Hypocrite

* Facebook post by Roy Ngerng in response to PM Lee’s Facebook post on Wednesday (24 July) where he shared a video by Gov.sg titled “P.S. In One’s Shoes” where it screened a story of a civil servant who worked as a cleaner in a hawker centre in order to understand the life of these cleaners.

My God. The first thought that came to my mind was – hypocrite. If we have even tried walking a mile in their shoes, we know it’s not enough for cleaners to earn S$1,100 or other low-income workers to earn S$1,000 in Singapore.

If we even care about them, we will implement a minimum wage of S$1,500 to protect low-income workers today, and come out with a plan to increase minimum wage to S$2,000 in the next few years.

As it is, other countries with a similar GDP per capita or cost of living have minimum wages of at least S$2,000, S$3,000 and even S$5,000 in Norway and Denmark.

And a study recently released shows that Singaporeans aged 65 and above would need about S$1,300 minimum to live on, and those 55-64 would need about S$1,800, which means the rest of Singaporeans would need S$2,000 or more.

In fact, 35% of Singaporeans are earning less than S$2,000.

In other words, Singaporeans are severely underpaid.

And yet, he refuses to implement a minimum wage, while asking Singaporeans to walk a mile in others’ shoes.

Has he even bothered to walk in ours?

 

 

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20 Responses to “Hypocrite”

  • TruBlu:

    NOWADAYS,no one walks with the marginalised.
    THE GRASSROOTS have all been wiped out completely by GRASS-WEEDS of all sorts and the grass is no more growing,its roots have all been killed?!

    only GRA$$-WEED$ are left behind???…THINK SCHOLARS,THINK.

    If you open your eyes whilst taking that RARE WALK-ABOUT ON THE FIELDS(grounds),look around more closely,and you will easily notice ‘WEED$’ are surrounding you; there is no more GRASSROOTS left,they have all been replaced by ‘WEED$”????

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  • lee hsien loong Hypocrite:

    It is our opinion it is true.

    Listen to what Mr Lee Hsien Yang and Dr Lee Wei Ling are saying about clown. Own family members also cannot tahan the hypocrisy.

    Actually much worse. Slapped dana and needed papa to be peacemaker and goh chock tong to publicly lie there is no such slapping.

    Even more worse. Said Singapore needed a malay president when in actual fact an INDIAN is selected.

    Much much worse. When caught by ownself fix OPPO rule, can twist England to say INSIDE 200m is not within 200m.

    How about going ballistic when the legitimate question about wife being in lucrative non performing role in citizens setup called temasick?

    How about abusing S$billions via pliant parleement through pap PA for political advantage purposes?

    All these before even starting about the rot in citizens setup called gic.

    A Hypocrite indeed. Well said. Agree.

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  • N.Jungne:

    Ya I saw him queuing for chicken wing.

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  • rukidding:

    A naked Clown trying to “bluff” kids !

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  • Only "Change":

    Propaganda and real life of MIWs are not the same.

    Good governance are caring and protects their citizens and their properties.

    But just look at LTA, they are going to wipe out tons and tons of citizens hard earned money on those PMDs devices that were bought prior to UL2272.

    The problem is, I am of the opinion that they have done a half-baked lackadaisical study / approach at the problem and have not identified it enough or at all, so to speak and we will suffer.

    UL2272 is merely a safety guide with no guarantee that compliance device will not catch into fire. The truth of the matter is the Lithium Batteries Assembly is a high KVA device. For some, it’s about the same as placing a small dynamite/ but high fire device in your room or next to your bed. How likely would it be for someone to pull the battery out or have a spare battery dangling outside in the open space of the room? Thus I don’t see it as a complete responsible solution, if safety is of their concerns.

    And Where a more caring and responsible solution would be to allow prior owners to change the lithium batteries to Lead Acid or Nickel Cadmium batteries which make it falls outside of UL2272 purview, resulting in a safer device, same safety as any of your automobiles. Yes, the speed would be slower, it would be heavier, but it’s certainly better than simply throwing money away.

    So, its easy to say walk the miles, clean the plates, but for MIWs, talking and careless enforcement appears to be simpler for them, in my opinion.

    Well, if you would to ask me, MIW will put a deaf ears to our problems.

    Only “Change” will solve our problems.

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  • Harder Truths:

    Singapore General Elections 2015
    Ang Mo Kio GRC

    Peoples Action Party

    Lee Hsien Loong
    Darryl David
    Ang Hin Kee
    Intan Azura Mokhtar
    Gan Thiam Poh
    Koh Poh Koon

    Mo of votes 135,115
    % of votes 78.63
    change +9.3

    Reform Party

    Osman Bin Sulaiman
    Gilbert Goh
    M Ravi
    Roy Ngerng
    Siva Chandran
    Jessie Loo

    No of votes 36,711
    % of votes 21.37
    change -9.3

    Let’s not waste any more effort on this.
    People want his party to rule them desperately.

    Let’s move on…..

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  • Bapak:

    Look like another 6 month sabatical leave is coming.

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  • walk your talk mr pm:

    with the looming recession, the whole cabibet can “walk a mile” in our shoes by taking a pay cut of 40-50% at least for 2 years.
    wont even put a dent in their purses.
    still it will be far off from what ordinary sgs are earning.
    talk is cheap, Mr PM.

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  • Realpolitik hypocrisy:

    The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite!
    - Tennessee Williams

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  • True facts:

    He always tot he is emperor shih hwang ti in this country everybody under him even milo lady.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    TRE should put your pix next to the Liar and let readers see for themselves a TRUE Patriot and a HYPOCRITE 1st Class

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  • Singaporean Kong Come.:

    @N.Jungne:
    Ya I saw him queuing for chicken wing. A naked Clown trying to “bluff” kids ! An elderly PLP try to get close wanted to shake his hand was block by his body guard in AMK hawker center. Wayang to show he is intact to the ground. PaP=Pian Ah Peh, Pian Ah Poh.

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  • 5 yr old even knows:

    many 70% do not understand the politicians who talk like this , their real mentality is not the same. it is all PR and propaganda .

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  • PAP.Guaranteed.Win.GE2019/20:

    Roy you said : In other words, Singaporeans are severely underpaid.

    Dear Readers,
    Ask yourselves this question, if you only had primary 5 education and had no rich family or connection, what job can you take that pay you well ?

    You just have to blame your bad luck for borning into the wrong family.

    Even if you are poor but hardworking and invest 40-50K for a degree, at least you can drive taxi or grab cab that fetch you 7K per month.

    Conclusion, Singaporeans are severely underpaid because they just do not have the right degree or skills.

    You simply cannot blame government policy or jealous of PAP world highest salaries.

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  • Python 5:

    the PAP grassroots are all running dogs and whores lah.
    many in the civil service also the same. SPH has the most.

    they are there simply because of monetary gifts and other benefits dished out to them.

    they get mcdonald vouchers, NTUC vouchers, priority in school placements for their children, season parking benefits etc….. in return, they want your manpower efforts and time come GE season.

    TruBlu: THE GRASSROOTS have all been wiped out completely by GRASS-WEEDS

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  • Pathetic:

    Shallow leadership . A film showing civil servants- most Singapore know how to tell a crab from a cockroach . His sentence shows how little he emphasise with the predicaments and plight of many : such shallow leadership – we are in deep troubles ; these self serving and self privileged class attitudes – without them the stumbling blocks and his clonies- Singapore will do better .

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  • TruBlu:

    let me share the song lyrics of HE AINT HEAVY HE IS MY BROTHER sang by THE HOLLIES,a beautiful song n relevant in SIN CITY still…

    The road is long
    With many a winding turn
    That leads us to who knows where?

    who knows where?
    But i am strong
    Strong enough to carry ‘him’
    hE AIN’T HEAVY,he’s my brother(sister)

    So on we go
    His welfare is my concern
    No burden is he to bear
    We’ll get there
    FOR I KNOW
    he would NOT ENCUMBER me
    He ain’t heavy,he’s my brother

    IF I’M LADEN AT ALL
    I’am laden with SADNESS
    tHAT EVERYONE’S HEART
    ISN’T FILLED WITH THE GLADNESS
    Of LOVE for one another

    it’s a long,long road
    From whcih ther eis NO RETURN
    While ‘WE’ are there on OUR WAY
    WHY NOT SHARE?
    And the LOAD
    dOESN’T weigh me down at all
    He ain’t heavy,HE’S MY BROTHER.

    yep,ARE WE BROS AND SIS TO EACH OTHER AS Tru BLU SGS?

    DO OUR ELECTED GAHMEN WHOM WE PLACE OUR TRUST IN TREAT us like bros and sistas?

    like bob dylan sang years ago when i was still a school boy,*THE ANSWER IS BLOWING IN THE WIND….*

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  • Interesting story:

    One Sunday breakfasting in a popular kopitiam n overheard an interesting story related by a white haired well dressed elderly. The story went ..

    A capable noyasan adored the British n their Queen, Queen mum n the tall handsome eager nose Greek fuma that she was so determined to send her banana with Japo experience n well loved son the first opportunity to see the queen n learn how to speak like the royal family. Success n chance meeting with shortie baba, bulky baba n angmohasians with the same stench n spirit to do something with their lives. Ambitious. Returned. Get to work try to climbed to the bigger platform. Like jilted croc, tears n swore to bring regrets to the inferior arrogants. Succeeded beyond Imaginatio with a banana spouse but chose to draw the yellow skin tighter in every way n occssion. The royal love genes transferred successfully. Nnya has a thing with heavy on son n light on girl. First boy met a neighbour beau lass, fell deep n tie the knot. Bananas Elders deep sense of yellow culture no right but elder right. Miserable love aggravated by harbouring betrayal to go back to royal pradise. Furious n God not aiding. More turned elder bananas furious. No door no window couple with weakling. Gone better be with the imaginery than with earthing. Reversal furodsity n intolerable zipped up till the thorns r gone. now the time to destroy for the deep love! Why nobody understand of the repressed grief n ferosity.

    Sad tale. Some ah mas were wiping their dreary eyes. Some even expreesed sympathy loud n clear.

    Yea why no one understand! Why the genes no understand. So quit n let elder banana once love to shit all over his honored genes! So plps become officially KHBs with Gorilla special scent.

    Ho ho ho, why so stupid not ho ho minpai koochon. Vedetta man. 有仇必報:有冤必伸巴马也必除。不報:天地不容啊:

    The elderly story teller ended his story with his compassion n rationale which Indranee has nfi when she poed with career success. But with G stench, wonder how long n adagable from p to k n lp to HB. Ha ha ho ho ho. down the chimney!

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  • RHB Bank got made use of:

    There is gd and bad of minimum wage, but i feel some sort of wag is required else ppl will get exploited. Nut it cannot be a law else it will pressurize firms as SMEs etc need to survive.

    Lol dont bank in RHB? Why? Their AML team kena use.

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  • Cutting ties family ties:

    Even if she cut ties,
    LHL is still his brother.

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