Former senior minister of state Zainul Abidin Rasheed writing in the latest issue of PAP magazine Petir said, "it is likely that many will shy from being possible future sacrificial lambs by standing in Aljunied." (see HERE)
The former-MOS only confirms many people's suspicion that candidates who stand for elections in PAP tickets, are afraid of standing up against tough opposition teams.
Who stood against Chiam See Tong when he was MP of Potong Pasir? Who stood against Low Thia Khiang when he was in-charge of Hougang? Almost nobodies.
Contrast this with Low This Khiang going up against George Yeo and Chiam See Tong going up against Wong Kan Seng. The strongmen of the opposition certainly seem to be made of tougher material, than their counterparts in the ruling party.
Will a high-flying PAP man ever lead the charge in opposition held wards come the next election?