Updated: Jun 30, 2020
Mr Lee Hsien Yang has announced on 24 June 2020 that he has joined Mr Tan Cheng Bock's Progress Singapore Party (PSP). However, he has not confirmed whether he will be contesting in this coming General Elections, GE2020.
My view on this issue is, there is a high possibility for Mr Lee Hsien Yang to contest in this coming GE2020! Well, he should, if he really meant well for Singaporeans. Otherwise, it would just be NATO, no action talk only.
By joining a rival party, Lee Hsien Yang has announced to the whole world that he is standing up against his brother, Mr Lee Hsien Loong and the People's Action Party.
By saying publicly "the PAP has lost its way", it is akin to declaring war on PAP!
So after doing so much, why not just take another step forward and challenge the PAP in GE2020?
I have done my research and I concluded that Mr Lee Hsien Yang SHOULD contest in this 2 constituencies, if he decides to. They are Yio Chu Kang SMC and Kebun Baru SMC.
These 2 SMCs are newly crafted for GE2020, being part of Ang Mo Kio GRC and Nee Soon GRC in 2015.
Ang Mo Kio GRC is a stronghold of the PAP, led by Prime Minister and PAP secretary-general Mr Lee Hsien Loong. The PAP received 78.63% of votes in GE2015.
Why these 2 SMCs?
1) Mr Lee Hsien Yang should contest alone in an SMC and not in GRC because the it is not easy to win a GRC! The rest of the team makes a lot of difference. And I think Lee Hsien Yang can and should contest on his own!
2) These 2 SMCs are newly created! There may be swing votes towards Lee Hsien Yang, especially in this Covid-19 where many lost their jobs and income!
3) These 2 SMCs are located in Ang Mo Kio, home ground of the PAP and Mr Lee Hsien Loong! By contesting in Yio Chu Kang SMC, it is tantamount to declaring war with his brother and it is a win-win situation for Mr Lee Hsien Yang!
If Lee Hsien Yang lost, he would have brought his point across!
If Lee Hsien Yang won, he beat his brother! And PSP wins!
So Mr Lee Hsien Yang and PSP, why not consider contesting in Yio Chu Kang SMC or Kebun Baru SMC?