Tomorrow on the 11th of September, Singaporeans will get to decide the political candidates that form the new government of Singapore. Election period is always an interesting one. Four years ago in 2011, I was excited to be able to vote for the first time in the Singapore Elections. This time round, four years later, I'm staring at the Poll Card with a heavy heart.
|Singapore Elections Poll Card 2015|
Four years ago, it was clear to be that the government was somewhat out of touch with what was happening on the ground. The people had highlighted issues that were not addressed properly by the government. Thus it was clear that those who were in charge, ought to be told (via the election system) of their shortcomings.
Four years later, at this juncture I must say those who are in charge have listened and have bothered to formulate and implement better policies. However, there are still a lot of unhappy sentiments and I hear these sentiments at various chats and forums.
This creates a dilemma - to vote for the incumbent political party and tell them they have steered towards a correct path (by listening and responding to people's needs), or to vote for the opposition and tell the incumbent that they have not done enough (despite being steered towards the correct direction).
I can only hope that after tomorrow's elections the people of Singapore could continue to stay united (whatever the outcome of the elections) and continue to help Singaporeans and Singapore succeed. Hazy days ahead... indeed.