Following Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s televised announcement on the dissolution of Parliament at 4:20pm today (23 June), People’s Voice (PV) founder Lim Tean shared his views on the coming General Election (GE) in a video he posted on Facebook.
Noting that Nomination Day will fall on 30 June, and the Polling Day will be on 10 July,
“This is a cruel time to hold an election despite what Lee Hsien Loong told us a short while ago. It is a cruel time because the COVID-19 situation in this country is still unstable.”
Mr Lim mentioned that the situation in the nation is not optimal for an election due to the pandemic, and that the People’s Action Party (PAP) is “going ahead” to pursue their “selfish political interests” and “not caring about Singaporeans”.
Despite that, the PV chief stated that PV is “ready for the elections” and that they had been ready “for a very long time”.
Bringing up the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), the water tax, as well as the lack of freedom to elect the country’s President, he voiced up that all these have the possibility of being removed.
Mr Lim urged Singaporeans to not be intimidated by the politics of “fear and smear” to take over the nation. Apart from that, he made several promises on job opportunities, senior citizens privilege and benefits, as well as the cost of living.
“Do not allow, my friends, the politics of fear and smear to take hold. Let your hopes and aspirations soar, because, on Polling Day, you can ensure that we do not have a 10 million population. You can ensure that Singaporeans get the priority for jobs that they deserve.”
“You can ensure that senior citizens who spent his or her own life building up this country can have the dignity of a peaceful retirement, and not have to scrap together a few dollars in order to survive everyday. You can ensure that there will be zero per cent GST on essential items, such as food and baby products.”
Not forgetting about young graduates with a bleak future, he mentioned that there will be hope when there is a new Government.
“You can give hope to that young person who had graduated and cannot find a job, and you can ensure decent human respect for every worker in Singapore by providing a living wage.”
Lastly, he urged Singaporeans to join PV’s forces and promised that if “all Singaporeans” do so, the people will have a “much better Singapore” on 11 July.