If an NDP can turn adversity into triumph, the government can also turn COVID-19 failure into success

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen shared on Facebook on May 20 that “true to our Singapore Spirit, this year’s NDP will turn an adversity into triumph.”

He sounds more like a magician than a Defence Minister.

Sounds truly miraculous, doesn’t it?

Just like that, a National Day Parade can turn adversity, the collective distress and hardship of a country, into a national triumph.

What planet is the Minister coming from?

But that declaration from the Minister is not surprising at all.

Make no bones about it, when the eye of the storm has passed and the COVID-19 situation turns calmer, the government will seek to regain the initiative.

It will sound the drumbeat and rally Singaporeans round the flag. It will declare that Singapore has successfully overcome its greatest challenge since independence.

The message will be that SG United has emerged stronger – as one people, one nation, we defeated the virus.

All failings and shortcomings will be swept under the carpet.

There will be plenty of thank-yous, to add to the many thank-yous already dished out.

But there will not be a single sorry.

Too cynical? Or entirely plausible?

It is widely believed one eye on the election left the government with one foot – perhaps even two feet – off the pedal in the COVID-19 fight.

But instead of paying a price for its failings, what if the ruling People’s Action Party were to instead profit from the pandemic?

Although many of us would flinch from such a possibility, it is indeed more more than a possibility, it could even be a probability.

When a general election is called, the government will stress that it needs a fresh mandate, the stronger the better, so that it can forge ahead with the people to overcome the challenges.

The government is perfectly capable of trying to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

It will be left to the people to decide if they can pull it off successfully.

 

Augustine Low

 

 

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23 Responses to “If an NDP can turn adversity into triumph, the government can also turn COVID-19 failure into success”

  • Oon:

    Ng Eng Hen is trying to sell s*ake oil. He thinks Sinkies are stupid. Look at flypast , sings NDP songs and people become happy, forget pandemic disaster. Pure baloney!!

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  • Mee:

    Realistically, very excellently elucidated by Augustine. The PAP will claim victory even when they messed up big time. But trust daft Sinkies to buy their shit.

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  • Bernard:

    VOTE THEM OUT.
    Less words, ACTION NOW

    No Transparency and Accountability.
    Just like
    (1) Tin Cans locked up by SAR, HK, China
    (2) Death of Servicemen etc..

    More oppositions to establish a true CHECK & BALANCE for FULL Accountability and not allow Leegalised pilferage and wasting Citizens National Reserves.

    Eradicate all “WAYANGS” and regain Singapore’s once truly past glory by G1 government.

    Thank you.
    God bless

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  • Straight "A"s Marlboro Tan:

    the 70% ( 90% dafts before) wholesale buy into this same and old technique every 5 years. The dafts and their descendents will remain dafts forever.

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  • trublu:

    Dorm-spread shows clearly LACK OF CARE AND DUE DILIGENCE.
    it demonstrates how GREED N SELFISHNESS cause hardship for others n umtimately,to oneself.
    The RICH N POWERFOOL$ NOW HAVE TO FACE THEIR OWN MUSIC as well.

    Dr HEN is talking COCK again.
    Now,here is a small riddle.

    What does the HEN says to the COCK early in the morning when it crows,” What to do,what to do?!
    HEN replied,” Fark,fiack,,fiack,fiack,fiack*?

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  • Crow:

    Ng Eng Hen crows like a chicken. He forgot that not everyone is like him, living in an ivory tower. He can think that NDP can turn adversity into triumph, means he has become a charlatan and a con artist.

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  • PAP is Doomed:

    Augustine, you are spot on with this sentence below :
    // It will declare that Singapore has successfully overcome its greatest challenge since independence //

    This is how PAP has been brainwashing Singaporeans all these years.

    The Mother of Karma has befallen on PAP this year and this karma has unleashed the worse disaster to the PAP machinery, which is in shambles now under the 4G LEEdership.

    Singaporeans are more convinced now than ever, after losing PMET jobs to foreigners, to become jobless, Grab Drivers or food deliverers.

    Dark clouds are hovering above PAP for this coming election and for sure their OWN Lightning will strike them hard, with huge election losses and at least 2 GRCs will be going to the Opposition camp.

    Singaporeans have woken up. Thanks to the Covid crisis, which exposed PAP’s incompetence and weak LEEdership. The 4G team is in crisis mode and fighting for it’s life in ICU.

    Day has come for PAP to lose at least 2 more GRCs and a few SMCs.

    Singaporeans will not accept any dishonorable son to be next Minister Mentor, whoever it be.

    Save Singapore. Vote for Opposition !!

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  • Not up to the task!:

    Yawn…..

    Ownself console ownself.

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  • MarBowling:

    CHICKEN HEN has been hiding in his COOP for quite a while. Like his old fox colleague, $8Cow, he opens the BIG CB Mouth only when necessary and only when the topic is under his purview! Unlike his Wet-behind the ears colleague, HK Chan aka Bugs Bunny Chan who OPENS his BIG CB Mouth as if he KNOWS Everything under the Sun, BOTH these old foxes have been keeping QUIET like church mouse, no sound no shadow until it’s HIDE oops HIGH Time for them to POP their head out! Anyway, THINK it’s time for CHICKEN HEN(buyer of expensive Made in USA TOYS costing $billions of taxpayers’ money)and $8Cow(advocate of Hara-Kiri for EVERYONE except his OWN KIND)to STEP DOWN and RETIRE for the GOOD and BENEFITS of SinKapore!

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  • oxygen:

    THE PANDEMIC ASIDE, the bigger continuing nightmare is the BROKEN LEE-jiapore ECONOMY in a broken globalisation world (desperately needing repair in itself) needing major structural surgery for survival (if successful) or extinction (if restructuring failed again).

    Our stagnated broken economy have not changed in any significant way in the last 10 decades post GFC and part of the rest of the world did. In the de-globalisation world the contingencies relevant for our survival is different.

    And PAPpypolitics/PAPpynomics 3Gs are hopeless economic managers/asset builders even worst as asset traders. They are totally blinded by their humonguous paycheck of their own invention/construction.

    If voters refuse to wake up AND CHANGE, IT IS GONE for certainty in my judgment.

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  • what cock?:

    Adversity into triumph!??
    What cock is this hen ‘cocking’ about!!

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  • oxygen:

    NDP IS JUST GLAMORISED ENERGISED SELF-ADULATION of a small moment of pride of a long gone past. Reality of hardship and struggles in the heartland of a disintegrating economy is staring in our faces.

    Prolonged much harder times lie ahead. Those highly-leveraged will be gone. The defeated survivors will learn that bad political choices has untold consequences. They will learn humility ditch fantasy dreams found only in Hollywood movies, maybe, and rediscovery of inner hidden strength on how to stage a comeback (failing which they will vanquish too) in a much more tougher economic environment ahead.

    Deny it if you will and lives on PAPpyolitics/PAPpynomics fake utopia dreams.

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  • Asd:

    I think just replay the past recorded parade on tv la same old pony and puppy show for your ft United to see

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  • Mussolini, il Duce:

    Benito Mussolini would be proud of the Bargain Hen.
    Every single tax-wasting NDP have been used by papigs/SAF to do what Il Duce did in Fascist Italy or Kim’s NKorea.
    That is why recently Trump tried to bring back parades.
    All dictatorship use the same playbook.
    When you screwed-up bigTime you try to divert attention.
    Papigs–if you wanted to unite a nation—-do not use
    1.Graduate Mother Policy,
    2.Vote-me-for Lift Upgrade
    3.Demonise all alternative politicians.
    4.Label your opponents, Marxsists, Communists, Foreign Agents, ad infinitum
    The year is 2020, not 1959.
    The populace have grown up, have you!

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  • Do more:

    Do more for the poor ,needy and the jobless.
    Many are suffering financially…

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    COVID-19 proved that PAP is a “spent force” (again). Singaporeans should indeed turn the adversity into triumph by throwing out the PAP and burying it with LKY. Let LKY take his party with him to the grave.

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  • Ownself looks after ownself:

    MarBowling:
    CHICKEN HEN has been hiding in his COOP for quite a while. Like his old fox colleague, $8Cow, he opens the BIG CB Mouth only when necessary and only when the topic is under his purview! Unlike his Wet-behind the ears colleague, HK Chan aka Bugs Bunny Chan who OPENS his BIG CB Mouth as if he KNOWS Everything under the Sun, BOTH these old foxes have been keeping QUIET like church mouse, no sound no shadow until it’s HIDE oops HIGH Time for them to POP their head out! Anyway, THINK it’s time for CHICKEN HEN(buyer of expensive Made in USA TOYS costing $billions of taxpayers’ money)and $8Cow(advocate of Hara-Kiri for EVERYONE except his OWN KIND)to STEP DOWN and RETIRE for the GOOD and BENEFITS of SinKapore!

    Ah hen and unholy cow have learned to play smart and quiet away from the current shit storm, lest kena sweared and cursed during their T rex fiasco and mrt massive breakdowns.

    Hehe… let the younger clowns ah chan, Jojo and lanlan wong face the music.

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  • opposition dude:

    “When a general election is called, the government will stress that it needs a fresh mandate, the stronger the better, so that it can forge ahead with the people to overcome the challenges.”

    This can go both ways though. PAP can tell us they need this and that and that the recession is coming and blah blah blah. But if the feeling on the ground is that they have mishandled the pandemic spectacularly then things could get real sour for PAP too.

    You can sweep all your mistakes under the carpet but should voters have a negative perception of your party and don’t feel confident in you then it’s all for naught.

    PAP needs to be shown another crystal clear signal from voters once again, the last one sent in 2011 has all been forgotten. Let us show more good for nothing and utterly shit straight up useless ministers the exit door, we shouldn’t be paying their obscene salaries since they aren’t even mediocre.

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  • Crony Hen's N.D.P.:

    Sure thing …. Pappilee’s Narcissistic Double-Dealing Party can even produce the illusion of Heaven for you when they’re well gone down the filthy rich road to Hell.

    “I would rather be a little nobody, than to be an evil somebody …. There is something so ludicrous in promises of good or threats of evil a great way off, as to render the whole subject with which they are talking about easily turned into ridicule.”

    - Abraham Lincoln

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  • Harder Truths:

    Augustine

    The 70% of locals are brainless and ballsless. Do not expect anything different at the next GE.

    Just be prepared for the Greatest Depression the world has ever seen, even bigger than the 1930′s. No one in $G is ready for this. But it is coming nonetheless.

    If you can live through the coming years of government incompetency, more FT taking over the island and are still able to live without going hungry then consider yourself lucky.

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  • not confident now eh?:

    CCS said not enough time now to prepare for GE..due to time spending on CV19.
    afraid ?
    for sure theyll hold it next year when the pandemic subsides and then PAP can boast of the “great work” they did.
    so folks dont get brainwashed.
    heaven knows we been so,for the last 50 yrs under this regime!

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  • Dr. Chan:

    This is really how Commie state works.

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  • PAP is Doomed:

    ” true to our Singapore Spirit, this year’s NDP ” — This pure BS !!

    PAP Ministers are pro-FT. CECA is a killer for all Singaporeans to lose our jobs.

    There is NO MORE true Singaporean spirit. NDP has been a propaganda machine for PAP all these years.

    The NDP is a show for FT, PR and New Citizens to celebrate. Native Singaporean have no time for such propaganda event.

    The 70% sheep population and PAP IB has been silenced and ashamed for themselves as they see their friends, family members and relatives are sufferings from job loss, while Foreigners are taking over their jobs.

    PAP will suffer it’s biggest defeat in the coming election.

    PAP is doomed and no more relevant. The 4G team of Ministers is a complete wash out.

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