When Nicole spoke at election rallies, did she expect citizens who subsequently voted for her not to be angry and love, not hate, the PAP?
What makes her so certain about the “heckling” incident at Hong Lim Park? Reports in the mainstream media and PAP MPs’ and ministers’ comments on unverified accounts?
(According to a TOC article, “heckling of the special needs children who are performing on the stage” could not be detected after “watching a full-length video of the protest march”.)
Nicole advises not to focus “on a particular ideological slant just because it is fashionable to do so”. She is sounding more like our paternalistic and condescending PAP ie PM Lee recently also said something along the lines of fashion ie income inequality “has become a fashionable topic”.
Are concerned citizens and bloggers simply obsessed with trends, daft like what the PAP has made us out to be, “eat finish nothing to do” types engaged in KPKB as our pastime?
It is wrong for Nicole to simply ignore NParks’ and YMCA’s role.
YMCA chose an inappropriate venue where a protest rally was being held. YMCA is therefore responsible for the special needs children. Why is Nicole silent on YMCA’s role? Is Nicole afraid to stand up to organisations?
NParks should have known a protest rally is not a whisper-quiet event but had allowed YMCA to change their performance timing to coincide with the CPF protest rally? If the stupidity of NParks is obvious, why is Nicole also silent?
Nicole should not impose her own style and idea of engagement because what works for one may not necessarily work for others. Every situation is also different. Does she think that by politely questioning the PAP in Parliament there will be a positive outcome on the CPF issue? Perhaps due to her distance from Singapore, Nicole has not noticed our 87 MPs have been sleeping in Parliament until the noise at HLP woke them up.
Judging from the record number of CPF-related questions raised in Parliament, Roy’s efforts are starting to bear fruits.
Mistakes may have been made by human beings like Roy and company, so be it. Nicole should not single out fellow citizens for critcism while allowing the epic PAP blunders to go unnoticed.
Nicole is not a nobody and her comments do not bode well for Singaporeans; she’s starting to sound like the PAP and our mainstream media.
Where the HLP incident is concerned, YMCA, NParks, mainstream media, PAP MPs, etc they are no angels. Nicole’s deafening silence on other parties which are equally, if not more, at fault will certainly cause her to lose a lot of credibility.