The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) held its second rally for the Bukit Batok by-election at Bukit Gombak Stadium on Sunday evening. We were on hand to check out the crowd of supporters who turned up for the event. Here's what we found.
This by election is shaping up to be very interesting with SDP on the constant attack. First was the blustering over upgrading carrots, and now it’s the part-time MP attack. SDP's Dr. Chee (who has been unemployed) is now saying that he would be a Full-Time MP if elected and serve the Bukit Batok Residents full-time unlike his rival Mr. Murali. I quote Dr. Chee: "“Every morning, when Mr Murali wakes up, his first destination will be his office. When I wake up every morning, my first destination is Bukit Batok. That’s the difference.”
FreshGrads was on hand at Keming Primary school, the nomination center for the Bukit Batok by election to bring you a glimpse at what went on. Here are some highlights of what we saw.
"There is no need for all this bluster. There's no need to begrudge the PAP for having already done its work in consulting residents and making plans," said DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam at the press conference on Apr 26 where Mr. Murali Pillai, the PAP's candidate for Bukit Batok by-election revealed his election manifesto.
The following is a conversation overheard at a coffee shop. The names have been changed to protect the conversationalists identity but here's the gist of their conversation.