Even before kickoff, the PAP has started scoring own goals

Ivan Lim

The Ivan Lim fallout threatens to cast a dark cloud over the candidate vetting and selection process of the People’s Action Party.

To make matters worse, the PAP has been sloppy and uncoordinated in its response.

While Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said that he wanted to reach out to those who complained against Ivan to “understand better what exactly had happened,” Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, in swiftly accepting Ivan’s withdrawal as a candidate, said: “Unfortunately, the nature of the campaign is such that we do not have time for a thorough investigation.”

Two entirely different reactions within the space of barely hours by the party’s two top men. What happened to the well-oiled PAP machinery?

We also have the video making its rounds for the past 48 hours of Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean speaking to someone wearing a cap with a PAP thumbs down motif, making gestures and remarks that according to the person was unseemly.

Not a good look for a seasoned politician who only two weeks ago in a televised broadcast to the nation, said: “Singapore can hold its own in the world only if we are strong, successful and united at home. Only then can our diplomats speak with a credible voice.”

What happened to SM Teo’s call for unity for the sake of more effective diplomacy?

Nomination Day is today and already we have seen the PAP scoring own goals.

We certainly cannot rule out more own goals over the coming days.

In their haste to call for polls amidst the pandemic, could the PAP have fallen short at making sure it gets itself fighting fit for the general election?

Are we seeing the effects of the PAP keeping one eye on COVID-19 and one eye on the election, and ending up being single-minded and focused on none?

 

Augustine Low

 

 

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25 Responses to “Even before kickoff, the PAP has started scoring own goals”

  • Sg is certainly doomed with 4G:

    Smart move by woody, $8 heart cow, yayacob, Samson tan to rub road now.

    Have collected enough $millions for early retirements rather than associate with a sinking pap ship.

    Beginning of the end of downhill pap!

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  • trublu:

    If this guy is an issue,there are many of them in govt.

    Eliti$m is rampant in PAP,from top to bottom.
    Even grasslooters think they are *elites*?

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  • Spurmugam Darkvinder:

    After renewed mandate, I wonder can they just come out and claim that they did a check and Ivan Lim is non of the allegations and a clean man?

    This is Singapore, remember.

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  • New Marymount SMC:

    Brig Gen Gan Siow Huang who will contest this SMC for PAP mentioned in the TV interview that she had been walking and working with the residents in this SMC for the past one year and she is confident.

    The question is how does she knows that this area is going to be Marymount SMC one year ago when the ELD has not announced its decision to declare this ares as an SMC in the 2020 election ?

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  • DavidNeo&IreneVanessa:Eatshit:

    More candidates got called outt. The woman who said she started something.

    Stupid girls at Toh yi, the contractor cracked open your head to find no one home…

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  • TemusikPatriot:

    will never run out of excuses unless the CON returns from his GRAVE lah!!!

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  • TKL's doppelganger,Tan Kim Lan:

    Many bad reviews about him both the Army and Keppel. So cannot be wrong. Imagine this elite brat becoming an MP and then to minister like the xia-suay. This could be the tip of the iceberg. Some more, LHL can say we can’t write off and destroy people like that. What a laugh!

    Another brat supporting his peas in the same pod? 70% didn’t write him off in the first place, that’s why they are getting destroyed instead!

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  • Goh:

    Karma strikes! The PAP will self destruct! Look at LHL – does he look well to you?

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  • oxygen:

    IT IS SUCH A BIG BEWILDERMENT when very senior PAPpypolitics talking publicly of “redemption” opportunity for its (subsequently) withdrawn candidate adding fuel to fire.

    Anyone vetted as pristine quality of selected representation of the party SURELY NEED NO “REDEMPTION” opportunity in public service ….unless it is perverse of, incomprehensible perhaps, logic of “transforming” some quality attributes of acclaimed “tested and proven” absolute positivism to doubtful negativism.

    And then promising to revisit what seems to be (this) windy happy contradiction after the election.

    THIS IS HOW PAPpypolitics shot its own balls.

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  • Realistically:

    I have already said time and again, the emperor without clothes is the main problem……..that he is incompetent and NOT fit to be a PM……..By his epic failures in the (mis)management of the COVID-19 crisis because he was devoting his time as to how to outwit the oppos – even if they are mostly of poor quality and more for personal gains to the $16k MP allowance – rather than devoted his time to meeting the COVID-19 pandemic which has resulted in $93 billion spending from our reserves and thereby weakened our reserve position.

    Voter in AMK GRC should just vote him and his team OUT.

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  • Halimah just a PAP Crony:

    Payback time, kick those Useless retards and arrogant duds out.
    It’s you final chance , or see your kids doing the Grab rounds or your grandparents selling tissue and cleaning tables.

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  • trublu:

    GOAL,GOAL,GOAL,OLEH OLEH OLEH???

    HOW TO TRUST THEM.
    CHEATING FROM THE STARTING POINT!

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  • trublu:

    dont worry lah,sgs,OPPO PARTIES HAVE GOT PLENTY OF GOOD SGS WAITING TO SERVE you n your families.

    dont hesitate any longer,VOTE FOR A BETTER TOMORROW FOR ALL ‘LEFT-BEHIND’ sgs.

    VOTE ALTERNATIVE PARTIES!
    TOO MANY ‘ROTTEN’ PAPple is not good for SG PEOple.

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  • MarBowling:

    Have a 6th sense Mai Hum wants to do Heng Sweet Cake in by setting up booby traps for Heng to trip all over! THINK Heng should take a VERY DEEP BREATH and PONDER whether he should RETURN the FAVOUR to Mai Hum!

    THINK Heng should SERIOUSLY reconsider whether he SHOULD STEP DOWN before 10 Jul 2020 by citing HEALTH REASON! History will pay TRIBUTE to him for making just a GREAT DECISION. He should do it for his OWN SAKE and his DEAR FAMILY! DIRTY POLITICS IS NOT FOR HIM, PERIOD! BY PERFORMING THIS NEEDFUL, CITIZEN WILL THANK HIM FOR SCORING AN “OWN GOAL” FOR MAI HUM. Heng Heng, Jia Yu.

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  • Sperm:

    It feels great whenever a military leader is put to shame. I cannot stand their CB attitude and authoritarianism.

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  • Time for us to choose PM:

    Singaporeans, it high time we choose the next PM.

    The last few PM chosen by the PAP party didn’t do us any good.

    1. PAP chosen Goh. All promises. Nothing. No Swiss standard. No soccer champion. No wealth distribution. CPF all tied up.

    2. PAP chosen LHL. Broke his father LKY promise. HDB going to $0.

    3. Target Heng. Spent $23,225 per person. But most voters get $600 or some amount very much lower.

    4. Spare CCS. Call us sia suay. We must be very sia suay to vote for him.

    It’s time for us to choose the PM directly.

    How? Just vote out these PAP chosen ones. Time for Indian PM. Give Tharman 99% vote. With 99%, he has no choice but to take on the PM position.

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  • Real deal:

    Good to see DPM Heng coming to East Coast GRC.
    A real deal for East Coast GRC Residents …
    East coast can now look forward to 5 good years ahead….with our future PM.
    Good for them..

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  • opposition dude:

    Who cares what the PAP does, I just want to know if there is enough anger amongst the majority to make PAP lose a whole lot more seats on 10 July!

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  • Be humble and honest:

    New Marymount SMC:
    Brig Gen Gan Siow Huang who will contest this SMC for PAP mentioned in the TV interview that she had been walking and working with the residents in this SMC for the past one year and she is confident.

    The question is how does she knows that this area is going to be Marymount SMC one year ago when the ELD has not announced its decision to declare this ares as an SMC in the 2020 election ?

    Sound like that ng lin lin who lied about setting up first.

    After that, claim Freudian slip from another pap PLP to clear name.

    Same same dau of a Gan to claim credits

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  • Ah heng is non starter:

    Real deal:
    Good to see DPM Heng coming to East Coast GRC.
    A real deal for East Coast GRC Residents …
    East coast can now look forward to 5 good years ahead….with our future PM.
    Good for them..

    Shorty kiat is a goondu instead of stay put like ah chan.

    Ownself sacrifices ownself to switch ward thinking he is a super hero character in EC.

    When arrived in nom centre, looked nervous and blurred like headless chicken.

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  • Can you handle it?:

    Sperm:
    It feels great whenever a military leader is put to shame. I cannot stand their CB attitude and authoritarianism.

    What’s so big deal about a paper general who hasn’t lead in a real battlefield?

    Dime a dozen in Sg like mass production.

    Good to see, but not to eat!

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  • Send in the clown:

    Realistically:
    I have already said time and again, the emperor without clothes is the main problem……..that he is incompetent and NOT fit to be a PM……..By his epic failures in the (mis)management of the COVID-19 crisis because he was devoting his time as to how to outwit the oppos – even if they are mostly of poor quality and more for personal gains to the $16k MP allowance – rather than devoted his time to meeting the COVID-19 pandemic which has resulted in $93 billion spending from our reserves and thereby weakened our reserve position.

    Voter in AMK GRC should just vote him and his team OUT.

    Last erection, these MFcukers put dead old face everywhere.

    This erection, pinky face is splashed all over the island.

    What happens to ah heng who is supposed to lead? A lame duck?

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  • No man is immortal!:

    Goh:
    Karma strikes! The PAP will self destruct! Look at LHL – does he look well to you?

    Thin and dried up. Not a good sign

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  • Ivan the Terror of Sg:

    Spurmugam Darkvinder:
    After renewed mandate, I wonder can they just come out and claim that they did a check and Ivan Lim is non of the allegations and a clean man?

    This is Singapore, remember.

    Ya lor. Ownself check and clear ownself.

    Ok, let’s move on!

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  • MarBowling:

    New Marymount SMC:
    June 30, 2020 at 3:41 pm (Quote)
    Brig Gen Gan Siow Huang who will contest this SMC for PAP mentioned in the TV interview that she had been walking and working with the residents in this SMC for the past one year and she is confident.

    The question is how does she knows that this area is going to be Marymount SMC one year ago when the ELD has not announced its decision to declare this ares as an SMC in the 2020 election ?

    Response: well said. Mother of all GREAT Questions for all VOTERS in the coming Pandemic ERECTION to PONDER AND ANALYZE.

    A GENTLE REMINDER:
    1)the Holee ELD is under the ARMPIT of PeeM Mai Hum.
    2)some time ago, when ask, PeeM Mai Hum has said he didn’t KNOW WHEN WILL BE THE DATE OF THE PANDEMIC ERECTION!
    3)the Holee Puzzle is Finally SOLVED when folks bother to PIECE 1) and 2) TOGETHER!

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