Chan Chun Sing is Singapore’s future Prime Minister?

The People’s Action Party (PAP) has announced its new CEC appointment holders today (23rd Nov).

The appointment holders in its highest decision-making body were announced at a press conference held at its Bedok headquarters this evening.

  • Secretary-General: Lee Hsien Loong (Prime Minister)
  • 1st Secretary-General: Heng Swee Kiat (Finance Minister)
  • 2nd Secretary-General: Chan Chun Sing (Minister for Trade and Industry)
  • Chairman: Gan Kim Yong (Health Minister)
  • Vice Chairman: Masagos Zulkifli (Minister for Environment and Water Resources)
  • Treasurer: K Shanmugam (Law and Home Affairs Minister)
  • Asst Treasurer: Ong Ye Kung (Education Minister)
  • Organising Secretaries: Grace Fu and Desmond Lee (Culture, Community and Youth Minister and Social and Family Development Minister respectively)

Desmond Lee is among the four who have been newly co-opted into the CEC, along with Lawrence Wong (National Development Minister), Sitoh Yih Pin (MP) and Christopher de Souza (MP).

The remaining members of the CEC are Vivian Balakrishnan (Foreign Minister), Josephine Teo (Manpower Minister), Ng Eng Hen (Defence Minister), Indranee Rajah and Ng Chee Meng (Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office) and Tan Chuan-Jin (Speaker of Parliament).

Prime Minister Chan Chun Sing?

Although it is customary for the 1st Secretary-General to succeed the incumbent Prime Minister when he steps down, but it is not a must nor is PAP legally obliged to do so.

Some coffee shop aunties and uncles have opined that Mr Heng’s appointment is only a smokescreen to wayang the voters as PAP knows that Mr Chan is currently not as well-liked as Mr Heng.

Eventually, they suspect that Mr Chan will be promoted to DPM and then takeover as PM once the PAP has received another over-whelming mandate in the upcoming General Elections (GE), expected to be held in 2019.

The reasons, according to the uncles and aunties, being that Mr Heng has health issues and eventually the PAP may find that Mr Heng’s heart may not be able to withstand the stress of managing a country with a population of 10 million (tic).

Most importantly, Mr Chan is (supposedly) a famiLee member, while Mr Heng is not, they added.

As for their preference of Prime Minister if they have a choice, DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam appears to be on the very top of their list, but unfortunately DPM Tharman do not qualify.

What do our learned readers think?

 

 

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62 Responses to “Chan Chun Sing is Singapore’s future Prime Minister?”

  • opposition dude:

    Holy shit, Gan Kim Yong in the CEC as Chairman!

    Goondu Loong still got faith in him after his medical records were stolen ah?

    Whether keechiu is PM or not it does not matter, PAP are still shit.

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  • My thoughts:

    HSK is seat warming for CCS.
    Thereafter CCS will seat warm for the princeling or mdm pm????
    Did you all see her sitting next to PM, dressed all in white , like the other ministers n mps ?
    Is she in training for min of finance…or ?
    Looks like it?

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  • IDunGiveAHoot:

    Like who gives a shit!
    It matters not since they ownself choose ownself .
    No one voted them in.

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  • LIM TEAN or SYLVIA LIM:

    PAypAY made Promises achieved ZERO!
    Cost of Living escalated like sky rocket.
    9% GST coming.
    Singaporeans Lunches boxes give away to others.
    Take public paid properties become private properties.
    MiloCumIndian democracy upside down.
    Institution against own people, intimidation and lives in fear…

    What do I think,.

    A truly democratic Singapore with “SINCERE” government LEAD BY;

    LIM TEAN OR SYLVIA LIM AS NEXT PM OF Singapore.

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  • Both DPM Teo and DPM Tharman is not on the CEC, so they will be stepping down to make way for Chan and Heng after GE 2019???

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  • HarderTruths:

    Another clown acting as a seat warmer.
    Familee next gen not ready to show their faces yet.

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  • Boh Kia See:

    People need to realise that the PAP is not Singapore and Singapore is not the PAP. Therefore it is presumptuous to talk about the next PM of Singapore. Let us simply get this idea out of our heads.

    There are many local born talents in Singapore with the ability to surpass the current PAP leadership. The PAP does not have a monopoly on talent. This is glaringly obvious these days. Heng is the smoke screen CCS is the next leader of the PAP.

    The Clown’s son is waiting in the wings to see what the next election holds for the PAP. If the PAP wins big, then he will join and be fast-tracked up the ranks. If the PAP loses, then he will stay away. Essentially, these people are there for the money and power–no place for loyalty here.

    So citizens must remember, this very basic rule: PAP is not Singapore and Singapore is not PAP. Singapore belongs to the people who choose their own leaders.

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  • Bapak:

    All these are just dreams for PAP and will not happen because after GE2019, PAP will be the Oppo in Parliament. Stay focus guys don’t read any of their “beautiful” stories. Cross out PAP from your memory. We have a duty to save Singapore & our children. VTO.

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  • Bapak:

    PAP is sending a boy to fight the war. Like someone said – enemy will die, laughing.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    It does NOT matter lah!!! there will be an opposition lineup for the Cabinet after GE 2019/20

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  • The End Shan.:

    TRE Tech:
    Both DPM Teo and DPM Tharman is not on the CEC, so they will be stepping down to make way for Chan and Heng after GE 2019???

    Tamat Shanmugarathnam = The End Shanmugaratham. Sad, because he is a good Minister.

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  • Last Truth:

    Bug eye has just signed his own early death sentence.

    Then buck tooth steps in nicely to become pissed man.

    Haha, but not for long though…….

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  • HarderTruths:

    Boh Kia See: The Clown’s son is waiting in the wings to see what the next election holds for the PAP. If the PAP wins big, then he will join and be fast-tracked up the ranks. If the PAP loses, then he will stay away. Essentially, these people are there for the money and power–no place for loyalty here.

    Exactly – well said!!

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  • N.Jungne:

    Aiyah President HoLee Jinx, MM Lee AhLoong and brother (Li Hongzyi) Founder Farkloon Kong, the PeeM, all in the FamiLee. Suggesting this future line up, can?

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  • PAPs too confident:

    Why are they so sure the PAP is going to make up the next gov…
    Cyz theyve got many tricks planned long long ago.
    Im hoping the alt parties are ready too..
    Good luck n God bless u all.

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  • PAP www Brigade BG princeLIing:

    GE2019

    “I hereby announce my candidacy for the GRC of…”

    AMK lah, of course, you daft ones, a shoo-in mah! The easiest shoo-in in the history of GRC politics, man, hehee.

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  • oxygen:

    THARMAN TOLD A GATHERING OF TOP INDIAN OFFICIALS -in front of foreign journalists – in New Delhi in 2017 that our massive importation of foreign labor is BOTH POLITICALLY AND ECONOMICALLY STUPID.

    I can’t agree with him more. Singapore’s reliance on escalating population explosion and massive public spending on construction/infrastructure funded out of tax/CPF delayed withdrawal is UNSUSTAINABLE. The economics statistics must prove this fact.

    If the contrary is true, how come Present Tense told the nation in 2015 that our economy has maxed out and in 2016 that the restructuring have failed (that is why so much pain enduring)? GDP growth numbers hardly match the pace of foreign population influx – that means GDP gain to and resulting from population implosion is NON-LINEAR and likely has no enduring multiplier effects in economics.

    You will forever need a bigger and bigger foreign population to warrant/necessitate corresponding construction/infrastructure spending to give this country an appearance of bustling economic activity and fake GDP growth beautifying statistics. Do we have unlimited funding to fund this population influx/construction cum infrastructure economy? I think not. It is like an idiot who fall into a hole and keep digging faster, and harder and found himself deeper and deeper beyond survival escape.

    This is a national tragedy. Population explosion twinning massive escalation of public spending on construction/infrastructure is, in my analogy, METATASIS of cancer spread to inevitable extinction destination.

    By publicly refuting our population recycling economic fallacy in New Dehli, Tharman, the smartest one around, demonstrated a bent and capacity for necessary and urgent reform of our economic strategy.

    My usually reliable informed source has it that OYK is another reformist.

    Singapore needs both Tharman and OYK – race and background prior is irrelevant. We have fallen into a deep hole and must find a way out – DESPERATELY OF URGENCY.

    My heartfelt preference is for a Tharman-OYK ticket. I am very sad.

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  • PAP www Brigade BG princeLIing:

    Everybody has got it wrong! By thinking that good old obedient Tiochiu boy got ‘elected’ PM-in-waiting IN SPITE OF his health issues.

    Ah Keat was chosen over and on top of everybody else
    (especially that clown who really thought he was going to get the honor of becoming 4G’s biggest swinging dic* by virtue of being sent here and there to give keynote speeches when what they did was to let him slip up and show the entire universe he was the biggest being-fooled fool)
    not in spite of his lack of good health but RATHER
    BECAUSE OF it!

    How else do you get to shoo in your own boy to ‘naturally’ become 5G top puppy in the shortest time
    - this prince-LI-ng has after all been waiting in the wings for an excruciatinglee, oops, excruciatingLI, loong time, by the familees’ standard, to take over the familee business, remember? -
    if the seat-warmer isn’t someone who (may have been assessed by all the royal physicians to suffer a relapse really soon or as decreed by the Empress HOwager, whichever is more expedient, and) may just die ANYTIME (as dictated) while in office to easily and readily hand back the Dragon Seat?

    What better choice do you then have than a sick old boy who already has a ‘ready-made’ publicly recorded history of collapsing publicly, in the midst of an/a nationally important an event as Cabinet meeting?

    Those in agreement, say “Aye”. Or keechiu, please, thank yew!

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  • Malaysia boleh Singapore bodoh:

    The more important question is who will be kicked out of PAP CEC is there is regime change (just like in Malaysia) at the next GE.

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  • To Boh Kia See:

    Sorry to have say this but all your so-called “local born talents”, they have already left the stinkypool of clowns & more clowns. For good, not to ever return: 不(跟你們這些窩囊廢物)玩了!

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Who cares what music chair PAP’s CEC is playing. Which ever the chair was, it is still all “Yes man”. It is just a selection of a seat warmer.

    Meanwhile, that person should take some pointers from the ex-seat warmer.

    Anyway, will PAP still around in GE2019?

    Prove to me there is still cure for stupidity! The cure may be screw from the PAP, a hard screw!

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  • oxymoron:

    OXYGEN IS SAD; SO AM I

    To find out recently
    - belatedly, alas -
    after spending thirty years Down Under, that the girl of my not-so-dry dreams back in my NJC days (the one I called My Japanese i-DOLL, although she’s almost 0% jappa but 100% teochew) is now married to a certain Daruman (no, not the Indian monk who founded Shaolin Temple but a blackskinned Kling who’s also a top local politician) is really, to say the least, DEVA(n Nair-Lee)STATING!!!

    So much for your being “sad”, you anti-CO2, at your silly little day-dream(-team of a black-yellow combination) being shattered, hmmpf.

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  • 鸟龙的人:

    哈哈哈!很高兴看到阿叔阿嫂已关心政治
    当白衣杂种来访问你时
    你要说欢迎你们,我会投选你的
    讓牠们抓不着头脑
    到投票箱时才把选票投给反对党 一网打尽 哈哈

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  • Bapak:

    The world is laughing.

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  • Great Asia:

    He is a banana, should not allow banana to lead, bananas are too shallow.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • L.B. Neo:

    Erm, what about that half-brother of his (that outstanding one from his/their dad’s first marriage)?
    What role is he going to play in that up-and-coming 5G government, or within the party of whites/men-in-white/white men-in-white/oh-whatever, brrrro?

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  • Suicidal lineup:

    An internationally reputable Singaporean academic once commented that the v3 PAP leader is set to destroy PAP out of suppressed hatred which was not elaborate further. ST plp reported incessantly the ‘leadership quality’ of the v4 papplpsnjust in plain statement without substantial elaboration. Singaporeans however have their evaluation based on what the speculated candidates have done in the open. TRE Netizens once extrapolated from the ousted Khaw (belated given rise to public perceived reasons since no officially none was given) that Heng heart treatment was substantially paid by the nation n he probably paid the same $8 as Khaw said he paid for surgery, first class ward n medicine as he berated the kpkb of escalating medical cost by the citizenry. The sociopolitical site was accused of fake news by Heng’s spokeman n claimed that Heng paid as much as a first class ward citizen patient without quoting the amount he has actually paid with evidence. This is a real slap on Khaw who was transferred couple of times from ministry to ministry so much so he gained an additional nick beside $8 minister ie musical chair minister. Citizens r now much confused who was telling the truth. Such unresolved fake – real news from two ministers carries a political stigma on how much pap have said can be trusted? According to St his new Pap CC position means he is designated to suceed LHL if PAP is returned to power.
    Chan better known to netizens as berrachan c(stupid on google translation) Sing, a rotten idiot OxB flaunting his politically legalized via full control of parliament multimillions paycheck by derogatorily belittling 98% of Singaporean patrons of wet market food centres n the food vendors for their “not worth the $2.50-3 plate of zhaitowkwei in dirty unhygenic environment. Such comment has also suggested the Environment, food control n HDB town council mostly pap wards as the opposition ward only Ajunied n Hougang r neglecting their respective responsibility. Berrachan has openly thru his Facebooky threatened Singaporeans that he has NO PROBLEM TO IMPORT FOREIGN Pmets to replace Singaporeans while LHL during the last GE campaign made a loud political election promise that the mindless rampant import of foreigners will be stopped n that the unhealthy proportion of foreigners/citizen population will be lowered as the prevailing proportion compromises national security n makes a mockery of the National Service. Though this promise has not be honoured but instead arrogantly aggravated by Berrachan threats.

    So their appointments into papcc does reflect v4 political acument is political suicide. The fact remains that a vote for PAP in the coming GE means a vote of more retrenchement, increase unemployment, more real fake news, insults, arrogance…

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  • UniQ:

    A leader that loves his Country’s culture and way of life.

    and

    The people that support a True leader

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8UwmpsWPUA&list=RDJcyjn196lf0&index=27

    Sad, Sinkies are blind to true leaders !

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  • Suicidal lineup:

    Besides the call for Singaporeans needing jobs have to inculcate themselves to be more hungry, more greedy n more beastly aggressive than the foreigners in order to steal the jobs from them. Many Singaporeans wonder is PAP govt advocating greed and aggression and a nation of thieves to steal the job from foreigners in their own country. This is preposterous n surely pap v4 cannot be thinking Singaporeans r that stupid as to elect a political party with that mentality n mission. The campaign to encourage young Singaporeans not to work their utmost to reach as high academically as they can since without uni degree can become rich n power as those with degree. A cabinet minister even went to the despicable extent as saying there will ne ministers without degree. ST has carried their plp mission to publish stories of millionaire dropout n gangster leaving out the blood n tears part of their struggle n their chance of breakthru against social n political prejudice. Young Singaporeans r confused by this call from pap n their agenda wjhich the brighter ones identify as the enslavement of citizenry with continued import foreigners policy.

    Singaporeans also noted that those with the anti party policy of pro aliens n disrespecting the citizenry r ostensibly booted out which implies truely PAP is desperate on intensifying their pro foreigners policy.

    Once again V4 papists n their plps really convinced that Singaporeans are that moronic n pathetic that they have lost their sensibility, logic n rationality. Seat warmers indeed. Examine the credentials first. R they not sheepskin cladded wolves. GCT trying hard to counter what he has admitted publicly abt seat warming. In jest or in seriousness one wonders?

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  • LIONS:

    CC$ likely PEE-M.
    JIALAT!
    Chan Can $in…sgs sure kena screwed jialat-jialat.

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  • S:

    Who in the world with the right mind will choose that boy scout to be the 2nd man. Mr stroke is either not bright, or is being told to do so.

    Who do you think told him to do so?

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  • rukidding:

    Wee are now our way to “sink”

    Look at how Ah Chan Kee Chui respond to WP suggestions ?…”so are you implying that our AGO is ???? ”

    Wow,…seriously,..he did not answer the question posed…but instead ” very quickly”….use his “threatening words”…against WP ???

    Wow,…would you want to “Vote” for this person to take care of you ??

    Can this person empathized you ??…our would this person be more likely….”threatening” you ???

    Still water runs deep !!!!

    This GUY is definitely “related in blood” to Pinky or Holy Jinx in someways….be CAREFUL !

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  • C'est la vie:

    ******
    Having to make a selection, from a pool of severely self-absorbed sharks, carrying th PAP genes without the remotest of sentiment for the people it serves, …… is not my idea of, a choice !!!
    ***
    ******

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  • @Oxygen:

    Don’t you think Tharman should tell Indian top officials to accept the fact the freelow of India nationals to sg clause in the CECA should be scrapped as they bring low productivity and quality to sg economy. India nationals have one of the lowest productivity among foreign workers.

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  • @Oxygen:

    The best PM candidate is the one who has implemented the best policy that has benefited sg and its citizens. Who has done so?

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  • Memo to Chan et alia:

    “If either wealth or poverty come about by honesty, there is no shame.”
    - Confucius

    https://youtu.be/tMjF_100onI

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  • PAP has the mandate:

    Heng is temporary to avoid anger of Stinkies. Heng will declare health issues half way through his term and seat warmer Ah Chan will step in without raising any anger of Stinkies. What a Game Plan…. Li HongYi is waiting to take the throne.

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  • Bapak:

    The solution is very simple. Vote PAP out, all problems solved. Rejoice we will.

    PAP has the mandate:
    Heng is temporary to avoid anger of Stinkies. Heng will declare health issues half way through his term and seat warmer Ah Chan will step in without raising any anger of Stinkies. What a Game Plan…. Li HongYi is waiting to take the throne.

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  • 2.5 month bonus for CS?:

    Remember it was mentioned that GDP Growth must be more than 3% to ensure 2 months year end bonus.

    Last indication was 2.2%.

    What happened?

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  • Sporean that stupid meh?:

    Job n roof over the heads were rightly emphasized n effectively targeted by the good old guards except the loud speaker. Who breeds v3 n v4 which by that time the paroitic dedicated founder members GKS-LKS group were laid aside to facilitated the evil dark Operation Nepotism thus they possibly have no hand in tranfering their patroitic spirit downwards. With the succumbing of HSS’s sponsored member recruit paved the way to full steam progress on the evil nepotic agenda. The controlling indoctrination to nurture a continuous supply of plps upon credit point accumulation-rewards promise namely v3 v4 formerly coded miiws but later recoded as biws upon their greed, hunger n aggressive mentality as revealed not too long ago as advice to citizenry needing jobs have to inculcate so as to STEAL from the foreigners in their own country, a policy which would have the old patroits becoming the nepotic enemies as its leader arrogantly defined.
    With the v4 trained in such pro foreigners mentailty evidenced by the rampant mindlessly import of foreigners to such a citizens/foreigners ratio posing national risk, mockery of NS nerosion of nation social norms n traditions, n further aggravated by open threats of no problem in importing foreign pmets to repace citizens suggesting by extrapolation ad absurdum that he would have no problem to import foreigners to replace citizens including the ministers.
    Jobs n roofs r big time worties n instead of positively addressing the problem they are intensively aggravated by the shocking job seeking advice n threats of more import of foreigners have chilled the hearts n souls of Singaporeans non millionaires citizenry. The recent PAPCc lineup particularly with barrachan stupidus singing his derofatory citizen verse n affravating unemployment of citizenry.
    The question prevailing in the minds of ingratically chilled citizenry is not who will be honoured as the SWII but the return of democracy n the internationally envied Singaporean Culture of good neighbourliness n Citizens nit the advocated hungrier, greedier n more aggressive than the nepotic foreign import.
    All patroits pray is a smooth reset of democracy n human respects of freedom of political opinion n expression with full bureaucratic transparency with Constitutional gurantee of checks n balances with the real independence of public institutions.
    Bless the Lord. Ou ni tor fu. Tuhan merahmati. Kaṭavuḷ ācirvatikkaṭṭum,

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  • oxygen:

    I FEAR THE WORST ahead. Luminary hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones warned investors (and govts too, presumably) to prepare for “scary moments” ahead.

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/hedge-fund-boss-who-predicted-87-crash-says-get-ready-for-some-really-scary-moments-2018-11-15?mod=hp_minor_pos20

    I have compelling apprehension that he is right. Goldman Sachs, Nomura, JP Morgan, BOAML, OECD, IMF, our own MITI warned on tilted DOWNSIDE risks ahead.

    With Central Banks out of ammunition, OECD have asked all its member governments to ready stimulus for the next downturn.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/with-central-banks-out-of-ammo-governments-urged-to-ready-stimulus-for-next-downturn-1542794400

    TWO BIG EVENTS COULD TRIGGER THE NEXT BIG DOWNTURN. The US Fed is between the devil and the deep blue sea. With inflation picking up in in US, edgy Fed might pull the interest rate hike too stridently tipping the US economy over into a recession. Without further hike, inflation fire run amok fuel and fan further by Trump’s trade war agenda tariff imposition and dislocated supply channel. The summation of both events together could bring forth what Alan Greenspan warned of stagflation – stagnant economy and runaway inflation in June 2018 now warned us in October the US economy is in uncharted territory.

    https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/10/18/greenspan-we-are-in-uncharted-territory.html

    The next tipping over brings nightmare for Singapore. Our economy is NOT prepared for such contingency. So how could one expect otherwise of this?

    unknown commenter : Don’t you think Tharman should tell Indian top officials to accept the fact the freelow of India nationals to sg clause in the CECA should be scrapped

    My take is that massive retrenchments will result and the influx of cheap FT will implode to give breathing space to a fast sinking economy. Remember this – successive economic restructuring committees HAVE CONSISTENTLY AND REPEATEDLY WARNED that our reliance on foreign labor influx is UNSUSTAINABLE. And what have we done?

    unknown commenter : The best PM candidate is the one who has implemented the best policy that has benefited sg and its citizens. Who has done so?

    NOTHING, YES NOTHING except an ever-escalating foreign influx. We were told economy maxed out in 2015, restructuring failed in 2016 and in 2017, the Committee for Future Economy has no prescription recommendation forward.

    CLUELESS?

    So next GFC, more FAILING foreign influx??

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  • LIONS:

    i am not surprised WHY Lee Ah Long thinks this bloke is a “talent’ that can lead SG.

    Cos both are from the $ame mould,useless jerk$!

    but,GUESS Chan kee chiu may be worse lah.

    why the PAP only can offer this kind of substandard material?

    liddat say,prepare for SINKINGpura.

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  • oxygen:

    CONTINUIING FROM THE PRECEDING POST A MOMENT AGO, me thinks investment bankers, global institutions (IMF, OECD etc) financial market generally and sovereign governments are deeply concerned of the fast darkening outlook ahead.

    Stock markets are heartbeat of the economy and globally fear is taking grip – I can’t help but notice that THE STRONGEST EQUITIES MARKET (US) has tipped over right on the back of waterfall plunge of crude oil price since end October 2018. Oil price have not fallen so fast in such a short time except in circumstances of steep fall in demand (relative to supply) AFTER the economy have tanked. In fact, crude oil price have risen steeply prior to end October DESPITE FAST FALLING BASE METAL PRICES. The correlations between oil prices and economy is STRONGER than base metals. At the margin, the demand/supply imbalance stemming from surplus supply can be easily squeezed up to drive up prices higher by cutting supply. Demand is at least 95% core of that equation and when that falls off the roof, oil price will simply collapse. I wonder if that has already happened?

    The decline in base metal, equities and oil price together, in my opinion, signal looming escalation of turbulence ahead of global economy – the sort of scary moment which billionaire hedge fund mgr Paul Tudor Jones warned us.

    The implications, if eventuated, is staggering of secondary collateral damage to our economy. In what way? Massive retrenchments will hit property market – there could be a CRUSHING rush for exit door. New economic refugees FTs from abroad won’t have the money to buy in reciprocal demand. It could take a decade or longer to recover. Remember this – in a world of Zero Interest Rate Policy in US and negative interest rate in part of EU and Japan pursued by CBs globally FOR A DECADE SINCE 2009 GFC – the debt-fueled and laden global economy could NOT SUSTAIN on its own feet, what chances is there for another round of massive global stimulus (begged by OECD) could save the global economy from a collapsed recession say in 2019 or 2020? CBs have no appetite nor ammunition to play this sure-lose game. Expanded income inequality globally means the peasants no longer can undertake the heavy lifting to save the rich which is now over-leveraged with indebtedness.

    Singapore without natural resources but a consuming nation of greatly expanded over-population will be hit harder. Rising unemployment and underemployment will be the rule for a long time ahead.

    With a property market sinking, it will be a dead town. Has our 4G got any brilliant ideas to bring us out of this quagmire? I haven’t heard from anyone as yet.

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  • LIONS:

    Soon, our advantage in logistics n international airpiorts n sea-ports will be taken over by our neighbours.

    The ONLY SEMBLANCE OF COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE SG STILL HAS IS IN MEDICAL INDUSTRY.
    BUT if MEDICAL COSTS ARE ALLOWED TO RI$E UNREGULATED,THIS ADVANTAGE WOULD SOON BE LOST.
    GETTING HALF-BAKED FTs with fake credentials to replace our sgporean medical professionals will exacerbate the matter too.

    Banking industry will oso face more competition as our neighbours up theirREGULATORY EXPERTISE N KNOWHOW.

    OUR SCHOLRS ARE BEST LEFT IN ACADEMIAas they will cause more DISRUPTIVENESS with their schoolish thinking n methods.

    Tharman could have been made future PM,he is better than any ofthe clowns they have inside of PAP.

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  • Emigre aka Amy Khor:

    Soon, just like PRC today, your tv screens will be filled with infomercials (think iQWOS/僑外移民) strongly ‘urging’ – leegally – viewers to seriously consider emigration. It’s a huge industry in China right now.

    The only people(s) in the world who constantly think of emigrating (running away from where they were born) are those of the Chinese stock. And they have been doing this for centuries, if not millennia- run, run, run – in very era; Chinese are world champions when it comes to bullying their own kind.

    Sad, miserable China story…

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  • Bapak:

    GE2019.

    2.5 month bonus for CS?:
    Remember it was mentioned that GDP Growth must be more than 3% to ensure 2 months year end bonus.

    Last indication was 2.2%.

    What happened?

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  • O2, Tharman has fear?:

    O2, do five the web address for Tharman Indian talk of PAP stupid foreigner mindless import policy. What is important is if he is so convinced of the stupidity n national security compromising PAP policy of rampant import of hungry, greedy n aggressive foreigners (from the donkey mouth) when pink tried to address the kpkb of rising unemployment of citizens n retrenchment of local just to take care of the foreigners they imported. The
    retrenchment of Sporean Pmets has unsettled these citizens to say kpkb which irked Berracchan 蠢 Sink so much that he exposed what he has in his traitorous ingrate kapada that he yelps louder that he should that he has no problem to import foreign Pmets in resolving the kpkb issue. See Tharman is telling the truth in India but what he said is relevant to Singaporeans n why didn’t he say it in Singapore. As a matter of speculation which could only be verified by Tharman himself is that he did not dare to say what he said in India in his homeland out of fear of losing his millions n probably get bashed n prosecuted for fake news ending in the same refugee boat as the nepotic outcasts.

    Is that why he was booted out of the Pee CC? Does he still retain his VPship? He lost the money portfolio earler to the not $8 first class ward heart patient unlike his singing $8 colleague who was so proud to prove wrong the public kpkb of rocketing medical costs?Tharman must be happy to see his clan woman promoted to the pinnacle that shevhas no choice but to eat her words of remaining in her old hdb apartment else berrachan will perhaps looks despicably on? Pathetic. Tharman by LKY definition his enemy as he is not agreeing with PAP foreigners import policy. As an enemy he should honourably quit n cross over to the opposition camp. A Mahathir turn in consistent to netizens slogan Malaysia boleh Singapore also can.

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  • wearedoomed:

    overheard some say this is what will happen…

    HSK – (possible “PM” for now)

    CCS – (definite PM after this coming elections) (cousin)

    Hongyi – (PM after CCS – probably after 2025-26 elections) (son)

    Xiuqi – (PM after Hongyi – probably after 10 years and to be first woman PM) (daughter)

    Haoyi – (PM after Xiuqi)(son)

    possible??

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  • Heng that stupid meh:

    If Heng chooses or forced to choose berrachan chun second , he shows his lackk of courrage or foresight to lead his party n the nation. Which national in the world would elect a party when the party leadership codone member who despises n insult the more unfortunate citizens n even goes to the extent .
    thteatening them that he jas no problem (hestitation) to import foreigners to ck them out of their jobs. In fact he has shown beyond doubt that he would not hedtitate to betray the nation n her people or trait*r to achieve his own agenda. Traitors r what any nation . n would eradicate at first sign. this is the real issue in citizen choice of next govt not economics s they have seen it meaningless as they have seen the their std of loving drops despite economic gain n all they get is insults n threats of losong their job n roof over their heads.

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  • Say n act n wayang real fake:

    Live, see n hear but no learn, no think r what pap hope to see in .citizens. That is plps t after being hooko on the credit points reward system. Have u ever of minister n heads of public institutions academic retired n becomes director of many public companies with Govt as one of the major shareholders.in other countries? Chinese historical novellist described vividly how fart worms or plps r effectively bred in chinese dynasty.

    Noe the campaign is on propaganising how kpkb be classified as fake news while offivial propaganda promises n statement without intention of fulfilling r real becos of origin but d pledges propaganda r essessentilally fake as fake r define as intentionally said to fool n con.

    So no think no learn is exactly what daft sinkies r meant
    .

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  • Bobo:

    How many of you think that PAP can survive for another 5 years as ruling party? Wow all kee chiu liao. Not bad, not bad! Haha.

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  • No way josè:

    @ wearedoomed
    It will be our worst nightmare…
    Every night!

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  • oxygen:

    @ 02, Tharman has fear?

    Tharman IS TOO SMART to talk stupid in global forum/foreign stage – he has the intellect that is well acknowledged and respected. I am sure he has his fear of which way Singapore is heading.

    O2, Tharman has fear?: O2, do five the web address for Tharman Indian talk of PAP stupid foreigner mindless import policy. What is important is if he is so convinced of the stupidity n national security compromising PAP policy of rampant import of hungry, greedy n aggressive foreigners (from the donkey mouth) when pink tried..

    Even peasants without skill-training in economics can see these font of monumental economic fallacies

    - our biggest losses in the GFC was EU/US banking investments, and post GFC, banking stocks are also our biggest investments albeit in China over-laden with debts of frightening doubtful risks measurement and containment. At a time, when digital is expanding business at an exponential accelerating, by passing the brick-n-mortar banking towers/retail branches and DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY in FINTECH just waiting to lay waste archaic retail/business banking, the old banking investment is heading for extinction except loaded within is a Mount Everest of un-collectible debt, it looks to me our investment in Chinese banks is like our peasants’ CPF – nice looking “asset” which over-time will vaporize to ZERO NOTHING. We, as dumbest asset traders, never learnt from failures and mistakes of the past.

    Other than banking, OUR ECONOMIC GENIUS MINDS ONLY KNOW how to import cheap so-called foreign talent in the last 10 years at least. They are so talented of achievement and contribution that our economy is confessed to have MAXED OUT in 2015, restructuring failed in 2016 and in 2017, the Committee for Future Economy told all that it is clueless of forward direction of its recommendation. In other words, the massive foreign influx of cheap labor – described as both politically and economically stupid – ARE ANOTHER MONUMENTAL TOWER OF “INVESTING ERROR”

    If you take out our investment in banking shares/foreign labor, what is the best achievements outside these towering “achievements”?

    Bridget Welsh has this sober reminder of reality confronting.

    Bridget Welsh : None of the 4G leaders have delivered groundbreaking policy initiatives…

    https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2175283/singapores-next-leader-heng-swee-keat-medias-love-affair-tells

    HAVE YOU GIVEN UP YET? I have.

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  • enjoy their pile:

    //How many of you think that PAP can survive for another 5 years as ruling party? Wow all kee chiu liao. Not bad, not bad! Haha.//

    aiyoh. by then, which ever party / entity (assuming the white idiots are no longer there) will have to deal with high cost mess (& full of people fighting for whatever pie left) while those white idiots and gang would have made / and going to enjoy their pile liao lor.

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  • oxygen:

    @ 02 Tharman has fear?

    Oops quote error there, sorry. The reference below

    oxygen: Bridget Welsh : None of the 4G leaders have delivered groundbreaking policy initiatives…

    https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2175283/singapores-next-leader-heng-swee-keat-medias-love-affair-tells

    should be read as

    Inderjit Singh, former PAP MP: None of the 4G leaders have delivered groundbreaking policy initiatives…

    Even Inderjit Singh knows how empty of political content and economic policy reform agenda of 4Gs. They didn’t arrive on the political stage yesterday of leadership contest wishing of taking this country forward. That is why it is very troubling that Dr Chee correctly pointed out this observation.

    Dr Chee Soon Juan : No matter who gets chosen to be the next PM, the PAP script has been written and all the next leader will do is follow it. Nothing has changed – and therein lies the danger for Singapore.”

    Whoever sits on the emperor/empress throne next, I have compelling apprehension, is just the backside in transition.

    There are some anecdotal evidence of that – same flawed policy agenda of past will be vigorously pursued – no matter of proven failure.

    Tharman knew and spoke in 2012 that the foreign population influx is UNSUSTAINABLE. Here this weblink.

    https://youtu.be/vs1o2eYR8uU

    It is echoed in exactly what the 2011 Economic Strategies Committee recommendation warned in 2011 at paragraph 9 & 10

    https://www.mof.gov.sg/Portals/0/MOF%20For/Businesses/ESC%20Recommendations/ESC%20Main%20Report.pdf

    Economis Strategies Committee, Paragraph 9 & 10 :A large part of our growth of 5 per cent per year in the last decade was achieved through expansion of our workforce – both among resident and foreign workforce….. However we have become more dependent on foreign workers…we have to manage this dependency and not let it increase indefinitely….

    In 2017, Tharman told top Indian officials – our foreign labor dependency is both politically and economically stupid – in layman terms, we pursued and continue to pursue a failed STUPID policy pillar.

    Come 2018, 4Gs told us that they planned to increase the importation of even more foreigners. MORE STUPID FAILED POLICY!

    WHO SAYS DR. CHEE IS WRONG of his…

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  • oxygen:

    @ 02 Tharman has fear?

    IF THERE IS A PEASANTS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS available only to those who failed to make it into the university in their sorry life time, I want to attend right at the top of priority queue. I want to learn from its most learned PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS in development economics study.

    Why?

    Very simple. The Economics Strategies Committee’s report of 2011 in LEE-jiapore said that…a large part of its growth of 5 per cent per year in the last decade….was due to foreign influx – it is highly educational and informative. In fact, Past Tense told the nation in 2010 this – we grew the last 5 years SOLELY by importing foreign labor. In peasants’ language, without foreign labor influx, our GDP growth since 2006 is BIG FAT ZERO!!

    How fast has our population grew since 2006 annually? If it is 5% or more (my guestimate only) and our GDP growth since 2011 shrank to 2% to 3% per year, it is telling me that FOREIGN INFLUX DERIVES FOR US NEGATIVE/DIMINISHED RETURN on our population recycling economic. In peasants economics parlance, the input/output equation turned up more and more input of foreign labor just to sustain the same output outcome effect. And as a larger and larger of the economic pie is now dependent on CONTINUED FOREIGN POPULATION INFLUX to keep afloat – we are trapped in the quicksand and quagmire on two counts

    - a permanent reliance on foreign labor for an increasing portion of economic pie to prevent it from sinking
    - an escalating reliance on foreign labor to achieve a nominal gain in GDP growth statistic beautification but actually delivering NEGATIVE RETURN (output declining to increasing input imbalance) on migration. The weight of this negative returns on foreign labor influx (investment) is killing us of net negative return on migration intake.

    But, unfortunately, LEE-jiapore has limited land space and given constraints of infrastructure and no natural resources (not even space for housing and infrastructural/utilities construction), the pressure on cost escalation of foreign influx is going to rocket skywards if that is not yet slapping our face of stupidity economics which Tharman talks about.

    I guess, LEE-jiapore is a good case study for a dummy peasant to attempt a PHD thesis for a DOCTORAL DEGREE IN DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS of easy achievement – one of unorthodoxy political/economic experiment not tried out and repeated elsewhere in the world. The most learned Tharman & the Economic Strategies Committee already know the answer – the end result is STUPID POLITICS AND STUPID ECONOMIC OF FAILURE.

    If it is me getting this PHD in stupid economics, I won’t let anyone know!!

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  • Sad utterly:

    Whether is it he or she be the next PM, nothing will change for the better. Things/business will still go on as usual with little transformation of policies and laws. You call this 4G? I would say 1/4G to be exact cos we are still stuck with the archaic system and rule of thumb. Utterly sad.

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  • LIONS:

    LEADING THE COUNTRY is not a circus act.

    Leading a country is not just business,it is DUTY.
    HENCE,one must ask oneself this humble question,*AM I FIT FOR DUTY*?
    This must be self-examined in ALL SENSE OF THE WORD.

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  • NTUC foodFARE4thought:

    Maybe, just maybe, some of the big shot grasslooting leeders are also involved.

    Just look at PA budget: approaching one BIG B leow, that’s nine zeroes for yew, plain daft peasants & serfs! Who, like the OKPs, Lim KOPIs, plus many more other grasslooting leeders, wouldn’t be interested in – and salivate all hours of the day and night at the thought of – grabbing just a one percentage point or two of that?

    Keechiu, all those of yew who want a share of the ccbPie??

    See, even belaCHAN wants in.

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  • Brandon:

    If its CCS then Sg is in trouble. Remember that the famiLEE has major squabbles. The LEEblings may leak out juicy info on the lee’s relative

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  • Bapak:

    IMHO, I don’t think your so called ‘leak’ will ever happen. Brothers, sisters & related in-laws may fight over opinions but father’s, mother’s & or senior relative’s affairs & relationship will be kept away from the public – blood is still thicker than water.

    But when come to money matter, there will be no hold bar all out to destroy to draw more blood will flow than water. That day may come.

    But I agreed with your first sentence.

    Brandon:
    If its CCS then Sg is in trouble. Remember that the famiLEE has major squabbles. The LEEblings may leak out juicy info on the lee’s relative

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  • R u kidding that SOB:

    You must be kidding that MF n Sob. If he were in Pthailand, HK, Taiwan, Korea, or even japan this Sob would have been stoned but a shit like that wouldn,t survive within the party immediately after he spills out his venom shits on the citizenry.

    As the PGs would say. The son is the pebble from the rock Thornyhas been sent by the evil but shrew old foggy to pulverise the rock of his uncle aspiring all his lefe for Brit knighthood but was similarly crushed by the old foggy.

    Some wonders could it be a case of two plus make a minus minus or near moron.

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