The time is now!

Posted: 30th March 2011 By author

A solid show of support from residents at the coffeeshop. Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Recently a fellow Singaporean expressed interest in joining the Reform Party but was hesitant because he felt that he did not have the credentials to join. He said: “The Opposition needs brighter minds and not simpletons like me.”

I would like to put on record that this is a misconception that only people with degrees are qualified to volunteer or even to stand as a candidate in the coming election. Civil servants implement policies not politicians. As Kenneth Jeyaretnam, the Secretary-General of the Reform Party puts it “We have a highly paid and undoubtedly efficient civil service to assist whatever government is in power to run the country”. Politicians are the ones that set the direction for the country. (I like what the Reform Party stands for and the directions it wants for Singapore. See here for the Reform Party’s election manifesto). Even if you only have primary school education, as long as you have the heart, determination and conviction, you are qualified to volunteer or even stand as a candidate for us! The Reform Party needs you!

My fellow Singaporeans, YOU are directly affected by the policies dictated by politicians, why not stand up and represent yourself in Parliament? Especially since the PAP has failed us in so many ways?

Prices of HDB flats are increasing beyond the reach of many Singaporeans, which include many 1st time home owners. Meanwhile the salaries of ordinary Singaporeans stagnate. Ask yourself this question; PAP ministers who enjoy astronomical salaries may get a hefty wage increase and bonus this year using taxpayer monies. What about you? Has your salary increased? Have you gotten a high bonus like the ministers are going to receive? Ordinary Singaporeans who contribute to the success of the country get a small slice of the pie, while a small portion of so-called elites get the majority of the benefits at taxpayer’s expense. Imagine if a minster gets a half-year bonus, in one year these ministers may get in bonus what an ordinary Singaporean family takes a lifetime to earn.

Every day, Singaporeans commute to/from work in overcrowded buses and trains. Many can’t afford to drive, thanks to the ever increasing number of ERP gantries. These ministers drive or get chauffeured to work. Can they truly understand the daily grind ordinary Singaporeans go through?

The PAP has spent taxpayer’s monies on a poorly organized Youth Olympic Games that went several times over budget. Has anyone been held accountable? Have Singaporeans been given an appropriate explanation? The PAP would rather spend hundreds of millions of dollars on the Youth Olympics and Integration events for migrants rather than use the money in policies to help Singaporeans. Where do their priorities lie? Whatever they are, serving the interests of Singaporeans is not one of them. Do not be fooled by the token gestures made by the PAP. They are the ones currently in power. Must they wait until you have voted for them to make changes? No, if they truly had Singaporeans interests at heart, they would have done so already.

My dear Brothers and Sisters, the time is now! This is the final stand! The election could well be in end April! I urge all of you to stand up now whether as a candidate or as a volunteer.

Let’s reclaim our country back. We are the people, let us stand up and show the elitists we have had enough! Enough is enough! If they cannot represent our rights/needs, which is their duty as Members of Parliament, let us stand up and represent ourselves (or at least support those who are standing up).

If you have any concerns or questions about how you can help and why you should stand up now, come speak to us at our coming “Reform Party’s Membership Recruitment Drive”, this Saturday 2 April, 1.30pm at 18A Smith Street. (See here for our facebook event page)

 

Help us bring change to Singapore by spreading the word and telling everyone you know about this event!

Sincere Regards,

Irene Ho

Reform Party’s Supporter

13 Responses to The time is now!

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YOU HAVE MY FULL SUPPORT

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Fiona on

You have my full support, too.

anon on

Can’t be there in person, but will be with you all the way in spirit.

The ministers will take their huge bonus the moment the GE is over.
So send them the clear signal that they SHOULD NOT touch the bonus
by giving them a sound thrashing with OUR VOTES.

Kenneth Jeyaretnam on

Please see our pledges under the manifesto on the home page we promise to slash ministerial salaries.
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RAJU on

Was KJ invited for the latest CNA Forum

Kenneth Jeyaretnam on

Hello Raju. No I was not invited. I felt it was cheap trick to keep me out. At the last live NUSS debate where I shared a platform with the PAP, I made a parting shot about the freak result remark made by the PAP speaker. “It’s not a freak result”, I answered, ” if it is the will of the people.” The students went wild. So naturally PAP don’t like to go head to head with me. Many many people like you, wrote or phoned to ask me why I wasn’t there. Soon after that SMU pulled the plug on a live debate they had invited me too as well. 2 days before hand in fact. Then the Main stream media made sure to bury any news of us. We’ve had several Press releases since then.
Stay Well
Kenneth

Jerry Lum on

Come West Coast GRC for the election rally. I’m sure many people here wants hear from the Reform Party.

Hannah on

May RP win by a landslide, without any dirty tricks by other parties.

jb on

Things Singaporeans must think about:

Financial losses made during crisis in most Town Council sinking funds. Where is the report? Is it open to scrutiny?

Why COE supply cut thought about now rather than earlier, to manage traffic and vehicles

Mas Selamat affair; who is really responsible? Where is he? and still no updated picture or photo of him?

Why Singapore cannot have a multi-party system? Argument given: not enough talent, Counter-argument: What happened to our world class education system that can produce talented citizens? shouldn’t the pool be large enough to have more than 1 party?

Why isn’t health care not addressed at all? The high cost.

How is the govt going to tackle inflation in the near term and in the long run? is the management of the exchange rate the only solution?

How is the economy going to move in the next phase after the introduction of IRs and gambling?

What is the current social cost of the IRs compared to what has been collected from levies and how have the levies helped the people of Singapore?

We should stop calling each other the OPPOSITION. Opposition to who? All of us have Singapore at heart, no need for name calling.

All current supposed opposition parties should come together and call themselves “Only For Singapore” Other countries with multi-party system respect each other and do not call each other opposition.

Why are we keeping to the bare minimum for MPs for other races? of the 24 new faces, only 4 could be surfaced?

The “opposition” should get together a team of economists to list out the economic issues that can be handled better like ERP, COE, Housing, Exchange rate policy versus inflation, jobs for Singaporeans, Health Care costs, Productivity(neglected for 20 over years) to name a few.

Loss of billions from Temasek that could have been used to help our Singaporeans.

Upgrading for Party wards only first then wait long long for other wards? Really? Why pay taxes and serve NS? Are we Singaporeans first or PAP supporters first? Are we supposed to serve PAP then Singapore? Or is PAP = Singapore and vice-versa?

Hope the above are not forgotten.

I hope there would be no name-smearing of candidates for this election, for the good of all who are standing as they have come forward to serve Singapore.

Desmond on

Hi Kenneth.

I am so looking forward to your party’s upcoming rally. I live in West Coast. I may not be able to be there during the walkabout but I will definitely be at the rally to give you and your team the support.

toDat on

I could not post on facebook. Anyway, wanted to ask, where is the Dover in your plan?

Julia Pierre Simone on

Dear Mr Kenneth,

I am a LOYAL and COMMITTED supporter of Reform Party…we will definitely vote for you this 7th May…i had been attending each of your rally and totally agree on your policies and opinions…really look forward to see u in parliament….enough is enough…we want change….KICK PAP OUT FOREVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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