PAP’s petty and divisive politics does little for the good of the interests of Singapore

PAP Candidate for Aljunied GRC Victor Lye made a controversial Facebook post on Wednesday (20 May). He shared an experience on how a young resident had asked him if he was paid to do such community work. In the latter part of his post, he took the imperative to share about how the “best losers” are paid by virtue of them being Non-Constituency Member of Parliaments (NCMPs).

The alleged response from the resident was that the PAP “lost by the smallest margin (of less than one percent). Yet, opposition losers gets (sic) paid and sit in Parliament while you still walk the ground with no pay and no Parliament seat? Better you join opposition!” The resident also asked him if Lye was “crazy” for enduring such conditions for free.

But is this really the case that the NCMPs are collecting salaries without doing anything?

Brief checks on Facebook pages of the current NCMPs – Dennis Tan, Leon Perera, and Daniel Goh – show that they have been active walking the ground at a frequency that is no lesser than Lye himself. These NCMPs have also contributed to the quality and diversity of Parliamentary debates. For example, the Oxford-educated Perera has suggest a time gap before civil servants are allowed to enter politics.

This incident is not a one-off incident, with Lye having made several political low-blows against his political opponents.

In Feb 2015, Lye shared his experience on how he had visited Hougang and sharp leaves had result in children being “cut”. Shortly before the elections, the Aljunied team had also distributed flyers in the middle of the night to residents warning them about the alleged mismanagement by the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council.

Not only does this behaviour seems to be ingrained in the PAP brand of DNA, it is also divisive to Singapore and Singaporeans as a whole.

When Loh Thia Khiang was elected as MP in 1991, the only bursary available was Education Fund of the Citizens’ Consultative Committee (CCC) under the Hougang Community Centre. However, the Adviser to the CCC was the unelected PAP candidate, who said he would no longer be giving out bursaries to these families. Low was “concerned and disturbed” at such a practice.

Despite having to face other challenges as a newly elected MP then, he believed that children from struggling families should not be left struggling on their own. While he initially assisted some constituents from his own personal resources, he was keen in finding a longerterm solution and set up the Hougang Constituency Education Trust to assist these residents.

Some 22 years later during the Punggol East by-election, Dr. Koh Poh Koon was quoted as saying that it is a “fallacy to believe  that you can have the best of both worlds – choose a person to make a statement, but hope that the other person who is voted out is going to have all the resources, all the authority to get the work done for you.”

A similar tone was also echoed by Murali during the Bukit Batok by-election.

Already, our neighbours under the new Pakatan Harapan coalition has shown that such divisive politics are not to be tolerated when they decided to disburse oil royalties directly to the state government rather than through federal government agencies. If they can take the lead, then it is perhaps a clear signal that such divisive politics no longer have a place in this world.

 

 

Thomas Loh

 

 

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17 Responses to “PAP’s petty and divisive politics does little for the good of the interests of Singapore”

  • clown pap and S$m gang members:

    the pap Ljs and pap Cbs, all of them, are S$m opportunists.

    if clown pap is paying only Dr Mahatir PH wages, how many of these wannabe pap Ljs and pap Cbs still clamour to be associated with clown pap?

    we have always said this and shall say it here once again.

    pap departed evil lky plotted his whole ffffing life with all manner of evil doings just to entrench power. but so what. he still died. worse than this no sooner than 3 years own sons and own daughter and own grandson public feud.

    so we say the same about these wannabe pap Ljs and pap Cbs. 1st, if pap is not a gold mine gravy train that pays each other S$m for non performance, none of them shall be around. 2nd, for the sake of S$m, all of them, the pap Ljs and pap Cbs go the way of pap departed evil lky. they think heaven no eyes. how wrong they are. if only they can see how pap departed evil lky is now being tortured for all the lies evil he did while he was alive none of the current pap wannabe pap Ljs and pap Cbs shall want to have anything to do with clown pap.

    S$m sure seems to do wonders. but if there is no justice under the sky then life is not worth living. truth is, despite what clown pap fake news has it, there is justice under the sky.

    what is our point? simple. we continue to vote against pap. and we are very certain the clown pap and S$m gang and clown pap wannbe Ljs and Cbs shall regret once they cross the other side of the Jordan river.

    GUARANTEED.

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  • Jin Hsieh Lan:

    You forgot to mention Victor Thiam Thiam Fatt also put up a banner to cover up another banner from the WP.

    These people wearing white and their lackeys are cut from the same cloth. Shameless bullies who think they’re above others.

    For that little work they did, every MIW must pose and post!

    Vote them out, make them the oppositions, they’ll never survive a day and we’ll never see them ever again.

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  • opposition dude:

    All these barriers put before the opposition parties and yet they have never given in. Admirable and commendable to be sure.

    Politics is always a dirty business so all of PAP’s tricks are expected. It’s up to voters to discern the truth when they read the papers of social media. It’s not too far fetched to suggest that voters these days aren’t falling for PAP’s nonsense as compared to decades ago though.

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  • never trust pap:

    opposition dude:
    All these barriers put before the opposition parties and yet they have never given in.Admirable and commendable to be sure.

    Politics is always a dirty business so all of PAP’s tricks are expected.It’s up to voters to discern the truth when they read the papers of social media.It’s not too far fetched to suggest that voters these days aren’t falling for PAP’s nonsense as compared to decades ago though.

    it is not about barriers that one cannot trust clown pap.

    it is about nepotism cronyism legal corruption that one cannot trust clown pap made worse by clown pap not doing anything for the jobless poor while abusing power in spending S$20m/S$50m on other people’s matters and on F1 which majority jobless poor does not benefit. all these abusive spending in the end cause GST to be upped which hurt the jobless poor exponentially.

    in the end, it is actually the fault of 70% sheep who voted clown pap.

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  • Bapak:

    SG will never progress with people like Victor Lie around. That young Bedok Reservoir residence also stupid to ask the wrong person for the answer. He should read more here in TRE.

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  • patriot of Temesak:

    These are the White Horses bred from MULES!!!

    Elites…Aristocrats… mongrels and pariahs are more LIKELY!!!

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  • N.Jungne:

    F. Him, F him, F him, not elected talk so much.

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  • Equality Was Stealthily Remove:

    Only way to call out the lies of Shit Pigs is to vote for
    change, like our Malaysians brothers, sisters, uncles and aunties.

    Only CHANGE will set us Singaporeans free.

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  • Is this real?:

    “Southeast Asia’s vanishing sand bans are destroying the region”…….

    ………A recent review of Malaysia’s “stone, sand and gravel” exports to Singapore and Singapore’s purchases of those resources over two decades suggests that Mahathir’s sand ban, initiated to protect a fragile Malaysian environment, was seemingly ignored, including by his own government.

    For most of those years, except for a relatively brief four-year period between 2003 and 2006, the ban appeared to be ineffectual.

    *****For example, Malaysia reported to UN Comtrade that Singapore bought US$58 million worth of “stone, sand and gravel,” or over $9 million per year on average, between 1997 – the first year of Mahathir’s ban – and 2002.

    ******However, Singapore reports it spent $595 million during this same period, or nearly ten times what Malaysia claims. The amount of materials exported by Malaysia to Singapore during this period don’t indicate any kind of functional ban

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  • 手指着靶卜子:

    新加坡的政局和拿鸡当政时的马来西亚政局有何相似之处?

    为文者汤马湿囖是否可以说说看来证明你是清醒的?

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  • The man is dangerous:

    It would be sorry and disastrous for the People if this crap gets into parliament thru crap GRC! High time to scrape GRC and leave each candidate to fight the battle on their own!

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  • Chris Bong:

    Citizens regardless of who they voted for should not be used as pawns for political gains. Being a ruling party that form the government, these people must be matures enough to know that they have to manage Singapore and all it’s citizens fairly because these citizens also pay taxes the goes to the politicians wages. The children of opposition wards also serve national service. PAP must be matured enough to see that and realised that their pettiness and the usage of government for their political gains is morally wrong. Ooops sorry, they are morally bankrupt anyway.

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  • LIONS:

    Another a$$hole,whats new?
    The PAP is the PETTY A$$hole Party!

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  • Never Trust Insurance Agents:

    Insurance agent Victor will be safely parachuted to another safe GRC to be rewarded in next parly,,,a la Desmond Choo [Tampines], Ong Yakun[Sembawang], MahBo Tan[Tampines].
    Survey shows that only 10% of Sinkies trust their Insurance agent; but 70% of sinkies are fearful chicken-rice eating zombies.
    How many contacts/policies did this insurance agent garner during his walk-a-bout?

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  • oxygen:

    THE GOOD ONES GET IN BY THE FRONT DOOR, how many are there and who are these?

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  • rukidding:

    Told you already,…P.a.p. stands for Pimps and prostitutes !

    It is a known fact that Pimps and prostitutes are all $$$$$ face !

    It is a known fact that Pimps and prostitutes are “liars and conners” !

    Nothing is done “free” by them !

    They are all out to “screw” you !

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  • Extreme Unfair advantage:

    Can he still get to be an advisor if pap not the ruling party?

    He is very lucky to have a job as an advisor when he is the LOSER EVERYTIME.

    A WELL-PROVEN LOSER.

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