Hey Vivian, how about looking at home before telling others what to do?

Vivian Balakrishnan has recently called on the United States to accept the rise of China, to double down and reap the rewards together. As beautiful as it sounds, this will remain a mere rhetoric.

The United States has been the beacon of the free world since the end of World War 2. But today, American supremacy must make room for a rising China which has become more assertive and influential. Whether the United States likes it or not, countries like Singapore will have no choice but learn to adjust, adapt, and be more street-wise in foreign policy matters.

Ironically, Vivian Balakrishnan and his PAP Ministers are the precise opposite of what he has preached to the Americans in Washington. Back at home, they have been grossly intolerant about the rise of opposition politicians and parties, many of whom have been badly bruised and some even bankrupted.

The Americans are not stupid. If I were the United States Senator listening to him, I would also be aware of how his government had treated many of its political opponents back home. Instead of caring about what he has to say, my reaction of what he has so eloquently uttered would be not to take him seriously.

Like many other things in life, often times, and one’s actions speak louder than one’s words. In short, there is hardly any substance in his speech and it is not difficult for people to see through.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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16 Responses to “Hey Vivian, how about looking at home before telling others what to do?”

  • NotMyProblem:

    Maybe he still thinks he was in a school debate, trying to gain some point for his team.

    Can someone wakes him up and tell him to grow up.

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  • N.Jungne:

    Not sure whether he meant what he said 1Tie, 1 Loot.

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  • i like lyCHEE, hate LOONGan:

    Vivian Balakrishnan who? The one some UN president mistaken as India’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, a woman? FGS! How many in the world actually knows VB?

    Just because he’s much better paid than US and China leaders does not make him smarter to tell a giant country what to do. Do not teach your grandmother how to suck eggs, si geen nah!

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  • Mentoring: You say it w got it:

    Sinchiapor ranked 49th out of 57 countries globally at tackling income inequality a.k.a. Very High Gini Coefficient. (Oxfam 2018)

    Singapore ranked 4th in global crony-capitalist economies.

    Singapore ranked 151st in global Free Press Index (among struggling 3rd world countries)

    Singapore “unranked” among first-world economies with regards to minimum wage level. (Yes, no minimum wage legislation!)

    Singapore ranked no. 1 most expensive country to live in.

    Singapore ranked no. 1 in ministerial salaries.

    Singaporeans median wages among lowest in the developed world.

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  • shangri la dialogue:

    shangri la dialogue event in SG is 31 may and ends on june 2.

    vivian and bargain-hen better dont say the wrong things and screw SG into deep shit.

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  • RDB:

    AIYO, this chap is just a mouth piece for his party lah!

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  • forked tongue:

    RDB:
    AIYO, this chap is just a mouth piece for his party lah!

    RDB:
    AIYO, this chap is just a mouth piece for his party lah!

    Not so simple, bro.

    Actually, the chap is forked tongue.

    When he was chief NUSSU, he was good. He was caring.

    Then he came into contact with pap clown S$m gravy. Then he started to talk, foodcourt or hawker centre. Now he even talked like pap clown.

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  • Singapore? Singapore who?:

    like as tho the mighty USA is going to take advice from a pipsqueak of a country…
    they will do whats best for their interests first.
    not like our country , where our leaders betray n lie to us citizens , then sell us out to the foreigners they bring in by the plane loads!
    we’ve had enough of these miw losers.

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  • William C:

    They are million dollars salaried. All CEO and World Leaders must listen to them. Right?

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  • C’est la vie:

    *****
    Bala’s a perfect fit for the Action Party.

    Overspend public money and has no regrets.

    Selfie with dictator, murderer and war monger, … and smiles and proud of it too.

    His intrinsic value and contribution to SG is a big fat zero.

    Bala’s a perfect fit for the Action Party.
    ***
    *****

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  • TruBlu:

    Lets just say,there is only ONE RULER.
    The rest are just saying what they have been instructed.
    It is becoming so obvious.
    Look at TCH N THARMAN,all pushed one side.
    You have H$K,kee chiu, jo teo *goo ni*,disGRACEfool n the others.

    This cohort od gahmen are just well-fed obedient *attack* dogs waiting for their MASTER to signal.
    Sad,we have a Lee Jong-un here.

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  • DieLah:

    your Money(huge stake) is in China. Their money and people are in yours. Money has a way to corrupt/destroy relationships(families,friends,organisations,politics and nations). For money sake, what can your leaders not say or do, for high pay, under the sun? They will lead with temptations, such as Swiss standard of living and your potential worth in the market place.

    Your are meat for roasting. You all agreed to sell your souls. No soul, hence more laws (rise in crimes,and covert crimes/corruption)

    Enjoy your high maintenance and deceptively sparkling fleeting achievements such as the Jewel( dust and corrosion will soon set in)and be bled to death – like all your outward trophies.

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  • Bobo:

    shangri la dialogue:
    shangri la dialogue event in SG is 31 may and ends on june 2.

    vivian and bargain-hen better dont say the wrong things and screw SG into deep shit.

    Well, they can say anything to gong gong Singaporeans (squarely on their face). Guaranteed no one would dare to utter a word of discontent. Not even showed it in the ballot box. Hahaha.

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  • paleface:

    What do you want? Three meals in a hawker centre, food court or restaurant? KNN.

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  • never trust pap:

    paleface:
    What do you want? Three meals in a hawker centre, food court or restaurant? KNN.

    he wasn’t like this before he tasted pap S$m gravy. he was at that time very vocal and hit all the targets.

    but like pap former crocodile tears lim boon heng who was also vocal and aimed to get noticed by then pap master liar lky, once on board pap S$m gravy train, 180% pusing to the other side.

    mercedes for crocodile tears and jaguar for ah neh were the focus. not the plight of local born poor. that is why words such as, 3 meals at hawker centre foodcourt restaurant also can come out.

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  • MarBowling:

    paleface:
    May 24, 2019 at 8:32 pm (Quote)
    What do you want? Three meals in a hawker centre, food court or restaurant? KNN.

    Response: brush your teeth first or you can go to CLOWN [email protected]!

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