Wednesday, May 23, 2012

They never learn

Election period is an exciting time in Singapore, too bad it comes only once every 5 years.

During these times you suddenly see the incumbent becoming humble.

They start to walk the ground, Ministers, DPM and event the PM himself! (I never see my Minister MP during non-election period except when he was invited for some free dinner parties by the CC).

The incumbent also suddenly give out goodies and also start apologising to Singaporean for their failed policies and ask us to vote them in again so they are correct it.

I got to say with social media, more unbiased reports are available to the public and I think PAP themselves know they can’t really control the media anymore. In another words they cannot censored what we see and hear.

Also during this period suddenly the IQ of Ministers somehow dropped drastically.

The things they say when they try to counter the opposition somehow don’t really make sense and they do sound stupid at times.

Now everyone, be it the incumbent or the opposition parties, are being shown to the publics and Singaporean can choose for themselves who they want to believe in.

This is good for the democracy of Singapore.

So my advice to the PAP is to do your job sincerely, don’t bullshit us and the people will definitely see for themselves and vote for you if you are the best candidates.

They should abolished the GRC system so every man and woman no matter which political parties they are responsible for his or her own votes and are voted in by his/her own merits.

Instead the PAP starts to do weird stuff to shoot themselves in the foot for what reason I do not know.

After GE2011 when the lost Aljunied GRC, they start taking away the management of some public facility from the town council and gave them to the People Association which is chaired by the PM himself.

They penalised constituencies that voted against them by putting them last in upgrading and the removal of amenities.

The PAP still failed to realised that old method cannot be used to pacify new voters.

All we asked for is a fair and just government which treat us sincerely so Singapore can be a wonderful place to live in.

Until the PAP change I can assure you they will be loosing vote.

Monday, May 21, 2012

The more the speak the more stupid they sound.

I listen to the WP rally over the weekend via youtube and I did tried to do the same for the PAP one so I see for myself how different the views of this two parties are but 4min into Desmond’s speech nearly killed me so I have so stop.

I have to resort to summary by our press and luckily I did not listen to Chee Hein nor Denis Phua’s speech cause I am sure they will send me straight to hell.

I can’t believe how dumb and brainless the PAP camp can be and the argument they put up is really what I call jaw dropping.

I still think the more rally they host the more vote they will lose, look like they still think we are in the 80s where there is no social medias and people have to be informed with censor informations.

Even people like me can easily find flaws in PAP’s rally.

From CNA:

Chee Hean says:
"Is Hougang so special, that the WP is sending you a candidate that they themselves decided not to send to Parliament when they had the chance?"

I say: Why Mah Bow Tan and Wong Kang Seng which were PAP best men for Ministers job lost their post after GE 2011? At that time it was only a nominated MP post avail for WP as the loser with the highest vote. So does it matter who they send it then? In the first place the GRC system is flaw as the PAP has no balls to let each men stand for election base on his or her own merits.

Desmond says:
"I work hard to raise funds from many private donors, sponsors and businesses. I pushed for government funded schemes to be fast-tracked in Hougang. I also worked with charitable organisations on projects to benefit residents. But somehow, someone on Saturday thought it was wrong for me to have done so. Do you think I should continue helping people?"

I say: So where Desmond get his money from? The government? PA? If so why only give tax payer money to a PAP grass root advisor while the elected opposition MP are not given these public funds? Why penalised tax paying Singaporean from their own money just because they voted for a different political party? National issue is not a political issue my dear PAP.

From ST:

Denis Phua says:

“HOUGANG residents need no longer fear that voting in a People's Action Party (PAP) candidate will affect the number of opposition voices in Parliament, said PAP MP Denise Phua on Sunday.

PAP MPs are also independent-minded and can speak 'boldly and without fear'”

I say: Can Desmond voted against his party? Will he be free from the party whip? If he is an individual voice then stand as an independent candidate Desmond.

Friday, May 18, 2012

It is better to be an animal in Singapore.

Pandas to get five-star treatment in Singapore
They will enjoy $8.5m enclosure and four types of specially grown bamboo
ST 18 May 2012

The endangered pandas are the national treasures of China, and Singapore has every intention of treating them as such when two of them come here.

In the run-up to Kai Kai and Jia Jia's arrival - which, it is hoped, will take place by year-end - a lot of work has been put in to make their 10-year stay here a five-star experience.

Everything - from the types of bamboo that they need to be fed to the exact spots for installing lights - is being fine-tuned months before their much-anticipated arrival.

The $8.5 million panda enclosure in the upcoming River Safari obtained its Temporary Occupation Permit.

It is indeed better to be an animal in Singapore.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Why we need Opposition in Singapore

A year after the GE 2010 and now Hougang is fuelling the sentiment of Singaporean again.

If you asked yourself, did you life got better or worst after PAP re-took Singapore in 2010 I am sure most of us know the sad truth.

Even with a new President life in Singapore for the ordinary folks had gone from bad to worst.

Inflation, record COE, MRT breaking down, influx of foreigners, increase utilities price etc etc.

Why things are not getting better? Although Hsien Loong asked for some time but a year is not a short so why are things not improving?

I think the reason is simple, the PAP has lost touch with the ground, they are prioritising on the wrong issues.

Most of the time they are busy making life good for the rich and not the poor, whether they are doing it on purpose or not I do not know.

I personally had met people from PAP and the opposition although they are all friendly but there always seem to be a barrier when I talked to the PAP.

Everything is so robotic and efficient in the PAP camp that there is no personal warm at all.

Maybe it is all the protocol and procedure in the Party that made the PAP the way this way.

I met an incumbent Minister way back before he joined politics and he was sincere and talking to him was easy and he seem to understand “lesser motal” like us then.

These days when I read what he said on TV and in parliament, it sounds ridiculous and stupid at times.

So my dear Singaporean, do you think a millionaire can empathise with your problems?

Do you think he will know how you struggle to make ends meet everyday, how you squeezed into crowded public transport, how you queue 3 hours to see a doctor at the poly clinics, how you waited 3 months to see a specialist, how you have to work longer hours to pay off your HDB debt, how you dare not to work shorter hours as your boss is threatening to replace you with cheaper FT etc etc….

Ask yourself do you want a Yes Man as your MP or a ordinary guy who dare to speak up for you when things went wrong?

You may not see it in this few years but think for your children, think for them what kind of Singapore you want them to grow up to.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hsein Loong's Cheap shot is making me sick

By-election a chance to elect reliable candidate: PM
Thu, May 10, 2012

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday called on Hougang residents to make use of the by-election to elect a reliable and committed candidate to serve them well.

In a post on his Facebook page, which he started just over two weeks ago, Mr Lee wrote: "I encourage Hougang voters to use this opportunity wisely, to elect the best candidate with commitment and integrity: someone they can rely upon to express their hopes and concerns, address their needs, and make a real difference to their lives."

He explained that he had already made known his intentions, during Parliament, to call for a by- election in the single-member Hougang ward after it was left vacant in February. But he reiterated that "the Constitution does not require me to call a by-election within any fixed timeframe".

Mr Lee said he advised President Tony Tan Keng Yam yesterday morning to issue the Writ of Election, which he attached to his Facebook post.

In his post, Mr Lee wrote that the Workers' Party (WP) and former Member of Parliament (MP) for the ward, Mr Yaw Shin Leong, had "let down all those who voted for him".

In February, the party said it had expelled the beleaguered former MP from its ranks after he failed to come clean about his rumoured extramarital affairs.

In a strongly worded statement issued at that time, the WP added that Mr Yaw had "broken the faith, trust and expectations of the party and people".

He was reported to have left the country a day after he was expelled.

Last Saturday, The Straits Times reported that he and his wife were in Hanoi.

But Mr Lee said yesterday that the WP "has not given Singaporeans a full and proper account of what happened, or why it acted in this way".

He added: "Mr Yaw himself has said nothing, either to explain or to apologise for his behaviour, and has reportedly left the country."

He noted that the WP had, initially, chosen to keep mum when the allegations surfaced.

"The WP first kept totally silent, then supported Mr Yaw, and then, three weeks later, suddenly expelled him from the party," he wrote.

"I hope these events will not distract us from focusing on our national priorities, and building an inclusive Singapore."

Mr Lee posted the note just before 4.30pm yesterday and, by 7pm last night, it had attracted 70 comments from netizens and was shared over 265 times.

Many of those who responded to his note welcomed the call for the by-election.

Netizen Benedict Jacob-Thambiah wrote: "As someone who lives within Aljunied GRC, I am tired of sharing MPs with the people from Hougang. Besides, the MPs for Aljunied weren't elected to speak for the people of Hougang in Parliament."

Aljunied GRC was also won by the WP last year.

Another netizen, Subramaniam Thirumeni, said: "This is a positive step in a new and fair political direction that our nation is hopefully embarking on."

Others, like Jmm Limm, questioned the timing of the by-election, saying that rumoured PAP candidate Desmond Choo had been given "enough time to make inroads into Hougang" as a result of the delay

Ah the excitement of the Election is coming again, good opportunity and a reminder to us how stupid, dumb and ridiculous the incumbent can be. A pity it is not a public holiday.

Hsien Loong lead the way to shows how ridiculous the People Action Party is.

He took this opportunity to take a cheap shot at WP (Maybe he is afraid?) reminding people how lousy the last MP was and it is not for the resident to choose someone a reliable guy from his camp.

That’s strange there are quire a few un-reliable guy from his camp now and some even became Minister and I am sure they did let down Singaporean not once but on quite a number of occasions. *Cough* Mas Selamat *Cough* MRT breakdown *Cough*Lesser Mortal *Cough* Mee siam mai Hum *Cough*

Hsien Loong went on babbling on how lousy WP is and hey for God’s sake can you be a gentlemen and make this election a fair and proper one and not going down the dirty path?

I dare Hsien Loong to relinquish his seat for Ang Mo Kio GRC and come and run in Hougang to see how popular he really is.

One on one a fair fight. Don’t see many Men In White have the balls to do it.