PAP’s Irresponsible Embarrassment

When the Maritime Dispute was flared up back in late 2018, PAP Ministers, MPs and even the IBs were making war cries all over. PAP went on whipping up Nationalistic sentiments against Malaysian’s “Intrusion of Singapore’s Water”.

They even went to the extend of “demonstration of war preparation” by inviting the mainstream media to do a first of its kind of report on the Open Mobilization of the Air Force. Live Firing exercises were carried out subsequently.

PAP government has put it in no uncertain terms that the area in dispute is within our maritime boundary. Yet, it turns out that there is no Internationally recognized Maritime Boundary in that area of dispute!

In fact, the delimitation negotiation which Singapore held with Indonesia has stated very clearly that they could not confirm the maritime boundary which borders Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. This is basically because Singapore has yet to negotiate and confirm with Malaysia government the exact maritime boundary between the two countries.

Thus, the maritime boundary between Singapore and Indonesia stopped short at the western part of Singapore. In other words, the PAP government knew that we do not have an official boundary drawn and confirmed with Malaysia in that area of dispute.

I would regret to say that Malaysia was right to say that the disputed waters should be considered as “International Waters” as there isn’t any recognized boundary confirmed by any party.

Due to some strange unknown reasons, after more than 50 years of independence, PAP government did not initiate any formal negotiations with Malaysia on delimitation of the maritime boundary in that area.

If PAP knew these facts but yet, went on a series of actions to make war cries, then I have to ask, is that what a responsible ruling party should do?

Many people attacked me for “siding with Malaysia” but the truth is, it is always easier to be populist by hitting the Nationalistic drums rather than looking at the issues objectively and do our own research on these issues to come to a sensible conclusion.

The only rational thing to do is to start negotiation with Malaysia to determine and finalize the maritime boundary in that disputed waters, instead of doing war cries which will result in irreparable damage to bilateral ties between the two people across the causeway.

Well, finally PAP comes to their senses and stop their irresponsible nonsense of Nationalistic adventure.

At the end of the day, PAP always tries to portray Opposition parties as “populist”, “extremist” or even “irresponsible” but it seems that PAP is guilty of all these traits. Singaporeans should remember that without a strong and critical opposition in parliament, any ruling party might just go rogue and become irresponsible, endangering the safety of this nation with their nonsensical self-serving stunts.

 

Goh Meng Seng

 

 

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20 Responses to “PAP’s Irresponsible Embarrassment”

  • PAP's unity of greed:

    No more oxyley to depend on , so need to create another emotional adventure so that dafts will fall for it and vote PAP again.

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  • N.Jungne:

    Don’t play play, KBW may break his other arm and continue resting

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  • LOONS:

    Yep,rather embara$$ing!
    But these bloke$ oredy said they have become more thick-skinned.

    Anyway,when you have clowns you gonna get a circus.

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  • Singapore Blink First ?:

    We Singaporeans must subscribe to justice and fairness. We must look at the problems objectively. We do not support blindly if our government is unfair or act like a big bully to other countries.

    In the recent cases, our country is charging like a senseless mad bull even though we are in the wrong.

    Johor airspace belongs to to Johor. They have the right to do what they want with it. We should be grateful and thankful for them to allow us to let our planes land from Pasir Gudang for many many years. We are behaving like a spoilt child now throwing tantrums when somebody wants to take back the toy that they lend us to play with. And blaming that person of trying to create trouble. Seletar Airport users safety is not their problem.

    In the 1960s ,a plate of Char Kuay Tiow sells at 30 cents without egg per plate and 50 cents with egg, How come they are not selling Char Kuay Tiow at that same price now ? Same with water price from Johor. One cent for 1000 gallons in the 1960 and now still want same price after sixty years. quoting Agreement signed. Our arrogant young Minister try to fool 93 years old Dr Mahathir ? Kenna fiack by the old man jia lat jia lat until you cannot stand up anymore, then you will learn your lesson.

    Now they want to bring up to World Court. Unless the World Court is dumb or has been bribed, Singapore will surely lose the case. Our Minister immediately flew to KL to talk again.

    Please don’t waste our high salary on you to continue talking unproductively and kick the can further down. I am sure there are more important issue like cost of living to tackle.

    Be humble and take a step backward and increase the water price fairly and all problems will disappear immediately.

    We cannot win all the time. A bunch of educated idiots indeed.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    The current PAP government is definitely gone complacent after decades for unchallenged rule, thinking it is always right. They only depend on the past works done by the predecessors and without any need to do any thing for the country and put everything on auto-pilot.

    When things were going their ways, they happily enjoy themselves. When the situation turned bad, they just look for scapegoat. They claimed they have foresight but unable to see anything under their nose.

    They spend most of their waking hours just to fix dissent and opposition. Totally have no idea of how to bring the country forwards.

    They just thinking the people were stupid. Only problem was the people cannot or dare not tell the PAP’s leaders that they are blind leading people who can see.

    If Singaporeans still follow these leader, Singapore will be gone down under!! Vote this PAP out to save the country for our children and grandchildren.

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  • Bapak:

    When two buddies were busy making money who bother to talk about boundaries? But one got caught with hands in the cookie jarsss. Don’t know when the other will get caught? Count of you Sinkies.

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  • Too Late:

    It’s no use, Sinkies are really daft shits

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Simple lah!!! Goh San, Singapore was and will always be a part of Malaysia if not for an IDIOT who wanted to be PM in Singapore & Malaysia at the same time and that was why he CONsiderd himself the PM and not the Chief Minister of Singapore then part of Malaysia…

    We are parted or separated but NOT Divorce leh!!!

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  • Lye Khuen Way:

    Precisely, Mr Goh ! No actual demarcations on our Western Front . Why?
    I have no authority to quote but apparently, we did not signed up to the definition of
    Deep Sea…..
    And remember, our Professor Tommy Koh was the man who did us proud at the UN with his Law of the Sea Treaty 10 th Dec 1982. (UNCLOS)

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  • Selfish Sinkie Syndrome:

    Mr. Goh MS, I agree with you and thank you for your research into these matters.

    I, like most Sinkies, do not have the time nor resources or have access to the legal archives, to do a thorough study of the historical issues.

    That’s why we need significant opposition in parliaement to undertake these and expose the lies and half-truths of those keen to exploit the situation for their selfish political gains.

    Unfortunately, your comment will never be published by our MSM, so most Sinkies will continue in their oblivious state.

    The incumbent is indeed becoming a dangerously rogue and irresponsible party and this time we were lucky that enough Sinkies either couldn’t be bothered or they saw through their childish antics.

    The consequences of military conflict in this region is simply not worth the risks that that idiot-in-power simply have no appreciation of.
    If this little island of ours ever becomes embroiled in a war, we are finished.

    Every one who has been through NS knows our little island cannot last even a week in a serious military conflict.

    During my reservist in the past, I was with one of the HQ planning offices on various exercises & scenarios, and many of the commanders also shared privately over coffee & tea that our forces are merely a deterrent.

    We have big honey-pot here and our military is like a bee sting to warn others not to steal our honey. However, the bee DIES once it deploys it sting. In other words, we hope that no one dares to try anything funny with us because they know the bee sting is very painful, but a big enough or a hungry enough bear may still try their luck to eat our honey.
    The bees will still sting but the inevitable end result is death for the colony.

    Modern artillery today can reach vast distances from afar, and naval cruise missiles can easily hit our targets that is all concentrated within a small area of our island. There is no where for Sinkies to run or hide.

    The Elites will likely fly out in their private jets on the first signs of trouble, so they may not bear the consequences of their folly.
    Sinkies better wise up and VTO, or be prepared to DIE like the little bee, because I’m sure this GoonLEE is not finished yet and he will try other sorts of tricks once he is desperate to hang onto power.

    Once we allow instability to happen in this region, other superpowers such as China and USA may even stage their proxy wars here to capitalize on the opportunity to try to wrest control over the critical Malacca Straits.
    It will be extremely bad situation just like the Middle East.

    So please, tell that GoonLEE his Mama reminded him never to play with fire, right?

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  • can we report CI to police?:

    Singapore Blink First ?:
    We Singaporeans must subscribe to justice and fairness. We must look at the problems objectively. We do not support blindly if our government is unfair or act like a big bully to other countries.

    In the recent cases, our country is charging like a senseless mad bull even though we are in the wrong.

    Johor airspace belongs to to Johor. They have the right to do what they want with it. We should be grateful and thankful for them to allow us to let our planes land from Pasir Gudang for many many years. We are behaving like a spoilt child now throwing tantrums when somebody wants to take back the toy that they lend us to play with. And blaming that person of trying to create trouble. Seletar Airport users safety is not their problem.

    In the 1960s ,a plate of Char Kuay Tiow sells at 30 cents without egg per plate and 50 cents with egg, How come they are not selling Char Kuay Tiow at that same price now ? Same with water price from Johor. One cent for 1000 gallons in the 1960 and now still want same price after sixty years. quoting Agreement signed. Our arrogant young Minister try to fool 93 years old Dr Mahathir ? Kenna fiack by the old man jia lat jia lat until you cannot stand up anymore, then you will learn your lesson.

    Now they want to bring up to World Court. Unless the World Court is dumb or has been bribed, Singapore will surely lose the case. Our Minister immediately flew to KL to talk again.

    Please don’t waste our high salary on you to continue talking unproductively and kick the can further down. I am sure there are more important issue like cost of living to tackle.

    Be humble and take a step backward and increase the water price fairly and all problems will disappear immediately.

    We cannot win all the time. A bunch of educated idiots indeed.

    the reason for clown pap being dumb is because it is so used to getting its way with 70% sheep it thought it is the same outside Spore when clear as day it is NOT. worse when caught, it tries to do the same inside 200m is not within 200m outside Spore which 100% clown pap is guaranteed to fail. no need to read the water agreement also know – where got such thing as review price ON 25th year and not from 25th year?

    only 70% sheep can believe INDIAN is malay, meaning, water agreement review can only take place on that ONE year, the 25th year. clown pap ffffing liars.

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  • Samuel S:

    Learn to live with your neighbours, be gracious not autocratic.

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  • opposition dude:

    Aiyoh, back then PAP called for Singaporeans to be united for this issue and did Singaporeans listen to them? No right, no one bothered to assemble at Hong Lim Park making noise and all that.

    So PAP can continue talking about being united until the moo moos come home. The only thing that will be united is this year’s election when we unite and kick out more shitty ministers from parliament!

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  • Bala Khaw:

    Within authoritarian state, their weakness is hard to be seen.

    When External Forces whack them, then they are truely tested and their real capabilities demonstrated either up to expectation or not.
    I enjoy seeing them having a hard time.

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  • Merobok:

    Singapore Government has just realized that if M’sia wants a third party to mediate, the former may not necessarily win!They have decided to compromise. Not all issues are like Pedra Banca when the International Court in Haque aligned with them.
    The water issue looks week for S’pore should it go to the International Court of Arbitration!

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  • Bapak:

    Which means outside Singapore no one recognizes pap dictionary.

    can we report CI to police?: the reason for clown pap being dumb is because it is so used to getting its way with 70% sheep it thought it is the same outside Spore when clear as day it is NOT. worse when caught, it tries to do the same inside 200m is not within 200m outside Spore which 100% clown pap is guaranteed to fail. no need to read the water agreement also know – where got such thing as review price ON 25th year and not from 25th year?

    only 70% sheep can believe INDIAN is malay, meaning, water agreement review can only take place on that ONE year, the 25th year. clown pap ffffing liars.

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  • MarBowling:

    Selfish Sinkie Syndrome:
    March 15, 2019 at 5:37 pm (Quote)
    Mr. Goh MS, I agree with you and thank you for your research into these matters.
    I, like most Sinkies, do not have the time nor resources or have access to the legal archives, to do a thorough study of the historical issues.
    That’s why we need significant opposition in parliaement to undertake these and expose the lies and half-truths of those keen to exploit the situation for their selfish political gains.
    Unfortunately, your comment will never be published by our MSM, so most Sinkies will continue in their oblivious state.
    The incumbent is indeed becoming a dangerously rogue and irresponsible party and this time we were lucky that enough Sinkies either couldn’t be bothered or they saw through their childish antics.
    The consequences of military conflict in this region is simply not worth the risks that that idiot-in-power simply have no appreciation of.
    If this little island of ours ever becomes embroiled in a war, we are finished.
    Every one who has been through NS knows our little island cannot last even a week in a serious military conflict.
    During my reservist in the past, I was with one of the HQ planning offices on various exercises & scenarios, and many of the commanders also shared privately over coffee & tea that our forces are merely a deterrent.
    We have big honey-pot here and our military is like a bee sting to warn others not to steal our honey. However, the bee DIES once it deploys it sting. In other words, we hope that no one dares to try anything funny with us because they know the bee sting is very painful, but a big enough or a hungry enough bear may still try their luck to eat our honey.
    The bees will still sting but the inevitable end result is death for the colony.

    Response: VERY well written article…think this is the RIGHT & APPROPRIATE TIME for all our citizens to WITNESS and GAUGE how GOOD and CAPABLE our World Class obscene $millions Ministers & the World Highest Paid PeeM Mai Hum handle the Maritime, Airspace and Water disputes and problems between SinKapore and Malaysia! Sit back and relax, sip champagne and munch popcorn to watch a Good Show Akan Datang, folks!

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  • Bobo:

    Some busy with fixing oppos and Singaporeans, some busy with telling butterfly story, ah gong and ah seng story, some busy with selfies and posting so had forgotten this big issue.70% endorsed it.

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  • HarderTruths:

    This is not just irr3esponsible – but extremely foolish and dangerous.

    One small skirmish arsing from a heated argument on high seas ca nbe the matchstick for a full confrontation. Small things can get out of hand especially when there is a lot of political bravado behind it.

    Sooner or later the politicians need to sit down and hammer out a solution. The problem is too many paper tigers in the government and military becoming more and more irrational.

    If the 70% of $G locals think we can ‘punch above our weight’ they need to feel the real thing to understand there is no winning for $G and MY in such a conflict.

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  • AristoCATS r "Nerds" . . .:

    Fact – SG surrounding is “tuff neighbourhood”.
    -
    The recent maritime dispute can be viewed as Msia “kicking the sand”.
    -
    AristoCATs mistake #1 – being nerds, their response is predictable.
    Immediately reached for the war drum -
    “Violation of sovereignty . . .”
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    Notice, how Dr. M commented – Wah, like going to war ?
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    AristoCATs mistake #2 – they failed to do their homework.
    They had a weak case –
    thus, refusal for a 3rd-party mediation,
    then, agreement to revert to original port limits. :(
    =

    The Water Agreement -
    -
    Many in the world can be modified –
    the law?
    Even, the constitution . . .
    -
    But, the Water Agreement – Can’t ???

    =

    AristoCATs – Educated vs Wise – which?

    -
    Remember the Ballot Box !

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