President Halimah Yacob is aware of the size of Singapore’s reserves?

Mdm President

I have read on page A8 of the Straits Times of 6 June 20 that President Halimah Yacob is aware of the size of Singapore’s reserves and had given her approval for the draw on it.

I was, however, surprised to also read in the same story that Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said that the President has access to the information about the size of our reserves. He further cited Article 22F of the Constitution that the President is entitled to any information regarding the reserves for the purpose of exercising her constitutional functions.

All the above sounded very impressive until people remember the late President Ong Teng Cheong and his 56 man years answer.

Many older Singaporeans must still remember that when the late President Ong Teng Cheong asked the then Goh Chok Tong government about the size of our reserves to also enable him to exercise his constitutional functions, he was told among other things that the government needed 56 men years to give him the answer! Yes, the 56 men years answer was given to him by the Goh Chok Tong government.

I ask how could any right thinking citizen swallow that meekly when our beloved and truly elected President was treated that shabbily by an arrogant pap government?

As a citizen, I ask myself why the huge disparity between the attitudes accorded to the 2 presidents by the governments from the same political party? What is even more insulting is that the late President Ong was truly elected by the citizens whereas Halimah Yacob was more or less a “selected” one only.

To be honest, how could anybody expects anybody to trust the competence of somebody to fully comprehend the intricacies of the drawing on our reserves when that person didn’t even know very, very basic cost of living issue such as fish cost more than chicken? What more Halimah Yacob was a former labour mp. I stress, a former Labour MP, no less!
Drawing on our reserves is not child’s play. Our national reserves have been very, very disciplinary and painstakingly accumulated over the decades by generations of Singaporeans.

In my straightforward talking manner, I would rather Heng SK presented his drawing on our reserves case to only those eminent members of the Presidential Council and for them to decide or to put it to a vote than to that didn’t know fish cost more than chicken president, gave it a twist and semblance of credibility.

I am confident that our citizens should be matured enough to understand that substance is more important than style, anyday. Think.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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31 Responses to “President Halimah Yacob is aware of the size of Singapore’s reserves?”

  • Asd:

    I think muppet miss piggy pocket is full of money

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  • More secured now:

    Now feel more secured since our President know our full reserve already unlike President OTC.Must be a lot.
    Now only have to wait for the $100B to be distributed to every Citizen…
    Heard it is more than $23,000 per person …better than strike lottery.
    But some say they don’t even received $1000..true or not?

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  • trublu:

    Of course,fish cost less than *chicken*, at least some kind of *chucken*,eh?

    Halimah is not AN ELECTED president who FIRST AND FOREMOST,SERVE the peoPLE’s intrests; she is THE ERECTED PRESIDENT WHO SERVE THE PAPple?

    What more can we say?
    I am sure she can tell the DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BILLIONS N millions,between a BILLION AND 100 BILLION?
    ALL PAPple are excellent at COUNTING MONEY N EVEN BETTER AT COLLECTING MONEY FROM PEASANT SGS.

    SHE,THE ERECTED PRESIDENY MUST ALSO HAVE THE COMMAND OF ENGLISH TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN LOCALS N PRs or at least LOCAL CITIZENS N LICAL PRs?

    If not,she should humbly step down.
    Msk Chik Halimah mak bodoh sahaja untuk SURVIVAL SENDIRI???

    TIAP-TIAP ORANG SINGApura pun mahu CHARI MAKAN LAH?

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  • John Richards:

    She has no financial qualifications. Isn’t even a malay and only qualified because somebody was desperate to hire ‘jaga pantat’ for the government.

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  • Flabbergasted:

    I think go toilet also must ask permission.

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  • Dun Bluff Mi U Tink I 2pid?:

    She doesn’t need to know how much in the reserves.

    She only needs to know how much zeros in her bank account and “feel rich” when she looks at her CPF statement. Do milo advertisements.. Smile for camera.. Bake cookies.. Yup that’s all for a $1.68mil part time job. Isn’t life too good for these bunch of monkeys?

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  • The emperor's makcik:

    Depends what the fish we’re talking about; if they’re headless chickens that flush down well with Milo lah. So charming naive like mee siam mai hum leh.

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  • Went to Japan:

    She is just pretending she knows but she is just signing on a blank cheque….

    $2M a year being a rubber stamp.

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  • NotmyPresident#:

    Shameless woman who became a Malay overnight because of greed. She is a total insult to all Singaporeans.

    I can’t believe how she can go to sleep every night without any conscious feelings of eating free from taxpayer money.

    Karma will visit her soon.

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  • opposition dude:

    Don’t worry about whether Halimah knows the size of the reserves or not, I take with a huge dose of salt when PAP says something. You can see that she won’t reveal the size to Singaporeans anyway, prefering to have the same stance as PAP.

    What is more important now is for the election date to be announced.

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  • Samuel slS:

    Talk is cheap. Heng can say whatever he likes, he knows no one can challenge him. Halimah is so lucky that she was given ALL details when Ong T C was not. Well at least she saved her presidency. If Heng said is true if means our reserves have indeed shrinked sharply as it can be counted within her president time, very very much less than 56 man years!

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Indian Malay-President is aware of the reserve as she is aware that she was {S}elected.

    56 man-year passes very quickly in our Malay-President in the Istana.

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  • Puki Mat:

    Bodoh

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  • Puki Mat:

    I meant the bodoh @ MacRitchie

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    Simon, I Repeat…

    “DECEIT is the Name of The Game”…The Evil Master is Dead but the Idiotic son is at the Helm…

    even the seat warmer as PM was NOT given the Keys to the Vault… Halima??? toothless Harimau lah!!!

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  • Very suspicious:

    Cannot say a definite “yes”, must beat around the bush. Very suspicious.

    Example.
    Q: Do you know how much your wife earns?
    A: I have access to her DBS bank account. I know her CDP share list. Whenever I ask, she would tell me (to mind my own business).

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  • trublu:

    From HOW SHE ANYHOW OK DIPPING INTO RESERVES BY HSK THAT ONLY BENEFITS JOBLESS OLDER SGS WITH $700 N MUCH MORE FOR EVEN PRs/FTs,ot is clear she is UNFIT FOR DUTY.

    WHAT KIND OF *KEY* IS SHE TO OUR HARDEARNED RESERVES?

    NO QUESTIONS ASKED,JUST YES SSIR,YES SIR,THANKS FOR ERECTING ME TO THIS HIGHLY PAID JOB.
    IF YOU WANT TO STEAL MORE RESERVES,JUST LET ME KNOW.

    I AM READY N ALWAYS AT YOUR SERVICE???

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  • Check and Balance president?:

    “We value virtue but do not discuss it. The honest book-keeper, the faithful wife, & the earnest scholar get little of our attention compared to the embezzler, the tramp, the cheat.”

    - John Steinbeck

    The “Contrary Virtues” were derived from the Psychomachia (“Battle for the Soul”), an epic poem written by Prudentius c. 410AD. Practicing these virtues is understood to protect one’s soul against temptation towards the Seven Deadly Sins: Hence, humility goes against arrogance, kindness versus envy, abstinence versus gluttony, chastity versus lust, patience versus anger, generosity versus greed, and diligence versus sloth.

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  • Ahlim:

    We,clueless on reserve.Anyway covid may be the answer to how much are our reserves.

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  • Aware:

    KNOW OR AWARE!

    AWARE ……NO USE…….LAME DUCK AND UPRIGHT DUCK………WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?

    So how much? 100 b 200 300 billion…….how many man years you want oldcock?

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  • Don't worry lah:

    Don’t worry lah..
    Can spend some more…
    Our president know how much we have…
    Must thank our PG and MG…who are suffering because of the Virus and CB.
    They have little cash to survive…must work hard after the CB again.

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  • oxygen:

    PEASANTS BEWARE – the world has changed in the digital era. Online social media taught a lot of informed awareness of realities but CROOKS GOT ADAPTIVE AND MULTIPLIED OF THEIR CHICANERY too.

    Politicians tell wholesale lies or half truth if wholesale lies can’t be sold. Bank/financial institutions caught red-handed won’t reply your written complaint of their mischief, instead, get customer service to call up and lie to you even further in cover-up – knowing that yo can’t discover all their crooked ways and haven’t got the time to challenge.

    Telecom services call up customers to “upgrade” their products consumed BUT LEAVING OUT THE UNDISCLOSED DECEPTION embedded and hidden in contract in those “enhanced” offering.

    IF VOTERS/CONSUMERS ARE STILL TRUSTING OF GOVERNMENTS AND ESTABLISHMENT INSTITUTIONS AND ACCEPT WHAT THEY ARE TOLD OF BLINDFOLDED REALITY, they deserves what they got of payback/return.

    TRUST NO ESTABLISHMENTS BUT YOUR OWN SELF-PRESERVATION INSTINCT.

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  • why suffered in silence:

    Our country should be called Land of the Sheep, whereby citizens behave like sheeps waiting to be slaughtered. Beside the forever unknown reserves to our CPF, elected President,POFMA,high cost of living,etc the list goes on. Majority of the citizens are meek, submissive,gullible and are apprehensive to express their views let alone their rights. When will these sheeps wake up from their slumber, your guess is as good as mine

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  • Billyma:

    This PAP president may or may not know how much is the reserve.

    But one thing for sure, she knows how much she’s paid for doing basically nothing.

    Everybody knows how & why she is where she is now.
    I suspect she knows it very well too.
    She buy into it totally otherwise she won’t accept this PAP appointment in the first place.

    She’s happy getting that fat check every month. That’s what matters.

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  • Jokers:

    The criteria list for a President is such a big joke.

    Must have $1 billion management experience. Otherwise, a high class time keeper experience also can. Bloody joke, right?

    John Richards:
    She has no financial qualifications. Isn’t even a malay and only qualified because somebody was desperate to hire ‘jaga pantat’ for the government.

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  • Pioneer:

    I think the papresiden doesn’t know the amount$$$ in SG reserves, and possible papresiden never be bothered to ask or find out from the papayas. This is unlike our truly People’s and ELECTED President who would question the papayas about the reserves he supposed to save guard, but was told it would take 56 men years to produce !! You see the difference now, one is ELECTED whilst the other, SELECTED.

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  • Madam Presidente':

    Not Malay, not elected, not financially trained—not qualified.
    She did not get a Single vote from Singaporeans.
    Parachuted, like all the paper-Generals.
    Most expensive rubber stamp in the Universe.
    Her only skill—know how to ask–’Where do I sign?’
    Why do people sell their soul for money?
    In this life get despised, in next life—what next life?

    Went to Japan:
    She is just pretending she knows but she is just signing on a blank cheque….

    $2M a year being a rubber stamp.

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  • AristoCATs - No Qs - Safe !:

    The “Indian turned Malay” prez knows history.
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    Look at Prez Ong Teng Cheong
    taking responsibility by asking for Reserves info?
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    The AristoCATs abandoned him. . .
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    Even, State Funeral was denied of him.
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    Halibut decides – No Q – Hi salary safe !
    -
    We Remember the Ballot Box !

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  • Flabbergasted (1):

    She is 100% no backbone nor morals. Money is her motivation. Shame she has gone. So what do we plebians do…VTO. It’s coming soon..do your part..VTO

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  • Lalafishter:

    It is amazing after all these decades of PAP’s explicit lies, deceit and hypocrisy, singaporean still believe in PAP’s bullshit.

    Must be the eight wonder of the world !

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  • Use wisely the reserve:

    Only hope the reserve which is build on the blood and sweat of the PG and MG
    be use wisely and prudently.
    Please ensure it only help those companies and individual that need it.Especially our poor Citizens that badly need support.It should not be waste on those that don’t need it.
    Please make sure our officers are proactive to look out for those who for some reason will missed the support they need.Please give them timely and adequate support to survive this critical period.

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