This is how you ensure that the 40% who did not vote for the ruling party continues to vote for any party OTHER than the ruling party. And for fair-minded voters who voted the ruling party to consider voting someone else. Good job, People's Association!
(Just to add, PA's CEO is Yam Ah Mee, everyone's favourite RO. Doesn't that make you feel warm and fuzzy inside now?)
Here is a link to a CIA article about PA. Interesting read as well. It almost feels like the PA in the CIA piece is a different animal from the one now.
…The mission of the People's Association (PA) and its grassroots organisations (GROs) is to bond the community and connect people with the Government. PA and its GROs serve all residents regardless of their political affiliations in fulfilling their role.
Grassroots advisers are appointed by PA, a statutory board. Besides connecting people to people, grassroots advisers are required to help the Government connect with people and help promote government policies and programmes such as anti-dengue and active ageing.
Hence, the Government has to appoint grassroots advisers who support its programmes and can play this role well. Opposition MPs cannot be expected to do this and thus cannot become advisers to GROs.
Ooi Hui Mei (Ms)
Corporate and Marketing Communications
For Chief Executive Director