At the SG50+ conference at Shangri-La Hotel, ESM Goh said,
“Singaporean voters are astute in their collective vote, choosing when and how to calibrate between showing approval and unhappiness. May they remain rational and wise.”
ESM Goh added that voters “should not treat elections like circuses, auctions, beauty contests, or tikam tikam.”
“The responsibility of democracy producing good governance lies with the citizens and the political parties which contest to govern them”
ESM Goh emphasised the importance of having good people in parliament to run the government.
He has called for more good people to step forward and contest in the General Election, and urged Singaporeans to give these good people their support.
“The rest of us must be prepared to support them, because they represent our best hope for collective success. If they go down, Singapore goes down along with every one of us.”