In a week’s time, responding to the political backlash from the residents, the ruling party has promised to keep the GST stable for the next five years, to consider increasing the 30% ratio for each cohort for university admissions, to increase the income limit for BTO. It has also apologized (“if we didn’t get it right, I’m sorry”) for the mistakes that it has done in the past few years (immigration policy, Mas Selamat, Orchard flood). It is a wonder of what the opposition could do by simply contesting the ruling party. A historic number of 83 opposition candidates will contest this upcoming election, and it would cost them $1.328 million for the election deposit. The best thing about it is it is still less than $1.57 million, a minister’s annual salary in Singapore.
I would say that the money is well spent.