The PAP incumbent team for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC is led by Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen. After his nomination was confirmed, he had the opportunity to address the crowd gathered at the nomination centre in Raffles Institution.
While most other nominated politicians addressed their own party supporters, Ng addressed the elephant in the room – the jeering from opposition supporters – head on.
Turning to those jeering at his speech, Ng said, “Year by year we will improve your lives, even if you jeer against us, we will improve your lives.”
He continued with, “And the more you jeer, the more we will continue to improve it even more.”
Looks like he is bringing more than just knuckle-dusters to this fight.
The video is uploaded by The Straits Times here:
Here’s from a different angle:
“Even if you jeer us, we will improve your lives….because we believe in Singapore“Even if you jeer us, we will improve your lives….because we believe in Singapore” — Ng Eng Hen to WP’s boo-ers. I was there, Ng Eng Hen’s speech took the wind out of WP. 攻人党Low Thia Kiang is your party civilised? R we a third world country? Is this the kind of WP politics you want for Singapore? WP表里不一的伪子。
Posted by Fabrications About The PAP on Tuesday, 1 September 2015
This speech is somewhat similar to the ‘They are cowards’ speech made by the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew:
No wonder a senior Straits Times journalist referred to the Defence Minister as the “debonair Dr Ng Eng Hen”.