Sunday, May 8, 2011

Singapore's PAP Returned To Power

Hantu Laut

PAP, Singapore's ruling party since 1959 was returned to power in Saturday's general election.

The ruling party won 81 seats while the opposition Worker's Party took 6 seats.

Singapore is a prosperous nation but many voters expressed their worries about the relatively high cost of living and the rise of low-wage immigrant workers.It is also a very authoritarian nation curbing freedom of expression, assembly and harassment of opposition leaders.

Singaporeans are now seeking greater freedom and future general elections would see more erosion of PAP's political influence which have been dominant for over five decades.

1 comment:

SM said...

Bro HL,

It's good that the Opposition took the 6 seats. Not much but it's a start.
One thing for sure you can bet that the PAP Government will up it's agenda (however while making sure that the Opposition under check).
Singaporeans will benefit greatly form this. Singaporeans will not kick out the PAP Government....not for the neat future anyway....they know a good thing when they ahve it!