Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Time For A Coalition

I think the time is now ripe for the alternative parties in Singapore to come together and form a Coalition to face the PAP in this coming GE. By now, all the alternative parties in Singapore should have learnt of the Malaysian Pakatan Rakyat success in the recent Malaysian election.

3 different political parties, consisting of the Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS), Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and Democratic Action Party (DAP), each with different goals and objectives, have manage to put their differences aside and come together as one under the Pakatan Rakyat banner. Through this coalition, they manage to win 5 states, causing great distress and embarassment to the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN). This is a lesson to be learnt by all the alternative parties in Singapore. United We Stand, Divided We Fall.

Frankly speaking, i do not understand why the different parties here could not come together as one. Is it because of the differences in ideologies, approaches, goals and objectives? Or is it because of personal grudges each have against each other or because of their personal ego? Why can't the differences be put aside, and we work together as one? I strongly believe that the current alternative parties we have here do complement each other. We should use each other strength to our advantage.

Whether you are from the WP, SDP, SPP or whichever parties there is, you are facing a common foe. You must always remember that. And at the end of the day, you should know and realise that the interest of Singapore and Singaporeans should come first,more than anything else. The alternative parties must not forget that they should be the voice for the people. They should stand up for the people.

That's why i strongly believe that the time has come for the different alternative parties to come together as one. When you come as one, you'll be stronger and won't be left alone to die a painful death. When you come as one, you'll form a formidable challenge to the PAP. And hopefully with all the manpower, resources combine, there will be no more walkover GRC's and MP's and Ministers who do not have the mandate from the people.

I like to take this opportunity to appeal to all the alternative parties here to consider coming together and form a coalition just like the Pakatan Rakyat. If PAS, PKR and DAP can put their differences aside, why can't WP, SDP, SPP etc do the same? UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL...

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