The egregious saga of Ho Ching

The name Ho Ching represents clear, pure and lucid. But it is anything but pure and lucid judging from the voluminous amount of vitriolic critiques by Singaporeans on the esoteric concealment of her so-called obscenely astronomical salary Singaporeans and citizens of other democratic countries are simply mind-boggled how a democratic government like Singapore could be so insouciant in unheeding the demand of its citizens to seek the truth of the enormity of the salary of the spouse of the prime minister who has been, whether equitably of not, foisted as a Chief Executive Officer of a government sovereign corporation, the Temasek Holdings.The appointment has indeed raised the ire of discerning Singaporeans since its beginning not excluding the possibility of nepotism but it is the secrecy of Ho Ching’s salary that has raised the hackles of Singaporeans. And the continued trepidations of the PAP government to conceal it has not helped in any way to restore the confidence of Singaporeans in the PAP government.

It titillates the imagination to watch how long the PAP government can beguile the citizens with their intransigence. They may get away with it with some of the more guillible Singaporeans and may be encouraged to persist in their shenanigan but I think there must come a time for them to relent. Singaporeans will have to be very patient to wait for that fateful day because it is like the mountain won’t come to Mohammad.

Ho Ching may be tempted to emulate the the radical feminism of Jiang Qing (江青), the notorious wife of the late Chairman Mao Tze Tong of China in fllaunting her prowess but whether she will be able to achieve that will depend on how long her joker husband can remain as prime minister. But in the meantime we may be able to be amused by some stand-up comedians in their antics. Both husband and wife are filthy rich and may have assests in the region of $100 million which can see them through their luxrious living for several generations to come. The irony is that whilst PM Lee Hsien Loong and his venal ministers are pocketing millions of dollars from taxpayers’ money, the hmanitarian or inhumantarian Lee Hsien Loong showed his ugly feature in his downright refusal to raise the poverty level pensions of civil servants who retired more than thirty years ago and receiving the same pension whilst the cost of living is rising from time to time. If he can be described as humanitarian then the epithet should be changed to something more suitable to his sadistic character. He is as humnanitarian as his infamous father.

May God bless him.

 

Yoong Siew Wah

* The author was the director of Singapore’s Internal Security Department from 1971 to 1974. Before that, he was the director of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB). Mr Yoong is now retired and blogs at Singapore Recalcitrant.

 

 

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22 Responses to “The egregious saga of Ho Ching”

  • Terrible !!:

    Mr Yoong, good articulation. Thank you for being a true Singaporean.

    Karma is at their door steps now, for all those who benefitted with million dollar salaries, when most Singaporeans are making ends to meet in the most expensive cities in the world.

    Just watch, in next few weeks these rich people will be exposed as they commit more mistakes in manging this Covid crisis.

    The 70% of blind sheep population have started to wake up, as their lives and their children’s future are being disrupted. Our daily lives at our offices are mostly determined by foreigners who are new Citizens, PRs or WP holders.

    Our children are daily facing this “colonial rule” by foreigners as we are being treated as 2nd class citizens in our own country.

    Never to vote for PAP !!

    Also, Singaporeans must never let any dishonorable son to become the next Minister Mentor, who will continue to rule us as 2nd class citizens.

    Singaporeans please wake up, for God’s sake.

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  • Flabbergasted:

    Singaporeans, please give AMK to the opposition.

    Let justice take its course.

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  • MarBowling:

    Would like to add another interpretation to the Holee Name: Ho Ching

    Ho = Abundant(River)Water aka Abundant Money aka in Cantonese Tai Pah Sui

    Ching = CLEAR and CLEAN UP EVERYTHING aka SaBu EVERYTHING aka WALLOP EVERYTHING including the BONES!

    So her Holee Name mean ALL OUR ABUNDANT MONEY(RESERVES AND TAXPAYERS HARD EARNED MONEY)Kenna CLEAR, CLEAN, SABU AND WALLOP UNTIL KOSONG!

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  • So insulting!:

    How can you say their asset is $100 million? It is so insulting, derisorily insulting!

    Just one salary is already $100 million a year! Ok, not $100 million, maybe $99 million or $300 million.

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  • Top Money for Top Talents:

    Dear Yoong Siew Wah,
    Politics is not a walk in the park you know, it is a matter of lives and death.

    Let me remind you that you are just a expendable piece like everyone else.

    You are already marching towards sunset, so better spend your time with your grandson.

    We PAP pay top money for top talent and had quality people on top.

    Our founding father LKY had said it well and I quote him:
    https://sgforums.com/forums/10/topics/304875/

    “And we are meritocratic; we pay top money for top talent, both local and foreign. In other words we have quality people right on top,” said Mr Lee

    So, do not worry for us PAP and shut up.

    GE2020.PAP.Guarantee.Win.All
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster.
    Workers must accept wage sacrifices to keep businesses going.

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  • No need Auditors:

    Spoilt by the 70%.
    SG has room for improvement by at least 70%.
    These are obstacles retarding sg

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  • Dhanabalan:

    where is dhanabalan who boss carriedly recommended and oversee her appointment?

    Did he do this as a joke to Sinkies inorder to do him in after getting a tight slap?

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  • NotMyProblem:

    “Never to vote for PAP !!

    Also, Singaporeans must never let any dishonorable son to become the next Minister Mentor, who will continue to rule us as 2nd class citizens.

    Singaporeans please wake up, for God’s sake.”

    @Terrible; don’t wait for Mr. Karma to save Singapore, Singaporeans must do it themselves. By the time Mr. Karma arrives, it may be too late for us.

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  • Yes:

    Flabbergasted:
    Singaporeans, please give AMK to the opposition.

    Let justice take its course.

    Yes …. VTO for a better and fair Singapore

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  • Realistically:

    @ Yoong Siew Wah

    “Both husband and wife are filthy rich and may have assests in the region of $100 million which can see them through their luxrious living for several generations to come.”

    I doubt if you (and many others, including the so-called (fake) oppos understand the realities of politics in what I would say in this FIEFDOM.

    $100 million probably grossly under-estimates the amount of wealth directly paid to the emperor without clothes, even b4 his wife was made CEO of TH, since he became a junior Minister in the mid-1980′s.

    Add his inheritance from his parents, and the amount would be mind boggling. Even Shanmugam said that he would probably be worth $100 million if he had continued in private practice.

    Note the figure the emperor without clothes got for transferring/selling 38 Oxley Road to his brother – $50 million, which, if my memory is correct he had donated to charity.

    @ Flabbergasted:
    May 10, 2020 at 10:20 am (Quote)

    “Singaporeans, please give AMK to the opposition.”

    I believe I was the FIRST to call on the voters of Ang Mo Kio GRC to vote OUT the emperor without clothes and his fellow team members contesting the AMK GRC, whereas most if not ALL people just say VTO of ALL the PAPie contestants.

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  • Last Min GE:

    Why Prof Ma?
    Fear of Exposed Bad News?

    If pushed to the deadLine,
    And a Big Fat mother of all Bad News exploded, will it cost him?

    Better earlier than later?

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  • Ah Ha:

    Rumor has it that she (Ho Ching) was THE mentor for Meghan Markle wife of the unich Prince Harry and for sure she either had a good teacher or learned a lot from little input, hubbies, hummm birds of a feather perhaps..in any event both wives have greatly increased their personal well being via the alter..

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  • Ease the CB:

    Flabbergasted:
    Singaporeans, please give AMK to the opposition.

    Let justice take its course.

    Flabbergasted:
    Singaporeans, please give AMK to the opposition.

    Let justice take its course.

    We just need one GRC taken down to effect a referendum of sorts.

    Hope JT be reassigned to AMK to keep her from saboing HSK Tampines GRC

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  • trublu:

    Our govt does not believe in helping the poor but the govt believes in ENRICHING THE RICH in Sg.

    Tax the poor,$ubsidise the RICH!

    THIS IS OUR PAPple credo.
    If you dont like it,WHY INSIST ON VOTING FIR US?
    DAFT!

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  • Went to Japan:

    If you include what he inherited from his dad and also their stakes in most GLCs plus the $99M pay every year, their total assets not few hundred millions for sure.

    It runs to billions.

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  • is there justice in pap land ?:

    So insulting!:
    How can you say their asset is $100 million? It is so insulting, derisorily insulting!

    Just one salary is already $100 million a year! Ok, not $100 million, maybe $99 million or $300 million.

    they say drama depicts real life.

    so true.

    during this CB period, CB mean chee and bye in Hokkien, we rewatched the Kdrama Defendant via Netflix.

    in the Kdrama, those in power are corrupt as hell. from judges to prosecutors to jail wardens. during coffee shop talk before pap CB, it is often said Kdrama judges no different from pap ones especially the agc ones, Kdrama prosecutors no different from the cpib ones, Kdrama wardens no different from the spf ones.

    so true.

    But as it is always with Kdrama which depicts real life, there is this one special Korean who bucks the trend and puts to jail the powerfully connected. In the Kdrama defendant, the hero was even jailed before he escaped and finally put the wrong doer to jail. we are happy to say in pap Singapore, we have heroes in our midst too despite current pap abuse of power with churi S$m.

    who are these Singaporean heroes? Well, no need to ask. They don’t exist in pap camp.

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  • Harder Truths:

    $G citizens are too scared of everything and anything. They are terrified if the pappy circus goes away the island will literally sink. Their motto for the last 55 years has been “Better The Devil You Know”.

    Some citizens truly believe in the pappies – I have met them. Others believe they cannot survive hard times, even if it means they have to give up more and more, to them it is always better than the alternative. You cannot reason with people like that.

    Do not believe simple things going wrong can change such people quickly. There has to be a real life-changing crisis that challenges their existence. The pandemic is the first of a number of crises overlapping each other. The economic depression that is already here will redefine $ingapore.

    Whether the locals survive or get wiped out in the process is another matter. If anyone think being $ingaporean means something they need to find out the hard way.

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  • Heeheehee we're a caste apart!:

    RE: “It tintillates the imagination to watch how long the PAP government can beguile the citizens with their intransigence. They may get away with it with some of the more gullible Singaporeans and may be encouraged to persist in their shenanigan but I think there must come a time for them to relent.”

    An arrow shot straight & true from a loyal Knight of the Republic.

    In local parlance: “Ong Tao ka Ong Boo see beh Kiasi Kiasu Kanasai.”

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  • Sojoürner of Truth:

    Interesting comparison, I must say. Always funny and sad to read the delusional commentary of our local Commies. The paradig of Chinese Communist party and its governance has been set by Deng Xiaping “it doesn’t matter whether cat is black or white so long it catches the mice.” …hahaha. I know nothing about Jiang Qing. But I do know a lot of Free Market Brutalists here who believe that anything “good for the poor” is bad for business. Time to cry “Gulag”! – thinking about workers dormitories.

    Evil Mao might be no longer around to rebuke party and society to suit the personal whims and goals of communist party elite, but in so far as the elite control over state apparatus is concerned, whenever its threatened by perceived enemies, within party or beyond, the thoughts of Mao, or Confucius, seer, or philosopher aka Minister of spins, if suited to consolidate power and influence would continue to be invoked selectively, to the demands of expediency.

    Although Mao was responsible for the disastrous policies of the ‘Great Leap Forward’ and the ‘Cultural Revolution’, his place in
    history is indisputable. As history shows, demagogues and disasters can arise in all ideological guises, including the “free market.”

    Since many of the worker hardships, corrupt practices, inequalities, and “urgent challenges” arose directly from experimental capitalism, there is nothing to indicate that they are best fixed by more of the same. Nor does the idea that capitalism necessitates democracy hold much water these days. And to imply that there is a return to Mao precisely is the kind of logic that led the Central Intelligence Agency operatives to target nuns as “communists.”

    This article seems to suggest a false dichotomy fallacy. Which is better/worse, religious oppression or totalitarianism? I just want to add some nuances here, and have no intention to defend Mao at all.

    Mao’s wife Jiang Qing, including Liu Shaoqi, the third-ranking leader. They all watched Laurel and Hardy movies together.

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  • Alberto Lim:

    Both their credibility are diminishing by the days.

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  • Terrible !!:

    “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

    ― Abraham Lincoln

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  • AristoCATs - 1 kind?:

    “Ho Ching may be tempted to emulate the the radical feminism of Jiang Qing”
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    On Mr Pink –
    “If he can be described as humanitarian then the epithet should be changed to something more suitable to his sadistic character. He is as humnanitarian as his infamous father.”
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    No wonder we all suffer due to AristoCATs inbreeding !
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    Remember the Ballot Box!

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