|Why don't they like me?|
"The way I look at it is... it seems to me the case that some Residents' Committees behave like the king in their own kingdom... They expect to be treated with priority." Mr Low's choice of words bring to mind countless examples of white horse type abuses, such as "ordinary MPs" who still enjoy state sponsored frills like personal security officers and press secretaries. There's wisdom in the old saying, people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
And Desmond couldn't have chosen a worse partner in Lim Hwee Hwa for the mud slinging contest. After being dethroned by the people of Aljunied, Lim had announced that she will not contest the next General Election in 2016, signalling an end to 15 years in politics, and that's a "reasonable" stretch (her own words). So why is she one of 5 grassroots advisors at Aljunied? Why need FIVE advisors at all? One can hear the kopitiam joke now: How many people are needed to change a light bulb at a PAP run town council? - a legion of grassroots leaders plus 5 advisors.
Mrs Lim should remember what she articulated 4 days after being ignominiously kicked out of office, that Singaporeans now feel that the PAP is not listening to their opinions and is making policies without their considerations in mind. She should listen to her own speech, "Because they are not being listened to sufficiently...the party continues to make policies, and using its own intellect and reasoning and sometimes does not seem to listen and occasionally seems to be arrogant and not wanting to listen even when views are offered." Her words, not ours.