Caretaker government

Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean

When I heard Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean’s response to MP Christopher de Souza’s question in parliament (25 March 2020), I was puzzled as to why Dr Tan Cheng Bok had suggested a caretaker government for Singapore when at least 13 months are available for the PAP to call an election. Indeed, I thought it was quite a silly suggestion.

I was also surprised that a PAP member of parliament took the trouble to raise a question on Dr Tan’s behalf.

TOC’s article clears my mind. https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/…/unconstitutional-to-de…/…

Never trust the mainstream media.

I think it is dishonest and disgraceful for the mainstream media to cover a parliamentary debate in a manner that leaves people like me with a wrong impression. It should either report the question and answer fully or omit it completely. It should check a doubtful question, in this instance, the question raised by de Souza with the source i.e. Dr Tan himself.

Christopher de Souza’s question was clearly to give Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean an opportunity to belittle Dr Tan and to enable him to speak at length about the “caretaker government” and accuse Dr Tan of “misleading people”.

Minister Teo is really talking nonsense when he elaborates on caretaker governments. With the PAP super majority in parliament, it can make laws in a matter of hours or minutes and at its whims and fancies. There will never be a need for a caretaker government, at least not in my lifetime.

The misleading question (or misleading report) of MP de Souza also enabled the minister to give a long lecture on the Constitution, as if the PAP has any high regard for this document. If it has any regard for our constitution, it would not have amended it so freely and so frequently. It would have treated it with deep respect, like how the American people treat their First Amendment.

So let’s talk about reality. Minister Teo wants to hold a general election in the midst of this dangerous COVID-19 pandemic where the number of infected people in Singapore keeps rising every day and the whole world is in turmoil. It wants a so called “CLEAR MANDATE” from the people. In other words, it does not want us, the people to criticise its work and the measures it takes to control the disease. It does not care about adding more burden to our overworked health care workers. It does not care about our well being.

The lesson I learn from the media report of this incident is that we must always doubt what we read and hear from the mainstream media. We have to exercise caution and common sense. We have to look for alternative news!

 

 

Teo Soh Lung

 

 

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22 Responses to “Caretaker government”

  • Ms Teo, Sinkaporeans can cry father cry mother until the cows all die liao or even if the Covid-19 figures can go to 10,000 also won’t change the fact that a GE will be called as early as April, after the inspection of the dunno what registrar period is over.

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  • Boh Kia See:

    The virus also gives the PAP an opportunity to show that they are forthcoming with sweeteners for the people. They are ladling it on thick and fast. The people will not consider it as buying votes. That is what the PAP wants to show—all caring and sensitive to citizens’ needs.

    Don’t be fooled by it. They are endangering the lives of citizens by calling an election when the virus infection rate is still increasing. It will impact on opposition parties’ ability to canvas and hold rallies. The PAP of course has control over the whole range of media to put their message across.

    An ethical party will ensure a level playing field. But we know that the PAP is not such a party. They think it is foolish to provide a level playing field to all parties thus giving citizens a real opportunity to choose who they want to rule the country.

    You will also get the appointed President hinting about using the reserves in the future, implying that if the PAP is not elected then there will not be any goodies from our increasingly shrinking candy bag.

    Never be fooled by the PAP. They should be shown the door should elections be held. It should also be loud and clear for them that they are not wanted by citizens.

    VTO–the PAP–no choice.

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  • E-voting:

    If teochew teo does not know how to amend or add to the constitution, he should consult Shame who is an expert in law.

    He can help him add, amend or delete the constitution. He has done this many many times. Big nose is trying to hoodwink the ordinary Sinkies.

    He is using this opportunity to hold the erections so as to limit the opposition rallies to 250 persons and social distancing of 1 metro so that rallies can be attended by only 10 persons!

    If He is gung-ho, he shd conduct e-voting!

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  • No election now:

    No election pls. Save lives more important. Concentrate on the present Covid-19 crisis.
    If really need to delay the election , can consider asking the citizen to give the President the power to delay the election by another 6 months.
    Valid if more than 50% of the eligible voters give consent by dateline, preferable by electronic means to reduce Virus risks.

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  • what more can we say?:

    PAPs evil agenda to win without much of a fight, ie calling for a GE amidst this crisis, is putting people’s lives in danger…
    just call them spineless and cowards!.
    you die its not their business!

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  • Hoodwink?:

    Hoodwink?

    Our neighbor political scene is hoodwink as illustrated by Dr M.

    Najib actually very happy.

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  • Har? This is not new:

    The state will always publish narratives in their favor, this is a given. This is only because they can get away with it, plain and simple.

    Until a sizable force of readers in the local populace is willing to give them the middle finger in their daily nonsense, this will continue on forever and ever.

    This book is a good example of what a state is willing to go to shape opinions, and SG is consider small fry in this aspect => This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality by Peter Pomerantsev

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  • Useless:

    They WANT to do a,

    ‘HALIMAH’

    Sinkies are so dumb….

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  • Be worthy:

    Hmmm…. chief clown oredi starts to make erection speech before nomination day.

    If this is the current strongest team, then they should solve covid crisis now.

    WTF must we wait for erection to do that? If they cannot do it now, these JLBs being paid millions should be thrown out.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    TRE Techie:
    Ms Teo, Sinkaporeans can cry father cry mother until the cows all die liao or even if the Covid-19 figures can go to 10,000 also won’t change the fact that a GE will be called as early as April, after the inspection of the dunno what registrar period is over.

    .

    Plus after DISTRIBUTING the people’s money back to them as a carrot leh!!!

    LEEgal Abortion and now LEEgal Bribery…with the CPF funds belonging to the People

    Sheeple, are they that stoopid NOT to see through the FRAUDULENT Act to herd them into the Pen with their trained Dogs and their Evil eyes to remain on Four Legs while they Trot around in their TROTTERS in TWO???

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  • Milo is Selected:

    If you are not in a state of emergency, then how would you be so loosely dig into the National Reserves? Compassionate, Condolence or what silly reasons?

    OR;

    Why did MiloIndianCumMalay approved the $55B withdrawal of national reserves when there in NO STATE OF EMERGENCY for it?

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  • NO E-VOLT:

    E-Voting? You must be crazy!;

    Even 100% vote against, the result can come out they win.
    You mark A, along the way…. it become B.
    Confidentiality throw to the drain. No one working in the GLCs dare to vote against.
    Old people and those without computer will more than likely miss the voting.
    Opposition terminals all recorded.

    TRE Techie can elaborate how much information they can dig from your terminal.

    E-voting:
    If teochew teo does not know how to amend or add to the constitution, he should consult Shame who is an expert in law.

    He can help him add, amend or delete the constitution. He has done this many many times. Big nose is trying to hoodwink the ordinary Sinkies.

    He is using this opportunity to hold the erections so as to limit the opposition rallies to 250 persons and social distancing of 1 metro so that rallies can be attended by only 10 persons!

    If He is gung-ho, he shd conduct e-voting!

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  • MarBowling:

    Heaven is watching the Sneaky manourve of Mai Hum and the PAPigs very closely. It’s NOT a Q of if BUT when Karma and Retribution will catch up with them! Think UNDERTAKERS will be visiting Mai Hum and some of his PAPIGS colleagues before and after the GE! Big Nose Teo and 69.9% what do you think?

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  • Election first life next:

    If PAP is so desperate to have an election, they will put up something at their advantage, and commonsense will tell to push to its constitution as it is a long process to make a change.

    Sound like that situation is very controversial, on TV they describe the COVID-19 be so severe, to the extent to imply penalty if people do not follow social distancing, on the hand, they want the election to happen immediately. It seems that they are so greedy to take this opportunity to conduct an election without rallies so that they can make any chance to remove the opposition with a blessing of COVID-19. Thus, opposition for your benefit, please save your deposit. If the election conduct during this crisis, you already the result of the election.

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  • Baffled:

    Calling holding an election later, when, hopefully,
    the worst of the virus attack is over, unconstitutional
    does not make sense. We have an entire Year ahead of us.
    Surely health comes before power???

    Consider that the constitution was severely twisted to have
    a minority race president, specifically a Malay. More
    shockingly, we didn’t get one!! We got yet another INDIAN
    prez. Even worse, it was claimed to be okay becos she’s
    a Muslim!!

    How is race and religion the same thing?

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  • S$m money faced pap folks:

    look at the pap Lj.

    he is not aging well.

    just like pap lky, going to die a lingering death in ICU long long at taxpayer expense.

    all Singaporeans must remember why he is called Pinocchio. because he lies no end, not less than pap lky lied.

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  • Whats good for SG ?:

    PAP is in ICU now. Only way for PAP to win votes is to use the virus situation to win sympathy votes like how they used LKY’s death.

    We need more opposition in Parliament now than ever. We need Dr Chee, Dr Paul Tambyah, Dr Tan CB, Lawyer Lim Tean…etc to form a solid government to lead Singapore beyond the Pandemic.

    PAP will do much better with many Opposition MPs at their neck, hounding them to do good for Singaporeans and also to cancel stupid CECA which favours foreigners.

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  • Pappy de la Crony:

    Caretakers for ownselves Sinchiapor Inc. crony corrupted…but undertakers for poor sheeples’ democratic republic.

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  • Election 4 the sake of people:

    Everyone in public is talking about the COVID-19 pandemic is the right time to flush the opposition thoroughly, but if you miss the boat, then the next epidemic might not hit us at the right time. We can continue talking here for months, but there is no clear direction what government going to go, then Singaporean live in a dilemma of “Want or Do not Want”. Sound like we have an indecisive government.

    With the help from Dr Tan Cheng Bock, he has provided a reference list of what other countries are planning for their election during a pandemic, so the direction is clear. The government should take the firm decision to decide what they should proceed next in the planning.

    https://www.idea.int/news-media/multimedia-reports/global-overview-covid-19-impact-elections?fbclid=IwAR1lHFDVJrdZv01NGoJBS2A7fhdv05AUyoPibcq5M_L8gyfECCl8IPya_7w

    For the goodness sake, we will prefer the election to be conducted after the crisis, and we hope that government will not risk people life for voting, it should a fair game rather than cut off the competition.

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  • Gerrard Villa:

    Ask Dr Tan POFMA de Souza

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  • No e-voting:

    Why so backwater……..like pappies? When take money any line also can!

    Can efile income tax, etransfer money , e-everything, elearn but scare e-vote…….is it russia russia russia?

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  • sacred and to be awed:

    //I think it is dishonest and disgraceful for the mainstream media to cover a parliamentary debate in a manner that leaves people like me with a wrong impression. It should either report the question and answer fully or omit it completely. It should check a doubtful question, in this instance, the question raised by de Souza with the source i.e. Dr Tan himself.//

    else how the 151th media standard could give the impression to make the white idiots look good and the oppo look bad; and to keep the daft sinkies as daft as possible – and with the white doggy supporter boys as mesmerized as possible by the white idiotic narrative ?????

    //The misleading question (or misleading report) of MP de Souza also enabled the minister to give a long lecture on the Constitution,//

    in my younger days, used to think that the constitupation was something very sacred and to be awed & respected ? fast forward, now realizing that under the care of idiots, the constitupation is just like any used newspaper (espeically from Shi..T.. ?) not worth the weight it is sold to garung guni ????

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