Why Singapore really need the HSR?

They created the problems, at end of the day, it is we are paying the  price. When the PAP saw the property slumps, they kicked in by having  the two casinos, property prices shoot up. It is well known fact,  black money goes hand in hand with casinos, it is the best way to  launder money. Suddenly we saw 70% of the private properties owned by  foreigners. How many of them are black money?

Jurong areas saw buildings after buildings, vacant spaces all around .  Recently came out an article on depress markets around Jurong.  Something must be done if not it create a cycle of busts, a collapse  of property market. PAP knew about it, something must be done. Wallah  an ingenious came out, mega project, the high speed railway to  resurrect the Jurong properties market. And who have to foot the bills  to bail out the rich property developers?, it is we. Gst, cpf,  utilities, transportation went up.

Mahathir is shrewd, he knew, it benefits Singapore not Malaysia. PAP had made mistakes, in billions and we always have to foot the bills,  it is high time we be like our brave brothers and sisters of Malaysia,  say no to PAP.

 

Aziz Kassim

 

 

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22 Responses to “Why Singapore really need the HSR?”

  • PC Ong:

    Another misguided article. Property prices were strong at the time the casinos were announced. We did not need the casinos to lift property prices. The casinos were about increasing visitor numbers and tourism revenue.

    Jurong area property became depressed only after Mahathir cancel the HSR project. Prior to that, Jurong was stagnant but not falling simply because it is not prime location like Orchard.

    And the HSR benefits both Malaysia and Singapore. In Singapore’s case is because the HSR will increase visitor numbers and lessen the burden on our airports if less Sin-KL flights are used. This will in turn free up airport space for other flights and airlines.

    So the HSR was very strategic. It is just that a short-sighted fool like Mahathir can’t see it.

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  • pap 1 law 2 interpretations:

    we live in Aljunied. the road, Aljunied Road, never ending digging rediging every ffffing year. unable to believe such a small island nation so much digging redigging of one road every ffffing year.

    such create jobs for Singaporeans? we doubt so as mostly are foreigner ah nehs. so these foreigner ah nehs create jobs for local born citizens? we doubt so too. because there is no logic in the statement.

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  • what to do:

    Exactly … well said.

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  • Equality Was Stealthily Remove:

    Well said, to the point. Full of reality based observations.

    Next, we must vote for CHANGE. For our CPF monies, for our NS men,
    for our students, and for our cost of living.

    CHANGE, CHANGE, CHANGE…

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  • the next Generation of Beggars:

    I don’t know what PAP is good at?

    If its only for “minimize corruption type government”? Many can do it at half the price. Need no special skill. If the milo promoter can do it, so can you.

    So what so special about them?

    Don’t you find them with that “Arrogance” and out of human touch?

    No, its not about Mahathir, China did not invite that arrogant one for the one belt one road also. Terrex got consficated in Hong kong. No one likes him.

    I was at AMk carpark just now. Then came a plum girl, saying diabetes, looking for job, hungry need to buy food for brother and sisters, things are getting expensive etc… smack right in the AMK town-council under you know who.

    The point is she is young, about say 30? We need to thanks the Garment for bringing in to us the next Generation of Young Beggars, all kinds of Pain and Sufferings onto them.

    Sad for young sinkies. Life will be tough for them.

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  • Shiver me timbers:

    Even a blind person can see something really wrong is going on . …

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  • rukidding:

    Ya,…NO to Pap !

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  • 69.9% Woken Up?:

    Many bet they are still in dreamland!

    July half month bonus, year end 2 months bonus?

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  • HarderTruths:

    Just another government project to artificially increase GDP creating jobs from taxpayer’s money. Same as all the other jobs dreamed up that go nowhere.

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  • Homeless Cat:

    We have been footing the bill for the blunders of our so-called elites. Time for them to pay for it themselves. You break it, you own it.

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  • hhhh:

    What a stupid article.

    HSR benefits incoming and outgoing Malaysians to their homeland more than locals.

    As for PAP, they will boost their GDP and also their new citizens from MAlaysia and allow even more Malaysians to come into Singapore to replace Singaporeans.

    More votes, GDP to PAP

    Better access to Malaysians and new citizens to replace locals at our jobs.

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    PAP IBs are coming out of the woodwork to defend PAP Investment decisions & policies without using their brains while altering history (Fake news?).
    The casinos decision had triggered a high end property boom (re: Sentosa Cove, Marina Bay area), not as IB Ong says that property prices were strong when the casinos decision was announced. In fact, there was a 9 year property slump (between 1997 to 2005). That period coincided with the worst economy situation that S’pore had faced since Independence. S’pore went through various crisis during that time. PC Ong mustn’t have been born yet? If not, why alter history?
    * 1997-1998: Asian Currency Crisis/CLOB closed shop with many S’poreans losing their life-savings & jobs.
    * 2000: Global Electronics slump/Dot-com bust. That started the migration of electronics manufacturing to China. Many S’poreans lost their jobs in the process as MNCs shifted to China.
    * 2001: 9-11 Attacks on World Trade Centre – SGX collapsed & the entire global economy slumped.
    * 1998-2002: S’pore banks mergers. Tat Lee Bank (1998 Indonesia collapsed – IMF rescue) had to be rescued by Keppel Bank. POSB was forcibly merged with DBS during the same period. Down the road, Keppel Bank was acquired by OCBC while OUB rushed into a merger with fiercest rival UOB after rejecting DBS. The nature of banking had also changed. Bread ‘n butter banking no longer brought in revenues. A lot of old banking staff lost their jobs during the mergers & acquisitions period. In came the new breed of banking staff – sales force on commission basis to sell banking & insurance products to bank clients & walk-in customers.
    2003 – SARS Pandemic. Patient Zero had contracted SARS in HK from a China-guest in lift – brought it home to S’pore. Ground Zero was TTSH at Novena. SARS was an air-bourne virus which was infectious & deadly. As SARS became global – air traffic ground to a halt as people fear of contracting SARS. Many airlines faced a difficult period. SIA in 2003/04 laid off many staff in a brutal retrenchment exercise. It began the culling of many local employees from the nexus of labour employment giants SIA/PSA/HDB.
    2004 – PAP Open door policy officially enacted after PM LHL assumed his PM position. Many PMEs began losing their well-paid jobs to foreigners. The collapse of the local PME class began from there.

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  • PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2020:

    Equality Was Stealthily Remove:
    Next, we must vote for CHANGE. For our CPF monies, for our NS men,
    for our students, and for our cost of living.

    CHANGE, CHANGE, CHANGE…

    Yes, change, change, change

    Readers, we PAP are already working hard walking the ground while opposition are hiding online whining day in day out.

    Vote out Wayang Party in Aljunied and Vote in PAP.

    Remember:

    1. Democracy means freedom without having to take responsibility.
    2. It mean criminals get to roam the street freely threatening everyone’s security.
    3. Look at Mexico. This is live evidence. 130 killed by drug cartel.
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/mexicos-election-marred-deadly-violence-180628182612109.html
    4. Malaysia is also heading towards chaos.
    http://theindependent.sg/volkswagen-driver-is-violently-stabbed-and-mowed-down-twice-in-busy-johor-petrol-station-frequented-by-singaporeans/

    PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2020
    Majullah PAP, Majullah 9% GST, Majullah Minister Salary

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  • Dinners are just dinners:

    We only need to wait for the next overland technology. Probably HSR will be out of date in a decade or two. Maybe it will be maglev next, maybe even hyperloop.

    Meanwhile the following are solutions -

    - Improve current KTM electrified line to Singapore which seems to end in Gemas.

    - more direct flights from Singapore Changi airport to smaller cities in West Malaysia, particularly east coast.

    - improved access between Singapore and JB Senai airport by taxi, bus and rail. From Senai airport there could be more shuttle flights to KL’s two airports and to Malacca airport.

    - improved public-accessible video conference facilities for businessmen and ordinary citizens to make such calls. Maybe convert some rooms in or near post offices, community centres and government offices for this.

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    The HSR is an extravagant vanity project! The economic benefits are only so-so ie. marginal at best. A shrewd politician like Mahathir can see the futility of a vanity project that brings with it a marginal return:
    * only 1 hour time savings travelling between KL-S’pore. Why bother with a 1-hr lunch time savings?
    * SG$37 Bn/RM 110 Bn costs of building it. Very expensive Infrastructural spending.
    * 90% is on M’sia soil. 10% is on S’pore side.
    The whole thing smacks of hidden agendas. On the M’sian end, the primary beneficiary would be ex-PM Najib.
    On S’pore’s end, S’pore’s 10% would be receiving overproportionate benefits on the costing end:
    * S’pore high cost of land for project;
    * Tuas Western port relocation,
    * Jurong East rejuvenation; &
    * various GLS of govt tracts of land around Jurong.
    To me, the HSR is a lazy man’s way of boosting S’pore GDP growth; boost property sales & speculation in Jurong; & triggering Ministerial bonuses without working hard for it.
    What Mahathir had done is forcing the PAP Ministers to work hard for their money instead of resorting to Mega-projects to drive GDP growth, deriving easy money from Govt Land Sales & creating endless construction projects using relocation execuses eg. Tuas Western port.
    The PAP are continually flogging a dead horse re: mega projects & Infrastructural Spending to create GDP Growth. But we have gone past the Law Of Diminishing Marginal Returns in Economics ie. increasing marginal (poor investment) returns from doing the same tired old things over & over without giving it a break. The PAP should embraced economic reforms & restructure the S’pore economy to face the Knowledge Economy. But can they?

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  • Just asking:

    Check all ministers n top office-beatrrs’ net worth before n after their tenure.

    This is callef INTEGRITY N TRANSPARENCY.
    Look at Rambo Tan before m after stint st MND?

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  • IB Ong:

    with HSR, still need 5th terminal?

    PC Ong:

    And the HSR benefits both Malaysia and Singapore. In Singapore’s case is because the HSR will increase visitor numbers and lessen the burden on our airports if less Sin-KL flights are used. This will in turn free up airport space for other flights and airlines.

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  • Hi IB parrot:

    PC Ong:
    Another misguided article. Property prices were strong at the time the casinos were announced. We did not need the casinos to lift property prices. The casinos were about increasing visitor numbers and tourism revenue.

    Jurong area property became depressed only after Mahathir cancel the HSR project. Prior to that, Jurong was stagnant but not falling simply because it is not prime location like Orchard.

    And the HSR benefits both Malaysia and Singapore. In Singapore’s case is because the HSR will increase visitor numbers and lessen the burden on our airports if less Sin-KL flights are used. This will in turn free up airport space for other flights and airlines.

    So the HSR was very strategic. It is just that a short-sighted fool like Mahathir can’t see it.

    You’re a product of incest so we will just ignore you.

    IB offering little substance while trying to defend his overpaid bosses.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Rabble-rouser

    GREAT ILLUMINATIONS of reality economic history, thanks.

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  • dolphin81:

    Rabble-rouser:
    PAP IBs are coming out of the woodwork to defend PAP Investment decisions & policies without using their brains while altering history (Fake news?).

    2004 – PAP Open door policy officially enacted after PM LHL assumed his PM position. Many PMEs began losing their well-paid jobs to foreigners. The collapse of the local PME class began from there.

    I disagree on 2004 as start of PAP open door policy. The ultra-liberal & ultra-promotional mass immigration policy started in 1997 and was officially announced by GCT. Many people continue to think of 2004 as start point because they have been lucky to avoid being kicked out of their jobs before 2004.

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  • believeinyourpurpose:

    Thanks Jess for the info. Looks like that I won”t be able to attend the Chingay Parade as I would be leaving Singapore on 20th Feb . However, what are major attractions (any parades) during the Chinese new year time -16th & 17th Feb 2018 in Singapore?

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    @ dolphin81:
    Good to disagree. No one can be always right under all aspects & circumstances. We shouldn’t be as arrogant as the PAP regarding a Monopoly on wisdom & knowledge. Once we start to think that way, we’re as good as signing our death certificate.
    1997 could be the ultra-liberal & ultra-promotional mass immigration policy but the existing labour laws then protecting workers from layoffs & retrenchment which specify a certain number of months as retrenchment benefit for each year of service that prevented employers from freely laying off staff. Specifically, the long service staff & highly paid employees were hard to get rid off without a huge payout benefit.
    I believe that it was around the early 2000s, that labour law was amended under the guise of having a free labour market & movement which was passed in Parliament. Precise date I don’t have but I remember the specifics. It had triggered the 2000s local banking mergers, the 2003 SIA retrenchments followed by PSA & HDB great layoffs (the SIA/PSA/HDB Nexus were once considered iron rice-bowls for employees). Between 1997 to 2003, there were lots of locals who lost their jobs due to the amended labour laws.
    By 2004, S’pore had lost a considerable number of workers from the workforce. The next policy enacted was the ‘Open-Door’ policy after LHL was anointed PM in 2004. If you look at the immigration statistics, the inflow of foreigners started to build around 2004. Post-2004, employers started to kick out their expensive local PMEs & replaced them with foreigners under lower salary scales. At that time, the employment pass requirement for foreigners with higher-grade qualifications was about SG$2k/MTH plus no need to contribute to CPF. This tipped the scales for foreigners. The rest like they say is history. Hope that this illuminate your understanding. It was a painful period for me & my fellow peers. The PAP had pulled the rug out from under us but 70% still don’t see nor understand it.

    dolphin81: I disagree on 2004 as start of PAP open door policy. The ultra-liberal & ultra-promotional mass immigration policy started in 1997 and was officially announced by GCT. Many people continue to think of 2004 as start point because they have been lucky to avoid being kicked out of their jobs before 2004.

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