I totally agree with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The People’s Action Party government is not perfect and has slipped up from time to time.
Things don’t always turn out the way we want them to turn out – whether in capturing Mas Selamat, making sure Orchard Road doesn’t flood or other problems. Things sometimes go wrong. When they do, what must we do? We must apologise, acknowledge, put it right, learn from the lessons and try not to make the same mistakes again.
PM Lee Sir, I respect you for being the first to admit that the PAP has slipped up from time to time. I agree that it is impossible to have a perfect government and we should not expect a perfect PAP. And I totally agree that when mistakes happen, we must apologise, acknowledge, put it right, learn from the lessons and try not to make the same mistakes again.
But has the PAP done what you had said?
I certainly don’t remember anyone stepping forward to apologize for the flooding in Orchard Road and Mas Selamat escape. Instead, Singaporeans get blamed for not having the nation building spirit. And did we learn the lessons from the flooding in Orchard? Certainly not. We still get quite a number of flooding after the Orchard Road flood. It was so bad that whenever there is an heavy rain, people turn to Twitter to check if there’s flooding. There’s even a Twitter hashtag #sgflood for flooding in Singapore.
So, what talking you?