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Old 13-07-2020, 09:22 AM   #1
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GE2020: WP will also be 'soul searching' as PAP 'tries its hardest' to take back lost

SINGAPORE — In the wake of unprecedented opposition gains, the aftermath of the 2020 General Election (GE) will also be a time of “soul-searching” for the way forward for the Workers’ Party (WP) in the next five years, as the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) remains a formidable foe, said WP chief Pritam Singh on Sunday (12 July).

Speaking to reporters in a virtual press conference alongside party chair Sylvia Lim at the party’s HQ, Singh was asked to comment on Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam’s remarks that it would be a time of soul-searching and reflection for the PAP.

“In terms of soul-searching, that's something even the WP has to do. I can't speak for the PAP, but obviously we have to look at the results very carefully and determine how the party wants to move forward for the next five years.”

The 43-year-old lawyer, who made history by leading the WP to claim 10 seats in Parliament with wins in Sengkang and Aljunied GRCs and Hougang SMC, struck a note of caution as he addressed a query on whether Singapore’s opposition parties have made progress. Alluding to the 1970 movie Tora! Tora! Tora!, about the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbour in World War II, Singh reminded those present that the PAP cannot be counted out.

“At the end of the movie, the Japanese high command is telling itself that it's very happy that it struck off so many battleships and all that. Admiral Yamamoto is in charge of the whole fleet, he basically said, Look, I have been to the United States, and I know what deep resources this country has, and how awesome it is.”

Singh, who holds a master’s degree in war studies, stressed, “The Workers’ Party will not be like the Japanese in World War II.”

Singaporeans have lived with the PAP all their lives, and they know how powerful they are, Singh said.

“I think we have to be very careful, we have to be very mindful of what we have, and we have to work very, very hard, and you have to appreciate that the PAP will try its hardest to take back Sengkang. It will try its hardest to take back Aljunied, it will try its hardest to take back Hougang. And that means we've got to work even harder to make sure that we reach out and serve the people, honestly and sincerely.”

https://sg.yahoo.com/news/ge-2020-wp-will-also-be-soul-searching-as-pap-tries-its-hardest-to-take-back-lost-wards-pritam-singh-144029323.html
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Old 13-07-2020, 09:23 AM   #2
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If time I hear winning party say will do soul searching. 🔨
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Old 13-07-2020, 09:24 AM   #3
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Jin satki. Master degree in war studies.
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winning sengkang may stretch WP's resources

so much so that pap might win it back if they dun govern well
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Is time for some other oppo parties to do soul searching too for poor performance
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