Since the opposition Worker’s Party (WP) expelled Yaw Shin Leong, Singaporeans has been waiting for the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) to call for a by-election in the Hougang seat. However the PAP has been taking their time in calling the by-election because there is no deadline to call for a by-election.
For people complaining about this, I have to ask them what do you expect? Hougang is a WP stronghold and with the problems the PAP currently having, it’s only sensible for them to delay holding the by-election till a time when they have a chance to win the by-election. If they hold it now, the PAP will be defeated and does anyone truly believe they will rush to their own defeat?
If Singaporeans are unhappy about this, then you can only blame the WP for this incident. They are the one who foolishly (in my view) decided to expel a sitting MP from their own party. I think only the most anti-PAP of Singaporeans will blame the PAP for WP’s own mistake.