Useless parties like RP, SDA, SPP got trashed.
Serious and credible parties like WP can differentiate themselves from the opposition riff-raff.
No-hoper candidates, axe-grinders and old warhorses got their just desserts.
Ah-Soh’s were rejected despite their husband’s coat-tails.
Crooked old MP’s past their prime were rejected, as were Johnnys-come-lately and opportunists, despite their scholar credentials.
The very kuai-lan Desmond Lim got his just dessert, losing his deposit.
Tin Pei Ling brought down the PAP team, as expected.
Nicole Seah carried the entire Marine Parade team, as expected.
Worthy newcomers like Chen Showmao and Pritam Singh got a vote of confidence.
Promising new candidates like Michelle Lee, Jeanette Aruldoss, Vincent Wijeysingha and Gerald Giam gave PAP a good run for their money.
The GRC fortress has been broken.
The people have shown that they know quality; that they will choose the better team, even if the PAP fields two ministers and a speaker of parliament. Threats, intimidation, apologies, etc. don’t change this.
The result is a very clear message from the electorate for the “opposition”: field good candidates, as good or better than the PAP candidates, and we’ll vote you. Conversely, field no-hopers and axe-grinders, we’ll dump you!
PAP got a very clear message from the electorate too: don’t threaten us, don’t talk down to us, don’t belittle us, don’t call us to repent.
Still, PAP has 81 seats against 6 for WP. And that’s hardly a good result!