The worst PM of Singapore is none other than Goh Chok Tong

Recently there is some hype of the book Tall Order, a biography about Goh Chok Tong’s personal life up to the point where he became Prime Mineter.

I always wonder why people like him as an PM despite of all the bad policies which came into effect during his charge. Make no mistake about it – almost all the bad policies we face now came into effect during his tenure as Prime Minister.

This is one of the main reasons why I sent a team to contest in Marine Parade back in 2011 even though everyone was saying he was so popular that whoever contested in Marine Parade might just lose their deposit!

I made my first speech of GE2011, putting on the fire against GCT. Be it GST, ERP, COE, or the opening up the flood gate to Foreign Talent Policy which resulted in high underemployment, all the bad policies that you can think of and name all came into effect under GCT administration.

The worse one was the Asset Enhancement scam, which saw drastic increases in HDB prices. The corresponding HDB upgrading vote buying has found its way into Singapore politics and created a culture of fear. Also because of this, our CPF are indirectly manipulated to a higher and higher minimum sum,

So Singaporeans should ask themselves, why would they like someone who had screwed them so hard with all these bad policies during his Premiership?

 

Goh Meng Seng

 

 

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27 Responses to “The worst PM of Singapore is none other than Goh Chok Tong”

  • never voted pap:

    well said. Goh Chock Tong is one of the worst.

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  • Bapak:

    Asset Enhancement was to give voters a ‘temporary’ sense of hope to make money, to satisfy the greed of the people. Those who bought their story were brought to cloud nine at that time to vote them in. All along this rogue PAP G knew HDB will be zero value comes 99 years later. All these scams are just for them to stay in power, they are lying through their teeth.

    Now, many are disappointed cause they are being brought back to the ground. Sinkies kena tipu big time by PAP.

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  • Who will buy 'his' book?:

    If one wants to write an autobiography, I felt it more appropriate to be written by oneself rather than getting someone else to write on one’s behalf. As ex=PM and into ‘retirement’, could he not afford time to write?

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  • opposition dude:

    Goondu Loong has done a worse job if you ask me. The policies that Goh had have been fine tuned by the goondu one to make even more money.

    And worst of all the goondu one continues to let aliens in by the hundreds of thousands every year. Singapore wasn’t that damn overcrowded when Goh was PM at least.

    Goondu Loong is easily the worst PM for me.

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  • GMS Out!:

    Let’s put it categorically clear;

    He is anytime better than your recent Ultra-Space Speech.

    Please automatically take back seat and don’t even try to dilute the counts.

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  • Mediocre Maverick:

    Woody is merely a puppet PM and apparently was a seat warmer for Pinky as dictated by the old man. Clearly I do not see real leadership qualities nor intelligence in him befitting the PM role.
    As with many discerning countrymen, I do not believe the things he revealed in this worthless book which I definitely will not read let alone purchase from the bookstore. Frankly I will not even accept it if it was given to me free. Waste of time and space. Period.

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  • HarderTruths:

    Mr Goh – you have done all you can. Thank you and best of luck to you.

    Unfortunately it is the decision of the electorate to commit hara-kiri.

    So don’t feel bad – there is nothing anyone of us can do anymore except wait for the inevitable end of this island nation built on greed and fear

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  • Dr. Chan:

    Worst is yet to come. Just imagine Keechiu paper General, fake bookworm scholar bugs bunny, with no one day of real world experience Chan taking over the PM spot. Singapore will truly be FINISHED – DONE FOR GOOD.

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  • HarderTruths:

    Mediocre Maverick: Frankly I will not even accept it if it was given to me free. Waste of time and space. Period.

    I heard from a friend his book is good if you have constipation.
    You will shit yourself.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    never voted pap:
    well said. Goh Chock Tong is one of the worst.

    He is the worst not “one of the worst”. Anyway being a seat warmer, he had to and needed to do that. This way his successor would look good just by doing a bit better. It so “happened” his successor is a clown! Could do nothing better.

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  • patriot of Temesak:

    I don’t disagree that the piece of wooden SHIT is hopeless…all the policies must get the NOD from the evil bast**d now dead…

    When belittled and insulted by the bast**d he did NOT dare to reign the bast**d in but lan2 take all the shit while waiting for the Idiot son to take over…had the Idiot not had CRABS crawling all over him he would have ascended the Throne earlier…

    after all did the bast**d not said that had the Idiot, not been his son he would be PM @ 35 LOL!!!

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  • st forum:

    It all started with GCT:
    It all started with GCT. He did not have the ability to think more than one step ahead at a time.

    His mechanical mind would rationalize the next move without the ability to foresee or visualize what would happen even one generation ahead, let alone more generations down the road.

    Not surprisingly, he was only able to come up with mechanical knee-jerk solutions, now perpetuated by those same mechanical minded 4G leaders.

    Those myopic minds were unable to foresee that such economic growth model pursued by them would not be sustainable, and would not translate into a better standard of living for the majority of Singaporeans, for the numerical manpower resources required to generate such (economic) growth would inevitably lead to intense competition for our limited resources, especially our extreme scarcity of land, which would precipitate a rise in our cost of living, and more acutely, in land-use intensive commodities such as housing, road transport and commercial retail space, which would be unmatched by whatever increases in income their low-grade economic model may generate.

    As it happened, many of our lower-end or even mid-tier wages actually went down or remained stagnant instead, again due to their unthinking unrestrictive immigration policies which no other country in the world would permit or have permitted.

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  • st forum:

    It all started with GCT:
    Incidentally, neither have they the ability to ask why no other country in the world have emulated their misguided and shortsighted economic model.

    Or were they able to see or admit that the real standard of living (ppp adjusted) of the average citizens of erstwhile tigers South Korea and Taiwan, or the comparable urban populations of Malaysia, Thailand or even China and Indonesia, have overtaken that of Singapore. Except for the humongously paid PAP elites, Singaporeans now envy the lives of our neighbors.

    Not surprisingly too, GCT missed his unrealistic (unthoughtful) predictions for Singaporeans such as the Swiss standard of living, or Singapore World Cup 2010, or HDB asset enhancement.

    Neither was he able to foresee the strains on the social fabric of importing huge number of foreigners too quickly without allowing enough time for them to assimilate into the native Singapore culture.

    Or worse, his inability to fathom the dire social consequences of allowing a foreign population to overwhelm the native population, with the resulting outrageous situation in which Singapore became the only nation in the world where foreigners not only have the audacity to belittle and insult its native citizens, but can actually discriminate and bully the locals.

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  • rukidding:

    So,…..after 50 years, we are just beginning to realised that most PAP policies are beginning to “back fired” ????

    Looks like “honeymoon” is over for OLD Bird Citizens while Fresh New Birds New Sillyzeans are “coming in” to “replaced and out balanced” those “awoken” old bird citizens ????

    LYK sure is “smart”…..he “ran away” ( literally died and disappeared into thin air)….and not having to “answer” for his “past mistakes and mis-judgement” ???

    Looks like if Opposition WINs in this next GE,….they will be like Malaysia’s PH,…..”having to , most probably….”reveal the truth of how bad things were and how it was concealed and covered up”…just like what Malaysia was “experiencing” ???

    I wonder by then….how many of these “obscenely paid” ,…so called “Talent” will..”kwai, kwai ” stay and wait to be “persecuted”???

    Or will they …”run road” ???

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  • LIONS:

    some ppl say,’SO FAR,SO GOOD’.
    We,common sgs can say,’SO FAR,SO BAD’???

    GONE ARE THE GOOD LEADERS,WE AWAIT BETTER N COMPASSIONATE WISE SGS TO LEAD US,even if it from OUTSIDE THE PAPsters.

    GO,OPPO GO ALLIANCE AND WIN LIKE LIONS!

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  • Mr Chiam writing a book?:

    Singaporeans love to hear Chiam’s side of the story, especially the part where he sued Goh Chok Tong and was awarded damages($30k)?

    No one wants to read ‘InsTall Orderly’, don’t waste our time!

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  • MarBowling:

    Just like his predecessor Lee Kayu, Woody thinks too highly of himself, period!

    He was telling the reporter that it’s was damn easy as ABC to step down as the 2nd PeeM, BUT damn difficult to ADJUST! Adjust WHAT? Apparently after squatting there as a seatwarmer, he has developed serious PUS or haemorrhoid resulting him having difficulty in ADJUSTING his SEATING POSITION every he wants to SIT DOWN!

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  • Dr. Chan:

    As I said before if Keechiu Chan were to take over as PM. Singapore most likely will be done for good.
    So we need somebody as the next PM to save Singapore. Someone who is down to earth, objective, knowledgeable, talk sense (instead of talking cock), good spoken English and articulate well, intelligent, with real world experience etc. Possibly Mr. Lim Tean? Dr. TCB? will bring hope to Singapore.

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  • LIONS:

    actuallyy,GOH COCK TONG is the MOST COCK PM.
    AND.LEE AH LOONG IS THE MOST LOONY.

    i dread to see another cartoon as PM,KEE CHIU FOR XO CHYE TOW KWAY…NOOOOOOOO!

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  • The Shameless Seatwarmer:

    Please tell us how a HDB asset enhancement scheme you promised becomes a zero value rental? You still owe us a Swiss living standard.
    Why did you lie about foreign talents to us which in fact are cheap labours?
    You artificially inflated the price of land in Singapore, raising the cost of living permanently and now we are stucked in this irreversible mess of high price of everything. While being a Chobolan now, you still have the cheek to talk about paying yourself obscene salary and setting a mediocre minimum pay of $500K for your cronies.
    Please don’t tell us your story which we have absolutely no interest in. From all the wrong things and mess that you had done, we know a lot about you already.
    If you can’t redeem yourself by setting right the wrong you have done, please just get lost in silence.

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  • Mediocre or worst?:

    It probably was the very powerful LKY pulling the strings of GCT’s premiership policies … all the PAP old guard checks and balances had been done away with.

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  • LIONS:

    Sad to see so MANY SGS falling into the CRACK$ brought about by GOH CT’s INCORPORATION OF SG.
    It has truly been ONE HELL OF A $IN CITY in recent years when LEE AH LONG came to the scene n INTRODUCES MANY MORE *WHATS WRONG WITH COLLECTING MORE MONEY* $cheme$.

    Besides,LEE AH LONG’s reckless FT POLICY PRACTICES have created a huge financial burden in a HIGH COL environment by making so many sgs JOBLESS N subsequently,UNEMPLOYABLE.

    THE LAST 2 PEE-M$ are jointly n severally responsible for screwing up our lives.

    History will record this.

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  • mike:

    Don’t put the blame on him. He is already a past tense. Which idiot thinks he can come back as mahathir no. 2? Daft sgies.

    Who made him the prime minister? Don’t be mistaken, is daft sgies again!

    Who votes in the G that untimately creates such shxt for us? Oh my… it us nonetheless sgies again!

    In a democractic society the people deserves their government.

    Blame us. We are a nation of dumb people, we are selfish and careless about hardworking people who made shxt income which cannot sustain a respectable living condition.

    We allow our ministers to make ugly level of income with tax-payer’s $$$$. But not use that for the benefits of our fellow countrymen in need.

    Sick nation we are. Blame ourselves.

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    @ Mediocre or worse:
    Absolutely spot on! The real puppeteer behind the scene was the late LKY. Woody Goh who was like his monicker tag says, a wooden puppet whose strings could be pulled by a greater power! Even his PM appointment was a public surprise as his stock & credentials wasn’t that high to begin with. But Tony Tan, the preferred successor, was a no-go because he was too closely related to the FamiLee (first cousin to Mrs Lee KY) – something which many in the public didn’t know; S.Dhabalan had suffered the ignomity of being slapped by LHL in 1990 & was excluded from due process giving the excuse that the “ethnic Chinese electorate [majority] was not yet ready for a prime minister of Indian ethnicity”. Ong Teng Cheong was [deemed] too closely aligned with the Chinese-speaking masses, lacking appeal to other communities (in other words, too independent-minded to be controlled) – instead he got kicked upstairs as PAP 1st elected President & we all knew what happened next. GCT was branded by LKY as “too stiff [wooden], lacking eloquence in public speaking” but GCT was then surprisingly given a LUCKY STRIKE! or rather he could be easily manipulated. And that was the true story of GCT as PM & LKY’s successor.
    Link: https://sgtalk.org/mybb/Thread-Why-LHL-slapped-Dhanabalan
    Bear in mind that GCT’s PM reign was not as bad as it looked in other people’s eyes (a-la Goh Meng Seng). GCT still had the services of 2G PAP figures who were still excellent govt technocrats like Richard Hu, Yeo Ning Hong (who dared tussle with Ho Ching at Temasek), S.Dhanabalan et al.
    The 14 years under PM GCT that it took LHL as a PM apprentice was due to his 1st cancer condition. Some say it arose after his public humiliation (dressing down by Pa/Ma & reluctant apologies) despite he first “slapped” S.Dhanabalan & insulted 2G PAP figures who were older & senior than him. His Pa worked very hard behind the scenes in those 14 years putting those 2G PAP figures (who couldn’t work with LHL) either into retirement or into harmless but lucrative positions. Pa had to consider his cancer-ridden son’s health. By the time LHL became PM in 2004, the concrete was set for him. The cabinet was filled with Yes-men by the late LKY & later LHL added on his own Sycophants. And that is why the past & current PAP figures under PM LHL can’t hold a candle nor fill their shoes of the earlier PAP generation figures.

    Mediocre or worst?:
    It probably was the very powerful LKY pulling the strings of GCT’s premiership policies … all the PAP old guard checks and balances had been done away with.

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  • Angry Rooster:

    He says he wants to ride his horse to the west. Really a Clint EastWOOD.

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  • Woody - Indeed !!!:

    Papaya Party – the AristoCATs claimed the best for SG . . .
    -
    Cautionary tale 1 – Woody relented for Mr Pink to be PM . . .
    Cautionary Tale 2 – Woody wanted Ms Ho-Ho into politics. . .
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    Succession Planning is very difficult .
    General Electric, the original Dow co, used to be one of biggest co. with market cap of $600b.
    They have their own Management University.
    They are so-called the AristoCATs like the Papaya party.
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    Cautionary tale 3 –
    fast forward today, GE is sick as a puppy. Market cap $80b.
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    Remember the Ballot Box . . .

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  • Haigen-diaz:

    Reading the recent biography of John Q. Adams I discovered he read a great deal, learned several foreign languages, wrote fairly good 19th century poetry and was a good husband not to mention a very good president. I can’t imagine the ego needed to write an autobiography when ONE hasn’t done anything worth writing about, except breathe for 7 decades and 7, and we should probably charge him for air. Why is he writing anyway? Hint, he presents strong unvarying evidence of being a true blue dogmatic left-brain thinker, can only think inside the box, and want to smite those ‘not his brother’ as ‘quitters’ or ‘mediocre’. Not the sort of person who would be capable of dealing rationally with the complex world we inhabit today. Scary thought! If publishers are in business to make money, why do they publish it? I’d would also be fascinated to know what led this man to believe that anyone had an interest in his biography. The solipsistic egoism of someone who brags that he’s credited with starting India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) continue to prevail among many Singaporeans with undercurrents of frustration. The stupidest thing about the book, besides their similar and anodyne triteness, is that anyone would believe it was actually written by him? Must have been quite a self-inflicted punishment or Tall Order to have to go through that book.

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