After losing the Punggol East by-election to the Workers’ Party candidate, Lee Li Lian by more than 10% of the total valid votes, People’s Action Party’s candidate, Dr Koh Poh Koon, graciously went about Punggol East yesterday in an open-top sight-seeing bus to thank his voters:
I do not know who chose the sight-seeing bus for Dr Koh’s thank you parade, but it seems a rather awkward choice as it will place him high above Punggol East residents who may want to shake his hand or talk to him.
No wonder no one seems to wave back to Dr Koh:
It must be lonely up there.
Wait, there are some people who did wave back:
On a serious note, regardless who won or lost for the Punggol East by-election, all the four candidates who stepped forward did so because they believe they can contribute to Singapore and bring progress for our nation.
We have to thank all of them for showing us what real democracy is by giving us a wide choice of candidates (some at the expense of losing their election deposits) and also for providing us with a preview of what to expect for the next general election.