Singapore Government Under PAP

In looking through my journal recently, I came across a summary of a passenger’s rhetoric on Singapore Government under PAP.

Here is the story in my journal.

January 31, 2019 — I picked up a sixty-something Chinese man in Jurong and drove him to the airport, a thirty-minute ride, at 4 a.m.  He told me he worked for many years as an accountant in various MNC and was leaving Singapore for good. He was joining his son in New Zealand and planned to work part-time or retire there.

“Why are you leaving Singapore for good?,” I asked him.

“I love Singapore, my birthplace but I hate PAP….The f***k.*@%”x! party”.

I was shocked beyond words and almost fell off my driving seat.

Before I could interrupt him in his sudden and long rhetoric that lasted the whole trip, he fished out his cellphone and asked me for my phone number. He wished to Whatsapp me a summary of his loathing of PAP and I obliged out of courtesy.

I kept his interesting abomination of PAP till today and would like to share it with you now as 2020 G.E. is imminent.

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50 reasons why I hate PAP.

1. PAP rigged the economy to favor the rich, powerful, and well-connected, thereby widening the income inequality gap between rich and poor Singaporeans.

2. With no minimum wage policy, there is negative real wage growth over the last 15 years. For political reasons, PAP prefers paying wage subsidies instead of implementing a minimum wage scheme.

3. PAP had failed miserably in trying to solve the low productivity of the Singapore economy that still depends on cheap foreign labor.

4. PAP’s many dismay social policies are the main cause of Singapore’s Low Birth Rate, albeit started by LKY’s Stop @ 2 policy.

5. The sharp rise in the costs of living, housing, education, healthcare, and transport making Singapore the most expensive city to live in. GST to be raised to 9% between 2021 -2025.

6. (3), (4) and (5) resulted in a lower standard of living for Singaporeans. You can forget about GCT’s Swiss Standard of Living and his FIFA World Cup goal. All BS! (P.S. (Lau Goh now retired to enjoy his Swiss Standard of Living.)

7. PAP initially kept secret its pro-foreign businesses and labor policies because it knew it was screwing Singaporeans

8. The CEDA 2005 trade agreement with India allows unlimited inflow of cheap professionals with dubious qualifications and experiences to easily work in Singapore, thereby inevitably depressing wages and stole jobs of local professionals (PMET) and forcing many of them to become Grab/Taxi drivers. In return, India allows only GLC (Govt. Linked Companies) to invest in big projects there with no benefits to local Singaporeans.

9. Foreigners taking jobs away from Singaporeans when these foreigners are willing to accept wages as low as $500/month with housing, transport, and food provided. Can a Singaporean family survive at this wage or even $1000/month with HDB mortgages, food, transport, utilities, children’s education, and health care expenses?.

10. Foreign students taking away places in local schools and universities that could have gone to Singaporeans.

11. Do you know that all SAP and autonomous schools are required by MOE to recruit a certain number of China students as scholars each year? These China scholars’ school fees and lodging are fully paid for and they do not have to serve any bonds.

12. 70% of Government scholars break their bond wasting taxpayers’ money.

13. Teachers leaving the profession as they felt overworked, overstressed, and underpaid.

14. PAP broke a promise to payout CPF on retirement at 55. With no CPF money in hand at retirement. elderly folks have to clean tables, collect cardboard & sweep roads (not for exercise) to survive in this most expensive city-state in the world.

15. PAP does not want to tell Singaporeans the actual cost of building HDB flats and selling land to its own citizens at market rates. HDB is, therefore, selling over-priced HDB flats (prices doubled over the last 5 years) and profiteering at the expense of Singaporeans.

16. GCT created a property bubble as part of its Asset Enhancement Scheme. In reality, after 99 yrs HDB flats have zero value.

17. CPF accounts depleted after paying for HDB flat.

18. Only in Singapore, people have to sell or downgrade their homes to retire or else work into the seventies of their life or death.

19. AIM scandal proved PAP is vicious and evil.

20. MBT (Moh Bow Tan) threw insults in Parliament instead of answering questions on the AIM Scandal.

21. PAP shamelessly encourages blatant double-standard routinely in policy enforcement like discriminately against low wage migrant workers compared to foreign talents and expatriates. PAP’s MP broke C.B. rules go scotch free with no punishment while old uncle fined $300 for a similar offense.

22. A Singapore student is fined $400 for using an unmarked power outlet in MRT station but PAP grassroots leaders get free public parking coupons.

23. No conflict of interest when the Auditor General audit her husband’s Defence Ministry while he is a Senior Minister of State there.

24. Adverse accounting rating for PA financial reports and yet its CEO is slated to stand for G.E. as a new PAP candidate. Where is the credibility of this PAP person?.

25. Lim “Zorro” Swee Say said “we (PAP) are deaf to all criticism”.

26. PAP divides Singaporean for its own political agenda. We have no say in many things they did like the walk-over President. Only the PAP decides and it didn’t care as they are prepared to pay a political price. Rightly so as 70% endorsed them. Hubris!.

27. PAP’s 10 million population White Paper is flawed in many aspects. It’s primarily purpose is to boost GDP to enrich themselves as their salaries are pegged to GDP and also to provides more gambling chips for GIC and Temasek.

28. Many PAP MP abused their political positions to earns extra millions from directorships fee. The MP who has the most directorships in 2004 were Bukit Timah MP Wang Kai Yuen and Tampines GRC MP Ong Kian Min, each with 10 directorships. Most PAP MPs say no to cap on directorships. Why?.

29. To stay in power, PAP controls all trade unions, newspapers, radio, TV, People Association, Election Dept, and Presidency like in a dictatorship regime.

30. Frequent breakdowns of MRT and commuters suffered helplessly while a paper army general enjoys his million pay with no repercussions.

31. Failed privatization of public transport requiring billions in bailout and re-nationalization from Govt.

32. Public transport makes tens of millions each year, has frequent breakdowns, and gets $2b bailout from Government yet fares are raised.

33. PAP is out of touch with reality (Nasi Padang: $2.50 and Bandung: $0.50). PAP is an elitist party…for the rich and well connected. Vastly different from LKY’s era ministers who really cares for the poor and Singapore. PAP has lost its way.

34. Rampant corruption in the Civil Service – FAS, SCDF, MFA, NCB, MDA, NParks, CPIB but PAP swiped all accusations under the carpets.

35. Lack of foresight. In today’s context, Covid19 virus in foreign workers’ dormitories is unexpected.

36. Big dormitories owners and operators are mainly PAP’s lackeys. They make millions of dollars annually with horrendous over-crowded living quarters and when they flouted rules governing their businesses, MOM closed their eyes. COVID 19 opened their cans of worms.

37. PROMA is used arbitrarily to silence PAP critics.

38. PM’s wife’s salary is a State Secret.

39. Instead of answering questions on CPF, LHL prefers to sue a commoner for defamation.

40. Minister Edwin Tong’s salary of $1.3 is not enough to feed his family and GCT agreed that Ministers are not paid enough. He claimed that any person who earns less than a million annually is mediocre.

41. PAP MP guilty of overcharging client..no investigation nor reprimand.

42. Medishield Life: No subsidy for asset-rich, cash-poor Singaporeans.

43. No transparency. Nobody knows how much is in our National Reserve, how much losses in GIC & Temasek, GEO salary, etc…

44. Amend Constitution to deprive TCB of contesting, resulting in a walk-over President in a democratic country. Where is the legitimacy? Only a dictator could amend the constitution as he likes.

45. Abuse power to avoid demolishing 32 Oxley Road’s house for political reasons and use parliament with 90% own party members to defend own self.

46. Ownself check Ownself. Ownself Pay Ownself. Legal corruption.

47. Employ all sorts of dirty tricks to fix the Opposition in all G.E. like gerrymandering electoral boundaries and dissolving constituencies if Opposition nearly won like Joo Chiat SMC in 2011 G.E.

48. Cleverly using citizens’ money in Singapore’s Reserve to give generous cash handouts in a pre-determined G.E. to buy votes but deceived the uninitiated that the handouts are PAP’s sincere efforts to help them tie over the pandemic.

49. Give easy citizenship to foreigners to ensure 100% PAP’s Parliament with this guaranteed New Citizens’ votes. NS men still dying while FTs new citizens do not do NS.

50. Finally, PAP employs fear tactics to stay in power for decades.
They say without PAP, Singapore will collapse.
you’ll lose your job,
the value of your flat will drop,
your sister and daughter will become a maid in other countries,
your estate will become a slum,
will sue you till your pant drops,
label you a traitor, if you’re a loving critic like Alfian Sa’at.

I’m a loyal Singaporean in my twilight years. I love Singapore and yet NOT vote PAP but a credible opposition candidate. I think my single vote matter and hope you share my view.

 

James Lim

* The author blogs regularly at Diary of a Singaporean Cabby.

 

 

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28 Responses to “Singapore Government Under PAP”

  • Tremendous:

    Where’s the part on losing billions in sovereign funds which were accumulated with taxpayers’ money ? What about using the GRC system instead of the one man one vote system for each constituency ? Why need a party whip to muzzle members’ voices instead of listening to any disagreements and allowing them to vote differently ? What about the wayang that some organization cannot be sued while the chief has taken time for his priorities after soldiers’ death ? How about the death of a resident in a fire due to pure negligence from a leader in his ward ? May heaven open the eyes even for idiots this time!

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  • Don't cry for me Sg:

    Uncle has done my NS stint and loves my beloved country.

    Thanks James for sharing these ugliness of the pap regime.

    Uncle hopes to live long enough to witness its decline and eventual demise and usher in a fresh start and bright future for our children.

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  • trublu:

    Lets give credit where credit is due.
    The PAP had done good in many ways for our geand-dads n papas,grannies n mamas.
    Thats not to be denied.
    This old sg uncle too benefitted from the good stewardship of OLD GUARD PAP.

    BUT PAP IS NO MORE THE SAME.
    ARROGANCE N GREED BECOME THEIR TRADE-MARK$?
    Where there is both arrogance & greed,GOOD quickly becomes BAD; WISDOM IS LOST andcFOOLUSHNESS TAKES OVER.
    THIS IS WHAT IS HAPPENING LAST 2 DECADES LOONG or so.

    Worse still,HYPOCRI$Y rears its UGLY OVER SINCERITY N COMPASSION turns into SELF-CENTREDNESS.

    SINGAPORE TURNS INTO $IN CITY.

    THE REST IS GARBAGE?

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  • Top Money for Top Talents:

    Dear James,
    What my PAP Master said is correct. Without PAP, Singapore will collapse.
    you’ll lose your job, the value of your flat will drop,
    your sister and daughter will become a maid in other countries

    =================================================

    Facts 1:
    拍A片暴紅 獨家訪問母親:她開心我就開心 (ROC Taiwan mother’s
    happy for daughter to be screwed in adult movie)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBz0OIdGxK4

    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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  • Are you worthy?:

    Hello 27 new PAP candidates, do you agree with the list of the 50 items?

    If yes, why?

    If no, why?

    Show us you can be a voice and speak up for the people.

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  • Top Money for Top Talents:

    Dear James,
    There is no such thing as fair and free.

    Even John Bolton had revealed the greatest US Democracy Hypocrisy of the highest order.

    ROC Taiwan under the ruling Democratic Progressive Party 蔡英文, if you criticized Tsai DPP party, you will be labeled pro-communist trait**. 舔共叛国。

    So is this labeling fair and free ? Democratic ? my foot …hahahaha

    The underhand tactics by Democratic Progressive Party 蔡英文
    《無色覺醒》 賴岳謙 |高雄市長補選上策?藍白拒絕提名投票?|20200622
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCmIXwXiUAQ&t=217s

    Hahahahahaha.. President Tsai copy our great PAP strategy. Well done.

    Singapore is having same democratic as ROC Taiwan.
    And who said Singapore is not democratic.

    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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  • trublu:

    PUBLIC SERVANTS SHOULD NOT ALLOW THEMSELVES TO BE ENTANGLED IN THE BUSINESS OF RUNNING PROFIT-ORIENTED BUSINESSES BUT BE SOLELY IN THE BUSINESS OF SERVING THE PUBLIC’S/CITIZENS’ INTERESTS.

    THIS is WHY sgs are sufferring socio-ECONOMICALLY.

    Take the current Pandemic.
    I am sure the G would do a better job if they do not run *private* enterpri$es via TH?
    WHY $100 BILLION SPENT MOSTLY TO GRANT *FINANCIAL* AID$ to BUSINESSES in the name if SAVING JOBS?
    IF SAVING JOBS IS TOP PRIORITY,WHY THE RECKLESS FT POLICY in the first place?
    Yhat cayses many good sgs their decent JOBS???!!!

    IS IT TH HAS TOO MUCH STAKE AT RISK N SO G NEEDS TO PUMP MINEY AND,in rhe process,got no chouce but grant aid to other bysinesses in general?

    I wonder WHAT WOULD THE G DOES IF IT IS NOT ENTANGLED IN PRIVATE SECTOR BUSINESS THE WAY IT HAS BEEN?

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  • NotMyProblem:

    @James; do you think any PAP’s supports or IB can rebut you.

    I tried to count the number of improvement to our lives and living done by the current PAP Government. I come out with zilch, zero.

    I am a PG but still need to work. My sister, younger than me, in USA already retired and enjoying her life for several years.

    WTF.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    This GE you will have 30% +++ on your side to have an Alternate…and it is quite clear as DayLight…

    The Gutter Rats are scampering and leaving a sinking Sampan…

    How do you REBUT what is “TRUTH”??? your 50 reasons should be Nailed on every PAP poster

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  • economics please:

    WP is unable to do this, so PSP should take this up. Highlight the fact that Singapore economy as already slowing b4 COVID19. Increasing protectionism of US and BRI of China are exposing Singapore’s over-dependence on trade. High cost of property is rendering Singapore uncompetitive, and as a result, employers are squeezing employee wages. Investment in grandiose projects yield little long-term benefits, execept benefiting the construction industry (which wholeheartedly supports PAP).

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  • Memo for James the Hater:

    An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. Hate the sin, love the sinner. Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

    - Mahatma Gandhi

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  • Love SG, VTO!:

    If you love Singaporeans, it is your duty to VTO. Make PAP the minority.

    If you love your money, it is also your duty to VTO. PAP is making Singaporeans poor. This is the truth. Go calculate your HDB, your CPF.

    PAP is making Singaporeans poor.

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  • Michael:

    What ever happened after the election ,not going to be easy. It is going to get so r worst. Voting the opposition is just step 1.

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  • ganeshsk:

    Is this the PAP manifesto for GE 2020

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  • ganeshsk:

    I s this the PAP manifesto GE 2020

    Sounds familiar

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  • HSK made a mistake:

    HSK made a mistake:
    Straits Times: Singapore GE2020: PAP new face Ivan Lim should clarify online criticisms, says Heng Swee Keat

    HSK putting the onus on Ivan Lim to clarify is not right. Was he trying to protect PAP? It is too late to do this after having selected Ivan and announced he will be a candidate for PAP.

    Anyway, how does Ivan “clarify” the online criticism? He can deny it and then it becomes who is to be believed. He can admit the criticism is valid but nonetheless is willing to serve. Then the ball is back on PAP’s court. To ask Ivan to step aside does not look good on PAP. Its vetting process to select candidates would look “sloppy”.

    The right thing to do is for PAP to support Ivan after having selected him. HSK should say the party is aware of the criticism against Ivan but, nonetheless, it believes Ivan has changed and deserves a chance to serve Singaporeans. The matter is closed.

    PAP candidate Ivan Lim will no longer contest in GE. PAP is the real loser here.

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  • Think before you vote:

    50 compelling reasons to vote for regime change. VTO

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  • Fruitless:

    To think out of the box, you need to get out of election. Election is about anointing someone to be in power and for someone to ultimately take the highest seat of power and authority.

    Most have no clue nor idea why it is a bad concept(despite plenty of historical sins committed by leaders) and followed political traditions.

    And it opened the door to all kinds of “voices” into the national body which has given rise to all kinds of disparities,sabotaging(evil) and wars under the sun.

    It never solve national problems let alone yours. In fact, it had bred spoil brats, traitors, schemers and conniving elites/rich and corrupted the civil system.

    Seek ye first the kingdom and a righteousness which is above the hypocrisy of the priesthood of white robe men and women who are “angels of light”. But alas, the kingdom has been high jacked. Good luck.Live in Sin, dies in Sin.

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  • Kiasu, kiasi:

    Wow, complained about stress to family.

    Not long ago, some candidate’s wife lost her long time family home. That is real stress.

    All these rubber stamps don’t know about stress from elections.

    HSK made a mistake: PAP candidate Ivan Lim will no longer contest in GE. PAP is the real loser here.

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  • oxygen:

    I RECALLS IN 2011 or 2015, there was another case of sudden PAPpypolitics withdrawal from the general election right at the last moment on Nomination day.

    This shows PAPpypolitics “suitability” vetting of its candidates are scrappy to say the least.

    HSK made a mistake: PAP candidate Ivan Lim will no longer contest in GE. PAP is the real loser here.

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  • Idiot Enablers 70%:

    The elitist Elites whiter than white.
    The biggest papaya yaya is cotton sheep.
    No karma on him yet. Some never get karma for 54years.

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  • Idiot Enablers 70%:

    HSK made a mistake: PAP candidate Ivan Lim will no longer contest in GE. PAP is the real loser here.

    Wow, more funny than the dynamic duo wangsa and yefong!

    Now Ivan can go out there and prove he can earn more in the private sector.
    Sibei hochio hahahahaaaaa!

    Who fathered him?

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  • Scrapping bottom of barrel:

    HSK made a mistake: PAP candidate Ivan Lim will no longer contest in GE. PAP is the real loser here.

    Shorty stroke man said pap selection is rigorous and thorough.

    How come a chao ah beng is nominated until unceremoniously kaput by netizens?

    How come Ivan the Terrible never issue legal suit over allegations this time?

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  • Erosion of Trust:

    Absolute power …… Err… Absolutely.
    SG proves that the model has a weakest link and it can fail as it has.

    When full power given to a ruling party, this is what happens. All the problems with pap including the non-apologising Joseph proves how a LKY system can also fail as it ERODES by non founding fathers. The 4G seems to have a Entitlement mindset. They think they deserve the world highest salary for govt positions.

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  • Backlash:

    Whiter than white selection process cock up despite the whole machinery at their disposal.

    Bringing Back The Good Times (song by the Love Affair) reminds me of the mood in GE 2011.

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  • Wow:

    WoW so long list of complain..
    True or not ?
    So bad meh?
    If so,better vote for a change.
    Same team will have same result again.

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  • #06-191 Three Bastard Children:

    If you quit on them, they will harass you and tarnish your reputation. They will turn your relatives, friends, neighbors and everyone you deal with against you. They will even send s sneaky bast**d to your doorstep to confirm their bad deeds.

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  • #06-191 Three Bastard Children:

    Because of FT policy, lots of people become GRAB drivers. If this continues, the women will become maids in other countries.

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    Top Money for Top Talents:
    Dear James,
    What my PAP Master said is correct. Without PAP, Singapore will collapse.
    you’ll lose your job, the value of your flat will drop,
    your sister and daughter will become a maid in other countries

    =================================================

    Facts 1:
    拍A片暴紅 獨家訪問母親:她開心我就開心 (ROC Taiwan mother’s
    happy for daughter to be screwed in adult movie)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBz0OIdGxK4

    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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