Will voting for Dr. Tan Cheng Bok help in better policy making?

Do You notice that whenever GE is near, the MIWs will suddenly become pro-active and seem genuinely interested in solving citizen’s livelihood problem? This year, it seems that Dr. Tan Cheng Bock is the driving force behind the sudden awakening of the MIWs.

The regime probably views him as the biggest threat, hence you witness such verocity in activities like how to help the poor, PMET job security, university school fees, climate mitigation, just to name a few.

Make no mistake, whether those measures promised by the MIWs are effectively carried out or even actually carry out, is left to be seen. The significance is that voting for Dr.Tan Cheng Bok’s party is a positive move that could right all the wrongs of the regime.

 

Hopeful

 

 

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59 Responses to “Will voting for Dr. Tan Cheng Bok help in better policy making?”

  • UniQ:

    Oppos, capitalised on this link what the Chinese says about our useless PeeAYAM. B4 the link got taken off.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQW4kVAq3Tw

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  • opposition dude:

    PAP is running scared after Dr Tan’s walkabout, they are shocked he managed to cover everything despite being the newest party in the country.

    I don’t know what else Dr Tan has up his sleeve but I hope it’s something really good that scares PAP shitless and have the fear that a good number of their turkeys will get voted out of parliament. 2011 has been well and truly forgotten and PAP needs yet another wakeup call from us voters in the next GE.

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  • Nothing Less:

    Any changes in policies, will need real change in parliament, in turn, the government.
    A few TCBs, just like a few WP members, will not help.

    A long as the PAP is the government, there will be just more of the same.

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  • White Uniform Syndrome:

    I just hope there’d be many more senior patriotic citizens like Dr Tan Cheng Bock or Prof Tommy Koh who would bravely speak up for the sake of the country before the next coming GE.

    Though there’re many like Dr Tan or Prof Koh who know that many things in our country are not right, they chose to keep quiet out of fear.

    Of course the rich know they can choose to migrate should our country collapse one fateful day. But what these people forgot is that they can’t migrate from hell to heaven after death! Because of the things they did wrong or failed to do, there’s only one place they’d end up in – hell!

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  • without a doubt:

    Will voting for Dr. Tan Cheng Bok help in better policy making?”

    answer: definitely!
    cuz the fat cats wont be able to bulldoze their unfair policies in parliament anymore.

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  • Too hopeful:

    One more non-PAP MP is just one more voice in Parliament.
    One voice out of 100, that’s just 1%.
    Too hopeful, right?

    You want real change, you must VTO.
    Vote anything except lightning.

    without a doubt:
    Will voting for Dr. Tan Cheng Bok help in better policy making?”

    answer: definitely!
    cuz the fat cats wont be able to bulldoze their unfair policies in parliament anymore.

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  • translation plse:

    UniQ:
    Oppos, capitalised on this link what the Chinese says about our useless PeeAYAM. B4 the link got taken off.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQW4kVAq3Tw

    can a kind soul give a brief translation in english, please.
    thank you.

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  • Evil, Greedy And Corrupt:

    UniQ:
    Oppos, capitalised on this link what the Chinese says about our useless PeeAYAM. B4 the link got taken off.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQW4kVAq3Tw

    These are very informed opinions.
    So it is obvious to many others but not to average sinkies?

    It is well known that CCP has adapted Sillypore autocratic rule to China.
    A greedy dictatorship wearing a western capitalist suit.

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  • Nothing Less:

    without a doubt:
    Will voting for Dr. Tan Cheng Bok help in better policy making?”

    answer: definitely!
    cuz the fat cats wont be able to bulldoze their unfair policies in parliament anymore.

    Having only TCB and a few others will not help much in policy making, they may make noises but not able to change things in parliament, because they are not in government.

    PAP set themselves very high, infallible, to warrant the obscene, out of the universe salaries. Naturally they cannot be seen to adopt suggestions from lowly, cheap oppositions. This will not help in keeping their power.

    This is the reality. Dafts should not kid themselves.
    It is only when PAP is removed from government, then real changes will come.
    If PAP is still in government, dafts can only expect more of the same.
    So stop dreaming.

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  • Bapak:

    We also forget to inform the Hong Kongers that if they wish to migrate, they should come to Singapore. Because we also have “One Country, Two Systems” well maintained. One for the Pee&Pee, the other for suckers.

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  • Merobok:

    With the tremendous support shown towards Dr. Tan and PSP and also the SDP, Pinky and his cronies are not having a good night’s sleep!
    Bet by now, it is a favourite topic on every cabinet meeting.
    Now, to watch what gerrymandering will be the output of the PAP. We do not know what the committee on the demarcation of boundaries will bring about but for sure something new and surprising!
    What is more apprehensive will be the “dirtiness” which the PAP will be embarking on, including the usual libel suits etc!

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  • Harder Truths:

    Policy is decided by the government. If no opposition can form a government – then don’t waste yuor time dreaming of change.

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  • Got it?:

    Don’t write stupid articles!

    Voting in Tan Cheng Bock or any opposition will not make policies better!

    But it will make Sinkies think ponder when the opposition argued that additional gst should not increase, the cost of living is running faster than Sinkies and Sinkies cannot fall sick and that the grandchildren need private tuition.

    This is what the opposition can do,…….until you put more of them in to form the government……….then you can make new policies. Got it?

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  • MikeB:

    I think opposite parties must very quickly start a collision party and have very clear Manifestos agreed by all parties.
    They should go all out to be the next ruling party. They should show strength collectively and promote their manifestos aggressively.
    Citizens want to know their readiness as the next ruling party and what improvements will the changes make for them.
    Most of us want Change but are afraid that the oppositions are not ready. The oppositions do not even have a proper manifesto except for SDP. I suggest the coalition use SDP’s manifestos. Oppositions must work as a coalition to make it work for the people.
    We want to know what they can do for us if elected in the next election and not talk about 2030 or 2040.
    We are ready but are they ready now.
    2030 or 2040 will be too late, period.

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  • pap Spore is NOT smart nation:

    70% sheep is not smart.

    giving pap 70% of the votes is as good as telling pap thieves to steal some more.

    why not just give them 50.01%.

    then pap thieves will work harder for their S$m instead of just stealing via a pliant pap parleement.

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  • Solution for Singaporeans:

    This solution DESTROYS PAP dominance :

    How to spear through the heart of pap . This Solution is owned by me. This solution mitigates the effect of partisanship bias and extreme DOMINATION by one party (help spread my solution) :

    Guys and Dolls, if we ALTERNATELY let a ward be run by Opposition and then PAP, the RESIDENTS will get the best results because instead of letting PAP take it for granted, we can Up the Ante and make them serve us better by introducing competition for one term. To win back they must produce the results. Else sack them again. We should make FULL USE OF OPPOSITION AS OUR BARGAINING CHIP. THIS IS WHAT I FEEL THE RULING PARTY FEARS THE MOST. I COULD BE WRONG

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  • Spear into PA.P:

    How to spear through the heart of pap . This Solution is owned by me. This solution mitigates the effect of partisanship bias and extreme DOMINATION by one party (help spread my solution) :

    Guys and Dolls, if we ALTERNATELY let a ward be run by Opposition and then PAP, the RESIDENTS will get the best results because instead of letting PAP take it for granted, we can Up the Ante and make them serve us better by introducing competition for one term. To win back they must produce the results. Else sack them again. We should make FULL USE OF OPPOSITION AS OUR BARGAINING CHIP. THIS IS WHAT I FEEL THE RULING PARTY FEARS THE MOST. I COULD BE WRONG

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  • to contain the damage:

    aiyoh sometimes voting oppo may not improve things too much (as certain damage because of wayang policies cannot be undone) but to contain the damage and to prevent the rot from getting even more rotten ?

    besides voting for oppo is good for balance because ‘uninterrupted long rule’ by white idiots with such a huge wayang parliamantarry majority is toxic and encourage white idiotic one-curry party inertia which may no longer work ?

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  • N.Jungne:

    As Loong as is down and out, we are OK. At.most we pick bits and pieces, the way our forefathers did.

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  • Singapore OR Sinchiapor Inc.:

    “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves… My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”

    - Abraham Lincoln

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  • PAP.GUARANTEE.FLOP.GE2019/20:

    The pAP has treated Sporeans with contempt. Sporeans are so daft, never mind what they think. Elderly collect cardboards for exercise, have sex in a car trunk.

    But 70% Sporeans & new citizens are losers. They conceded they are daft, don’t have their own minds, dare not shit unless approved by Govt, needs to be condescended to etc Can’t see throuh the PAP pre election facade and theater show.
    Even bird brains are cleverer.

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  • Bapak:

    Will voting for Dr. Tan Cheng Bok help in better policy making?

    Definitely, his presence just outside 200m has directly caused an Indian can be Melayu.

    Hence, putting him inside 200m all carpets will fly. Dust will fly. AGO will be very busy. Maybe MIWs also fly to Timbuktu.

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  • ntuc is pap S$m thieving shop:

    Bapak:
    Will voting for Dr. Tan Cheng Bok help in better policy making?

    Definitely, his presence just outside 200m has directly caused an Indian can be Melayu.

    Hence, putting him inside 200m all carpets will fly. Dust will fly. AGO will be very busy. Maybe MIWs also fly to Timbuktu.

    brilliantly said, bro.

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  • Lee Gan Yew:

    Will Voting PSP be good?
    We don’t have a choice. We must not vote PAP anymore.

    RETURN out CPF in full.
    No to gst on essential Items.
    Audit the Reserves and CPF.

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  • Smart:

    @pap Spore is not Smart nation
    “””70% sheep is not smart.
    giving pap 70% of the votes is as good as telling pap thieves to steal some more.
    why not just give them 50.01%.
    then pap thieves will work harder for their S$m instead of just stealing via a pliant pap parleement.
    PAP thieves?””””””

    Thieves???
    You are really very foolish.
    Government money is people’ s Money.
    A rich government is good for the country good for the citizens.
    Look at our infrastructure MRT, world class airport ,seaport ,well kept gardens, & Parks every where etc….
    All these need a lot of money to build to maintain.
    And if you are not aware let me wake you up.

    Singapore economic success is man make.
    Our success can overnight disappear if our saving and reserve is depleted by any opposition parties that can’t manage the economy and send the foreigners and investors fleeing .
    Then we are finished.
    All Singaporeans are Smart except you.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Smart

    YOU MUST BE THE DUMBEST FART on earth. All those infrastructures and parks are mere artificial beauties, not economy. It does not add to your bank account unless you are a construction laborer or hired gardener which won’t earn enough to feed your family.

    Smart: Thieves???
    You are really very foolish.
    Government money is people’ s Money.
    A rich government is good for the country good for the citizens.
    Look at our infrastructure MRT, world class airport ,seaport ,well kept gardens, & Parks every where etc….
    All these need a lot of money to build to maintain.
    And if you are not aware let me wake you up.

    Singapore economic success is man make.
    Our success can overnight disappear if our saving and reserve is depleted by any opposition parties that can’t manage the economy and send the foreigners and investors fleeing .
    Then we are finished.
    All Singaporeans are Smart except you

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  • You hope, or you crony:

    Smart: Thieves???
    You are really very foolish.
    Government money is people’ s Money.

    Fat chance of this. In Singapore, people’s money is gov money.

    Any time gov want (need or no need, nevermind. greedy can already) money, just increase fare, fee, tax, prices, whatever.

    People money (CPF) held up for years as cheap (non-returnable) loans.

    Need to list more?

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  • super infallible beings:

    //Our success can overnight disappear if our saving and reserve is depleted by any opposition parties//

    aiyoh. can only be depleted by oppo parties meh ? you think the white idiots and gang are super infallible beings from the 151th dimension meh ? else why the need to increase tax / raise price here and there lar ?

    do you mean the personal reserves of the average daft sinkies being depleted / reduced by taxes and / or higher cost of living lar ?

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  • Smart:

    @Oxygen
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    YOU MUST BE THE DUMBEST FART on earth. All those infrastructures and parks are mere artificial beauties, not economy. It does not add to your bank account unless you are a construction laborer or hired gardener which won’t earn enough to feed your family.
    Smart: Thieves???
    You are really very foolish.
    Government money is people’ s Money.
    A rich government is good for the country good for the citizens.
    Look at our infrastructure MRT, world class airport ,seaport ,well kept gardens, & Parks every where etc….
    All these need a lot of money to build to maintain.
    And if you are not aware let me wake you up.
    Singapore economic success is man make.
    Our success can overnight disappear if our saving and reserve is depleted by any opposition parties that can’t manage the economy and send the foreigners and investors fleeing .
    Then we are finished.
    All Singaporeans are Smart except you/////::::

    Infrastructure are artificial beauties???
    Our port is connected to 600 ports across 120 countries.
    https://www.csc.gov.sg/articles/connecting-to-the-world-singapore-as-a-hub-port
    Our airport is connected to 400 cities around the world.
    http://www.changiairport.com/corporate/our-expertise/air-hub.html
    Our tourism industry and so on…….

    This is where our meals come from.
    More than artificial beauties.

    Politics in Singapore is not about government can afford to spend how many billions to help this help that.
    Is about Singapore survival is about our meals.Is about where the next meals going to come from.

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  • HDB flats depreciate to ZERO:

    Do not be fooled by MIW. Regime change is the solution to your problems.

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  • our own timing and liking:

    //Government money is people’ s Money.//

    tok kok lar ? even cpf (so clear cut own money) also cannot withdraw at own timing and liking ?

    some ppl are getting paid for tokking kok whereas many ppl are mandated to contribute via taxes (direct or indirect) for them to tok kok lor ?

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  • oxygen:

    @ Smart

    READ THIS EXCERPTS for your little self-education.

    :. Here is the second case, a story that created another set phrase for the Chinese,
    weiruleinuan (more dangerous than stacking eggs).

    In Spring-Autumn period, a king of the kingdom of Jin intended to build a pavilion of 9 stories, which would demand huge labor and other resources and would deplete the treasury. Against opposing voices from below, the king declared to kill anyone who dared to dissuade him of this plan. Then an official, Sunjin asked to see the king, claiming he could perform a very difficult trick of stacking up 9 chess pieces with 9 eggs on top of them.

    The king was intrigued and ordered to have all materials ready for Sun to perform. Sun carefully put chess pieces one on top of another to stack them up, and then, very gingerly put one egg on top, then another and another … Sweats ran out of Sun’s face as he went on with utmost care. The stack grew higher and higher, and became less and less stable, and the atmosphere in the house more and more tense. Every official watching was holding the breath in case air vibration would shake the stack.

    The king was very nervous and murmured, “so dangerous, so scary.” Sun immediately put in, “This is not dangerous. There are things more dangerous than this.” The king was surprised and asked for an explanation.Holding a last egg in one hand, Sun said, “Building the 9-story pavilion is more dangerous, which would take at least 3 years. In the 3 years, many strong labors are needed to do this, so is a huge sum of money. By the time it is done, people would be exhausted and disgruntled.

    The treasury would be empty and the state very weak. Neighboring states would take advantage of the situation to attack us, when we are at our weakest. Then we would not be able to defend ourselves. The kingdom of Jin would be conquered. And your majesty would be no more. Is that not more dangerous than stacking eggs?” The Jin king was so shaken by
    the scenario and ordered the immediate halt to the building plan

    Persuasion in Chinese Culture:
    A Glimpse of the Ancient Practice
    in Contrast to the West*
    Ling Chen
    Hong Kong Baptist University

    https://web.uri.edu/iaics/files/03-Ling-Chen.pdf

    Now you see why

    oxygen: @ Smart

    YOU MUST BE THE DUMBEST FART on earth. All those infrastructures and parks are mere artificial beauties, not economy.

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  • Is that so?:

    @ Smart
    “Look at our infrastructure MRT, world class airport ,seaport ,well kept gardens, & Parks every where etc….
    All these need a lot of money to build to maintain.
    And if you are not aware let me wake you up.”

    Is that so? WAKE UP SMARTIE!! PUB got Tuaspring FOC through the hard earned monies of oldies and retiress!! Just come up with some plan, promote and no need to come up with capital or any cost !!

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  • oxygen:

    @ Smart

    IF A SHIP FROM SINGAPORE can sail to Hobart or Vladivostok and another 598 ports across 120 countries, THE SAME SHIP CAN SAIL FROM HOBART OR VLADIVOSTOK TO THE OTHER 599 ports in 120 countries.

    The water in the seas and ocean provides the means of sailing.

    Smart: Our port is connected to 600 ports across 120 countries.
    https://www.csc.gov.sg/articles/connecting-to-the-world-singapore-as-a-hub-port
    Our airport is connected to 400 cities around the world.
    http://www.changiairport.com/corporate/our-expertise/air-hub.html
    Our tourism industry and so on…….

    and this is nonsense facile narrative too.

    Smart: This is where our meals come from.
    More than artificial beauties.

    If trade is the sole pillar or can be the sole pillar of our economy through port and airport connecting link. HOW COME WE ARE NOT EVER BLOOMING OF BLOSSOMING PROSPERITY instead of just escaping a technical recession in the last two qtrs?

    And this is when PAPpypolitics and PAPpynomics failed.

    Smart: Is about Singapore survival is about our meals.Is about where the next meals going to come from.

    Present tense told the nation in 2015, our economy MAXED OUT, we knew that long ago; told us in 2016, restructuring failed hence so much pain; in 2017 Committee for future economy told us, we have no clear pathway to go forward!

    And they want more foreign population influx. What for??

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  • Smart:

    @You hope, or you crony:
    October 24, 2019 at 4:11 pm (Quote)
    Smart: Thieves???
    You are really very foolish.
    Government money is people’ s Money.
    Fat chance of this. In Singapore, people’s money is gov money.
    Any time gov want (need or no need, nevermind. greedy can already) money, just increase fare, fee, tax, prices, whatever.
    People money (CPF) held up for years as cheap (non-returnable) loans.
    Need to list more?

    @our own timing and liking:
    October 25, 2019 at 9:19 am (Quote)
    //Government money is people’ s Money.//
    tok kok lar ? even cpf (so clear cut own money) also cannot withdraw at own timing and liking ?
    some ppl are getting paid for tokking kok whereas many ppl are mandated to contribute via taxes (direct or indirect) for them to tok kok lor ?///////////////////////////

    CPF money withdrawal age is still 55 years no change.
    However after setting aside the Retirement Sum,you can withdraw your remaining OA and SA saving at 55 years old.
    Now Singaporeans life expectancies is 84.8 years.
    If withdraw CPF in full at 55 years and live until 84.8 years many will go broke before they reach 84 years.
    So this is to protect the retirees and the younger generation.
    “LKY say before THEY are doing this for your own good.”

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  • Smart:

    @Oxygen

    If trade is the sole pillar or can be the sole pillar of our economy through port and airport connecting link. HOW COME WE ARE NOT EVER BLOOMING OF BLOSSOMING PROSPERITY instead of just escaping a technical recession in the last two qtrs?
    And this is when PAPpypolitics and PAPpynomics failed.
    Smart: Is about Singapore survival is about our meals.Is about where the next meals going to come from.
    Present tense told the nation in 2015, our economy MAXED OUT, we knew that long ago; told us in 2016, restructuring failed hence so much pain; in 2017 Committee for future economy told us, we have no clear pathway to go forward!
    And they want more foreign population influx. What for??/////////////////////

    The last half a century have proofs that our economic pillars we depends on is solid and served us well.
    We are just going through a turbulence now.

    //////And they want more foreign population influx, what for?//////

    Today we are a very diversified economy and this create different types of jobs and business opportunities for Singaporeans.And our citizens are only 3.5 millions .Worse approximately 1million is baby boomers and our birth rate is 1.14 last year.
    If we don’t have a appropriate population size many businesses won’t be here because not enough man power.
    And our younger generation will have less jobs choices and opportunities.

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  • Confiscate ang pow money:

    This kind of nonsensical reply can only get a nonsensical response.

    People live until 84.8 years, gov must confiscate all ang pow money starting from birth. Put them all into retirement accounts. Must save babies from becoming broke when they are 84 yrs.

    Smart: CPF money withdrawal age is still 55 years no change.
    However after setting aside the Retirement Sum,you can withdraw your remaining OA and SA saving at 55 years old.
    Now Singaporeans life expectancies is 84.8 years.
    If withdraw CPF in full at 55 years and live until 84.8 years many will go broke before they reach 84 years.
    So this is to protect the retirees and the younger generation.
    “LKY say before THEY are doing this for your own good.”

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  • George:

    Khaw BW and Tan CJ are bad at policy making, VOTE THEM OUT at the General Election !!!

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  • oxygen:

    @ Smart

    SO YOU ARE PLEADING THAT OUR ECONOMIC PILLARS served us well…..ONLY UP TO THE LAST HALF CENTURY (presumably till the end of GCT era??) and FAILING SINCE?

    Smart: The last half a century have proofs that our economic pillars we depends on is solid and served us well.
    We are just going through a turbulence now.

    So what was G3 doing or thinking they were doing in the last 20 years? Tested in “turbulence”, they are falling part or shattering in tatters like smashed champagne glasses on the floor of dining room?

    It is a bit comical of self-deprecating economic history WHEN NO ONE OF PAPpolitics minister ever utter the expletive called “turbulence” on the public stage and you are aware of turbulence. Maybe you should collect the multi-million dollar paychecks instead of them to lead this country out of its tragic trapped quagmire of sinking no hope, no direction and clueless of the way forward in the last 20 years!!

    Oh BTW, two great Australian minds wrote about turbulence nearly 55 years ago in 1965. It was literally an earth-shaking thesis.

    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/001872676501800103

    I read that a decade later in a library in Canberra whilst on holiday vacation.

    LET ME BE BLUNT ABOUT SOME HARD TRUTHS – THE ECONOMIC PILLARS OF LAST CENTURY is like A SAMPAN TIED TO A SINKING TITANIC, the next turbulent wave roaring in is going to sink both together.

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  • oxygen:

    @ smart

    Trist and Emery called turbulence as Type 4 environment or turbulent fields. Here is the full text.

    The causal texture of the organisational environments.

    https://ackoffcenter.blogs.com/ackoff_center_weblog/files/10.1177_001872676501800103.pdf

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  • oxygen:

    @ Smart

    YOU ARE A GREAT ENTERTAINER OF PUBLIC ORCHESTRA – your music changes very quickly for a public discourse in just one thread.

    You now speaks pride of this claim.

    Smart: Today we are a very diversified economy and this create different types of jobs and business opportunities for Singaporeans.

    compared this with your trumpeting of supposed critical relevance.

    Smart: Our port is connected to 600 ports across 120 countries.
    https://www.csc.gov.sg/articles/connecting-to-the-world-singapore-as-a-hub-port
    Our airport is connected to 400 cities around the world.
    http://www.changiairport.com/corporate/our-expertise/air-hub.html
    Our tourism industry and so on…….

    So is our artificial beauties so critical to our national survival and prosperity as a now what you labelled “a very diversified economy”??

    And this twisted windy happy contradiction.

    Smart: Today we are a very diversified economy and this create different types of jobs and business opportunities for Singaporeans.And our citizens are only 3.5 millions .Worse approximately 1million is baby boomers and our birth rate is 1.14 last year.
    If we don’t have a appropriate population size many businesses won’t be here because not enough man power.
    And our younger generation will have less jobs choices and opportunities.

    And if population influx is our survival pathway, HOW COME THAT FAILED IN THE LAST 2 DECADES??

    I tell you the answer – economy is evolutionary (takes time to evolve), population influx is revolutionary (instant supply), they don’t synchronised.

    CREATE THE ECONOMY FIRST TO CREATE JOBS, THE FOREIGN INFLUX WILL COME, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND OF BRINGING IN FOREIGNERS TO CREATE ECONOMY which you confessed is not working in turbulence. It will be more turbulence of jobless sinking economy with a bigger population adding pressures on infrastructure and social spending WE THE INCUMBENT POPULATION MUST PAY.

    Tying a sampan to a sinking titanic is still going to sink together.

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  • Smart:

    @Oxygen

    LET ME BE BLUNT ABOUT SOME HARD TRUTHS – THE ECONOMIC PILLARS OF LAST CENTURY is like A SAMPAN TIED TO A SINKING TITANIC, the next turbulent wave roaring in is going to sink both together..//////////

    50 over years ago did you foresee that 1sgd will become 3 ringgit? Did you foresee we can achieved this kind of progressed and prosperity?
    Judging from your comments undoubtedly you are blinded.No foresight.Every thing is Sinking ??
    Remember we still have a bright future.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Smart

    OH, WHEN DID I EVER CLAIMS TO BE a clairvoyant or a fortune-teller?

    Smart: 50 over years ago did you foresee that 1sgd will become 3 ringgit? Did you foresee we can achieved this kind of progressed and prosperity?

    But I am sure I did invested in oil and gas shares in Australia. Over time I have learnt this about “forecasting”. Here it comes

    Investopedia :BREAKING DOWN 3P Oil Reserves
    The 3P estimate is a rosy estimate of what might be pumped out of a well by an oil company. The three different categories of reserves also have different production probabilities assigned. For example, the oil industry gives proved reserves a 90% certainty of being produced (P90). They give probable reserves a 50% certainty (P50), and possible reserves a 10% certainty (P10) of actually being produced

    https://www.investopedia.com/terms/1/3p.asp

    Mate, I am afraid you are TOO WICKED TO YOURSELF with this “pretension”

    Smart: Remember we still have a bright future.

    Oops! of your “forecasting prediction”???

    YOU MUST BE BOTH NOT-TOO-CLEVER AND VISION-IMPAIRED WITH THIS DENUNCIATION.

    Smart: Judging from your comments undoubtedly you are blinded.No foresight.Every thing is Sinking ??

    A bit of introspection would be most refreshing I suspect.

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  • Smart:

    @Oxygen
    Mate, I am afraid you are TOO WICKED TO YOURSELF with this “pretension”
    Smart: Remember we still have a bright future.
    Oops! of your “forecasting prediction”???
    YOU MUST BE BOTH NOT-TOO-CLEVER AND VISION-IMPAIRED WITH THIS DENUNCIATION.
    Smart: Judging from your comments undoubtedly you are blinded.No foresight.Every thing is Sinking ??
    A bit of introspection would be most refreshing I suspect.////////////////////

    There’s no pretension, no forecasting, no predictions or any vision impairment.
    Just look at the last half a century our system have delivered, which needs no further explanation. A system that Singaporeans believe and trust.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Smart

    REALLY, no prediction, no forecasting, no pretension, and no vision impairment?

    Smart: There’s no pretension, no forecasting, no predictions or any vision impairment.

    What were you actually doing when you did this?

    Smart: Remember we still have a bright future.

    Or perhaps it was just your fortune telling!!!

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  • oxygen:

    @ Smart

    Really? Maybe you can chew your chewing gum and fart at the same time. Hilarious.

    Smart: A system that Singaporeans believe and trust.

    You owns your HDB (if it is one for you) and also at the same time leased it from some ghosts at the same time.

    I KNOW that WHATEVER I OWNS, I DON’T NEED TO LEASE IT FROM ANY GHOST.

    And CPF YOUR MONEY too? Ah Long is more reliable of return of money you lent to them than other ghost keep shifting capital return goalposts to your graveyard.

    NOT SMART LAH!!

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  • guarantee of future results:

    //Just look at the last half a century our system have delivered, which needs no further explanation. A system that Singaporeans believe and trust.//

    yar lar. in the first 40 years, one curry party function did deliver lar (can’t deny factual hor ?) ? every puppy has it days lar ?

    now one curry party function is losing its steam lar ? can’t see meh ? one curry party function (composed of fallible human beings) cannot be invincible for all decades and centuries lar ?

    Past performance is no guarantee of future results ?

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  • Jman:

    TCB’s ideas are certainly more consultative, and that being the case would sound more appealing to many.

    But it is all fine and well in theory. When it comes to the rough and tumble behind the scenes, I am not sure he is going to hold out so well if he keeps playing the theoretical and nice guy game. I don’t think we’d survive with TCB in charge.

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  • Smart:

    @guarantee of future results:
    //Just look at the last half a century our system have delivered, which needs no further explanation. A system that Singaporeans believe and trust.//
    yar lar. in the first 40 years, one curry party function did deliver lar (can’t deny factual hor ?) ? every puppy has it days lar ?
    now one curry party function is losing its steam lar ? can’t see meh ? one curry party function (composed of fallible human beings) cannot be invincible for all decades and centuries lar ?
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results.//////////////////////////////

    “”"LKY define politics as
    Do I have a job.
    Do I have a home.
    Is there food on the table.
    Am I well taken care of.”"”

    Politics in tiny Singapore is about our meals, our survival.
    We look robust now.Are we?
    LKY has remained us that thing can go very wrong. And we will never come back?
    Sit down and think and understand how we make a living.
    You imagine one day there is political instability or bad policies and send investors fleeing.
    Imagine one day if there is no jobs in the market.
    What will happen to us.
    Until today, are there any solid alternative ways to make a living proposed, besides PAP?
    The older generation have experienced what is jobless like in our early years.
    No jobs, some have to dig dustbins to find empty bottles to sell, empty milk cans to sell to the coffee stalls. Or eat plain porridge with soya sauce.
    Let’s understand this.In Singapore jobs have to be created, opportunities have to be created.They don’t come naturally.The speed of disruption now in almost every business is very challenging. We need very capable leaders that can keep transforming our economy in orders to survive.
    Singapore is too small we CANNOT, CANNOT, CANNOT FAIL.

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  • oxygen:

    IN A TURBULENT WORLD OF SHIFTING ENVIRONMENTAL CONTINGENCIES, dictatorship desperately hanging on to the last weapons of oppression and stupidity isn’t going to work at all.

    The last 15 years shows that up.

    Success of any policy direction and implementation needs CONSULTATIVE CONSENSUS of the ruled.

    disstrong>Jman: But it is all fine and well in theory. When it comes to the rough and tumble behind the scenes, I am not sure he is going to hold out so well if he keeps playing the theoretical and nice guy game. I don’t think we’d survive with TCB in charge.

    If not, it is DISINTEGRATION. We see that in Brexit, Hong Kong now and more recently Chile’s nation-wide disintegration. These are NOT Third World poverty riddled economies. UK is global financial centre, same as VERY RICH HK and Chile is the richest economy in South America.

    if LEE-jiapore don’t change direction, IT IS THE END.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Jman

    THIS IS TRUELY ANCIENT OF IRRELEVANT THINKING – PAPpypolitics and PAPpynomics dictatorship CANNOT POSSIBLY WORK. Why? Read on

    Jman: TCB’s ideas are certainly more consultative, and that being the case would sound more appealing to many.

    But it is all fine and well in theory…. playing the theoretical and nice guy game. I don’t think we’d survive with TCB in charge

    e

    No ministers in the last 15 years ever got up the public stage to utter the expletive called “turbulence” and WE LIVE IN A TURBULENT WORLD. It means this mob is ENTIRELY CLUELESS.

    Which is why I include the weblink to the imminent writing of Trist and Emery published 55 years ago. IT IS EARTH SHAKING – LITERALLY, EARTH-SHAKING – they spoke of TYPE 4 environment interdependence, salience, causal texture
    evolving within the fields itself interacting with external environmental contingencies.

    oxygen: Trist and Emery called turbulence as Type 4 environment or turbulent fields. Here is the full text.

    The causal texture of the organisational environments.

    https://ackoffcenter.blogs.com/ackoff_center_weblog/files/10.1177_001872676501800103.pdf

    WHY DICTATORSHIP CANNOT WORK in this century? Just pause for a moment – if you bought slaves, caned them, hanged them upside down, whipped them for rebellious disobedience, insubordination and incompetent stupidity…UNTIL THEY DIE or you take them to the slave market and sold them away like slave in “roots” movie.

    Whip them to death means you lost one slave, albeit “useless” one. Sold them, you are smart, you recover part of your costs purchasing their bondage slavery.

    BUT IS THAT DEAD SLAVE FROM WHIPPING OR USELESS SLAVE SOLD TO THE NEXT BUYER GOING TO PRODUCE CLOUD COMPUTING, 5G telecommunication breakthrough, driverless car (i.e. microsoft, Huawei, Tesla) for the next buyer of your slaves sold?

    Your next buyers whipped these newly bought slaves are smart enough to burn your factories down.

    HE OR SHE IS SMART ENOUGH IN THE TECHNOLOGY INFORMED INTERNET WORLD THAT BONDAGE SLAVERY IS PAST HISTORY AND CIVILISATION.

    WE GOT BREXIT, HK AND CHILE AS LIVING PROOFS – they all want some respect, dignity and some equality of distribution of income.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Jman

    Amazing read of this Bloomberg news – you should read it.

    Bloomberg news:In Santiago, 1 million people —more than 15% of the city’s population—took to the streets on Friday.

    The Rash of Protests Around the Globe Have One Thing in Common

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-10-30/many-protests-around-the-globe-have-one-thing-in-common?srnd=premium-asia

    15% of the city’s population could be 50% of the working adult in Santiago. They are all spontaneous, leaderless and co-ordinated of sudden flash eruptions of protest speaks of buried tonnes of anger in society just waiting to explode or implode.

    HK also had one day 2 million HKgers exploding their rage at INCOME AND POWER INEQUALITY.

    THIS EXTENT OF LATENT UNEXPLODE-YET DIVISION IN SO MANY SOCIETIES ON THE GLOBAL STAGE SPELLS DISASTER FOR GLOBAL ECONNOMY – no single govt acting on its own can save themselves or their country by brutal oppression terror BECAUSE EXTERNAL TURBULENCE SHATTERS THE GLOBAL ECONOMY OUTSIDE.

    HK and Chile can’t shoot up millions of protesters, and killing all does not solve the problem at all. It just add fuel to fire of anger and rebellion.

    Globalisation also means GLOBALISED MISERY SHARED TOGETHER. ALL DICTATORIAL REGIMES WILL BE ISOLATED AS OUTCASTS.

    They will extinct from rotting within.

    THE WORLD HAS TO FIND SOME REBALANCING OF INCOME AND POWER EQUALITY. Each dictatorship, even North Korea, knows they can’t stop the ripple or tide and definitely the tsunami rolling in.

    THAT IS THE BEAST OF TYPE 4 ENVIRONMENT WHICH TRISTS AND EMERY TALKED ABOUT 55 YEARS AGO – TURBULENCE WITHIN AND FROM WITHOUT.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Smart

    YOUR MINDSET AND AWARENESS OF REALITY belong to the last extinct century.

    Smart: Let’s understand this.In Singapore jobs have to be created, opportunities have to be created.They don’t come naturally.The speed of disruption now in almost every business is very challenging. We need very capable leaders that can keep transforming our economy in orders to survive.
    Singapore is too small we CANNOT, CANNOT, CANNOT FAIL.

    We have already failed with PAPpypolitics and PAPpynomic in the driver’s seat.

    Read here for your self-education.

    Singapore’s Economy Is Maxed Out

    https://seekingalpha.com/article/905081-singapores-economy-is-maxed-out

    A NY jogger wrote this piece in 2012 in a prestigious investment periodical – Seeking Alpha.

    In 2015, Present Tense told the nation – our economy MAXED OUT – three years behind time.

    In 2016, he told the nation, restructuring has not worked, that is why so much pain.

    In 2017, the committee for future economy makes no recommendation of the direction forward – the world is too fluid to plan ahead.

    IN OTHER WORDS, WE MISSED THE BOAT AND NOW IS FLOATING ON SURVIVAL TODAY DEPENDING ON THE WAVES ROLLING AROUND US.

    IF WE DON’T CHANGE DIRECTION, we will be heading for sudden death collapse!!

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  • no try how to know:

    //When it comes to the rough and tumble behind the scenes, I am not sure he is going to hold out so well if he keeps playing the theoretical and nice guy game. I don’t think we’d survive with TCB in charge.//

    aiyoh. no try how to know lar ? don’t make it sound that only white idiots can do the job whereas all others are not made of the stuff lar ? don’t forget hor, the white idiots are good in playing game also like 4 = 5 and selected = elected and ‘inside is not within’ – can only fool the unfortunate daft daft sinkies lar ?

    you said it lar ? theoretical and nice guy game ? maybe tough when it comes to real thing and in-charge lar ?

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  • stephentan:

    Writer is very naive to think with the entry of Dr Tan into parliament next elections can do wonders to moderate any unpopular policies of pap government or eliminate the existing inpopolar
    policies totally.
    Without a two thirds majority of opposition being voted into parliament, any of pap policies will always be forced down sporeans throats.
    Frankly too late to rectify situation,
    So sporeans, please do not complain about unpopular
    policies. You deseve to get what you voted for.

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  • Jman:

    @ Oxygen

    I am amazed at the number of times you post your views and respond to others.

    You have your views, and I have mine. It is not as though your views are THE only views, and everyone else has to come round to your views. Who is going to bother about what you think? It is just one out of a few million citizens. So why do you spend all this precious time rebutting? You have nothing better to do?

    I’d never vote TCB. And there isn’t anything you can say that will change my mind.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Jman

    IT IS ONLY A DEBATING FLOOR, anyone is free to join including yours and mine.

    Jman: @ Oxygen

    I am amazed at the number of times you post your views and respond to others.

    You have your views, and I have mine. It is not as though your views are THE only views, and everyone else has to come round to your views. Who is going to bother about what you think? It is just one out of a few million citizens. So why do you spend all this precious time rebutting? You have nothing better to do?

    I’d never vote TCB. And there isn’t anything you can say that will change my mind.

    Who you voted for or going to vote for is transparent to me and irrelevant to the debate.

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  • Yoda:

    Oxygen should make a good moderator. Will get spontaneous flow of comments here and make TRE more lively instead of stagnated posts for hours or worse, even days.

    Jman:
    @ Oxygen
    I am amazed at the number of times you post your views and respond to others.
    ….So why do you spend all this precious time rebutting? You have nothing better to do?

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  • oxygen:

    @ Yoda

    IT IS VERY GOOD TO PROVOKE AN INFORMED and vigorous debate, never mind entrenched mindset and blindspot.

    WHO IS OR WHO SHOULD BE AFRAID OF A FULL-AND-FRANK CONVERSATION AND WHY?

    Yoda: Oxygen should make a good moderator. Will get spontaneous flow of comments here and make TRE more lively instead of stagnated posts for hours or worse, even days.

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