I juz read that the PAP has not yet announced rally dates, and that Desmond Choo said he would announce his rally dates “in due course” and he would have “as many as needed”.
Juz wondering if PAP scared that no-one will turn up, and that ST cannot help “fix” the pixs of the rally crowds.
Now this is going to cost the PAP dear. “We see ourselves as a multicultural Hougang. It’s not going to be just a Chinese place, a Teochew place, it’s a place for everyone to be in,” said Choo. The Teochews in Hougang, or so I’m told, see it as Teochew land, though they have no problems with other Chinese or races living there.
And the other dumb thing was that he said it to a Malay audience (7% of Hougang) who turned against the PAP in 2011, costing the PAP Aljunied, despite the PAP promising to make aMalay jnr minister standing in Aljunied, Parly Speaker if PAP won Aljunied.
He shld have tried an Indian audience, given the prominence that TOC has given to allegations by an ex-WP MP candidate that Sylvia Lim made an anti-Indian remark. The WP denied she made the remark and even our constructive, nation-building local media reported the denial. Not so TOC. It followed up the initial statement by said Indian by another statement where, among other things, he said that he did not accuse the WP of being racist. Right, and he is as white-skinned as a Chinese beauty from Suchou.
Keep us entertained Desmond.