Since Goh Chok Tong admits he lacks energy, would citizens be better off if he steps down as MP?

Recently, Goh Chok Tong lamented that with each passing year, each step becomes more difficult. It must be the case since he is not getting any younger. It happens to many other seniors and we don’t need any PAP scholars or Generals to tell us that.

One thing to note about Goh Chok Tong is that he was also one of those who spoke up the least for his constituents. People could argue that if the constituents were not totally happy and satisfied with his performance, they could choose to dump him but that is taking a very shallow and simplistic views of things.

To begin, anybody who understands the DNA and mentality of the average Singaporean electorate must recognise and accept that the Singaporean electorates is a largely very unsophisticated and meek. We have also seen over the decades how they could be easily sweet-talked into voting the PAP again and again, never mind who stands as their electoral candidates.

I say this as a citizen and a taxpayer: Despite being paid a very generous MP allowance, if he is unable to optimally attend to his constituents and effectively represent them in Parliament because of his advancing age, I would like to see him step down as MP and make way for a younger person with a higher energy level. The younger person will be able to serve the constituents and the constituents deserve it.

A Chinese saying ‘Shan Tai Kao Ji Hui, Xia Tai Kao Zhi Hui’ [上台靠机会, 下台靠智慧] summarises it very well and I sincerely hope that Goh Chok Tong can understand the meaning of that saying by heart.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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33 Responses to “Since Goh Chok Tong admits he lacks energy, would citizens be better off if he steps down as MP?”

  • ganeshsk:

    He learnt it from his late mentor. “ What’s wrong in idling and collecting money.”

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  • NotMyProblem:

    I am sure he understanding the Chinese saying but why waste the opportunity given by his constituents. He can tell you, he didn’t want it but he was asked to do it by those in Marine Parade.

    Now he is enjoying himself doing nothing but in golf courses everyday.

    As long as electors in Marine Parade are happy, he is happy.

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  • opposition dude:

    Ah Goh will only leave politics if he either decides that he has had enough, gets voyed out by Marine Parade voters or goondu Loong asks him to get lost. Otherwise he will stay on as some so called “mentor”.

    So I know that he won’t be getting whatever percentage of votes he got back in 2015 but I doubt Marine Parade GRC wants the opposition to run the place either.

    So don’t be surprised if he also wants to hang around until he is in his 90s. After all he could well be thinking that if Kayu can hang around until the day he dies so why not me?

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  • Asd:

    Happy old man with pocket full of $

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  • never vote pap:

    to expect a liar to stop lying is as good as expecting lky to rise from his ashes to right his clown wrongs. it ain’t going to happen.

    to expect a thief to stop stealing is as good as expecting pap clown to tell honestly his wife wage in temasick. it ain’t going to happen.

    is goh chock tong of better mettle than a liar or a thief? so far, it doesn’t appear to be so.

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  • TruBlu:

    But he did tell you he spend ALL HIS ENERGY COUNTING HIS $$$?

    Where got energy for you?

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  • True facts:

    He is enjoying his Swiss standard of living.

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  • I'm Halimah also jiak liao bee:

    My strongest suggestion to this Woody is to collect all his millions paid for by the daft in Marine Parade for doing farkoff, go and hang around with his Ah Nehs friends in India, since he love the Ah Nehs so much and opened the flood gates for all these Trash to flood this place.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    I can EARN MORE outside and he hangs on for MORE…the piece of Shit should join his Buddy Clinton and play Golf at his OWN expense…I wonder at times How much did he or the SingGovt CONtribute to the Clinton Fraud FOUNDATION???

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  • Harder Truths:

    Why no energy?

    Drink MILO.

    Even Indian can become Malay after drinking MILO.

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  • Bapak:

    It will never happen, someone had already set the precedence.

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  • Retired, for marine parade MP:

    Good by ah long should retired earlier and give younger generation, this is a better way for all PAP old generations should out earlier

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  • Evil Warlord & PAP Terror !!!:

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    After tireless earning multi-millions of dollars during the eviI PAP era …

    Of course, it understands, one can feel very over-tired !!!

    During his retirement, may spend his restless years counting his obscene money !!!

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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  • a PG:

    Yes Simon, I think he’s imitating LKY staying till the end of time. Doing nothing much but still collecting $$$ every month !! Just talk cock here and there, and play golf. I think the $$$millions he gets through the donkey years are taxpayers contributions. He wants to break LKY records of staying in office. Come on, have a heart and think of the present senior citizens who are still struggling their lives in order to eat 3 meals a day. Some may even skip some meals a day out of no choice.

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  • He had an unfulfilled dream:

    Maybe the Swiss-standard guy should quit enrichment politics, and volunteer with the FAS to put his foot where his mouth is and get our national football program going somewhere worth going to …

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  • Go Retire Goh:

    His sons and wife is doing very well and he has got millions of dollars in his bank account, why still want to hang around and SIBOK ?

    A good suggestion is for him to retire in India since he likes to dress himself like the Indian leaders.

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  • ·Go Retire Goh

    I think “millionaire” is an understatement.

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  • Dr. Chan:

    PAP parasites will not go away by itself. It will continue feeding on its host until the host die.
    The next GE is the host last chance. To live or die. Choose wisely.

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  • DavidNeo&IreneVanessa:Bastards:

    Time to retire?

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    Goh Chok Tong should have faded from the S’pore political scene gracefully; enjoyed his retirement perks & not hog the public media space looking for a comeback opportunity a-la Mahathir.
    GCT is simply giving credence to the fact that the PAP is fast becoming a political party for Old Men who seemed unwilling & unable move away from the political buffet of entitlement & privileges served to them during their term of office. With old men like GCT still hovering around the dinner table hoping to “chope” a seat, one can see the lack of rejuvenation & stasis afflicting the PAP & as a result, S’pore’s future.

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  • Sinkie:

    Each step is nearer to DEATH ! The URN beckons !

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  • No loss to Sg:

    No difference lah whether this piece of rotten wood stays or leaves, another useless self-serving incompetent clown will come in to take over.

    Having said that, it’s really about time for woody to go. Can’t stand his constipated look and nonsensical babbling any more.

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  • Bad Boy:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k-E7DhPUUiw

    #日本老人步行送外卖#!Uber:锻炼赚钱两不误

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  • Mee Siam Mai hum:

    To me, his existence on Earth is irrelevant.
    Makes no difference .

    What has he done for me?

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  • MarBowling:

    This OVERSTAYER baldly needs a mirror….could some kind soul of Marine Parade GRC donates one to him! Holee shit.

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  • Sam, same, same....:

    Rabble-rouser:
    Goh Chok Tong should have faded from the S’pore political scene gracefully; enjoyed his retirement perks & not hog the public media space looking for a comeback opportunity a-la Mahathir.
    GCT is simply giving credence to the fact that the PAP is fast becoming a political party for Old Men who seemed unwilling & unable move away from the political buffet of entitlement & privileges served to them during their term of office. With old men like GCT still hovering around the dinner table hoping to “chope” a seat, one can see the lack of rejuvenation & stasis afflicting the PAP & as a result, S’pore’s future.

    These old fixtures and worn out furniture are real stumbling blocks to much needed changes, fresh ideas and innovation. M becomes SM, SM to ESM, and so on until the whoke cabinet is overfilled with these usekess and outdated items.

    How can 4Gs moves forward on their own with these oldies lurking behind their back?

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  • Nobody will miss woody:

    An over inflated egoistic senile old man still think highly of himself having the clout and able to pack a punch, so free to write tell tales that nobody care to read.

    Lau Goh, just retire, play with your grandkids and golf lah. You have your time. This workd now belongs to our young people.

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  • ride off into the sunset:

    this relic should just humbly step down…
    at least with his mil$$ he wont have to worry where his next meal is coming from, unlike so many elderly having to slog till they drop.
    yes only GCT, and his colleagues in the cabinet is enjoying the swiss standard of living…

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  • pap clown gone ballistic:

    Sam, same, same....: These old fixtures and worn out furniture are real stumbling blocks to much needed changes, fresh ideas and innovation. M becomes SM, SM to ESM, and so on until the whoke cabinet is overfilled with these usekess and outdated items.

    How can 4Gs moves forward on their own with these oldies lurking behind their back?

    the rot has become so steep even in churches now they give out titles such as mentor this mentor that. we are talking of a spiritual place. not exempt from corrupting rot of pap.

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  • got rid other but they keep:

    PAP got rid of pension scheme for all except themselves which they enforced their entitlement after only a couple of terms. All teachers were the first to feel betrayed n shortchanged. Many took it bearing the insults but quality declines to one that teaches compliance n cowardice. The general society quickly get to pasivity which LKY commented as a daft populace n needs his beloved aliens to kick their arses to reset to original state. But fears n threats capped the reset n restoration! However there r many who set examples to their students not to succumb to the power abusers who facilitate n self approved their self gratification while using the same harem to remove all rightful entitlements of others by staying on n imbibe their teaching with emphasis on human values, integrity, dedication, trust n dignity. But many did the same by resignations either immigrating n well accepted by the counterparts in other countries n continue their good education imparting on their students. Some remained behind to become private tutors. GCT would know better. The Education Ministry found that the exodus was seriously to softened affecting SIN schools n families. They introduced half CPF n half pension but removing medical benefits entirely. This did not arrest the situation n teaching becomes the lowest choice of career of school leavers n graduate while estate agent, insurance agents, banking services n sales quickly gaining popularity among the non professional graduates n quite a fraction of the professional graduates including the children of multimillionaire ministers n pap mps.
    GCT asked whether his leaving SIN politics makes Singaporeans happy is just frivolous after his irreparable damage he has done to SIN .politic n his warped rationality, greed n zero accountability he has passed down. Many Singaporeans also knew that his daughter married a Brit n a quitter in his definition. May be GB will welcome his billions with a giant key to London City n a SIN quitter n a Brit no honorable native Brit will accept!

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  • Mr KOH CHUN HENG:

    The only person not worthy of my trust.

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  • oxygen:

    HIS ASSET ENHANCEMENT POLITICS transferred wealth from the peasants poor to a few very rich; his promise of Swiss standard of living is hallucinatory fiction and, in bulk, the only lucky ones getting a “second bite at the cherry” were the aristocrats owning multiple investment properties in that asset bubble economy.

    The dumbfarked peasants sold his “not-owned” HDB pays the next LEASE at even higher in price and in some cases a resale levy of backdoor tax.

    IN ECONOMIC TERMS, 2G WAS A DISASTROUS FAILURE.

    Hougang SMC was offered said to $100 million in estate upgrading if they switch side in favor of PAPpypolitics. THANK GOD VOTERS THERE DECLINED TO BUY THAT BAIT!

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  • Singaporean Kong Come.:

    True facts:
    He is enjoying his Swiss standard of living. Do U know the meaning of a Post call Emeritus= Expire Minister Getting Ridiculoue Salary. Just a big mouth n useless guy.

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