14 May '11, 1am

Forumer looks for proof of mature electorate: Obviously hasn't seen Yam Ah Mee phenomenon:

OF THE comments on the General Election, none is as wrong as that which proclaims that an increase in the opposition vote shows an electorate coming of age or maturing. A mature electorate would not dismiss five candidates who served their constituency and Singapore, in some cases, with great distinction. Mature voters would not have voted in a team which has made no real contributions to the country. What had the incumbents of Aljunied done or not done to lose the election? A mature electorate would compare the individual candidates and their party manifestos and would study the programmes for their constituencies. How many did? A mature electorate would not go ga-ga over a pretty face in the advertising industry with good speaking skills but with an unknown grassroots record, and would not viciously flame a candidate who has seven solid years of service to the community....

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_668424...

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