Singapore GE2020 Debate Notes

Digital Covid era election Singapore style is one of a kind. The ruling PAP sends in the very best in the form of suave and soft spoken Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Foreign Minister and master debater to demolish the opposition. SDP’s Dr CSJ was a terrible choice given his fractious history. He was called out many times during the debate as the weak link. The Progress Singapore Party representative on the debate asked some difficult questions.

Ivy League educated Dr Jamus Lim of the Workers Party held his ground and was forceful, gently. He set out the Worker’s Party’s scope of work very clearly when Dr Vivian called his party ‘PAP Light’. His training as a sovereign wealth fund economist came of good use.

Dr Paul’s intellectual heft was missed. SDP will remember this blunder for many years.

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