15 unforgettable soundbites from GE2015

Some were witty, others LOL, here are the 15 most memorable soundbites from GE2015 so far.

Chee Soon Juan
Chee Soon Juan
07 Sep 2015

Chee Soon Juan

“I thought I would count sheep…but that didn’t work because they were all white.”
- Chee Soon Juan on not being able to fall asleep after his rock star reception at the Singapore Democratic Party's first election rally. Watch it here.

Dr Chee, who is contesting in Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, only sees things in black or white. Or maybe he just needs Prozac.

Photo: EPA

Luke Koh
Luke Koh
07 Sep 2015

Luke Koh

"Many of our brothers and sisters are missing today because they were aborted 30 or 40 years ago. Our mothers cried, but nobody listened."
- WP's candidate for Nee Soon GRC, Luke Koh, on how the government’s two-child policy in the past was a big mistake

As one netizen best put it, “Are you standing for election in 2015 or 1975?”

Photo: Channel NewsAsia

ESM Goh Chok Tong
ESM Goh Chok Tong
07 Sep 2015

ESM Goh Chok Tong

“Opposition parties come and go like nomads. Nomads will not have interest in the people’s welfare.”
- ESM Goh Chok Tong on a WP challenge in Marine Parade

Thankfully we do not have herd mentality.

Photo: Channel NewsAsia

Sidek Mallek
Sidek Mallek
07 Sep 2015

Sidek Mallek

“Can I deflect that?”
- SDP's Sidek Mallek when asked how he would help Malays in Singapore if he was elected.

Actually scratch that. It was what the the Holland-Bukit Timah GRC candidate DID NOT say that left us dumbfounded. 

Photo: Channel NewsAsia

Jesse Loo
Jesse Loo
07 Sep 2015

Jesse Loo

“I, like Siva [Chandran], will be very happy, once we go into Parliament, we will make sure that as a minister (sic), we are efficiently working for you.”
- Ang Mo Kio GRC candidate Jesse Loo at RP’s rally on Sep 4

Erm, news flash Jesse Loo, you cannot become a minister even if the Reform Party AND the Workers’ Party win all the seats they contested (you need 45 seats to form the government).

And yes, this is the same guy that told a pro-PAP supporter to “vote for Workers’ Party” during a walkabout in Ang Mo Kio.

Pritam Singh
Pritam Singh
08 Sep 2015

Pritam Singh

“Is this the future we want for Singapore or our children in the next 50 years? Ownself check ownself?
- Pritam Singh on the government’s self-checking system. Watch his speech here.

“Ownself check ownself?” deserves its own T-shirt.

​Photo: TODAY

Cheo Chai Chen
Cheo Chai Chen
07 Sep 2015

Cheo Chai Chen

“If voters choose her, she might focus more on her child than on her voters. This is her weakness.”
- National Solidarity Party’s Cheo Chai Chen taking aim at his MacPherson SMC opponent Tin Pei Ling

What’s that we hear? Oh, it’s the ladies from AWARE banging at his door.

Photo: TODAY

Yee Jenn Jong
Yee Jenn Jong
07 Sep 2015

Yee Jenn Jong

“Because Marine should be blue. Not white!” 
- WP’s Yee Jenn Jong who is contesting in Marine Parade GRC. Watch his speech here.

We hope he knows that sailors wear white uniforms.

Photo: Channel NewsAsia

PM Lee Hsien Loong
PM Lee Hsien Loong
07 Sep 2015

PM Lee Hsien Loong

“You voted for a tiger in the chamber and you got a mouse in the House.”
- PM Lee on the opposition MPs’ performance in Parliament

Someone must have been listening to too much Jolin Tsai, we think.
"老虎老鼠傻傻分不清楚" ...

Photo: Channel NewsAsia

Shirwin Eu
Shirwin Eu
08 Sep 2015

Shirwin Eu

“Because I hope to be elected.”
- Uber driver Shirwin Eu on why he plans to contest in the GE

The exchange went like this:
Reporter: Why do you hope to join the elections this year?
Eu: Because I hope to be elected.
Reporter: What do you think you can offer to Singaporeans?
Eu: Erm, policies. That's my strength I believe.

#facepalm

Low Thia Khiang
Low Thia Khiang
08 Sep 2015

Low Thia Khiang

"I'm afraid the cruise ship is over capacity limit. It used to be a luxury cruise ship. The designer claimed that it's not sinkable. The name is Titanic.”
- WP chief Low Thia Khiang in response to ESM Goh’s analogy that the PAP is a cruise ship

WP, does that make you the iceberg?

Chee Soon Juan
Chee Soon Juan
08 Sep 2015

Chee Soon Juan

“I was born Singaporean. I was raised Singaporean. And I will die Singaporean.”
- SDP chief Chee Soon Juan at the party’s rally on Sep 4. Watch it here.

Amen!

​Photo: TODAY

Gurmit Singh
Gurmit Singh
07 Sep 2015

Gurmit Singh

“I’m not Phua Chu Kang, the guy who says he’s best in Singapore, JB and Batam… I can be best in Nee Soon GRC, enough liao.”
- Gurmit Singh, who is contesting in Nee Soon, at the WP rally on Sep 3

Just in case there’s a mistaken identity. Just in case.

Photo: TODAY


Png Eng Huat
Png Eng Huat
07 Sep 2015

Png Eng Huat

“The PAP would rather fix the opposition, than the transportation system.”
- WP’s Hougang SMC candidate Png Eng Huat at the party’s rally on Sep 2

Ooh touche!

 Kevryn Lim
Kevryn Lim
08 Sep 2015

Kevryn Lim

“We also have a new candidate from the PAP - Darryl David – who was from MediaCorp and we were all from the entertainment industry.”
- NSP’s Sembawang GRC candidate Kevryn Lim on criticism about her former career as a model

How come no one mentioned SDA’s Arthero Lim

Photo: TODAY

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