No more LKY politics please!

Lee Kuan Yew is the source of the main problems we are facing right now and the truth is, he knew it!

He had ever mentioned that if some rogue ruling party comes into power, it will only take two elections and Singapore would be finished!

On what basis did LKY make that comment?

First, he thought that only some opposition can become a “rouge government” but such assumption is totally mistaken. PAP itself can become the rouge government!

Secondly, he knew that he had rigged the system and destroy all system of checks and balances by removing all Separation of powers. It is basically a system of highly concentrated powers which could meddle into all aspects of governance.

Such system may be efficient in policy making but it could also be subjected to great abuses!

The political system which LKY had designed and installed is totally a lopsided one, leaning towards entirely on the ruling party. LKY knew it as it is his deliberate design to be so.

Thus it is not wrong to say that the main problems we are facing right now, be it massive conflicts of interests, opaque governance and even abuses of powers are the direct result of LKY’s deliberate design of this system.

 

Goh Meng Seng

 

 

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29 Responses to “No more LKY politics please!”

  • Melody Fair:

    Think LKY had given us some good degree of SOCIAL STABILITY and we cannot deny his contributions.
    Along the way,some errors were committed.
    In my younger days, we experienced PUBLIC SECURITY issues and thuggery and hooliganism were rampant.

    Together with Dr Goh KS, we enjoyed economic security in various ways.

    However, all these different sorts of SECURITY have been negated by poor governance in recent years.
    In the past,Sgs who joined grassroots joined for the sake of helping society, their neighbours.
    These days, many join to gain personal gratidications at the expense of other sgs.They behave like crooks amd thigs.

    Our GAHMEN seem to xondone them and even protect them when they break the LAW.
    Even pollice is adraid of them , not to mention other civil servants from other agencies?

    Bad grassrooters will help bring about bad leaders.
    Our leaders refuse to LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE N PREFER TO BE MISLED BY CROOKED GRASSROOTERS.

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  • Dr Tan Tai Wei:

    The Lee younger siblings’ accusing their elder’s “abuse” of powers to thwart “papa’s” wishes, if true, would only be so because “papa” had left big brother with what LKY himself described as the “tightly-knit society” he was building, arguably the sort of totalitarian regime Mr Goh Meng Seng depicted above, a regime that enabled the “abuse”. And yet the siblings seem oblivious of the fact, as apparent in the filial honour they both show “papa” in their contention with big brother.

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  • LKY's Machiavellian aftershock:

    Some people know it but not anyone will declare it; most of us are damned scared and debt-bewildered.

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  • 鸟龙的人:

    利光要28年都是爬入国会
    白杂种也有样学样爬入国会
    尤其是那个杂种仔更是如此
    丢内老母个超海啦

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  • DemocraticMeritocracy:

    What are you going to do about it? Where is or are the wise in your institutions of high learnings? Where are those wise sayers highly esteem by the public? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Ask them to save you. Ask the religious leaders who gotten rich through taking money from followers to save you.

    Since you have put your faith and trust in them and even elect some of these people into power, then go ask them.

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  • opposition dude:

    His system works for his party which is why they are continuing with it.

    But once more opposition is voted into parliament is when things will slowly change. The PAP isn’t as good as they were before and they know this too well. They are only in charge now because the kiasees fear that another party might not be able to do the job, that the civil service would collapse.

    How daft. The civil service must continue to operate no matter who is in charge. If the heads of the various ministries can’t get their act together should there be a change in government they should all be fired.

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  • Only hope for Sg:

    WTF uncle is still waiting for old man to rise up from the grave coz the d*shonourable son could not solve the increasingly serious problems. Ignore ah heng, he’s a dead weight.

    Wake up, wake up lah….

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  • Dr Tan Tai Wei:

    Interesting. Assuming it factual that LKY had wished what LHY and sis claimed, and that big brother has been abusing state powers to thwart those wishes. Now those absolutist powers, Goh Meng Seng says, were LKY-orchestrated to enable his somewhat authoritarian rule. Interesting that now, the overwhelming majority of LKY’s very own children, ie. 2 against 1, (assuming their cause against big brother is true) are charging big brother of using those very powers LKY gave himself (in order, among other things, to subdue his political enemies) to unfairly thwart LKY’s own will!

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Why do you “THINK” he stayed on when he can hardly Stand and Pee Straight???…waiting to die and be lowered so that he can Rise to put Singapore Right when he is the one who put Singapore WRONG…

    Compare that to Mahathir…Retired and left it to his successor to govern but RETURN not from the DEAD but Hale & Hearty @ 93 to take over the Ruling because he sees The Wrongs…

    That is the Blessings Malaysia has…

    and Singapore today???… with all the Illusions & BullShit of Prosperity the Nation is Cursed…with the Poor getting Poorer and needing to work to survive…homeless sleeping in void decks and McDonald’s plus family driven out from their HDB falling on HARD TIMES camping in tents @ Changi and Ex Engineers and Professionals driving cabs and grabs or working as Security guards

    That!!! is the “Whole TRUTH” and not the BullSHIT “hard truth”

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  • Harder Truths:

    You misunderstand the problem.

    it is not this one man who created the situation we are in. It is an ideology that he and his followers implemented to obtain absolute power.

    An ideology 70% of the voters approved of.

    Trying to make him the cause of all our problems is passing the blame to avoid facing the fact that $G locals are as much – if not more – to blame for the situation we are in.

    If you want to change $G you need to change the people’s behaviour and mindset. No-one can overcome this “you die your business’ mentality.

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  • Bobo:

    Majority of the naive population bought his koyok. In the 60s the koyoks were then good and effective in some ways. There were many poor families being chased out of their FOC self-built house to live in rented no room no hall HDB unit. Family of 6 or more memebers really bo-bian have to squeeze themselves in one tiny square unit. Until today, people still think of him as god.

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    Touche! The past PAP 2G [under GCT], the current 3G [under LHL] & the future 4G [to be under HSK] – none of them were ever going to be as good as the original 1G PAP leaders [under LKY]. In fact, the quality had deteriorated from the 1G eversince.
    And the original PAP pioneer leaders were actually “tall trees” among men; a tough act to follow, because they either were highly educated & outspoken men for their time (Bulk of the PAP Ministers were Peranakan stock mixed with Eurasian [E.W.Barker] & Sri Lankan [S.Rajaretnam]) or were commanders of the common men [Unionist like Devan Nair]. Back then, it was a collective leadership as LKY wasn’t the sole voice of the PAP nor the singular arbitrator for the PAP Party. They wouldn’t stand for it!
    But after LKY retired all the 1G ministers one-by-one except himself (dunno how did he do it?) thus leaving him in full control & sole charge of the PAP leadership party. The 2G under Goh Chok Tong wasn’t as good as the 1G leaders but were basically competent Technocrats & Administrators (the 1st bunch under the Meritocracy Policy system). When LKY decided to bring in LHL into the PAP cabinet, LKY faced many issues with LHL as LHL couldn’t command the respect of the more senior 2G Ministers to LHL eg. (Uncle) Tony Tan; Richard Hu, Yeo Ning Hong, S.Dhanabalan, etc.
    The story (GCT says a myth!) of the S.Dhabalan slap was itself a mystery & plenty of hearsay. But what was true was LHL fell ill to cancer not long after this event. And during the 13 years before LHL assumed the PM position, LKY reconfigured the cabinet to accommodate LHL. The senior PAP 2G slowly gave way to the incoming 3G PAP cohorts (subsequent products from Meritocracy Policy; SAF/Navy Scholars & Elite Schools) who were either LHL’s peers or his juniors. They were now more compliant & more respectful to LHL!
    LKY had, in 13 years, reconstructed the Ministerial Composition to be more favourable for his son’s rule. But at the same time, it came at expense of the quality of the govt cabinet. It grew progressively worse as Ministerial replacement now came from either the uniformed services (Scholars) or from the Civil Service, Prime Minister’s Personal Assistants (again, Scholars). Some cynics says they favoured sycophants & PLP experts.
    And it was not surprisingly, it was LKY himself who broached the question of pegging Ministerial Pay to the corporate, banking & private sectors. His excuse: to prevent the corruption of political figures. But to some cynical minds, it was no different being Legalised Corruption instead of underhanded corruption!
    Minister’s KPIs (performance bonuses & incentives) now rested on the PMO’s discretion. Again, the loyalty must rest on the PM’s good face.

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  • never vote pap:

    No human is a saint. None.

    Saints are never on earth. They can found only on the other side of the sky.

    But some humans are worse than some others. lky is one example of the rottenest human ever existed on this side of the sky.

    lky lies, puts false charges on fellow politicians who are better than he is, and worse of all, ensures nepotism cronyism corruption exist via a pliant parleement approval system.

    Look at pap PA and the S$billions channeled to it for pap political advantage. To prevent anyone looking in to find out the truth, pap clown chairs pap PA.

    Look at gic temasick. pap clown chairs one and pap clown wife chief of the other. gic temasick exist to ensure life of 70% sheep is good, such as low GST or no GST. But pap clown and wife treat gic temasick as sickbay for the pap clan connected such as time expired useless paper generals or pap ministars. these loyal Ljs and loyal Cbs all ludicrously paid S$m via a no need to account for anything position in gic temasick.

    Market laughs at the sowing dollars reaping cents performance of gic temasick. Yet each pap Lj or pap Cb in gic temasick are S$m.

    Look even at the SMRT. How in the world 70% sheep can agree to fare increase when the useless paper generals running them are at S$m wages?

    And SMRT is part of the gic temasick clan BS.

    And all these started from pap master lying liar mentor lky. WTF.

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  • MarBowling:

    Tend to agree with GMS this time.

    First it’s was Lee Kayu when during his reign, he was the MF who HAD ONE HAND THAT COVERED THE HOLE SKY OF SINKAPORE! Period. When Woody became the 2nd PeeM, he was just a seat warmer. He was like a puppet on a string and was controlled from behind by Lee Kayu!

    Later, when Woody relinquished his post to Mai Hum as the 3rd PeeM, Lee Kayu still controlled and had a final decision on important Coverment issues! Only towards the last few years when he could hardly walk or speak properly, did he let his boy boy and his wifey Holee Jinx decide everything under the sun!

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  • Inspired by Inspiration:

    I did it my way.

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  • Great Asia:

    The feudal lord will leave behind a lot of problems for Singapore.

    I have told you!

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Great Asia:

    PAP is Singapore and Singapore is PAP; the feudal lord is PAP and PAP is the feudal lord.

    I also told you this!

    Ha ha ha!

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  • rukidding:

    Today,…this place is called….”sinkapore” …because it “sinking” !

    From Morale, to ethics to integrity….right down to its land “sinking” !

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  • Dr. Chan:

    LKY rounded up his political opponents and branded them communist. However, his political ideals and actions resemble that of a communist. The most significant indication – he wanted a one party system with no one to question his policies.

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  • Bapak:

    It is his idiotic son, period.

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  • No Man Is An Island:

    Dafts should learn to differentiate between people and system.

    There is no doubt that LKY wanted a good Sillypore, being a arrogant and greedy man, he saw his legacy closely tided to this country and trusted no one.
    He took up the obscene pay but also knew the responsibility it entailed and the social contract he made with the dafts.
    Despite his demand for an obscene salary, few could doubt his dedication and taking ownership for his decisions. At worst, it could be viewed as transactional, he took the money and he delivered, largely.
    That is the reason he has zero tolerance for any corruption, as he already gave his followers very generous stipend.

    However, He dismantled any checks that he perceived as obstruction to what he thought was best for running this place.
    Being an autocratic and resolute man, only studious lemmings and followers are suited to his style. The parliament and party are now filled with sycophants.
    The biggest flaw and problem is that under LKY’s arrangement, the country is only as good if he is around. His personal beliefs and conviction may not have passed on.

    With him gone, the country is now in disarray, the system is now broken without any checks or balances.
    His descendents are not him, things began to fall apart.
    Dafts should move on that LKY is gone and his legacy finished. The country is now in very serious and rapid decline if current state is allowed to continue.
    A new team and approach is much needed.

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  • mike:

    One of the lessons history tells us was that every autocractic leader was too full of himself. Believe in a singular leadership that ‘creates’ magic for the masses was a common illusion by the draft people in every culture. Autocractic leadership brought quick stability to a chaotic environment buying time to enable healthy growth, yet such peaceful environment made everyone addicted and soon forgotten how chaos happened in the first place.

    Great leaders/fathers create a self-correcting system where people take charge of the decision and enable them to correct their own mistakes in each democractic election. Separation of powers and freedom of information. So far, SG lacks such wisdom in those leadership. We were once nearly there in the early 90s when whitewalkers felt threathened with its grip of power.

    The mass has no wisdom except herd behaviour to drive the energy. Lack of wisdom in our forefather lead us to current state of affairs. Hardwork enabled a generation… but it just travelled that far.

    Cow and horses work hard too. Their generations are still cow and horses.

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  • Charlie:

    Everyone should accept that LKY is dead and gone. All should stop idolising him. LKY made a few big mistakes, 2 child family, stopping dialect being used, marketing HDB as a prized asset, though he could gave achieved some other success. Many of singapore’s big substainable success are by other older guards who achieved and kept quiet.
    If anyone wishes singapore to be successful, look forward than dreaming on the past. Currently there is really an issue with ruling party. If their agenda is clear for country, they should correct it before next election. Otherwise, the people should vote wisely

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  • Unforgivable Pain:

    Inspired by Inspiration:
    I did it my way.

    And every hardworking sinkie got screwed.

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  • oxygen:

    PAST TENSE THOUGHT HE IS A GREAT ECONOMIC MAESTRO but in reality, the opposite. He stayed too long, trapped in his own delusions of political economic paradigm which was evolving and he misjudged. Professor Krugman in 1990 warned him of the dangers of his outdated economic model. He shrugged ofF those advice. Urgent structural changes needed for economic transformation were sidestepped and ignored.

    HE WAS WRONG AND WE ARE TRAPPED WITH THE DISASTROUSLY IMPACT of the UTTERLY-FLAWED ASSET ENHANCEMENT POLITICS which PAST TENSE even worshiped a few years before he gone to TERN SUA never to return to explain his failed vision.

    He promised HDB prices will rise forever despite knowing shrinking lease – not ownership. THIS IS THE TRUE EXTENT OF HIS SELF-DELUSION OF REALITY, FORGET HIS MUCH-ACCLAIMED WISDOM much touted in the politically-blessed state media.

    IN ECONOMIC SPACE, HE FAILED AND FAILED BADLY.

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  • Been around:

    Who are all these wisecrackers and nitpickers? There are more pressing matters at hand if they care to look and realise all these pale into insignificance.

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  • mike:

    @ Been around

    Dear Mr/Ms/Mrs,

    What are those pressing matters? Care to mention a dozen?

    Yours Sincerely

    Been around:
    Who are all these wisecrackers and nitpickers? There are more pressing matters at hand if they care to look and realise all these pale into insignificance.

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  • Head, WU-dang-pie(呉檔牌·無黨派):

    Correction, Meng Seng:

    “LKY is THE MAIN SOURCE of ALL OUR PROBLEMS”

    should have been how you ought to put it.

    Shame on you, past chairman or secretions-general – or whatever position – of whatever useless tainted entity you used to or continue to head. With your kind – and level – of language mastery (lack thereof, more appropriately), you ought to be lined up in front of the firing squad. If Old Fox was still alive today.

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  • Head, WU-dang-pie(呉檔牌·無黨派):

    You’re WRONG, Meng Seng, way way way OFF THE MARK, like your usual clueless but smart-alecky self, you too-clever-by-a-hundredth!

    “LKY is THE MAIN SOURCE of ALL OUR PROBLEMS”

    should have been how you ought to put it.

    Shame on you, past chairman or secretions-general – or whatever position – of whatever useless tainted entity you used to or continue to head. With your kind – and level – of language mastery (lack thereof, more appropriately), you ought to be lined up in front of the firing squad. If Old Fox was still alive today.

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