It’s hair-raising and spine-chilling that our Trade and Industry Minister thinks that cotton comes from sheep

The Trade and Industry Minister was trying to make the point that Singapore cannot survive without international trade.

But he only succeeded in making us scratch our heads and wonder whether he knows that he is exposing himself to ridicule and mockery.

Chan Chun Sing was making the illustration that surgical masks could not be wholly produced in Singapore because there are parts that have to be procured elsewhere, such as cotton. Giving a sardonic snigger, he drove home the message that we “don’t have too many sheep in Singapore to produce cotton.”

Now, cotton obviously comes from cotton plants, native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, found largely in India, Egypt, Africa and the Americas.

Wool, on the other hand, is a natural fibre that comes from sheep.

If our Trade and Industry Minister doesn’t know the difference between cotton and wool, we have to be very afraid.

While we can see the humour in it, this is not a time for laughter. It ought to give us the creeps and scare the crap out of us.

 

Augustine Low

 

 

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26 Responses to “It’s hair-raising and spine-chilling that our Trade and Industry Minister thinks that cotton comes from sheep”

  • Straight "A"s Marlboro Tan:

    dont be surprised having been sheltered whole life in some elite school, CHan turned out that way

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Ok, we don’t have materials to make masks because Singapore needs to import materials.

    What about other countries, like Taiwan, S Korea, Japan, Malaysia etc can produce the masks?

    (Scratching my head) but Singapore doesn’t has steel, sand and cement, why we have so many buildings?

    Minister Chan also asked Singaporeans, where eggs come from and where hens come from!!! Like we are P1 kids!!!

    I just like to remind him, eggs not only come from hens. All female birds and reptiles lay eggs too.

    Maybe he should ask Minister Teo, how big a space required to make babies.

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  • I can't breathe!:

    Yes we produce neither cotton nor sheep.

    BUT we produce lots of paper generals and moron millisters.

    Agree, quickly kee chiu!

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  • Gabra king:

    Alamak, not even as a frontline medical doctor or worker.

    Cannot think clearly and speak properly after losing some sleep.

    What happens if Sg kena attack, can this paper general lead us to defend? May mistaken own soldiers as enemies after losing some sleep.

    Hello, can’t you handle it?

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  • Useless millisters:

    No wonder gahman die die don’t want to telecast live parliowment proceedings!

    These $millions idiots can’t speak and debate on their feet. They need prepared scripts to read like news readers on TV.

    KNNBCCB

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  • Traineeship From PAP ?:

    In todays’s paper PAP is introducing two new schemes before the coming GE.

    1) Recruiting about 1,000 unemployed people to teach hawkers in the Hawker Centre, wet market and coffee shops how to use the handphone for digital payment. These 1,000 people will also teach our ubcles and aunties how to go digital. A very dood idea from the PAP.

    2) Recruiting recent Graduates from ITE, Polytechnics and the Universities to do Traineeship with the various companies via SG United. The private companies don’t mind becos it is another source of cheap labor. Another very good idea from the PAP.

    However if you think properly, the GE is coming very soon and the PAP cannot afford to have many unemployed retrenched people or recent Graduates who cannot find work now and who will definitely vote against the PAP in the coming GE.

    So by doing this action, these unemployed people will be kept busy and will be distracted from thinking about politics and will help the PAP get better result.

    So citizens of Singapore, do not fall for this trick by the PAP. Make sure you think aboit all the nonsense that the PAP has done and vote against the PAP.

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  • Baa, baa, black sheep:

    Uncle almost fell on the chair when I read it!

    Our neighbour 90 years old Dr M whose mind and tongue are still sharp as ever would put CCS to utter embarrassment.

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  • Temp jobs:

    Traineeship From PAP ?:
    In todays’s paper PAP is introducing two new schemes before the coming GE.

    1) Recruiting about 1,000 unemployed people to teach hawkers in the Hawker Centre, wet market and coffee shops how to use the handphone for digital payment. These 1,000 people will also teach our ubcles and aunties how to go digital. A very dood idea from the PAP.

    2) Recruiting recent Graduates from ITE, Polytechnics and the Universities to do Traineeship with the various companies via SG United. The private companies don’t mind becos it is another source of cheap labor. Another very good idea from the PAP.

    However if you think properly, the GE is coming very soon and the PAP cannot afford to have many unemployed retrenched people or recent Graduates who cannot find work now and who will definitely vote against the PAP in the coming GE.

    So by doing this action, these unemployed people will be kept busy and will be distracted from thinking about politics and will help the PAP get better result.

    So citizens of Singapore, do not fall for this trick by the PAP. Make sure you think aboit all the nonsense that the PAP has done and vote against the PAP.

    These jobs/traineeship permanent or not?

    After winning erection, you mati your problem.

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  • Soh:

    More like the expression of a house owner seeing it house ceiling flew off the house.

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  • A slip of the tongue again:

    You see the pappy $water$ existentialist nodding: “When you’re inducted into Sinchiapor Hall of Fame, we make even sheep grow cotton ah …. hehehe just like … your cpf we make our capital you see?”

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  • PAP d problem Not d Solution:

    SG will face serious problems down the road when PAP gets elected this coming GE to form the govt.

    Here’s a so called Minister marked out to be potential leadership positions, explaining a simple production of masks which many people without even pig sense can understand the entire process. But CCS cause a disaster of it in his attempt to, actually trying to BS but slapped at himself.

    5.7 million nightmares dailynites for 365 days X 5 years will haunt each person living in Red Dot – will will probably be defined as SARS-CoV version 2.

    Thank you Cotton Come from Sheep. When the next pandemic come around, you will have a huge stage to redeem yourself.

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  • TUCK WAN:

    How to meet foreign counterparts . They would be implanted in their mind
    C. C. S. = ‘Cotton Comes from Sheep’
    SHAMEFUL !!!
    Worst if he visit Australia.

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  • MarBowling:

    After his latest comical comments that Cotton come from Sheep, and Chicken come from Rotten Egg, Understand folks around SinKapore have come to realize that CCS stand for Cotton Come (from) Sheep!

    Later in trying to justify his honest mistake, he cited lack of sleep.

    THINK he should STOP treating we citizen as 5 year old kid! The GIST of the Matter is the MISHANDLING OF COIVID 19 by the PAPigs especially the TRASH FORCE appointed by Mai Hum to TACKLE and HANDLE the Covid 19 outbreak! period. First it’s the GRAVE SHORTAGE of MASKS in which he chided common folks rushing for masks and essential foodstuffs as xia suays and idiots. Next, it’s the OVERLOOKING of the OVERCROWDED dormitories housing the hundreds of thousands of FWs. THINK he shouldn’t MAKE ANYMORE ATTEMPT to COVER UP or DIVERT citizen’s ATTENTION to their HONEST MISTAKES. CURRENTLY We are NOT INTERESTED whether the MASK are HOLEE MADE in SinKapore or Timbuktu! Or Egg come from the Chicken’s ARS*HOLE! We are MORE INTERESTED IN THE JUSTIFICATION BY THE PAPIGS IN SPENDING $100 Billions of TAXPAYERS’ hard earned money TO COVER UP THEIR HONEST MISTAKES AND WHY THE URGENT NEED TO HOLD THE PANDEMIC ERECTION ASAP! Btw some folks has given excuse for him by saying he has a SLOW BRAIN. Like Simon always say: THINK he is NEITHER a SLOW or FAST BRAIN FELLA. HE IS 100% AND DEFINITELY A BIRD BRAIN! Period.

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  • Asd:

    I think xia suay plus thick skin don’t know educated by which school

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  • Walking on egg shells!:

    “Baa Baa black sheep have you any cotton – no Sir, no Sir, I have wool.
    One for my Master and one for the Dame but none for the people who are crying in vain”! Next time, CCS cannot sleep, just remember to count sheep!

    With this kind of performance, he is walking on egg shells! If you agree – kee Chiu!

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  • Madam President:

    Madam President is always putting his foot in the mouth.
    Was never cut out to be a politician.
    GRC brought in a lot of dud politicians for New Pap; only happen in sinkieland.
    His idiotic, sia suay excuse–not enough sleep.
    Similar to ‘teacher, the puppy eat my homework’.

    I can't breathe!:
    Yes we produce neither cotton nor sheep.

    BUT we produce lots of paper generals and moron millisters.

    Agree, quickly kee chiu!

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  • Not up to the task!:

    Asd:
    I think xia suay plus thick skin don’t know educated by which school

    From Rubbish Institute and sCam bridge.

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  • trublu:

    Hahaha! Yeah,SHEEP HAS COTTON-BALLS?!!!
    LMAO! LOLL!

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  • JT must go!!:

    Whenever kee chiu opens his mouth, there’s very high chance of ownself sia suay ownself.

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  • MarBowling:

    JT must go!!:
    June 1, 2020 at 11:40 pm (Quote)
    Whenever kee chiu opens his mouth, there’s very high chance of ownself sia suay ownself.

    Response: With such a MTI(More Than Idiotic)MINISTER helming a SOOOOOOO Very Impotent and Important Ministry, SinKapore will be in DEEP SHIT. Like Simon always say: THINK his foreign counterparts will JUST put him inside their POCKET wherever and whenever he opens his BIG CB Mouth to discuss Trade Deal with them. Holee shit! Ex-Minister Lim HK was very EFFICIENT and spoke only when necessary!

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Hold your HORSES gentleman & ladies…he meant there are not enough “sheeple” lah!!!

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  • Prime Mover:

    Listen astutely with every slip of the tongue because it may, and i say may, comes from higher wisdom.

    He is right though that we have too many submissive and dumb sheep thats why we have the PAP,and rwligious leaders who sell blessings, men who looks white yes but the pot black is even “whiter” than white

    If you dont understand that you wont know you have been robbed in broad day light and still carry a silly grin on your face like your Prime Mover.

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  • JT satan:

    SG used to have a top performing Jokers called wangsa and yefong comedians.
    Looks like there is hope for a new dynamic duo from a 4th generation to take over the jokers.

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  • Hang man:

    And such a character is in charge of supplies.

    I think we can blindly trust him.

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  • AristoCATs - Different Class !:

    The Boy-General with “high education”.
    He speaks differently from us, the Peasants.
    From “strategy” to “cotton” to “sheep”.

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    70% is always in his mind – the sheep.
    Thus, from CircuitBreak to ShortCircuit.
    -
    Please excuse his inExperience.
    -
    We Remember the Ballot Box !

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  • Joker and Cronyism:

    I first spotted his amazing talent of cracking jokes from his leaked SCCCI audio.
    I thought it was a one time accident.
    Now I am convinced he can quit his day job and be a comedian. But he should find us dynamic duo to perform cross talk stand-up comedy.

    Cream of the cob

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