I try not to get worked up by politics and to always keep a cool head. But this time the gutter politics has gone too far and I just can’t keep quiet. Let me be totally honest. I am so angry right now.
So many questions have arisen in my mind since. Are they so threatened by Vincent’s obvious capabilities that they had to resort to this. I was pleased when Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said this was going to be a clean fight. That commands my respect and not this type of low handedness. Minister Menor Lee Kuan Yew himself said let’s not go around like this moral police and that statement raised my level of respect for him. There’s this video as well.
These are my personal views which I would like to express. I have always felt that to discriminate against a person because of their sexuality is just wrong. I equate this to infringing on basic human rights.
I have to say I am impressed by many of the female PAP candidates like Dr Amy Khor who has rightly asked us to judge her based on her own merits. That’s the way it should be for all candidates. From what I’ve read, I see that they have led a dignified campaign and not resorted to mud slinging and I think that’s the way it should be.
I am glad that Kenneth Jeyaretnam of the Reform Party has supported Vincent of the SDP as well, in this statement.
“Somebody’s sexuality is not a part of the qualities to be a politician. At the Reform Party, we’re an inclusive, liberal party and we don’t believe in discriminating against people on the grounds of gender, race, religion or sexual orientation,”
These writers express the ugliness of it all better than I do, in letters to the press.
Kirsten Han in a letter to the New Paper.
Lisa in a letter to the Today Paper