A few years ago, a Straits Times columnist wrote that one piece of news a Singapore parent did not want to hear was that his child had joined an Opposition party. If you were a parent of one of the Young PAP members featured in this video
you would probably feel the same.
The video, generally described as puke-making, showed just how clone-like the PAP had become — from too much “in-breeding”, as some of the harshest remarks put it.
Said another: “To describe it as ‘robotic’ is an insult to robots!” Indeed. Any group of Secondary One students from a neighbourhood school would have been able to produce a better video, if the objective was to draw people to the party, not be repelled by it.
Does the video deserve the opprobrium it has drawn? Yes, and a lot more – for the simple reason that it is such an embarrassment to Singaporeans. And for the so-called fourth generation leaders to praise the “hard work” the YP have put in.
The Opposition only needs to replay that video come the next general election campaign to remind Singaporeans this is what they have to look forward to for the “best and brightest” YP products. My advice to the leadership: drain that gene pool and start again…