally impassable. The People's Action Party (PAP) is fond of ridiculing the incompetence of the Opposition. But we have all been treated to a recent spate of facilities in PAP controlled constituencies breaking down and causing grave inconvenience to residents. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
Singaporeans were aghast at the incompetence of the PAP Government in 2017 - Terex saga , bad relations with China, Lee Saga, scandalous Presidential Election, MRT breakdowns etc. The New Year has not brought much cheer and they can rightfully feel angry about the current trajectory of our country under this government. Sleeze ( as encapsulated by the KOM bribery scandal ) and poor infrastructure ( the flooding today ) are hardly the things that our country can be proud of.
A malaise has settled upon this country brought upon by the incompetence of this government who will continue to shoot itself in the foot for the remainder of this Parliamentary term. It is time for Singaporeans to turn their attention to the next General Election and it is time for change.