The Workers’ Party (WP) has unveiled their campaign slogan: `Empower Your Future’
Voters should consider whether it “continues to be a good model for Singapore” for political leaders to “cast a long shadow over every aspect of life, society, organisation, profession”, said Workers’ Party (WP) Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang.
Mr Low said the world today is different than it was 50 years ago. Singapore today “has many local talents compared to in the past”, he noted. “So what we have relied on to succeed in the past 50 years, may or may not be the same model and formula for us to succeed in the future.”
Noting how things are run in top-down fashion in Singapore, WP Chairman, Sylvia Lim said this was “unhealthy”. She pointed to the passion that some Singaporeans have for the causes they believe in. “We should let such passion to take us to the next level, we don’t need the Government appointee to be there to steer the direction,” she said, citing areas such as sports and the arts. “It’s about people being able to run things themselves. We don’t see a need for Government involvement in everything.”