The govt minister said that the corona virus is likely to be around for more than a year, so if the general election is delayed until April 2021, the voters will still be exposed to the risk of infection.
They use this argument to justify holding the election early, maybe within the next two months.
I find this reasoning to be ridiculous.
Many people are worried about the risk of infection during the election campaign and voting day.
Why take this risk, when we can wait for a better time within the next 12 months. By that time, a vaccine or cure could have been found for the virus. Maybe, by then, the virus would have been better contained or largely eliminated.
If the govt decide to call an early election, they are probably taking advantage of the fear and uncertainty to get more votes from the people. In doing so, they will be gambling with the lives of the voters.
I hope that the voters will see through the deception and deliver a shock result to the PAP. See the poem below.