Tean Lim: The Lesson From Malaysia

I attended a most instructive and enlightening talk by Mr Tian Chua from Pakatan Harapan, held at SDP’s premises.

I thank SDP for inviting me and my group to the talk. Many have asked me for my takeaway from the talk and it is this.

The Malaysian Opposition were determined to wrest the government away from BN who had been in power for 61 years. They realised that on their own they could not possibly form the government. There were limits to what each of the parties could achieve.

DAP were strong with the Chinese voters but could not hope to win over the great majority of the Malay voters. The same applied to Amanah and Bersatu who were strong with the Malay voters but could not win over the majority of the Chinese. They realised that to form the government they had to put aside their differences and come together in an Alliance and be led by a respected figure in Tun Mahatir.

Tony Blair once said that he hated the powerlessness of Opposition. Indeed all worthwhile Opposition parties must aspire to be in government to effect change for the better. There is never a future for those who only aspire to be Opposition and no more. It is not enough when the Opposition only talks about checks and balances. That comes naturally when you are striving to be the Government.

I believe the above is the real lesson for all the Opposition parties in Singapore.

 

Lim Tean

 

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30 Responses to “Tean Lim: The Lesson From Malaysia”

  • LIONS:

    Sorry but a bigly SHAME TO WP for ABSENTISM N DISASSOCIATION with the rest of OPPO!

    KUDOS TO LIM TEAN FOR HIS HONEST FEEDBACK N TO ALL OTHER PATRIOTIC OPPO SGS for making the effort to attend n responding to SDP’s sincere request n invite to listen to PH.

    I cant wait to see the BIRTH OF SINGAPORE BOLEH N THE SUCCESS OF A PAKATAN HARAPAN SINGAPURA!

    THANKS TO YOU GUYS FOR BEING THERE FOR us!

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  • Bapak:

    If Workers’ Party is not united with the rest of Oppos, we got no hope.

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  • nizhemoshou:

    There is one thing NAjib cannot do in Msia that pap can do in SG . That is import aliens and granting them citizenship like toilet paper on such massive scale so that he can have a buffer against any loss of local Msians votes. Nor did he dare to blatantly show favouritism n extend preferential treatment to them over locals so as to ensure they will prefer his govt and not rock the boat.
    Oppo must not just form alliance, it must come together now to lead non stop protest campaigns to demand the pap to stop the massive n continuous granting of citizens to the aliens before it is too late. Otherwise all hopes of SG going the same way as new Msia are just hogwash.

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  • Gan Loong Ching:

    SG’s opposition parties have to act fast. Unite and form a coalition party ASAP before PAP decides to bring forward the next GE. Leave out the other arrogant party, the WP if they think of themselves so highly. WP can continue to chope Hougang SMC and the Aljunied GRC if they’re so easily satisfied with just 2 constituencies and all they care about is their own party.

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  • opposition dude:

    It has been suggested a lot about our own opposition parties coming together to take on PAP but alas it has never happened.

    Should the day come if this ever happens I want to see just how Singaporeans will react. Until then we can only hope for the bigger opposition parties to grow in strength to at least take on 80% of wards all on their own.

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  • Malaysia boleh Singapore bodoh:

    WP is not a real opposition party. It is a “manufactured” opposition party created by PAP to make Singapore look like a democracy. Amos Yee proved twice in US court it is not. Singapore is a PAP-run police state. That is why regime change is necessary to make Singapore a functioning (real) democracy just like Malaysia.

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  • Cynical Investor:

    With enemy like Lim Tean, PAP will never lose power.Claimed to have raised $ from S’poreans for jobs rally and defamation video. Scheduled for Sept 2017. Coming to Sept 2018.No picture no sound.https://atans1.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/lim-tean-a-disgraceful-chamber-of-horrors/

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  • CI xiao Ren:

    I am not bothered with what CI wrote, didn’t interest me at all, small figure.

    But I noticed, Lim Tean is getting to be real formidable opponent and a serious threat to the PAP, now having its IB doing their regular stuff – to discredit and personal attack onto him.

    Lim Tean, I predict, he will be as great as PM if he can gather few good men with him. Stay there man!, nature is looking to revert the wealth and abandon the evil regime soon.

    Like Dr M, loosen his burdens, he became a great history figure. Dr Chee should analyse his own surroundings and follow the steps of Dr M and Lim Tean.

    As in spy movies, be cautious of moles sent to you.

    Cynical Investor:
    With enemy like Lim Tean, PAP will never lose power.Claimed to have raised $ from S’poreans for jobs rally and defamation video. Scheduled for Sept 2017. Coming to Sept 2018.No picture no sound.https://atans1.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/lim-tean-a-disgraceful-chamber-of-horrors/

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  • NotMyProblem:

    “They realised that to form the government they had to put aside their differences and come together in an Alliance…”

    Any type of organisation who wants to win must form an alliance to go against the incumbent, be it in government or businesses.

    World Wars were won by alliance. Businesses are better off with alliance.

    What WP is doing now can only be Opposition and forever Opposition. Even just acting as a check and balance, it does not have the resources, it has no others to back it up. Even when WP was able to check, what can it do to balance it. It ended up backfired and become defensive.

    I understand WP maybe trying to do one step at a time. But without alliance the journey will be very long. When the time comes, it would be too late!!

    If opposition parties cannot be united, we have to depend on the PEOPLE to be united. Don’t depend on the opposition parties to take back the country we love, let’s do it ourselves. Just vote against the PAP, regardless of who’s on the other side.

    You have a part to play, make your vote count. Don’t blame the Opposition Parties.

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  • harakiri penang man?:

    CI xiao Ren:
    I am not bothered with what CI wrote, didn’t interest me at all, small figure.

    But I noticed, Lim Tean is getting to be real formidable opponent and a serious threat to the PAP, now having its IB doing their regular stuff – to discredit and personal attack onto him.

    Lim Tean, I predict, he will be as great as PM if he can gather few good men with him. Stay there man!, nature is looking to revert the wealth and abandon the evil regime soon.

    Like Dr M, loosen his burdens, he became a great history figure. Dr Chee should analyse his own surroundings and follow the steps of Dr M and Lim Tean.

    As in spy movies, be cautious of moles sent to you.

    very well said, bro. agree.

    a side note. we did send 100 to the Lim Tean account. but we also mentioned if nothing happened he could do whatever he chose to do with the 100. it was our way of saying, thank you to a worthy son of Singapore.

    hopefully he, and Ms Sylvia Lim, and Mr Leon Perara, can be the core members of the OPPOSITION coalition to trounce clown pap and S$m gang.

    are we seeking revenge on clown pap and S$m gang? NO. we are only seeking TWO things. 1st, rule of law be brought back to Singapore, doing away with the current rotten one pap law two pap interpretations. 2nd, integrity to be brought back to our country, doing away with ludicrous S$m jobs for loyalists such as KOM chairman (yes, the corrupt KOM), SPH, SMRT, NOL, and such.

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  • Kick PAP Out First:

    The driver is basically dead, it is useless to check a dead driver.
    codriver must strive and learn to take over.
    This is the problem with WP,they think that PAP is capable to change or self renewal with scrutiny.
    This is a myth. No government with overriding power will subject themselves to checks and scrutiny. A powerful checker is needed, not a weak one.
    But by virtue of having effective checking power, it implies that the checker has the ability and ready to take over.

    In short, any oppositions should aspire to take over the government job in order to play their role well as oppositions.

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  • oute:

    Bapak:
    If Workers’ Party is not united with the rest of Oppos, we got no hope.

    We need Tan Cheng Bock.TO LEAD THE OPPOSITION.from the PAP, just like Dr M from UNMO..

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  • oute:

    Malaysia boleh Singapore bodoh:
    WP is not a real opposition party. It is a “manufactured” opposition party created by PAP to make Singapore look like a democracy. Amos Yee proved twice in US court it is not. Singapore is a PAP-run police state. That is why regime change is necessary to make Singapore a functioning (real) democracy just like Malaysia.

    AMEN..

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  • another:

    WP shame on you … Either you join in or you are not a real opposition. Stay as Teochew houlian Party.

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  • rukidding:

    I believe Cheng Bok and Inderjit should come out and “rally” all these Oppo together !

    Imagine a Fresh NEW team comprising of Cheng Bok, Inderjit, Sylvia, Lim Tean, Pritam,Kenneth, chee…etc

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  • Calling Dr Tan Cheng Bock!:

    Are you ready to lead a Coalition in GE 2019/2020 or you prefer to stand as President in 2022?

    Should let the People know your game plan, nothing to hide!

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  • M'sian Opposition Work Hard!:

    They walk the talk and conducted ceremahs almost every weekends.

    Our Opposition only ‘reappear’ during GE and thus the Voters are not confident if they are real and sincere.

    Perhaps, the Opposition could start work early as the next GE could be called as early as Mar 2019!

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  • Opposition Must Start Early!:

    Have a session at HongLim Park and kick start the campaigning for the next GE

    9 Aug 2019 is a good day, you can also ordinate the helicopter and flypast by RSAF into the program.

    Invite good Speakers (Cheng Bock, Kin Lian, Jee Say, Soon Juan, Kenneth and
    Lim Tean) to deliver speeches that would trigger the minds of voters.

    WP can send a worthy rep if they are humble enough as most of their Parliamentarians will be at the Float for NDP 18!

    As for fun packs and free beverages, let’s wait and see if there are sponsors
    who are daring and willing to take up the challenge!

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  • Bobo:

    Under the strict surveillance of PAP who had built-up all the fences and safety measures with states money to prevent a strong united oppositions, it is as hard as trekking. Majority of Singaporeans are typically selfish, have high self-esteem in nature, not sincere in problem sharing, stubbornness and avoidance of topics concerning the ruling party. They are unlike Malaysians, Indonesians, Philippinos etc who dare to vote for a changed future in this country.

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  • HarderTruths:

    I had a lot of hope at one time when JBJ was in Parliament.
    All that vanished after the people turned their backs on him and later on CST and showed their true colours.
    $G gets the government it deserves.

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  • loud hailer chee:

    HarderTruths:
    I had a lot of hope at one time when JBJ was in Parliament.
    All that vanished after the people turned their backs on him and later on CST and showed their true colours.
    $G gets the government it deserves.

    ya the whole of sg know loud hailer chee soon chuan showed his mentor chiam see tong his true color. people now wiser and they now stay far far away from sdp chee.

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  • Calling A Deer A Horse:

    A good message for WP. Why be a PAP team B? Waste time being in opposition just to be a lousy co-driver.

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  • temasick throws $m reaps cents:

    loud hailer chee: ya the whole of sg know loud hailer chee soon chuan showed his mentor chiam see tong his true color. people now wiser and they now stay far far away from sdp chee.

    unity is strength. as long as not pap means good enough for Singaporeans.

    unless a spy from pap, not good to slight SDP WP or any OPPOSITION in pap infested small island ruined by nepotism cronyism legal corruption.

    pap departed evil lky did not throw his comrades under the bus? actually he threw everyone except himself. worse he left behind clown. worst evil.

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  • LIONS:

    the sincere OPPO sgs are like our frens trying to help the VOICELESS SINKINGPOREANS from having their ‘souls’ snatched away by the PAPigs…

    in one of the verses from JAMES TAYLOR ‘s beautiful song *YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND*….

    Now,aint it good to know that you’ve got a friend
    When people can be so cold?
    They’ll hurt you,yes,and DESERT you
    And take your SOUL if you let them,oh,buy don’t
    you let them….

    THINK FELLOW SGS FOR THE COMMON GOOD EVEN IF YOU,YOURSELVES,ARE DOING WELL for you never know you or your loved ones get bashed by the anti-sgs PAP POLICIES.
    THE CURRENT GAHMEN ARE ALL SELF-SERVING N UNCOMPASSIONATE,SEE FOR YOURSELVES.

    THE MSM IS A GREAT LIAR,NEVER LISTEN TO THEM,PAP RUNNING-DOG$ N BOOTLICKERS.

    LISTEN TO YOUR HEARTS BEFORE YOU VOTE NEXT GE.

    BE STILL AND YOU WILL FIND THE TRUTH.

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  • CI Xiao Ren xiao ren:

    Thanks to SDP, we can see that Lim Teh is NOT PM material.

    Lim Teh either didn’t think of reaching out to the new government in M’sia, no ability to reach out to them, or too afraid to do so like the WP.

    As in spy movies, be cautious of moles sent to you.

    CI xiao Ren:
    I am not bothered with what CI wrote, didn’t interest me at all, small figure.

    But I noticed, Lim Tean is getting to be real formidable opponent and a serious threat to the PAP, now having its IB doing their regular stuff – to discredit and personal attack onto him.

    Lim Tean, I predict, he will be as great as PM if he can gather few good men with him. Stay there man!, nature is looking to revert the wealth and abandon the evil regime soon.

    Like Dr M, loosen his burdens, he became a great history figure. Dr Chee should analyse his own surroundings and follow the steps of Dr M and Lim Tean.

    As in spy movies, be cautious of moles sent to you.

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  • Harakiri Penang Man xiao ren:

    Thanks to SDP, a true son of Singapore, we can see that Lim Teh is not worthy of the 100 sent to his account.

    Lim Teh is not able to organise a simple, most instructive and enlightening talk by Mr Tian Chua from Pakatan Harapan, even after receiving 100.

    Hopefully, SDP can be the core members of OPPOSITION coalition and lead Singapore back to Singaporean.

    As in spy movies, be cautious of moles sent to you.

    harakiri penang man?: very well said, bro. agree.

    a side note. we did send 100 to the Lim Tean account. but we also mentioned if nothing happened he could do whatever he chose to do with the 100. it was our way of saying, thank you to a worthy son of Singapore.

    hopefully he, and Ms Sylvia Lim, and Mr Leon Perara, can be the core members of the OPPOSITION coalition to trounce clown pap and S$m gang.

    are we seeking revenge on clown pap and S$m gang? NO. we are only seeking TWO things. 1st, rule of law be brought back to Singapore, doing away with the current rotten one pap law two pap interpretations. 2nd, integrity to be brought back to our country, doing away with ludicrous S$m jobs for loyalists such as KOM chairman (yes, the corrupt KOM), SPH, SMRT, NOL, and such.

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  • Thanks to SDP:

    for organising a most instructive and enlightening talk by PH at SDP’s premises.

    This show that our Opposition is “appearing” even not during GE and “start work” for the people of Singapore even without GE.

    This give confidence to Voters that SDP is real and sincere.

    M'sian Opposition Work Hard!:
    They walk the talk and conducted ceremahs almost every weekends.

    Our Opposition only ‘reappear’ during GE and thus the Voters are not confident if they are real and sincere.

    Perhaps, the Opposition could start work early as the next GE could be called as early as Mar 2019!

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  • IB getting desperate:

    If someone who collaborated with the enemy can be PM or President, what is the problem of using a loud-hailer to fight for his own country?

    People is now wiser and stay far far away from such IB trash talk, and even there they can only come out with ancient fairly tales.

    As in spy movies, be cautious of moles sent to you.

    loud hailer chee: ya the whole of sg know loud hailer chee soon chuan showed his mentor chiam see tong his true color. people now wiser and they now stay far far away from sdp chee.

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  • DOOM:

    WP N CST ,

    MOLES….

    LOOKING AFTER THEIR 3 STOREY HOUSES….

    CLASSIC PAP MINISTERS AFTER $$$

    LAH…

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  • DOOM:

    I TRUST SOMEONE WIKLING TO BE JAILED MANY TIMES LIKE TIAN CHUA….

    EVEN MALAYS VOTED FOR HIM….

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