Rodney Oliveiro as David Lee in “The Campaign to Confer The Public Service Star on JBJ”

Tell us more about the campaign. What is it that you are championing for?
The campaign is bigger than just one person. It’s about you. It’s about me. It’s about getting off our butts and doing something. It’s about public memory and a place for everyone who has made a significant contribution to the Garden City.
OK, what is your strategy to pull off a successful campaign then?
My Vice-President, Aveline Constance Thambiyah and I spent late nights over countless Milo-Dinosaurs cracking our heads on this one. So far, the general consensus is that we need more members for ASS!
More members? Is it hard recruiting members for ASS?
Well, I’ll admit that it’s hard for ASS to compete with so many groups in NUS. But, we seem to garner a lot of interest from males with a penchant for tight T-shirts. Thanks to my lovely sidekick, Aveline, no doubt.
Are we expecting quiet petitions, loud speeches, chaotic rallies or the kissing of babies from you?
I’ll do anything to get attention for my campaign. Anything! Babies? Heck, I’ll kiss old ladies!
By undertaking a political campaign, aren’t you scared of going to jail?
Jail?! We’re doing everything with utmost respect for the law of the land, mind you! We fully intend to get the endorsement of the authorities for everything we do. Furthermore, we live in a democracy with the right to free speech enshrined in the constitution itself!
What repercussion do you fear the most?
Is a country of fear a country at all? Did Singapore gain its independence through fear? Of course not! Franklin D. Roosevelt said “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” and that’s my mantra.
If you are President of Singapore for a day, what will be the first thing you do?
Well, there’s just so much any President can do within 24 hours. I’ll declare it “Self-Expression Day”, throw the gates of the Istana wide open and invite everyone for a massive, rocking political party!