After our Ang Mo Kio GRC walkabout
The PM’s performance was the focus of the media interview at the end of SingFirst’s walkabout in his Ang Mo Kio GRC yesterday. It is common knowledge and widely felt among Singaporeans that the economy has become less robust and society is more divided, stressed and unhappy.
He has failed to repeat his father’s achievements as PM. Lee Hsien Loong’s dismal record is unimaginable given that he has been “trained” as minister for 20 years before taking on the job as PM in 2004. Neither have the genes from his father been of much help. He might have inherited intelligent genes from his father but certainly not his performance. Unhappiness with their MP’s performance as PM was evident from our conversations with several groups of AMK residents in our walkabout. We met many residents who were severely affected by PAP’s policies that did not create a trickle down effect for the lower to middle class families, even in the PM’s GRC.
Among them was a cleaner lady, Mdm Tham, resident of AMK, who described her struggle as a hawker centre helper. Mdm Tham earns a meagre salary of between $600 to $700 just to cover her monthly room rent. We will follow up with an article on Mdm Tham very soon as she represents the many elderly Singaporeans who need to perform the daily grind even at her age.
Prior to the walkabout, we briefed our members to familiarise them with the route. Some new members also shared their lives, their hopes, their dreams, how they have been affected by the recent policies and why they joined SingFirst.