Heng is making a joke out of meritocracy and democracy

We should call for a national referendum!

We have been instilled with the notion that meritocracy is one of the main principles of governance and Singapore’s success relies hugely on this. Everyone is allowed the opportunity to succeed based on their own merits.

Nothing could be further than the truth. To say Singapore isn’t ready for a non-Chinese PM goes against the very grain of meritocracy.

Finance minister Mr Heng Swee Keat recently said during a forum that the older generation of Sporean is not ready based on his own experience in walking the ground.

To determine whether a non-Chinese isn’t suitable for the top job just by Mr Heng’s own experience of walking the ground is making a joke out of meritocracy and democracy.

In fact, a poll conducted by Yahoo in 2016 indicated that most Singaporeans would choose Tharman as the next Prime Minister.

The morally right thing for this PAP government to do is to hold a national referendum. This is more in line with the values of democracy rather than deciding on matters unilaterally.

I hope my non-Chinese Ministers and MPs in parliament keep their chins up, give in and remain cheerful. The top job has just been taken away from you. This should come as a no surprise when you decided to join the PAP and make Singapore great!

 

Osman bin Sulaiman

 

 

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29 Responses to “Heng is making a joke out of meritocracy and democracy”

  • his shoes are too big for him:

    im already beginning to dislike this future PM.
    just as much as i do the present one.
    we didnt get a chance to choose, so…

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  • Bapak:

    You have, just vto!

    his shoes are too big for him:
    im already beginning to dislike this future PM.
    just as much as i do the present one.
    we didnt get a chance to choose, so…

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  • his shoes are too big for him:

    @Bapak
    yes i did vto for the last 3 GEs.
    unfortunately a daft majority keeps putting them back in power. haizzz!

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  • Nothing wrong with that:

    I see nothing wrong with that. It’s a party decision made by the PAP. If voters are not happy, they can always vote at election time to influence the outcome.

    If not happy with Heng as new PM, just vote him out during the coming election.

    Simple?

    (This is very different from the President decision that is forced down the throats with no alternative.)

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  • Fake Meritocracy:

    There is no meritocracy in the PAP government, only cronism and beholdenness from grooming a team of subpar sycophantic administrators.
    Unqualified paper generals are airdropped to positions that they have zero experience to speak of, obscenely paid, naturally increasing the loyalty to PAP which otherwise they would never be able to achieve on their own merit.

    This is the familee brand of fake meritocracy, to hookwink dafts to establish legitimacy of their obscene pay and power to govern, which many dafts are parroting without any much thought

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  • LIONS:

    h$k is just another seat-warmer as he happens to be the most senior among the 4g clowns.

    by merit,it shud have been tharman?

    lee ah long is afraid to break the *circle* of the clown$ and so this chosen one despite his health being a risk factor.

    he better pray nothing happens or his family will +CRY ME A RIVER+???

    WHY ARE PAPies so selfish and putting h$k instead of a healthier guy?

    think kee-chiu oso very quietly happy cos he can take over sooner than later?

    you see,all selfish ass-hole$ inside the PAP CAMP!

    HOW TO TRULY CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS THE BETTERMENT OF SGS?

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  • Sputzy:

    Wonder why the paps r so scared of tharman.
    becos he used to be a rebel?
    becos if he’s in charge he’ll take another route
    than the one being pursued now?
    becos he’ll show up ah loong for what he is?
    becos…they’re racist?
    after all, he does have a chinese wife!

    why do they preach about being multi-racial and
    then go in the opposite direction?
    why r they suddenly “listening” to minority views?
    what if the non-chinese minority don’t want a
    chinese PM. would they listen to them?
    why is it they don’t listen to other views held by
    other minority groups?
    why is it they don’t even pay heed to views held by
    majorities??? like, we Don’t Want So Many Foreigners
    In Our Country!!

    as for heng’s views — he’s sounding as absurd as his
    colleague, chan chun sing

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  • A47:

    But polyclinic many old peple c

    Doctor from other country who cannot

    Speak old people language.

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  • A47:

    This is what a doctor tells

    His patient.you not ready.etc…

    So patient depend on doctor.fear for his life.

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  • A47:

    Only a very sick patient will doctor

    Say you no ok to do this and that!

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  • A47:

    Sg health really thumbs down.

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  • pap heng is another fake:

    who is a genuine Singaporean leader?

    there are many, such as Ms Sylvia Lim Dr Chee SJ Mr KJeyaretnam Mr Leon Perara Mr Lim Tean and such. alas not a single one in clown pap.

    why not a single one in clown pap?

    because if top is crooked bottom never straight. look at pap clown. he is a fake. he talked family but listen to what Mr Lee Hsien Yang and Dr Lee Wei Ling say about him. he slapped danabalan but needed pap clan elders to come forward to BS there is no slapping. he talked integrity but installed wife in S$billion position in order to negate the need to set up 1MDB.

    a monkey cannot begat anything else but another monkey. made worse by the monkey who controls the stockpile of 70% sheepish monkey CPF bananas. every ffffing Lj and Cb in pap clown clan cannot take eyes off the CPF banana stockpile and so yes monkey sir yes monkey madam in order to be part of the banana gravy train. a monkey after all likes banana and will lie cheat steal bully and do all evil to ensure hands in bananas.

    fault of 70% sheeping monkey CPF ultimately that turned normal humans into banana loving monkey liars cheats thieves bullies and evil doers.

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  • MarBowling:

    Hello Heng Heng Sweet Cake,

    Heaven has already given you a CHANCE when you Kenna a Stroke. The FACT that you have eventually recovered is HEAVEN-SENT! NOT BECAUSE YOU ARE LUCKY! TREASURE this for yourself, your Family and for Singapore! You won’t be “LUCKY” a 2nd time!

    RESIGN NOW! Enjoy your REMAINING time on planet earth with your family. Sit back and relax. Heaven and most SINGAPOREAN will be thankful and appreciate your FINAL PUBLIC SERVICE to our BELOVED COUNTRY! Heaven and the Barn Owl are WATCHING your Big Boss Mai Hum and FamiLEE and Gang 24/7/365!

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  • Regime change is the solution:

    Straits Times: Online news sites must publish corrections on fake news, take down false articles under proposed law: Lee Hsien Loong

    Does the proposed law define “fake news”? There should be a clear distinction between facts (which are always true) and opinions. The latter cannot be considered as “fake news”. The news is based on facts. Wrong facts are indeed “fake news”. But it gets “tricky”. Will the proposed law consider opinions/conclusions/claims based on half-truths (therefore misleading) as “fake news”? MSM is full of these.

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  • Regime change is the solution:

    his shoes are too big for him:
    @Bapak
    yes i did vto for the last 3 GEs.
    unfortunately a daft majority keeps putting them back in power. haizzz!

    So it is clear just your VTO is not enough you also need to convince your family members and friends to do the same. Anyway, the result of GE2015 was a “fluke”. Many Singaporeans (stupidly) voted PAP to thank LKY after he died. Even PAP was expecting to lose votes. That why it created two SMCs to minimize the damage. For the next GE let us not “disappoint” PAP. Time to kick their ass big time and vote for regime change.

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  • N.Jungne:

    He nails his own coffin as well as the rest. I don’t know what Tharman has in mind or he is quietly getting out.

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  • Confucius says:

    Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others … If out of the three hundred songs I had to take one phrase to cover all my teachings, I would say “Let there be no evil in your thoughts.”

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    The PM who had his Brains FRIED by Chemo Talks SHIT!!!

    And…

    now we have a Potential PM whose Brains was wired and left him INCAPACITATED having it hand made will be WORSE off!!!

    Truly sad that we have two Destroyed Brains at the Helm of our Nation…one wonders if the reason is to Keep a Non-Chinese from filling the POST…

    especially when the hand made brain agreed with the dead Brain of a bast**d…fried BRAIN of the current that “A NonChinese is NOT ready to be PM”

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  • WTF:

    His recent comments and actions are beginning to reinforce my suspicion that he is just another hopeless minister and puppet, and a seat warmer for the prince in throne.

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  • everyone do your part to vto:

    racist. can our gov ppl get any worse?

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  • NotMyProblem:

    When the PAP selected an Indian to be a Malay President, the Indian community was very proud that one of them could be called upon to represent the Malays as the President. The Malays were alright because there was no one in the Malay community who could be a President. All this because a Chinese said so.

    GRC was meant for the minority races to be elected into Parliament, but it ended up that the Chinese required GRC to enter Parliament. Ironically, an Indian was elected into Parliament by himself, alone without the help of the Chinese!!

    “Singapore is not ready for a non-Chinese to be a PM”; this was said by a Chinese. But a survey conducted, including the Chinese, said otherwise.

    So is the Chinese in the PAP saying there is more “meritocracy” in the Chinese than the non-Chinese?

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  • Leaves a sour taste:

    This utterance of his, and it is not surprising, reveals that same unchanged innermost inferior backward mentality disguised as safe wisdom which lies deep down in their hearts. And the truth hurts. It totally and completely demolish what true honest meritocracy is all about. This is a clear revelation of the sheer weakness of the person’s mind. Unchallenged as it is by a timid population.
    What a big huge shame!
    Very sad and taken aback that a new generation leader is still echoing what their long gone chief had said more or less the same thing and share the same line of thinking.
    Without a solid philosophy or religion to at least guide oneself, this is the end result.
    It is hardly surprising many of our leaders ever mention “God” in their speeches.
    Maybe they think they are bigger and more powerful than God and all His creations.
    And in this time and age, and this is 2019!
    The mind and thinking should have matured and evolved at least along with the times.
    A leader leads by example.
    A leader have to be careful when he speaks on sensitive issues.
    A leader has to carry the people forward and onwards on good ideas and rational and sensible moderate thoughts and concepts of justice and fairplay and humanity.
    Imagine the difference, a world of difference if he had said “the best will be the Prime Minister”.
    Leaders should be leading and showing the way guiding to betterment and improving the quality of the minds of the people he leads.
    Look at how the Prime Minister of New Zealand handle her country in their recent misfortune.
    What magnificence!
    Observe and learn the finer refined pointers from her.
    Now I am more than convinced than ever that the meritocracy they have been practicing and applying is all bunkum bullshit. It is all tailored to their pgymy almost retarded bent of mind.
    It is a continuing disease actually but they don’t know it.
    They have not treated themselves enough and has not risen or got out of the quagmire they are caught in.
    Look at how they have parachuted their own people, without relevant experience, into all the juicy top positions.
    What’s that for if not to hold on and stay perpetually in “sweet” power.
    They are intoxicated.
    Don’t conveniently and expediently shift the blame on the older generation.
    Now I better understand why many say lately we have clowns running the show.
    I am 72 years old.
    Dont worry, the older generation have grown up.

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  • incorrect assumption:

    are the citizens not ready for a non chinese pm…or in reality its the PAP thats unwilling to appoint a non chinese as pm..
    are they afraid theyll lose a chunk of the chinese votes?
    the present pm is bad enough…but this future one hsk & his buddy ccs will sink our SG to the lowest depts.

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  • mike:

    There is a chinese proverb saying “助纣为虐” we cannot blame the evil entirely … as there is always no lacking of those who supported the wrong or bad doings then to say later that they were “forced into by cicumstances” or for “survival”.

    The famous NKF and City Harvest saga shows us that wrong or bad doings can travel that far or beyond and those who supported them are still seeing no wrong and/or giving sympathy reasons of their participations.

    We have such environment because of majority approves it. And let’s face it we are mostly selfish for our own gain. Rarely few great man are selfless to make a greater good.

    As a young nation, we have more to learn. Just hope that history will not be cruel to us and offer us sufficient time to evolve.

    Note: in human known history, which ruling era last more than few hundred years? I am not aware of.

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  • Flabbergasted:

    Tharman Sir, please resign and join Uncle Tan.

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  • AristoCATs - Fake News !:

    Fake Meritocracy:
    There is no meritocracy in the PAP government, only cronism and beholdenness from grooming a team of subpar sycophantic administrators.
    . . .

    -
    Just remember that Heng is part of AritoCATs who –
    transformed an Indian into “Malay Prez”. . . :(
    whatever it takes . . . :( :(
    -
    Remember the Ballot Box !

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  • Dr Tan Tai Wei:

    Those 30% or so Singaporeans who support the opposition – are we to assume they are mostly non-Chinese? They have been holding JB Jeyaretnam as icon of alternative leadership, surely. On my part, it had never occurred to me JB was Indian rather than just effective opposition, until LKY at a PAP final rally at Fullerton Square told the GE lunch hour crowd that JB was Indian, and it would be inconceivable for WP to form the government with an Indian as prime minister. After all, we had had David Marshall as popularly Chinese-elected Labour Front Chief Minister, and JB was repeatedly elected in a Chinese majority constituency.

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  • Gonz:

    https://www.businessinsider.com/china-social-credit-system-punishments-and-rewards-explained-2018-4

    It’s a fact that the political control of at and China has been very close cousins.

    They share very close DNA.
    Authoritarianism is the word.
    Extreme form of authoritarianism in fact.

    Singapore uses rule of law to control everything including to stay in power.
    Fake news , elected presidency, one person can be considered as illegal assembly etc.

    China now has a social credit system . It is extremely draconian and making every citizen behave in ways the ruler deems is appropriate. It’s like imposing strict school rules on its citizens. If credit rating bad , you can be denied many things.

    I believe, given that Singaporeans have proved they totally gave up their rights , based on examples of the cpf and hybrid protests extremely poor turnouts, this is where Singapore will be heading. Of course to save face, Singapore will come up something similar but call it another name.

    Singapore to many is not a democracy. There is no people power because the people dare not effect it.

    They do not have the courage. How I wish someone can debunk me on this but sadly, I think the truth is undebunkable.

    Now fake news laws can be used against alternative media and the opacity of the system gives them the extremely advantage that any criticism can be labelled as fake news.

    The weakest link in democracy is the people. People power is not given official powers an entity wity given powers. People power can only be effected by the people. Threats and intimidations can remove courage from the people resulting in no people power which means a self-proclaimed democracy is not one but a authoritarian state. Democracy = gov x people power = gov x 0 = 0.

    Singaporeans are so intimidated they want to outsource people power but there is no one left to outsource to.

    When they came for the communists, socialists and Jews singaporeans did not soeak out for them citing self-preservation. Now the hyfuxers and cpf members realised their selfishness has nurtured a country without people power. They realise they have no choice but to say BOH BIAN .

    I feel terribly ashamed to be a citizen.
    To be associated with these people.
    I dare to post comments. They don’t.
    I dare to vote in secrecy. They don’t.
    I dare to wear masks at Hong lim. They don’t.
    I dare to speak to people I meet . They don’t.

    If they dont dare do anything, they should at least date to vote. But even this they dare not vote honestly.

    This is an extreme case in the world.You cannot blame any garment from doing what they like to such a citizenry.

    They asked for it.

    There will never be real democracy I Singapore. If China becomes the USA, they will be evangelising…

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  • Wangsa level comedy:

    https://youtu.be/_Ib-Oxo63Uo

    Best comedy of the year by far!
    5minutes of world class entertainment even wangsa may be proud of.

    From the 26th minute onwards.

    Malaysikini reporter posed the best question of the day . About fake news laws.

    The Tun impressed me !!!!

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