More Covid-19 Deaths Have Not Stopped PM Lee from Going Ahead With His Plans To Use State Resources To Win a Snap Election

I received an email query from a state media journalist:

Hello Reform Party Team,

I’m Eugenia from CNA and am working on a story on the Ang Mo Kio Masterplan which was recently launched. (https://www.amktc.org.sg/ot_masterplan.aspx)

Seeing that the Reform Party contested in Ang Mo Kio GRC in the last election, I’d like to get your party’s thoughts on the plans set out for the area.

Also, I’d like to understand how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected your outreach efforts.

This will be a recorded TV interview, which will be part of a story that will likely air this Saturday.

Please feel free to drop me a call if you’d like to discuss this further. I look forward to hearing from you!

Regards,

Eugenia Lim

Journalist, CNA

As the state media never print our responses or only print what suits them I have reproduced below my response on behalf of the Reform Party:

Dear Eugenia

Thank you for informing me that CNA, a subsidiary of Mediacorp which is wholly owned by Temasek which is run by Ho Ching is going to be putting out a programme glorifying her husband the PM, in the run up to the polls.  

You mentioned that Reform Party contested AMK in the last elections. In fact we also contested in 2011 when otherwise the PM would have enjoyed a walkover. We will be contesting AMK again in this election.

In a democracy the PM’s wife does not use state ownership and control of the media to do a puff piece on her husband which in turn will ensure her continued employment as head of Temasek.  A position the salary for which in a democracy would be public information.

The pamphlet advertising his “master plan” has the PM’s face on it and his colleagues are clearly in PAP uniform. That pamphlet, which has gone or is going  to every resident’s household, and the programme, which will be aired on CNA, is just a mechanism for the PM to avoid the limits on campaign spending and campaigning outside the 9 days legally allowed. The Reform Party cannot put out a leaflet to every household In this period using taxpayers’ money. Nor is it able to use the state monopoly TV channel. In every election we have contested we have been denied the right of reply. When we are asked for our responses or put out a press release the state media have either not published them or else published a single line or a few words, often cut to make what we say appear nonsensical.

Clearly the PM is insecure. As we saw in 2011 and again in 2015 when he spent more than 10 times what we spent per resident on defending his seat ($1.69 to $0.14). This figure of course does not include all the extra free promotion he enjoys by virtue of his control of print, TV and digital media. This is because the PM believes he has a divine right to rule and views himself as “natural aristocracy” and has never had to work for anything in his life and feels incredibly threatened by actual opposition. He is so afraid that he is already using his control of the media and state resources to try and fix this election. 

Lee Hsien Loong may have been sheltered from real life for the last few decades because of his family name but that era is coming to an end. The day will come when Singaporeans will realise that a share of the freehold means a share in the  enormous rise in value of the land on which their HDB is built. This is worth far more than a so-called Home Improvement Programme which brings shoddily constructed HDB blocks from the 1960s and 1970s up to the 20th century standards of other developed countries, let alone the 21st century. To add insult to injury the upgrades are paid for by the leaseholder and not the HDB. And at the end of the lease ownership of the upgraded property reverts to the Government.

You asked us what the Reform Party plan for AMK is. Firstly we ask that the PM and the Finance Minister finally answer my questions on the value of the reserves, the fake Budget framework, where the money goes that his Finance Minister socks away into long term funds, where the $3.5 billion that has been put into the Productivity Fund has been spent, whether the Government’s obligations to CPF savers are still covered by GIC’s assets, and how much the PM pays his wife. If the PM is able to answer these questions, I will then be able to produce a plan that without raising taxes gives not only AMK residents but all Singaporeans not just new toilets and tiles paid for with their own money but a share of the freehold and a gold Mercedes. Unless of course the black holes in the budget are there because the money has already gone. 

Our outreach efforts have been suspended because during what is a rapidly evolving situation, where a second wave of infections is already happening and a third is likely on the way, to do anything else would be highly irresponsible. To us, the safety of residents and our activists comes first.  The PM needs to lead like a man and stop trying to take advantage of the situation by holding an election during the worst global public health and economic crisis since 1945.

 

Regards
Kenneth Jeyaretnam

 

 

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19 Responses to “More Covid-19 Deaths Have Not Stopped PM Lee from Going Ahead With His Plans To Use State Resources To Win a Snap Election”

  • Town plans are non-binding:

    Haven’t Singaporeans become wiser yet?

    Town plans released before elections are non-binding. Be aware. It is worse than condo-plans released by developers. Most developers will stick quite close to their plans in the final real version.

    Town plans can be scrapped and modified any time, even when the PAP wins. Or, perhaps, especially if the PAP wins.

    Just look back through the election histories. Or ask voters who had gone through those elections.

    You may be promised a rose garden in front of your block, but you may find a rubbish dump. The consolation is that the rubbish dump may cost $500,000.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Ken, Suckers are Born every day…But …IDIOTS are FOREVER!!!

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  • DavidNeo&IreneVanessa:Morons:

    A truly scathing but rational response to a reporter who has the cheek to ask such a thing.

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  • 4 LKY "JUST VOTE IT!":

    Practically people got no choice. We are going to shelter in our tinny “BIRD CASE” for weeks. They have full control of the political landscape. In the past, People vote because it is PAP and LKY; now, the situation never changes. If for present dilemma situations, they insist on conducting the election during COVID-19 crisis, they can get the blessing from COVID-19. Hopefully, the virus can bless them to 100% victory. Life still goes on even though we are going to raped badly by this election 2020. We cannot do much. They can try all the mean to prevent our access to rallies. What is the point, you can win the body but no the souls and heart. Too bad, this is what they are looking forward to, then nobody can stop them from doing so. In any case, politics games are the suck. You have to do anything to press down your opponents to win the games. If you can access to all national resources, then there are no reasons why they do not capture 100% victory. For people, they only have one choice, whether you like or hate it, “JUST VOTE IT!”

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  • True Patriot:

    Kenneth, spoken like a true Patriot.
    The truth will always reveal itself; it may take a few decades.
    Wuhan has thoroughly exposed the incompetencies of papvid 4G; only in a storm do we get to know the quality of your leaders.
    Anybody can sail in calm waters.
    What is Buy-High-Sell-Lo salary?
    Want to get Eugenia to do a piece on this; 5,850,342 people in Singapore want to know.
    Certainly public interest.

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  • MAYelect:

    Pap to win with 80% mandate!

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  • China China china:

    To close schools and office is to allow pinkly to assess and ascertain as to when he can plunge into an erection!

    It is almost certain that this will be conducted in June 2020 during the normal school holidays.

    And to put social distancing to work, he may allocate time slots for people to vote………sure win?

    If he got guts he should Show us what his IT son can do by organizing e-voting (remember after internship at Microsoft, he designed e-parking).

    So e-voting programming is chicken-feed! Or he is afraid of Russia Russia Russia! Or China, China, China since he is NOT on good terms with Xi, the Permanent President?

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  • Emperor wears no clothes:

    Pinky has a mega size ego to match and believe he is born to rule Sinkapore forever.

    Thus he needs his pack of doggies to feed him for his coming erection.

    Poor ah heng can only dream on….

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  • I'm Halimah also jiak liao bee:

    Clap Clap Clap.
    Nobody in his/her right mind will speak to the PAP propaganda broadshit and have their views censored.
    This Eugenia is just another of the PAPIGS’ propaganda writer, why bother to say anything to them, knowing they’ll just twist and flip whatever criticism you throw at them.

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  • PAPVID-20:

    KJ, any chance of helping us get rid of this d!shonourable son? Our hope rest on you and your team. Please lead a strong team in the coming GE to embarrass the naked emperor. Good Luck!

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  • TruBlu:

    Holding GE now shows how hypocritic PAPple truly are!
    Social distancing,lock downs but VOTING IS OK AS WE WILL PLAN CAREFULLY???

    SO,FOR A SIMPLE BASIC LIKE MASK,YOU CANNOT PLAN????

    F YOU!

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  • Crooked PAP and CNA:

    What slap to CNA !!! Well done Kenneth.

    The election motion, to have it during this deadly pandemic, is going to be passed by PAP Ministers and PAP MPs next week in Parliament.

    PM will now say that Parliament has given approval to call for election anytime. This is a dangerous path PAP Ministers and PAP MPs will be taking.

    Workers Party will reject any such vote.

    Singaporeans have no say to control their MPs to veto this election.

    While countries all over the world are postponing elections, SG is proceeding with this dangerous event.

    Putting all Singaporeans in the path of COVID-19 infection and death.

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  • Educating Singaporeans:

    Let me educate you, Singaporeans.

    KJ is trying to soften his failure to win the upcoming election when he said those words “the safety of residents and our activists comes first.”

    He knows he is sure to lose his underwear again in the upcoming erection.

    So to avoid embarrassment, he use the excuse that the safety of residents and our activists comes first.

    In short, he knows he will lose the upcoming erection and is trying to soften the blow.

    PAP.GUARANTEED.WIN.GE2020
    Vote PAP, Vote for 9% GST to give PAP millionaires 9 months bonus.
    PAP Huat, Huat, Huat arh

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  • No election lah:

    No election lah.
    Better to concentrate on the Virus situation .It is getting worse.
    Save lives more important.

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  • Quran Chap. 74:

    In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

    1. O you Enrobed one (Muhammad)
    2. Arise and warn.
    3. And magnify your Lord.
    4. And purify your clothes.
    5. And abandon abominations.
    6. And show no favor to seek profit.
    7. And be constant for your Lord.

    8. When the Trumpet is blown.
    9. That Day will be a terrible day.
    10. For the corrupted — surely not easy.
    11. Leave Me to him whom I created alone.
    12. And gave him vast wealth.
    13. And children as witnesses.
    14. And smoothed the way for him.
    15. And then he wants Me to add on yet more!

    16. By no means! He was stubborn towards Our injunctions.
    17. I will exhaust him increasingly.
    18. He thought and he analyzed.
    19. May he perish, how he plotted.
    20. Again, may he perish, how he plotted.
    21. And he looked.
    22. Then he frowned and whined.
    23. Then he turned back and was haughty.
    24. And he said, “This is nothing but magic from the past.
    25. This is nothing but the words of a mortal.”

    26. I will roast him in Saqar Hell.

    27. But what will explain to you what Saqar is?
    28. It neither ignores, nor does it spare.
    29. It scorches all flesh.
    30. Over it are NINETEEN.
    31. We have appointed only Angels to be wardens of the Hellfire, and caused their number to be a stumbling block for the ingrates; so that those given the Scripture may attain to certainty; and those who believe may increase in faith; and so that those given the Scripture and the faithful may not doubt; But those in whose hearts is a disease and the ingrates will say, “What did God intend by this parable?” Thus does God lead astray whomsoever He wills, and the Lord guides whomsoever He wills. None knows the forces of your Lord except your Lord. This is nothing but a reminder for all mortals!

    32. Nay! By the moon.
    33. And the night as it retreats.
    34. And the morning as it illumines.
    35. It is one of the greatest signs.
    36. A warning to all mortals.
    37. To whomsoever among you who wishes to progress, or whoever wants to regress.
    38. Every soul is subjected to what it has earned.

    39. Except for those on the Right.
    40. In Gardens they will be, inquiring.
    41. About the guilty:
    42. “What drove you into Saqar Hellfire?”
    43. They will answer: “We were not of those who turned to God,
    44. Nor did we feed the poor,
    45. And we used to indulge in the world together with the indulgent.
    46. And we used to deny the Day of Judgment.
    47. Until the Inevitable Event came upon us.”
    48. But the intercession of their intercessors will not help them.

    49. So why are they turning away from this Reminder?
    50. As though they were panicking donkeys,
    51. Fleeing from a lion?
    52. Yet every one of them desires to be given scrolls spread out.
    53. No indeed! They do not fear the Hereafter!

    54. Nevertheless, this is a reminder.
    55. So whoever wills, shall remember it.
    56. But they will not remember, unless God wills. The Lord is the Spring of Righteousness, and the Source of Forgiveness.

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  • SG Fair Elections:

    SG Faor elections :

    1. National Reserves vs Penniless opposition. Tens of Billions vs $0

    2. Prof Ma vs Opposition.

    3. Super majority unquestioning zombies vs 30%. when asked NOT TO WEAR, they no wear. When asked to wear, they wear. Unquestioningly. Proven. Amd they still oblivious whats the issue here!
    Thats why they are so cripplingly reliant on the gabrament. Lazy unthinking people lacking capabilities.

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  • Hopelesslyuseless:

    Angel Gabriel appears to Mother Mary, 300 to 500 years before Mohammad to tell her a saviour will be born in the line of King David.

    How can the same Angel be telling Mohd another thing, unless we all know Lucifer can appear as anything he wish.

    Wake up !!!

    STOP THE RUBBISH STEALING FROM THE TORAH….

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  • Hopelesslyuseless:

    Angel Gabriel appears to Mother Mary, 300 to 500 years before Mohammad to tell her a saviour will be born in the line of King David.

    How can the same Angel be telling Mohd another thing, unless we all know Lucifer can appear as anything he wish.

    Wake up !!!

    STOP THE RUBBISH STEALING FROM THE TORAH

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  • Crisis Time still can election:

    During these trying times of the corona virus affecting every Singaporean, I am truly amazed that the PAP leaders still have the stomach to debate on the Election Bill. What is exactly wrong with pushing the election date to early next year so that everyone can concentrate on overcoming the crisis and putting the economy back on the track. Holding the election in the midst of the global crisis whether by hook or by crook can only serves to prove the PAP Govt is more worried about their Own election fear of losing More seats to the opposition than the Safe protection of Singaporean lives.

    Incidentally is the PAP Govt going to provide a National Guarantee that no Singaporean will catch the coronavirus during the election period ?

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