Ladies and Gentlemen,
It never fails to amaze me, that even after election after election in Singapore since 1959, where Lee Kuan Yew predictably like clockwork wins 82 seats, give a take 2 seats, and the opposition winning 2 seats, give or take 2 seats, but yet, the people even bother to look forward to it.
Read my lips, I won't say it again. Lee Kuan Yew and his son are going to win again. Although I have always suspected they stuff the ballot boxes, I will tell you this time, they will never lose. And if stuffing the ballot boxes is the way to go, then that is what is going to happen.
Low Thia Khiang of the Workers Party will win again, not because anyone voted for him, but because Lee Kuan Yew wants him to win. He is on their side, if you did not know. So will Chiam See Tong, and if he is dead, his wife, for the same reasons.
This time, newcomer Kenneth Jeyaretnam of JB Jeyaretnam fame, will win, not because anyone voted for him but because Lee Kuan Yew needs him like he needs the other two. It is now established very clearly that he is another Low Thia Khiang or Chiam See Tong. He will make big speeches which Lee will promptly ignore, and that will be that. You know what I mean. Another reason why Kenneth, lets call him that so as not to discredit his august father, will win is because it is a good photo opportunity for Lee Kuan Yew to tell the world that he now has three opposition members in Parliament. Two is a bit low.
I hope as a betting man, others will honor my prediction and pay up when the time comes.
So, don't hold your breath about the elections. Get one thing straight. Lee Kuan Yew is determined to win no matter what.
But the good news I think is this. Really we don't need the elections to bring this government down since they are already doing it to themselves. Their policies of immigration, the massive brain drain, arresting Shadrake, suing and bankrupting every detractor that comes along, politicizing the judiciary and instilling fear in the minds of every Singaporean, is destroying them anyway. I give it a year for this government to disintegrate. And that too is a bet I am willing to take.
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