Dr Tan Cheng Bok and a united opposition is the only hope for hundreds of thousands of Singaporeans who are struggling every day to make ends meet!

I refer to the article “7 opposition parties discuss forming a new coalition, invite former PAP MP Tan Cheng Bock to be leader” (Sunday Times, Jul 29).

It states that “Dr Tan, 78, who attended the meeting as an observer, said: “If you want me to lead, then we must think of (the) country first. If we go in, we must go in as a team.””

My friends said “this is a great initiative – it (Dr Tan Cheng Bok and a united opposition) is the only hope for the hundreds of thousands of Singaporeans who are struggling every day to make ends meet!”

In this connection, after writing “Long-term care: S’pore spends the least, pay the lowest, least transparent?” (Jul 27) – someone asked me a very interesting question – “do you think VWOs (Voluntary Welfare Organisations) are focusing too much on helping the needy, and neglecting the criticism of policies which are perpetuating the increasing numbers of needy Singaporeans and their problems?”

Part of my my answer to him was that I shall compile a list of policy issues (in just the last month (30 days)) that I hope, perhaps not just VWOs, but ordinary citizens will discuss more “openly” (not the usual closed-door) …

Social service: 1,800 programs, 24 offices, but “sob” stories galore?” (Jul 25)

Don’t give too much help to the poor?” (Jul 7)

Workfare: Self-employed $8 cash monthly?” (Jul 7)

Support have uplifted the majority of S’poreans: Really?” (Jul 4)

ST: ‘Sob’ stories that never ask the ‘obvious’?” (Jul 2)

Pay up $80 means HDB rental increase by $110?” (Jun 30)

Inequality: Caused by ‘inequality’ between foreigners & S’poreans?” (Jun 29)

GST Voucher: Less money to less people?” (Jun 28)

Majulah Singapura!

 

Leong Sze Hian

 

 

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24 Responses to “Dr Tan Cheng Bok and a united opposition is the only hope for hundreds of thousands of Singaporeans who are struggling every day to make ends meet!”

  • LIONS:

    Yes,DR TAN is well respected among sgs from both PAP and OPPO.
    With Dr Tan taking LEAD,an OPPO ALLIANE is A BRIGHT NEW RAY OF LIGHT for THE VOICELESS CITIZENS!!!

    Like it or not,an OPPO ALLIANCE will be win many more fence-sitters to veer toward VOTING FOR CHANGE.

    Maybe, UNFAIRLY SIDELINED FORMER PAP ministers n MPs like LTY,GY or even Inderjit and others could join the OPPO ALLIANCE to do Sgs n Sg a great favour to rid off incompetent n arrogant PAPig$?

    My hopes are high n A NEW SINGAPIRE SPIRIT will emerge.

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  • John Lim:

    I would advise that any future coalition don’t try to change the government all at once. The opposition has not proved themselves as a credible alternative, unlike the Malaysian opposition.

    Look what happened in the last G.E. They fielded every constituency,
    and KBW came out with a very shrewd statement on day before voters went to the polls – “no guarantee PAP will form the next Government”. That frightened the daylights out of people – because they are not sure that they will be better (or worse) than the PAP. So voters chose the PAP who got the highest percent ever of more than 70% votes. How do you explain that?

    Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it! Just field 50% of the wards and try to get one third parliament seats. Then prove yourself in Parliament. And in the next election, you can try to go all out.

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  • UniQ:

    John Lim:
    I would advise that any future coalition don’t try to change the government all at once. The opposition has not proved themselves as a credible alternative, unlike the Malaysian opposition.

    Look what happened in the last G.E. They fielded every constituency,
    and KBW came out with a very shrewd statement on day before voters went to the polls – “no guarantee PAP will form the next Government”. That frightened the daylights out of people – because they are not sure that they will be better (or worse) than the PAP. So voters chose the PAP who got the highest percent ever of more than 70% votes. How do you explain that?

    Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it! Just field 50% of the wards and try to get one third parliament seats. Then prove yourself in Parliament. And in the next election, you can try to go all out.

    When you have Sinkies Brain like this, you’re fugged for the next 12 years….LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL…

    I wonder how many 12 years does an adult has to live to their golden age ??

    Sinkies with Brains ?? I doubt, REALLY DOUBT…..

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  • Haha-Lee-Mamah:

    Tio la! It’s no longer just the poor who needs help. Hundreds of thousands of middle-class singaporeans are also suffering and also need help. And the only way to help all these people is to remove the power of those culprits who have caused the sufferings.

    The day a person leaves this world, he’s not remembered by how much riches he’s left behind but what he has contributed and done for his fellow human beings.

    May Dr TCB be another war hero like Lim Bo Seng only this time Dr Tan will be helping singaporeans fight some very powerful enemies from within our own country.

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  • UniQ:

    John Lim:
    I would advise that any future coalition don’t try to change the government all at once. The opposition has not proved themselves as a credible alternative, unlike the Malaysian opposition.

    Look what happened in the last G.E. They fielded every constituency,
    and KBW came out with a very shrewd statement on day before voters went to the polls – “no guarantee PAP will form the next Government”. That frightened the daylights out of people – because they are not sure that they will be better (or worse) than the PAP. So voters chose the PAP who got the highest percent ever of more than 70% votes. How do you explain that?

    Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it! Just field 50% of the wards and try to get one third parliament seats. Then prove yourself in Parliament. And in the next election, you can try to go all out.

    Again 80% of Sinkies are having their living daylight sucked out of them…LOLOLOL

    You may not feel it now, but I assure you its within 8 to 10 months time. The damaged in our economy is going to be beyond anyone believe but many still believe the down play on our MSMs. Where our neighbours are experiencing growth (even double digits) what have we done ?

    Take a walk with WIDE OPEN EYES to Tuas I encourage you. Its 40% or more of our economy are generated from there!

    1/3, 1/2 or whatever you have ingrained in your mind. Every Sinkies is going to suffer if they continue to run this economy. This land has no more $$ for them to run another 4 years.

    1 statement :

    ‘U PUT THEM IN CONTROL AGAIN EVERYONE IS GOING TO LIFE IS GOING TO BE VERY TOUGH AND MORE COST ESCALATION (look at the last mandate Sinkies has handed over)? IN ANOTHER WORD….DIE…YOU MOVE AWAY FROM THEM, YOU WILL HAVE A 50% CHANCE OF SURVIVAL. INFACT, THE NEW INCUMBENT WILL HAVE TO PERFORM TO PROVE THEIR WORTH’.

    That much from my tiny guppy mind for you guys to insult.

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLIOLOLOLOL……

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  • patriot of Temesak:

    John Lim:
    I would advise that any future coalition don’t try to change the government all at once. The opposition has not proved themselves as a credible alternative, unlike the Malaysian opposition.

    Look what happened in the last G.E. They fielded every constituency,
    and KBW came out with a very shrewd statement on day before voters went to the polls – “no guarantee PAP will form the next Government”. That frightened the daylights out of people – because they are not sure that they will be better (or worse) than the PAP. So voters chose the PAP who got the highest percent ever of more than 70% votes. How do you explain that?

    Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it! Just field 50% of the wards and try to get one third parliament seats. Then prove yourself in Parliament. And in the next election, you can try to go all out.

    The High % is owing to SYMPATHY votes for a Bastard who HUNG on till he DIED!!!…if The Sashay dragon DIES according to the OWL’s HOOT @ Istana he may gain Sympathy Votes again for the PAP…hopefully he will DIE after the GE for the Sins of the father & his as Karma & Retribution

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  • HarderTruths:

    I for one hope they are successful – if only to give voice to the minority who oppose despotism and the takeover of $G by FT.

    However I am also a realist. I believe it is impossible to change what the majority of $G locals have allowed to happen. Our island does not belong to us anymore and the current government cannot be uprooted without something very drastic happening to us.

    The future does not look good – opposition or not. The best tht can happen for those of us still in $G is not to be left out in the cold. Hopefully the opposition coalition can help in this.

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  • salkv:

    John Lim..Dont be an arse hole by giving this advice:-

    “I would advise that any future coalition don’t try to change the government all at once. The opposition has not proved themselves as a credible alternative, unlike the Malaysian opposition.
    Look what happened in the last G.E. They fielded every constituency,
    and KBW came out with a very shrewd statement on day before voters went to the polls – “no guarantee PAP will form the next Government”. That frightened the daylights out of people – because they are not sure that they will be better (or worse) than the PAP. So voters chose the PAP who got the highest percent ever of more than 70% votes. How do you explain that?

    2015 election results does not reflect fair play:-
    -Majority of voters were the elderly citizens.
    -Lee Kuan Yew died
    -Properganda daily on TV –This was for elderly consumptions who only get news from the media as they are too old to go to the oppo rally..One sided news are reported on TV and Radio.Elderly voted for PAP due to LKY passing and a sense of pity or being last parting shot for him
    -New citizens all voted for PAP.
    -Media only reports a small paragraph in comparison to PAP bullshit.
    -Bear in mind that most policies and LAW has been there for more then 50 years..so if the oppo take over all this policies and LAWs cannot be changed in 5 Years..only improve or refine.
    -The 3rd gen PAP only follow and modify some policy so for the oppo will also be the same.
    -Redrawing of electoral boundry
    -Implement policy are not done by PAP Ministers–Civil Servants ensures that it is followed–so we just need to proceed with that system..look at America/Malaysia to name a few..change in govt does not equate to collapse of a country…Civil servants and ordinary citizen will ensure life goes on normally…
    -Fear tactic..this needed to be debunked
    -Since Oppo cannot use the media to spread the actual situition or the screw up done by this present PAP guys..its would be best to spread the news in social media and by word of mouth to the older generations.
    To be continuied at a later date-These feed back are from the ground ie is independant citizen including new citizen who has been here for mor then 10 years…

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  • rukidding:

    I have always believe that there are 30% Elitist who are getting Richer just by “screwing” the rest …all because of the “40 % in Middle ground kiasi” who are the ones “supporting for Pap”

    It is this group of “Kiasi and kiasu”…like my elder sister and elder brother ( both of whom were civil and quasi servants)…who are now “being fcuked” ( ask to retire ) / or was last transferred to “sunset” department to “demoralised” them….hoping for self resignation.

    Happy and same time,…sad to say,….they have now come to realised that they were just Pappy’s Pawn and that their “services is no longer needed nor appreciated”.

    Such,…is the real happening to these Pioneer gen workers from the G service.

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  • clown pap incest !!!:

    HarderTruths:
    I for one hope they are successful – if only to give voice to the minority who oppose despotism and the takeover of $G by FT.

    However I am also a realist. I believe it is impossible to change what the majority of $G locals have allowed to happen. Our island does not belong to us anymore and the current government cannot be uprooted without something very drastic happening to us.

    The future does not look good – opposition or not. The best tht can happen for those of us still in $G is not to be left out in the cold. Hopefully the opposition coalition can help in this.

    there is a rule under the sky.

    if nothing good to say, don’t say it.

    failure begins with doubt. just thinking cannot be done is the start of failure.

    success begins with hope. hope that clown pap be trounced GE2019 gives hope. this hope becomes reality if 50.01% of fellow citizens believe in the hope.

    unless you are pap PA paid IB Lj, we don’t think you are, if there is nothing good, don’t say. say only if can contribute to boosting morale in OPPOSITION fight to dethrone clown and put him, and his wife, in jail.

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  • Bapak:

    Voters have to answer just one question before they cast their vote – Are their lives better than 5 years ago, under PAP? That will answer your typical Sinkies’ mentality & stupidity.

    John Lim:
    I would advise that any future coalition don’t try to change the government all at once. The opposition has not proved themselves as a credible alternative, unlike the Malaysian opposition.

    Look what happened in the last G.E. They fielded every constituency,
    and KBW came out with a very shrewd statement on day before voters went to the polls – “no guarantee PAP will form the next Government”. That frightened the daylights out of people – because they are not sure that they will be better (or worse) than the PAP. So voters chose the PAP who got the highest percent ever of more than 70% votes. How do you explain that?

    Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it! Just field 50% of the wards and try to get one third parliament seats. Then prove yourself in Parliament. And in the next election, you can try to go all out.

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  • True facts:

    Yap true it’s getting harder and harder to live in this little red dot.

    Taxi driver also drive until death you read today’s news?

    You see the pressure here.

    That’s why more and more locals go to stay in JB.

    Hard life here.

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  • John Lim:

    UniQ: When you have Sinkies Brain like this, you’re fugged for the next 12 years….LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL…
    wonder how many 12 years does an adult has to live to their golden age ??
    Sinkies with Brains ?? I doubt, REALLY DOUBT…..

    Don’t just talk empty rhetoric. Give your reasons why. Wait and see, who has the last laugh!

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  • John Lim:

    Bapak:
    August 2, 2018 at 3:36 am (Quote)
    Voters have to answer just one question before they cast their vote – Are their lives better than 5 years ago, under PAP? That will answer your typical Sinkies’ mentality & stupidity.

    What makes you think the opposition has a hope of winning the next G.E.,coalition or no coalition?

    Well, well wait and see.

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  • What r wrong say in plain word:

    Any person who thinks that their sons n daughters r better than the sons n daughters of the citizens even they have no experience compared to the citizens, that person is a danger to the nation if he is in politics. Such a person is corrupt just with that notion. If any citizrn support such a person politically, he/she not only endangers. impede the future n safety of their children n grandchildren but also betray his/her country. Clean govt is clean not just because they do not take under the table but also they do not abuse their power to ensure compliancy by promoting plps with rewards at the expense of benefits due to the citizenry. Confict of interest is a real issue n has no exemption on any reason eg shits like career success which may even hinghed to opacity.
    No clean govt needs to cover their track and operate in darkness. Roy is a sacrificial lamb to awake Singaporeans Mahathir – Najib sago is an eye opener to the derogatory remarks of political leaders on the citizenry n get away unscathed. Time to get back justice n set justice on these scumbag biws.

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  • UniQ:

    John Lim: Don’t just talk empty rhetoric. Give your reasons why. Wait and see, who has the last laugh!

    I’m flattered with your kind comment. Indeed, we’ll see.

    Anyway, I believe you’re among the Sinkies that are feeling the heat. If not you’ll won’t have cited the advise posted earlier.

    I wish you success in your endeavour to improve the current plight/s you may have.

    * PRIDE * is a big thing in every Sinkie isn’t it ?
    Sad, PRIDE does not equal Survival…our gahmen has taught you all wrong.

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  • another:

    Did you all notice that the PAP is so quiet now?

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  • TCB not strength:

    If the good nonpaplp former es can convince GCT that the next GE is his golden chance n last chance to wipe away his shame for betraying Singaporeans who affirmed his leadership at a the National Referendum to seek t against the tyrannic pressure of the yet to take shape nepotic regime n his succumb to plp the tyrant for reasons only he knows by being his seat warmer for the imbecile on n the continued nepotic regime by taking on supporting the reformation and return to democracy n burn up the dirts accumulated y since his own suicidal acts on his human value n dignity to be a running puppy. If he can gather sufficient courage to set himself ffre from the last few decades of shame n living in shame n guilt of politically selg gratified fortune.
    Chinese should know alk the symptoms of decaying dynasty. Liu Wa of PRC recently proced a periodic on the Song dynasty has shown what a nepotic chief aka emperor would do to save tge damn skin of his family by not living by his kingly words n still maintain aevil shrouded self righteousness only a scumbags n tyrant will do.
    e if LK banana symptom prevails, then tgey r as daft as LK banana himself would think they r.
    Time to get back your human dignity n respect.

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  • Bapak:

    画共子不必画出肠

    John Lim: Don’t just talk empty rhetoric. Give your reasons why. Wait and see, who has the last laugh!

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  • Bapak:

    画公子不必画出肠

    John Lim: Don’t just talk empty rhetoric. Give your reasons why. Wait and see, who has the last laugh!

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  • No Time Already Dumbo:

    John Lim:
    I would advise that any future coalition don’t try to change the government all at once. The opposition has not proved themselves as a credible alternative, unlike the Malaysian opposition.

    Look what happened in the last G.E. They fielded every constituency,
    and KBW came out with a very shrewd statement on day before voters went to the polls – “no guarantee PAP will form the next Government”. That frightened the daylights out of people – because they are not sure that they will be better (or worse) than the PAP. So voters chose the PAP who got the highest percent ever of more than 70% votes. How do you explain that?

    Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it! Just field 50% of the wards and try to get one third parliament seats. Then prove yourself in Parliament. And in the next election, you can try to go all out.

    There is no more time for gradual transition. PAP must be removed swiftly in one blow and all the evil policies rectified , including getting back all the stolen money through leegal corruption. There has never been a democracy, you never leave 2/3 of dictatorship around.

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  • Bapak:

    Never under estimate the public angst. Water can hold ship, can also sink ship. The day LKY warned Aljunied GRC will repent the next 5 yrs, two ministers were kicked out. Many Singaporeans are having good lives & don’t see the other side, how the poor suffers due to the high cost of living caused by PAP one-sided policies. They are not compassionare enough to see or even accept the fact. We are simply not united. And the day they come for you, no one will be there to speak out for you. Is this nation building? Is this the kind of society you want your future generations to grow up with? Change while you still have a chance.

    They are very afraid of TCB, otherwise why they can go to such extend to change the Presidential Election rules only Milo Kosong can qualified. Such under-the-belt tactnic is unacceptable in a truely demoncratic society. They can easily passed rules & policies that only benefit themselves because simply there isn’t enough opposition in parliament.
    Why are they so afraid TCB as President of Singapore? Are there a lot of skeletons inside they cannot afford to let him dig out? Is this the kind of government we want? Do they really care for all or care only themselves? You still subscribe to such government?

    I’m very honest with you here. You want to be righteous, then go all the way. No one can guarantee the new government would be better. But do give them a chance, If no good, 5 yrs later, kick them out. PAP has been given 50 yrs chance & we saw things are getting from bad to worst, under this Clown.

    LKY will not make such a remark that one day PAP will be replaced. I’m sure, inside his heart then, he knew his son has done damages to Spore but just too proud to admit it. For this, I respect him. Do your part bro, give the coalition a chance not for yourself but for your children’s future. Thank you.

    John Lim:
    Bapak:
    August 2, 2018 at 3:36 am (Quote)
    Voters have to answer just one question before they cast their vote – Are their lives better than 5 years ago, under PAP? That will answer your typical Sinkies’ mentality & stupidity.

    What makes you think the opposition has a hope of winning the next G.E.,coalition or no coalition?

    Well, well wait and see.

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  • Singaporeans Will Support !:

    Singaporeans do not want 9% GST!

    Singaporeans cannot ‘swallow’ 30% Water Tax, rise in Electricity tariffs and Gas. High premiums for CareShield especially for females!

    Singaporeans want a Cabinet that do not draw filthy pay packets; a World Record indeed!

    Singaporeans are fed up with PE 2017 and Lee Family Saga!

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  • PAPPIES REALLY TOO MUCH TAX US:

    True pappies tax so much on the peoples until pok kai.

    Even most of the people no job yet they keep increasing everythings.

    People are crying out to heaven to send a true hero to help us.

    They keep taxing the poor to give to the rich.

    Heaven can wait but they can’t.

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