Singaporeans deserve a more capable government than PAP Generals or Scholars

PM Lee at the SUSS Ministerial Forum

I refer to what PM Lee told his young audience at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) Ministerial dialogue recently. Among other things, he said that “Singapore graduates have to be hungry to compete with foreigners because foreigners maybe more hungry and willing to work for lower pay. I think we have to be hungry too because if we are not hungry, somebody will steal our lunch”.

I take issue with the above quote. To begin, PM Lee and his ministers know very well how to pay themselves handsome political salaries and bonuses using our precious taxes. Despite that, they are unable to create sufficient good jobs for our young people. Instead, he urged them to be more hungry than foreigners – in other words, meaning to accept lower salaries but chose to put his message in a nicer and more subtle way. To me, that is quite shameful really.

If more and more Singaporean graduates are only able to earn as much as what foreigners are willing to accept in Singapore (which is without question an expensive place to live) how are we going to expect our young people to look forward to a bright future in Singapore with confidence?For young people, getting married, having children, bringing up families and looking after their aging parents, servicing their home mortgages, etc. will all cost money. If they heed PM Lee’s advice to only accept as much as what foreigners are willing to accept working in Singapore, this useless PAP government would have shortchanged them a great deal with their incompetency, greed and cunning charms. Collectively, they pay so much more and are told to accept lesser salaries.
Even though foreigners maybe earning lesser in Singapore, they can convert their Singapore salaries into their home currencies such as rupees, ringgits, yuan and peso etc which is still very attractive whereas Singaporeans cannot convert their Singapore dollar salaries into their Clementi, Yishun or Outram dollars.. We do not need PAP generals or scholars to “smoke” us about all that. My late grandfather used to describe such people in his own hokkien way, saying that pigs are also not so big la – meaning that such suckers are very hard to find anywhere in the world.Singaporeans need to realise that they deserve a more capable government for their own sake.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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38 Responses to “Singaporeans deserve a more capable government than PAP Generals or Scholars”

  • Are you hungry, PAP?:

    PAP must also be hungry and fight for their lunches if not PSP will “take” them away from them.

    Maybe we should let the PAP feel how it is like to be hungry.

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  • Sg can be much better:

    Yes, SG can be much better living for most singaporeans if PAP is sacked.

    There are too many negative things about PAP that I shall not touch on to cut things short.

    We can live a Happier life :
    1. If Climate of Fear no longer terrorise our psychology. We will feel like we own this country being the Masters of this country and the servants serving us as humble servants. We will feel a sense of Freedom to live as a free man.

    We can live a Happier life :
    2. If A few more seats are given to Alternative parties representative of the non-PAP subscribers.

    We can have MP who truly represents us.

    We need not accept any and every policy or law proposed by PAP.

    We need not be bullied by them.

    We can live a Happier Life :
    3. If Influx is better controlled giving us more sense of job security. Less unhappy people means more happy families means more babies and less divorce.

    IF STATUS QUO REMAINS, WE WILL SUFFER MORE AND MORE. CAN YOU SMELL THE CLUNT OF GST HIKE CUMMING? CARBON TAX? PLASTIC “TAX”?

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  • Fong:

    Singapore had more meat then

    The pig species!”tee boon boh Ann nee

    Tua jiak!(bigger size then pig)

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  • Vote for Better Tomorrow:

    Floating in foreign cheap degrees instantly unbalance own academic system, displacing own diploma, A level and ITE to nobody land. Especially When own U grads have got to fight and earn like 3rd World nation;

    THEN;

    Why do you need them? The way I see it, anyone who neglected cares for you, your family and the future of your children, DO NOT DESERVE YOUR SUPPORT!

    Scholar does not guarantee Good Leader.

    If as not enough;

    Giving billions$ of tax payers money away, literally 1 million dollars a day for foreign students scholarship, neglecting and displacing own citizens of academic and work opportunities. HengSK was the one who said GST should be ……” 15 per cent, and there still would not be enough” as if 9% we must show our appreciation to them.

    With so many manufactured party’s obedience, new citizens, own institutions, own Public Pte Ltds and those institution receiving Grants$$$ to operate, you all need to close your eyes and vote liberally and wisely for CHANGE. Not to worry anything as nobody cares for you and your family and your children future. You don’t need them.!

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  • VTO only solution:

    Really a uselss PM and useless ministers.
    They have taken all sgs for granted..
    GE is approaching.. lets show them how hungry we are for a new gov and a new SG !
    we cant go on any further under this inept bunch of clowns!

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  • never voted pap:

    Well said.

    Spore, like Msia, needs a New Government by a better group of Sporeans to right all the hanky panky wrongs under current thieving pap government.

    Why is pap government so bold in openly stealing? Well because of a pliant parleement that approves thieving schemes making the illegal legal.

    Does not a single pap Lj or pap Cb have that sense of right and wrong NOT to legally thieve even though pap pliant parleement approves the thieving?

    Aha. No human, man or woman, pap Lj or pap Cb, ever says S$m is not welcome. No. There is none. So the lure of lucre, the ownself pay ownself S$m pap system, has soiled the very honest backbone is every pap Lj and pap Cb past and present. Sad. But change can take place, like Msia GE14 so also Spore GE2019.

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  • opposition dude:

    The good for nothing PM has shown yet again how detached he is from reality. He wants us to accept lower pay but very conveniently forgets that the cost of living here isn’t exactly cheap to begin with.

    With a 30% water price hike, last year’s fare increase of 6 cents at one go and a further 7% at the end of this year it sure is easy to say to us to accept a lower salary hor?

    As always PAP loves to talk a lot but none of the ministers will be willing to accept a lower salary. It’s time to vote more opposition in so as to have another pay cut. 2011 seems like an eternity ago now.

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  • public no secure:

    What lousy governance!
    NO JOB SECURITY!
    NO SOCIAL SECURITY!
    NO PUBLIC SECURITY!

    If you lose your job,you still pay GST!
    But NO JOBLESS BENEFITS.

    If SOME CROOKS OR BULLIES punch you or hurt you in other ways,THEY ARE NOT ARRESTABLE???IF you are POOR,you cannot engage lawyer to seek justice as POLICE dont care.
    You must get lawyers to help you.

    This is LEE AH LONG GOVT.
    You die your business.

    No money No Talk.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    It is like a father who can’t provide for the family and ask the family members to go to steal!!

    So do we need this type of government? You cannot choose your parents but you can choose your government!

    PAP is NOT the government you want or deserve! You can have better!

    If you think the buffet of chicken wings lay out for you now is good for you, sorry for you, you need to pay for it after GE. How much? PAP hinted that the bill is $100 billion. You can pay by installment, generation after generation.

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  • in plain language:

    Lower your job expectation. Not so nice job. Not so good pay.

    Try to be a maid in Singapore. With your NUS/NTU degree, you can double up as a in-house tutor. Sure you can compete with maids from other countries. No levies for you.

    Your employer is likely to be a foreigner.

    Vote for PAP. They create good jobs for you.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    The Fu….g father said Singaporeans need spurs on their hide…comparing us with animals that need prodding to MOVE who the F… turn this Island into what it is??? his CHEE B mouth or the Founding Fathers sheer Hard work & Sweat and Tears…

    and NOW the fu….g Idiotic son a useless piece of shit and I tot Woody Goh was bad till this double SHIT came along…

    For F…Sake sheep…Wake Up and remove the Stamps from your eyes lah!!!

    apologies for the abbv. vulgarity they DESERVE WORSE but that is good enough for the time being!!!

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  • PC Ong:

    Please lah, where are the more capable people? Those MD/CEO in private sector earning millions per year will not be interested because they must take pay cut and lose their privacy. This means the only capable people left are PAP. The opposition will take Singapore backwards. So despite their flaws, Singaporeans will stick with PAP for good.

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  • BooLee Diamdiam Sue:

    The ones who are not hungry are actually those with iron rice bowls! The ones who pay themselves sky-high salaries that their counterparts in other countries can only dream of. They don’t have to be hungry because power and money are always in their hands. GE after GE the daft sg voters ensured that their rice bowls would not be stolen and would still be theirs.

    Only when those jiak liao bee men in white lose their big pay check and power will they be hungry to compete with the oppositions and fight for their rice bowls.

    So, dear fellow voters especially the young graduates, let’s all vote for the opposition parties in the upcoming election. Let the d!shonourable son and his team of jiak liao bee show us in future GE, how they have to be hungry and how they’re going to compete with the oppositions who are willing to work hard for the people and for lower pay.

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  • PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20:

    Simon Lim:
    Singaporeans need to realise that they deserve a more capable government for their own sake.

    Dear Simon,
    PAP is more than capable, in fact, I dare say PAP are super capable government where Hong Kong Black Shirt would not even dare to land in Singapore to wear mask, yellow helmet and dress in black.

    China Hong Kong government are the most useless government that bowed down to coward black shirt thugs/rioters demand.

    PAP politicans definitely worth their out of this world millions dollars salary.

    So, Singaporeans, please do not jealous.

    PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20

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  • RDB:

    Very well said article writer Simon Lim.

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  • we deserve n need a new gov!:

    there are so many hungry sgs yet he doesnt bother. keeps on dumping planeloads of aliens in our already cramped n crowded sg!.
    after that say mrt/bus fares must increase due to wear n tear..water/ electricity rates too increase to ‘teach’ sgs !
    of course if u r increasing the population at high speed , all our resources will be spent at an increased rate also and consumption will increase.
    who needs a pm n his gov who constantly berates its citizens but spks well of the aliens they bring in? we certainly do not……

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  • WakeupSG:

    Don’t blame citizens for your foreign open door policy! It brings down workers’ wages as employers will prefer foreigners as they are hungry to work here for less. How stupid or naive of PM to say we are not hungry!

    Don’t justify your foreigners policy that takes away the citizens’ jobs!

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  • Bad Boy:

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    Sg should follow.

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  • Ah Lee Baba Booba:

    Why the paragraphs repeated?

    What to do? Majority want to paid lower salaries, they want job insecurity, they want to be short changed, they want foreigners come in and compete, they want to be taken for fools.

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  • Zhenzidan:

    They have gotten the government they deserve, they voted for them, so whose fault?

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  • He lunch so heavy he steal not:

    Well, I don’t know where to begin man…. at the world’s ceiling salary of $183,000/mth (without perks) the guy’s never ever felt the littlest pangs of hunger nor the slightest anxieties of commoner households. Seriously, has this chap ever bunked in his schoolmate’s HDB room or ever shopped and supped around the hdb estates when he was young?

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  • Why Allow FT Steal Our Lunch?:

    Why does the PAP allow FTs to come in and steal our lunches ? Are they looking after Singaporean interest ? No they are only looking after their own salary and told Singaporean to accept lower salaries. How to ? when Cost of Living is so high.

    Come on Singaporean its time we retrench them for good in this coming GE. KNNBCCB

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  • Let HK be a lesson:

    The real initiator of HK recent unpleasant events is really the fast growing wealth gap, the decreasing standard of living in tandem with rising cost of living, the negligence of the HK Legislation on the growing dissatisfaction among the ” . It was definitely seen not caused by the one country two government models. The rapatriation beill is normal with many countries. The inclusin of PRC into the Bill was apparent used as a blackmail factor by the arrogant US to offset the trade tariff war started with US fear of the 5G lead by PRC over US. Even in the China Us tariff war, the superiority stance of US very similar to PAP “obey or perish” augmented with “sue till your pents drop” may work well with badly years of m pycho indoctrination of PAP regime with SIN will perish without Pap bullshits as increasin number of Singaporeans see it nowBUT it was Trump’s biggest political stupidity to use it on the international platform.
    The HK saga extended now with the blame on the populace but if HK Legislation has been responsible enough to note the growing wealth gap, the increasing cost of living leading to drop in standard of living except the top few percent of prich n powerful Hongkies, then perhaps what happened inrecent months would not have happened.
    Singaporeans have been kpkb about the same problem with a difference in that the ministers themselves lead the wide ning of the wealth gap. PAP better hope that they took a setback in the next general election to allow the dissatisgaction takes a relief

    .. The ongoing ludicrous resurfacing of PAP nasty show of autocratic superiority over the citizenry n the stupid extensive leaning to serve the alien interests with billions of State Fund instead of spending on cooling down the rising cost of living n sustaining the standard of living with a dramatic drop of greed, self gratification n glorification imbibed pap culture. The resurfacing of “sue till your pants” by PM will certainly up the growing dissatifaction of Singaporeans. Hope Singaporeans r not as stupid as their own selves and Hongkies but smart enough to use their votes to boot them out to rub into pap mps ministers n plps the lesson that govt should work for the citizenry n serving in their own n alien interests n benefits are traitorous. This is the only sensible way to do relative to the extreme stupidity of Violence of hongkies which only hurt the citizenry n not the ireesponsible govt! i

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  • Bapak:

    This clown is too fragile, his character can be easily injured. But such clown can go around insulting China, in one non-black house. How he can be pee-ayam, the world wonder?

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  • Gill:

    Opposition has to find innovative ways of reaching out to PAP hardcore. They got to communicate in Mandarin, Hokkien, Teochew, Malay and even plain simple English. The Christian community is growing and they need to allay their fears that not voting PAP will not affect them but allow good to grow.
    For that each voter needs to be met face to face and not at rallies slone

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  • Harder Truths:

    I am sure everyone at SUSS was scared sh*tless to ask a question.

    With this guy he can sue you for just asking him about something he may not like.

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  • Pap the new opposition:

    Pap will be the new opposition in the forecoming GE.

    Just wait n see.

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  • Asd:

    This is the explanation for f type policy after implementation ?

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  • ftvgybhunjm:

    I would suggest for one to become a minister of a ministry, he/she must possess the relevant field of study degree to his/her post. Once after a few years if the gov were to wanting them to rotate to become minister of other ministry, they must either go study that particular new field of ministry or only can transfer to irrelevant ministries only after they have served the ministry that relevant to the field of study degree first. This way we will have lesser screwups and the people will be less piss off with the ministers that living in their ivory towers or without relevant experience and qualification to their post.

    Maybe post such as minister of finance must only be appointed to successful entrepreneurs, this will cutdown the risks of economy collapse of the country.

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  • Jman:

    This sort of argument doesn’t deserve to be published.

    Regardless of how much the Ministers are paid, this is the prerequisite for Singaporeans to survive. You could put a Cabinet with Ministers who each earn $1 a year, and it wouldn’t change a thing – Singaporeans must still be hungry to survive.

    Many people feel the top civil servants and Ministers are overpaid. But two wrongs don’t make a right. These ridiculous so called arguments just soak up space and time and distract from the real work that needs to be done.

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  • Mandarin Gardens:

    Garmen put barriers to own people, preventing own people from doing job they want, while lowering the bar for foreigners, allowing foreigners to practice what foreigners want, how you expect to find own people? If Sillypore aren’t hungry by nature, puppies would not have won any elections from day 1. Policy of Scholars ought to be booted.

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  • TruBlu:

    Send OUT the clown$!

    No more CRAP$ fron crappy PAPie$.

    Enough of BS!!!

    OPPO MUST UNITE TO HAVE AN IMPACT.

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  • Just VTO:

    No use extending the retirement age when sgs cant secure meaningful employment.
    Sgs had been reduced to doing menial jobs.
    Kicked out to make way for their cheaper aliens.
    Please folks do the right thing this coming GE..
    ..or your children or their children will be the new ‘slaves’ of the ruling party forever and ever, Amen!

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  • NimaHo:

    PC Ong:
    Please lah, where are the more capable people? Those MD/CEO in private sector earning millions per year will not be interested because they must take pay cut and lose their privacy. This means the only capable people left are PAP. The opposition will take Singapore backwards. So despite their flaws, Singaporeans will stick with PAP for good.

    Well said. They are leading us backwards from Swiss standard of living to 4G class. So despite their flaws, we should give oppos every chance to correct the flaws.

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  • oxygen:

    @ PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20:

    MATE, YOUR 50c MADE from this facile fart of fiction is a lot easier to earn than rubber-tapping or durian picking, right??

    Me thinks your theatrical drama is comical.

    PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20: Dear Simon,
    PAP is more than capable, in fact, I dare say PAP are super capable government where Hong Kong Black Shirt would not even dare to land in Singapore to wear mask, yellow helmet and dress in black.

    China Hong Kong government are the most useless government that bowed down to coward black shirt thugs/rioters demand.

    PAP politicans definitely worth their out of this world millions dollars salary.

    So, Singaporeans, please do not jealous.

    PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.GE2019/20

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  • My $8 heartbypass:

    PAP tells you to be hungry but they fill their iron rice bowls with millions$$ from tax payers.

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  • Michael:

    More hike on the way to make Singaporean hungry and to fatten the Foreigner.
    It is time to make lee ah loong know what it feels like for real hunger. Pap overspending is unstainable.
    The good prudent honest and responsible government are past and long gone.

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  • Create wealth for more:

    We need to create wealth for more citizen.
    The middle class is important to Nation Building.
    need to create wealth not reduce it with lower-paying job and higher costs of living.

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