Lim Tean’s response to PM Lee’s NDR speech

My fellow Singaporeans,

I am sure by now that many of you have had the chance to watch Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Rally speech last Sunday. Though in truth, as many of you have already realised, this was not a National Day Rally speech, it was an electioneering speech, laden with election gimmicks because vote-harvesting time is around the corner and he is trying to entice vulnerable Singaporeans to vote for him and his party. I expect that elections will happen very soon, and all of us that strive for a better Singapore should ready ourselves for the most decisive political battle of the last half century.

It was not a speech that sought to inspire, to uplift Singaporeans to meet the future with a hopeful spirit. It was a defensive speech, one that shamelessly attempted to buy the votes of the very people that the Government has been short-changing for years.

It borrowed heavily from the past, speculated about the future, but said nothing about the issues of today, issues that the PAP regime themselves have created. They say that we need them for the stability of our country, but what they have given us is instability in our own homes. A raft of large price hikes on water and electricity do not show stability. What it demonstrates is reactionary thinking and incredible short-sightedness.

Singaporeans also see this and their online comments have been rightfully derisive towards the PAP’s latest vote buying scheme. We heard about this newly-minted ‘Merdeka’ generation the PAP just created. Lee Hsien Loong realizes that this generation represents 500,000 voters that he’s is in trouble with. To him, rather than the ‘Merdeka’ generation, they are actually the ‘mediocre’ generation, because his party has treated them with contempt for decades, allowed their jobs to be taken away, not returned their CPF at 55 as promised, and kept them on stagnant wages while the cost of living accelerated as they laboured to build a first-world country.

So, in truth, rather than the ‘Merdeka’ generation, they are the forgotten generation. For so many in this forgotten generation, they laboured incredibly long hours for their families, missed time with their children to build this nation. Yet so many in this generation today are reduced to driving Grab to make a living, despite their qualifications and their ability. They are many of the best and brightest of our country. Many of them do not have retirement adequacy today because the bulk of their CPF went to paying for overpriced HDB apartments. They may wish also to speak with Singaporeans from the Pioneer generation who realise the grave limitations of the Pioneer Generation Package, and that at the end of the day it did not amount to much, because of the astronomical increase in healthcare costs. A glass with no bottom will never be full or even half full.

And so now Lee Hsien Loong has given them a grandiose name, he’s evoked the image of his late father and created some paltry package, all in a desperate attempt to appeal to their emotions and win back their votes. But Singaporeans are smarter than he gives them credit for, and they see this scheme for what it is. I am sure that the forgotten generation realise that what the PAP is giving them now is what the PAP took away from them in terms of higher taxes and relentless price increases over the last few years. It is the proverbial “I will give you one chicken wing and take away the whole chicken!”

My fellow Singaporeans, how unoriginal of him! Isn’t it blatantly obvious that he’s trying to recreate the conditions of 2015? Isn’t it pathetic that LHL and the PAP, as they realise that their grip on our society is weakening, desperately try to win us back with nostalgia rather than real policies that we desperately need? But hey – at least they changed the CHAS card from yellow to orange.

But I want to talk about the other main fixture of LHL’s speech, an issue that cuts ordinary Singaporeans to the bone: HDBs. We heard about an alphabet soup of new acronyms: VERS, HIP, HIP 2. But, my fellow Singaporeans, all he is doing is sugaring the pill. In an attempt to appease you, he has offered to simply recondition your flats, refurbishment, which, at the end of the day, you will still be paying for with your CPF and hard-earned cash! All this to distract you from the fact that, at the end of the day, they’re still worth nothing after 99 years. What LHL fed us yesterday is nothing more than a David Copperfield sleight of hand. I don’t need to remind any of you that there was once a time, a very recent time, when the PAP claimed that HDB flats were investments. Even as recently as 2011, Lee Hsien Loong’s father told us that HDB prices would never go down. LHL said the same thing only a few years later. That they were assets that would continually appreciate in value. Now, only a few years later, he is not even trying to sell that idea.

He has retreated to appeasing you with schemes that avert your attention, that talk about nothing but reconditioning your flats and ignoring the REAL problem – that your flat is still reduced to zero value at the end of the day. That you’re a lessee, not an owner. Although I may add, Lawrence Wong is still trying to continue with the fairy tale. But all fairy tales end when the cold winds of reality hit our face. The PAP is not offering a solution to the housing problem. They’re kicking the can down the road. HIP 2 in 10 years and VERS in 20 years. And none of these are any real solutions to the problem! LHL won’t even be around when these schemes kick into operation. What does it solve? It solves nothing, but it does show the mediocrity of LHL and his government. They need 20 years to even plan for VERS! Where is the brilliance of his so-called 4G leaders, or is the PAP’s creativity limited to only inventing more acronyms?

But HDB reconditioning and vote-buying handouts were not the only feature in LHL’s speech. You heard from LHL who suggested the main problem with the cost of living issue is peoples rising aspirations and lifestyles. So, he is blaming us for not making better decisions! But Singaporeans let me ask you, does your 50 dollars today buy as much as it did five years ago? Did your income keep up with the costs that are being heaped upon you almost day by day? Do you think that your wage increases have kept pace with price hikes on water and electricity imposed by an uncaring government? And how does Lee Hsien Loong suggest that we cope with these cost increases? “Use Wi-Fi instead of 4G when you watch movies.” That’s ridiculous! That statement alone is a testament to how out of touch LHL is with the common man. He wants to take the rest of us back to the dark ages. All these cost increases don’t matter an iota to him! The multi-million-dollar income of he and his wife has left him out of touch with the lives of everyday Singaporeans! It’s absurd to be lectured on our expenditures by a prime minister who earns more in a single day that most Singaporeans do in a matter of months. Once again, the likes of Lee Hsien Loong and Goh Chok Tong and the PAP live in a different city from us. These people who lecture us are the same people who say that teachers should be paying more for car parking at their school so that their wages will be ‘clean’ when they themselves get to park in many places for 1 dollar per day!

What we need now is not any hyperbole on false sentimentality. On the eve of the bicentennial of our founding by Raffles in 1819, what we need is a rebirth of that Singapore spirit which created our Nation and which binds us as a community based on the shared fact that we are all Singaporeans. I know that many of you do not have that sense of national pride anymore — that most of you chose not to hang the National Flag out on National Day. That many of you do not feel at home in your country now. And yet that human spirit is an eternal flame in all of us which will never be extinguished.

That Singapore spirit is able to bring about change so that conditions can improve. That human spirit was what drove the colonial British out nearly 60 years ago. If we are determined, we know that together we can defeat the dark forces which intend to keep ordinary Singaporeans down and under their control. Together, we can take back our country. That will be our true Merdeka and we will all be the Merdeka generation!

 

Lim Tean

 

 

 

 

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26 Responses to “Lim Tean’s response to PM Lee’s NDR speech”

  • Crazy Rich PAPpy:

    So true! A Nat’l Day Rally but it’s like an Election Rally.

    Only the arrogant PAP can make all kinds of proposals and promises and expect people to trust them. I’m talking about their VERS. It’s with no head, no tail, no details.! Only can tell us it’ll be happening in 20 yrs’ time! Oman! It’s like naming a baby 20 yrs in advance before he/she is born.

    Had the VERS been proposed by the oppositions, for sure the LEEder and his parrot ministers would hit the gong, make an issue of it and had the media publishing in big headlines and font, accusing the opposition party of trying to raid the reserves with this kind of detailless, unplanned and uncertain housing proposals. Agree?

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  • PM Talk Cock:

    PM proposed three solutions for us to reduce the cost of living namely :

    1) Save On Internet charges. Watch film, download using WIFI at home or at WIFI locations. On the other hand he is encouraging us to go Cashless by paying for our purchases using the handphone. How to do it without Internet Connection ?

    2) Buy cheap Milk Powder instead of expensive ones. Why not import Milk Powder From China ? Then he will be held responsible for the death of many babies. Like when they implement Stop At Two campaign. Many babies were aborted.

    3) Eat cheaper food that cost below 3 Dollars at the Hawker Center. Can, provided everyday you can stand eating Mee Siam Without Hum. With Hum will cost 4 Dollars.

    He should order the Million Dollar Ministers to try out the above solutions and then recommend them to the citizens. Talk is cheap. Kong Lan Cheow Way.

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  • Malaysia boleh Singapore bodoh:

    So true. LHL was obviously campaigning because he knows PAP is in deep shit because he is a FAILURE. REGIME CHANGE is the light at the end of the PAP tunnel.

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  • 鸟龙的人:

    十年前牠说:
    新鲜猪肉$9,冷冻猪肉$6
    大家改吃冷冻猪肉是一样的
    BMW跟TOYOTA一样吗??
    甘林老母超鸡拜

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  • Time to Change Car & Driver,!:

    LTK once said he is the ‘co-driver’ and will keep the ‘driver’ awake!

    Now that LTK has taken a back seat, it is time we ‘change car and find a ‘More reliable driver’ to ensure a comfortable ride for Singaporeans.

    Singaporeans want Dr Tan Cheng Bock as our ‘new driver’ and we need a ‘new car’ to replace the ’60 years old boneshaker’!

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  • Bobo:

    Don’t understand what all the PLP audience applausing for. Maybe they thought they were the highly paid superstar invited to act in front of the cameras.

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  • We shall overcome:

    Only medicine for this PAP disease is to VTO.
    As many of them as possible. Rock their ivory towers till they crumble &fall!

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  • LIONS:

    Gini HIGH.
    WE MAKE IT HIGHER,WE WANT THE TOP PLACING!

    WAGE UNEQUALITY PLUS INHERITANCE INEQUALITY(POOR MAN’S LAND GOT ACQUIRED TO BUILD HDB WHICH THE GOVT TAKES BACK 99 YEARS,NO MORE).
    MEANWHILE,LIM KIM SAN PROPERTY TO AUCTION FIR MINIMUM $100 MILLION?

    THE ELDERLY CARDBOARD COLLECTOR 2-ROOM HDB LEFT BEHIND BY LATE HUSBAND WILL BE RETURNED TO GIVT,NO INHERITANCE AT ALL!

    BRAVO,ARI$toCRAP$!

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  • Idiotic PM.:

    Definitely, he will use goodies, public money and selects the past fames here and there from the dirty, dead old fart to collect more votes. He had done these tricks sucessfully many times in the past; he will do it again and again in 101% for sure. The last dangerous weapons that he uses in the end are Government machineries, PAP police and PAP court. Countless numbers of the opposition members are destroyed by this PM, dirty dead old man and other PAP gangs in the past.
    Dear Lim Tean and others in a new coalition party, keep guard on yourselves and be watchful on the PAP bastards.

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  • CI:

    Guy can’t be trusted.

    He raised $ from public and hasn’t delivered on his promise for defamation video and jobs rally.

    They were scheduled for Sept 2017 then Nov 2017.

    He said in Oct 2017 “The defamation video is in the process of being finalised . We are adding animation so it is taking a bit longer than expected . But we should be able to release it in the 1st half of November . Apologies for the delay .

    ‘As for the jobs rally , that was postponed because of the anticipated Presidential Elections and the ensuing outcry following the walkover . We are planning to put on the rally in November and have an exciting lineup of speakers . We intend to have a jobs rally like never before and will be informing Singaporeans of details soon !”

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  • Pakatan Singapura:

    Crazy Rich PAPpy:
    So true! A Nat’l Day Rally but it’s like an Election Rally.

    Only the arrogant PAP can make all kinds of proposals and promises and expect people to trust them. I’m talking about their VERS. It’s with no head, no tail, no details.! Only can tell us it’ll be happening in 20 yrs’ time! Oman! It’s like naming a baby 20 yrs in advance before he/she is born.

    Had the VERS been proposed by the oppositions, for sure the LEEder and his parrot ministers would hit the gong, make an issue of it and had the media publishing in big headlines and font, accusing the opposition party of trying to raid the reserves with this kind of detailless, unplanned and uncertain housing proposals. Agree?

    PM Talk Cock:
    PM proposed three solutions for us to reduce the cost of living namely :

    1) Save On Internet charges. Watch film, download using WIFI at home or at WIFI locations. On the other hand he is encouraging us to go Cashless by paying for our purchases using the handphone. How to do it without Internet Connection ?

    2) Buy cheap Milk Powder instead of expensive ones. Why not import Milk Powder From China ? Then he will be held responsible for the death of many babies. Like when they implement Stop At Two campaign. Many babies were aborted.

    3) Eat cheaper food that cost below 3 Dollars at the Hawker Center. Can, provided everyday you can stand eating Mee Siam Without Hum. With Hum will cost 4 Dollars.

    He should order the Million Dollar Ministers to try out the above solutions and then recommend them to the citizens. Talk is cheap. Kong Lan Cheow Way.

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  • Bapak:

    Before GE, from Pioneer Generation -> Majullah Generation, a lot of sweet talks. They use your tax money to give you and want your vote.

    After GE, you become Poor Generation. They take back those money and more of your money.

    After 50 years, if you still don’t know you are daft. WAKE UP!

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  • Dont hold your breath:

    Last year the Clown spoke about Diabetes!
    This year talk a lot about HDB upgrading but didnt say much .
    Next year i wonder what he’ll go on & on about.
    Perhaps another sore topic amongst us sgs , the CPF withdrawal age n such.
    Mayb he’s gonna tell us no more age limit…till death do us n our cpf part??
    Talk n talk so much for whaaat?
    Action speaks louder than words!

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  • True facts:

    High time for regime change.

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  • 包青天:

    鸟龙的人:
    十年前牠说:
    新鲜猪肉$9,冷冻猪肉$6
    大家改吃冷冻猪肉是一样的
    BMW跟TOYOTA一样吗??
    甘林老母超鸡拜

    阿龙不该坐马赛地,浪费纳税人的钱,坐日本制的小型车,同样是汽车,

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  • Titiana Ann Xavier:

    This year’s National Day Rally speech was an anti-climax. There was no attempt to galvanise the people to face the future. It was the worst speech ever delivered by PM Lee. He offered “goodies” for the Merdeka Generation and Singaporeans whose 99-year leases of HDB flats are running out. So mundane was his speech as his script revealed no tangible plot and left the nation bewildered and to ponder whether it is about time for him to make his exit on his own or be booted out by the people.

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  • Vote Lim Tean:

    I vote for Lim Tean anytime.

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  • Vote SDP:

    to support Lim Tean.

    Vote Lim Tean:
    I vote for Lim Tean anytime.

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  • Start a Save Singapore Fund!:

    Dr Tan Cheng Bock should start such a fund.

    Unfair that he uses his own monies to fight for us!

    Many Singaporeans will be more than willing to support him!

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  • Bustard:

    When no body want to listen to his NDR speech you know what he did?

    He spend your money to advertise his speech on the Youtube Channel.

    KNN a bit of peace away from the bustard face also cannot.

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  • People's Voices:

    Lim Tean party is called the People’s Voice..

    Don’t know then watch video…..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCV7ZsZBwFg

    Vote SDP:
    to support Lim Tean.

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  • Anon:

    @CI certainly reveals his small-mindedness going on about the non-delivery of videos etc.

    For more discerning Singaporeans, there are bigger fishes to fry. The country’s future is at stake, and all he can think about is his miserly contributions (maybe?).

    Here is somebody who actually reminds meof a younger LKY who is head and shoulders above many of the incumbents as well as most if not all of the opposition and has the real potential to lead Singapore to a better future for the ordinary folk. Even if it was a mistake to ask for contributions and not deliver, I think many would rather he kept his focus on the big issues if the day.

    I hope he is not distracted by petty whining!

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  • Vote SDP:

    to support Lim Tean

    Without People from SPD, Lim Tean has no Voice, let alone Party.

    Of course everyone knows Lim Tean, a Cambridge-educated lawyer who was previously partner at law firm Rajah and Tann.

    People's Voices:
    Lim Tean party is called the People’s Voice..

    Don’t know then watch video…..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCV7ZsZBwFg

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  • Go for a SMC first..:

    Get into Parliament and then prove you are worth the votes!

    Straight into a GRC will not be easy going and chances are slim.

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  • PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20:

    CI:
    Guy can’t be trusted.

    He raised $ from public and hasn’t delivered on his promise for defamation video and jobs rally.

    They were scheduled for Sept 2017 then Nov 2017.

    He said in Oct 2017 “The defamation video is in the process of being finalised . We are adding animation so it is taking a bit longer than expected . But we should be able to release it in the 1st half of November . Apologies for the delay .

    ‘As for the jobs rally , that was postponed because of the anticipated Presidential Elections and the ensuing outcry following the walkover . We are planning to put on the rally in November and have an exciting lineup of speakers . We intend to have a jobs rally like never before and will be informing Singaporeans of details soon !”

    You are dead right, CI. This guy cannot be trusted.

    He raised money from public and hasn’t delivered on his promise for defamation video and jobs rally.

    He, like Phillip Ang, quietly kept the money raised from the public and pretend nothing happen just like Najib and his cronies.

    With enemy like Lim Tean and Phillip Ang or GMS, we PAP GUARANTEE WIN 2019/20.

    PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN 2019/20
    -PAP Huat .. Huat .. Huat .. Earning less than 500K is Mediocre
    -Singaporeans support 9% GST so that minister will get paid > 500K and no longer mediocre
    -Singaporeans support 30% water increase so that minister will get paid > 500K and no longer mediocre

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  • clown, pap's chief failure Lj:

    PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20: You are dead right, CI. This guy cannot be trusted.

    He raised money from public and hasn’t delivered on his promise for defamation video and jobs rally.

    He, like Phillip Ang, quietly kept the money raised from the public and pretend nothing happen just like Najib and his cronies.

    With enemy like Lim Tean and Phillip Ang or GMS, we PAP GUARANTEE WIN 2019/20.

    PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN 2019/20
    -PAP Huat .. Huat .. Huat .. Earning less than 500K is Mediocre
    -Singaporeans support 9% GST so that minister will get paid > 500K and no longer mediocre
    -Singaporeans support 30% water increase so that minister will get paid > 500K and no longer mediocre

    wah, is this how pap and gang behave?

    didn’t you say previously they could NOT raise any money, until someone in TRE corrected you, and now you talk like they can raise money but not as cunning as your pap clan members?

    what a shame.

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