Josephine Teo’s Refusal to Substantiate POFMA Allegation is Indication of Calibre of PAP’s 4G Leadership

In rejecting the SDP’s application for the cancellation of the Correction Directions, the MOM has failed to provide any grounds for its decision.

MOM’s reply simply insisted that “your Application does not provide sufficient grounds for the cancellation of the CDs.”

This is not a rational answer as the SDP had submitted a detailed account – including analysing MOM’s own statistics – of the reasons for the statements in our posts.

The SDP is confident of our case and we, therefore, have no qualms posting our full document for all to read and judge (see here).

On the other hand, Minister Josephine Teo, despite having the entire Ministry and its officials at her disposal with two full working days and an entire weekend to refute our specific arguments, has refused or been unable to do so. This is telling.

Replying that the “Minister has therefore decided to refuse your Application” is not an answer, it is a cop-out.

The PAP hurls accusations against its opponents but refuses to substantiate its arguments when rebutted with official data. This is hardly the kind of leadership Singaporeans should expect or deserve. It is an unfortunate but very real comment about the calibre of the PAP’s 4G leaders.

Using the law to allege the SDP as posting “false statements of fact” and then refusing to back-up its allegation with data when challenged is clear demonstration of how far Singapore’s political standards have deteriorated.

POFMA, like this Government, should be held to higher standards.

The MOM’s non-answer leaves the SDP no choice but to pursue the matter in court. We will keep readers updated on developments.

 

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48 Responses to “Josephine Teo’s Refusal to Substantiate POFMA Allegation is Indication of Calibre of PAP’s 4G Leadership”

  • Ruled by Law:

    Ruled by Law or
    Ruled by Hot Mother-in-law?

    Is someone using law and authority to defend it’s flawed decisions?

    What is rule of law?

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  • DavidNeo&IreneVanessa:Bastards:

    This POFMA thing is itself irrational and absurd.

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  • Dr Tan Tai Wei:

    SDP is right assuming it’s true that Minister simply said no, giving no reasons. For, surely, if good reasons exist, not only rationality but also political, even propagandist interest would constrain her to state, indeed headline them.

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  • Sex in a small space idiot:

    She was just an ordinary HR Manager. How did she became a Manpower Minister with such low IQ ?

    This incident has further confirmed that POFMA was created by PAP to oppress and suppress facts that affects Singaporeans. The 70% dumb sheep population have done great injustice to our future generations.

    Singapore cannot claim to be democratic country and is becoming another North Korea, with freedom of speech at it’s lowest rating.

    Dr Chee, please proceed your case in the courts. I’m sure Singaporeans will help SDP by crowdfunding to offset any legal fees.

    PAP, shame on you !

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  • Bare back ?:

    Lingaerie or dress or gown ?

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Ruled by Law:
    Ruled by Law or
    Ruled by Hot Mother-in-law?

    Is someone using law and authority to defend it’s flawed decisions?

    What is rule of law?

    Going to Court is similar to quarrelling with your wife and bringing the matter to your Mother-in-LAW…No CONtest

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  • Jaswin:

    Fake news exsit long ago.

    Eg.tell at to stop at 2 kid,which did

    More harm then good.

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  • Jaswin:

    Fake news exsist because of

    Fake policies.i think

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  • Greedy pigs united:

    The pappigs never admit theyre wrong.
    But we know she lost face that SDP debunked her accusations.
    How to respect or trust these clowns.
    Why Must we always just follow their rules blindly…maybe the 70%s do but not the 30%s.

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  • most uselss:

    There is no need to explain, now the law min is the puppy, the AG is persona lawyer, this woman is mdm bFF.

    70% support, why would they care about explaining?

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  • Dr Tan Tai Wei:

    Could it be that, since no answer to SDP, well, rather than try nor concede, take a chance that SDP wouldn’t appeal, or if they did, lawyers could be depended upon to stretch and make a case even beyond commonsense?

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  • to convince and manipulate:

    //Fake news exsist because of

    Fake policies.i think//

    it is always easier for the powerful to convince and manipulate the daft sinkies who are generally more naively trusting of the former ??

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  • Bobo:

    Can anyone recall any case where PAP minister ever apologized to opposition party on accusation case? Oh please don’t ashame those 70% loyal supporters who have been protecting them for decades.

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  • Bapak:

    “Im sorry will do better” is also a fake news.

    Jaswin:
    Fake news exsit long ago.

    Eg.tell at to stop at 2 kid,which did

    More harm then good.

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  • Realistically:

    I totally agree with the SDP on this and wish SDP good luck.

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch:

    The BIG BIG issue left unaddressed by the Chief Justice is the question of Rule of Law or the lack of it, as I perceive it……….in the CJ’s opening of the legal year address.

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  • Vagabond:

    Every Singaporean should Watch “Vagabond” in Netflik, it gives you a perception of the situation and level of cartel in the rot and awakens you.

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  • SG standard:

    Wow, they just refuse and that’s that?
    They need not give the reasons?
    Wow, sg standard.

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  • They'll maneuver and cheat:

    The MOM’s non-answer leaves the SDP no choice but to pursue the matter in court.

    Don’t we already know on whose side the court ruling will be? Do you expect justice when you deal with the PAP? Whether it’s with MOM or J.Teo, or EBRC? They’ll maneuver and cheat.

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  • Realistically:

    @ SG standard:
    January 7, 2020 at 2:43 pm (Quote)

    “Wow, they just refuse and that’s that?
    They need not give the reasons?
    Wow, sg standard.”

    Now then you know!

    Problem for most being “FIXED”, they can’t prove with case laws, arguments etc pursuant to the Constitution.

    I am being “FIXED”; case on-going. I think people can judge from what I have commented over the years that I can show up the PAPie propaganda.

    I am looking for people to work together.

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  • Realistically:

    @ PAP rots in its own hands 1:
    January 7, 2020 at 11:53 am (Quote)

    A) Responsibility:

    Sorry, people like you still don’t get it.

    Let me give my view…………..it is the huge losses by GIC & TH being the problem.

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  • So ..... .... ?:

    So SDP is hinting she’s beating around the bush ???

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  • Bapak:

    She knows the court will order “inside is not within” verdict.

    They'll maneuver and cheat: Don’t we already know on whose side the court ruling will be? Do you expect justice when you deal with the PAP? Whether it’s with MOM or J.Teo, or EBRC? They’ll maneuver and cheat.

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  • @ They'll maneuver and cheat::

    Are U actually saying, ???

    They will circumvent and cheat ???

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  • Dont jump the gun:

    It took some time for SDP to response, therefore same time frame should be allow for J Teo explanation.

    I believe she wont not leave interested parties in state of limbo and cause all the unnecessary wild guesses or let lose of 30% wild imaginations.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    “…. leaves the SDP no choice but to pursue the matter in court.”

    SDP please be reminded that the court is powerless as far as POFMA is concern.

    Please don’t be distracted by this issue, stay focus, use all your resources on the coming GE.

    When enough Oppositions are voted in Parliament, POFMA can be repealed.

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  • Main issue:

    Singaporean is more interested that more well-paying jobs are created for our displaced local PMETs.
    Alternatively, they be trained for a really well-paying job waiting for them and not end up as Grab driver or security officer….

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  • Realistically:

    For those interested,I have filed for a judicial review for the High Cout/CoA to declare that the decisions of the CA/CA 186/2017 in agreeing with the decisions of the AR Lee at the INTERLOCUTORY STAGE is illegal, nugatory, null and void for failing to observe settled law principles with regard to the threshold for striking out – clearly against all authorities and case laws numbering over 30 – and in a some cases against the CA 186 judges against their earlier decisions in related cases………thereby breaching the fundamental legal principle of stare decisis, in HC/OS 1496/2019

    The HC has “the power and duty to ensure that the provisions of the Constitution are observed. The court also has a duty to declare invalid any exercise of power, legislative and executive, which exceeds the limits of the power conferred by the Constitution, or which contravenes any prohibition which the Constitution provides” per YONG PUNG HOW in Chan Hiang Leng Colin and Others v Public Prosecutor[1994] SGHC 207 at [50].

    Mod: You mentioned “I”. exactly WHO ARE YOU?

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  • Realistically:

    The current stage is my request for direct hearing by a reconstituted CoA (EOT) APPLICATION, under CA/SUM 129/2019 and the “appeal” is under case no. CA/AA9/2019, yet to be heard.

    That there have been numerous breaches of the Constitution by the Supreme court judges can be found in my arguments, summary being in Appellants/Application for EOT under CA/SUM 129/2019. It can be said without any hesistation that this is NOT JUSTICE, by applying to look at the case files at the law net service bureau, at the Supreme Court.

    Interested readers, including human rights lawyer would conclude without any shadow of the doubt that this is NOT justice…but

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  • Realistically:

    I would also remind people that pursuant to section 17 (3) (c),

    (3) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), a person is not guilty of contempt of court in respect of any appeal that the person may lodge against a judgment, decree, direction, order or other decision of a judge of any court, on any ground or statement made by him or her in good faith concerning the judge to that court or to —

    (c) a judge who has supervisory jurisdiction over the equivalent or superior court.

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  • Realistically:

    Sorry, last post refers to section 17(3(c) of the Administration of Justice (Protection) Act.

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  • Realistically:

    @ TRE

    “Mod: You mentioned “I”. exactly WHO ARE YOU?”

    U can find out my name in the case files. Leong Sze Hian should know who I am especially since I had tried to explain about the judiciary “fixing” me in an earlier public prosecution case.

    If you would just look at the ST report on 16 October 2008, it clearly showed the ST attempt at character assassination……….those using the public library, main branch at Victoria Street would know that from the beginning there have been 5 FIVE Separate entrances/exits. So by putting my bicycle chain around 0NE set of swing doors, I did NOT endangered public safety.

    Earlier on 8 May 2008, the New Paper reported that the NLB had acceded to my repeated request to provide bicycle racks closer to the main building at locations which they had previousl said was “reckless” parking.

    The ST report was by a Sujin Thomas, who to my knowledge had never reported court actions; being the responsibilities of Edna Cheong, Selina Lum and one Kush. The usual reporters were turned away b4 the trial, which I submit was a big farce.

    Also the ST report failed to mention about my interview with TNP dated 20 March 2008 and an earlier TNP report which quoted a well-known criminal lawyer Sunil Sudhesan who said:” We must first ask if NLB had the right to chain Mr ….’s bicycle”. The report further mentioned that the Police had advised both parties to settle the matters peacefully and they complied”.

    I would also like to state that in an earlier incident, the NLB refused my repeated requests for more table and chairs until the then MCIS Minister, Dr Lee Boon Yang PERSONALLY directed the CEO of NLB to meet up with me….the CEO then emailed me to inform that the NLB had indeed provided more tables and chairs.

    There were numerous incidents as regards the case showing with a shadow of a doubt that I was being fixed. The DPP had demanded that I be committed to the IMH for THREE MONTHS on the pretext that I was found “TALKING TO MYSELF” – PURE FALSEHOOD. There were 12 PTCs when this was a simple case……..it is beyond reasonable doubt that I had no mens reas ie guilty mind.

    If u provide an email address, I would forward my complaints to the Chief Justice pursuant to section 16 of the AOJPA, and under Article 22 of the Constitution to the President, Halimah Yacob, with no reply.

    Mod: So this has nothing to do with SDP’s POFMA, am I correct to say this?

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  • Realistically:

    I have earlier in May 2019 written to ALL MPs, including the Worker’s Party MPs & NCMPs. They all know who I am……….I am prepared to come out.

    The MPs have all the probable reasons why the PAPies would want to “FIX” me.

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  • Donate:

    Please let us know how we can donate to this court case SDP

    All the best.

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  • pap human rubber stamps:

    Realistically:
    @ TRE

    “Mod: You mentioned “I”. exactly WHO ARE YOU?”

    U can find out my name in the case files.

    Mod: So this has nothing to do with SDP’s POFMA, am I correct to say this?

    Dear Mod,

    the writer is very insecure.

    this is one CLASSIC problem with 70% sheep.

    attention seeking instead of growing up and seeking higher level goals such as pointing out pap wrongs and fixing pap.

    when everyone is busy slinging shots at the pap culprit, the cock is busy distracting everyone saying, look at me look at me look at me. dropping names such as esteemed Mr Leong SH as if same league as he when in actual fact unworthy even to carry his water bottle.

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  • Realistically:

    @ Mod: So this has nothing to do with SDP’s POFMA, am I correct to say this?

    From the narrow point of view, u are right.

    However SDP’s PORMA Court application is heard by?

    I have given specific example of my prosecution about the NLB case to show that I had been “FIXED” and continues to be “fixed” in my current case which has nothing to do with the govt……..it is a contentious probate case & related family law.

    The question you and people who keep ranting about kan**roo, is can you expect justice when you are on the black list to be fixed?

    One has to prove that one has truly been denied justice, based on the facts and the laws, to prove one’s suspicions that the court would not dispense justice……..which would apply to other cases other than SDP’s appeal.

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  • can still act blur:

    //It can be said without any hesistation that this is NOT JUSTICE, by applying to look at the case files at the law net service bureau, at the Supreme Court.//

    aiyoh. we know that the white idiots can wayang over a lot of things ? you can keep on bringing up all the conestiituuuution, statube and ECT (all very chim with all the confusing sextions numbers and brackets) and yet the white idiotic gang can still act blur lar ? common sense (don’t need to be so chim) will tell that it is all bs lar, here assuming that your story is true lar ?

    can be so chim, but the white idiots will still give you the wayang finale of 4 = 5 and selected = elected, inside is not within ?

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  • TruBlu:

    Well,when the LIAR$ LIE,they call it truth.
    But when TRUTH-SEEKERS seek for truth,they get POPMA by the LIAR$ who make the law?

    So a lie can become the truth and truths become FAKE NEWS???

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  • Realistically:

    Before anyone really wants to understand the law, understand the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore in particular, Article 2 on interpretation as what “law” means; Article 4 of the Supremacy of the Constitution and the judge’s oath pursuant to the First Schedule (Form 6) of the Constitution which should be read together with those mentioned earlier……”to do right to ALL manner of people, after the “laws and usages” of the Republic of Singapore,without fear or favour, affection or ill-will to the best of my ability, and will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore.”

    I have shown clearly that in so far as the criminal prosecution (NLB) and my private contentious probate & family laws go, the judges had breached the Constitution, not only as regards the “laws and usages” but also the concomitant breach of Article 12 (1) of the Constitution.

    If it can happen so brazenly to me, what about other cases? Think

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  • Asd:

    MOM use whose $ go court ?

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  • Realistically:

    @ Realistically:
    January 7, 2020 at 10:27 pm (Quote)

    “The current stage is my request for direct hearing by a reconstituted CoA (EOT) APPLICATION, under CA/SUM 129/2019 and the “appeal” is under case no. CA/AA9/2019, yet to be heard.”

    The case no: for the main appeal is CA/CA 119/2019…….SORRY for the error

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Asd:
    MOM use whose $ go court ?

    From the blank cheque given by the 70%. Unfortunately the 30% has to pay too.

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  • Realistically:

    Re: YAHOO’s Report On Death Of Former CJ Yong Pung How:

    https://sg.yahoo.com/news/former-singapore-chief-justice-yong-pung-how-dies-055715474.html

    Comments therein:

    • Heng 30 mins ago
    The ‘good’ that Yong Pung How had purportedly done can NEVER outweigh the INJUSTICES he had inflicted on bona-fide and honest litigants especially against his oath of office pursuant to the First Schedule (Form 6) of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore “…to do right to ALL MANNER OF PEOPLE after the laws and usages of the Republic of Singapore without fear or favour, affection or ill-will to the best of my ability, and will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore” Remember also that the Privy Council, then Singapore’s Highest Court, had described the decisions against the late JB Jeyaratnam as “GRIEVOUS INJUSTICE” during the time Yong Pung How was the CJ. People must also ask what good has his daughter Yong Ying I done to remain as a Permanent Secretary and being the oldest PS around? I don’t think she should escape accountability of the various fiascos in the hospitals especially so when she had been the PS at MOH. (Please ask around and do your own research on the last part of my post)

    The Report does NOT mention that Yong Pung How ceased practising law for about 20 years before being appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court with the objective of making him the CJ. I have absolutely NO respect for his ability to NOT deliver justice where a person has been “FIXED”.

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  • Realistically:

    FAILURE OF GOVERNMENT POLICY

    What I’m about to post below is JUST ONE of the PAPie’s FAILURE incompetence.

    Recently Masagos, Minister ENVWR, announced that the PAPie is introducing legislation the minimum efficiency of chilled water system for central airconditioning.

    30 years ago, a small Singaporean owned company called Sypersymetry Services (SS) Pte Ltd offered and did provide the RELC with a brand new airconditioning system FREE OF CHARGE………..to be paid back on a monthly basis the money saved from paying the electricity bill to the (then) PUB over an agreed term…….if RELC did not save any money, it needed not pay the company (or its designated entity) ………if it DID save, it was only obliged to pay only half the saving.

    It went well for both parties………until SS former employer somehow “FIXED” the guy who started SS.

    It just goes to show how much electricity Singapore would have saved over 30 years considering air-con design was typically between 25% to over 75% inefficient.

    It also goes to show how incompetent the so -called elites were not to accept SS ideas ……….because it did not benefit certain entities close to the PAPies. Instead it was SS former employer who was a PAPie who put an end to SS’s financing source, which was Intraco.

    People should not know why the PAPies are intent of “FIXING ME”………because I can call out its failures which include on its taxation policy – re: the Economic Review Committee chaired by then DPM & FINANCE Minister, Lee Hsien Loong.

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  • Realistically:

    Last comment mistake:

    People should NOW know………

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  • Change We Must:

    The MOM under this lady is not doing her job. Not sure the MOM officers have KIP to close cases fast? My friend got his job terminated by a Company without good reason, and has filed a report of unfair termination and give the whole scenario in the filing. His English is not very good and request the officer to contact him if he cannot understand the case.
    It turns out that his lost his case because the officer make a lot of assumption of the case. Was told that it is the minister decision and cannot further appeal. What nonsense is this? Do you think we still want to vote for the PAP if they are not protecting Singaporeans.My friend case added to the statistical result of the recent SDP report which is more accurate than the one from MOM.

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  • Realistically:

    From the YAHOO report:

    6 minutes ago
    The report says: “In a long career spanning half a century, his appointments included managing director of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation from 1981 to 1983,”

    His role as MD of GIC was a disaster……selling at or near the PEAK of the US interest cycle……Lee Kuan Yew, as Chairman had publicly said that he expected US interest rates, then over 20% to creep up even higher to tame inflation in the US. Therefore GIC sold its US investments and kept the cash………..It turned out to so HORRIBLY WRONG……….lost a lot of money because after GIC sold, US interest rates DROPPED leading to sharp increases in the Global share price. The rest, as they say, is history. A TOTAL FAILURE.

    Heng

    2 minutes ago
    As those in the investment/fund management industry know, today’s global interest rates are negative or less than 2% . What a HUGE LOSS it has been………..that’s why the PAPies have to find all ways to raise money, like the 30% increase in water tariff…………because they had promised NOT to raise GST which would come sooner than most, even the PAPies, had thought…………because the investment scene is so totally different from their expected returns.

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  • Realistically:

    Now people should know why the PAPies want so badly to “FIX” me.

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  • George:

    Khaw BW and Tan CJ are part of a regime that does not have standards, vote for opposition and VOTE THEM OUT !

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