Why did punggol east drift away from the MIW? It is a sign that people are unhappy. Dr Gillian Koh, one of the go-to “political analysts” that the mainstream media approaches, said that the constituency is not representative of the nation. I ask what makes it representative of the nation? Are the voters not Singaporean enough? Are the voters not a sample size of the country? While one can argue that their views may not be representative of the nation, it is definitely representative of a people that are unhappy with the ruling party.
You see the government emphasising Total Defence including Social, Psychological, Military, Civil, and Economic Defence, but somehow almost all their policies seem to emphasise only the latter. This harms the Social and Psychological aspects of their Total Defence message.
If you want the population to balloon to 7 million, you cannot do it artificially through importing “talent”. You don’t fix a leaking sink by pouring more water in. You do it by making Singapore a place to call home. Then Singaporeans will stay; Singaporeans will have their families here. Then there will be an eventual increase in population. One that the national infrastructure can keep up with.
Stop with all the shortcuts. Nothing worth having comes easily.