Dear People’s Action Party, I do not want Tin Pei Ling to be a Member of Parliament. It is partly because I do not agree with her views about the widening income gap not being the government’s responsibility. And just because she’s been volunteering at grassroots level doesn’t mean she’s automatically capable of representing people on policies. If that were the case, there must be many other social work volunteers who qualify to become MPs.
I am angry you haven’t even considered listening to us. There are many who share my views, and we are upset that you think our protests are “noise”. Sure, there are idiots who take issue with Miss Tin’s fashion sense and her affinity for branded goods, but we, the Singaporean people, are telling you very calmly and carefully, that we do not want her as one of our MPs.
She can have her internship somewhere else and learn on another job. Just not on our money. We’re not buying any more of your statements in defence of her character or “mettle” or “steel” – it’s all just noise.
But of course, with the current system in place, you are free to do whatever you want without further consultation with the people you supposedly act for.