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Ranked: Kaki Bukit NDP Ceremony — Will the real Aljunied MP please stand up?

In line with National Day celebration and to comply with the safe distancing measures, Kaki Bukit Community Centre is organising a National Day Observance Ceremony where residents—gathered within their safe zones—would sing the National Anthem and recite the Pledge as “One Kaki Bukit, One Singapore”.

Sounds like any national day community event, right?

However, look closely at the host adviser or rather the guest-of-honour invited for the event, and that alone has triggered an angry mob with spews of negative irate comments on the Facebook post.

If you haven’t followed GE2020 closely, here’s some brief background on the newly elected constituency.

  • Kaki Bukit falls under the Aljunied Group Representation Constituency
  • Aljunied Constituency Committee (AJCC) consists of Pritam Singh (Eunos), Sylvia Lim (Paya Lebar), Faisal Manap (Kaki Bukit), Leon Perera (Serangoon), and Gerald Giam (Bedok Reservoir-Punggol)

Credit – The Workers’ Party

At the time of writing, the 4-day old post has already invited 246 comments and 267 shares. We scrolled through the colourful statements and remarks and these are the top 10 woke comments we found.


1. Is it PA or PAP?

Most of the comments revolve around the non-partisan nature of the People’s Association, which is a statutory board—under the purview of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth—that oversees the grassroots activities and social organisation, including the Community Centres (CC).

Credit – Facebook Comments of Kaki Bukit

Credit – Facebook Comments of Kaki Bukit

Credit – Facebook Comments of Kaki Bukit


2. Who (really) are the MPs of Aljunied GRC?

Apparently, the event bulletin has created confusion amongst some citizens and one of them decided to clarify with the respective CC—in this case, the Kaki Bukit CC.

Credit – Facebook Comments of Kaki Bukit


3. It’s a 404 error message

Credit – Facebook Comments of Kaki Bukit


4. There’s a place for everyone

Credit – Facebook Comments of Kaki Bukit


5. New Role, New Names

Whoever commented that Singaporeans are boring people need some serious soul searching. Check out this mini name brainstorming chat where they made references to Mr Shamsul’s freebies controversy during the heat of the GE2020 campaign.

Credit – Facebook Comments of Kaki Bukit


6. We love freebies

Credit – Facebook Comments of Kaki Bukit


7. New Aljunied GRC Watch Team

Aljunied is not merely a hotly contested ward, post-elections we see more positions within the constituency—we have the people-elected MPs, grassroots advisers, and now the ‘people watch team’.

Credit – Facebook Comments of Kaki Bukit

Credit – Facebook Comments of Kaki Bukit


8. This is the norm

During the social media hissy fit, this netizen appears as cool as a cucumber.

Credit – Facebook Comments of Kaki Bukit


9. Photo Referencing

With Mr Shamsul’s pictures plastered on freebies and the event bulletin, it’s no wonder why this netizen is drawing references with his previous portrait shots.

Credit – Facebook Comments of Kaki Bukit

Picture scaling aside, what’s your take? Does Mr Shamsul look more downcast?


10. This is #SGUnited

Credit – Facebook Comments of Kaki Bukit


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