Where is the principle in this?

As expected the current ‘PM’ has not taken responsibility for his words but passed it on to the foreign ministry to provide rationalisations for comments which strain the ties with other countries.

Please see the post below on the Cambodian PM’s comments on the matter.

Where is the principle on the matter of what was said about Vietnam’s ‘invasion’ of Cambodia?

Mr Lee made a mistake in using the term ‘invasion’ and certainly did not expect the furore over it. He could not have due to apparent lack of empathy for the suffering and experiences of others.

Unless he would like to state (or get MFA to do so) that he did so as a ‘matter of principle’–knowing that he was going to anger so many?

Was such a statement then calculatedly made for the sake of showing a ‘matter of principle’? Seriously.

If so, when did he or other Singapore politicians last make claims about Vietnamese ‘invasions’, and what were the responses to them: in the last several years?

To claim that in 2019, a ‘matter of principle’ was made deliberately (or in passing?) about statements from 1978 against the beliefs and sensitivities of fellow ASEAN members today: sounds like mental decrepitude.

The fact that others in the Milquetoast administration have jumped on the bandwagon of a disastrous politician masquerading as ‘PM’ is not tantamount to proving anything.

It only shows that they have no honour and have sold their souls as the-price-is-right politicians that they truly are.

Mr Lee talks about “statesmanship and foresight”: these are qualities he does not have and there is nothing of the sort in his hangers-on who mouth statements to gain his favour.

When will Singaporeans wake up to the fact that we have people in power who show no integrity, wisdom nor basic common sense?

We need to start voting in the right people.

Sanjay Perera

*Writer, and founding editor of Philosophers for Change. Original post: Facebook. Related posts: Where is the credibility? and Why we are criticised. For a collection of related posts: Kafkaville.

(Sources: Cambodian PM responses

Singapore committed to good ties with Vietnam and Cambodia

Singapore ‘highly values’ relations with Cambodia and Vietnam: MFA after PM Lee’s remarks on 1978 invasion

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27 Responses to “Where is the principle in this?”

  • Perfect Aristocrats Party:

    PAP politicians are so used to saying what they wish and do what they want. They think they can do no wrong. So why should they be troubled by what people from 3rd world countries like Cambodia and Vietnam think and say? And some more, who are those from the 3rd world to fault their almighty LEEder?

    Only when these atas, arrogant pap ministers get kicked out of politics and become ordinary singaporeans then they’ll fear for their safety and watch what they say and do. Otherwise live with their arrogance if singaporeans remain dumb not knowing who are the right people.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    When you have an IDIOT passing off as a Leader or PM (Pig Mentality) and a father who CLAIM he could have been a Pig Minister at age 35 had the Pig not been his son (what a joke!!! and it is on him)

    Today all that the father claim has turned around to bite him or Karma & Retribution as the saying goes…

    “What goes around come around”…two white Horses cannot breed a Donkey at WORSE a Grey…well he NOT only bred a Donkey a Brainless Piggish and Idiotic one at that (not to insult the Pigs totally) pigs are smart they wallow in the MUD waiting to be fed while the Donkey will Bray from Morning to Night “Hee Haw!!! hee haw!!! hee haw to Ah Ho “the Jinx” hey”… as a Scout song goes and the piece of WOODEN shit should know since he was once a Scout

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  • But:

    But only viet and cambodia claim he’s incorrect. The rest all keep quiet.

    And how come all sg oppositions failed to come forward to finger point he’s got it wrong ?

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  • pap has the mandate:

    Unfortunately, Singaporeans are gutless and selfish like their Singapore PAP Government they voted in. Their years of Singapore education and brainwashed by the PAP, they cannot think beyond the square. Let them constantly living on the edge when they lose their rights and their freedom. The typical characteristics of Singaporeans are KKK, Kiasi (gutless), Kiasu(Selfish) and Kiabo (Envy).

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  • Partial truth?:

    Base on info on China baidu , what Mr Lee. said is not wrong.

    https://baijiahao.baidu.com/s?id=1594694582853747782&wfr=spider&for=pc
    越南为什么要入侵柬埔寨,最后他们得手了吗

    https://baijiahao.baidu.com/s?id=1616251843312605774&wfr=spider&for=pc
    越南能打败不可一世的美国,为什么却打不过弱小的柬埔寨?

    https://www.baidu.com/sf_zd/question/408145507.html?ivk_sa_s=130826&word=越南有沒有侵略柬埔寨&ms=1&rid=8109053562531572561
    越南曾经侵略那些东南亚国家?经过是怎样?中国有没有帮助那些被侵略的国家?

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  • TruBlu:

    TALK COCK SING SONG can only do to daft sinkies.
    Trying to TALK COCK SING SONG to foreigners kena BACKFIRED.

    DONT ACT LIKE ELDER STATESMAN if got no abilities.
    Better to keep quiet than look stoopid n disgrace our COUNTRY.

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  • MarBowling:

    Lee Kayu and his DSon Mai Hum have the SAME and SIMILAR DNA of Hitler, Pol Pot, Ida Amin! Period.

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  • pap clown cannot bully others:

    pap clown can bully 70% sheep and the 30% OPPO like Mr Roy Ngerng Mr Lee SH and such.

    pap clown cannot bully own Mr Lee Hsien Yang or Dr Lee Wei Ling, only their children and spouse.

    pap clown cannot bully others outside 70% sheep pen. but by dint of bad habit, forgot other outside 70% sheep pen give no quarters to clownish talk.

    what is the conclusion? pap clown is harming Singapore thoroughly with his clownish talk. All this the fault of 70% sheep.

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  • HDB flat depreciate to ZERO:

    Straits Times: Condo features at an HDB price? You could get this at your new BTO flat

    Do not fall for this. It will likely wind up more expensive. Why? Because the quality of work will most likely be bad requiring re-doing. It is better to get your own renovation contractor Check quality of work by asking for references / look at previous work done.

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  • pap is master of fake news:

    believe pap, die fast faster fasterest.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Partial truth?:
    Base on info on China baidu , what Mr Lee. said is not wrong.

    https://baijiahao.baidu.com/s?id=1594694582853747782&wfr=spider&for=pc
    越南为什么要入侵柬埔寨,最后他们得手了吗

    https://baijiahao.baidu.com/s?id=1616251843312605774&wfr=spider&for=pc
    越南能打败不可一世的美国,为什么却打不过弱小的柬埔寨?

    https://www.baidu.com/sf_zd/question/408145507.html?ivk_sa_s=130826&word=越南有沒有侵略柬埔寨&ms=1&rid=8109053562531572561
    越南曾经侵略那些东南亚国家?经过是怎样?中国有没有帮助那些被侵略的国家?

    Than tell it straight to Vietnam and Cambodia, why the silent?

    When it was a proven fact tell, it as it was!

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  • Bystander:

    Just be a spectator, the higher PM Lee climbs up the ladder, he harder he will fall. His arrogance would make him fall flat on his face.

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  • Ahkim:

    Use cpf $ subject to

    Accured interest take note.

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  • HarderTruths:

    Idiotic countries have idiotic leeders.
    These paper generals are are only good for insulting other nations.
    No problem – what goes round will come around.

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  • Ahkim:

    Cpf unknowly hold member $ ,no interest.

    Member use own $,interest is calculated.

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  • Aged vinegar better left alone:

    One day a man addressed Hoseh, “Sir, I heard you’ve got vinegar that is 40 years old?”

    “Yes I have,” answered Hoseh.

    “Will you give me some please?” asked the man.

    “If I gave the vinegar to all those who asked, then it wouldn’t have aged sour as 40 years old vinegar, would it?” quipped Hoseh.

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  • Where is the principle in this:

    own money in cpf RA is compulsory from age 55.

    so lan lan put in minimum S$80,000 with HDB pledge at age 55.

    suddenly die at age 64, one year before draw down age at 65.

    family members get back only S$80,000 less charges. But the 4%-6% interests earned from age 55 to 64 forfeited.

    WHWERE is the PRINCIPLE in this? the S$80,000 put into any commercial bank at 0.5% interest from age 55 to 64 would have earned deceased family members some real S$ and not ZERO as it is now under cpf COMPULSORY RA minimum sum. WTF.

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  • Partial truth?:

    Why ? Good question on this historical topic.

    Same thing

    Why our opposition parties raise no voices here or elsewhere about Mr Lee “mistaken views” on this historical topic ?

    Why vietnam and cambodia don’t request China to change it online facts or brand it as fake news ? Why vietnam and cambodia boh lump par to request ang mo propaganda or Wikipedia to change what is stated ?

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  • AnotherBiteDust:

    There are no right people. Those who keep harping on “right people” are benefactors of structural corruption and some themselves aspire to ascend the thrones of power with comes with all the glorious rewards of palace dwellings. They are powerless to change, or for that matter would want to change the once seated in heavenly thrones
    Once the “right people” are seated in their heavenly thrones with rich rewards , they become the “wrong people” to the people and the cycle of voting in the “right people” repeats

    Never fraternize with the devil if you don’t want to be another idiot.

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  • Homeless Cat:

    I am embarrassed that LHL is our country’s PM. I will neither mourn nor celebrate his passing or the dissolution of the PAP. But welcome them I shall when the party members are reduced to their proper station absent wealth, power and privileges.

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  • a PG:

    We have so many domestic issues at home, e.g. cpf, retirement, hdb, inflations, FTs, unemployment, etc left unresolved. Y must talk bad about foreign countries, esp our Asean partners ? Should have spent more times resolving our ppl problems. Unfortunately, SG has not produced a world class leader yet, but have produced the highest paid political appointment in the world.

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  • assloong's fault:

    But:
    But only viet and cambodia claim he’s incorrect. The rest all keep quiet.

    And how come all sg oppositions failed to come forward to finger point he’s got it wrong ?

    He is not only incorrect but stupid. The oppositions is not responsible for LHL’s foot in my blunder. He thinks he is dealing with sinkies and the oppositions where he can be condescending bulldoze his words over them.

    Do you know who is Hun Sen? He was also from the Kymer Rouge himself and was playing active roles during the war years. But he defected to Vietnam. Hun Sen is not some schoolboy. Now that he is pm of Cambodia off course he cannot be so ‘gong gong’ to accept assloong’s words when assloong said Vietnam invaded Cambodia. What would that make Hun Sen to be during that point in time when he went over to take refuge in Vietnam. To him only the word “liberation” is correct. Only assloong is stupid or careless not to realise this.

    This saga has nothing to do with sg opposition.

    It is a G and G level issue. And Assloong’s garment has to deal and settle it with the Cam and Viet G.

    You really want the opposition to say something about it? Can assloong accept it if oppos say assloong was stupid and wrong and to do the necessary. His fault. It could had been avoided in the first place.

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  • Righttt:

    No one, subjected to human failings, l can be trusted, or be entrusted, with absolute power.

    Furthermore, no politician speaks for the people but primarily for themselves(1) and their grand economic agenda(2)

    Now why would anyone hand millions of dollars to a politician, feed his or her great ego and lifestyle, whose only talent is pushing out endless streams of words(empty) to tickle people’s ears and serve their own self interests agenda?

    Politicians are not going to bring peace in fact, they are the cause of unrest or restlessness – trading words of war and war.

    But then, the people are dumb when they keep offering them… the platform or pulpit to spit on them

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  • Samuel S:

    He behaves like D Trump.

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  • But:

    Vietnam of course deny invasion.

    1 need to apologize
    2 need to compensate

    As for Cambodia this guy defected before, understandable ( in China will be deem as 漢奸 ) or he was under the black list to be purge ( else bullet in the head ) or if he admit his current position threatened , thats why he denial invasion. Plus maybe he undertable alot from vietnam or his own country.

    Anyway if truly wrong, then we can conclude China bs report also cannot be trusted.

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  • Ramarau Perumal:

    There is a saying, dont need to beat a dying s*ake.

    The game is up….the plug is being pulled as we speak, rather type.
    End to collusive commiss.

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  • rukidding:

    That is why “they” are better known as Pimps and prostitutes ( P.a.p.)

    $$$$$ is their GOD !

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