Following the answer by PM Lee regarding the formation of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee, netizens have taken to social media to express their excitement over the signal that elections could be happening soon.
However, one particularly interesting comment stood out from the Singapore Democratic Party(SDP).
“It is shocking that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong chose not to announce the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee when he appointed it two months ago. He revealed the formation of the EBRC only in Parliament today. Such a non-transparent approach to elections continues to tilt the playing field heavily in the PAP’s favour.”
Note that, they were upset that they were not notified that the Committee was formed, which is also a signal that elections are coming, based on past track record.
The question is: Would the opposition parties have done any differently, having known that elections are fast approaching?
If the opposition parties had been doing good work on the ground for a long time, they would not be scrambling to build up good will now that elections are near…
But hasn’t this always been the trend? Contest for an election, lose and then disappear until the next election is nearing.
How do they expect to win this way?