In a press conference today, PM Lee said that the future of the country is at stake.
“I have called this election to get the mandate, to get to decide with the Singaporeans how we get to take the country forward.
“Therefore it’s an election where there’s a lot at stake.”
He said that Singapore is like a unicorn. It is special and asked Singaporeans whether they wanted Singapore to be ordinary like other countries.
“Singapore is like a unicorn. One of a kind, a special animal, no other in the world. It works well, has unique solutions.
“Will we remain a unicorn, special, or become just like everyone else? It is not at all inconceivable that we can become quite ordinary like any other country.
“This election will show which way we’re going. There’s a lot at stake. This is about the future.”
On the opposition, he said that he was disappointed with their performance.
“The opposition frankly has been disappointing, because when you go for election rallies, it’s very easy to make fierce rousing speeches. But when they come to Parliament, none of these issues are raised. Because they know that if in Parliament they raise those issues, face to face, in debate, they’ll be pinned down and the fallacies and insincerities will be exposed,” said Mr Lee.
“So you voted for a tiger in the chamber and you got a mouse in the house. It’s one of these Frankenstein monsters. Every day it turns into a tiger, every night it turns into a mouse.”