Last night’s (July 3) constituency political broadcast — shown on TV and online — featured candidates from the Reform Party (RP) and People’s Action Party (PAP) appealing to residents of Ang Mo Kio GRC.
What caught people’s attention though, wasn’t the pledges or plans proposed, but rather RP’s youngest candidate Charles Yeo.
As party-mate Darren Soh — who was supposed to deliver the message in Mandarin — had fallen ill, it was left to the fresh-faced Yeo to pick up the mantle.
But being in the hot seat (right after the Prime Minister too) seemed to have put him on the spot. Though he stuck to his guns and delivered the speech in both English and Mandarin, his struggle with the latter (something familiar to many millennials) left the internet amused.
Overnight, some netizens have turned it into memes.
Here are some of them: