Institutionalised Opposition?

I refer to Mr Pritam Singh’s comment of wanting to become one of the numerous Institutions and High Level Committees that we already have in the Country, as carried over from a report by “Mothership”.

I am puzzled of Mr Singh’s gestures as I understand Singaporeans grieviances to be directed against those very Institutions that are perceived to be fruitless and ineffective.

What they want currently, is an overhaul of the entire system which they feel is a failure and I’m quite surprised that Mr Singh is actually seeking to be a part of it?

In the words of DPM Teo Chee Hean in the 2006 elections to Desmond Lim of the SDA when he contested Pasir Ris-Punggol, of his plans for the Ward to which Desmond mentioned to vote for him and he’ll then implement those plans. DPM asked Desmond to consider joining his grassroots.

I thought that if the Workers’ Party is going to be PAP in blue, what is the point of casting the vote for them? I remembered Sylvia Lim’s speech on 2011 Nomination to vote for the WP and you will see improvements to your lives, has there been any noticable difference since?

 

Jim Yap

 

 

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21 Responses to “Institutionalised Opposition?”

  • Together We need:

    You will need to use whatever instrument, blunt or whatsoever to firstly;

    1) Unseat
    2) CleanUp, check into the billions of billions
    3) then educate Singh.

    We Chinese call it “borrow weight”, it means “to be able to socialize for common success”.

    Not now, otherwise, you remain the failure.

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  • LIONS:

    Jim,i am with you.
    WP has been disappointing.
    Btw,why has ltk step down at relatively young age?
    Trying to protect pen$ion money?

    I await oppo alliance for next GE

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  • Merobok:

    It is unfair to criticize the WP as being ineffective. Consider that they are only 6 of them fighting against a bunch of cronies who sing in accordance with a songbook.
    They have tried their very best but needs support for more of their members to be voted in.
    Do not allow the GE in 2019 to be a whitewash but to deny the PAP two their majority!

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  • Msia running dog no NSF:

    since Dr Mahatir PH success May 9, 2018, clown pap is worried about Pakatan Singapura toppling clown pap.

    so worried that clown pap is now doing all it can to prevent a coalition government from forming by openly courting WP.

    but let us tell you an open secret.

    WP is playing along with clown pap. once votes are cast and results announced, WP is going to give clown pap the middle finger. WP shall join the rest of Pakatan Singapura to form coalition government.

    after all, everyone is waiting for New Government to investigate the number of good class properties, freehold ones, not the 99 year leasehold HDB rental, of lky and lky wife, and how much taxes they have saved by law changed just before mama up the lorry, and thereafter papa up the lorry.

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  • MikeB:

    WP is playing the very slow, steady and cautious game. Sorry it will not work, period. We need a strong coalition party led by Dr Tan CB to kick them out by next elections, cannot wait any longer, too much damage done already.

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  • MikeB:

    WP is playing the very slow, steady and cautious game. Sorry it will not work, period. We need a strong coalition party led by Dr Tan CB to kick PAP out by next elections, cannot wait any longer, too much damage done already.

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  • EXTERNAL Forces:

    The WP is not the OPPOSITION party the people want. No citizens of the world wants a opposition party who only wants to serve as opposition with no intention to overthrow the garment.

    Unfortunately, like the 70% , the wp voters are also stuck with wp because of their thinking.

    The Only way to topple the regime is by External Forces. Singaporeans have no talent to overthrow .
    I stand by my words.

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  • Guess The Timing Isn't Right!:

    When one has a court case in hand, it is rather difficult to focus on other matters!

    Singaporeans must give support and understand the predicament WP has got into. If poorly managed, it could spell the end of WP at the next GE!

    Voters must keep watch and ensure justice prevails.

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  • Battle at High Court Begins..:

    May God protects WP and ensures justice and equality and the Rule of Law in Singapore.

    29.1%(maybe 45% or more now) are attentively following the case.

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  • LAN Tut Kang:

    I struck a deal with the Devil.

    Your truly
    LTK
    LAN Tut Lang

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  • Wankers Party !!:

    He looks like Shanmugam in a way?
    Distant relative?
    Now even a committee member!

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  • PANTHERS:

    Fully agree. I think Pritam is a PAP planted stooge into WP. His actions have been consistent to my suspicion. LTK too was a PAP puppet all the while.

    The only true opposition party in Singapore is SDP. But because of CSJ’s baggage, has not been able to gain any seat in Parliament. It’s a pity. Sad.

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  • Bystander:

    PAP and Workers Party sama sama, just for show only.
    Next time vote SDP.
    Both Pritam and LTK are spies to front WP only.

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  • Bobo:

    Why keep attacking WP? They are struggling like us as well. If can’t give helping hands, then give them our blessings, at least.

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  • My Grandson is Gay:

    PANTHERS:
    Fully agree. I think Pritam is a PAP planted stooge into WP. His actions have been consistent to my suspicion. LTK too was a PAP puppet all the while.

    The only true opposition party in Singapore is SDP. But because of CSJ’s baggage, has not been able to gain any seat in Parliament. It’s a pity. Sad.

    Singaporeans are too naive.
    The never even suspected why a opposition party never participate in seminars or protests.
    It’s all due to gullibility that allowed them to TRUST so deeply.

    Top in maths and science but no top inventions as great as Google, by native-born citizen ? So many FT needed ? Low salary FT jobs?

    The natives will be replaced by new citizens because they are plain sitting ducks.

    Be Gay or be Squay

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  • Wanking Now:

    LIONS:
    Jim,i am with you.
    WP has been disappointing.
    Btw,why has ltk step down at relatively young age?
    Trying to protect pen$ion money?

    I await oppo alliance for next GE

    His package is with longan?

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  • HarderTruths:

    The only institution he should belong to is IMH.

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  • High Pay High Corruption:

    WP themselves are now being fixed by PAP, which is using whatever means to discredit WP and oppositions. As the election is coming, the PAP is all out desperately to maintain absolute control of this country to cover-up the Kleptocracy, including installing a fake Malay president, despite WP playing a less than effective and pliant role in parliament.

    Sinkies should realise that the root of all problems must be fixed first, that is to remove PAP in government. Without achieving this, any opposition minority will face the same predicament as WP, with all the PAP political and state machineries coming down on them, under any real or fake pretexts.

    Singapore is in rapid decline and in huge mess under the policies of PAP alone.
    There is only one thing to remember now, change the government, kick out the PAP.

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  • waste of time zzz:

    dont tell me about 6 oppies mp vs the whole gang of pappies in parliament. wp has been disappointing. ltk famously said that he will slap the driver of the car if the driver fall asleep at the wheel. has he done that? have our lives changed after ge2015? instead everything went up but our salaries remain stagnant! what is wp doing???

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  • Sinkies Deserve It:

    WP has a class divide in the opposition camp, never ever joining any of the opposition alliance’s meetings. Hopefully, the three WP MPs are disqualified in the next election. For the rest, it is better for them to pledge alliance to PAP. We do not need an impotent opposition party that serves to block real opposition in parliament.

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  • Puzzled by Pritam's statement:

    I remember Sylvia Lim’s famous speech made in parliament opposing aggressively against the PAP’s proposal to pay themselves millions of dollars in ministerial salaries . I believe that video is still available on youtube! That was a speech I watch several times which you could see that all the ministers had their heads down , perhaps in shame, after all these money come from the tax payers who are all suffering currently throught entrenchments unemployment,under employments and displacement by foreigners that the pap allowed in!
    By Pritam’s agreements with TCH in parliament , we are all very confused,when has WP changed position? It is tantamount to betrayal to WP’s supporters who are all against sky high ministerial salaries.

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