When Singaporeans were not ready

When Singaporeans were not ready, we moved our people out from kampongs and into public housing blocks.

When Singaporeans were not ready, we taught ourselves to… speak English.

When Singaporeans were not ready, we started campaigns and clean up Singapore.

When Singaporeans were not ready, we conscripted young Singaporeans to defend our land.

When Singaporeans were not ready, we chose an export-orientated economy over the accepted wisdom of the day.

When Singaporeans were not ready, we cleared jungles and drained swamps to build Jurong.

When Singaporeans were not ready, we passed the Women’s Charter.

When Singaporeans were not ready, we moved our airport from Paya Lebar to Changi.

When Singaporeans were not ready, we made and accepted tough, unpopular decisions.

When Singaporeans were not ready, we left Malaysia and never look back.

Alas, if our pioneering generation had waited for Singapore and Singaporeans to be ready, we would not have made the progress we’ve made in a generation, and to enjoy the success and stability we enjoy today.

The people who profess to be the rightful heirs of the passion and values, ambitions and aspirations that built Singapore are the very people who are today holding the nation and our people back.

The nation-building generation whom we affectionally coin as the Pioneer and Merdeka Generation are now being framed as the ones’ least understanding of progress and most resistant to building a new Singapore.

The irony, the national tragedy.

& the words from a [future] Prime Minister of Singapore, no less.

Hollow rhetoric. Clueless leadership.

Not ready for Singapore.

 

*Facebook post by Chen Jiaxi Bernard.

 

 

Sponsored Content

16 Responses to “When Singaporeans were not ready”

  • NotMyProblem:

    Singaporeans are ready for anything and everything.

    It is the PAP that is not ready for any changes and put the blame on every one else, even to the extend of lying.

    PAP lied about GRC was to ensure for minority races to be elected into Parliament. The truth is the Chinese needed to enter Parliament through GRC. An Indian was voted into Parliament by himself, alone without the Chinese.

    PAP lied about minority race needed in Parliament, but it was only at the time of election, after that not necessary.

    PAP lied about the President has to be a Malay, but an Indian was selected.

    PAP lied again that “Singapore is not ready for non-Chinese PM” and blames it on the older generations. But the older generation voted so many non-Chinese into Parliament at that time!

    From the above, it proves PAP is racist, using races to hold on to power. Without the GRC, PAP may not be able to hold on to power. Without selecting a useless Indian masquerading as Malay President, a lot of skeletons will be walking out of the closets.

    Singapore was one of Asia’s 4 dragons before. Why are we no ready?

    People are going up the moon, what are we waiting for?

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • LIONS:

    Another scholar singing *BIRD WORDS*.
    Dont talk talk only,you scholars only know how to be reactionary n that is when things are oredy bad.

    Where got helicopter views?
    Only ‘harried-COCKsters’ views.

    Dont worry,we will hear even more 4G KIND OF EXCUSES FOR COCK-UPs soon.

    Welcome to the CIRCU$.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • RDB:

    Minister HSK is just trying to look smarter than his really is to his boss ah!

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • a PG:

    B4 changing the constitution for a Malay Pres, did the Malay white MPs voice out in ParLeement that our Malay bros & sisters were unhappy without a Malay Pres ? Did the Malay MP own grassroots gather any feedback from the ground for a Malay Pres ? These are my thoughts. If a Malay PE candidate is suitable and capable, we the Chinese will definitely vote for him/her. We are ever ready.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Bapak:

    When Singaporeans are not ready, suddenly CPF money dont belong tous.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Bapak:

    Because we are a nation made up of stupid idiots. Sinkies being so stupid will never change. The only way to change is to re-wire their useless brains.

    NotMyProblem:
    Singaporeans are ready for anything and everything.

    It is the PAP that is not ready for any changes and put the blame on every one else, even to the extend of lying.

    PAP lied about GRC was to ensure for minority races to be elected into Parliament. The truth is the Chinese needed to enter Parliament through GRC. An Indian was voted into Parliament by himself, alone without the Chinese.

    PAP lied about minority race needed in Parliament, but it was only at the time of election, after that not necessary.

    PAP lied about the President has to be a Malay, but an Indian was selected.

    PAP lied again that “Singapore is not ready for non-Chinese PM” and blames it on the older generations. But the older generation voted so many non-Chinese into Parliament at that time!

    From the above, it proves PAP is racist, using races to hold on to power. Without the GRC, PAP may not be able to hold on to power. Without selecting a useless Indian masquerading as Malay President, a lot of skeletons will be walking out of the closets.

    Singapore was one of Asia’s 4 dragons before. Why are we no ready?

    People are going up the moon, what are we waiting for?

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • N.Jungne:

    Enough is enough of PAP ‘s BS. Change lah, we may restart from 3rd World, with CPF savings, than 1st without our own savings.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Fake news laws if ...:

    implemented should be applied universally.
    Where did Heng Swee Kiat get this information?
    From the PAP Cabinet, PAP Ministers, PAP Cadre, PAP members, PAP activists, PA Commmunity Centres RC, CC?
    Through surveys? When was it conducted? How many people were involved?
    Heng’s statement being self serving, is it considered as fake news? His statement would cause racial disharmony and distrust among the races and potential racial riots and civil disorder.
    What is the PAP-controlled Racial Harmony Committee whose members appointed by PAP cronies going to do with such racial dividing statement?
    Fake news including those from the government, PAP Ministers, civil servants should be taken down too, should not be used as propaganda or threats to potentially cause racial distrust and disharmony.
    This fake news should be removed from all websites, including archives of CNA, The Straits Times, Asiaone, overseas media.
    How come another public survey showed about 70% Singaporeans surveyed wanted Tharman, an Indian (not Indian-Chinese, Indian-Malay) to be a PM, and not Heng Swee Kiat.
    I am a Chinese over 55 year old. I do not agree with Heng’s statement. I have doubt where he got his survey result. Through loaded questions or selective computation or otherwise?
    Under our system, PAP cadre or a selected few in the Cabinet (including the dead wishes) anoint the next PM.
    Under our system, the judges are appointed by the government and could be shuffled all over the places by PAP government.
    Now PAP can always change the laws if it disagrees with the judgement of the court whether it is a fake news case against PM, the next PM or any other person.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • AhPek:

    Heng said older people not ready;
    1. please let us know how many you talk to
    2. what percentage you talk to said not ready
    3. the breakdown of the races you talked to
    4. the background of the people you talk to (are they all PAP people?)
    5. the reasons that they are not ready, did you asked and why

    You owe us a lot of answers and I, AS AN OLDER CITIZEN, demand to know the answers.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Heng - SG not Ready???:

    The AristoCATs are masters of “tweaking” to cover up the issues.
    Where do they learn it?
    -
    Here’s how –
    http://tinyurl.com/l5ahs5w
    -
    Remember the Ballot Box !

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • the goo all come home oredi:

    i honestly do not give a rat’s ass who says what about being ready or not ready, indian or malay, cpf our money or cheng hu money. all i know is, when my family and i walk into that ballot booth, we oredi know which box to put the X in. plain and simple as that. talk until the goo come home oso no use. we have been doing this every 5 years. we will continue to do so. you should too! no need to talk until throat all dry.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • g1c+3masek:

    Hey guys look, we don’t want Ah Long to purposely take these as reasons to prolong his stay OK.

    He is anytime better and more sincere than Ah Long in comparison, but non of them will get my Volt, but of course.

    Ah Long dynasty for his son holds on 2 important things, Money [g1c+3masek] and Army loyal to him… will never let go one….. you think newPM&wife will take over [g1c+3masek] or NOT?

    Ah long, Prove me wrong lah!.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Try harder lah...:

    Uncle very disappointed with stroke heng.

    B4 even ascending to sit on the throne, heng oredi is full of verbal diarrhoea.

    How come like that?

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • mike:

    There is this trend in the whitish clan in trying to display the capability to make tough calls. To show that they can make unpopular decisions to bring singapore forward.

    They are trying to mimic the earlier generations of leaders who take low pay, make genuine decisions and took sacrifices.

    Instead, what they are doing now is taking high pay, make general decisions and make sacrifices out of us.

    Thank you 70%!

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • John Richards:

    Yes, Singaporeans are not ready for a midget-sized PM who is as clueless as his predecessor. We need a leader with a big and clear vision for Singapore and Singaporeans. Our government is obsessed with living in the PAP bubble that floats high and mighty above the rest of us. This must end. That bubble must burst come the next election. Every vote against the PAP is like a pinprick aimed at that bubble.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • HarderTruths:

    Aaahhh – our beloved Mr Magoo is back.

    With more of his myopic wisdom. How would we know our real history if not for his teachings of how stupid our forefathers were.

    I am impressed. It takes a real clown to run the circus without being able to see what the hell is going on…..

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
Member Services
Self-SupportMembers Login
Sponsored Advertisement

Search On TR Emeritus
Sponsored Advertisement

Most Recent Comments
  • Harder Truths: Every animal makes a noise that depends on its intelligence. This is no different.
  • Haigen-Diaz: Rabble-rouser: Cont’d.. Bertolt Brecht “Would it not be easier in that case for the government to...
  • oxygen: @ genX TO AVOID DOUBT, PLEASE SUPPLY us your Singapore property price index for the last 15 years to show...
  • teh susu: @TruBlu: June 19, 2019 at 9:16 pm (Quote) {yada,yada,yada…PAP GAHmen takes good care of our children! whoa!...
  • Harder Truths: If you want adult slaves you need to make sure the slave children grow up. How is this related to...
  • tan kin lian, what a pea brain: the victor gets to rewrite history. as soon as OPPO alliance topples clown pap, all...
  • tan kin lian, what a pea brain: don’t be so ffffing stupid, tan kin lian. there is no such thing as pure...
  • genX: property market will sustain despite what some doom-sayers claim. more foreign investors like those from HK N...
  • opposition dude: Children may be treated well here but come on, how many nations in the world treat children really...
  • TruBlu: so,GMS,you think MPs or LAWMAKERS should not conduct themselves like mere VILLAGE HEADS WHO.LIKE MY...
  • TruBlu: yada,yada,yada…PAP GAHmen takes good care of our children! whoa! really? LEE AH LONG shud be awarded...
  • oxygen: @ Rabble-rouser ME LIKES YOUR GOBSMACKING EXALT ECONOMIC LECTURE in illuminating easy-to-comprehend format in...
  • Talk Kok LP: But who outside the party selected the communist party to lead the country? Within the communist party,...
  • MarBowling: Great BUT sarcastic comments by GMS! To add to his sarcasm, Think AP Faishal is more like a high class...
  • self style internet mp wannabe: Where to start? Which route to take? Praise Goh for saying and writing stuffs that in...
  • Ocbc bank GLRC kena use: Sg gov should assist us since the mkt is bad now.
Announcements
Advertisements
Advertisements
Visitors Statistic
Latest Statistic