After my post on “I voted George Yeo out in 2011”, I’ve been accused of being a PAP Internet Brigade(IB).
Seriously? Having a different view equates to me being an IB? Come on, don’t be fucking childish. We stay true to why we started this blog; to create awareness and write about our thoughts.
Let me bring to the table insights on Hougang RTSN has been collecting.
Why is Hougang WP’s stronghold?
Residents of Hougang
Many residents from Hougang were previously staying in kampung. As G began cleaning up the kampungs, kampung dwellers were resettled into Hougang.
RTSN gathered that most of them were unhappy that their kampung were taken away and not sufficiently compensated. Thus, voting for LTK is the obvious choice.
Mr Low Thia Khiang speaks fluent Mandarin and Teochew.
There is no language barrier and human beings are naturally comfortable in their mother tongue. LTK is 56 years of age; able to relate to residents of his generation which we assume make up a good 30% of the votes. These common ground allows him to bridge the gap.
Touching residents’ hearts
RTSN picked this up years ago that LTK gives 50 bucks for every wake he attends. For someone that is willing to attend wakes in his constituency, the battle is already half won.
Hougang residents vote for WP due to chief LTK, the “kar ki lang” factor. This forms part of their beliefs and once the resident believes in LTK, it is hard for them to change.
They don’t care about estate upgrades, missing AHPETC funds; they are clouded by their own beliefs. Tell them the truth and their response is G is behind it.
Hougang still belongs to the blue. For me as an Aljunied resident, I believe casting a spoilt vote is still the one of the option for me.
I am respectful of LTK for all the good I heard but the AHPETC saga really puts me off. 3 auditors audited their accounts and the opening balance is still unknown? Do people even know what Disclaimer of Opinion means? AHPETC appointed auditors had to write Disclaimer of Opinion in their reports.
I’ll end off with a photo I took of LTK when I met him some time back.
This time, my vote is either blank or with someone else.
Unless you can give me a satisfactory answer on AHPETC saga.
Joe – and yes, you read it first on RTSN
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