The attacks on LGE’s son was indeed ‘gutter” politics. This is indeed like the proverbial ‘hitting below the belts”.
The headmaster of the school involved has come out to deny the whole incident, and I think the person who had fabricated all these must at least come out to apologise. He or she must realise that to apologise takes more courage than just attacking people without any foundations.
I have always been against these sort of gutter politics. I have condemned the DVD incident involving CSL. I had also condemned the incident involved Eli Wong.
Politics need not be dirty. In fact, any hitting below the belt would have counter effects. I am sure LGE will get lots of sympathy support now, even from the fence sitters.
What anti-Lim people should do is to list and argue on his policies. SO far, it has been seen to be setting a good example to other staes, going by the Economist article not too long ago. Even Tun Tan SIew Sin’s daughter has openly praised LGE’s policies in a radio interview some time back. She mentioned that even though LKS and Tun Tan had often been at logger head with each other, she must pay credit when credit is due, and she mentioned that the open tender thing is a example of some of LGE’s good policies.
Today, another international medium, Bloomberg, has come out to highlight Lim’s success.
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I have said many times that the best way for a political party to canvass for votes would be to show its track record. The best thing for PR to show is to govern the stated under them well, and then let people decide. Likewise, BN should do the same. Showcase the achievements and let people decide. That should be the way for a 2 party system.
If all sides can be civil, I do not see why politicians need to resort to dirty gutter tricks. That is not the civilised way. People are not stupid, and they can think for themselves, so much so that dirty tricks tend to hit back at those who resorted to them.