One rule for PAP the ‘Ah Gong’, another for everyone else the ‘Ah Seng’

The “Ah Gong, Ah Seng” story told by Member of Parliament Lee Bee Wah perfectly illustrates how the People’s Action Party treats the citizens of Singapore.

After decades of unfettered one-party rule, the PAP sees itself as “Ah Gong” and the rest of the country as “Ah Seng.”

The PAP as “Ah Gong” decides its own set of rules while dictating that “Ah Seng” abides by another set.

This is manifested in so many ways.

When the PAP dishes out goodies like the Merdeka Generation Package, it is being caring and responsible but when the Opposition promises sweeteners (like returning CPF at 55), it is being reckless and irresponsible.

The PAP deems itself capable of being its own checks and balances, but everyone else are deemed incapable (especially the Opposition) and have to be subject to third-party scrutiny and accountability.

When the PAP as ruling party hands key appointments to ex-colleagues and friends, it is based on merit but when others do it (especially the Opposition) there is conflict of interest.

For the PAP, there’s always an excuse and a reason for lapse after lapse but for the Opposition, the price for wrongdoing is shame, loss of honour and harakiri.

PAP Ministers and Members of Parliament can doze off in the hallowed chambers of Parliament (guilt-free, no apologies needed) but security guards caught sleeping can be sacked, fined and/or jailed.

The PAP has no qualms about changing the rules of the game (such as CPF withdrawal and Elected Presidency), yet it keeps harping on respect for the sanctity of agreements.

If all this sounds familiar, it’s because we are used by now to the PAP being “Ah Gong” and the rest of us being “Ah Seng”, to one rule for the PAP and another one for everyone else.

 

Augustine Low

* The author is a proud but concerned citizen. Voicing independent, unplugged opinion is his contribution to citizen engagement.

 

 

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22 Responses to “One rule for PAP the ‘Ah Gong’, another for everyone else the ‘Ah Seng’”

  • oxygen:

    AH SENG ARE ALL PEASANTS, Ah Kong are all aristocrats, so they claim.

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  • Insult NOT goodies:

    The Merdeka Generation Package is an “INSULT” on the intelligent of Singaporeans. It depicts the “Insincerity” in caring for the People that supported them.

    Please correct your perception and not to influence others that you are mistaken.

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  • I'm halimah also jiak bee:

    If only she kept quiet, no one will know she is a idiotic FOOL.
    Her speech shows how shallow she is, atypical of the PAPIGS and their mindset and thinking.
    Still thinking we citizens are beholden to these PAPIGS, someone ought to shaft in her face and tell her who are their pay masters.

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  • Jamban Mud:

    How did this JB mudlander end up lording over us; now lecturing us.
    Another of no-NS Puthu type–saving baby is doing NS.
    Every single cent in TH, all GLC, MAS is from tax-payers, belongs to tax payers.
    This mud auntie $16500 salary is from tax dollars, she is a SERVANT of all tax payers.
    A farm hand that sicks around too long thinks she own the farm.

    Time to change farm hand in GE2019; arrogance is at max.

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  • clown pap BS:

    The PAP has no qualms about changing the rules of the game (such as CPF withdrawal and Elected Presidency), yet it keeps harping on respect for the sanctity of agreements.

    some people are forked tongue. look at the ah neh who mentioned sanctity of agreement. this one very forked tongue. before instituted into clown pap S$m clan, was very vocal, especially when in U student union.

    then was junior in clown pap clan. on a trip, saw with eyes this ah neh how he toadied the toothpick thief zorro. when zorro was speaking, ah neh listened with eyes glazed and mouth agape. toady no. 1.

    finally full member of clown pap. start to talk foodcourt or hawker centre. as with all things human, there is a higher order called heaven. and heaven is very fair. look at ah neh today March 2019. ah neh is alcoholic. clap clap clap. hope he does a devan nair. then ha ha ha. since clown pap says pap clan members can do no wrong, let us wait for ah neh to do wrong. then clap clap ha ha clap clap clap ha ha ha.

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  • comic relief mp:

    i truly cant stand this ah lian aunty.
    the way she speaks, i cringe.
    how did she qualify to be an MP.
    She must have been voted in to be the ‘class clown’…
    my hdb area blk sweeper aunty speaks better
    than this ah lian.honest!

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  • talking crap is her forte:

    PAP acts more like AH LONG than AH GONG.
    what she sprouting? nonsense as usual.

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  • 有难人民当,有福人民行动党自己享:

    I fully agree with Mr Low that pap = ah kong, and citizens = ah seng.

    However, I see it this way. Contrary to ah huay’s story, ah gong isn’t the one who scrimps. It’s the ah sengs who have to stay frugal because ah gong is the one who needs money and keeps asking ah sengs for more and more money in order to feed ah mah for her gambling losses.

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  • LIONS:

    Lee Bee Wah is speaking frivolously as usual;what can anyone expect from PAPie$ like her who make money like drinking water?

    If you just need to TALK COCK N SING SOME $ONGS in air-con room like our MPs who also hold multiple direvtorship$ in various PUBLIC LISTED FIRMS (LBW IS DIRECTOR AT KOH BROs),you can afford to talk so casually like her.

    What the PARLIAMENT LACKS IS WHAT SG N SGS LACK.
    WE ALL NEED MPs who ENSURE LAW-MAKING BENEFITS THE COMMON PEOPLE N NOT BLOKE$ like LBW?

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  • LIONS:

    The PAP is Ah Gong,the REST OF US are either Ah Seng or Ah Ter?
    70 pct are named are Ah Ter(stoopid/daft)?

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  • Ah Seng @ Oz:

    I rather be Ah Seng in Oz lol

    Here Ah Gong changed to Ah Ma after a couple of elections…

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  • opposition dude:

    So this coming GE let Ah Seng teach Ah Gong a lesson!

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  • How Come Can Use Hokkien ?:

    How come this Lau JB can use Hokkien In Parliament ?

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  • Only PAP Sycophants Can Do:

    Brought the art of arse licking to the next level.

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  • sad singaporean:

    i just want to know why is our CPF rules keep changiung and why is the malaysian EPF getting 6% and we get so little, we should fire our investment managers and hire the malaysian ones to generate better returns. hong kong land sales is part of budget, and we do treat land sales as budget, why why why! the pap govt, just think of ways to tax us more and more, and they give us little one off sweets and say they are trying their best. we need to seriously vote them out ! please!

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  • a PG:

    Hello, “beautiful flower ?”, your Ah Gong is a $$$millionaire (collecting $$$millions + bonuses every year together with all the mini$tars, too. Highest paid in the world compare with Presidents, Prime Ministers, Leaders of other countries. Do u know ? You still can scold us (Ah Sengs)who are getting peanuts. Please reflect back to your speech, are you your Ah Gong’s “si gina” ?

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  • Of Shit Lords & Ladies:

    Any surprise Augustine that the world ranks us 4th biggest crony-capitalist economy? And global Oxfam deems us high up there in societal income inequality.

    Ah Lien’s solipsist sophistry is keen competition for Chan’s H2O existentialism as far as philosophical anomalies go.

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  • oxygen:

    WISDOM SAYING HAS IT THAT those who live in glass houses should really change their undies in the basement.

    AH KONG “borrowed” without consent Ah Seng’s retirement savings on guaranteed DEEPLY discounted interest rate WITHOUT SECURITY PROVIDED but only his ever shifting promises of capital return, if any is left, only upon a chance meeting, TOGETHER IN TERN SUA of ancestral gathering (mortality) which English trustee law says it is theft of private property. No bank will lend AH KONG at this rate of return for unsecured borrowing anywhere from LEE-jiapore to TIMBUCTOO.

    AH KONG didn’t live frugally with multi-million dollar ownself-cheque-ownself pay politics without Ah Seng’s consent whilst Ah Seng hunger on not so-XO-brand of Chaitowkuay (carrot cake). Ah Seng is reduced to financial bondage slavery akin to Pavlov’s dogs’ salivating dependency on food supply brought periodically by WHITE CLOTHES laboratory assistants employed by PAVLOV AH KONG.

    Ah Seng is kept on the perpetual obedient-training leash of financial bondage of inflated housing mortgage which include payment for land which AH KONG put his name as the sole registered owner naming Ah Seng as the tenant leasing it from AH KONG – the leasor cum owner.

    Ah Seng was tutored to be trusting and was promised a journey to ever-escalating wealth fabrication (never try to sell to find its real market value) if he comply with this instruction of buy-property-vote-AH-KONG – no need to think much of any other rotting decay in the economy which AH KONG EITHER DIDN’T UNDERSTAND OR DIDN’T CARE TO UNDERSTAND of how that affect Ah Seng’s ability to serve out his life-long term of financial bondage and slavery.

    When exhausted Ah Seng rebelled of unfaithfull disgusting display of unfilial behavior and disgrace to AH KONG EASTERN CONFUCIAN CONFUSED VALUES superiority, KAMPONG ORIGINATED JAMBAN-TOUTING AH LIAN EMERGES WITH A BIG FAT CANE and taught AH Seng a good lesson of very public caning and filial piety moral education which is 99.9% FAKE.

    WHAT A SPECTACLE OF DISGRACEFUL BROKEN LEGACY AH KONG HEGEMONY ON PUBLIC DISPLAYED PUT UP BY AH LIAN, no less – no one interested or interested of even unknowing discovery. The Ah Sengs are ALL TOO too busy struggling trying to earn a few cents to pay for their food, utilities healthcare escalating costs.

    AH LIAN FAILED OF HER VISUAL BLINDNESS AND MORAL DECADENCE TO AWARENESS/ REALITY PREVAILING – she could do a lot better going back to her village and tap rubber instead of living on and depending on depraved AH Sengs to pay her humonguous paycheck farting FACILE obnoxious moralising nonsense.

    WHITE IS BLACK AND BLACK IS WHITE, it seems.

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  • As stupid as she looks:

    Lbw is a ah Lian fr Malaysia; she says all these stupid trite things to please her masters
    Nowadays I donot watch tv parliament proceedings makes me sick n want to vomit

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  • no more PAP is best:

    we taxpayers got short changed paying her $16k a month salary plus plus.
    dont it make us feel cheated?

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  • Bapak:

    This Ah Gong is even better.

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/north-korea-election-kim-jong-un-11328980

    So co-incidence, sound so familiar.

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  • Malaysian contribution:

    Without Malaysia producing talents like these what is Singapore going to do?

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