I trusted the PAP for far too long

After reading the article on “I am a Seng Kang voter” and many other articles on MSM, I had some reflections. For your information, I voted PAP all my life as I was having good job and pay. I never told all my friends who I voted, I pretended I don’t really care about who wins, as long as my estate is well managed and water still flows.

Actually I am quite aware of whats going on in Singapore, we are surely moving to 6.9M or even 10M, it will come. I believe that Singapore is a small country and we need more people to consume so that the country will become prosperous with GDP growth. Of course, I know whatever the government says or hints, it will happen and we citizens no matter how much we complain or do those feedback, they will still do what they want to do.

I worked for IT MNC, I was middle management. Over the years, the company had imported so many foreigners that now more than half were foreigners and most are with PRs or new citizenships. It did not affect my job, I collected by five figure a month happily. However, last year the management changed, CECA imported aka new citizen became my boss. And to cut the story short, that was end of my career, I was pushed to limits and pressure forced me to resign. And my replacement, you know better. I quitted my job believing that my knowledge and skills would easily get me another one somewhere. Days turns into months and I remained unemployed since. I used to think people who voted oppositions are those complaint kings who are lazy and instead of upgrading, they complain and complain; in my eyes these people are standard opposition supporters. I went to WSG and E2i events, for your information, they are useless for PMETs, they just want you to rewrite CVs or do some low level menial jobs meant for lower secondary education. Sometimes I wonder why experienced and knowledgeable PMETs like us need to go upgrade to do a low level job while these third world imports get high level jobs and live in condos?

This whole event changed my world and life. Like those sheep at CHC, I was in rude awakening, it took me time to reflect all these years of blind faith and voting PAP, the trusted brand which keeps saying, ”With you, for you” every GE and leave no one behind. I applied for jobs, most middle level jobs, you have at least 500 – 1500 applicants, many are foreigners, fighting for one vacancy. So I finally know what is like to be unemployed, I could not imagine how these foreigners are all here competing with locals.

This election, I turned against PAP, the reason is obvious. After many decades of voting PAP, this is my first time voting WP. I had blindly trusted PAP for too long, too comfortable with my good job and pay. I never really believed this 6.9M or 10M is going to affect me. Now I had to caution all the local PMETs reading this to forward to all other PMETs who maybe sleeping or used to having blind faith like me. If we do not stand up to PAP earlier, eventually we will be hit or our next generations will be hit.

The MSM largely avoided the harsh truths of why voters are turning against PAP, they are skirting answers because they want to keep us dumb. I only changed my vote after I was hit. I agreed with most of the reasons listed by Seng Kang voter, he got it right. I am one of the blind faith and I know many of us are fearful of repercussion or change.

Will PAP change? Honestly, it will not, unless someone new is going to take over and overhaul the system. The plan for 6.9M is certainly on, I believe they will pretend to listen but will still do the same. So the Seng Kang voter is right, we expect them to continue to import more foreigners and convert, redrawing boundaries, more CPF changes and blood sucking policies.

I had trusted them for far too long, and I am asking all of you who have not woken up to start thinking and till the next GE, we should all go out and vote oppositions to stop them from destroying our lives and country our forefathers built. Remember these foreigners did not build this country, they came in on VIP tickets, our lunches are served on them. So for the sake of our future and next generation, we need to vote more oppositions or end up like me.

 

Ricky Seow

 

 

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68 Responses to “I trusted the PAP for far too long”

  • mike:

    Educate the young generations, young generations are the only hope for change.
    Yet, it is a tough fight against the conditioning our schools had on our young future generations which taught blind loyalty before sanity, righteousness, and fairness.

    There is a reason why we say Singapore is Papa and, Papa is Singapore. It is a mental struggle to vote against your country in this sense. But, if you teach your children to have independent thinking and simply be righteous, uphold fairness and critical, we have hope for our future, regardless who is running this country.

    I wear my country in my heart. I don’t sing my anthem as i don’t understand the damn fxxk that language even you explained 10 thousand times to me. To me, that is call conditioning to something which i don’t understand and care.

    I don’t wear fxxking red or white to celebrate national day. I don’t care what is national day. I will feel proud to be singaporean when one fine day our leader is truly elected by oir people to stand head up on global stage. The last PM which had such power to stand tall was LKY. When the next one shall arrive?

    Ricky, your blind trust is a result of your material benefits and conditionings. You blinded yoirself regardless of past 2 decades of internet era where you can understand the world and reflect on your own country. You should be ashamed of yourself despite coming from IT industry. Have you waken? I don’t think so as you still blame papa, blame foreigner for what’s happening to you instead of reflecting critically on your ownself.

    You are towards the first step of awaken. You had not wake up yet.

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  • Mephisto:

    The PAP will never change from within. The perks of aligning with the majority view and sheer impossibility of moving mountains will convince anyone to just be a good boy. Dr. Bala is an example. George Yeo was another. When BG Yeo was close to losing In AJ he appealed to voters to give him another chance to be a force for change within the PAP. It means he knew the PAP needed a lot of change. Well, what was he waiting for ? The truth is, the change the PAP believes in is changing you, not themselves. Singaporeans and the PAP have a toxic relationship. It has to endure (for now) for obvious reasons but it might come to a dramatic end suddenly. That won’t be good. The confusion within the party is evident. They won this time but the wind is clearly not behind them. If I was a promising young talent with a heart for Singapore, I wouldn’t join the PAP just yet. The party is full of ex civil servants and ex generals feeding at the gravy train. They are too far from the real world to ever make a living in the private sector, so they are stuck there. Their prestige and opportunities for family and kids depend on maintaining their status. Even a reject like Chee Meng brazenly keeps his position in the NTUC. Singapore is up a creek.

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  • Typical:

    @RickySeow. You just got jobless or what? You are the typical selfish, self-serving, not-in-my-backyard SOP type. Why write in now … after the GE? “Fire at the next block, not my problem; fire at the low floor of the sane block, not my problem.” And now “fire in your own unit.”

    You deserved what you voted for, from your selfishness….and back to haunt you.

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  • Uselesstankl:

    EVEN a foreman workng in semb shipyard and FW with safety cert pass with dubious result by BCA with its own exam markers from same country were asked to be new citizen.

    Don’t believe, come to Pioneer North Jurong West and see for yourself the high number of such citizens.

    Newbi without serving N.S.

    With their children going to neighbourhood schools.

    Proud of being ENTITLED…..

    SINKUES ARE SO STUPID…..

    my friend said, ‘pap is not clever, its sinkues that are stupid’

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  • Equal?:

    So the Police will NOT take further ACTION on Ong ye Kung!

    So will IT take ACTION on R Khan? When is the ARO has the POWER to take police action?

    So are the LAWs in sinky land APPLIED EQUAL?

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  • I am not middle age:

    Tell lau Wong I am not middle age n I did NOT vote his PARTY!

    Tell him no need to find scape goatskin!

    Just go n do his work properly……..and don’t hiss at Sinkies!

    You will continue to LOSE MORE!

    Anyway did the 49% Who did not vote white party go to JAIL? Take about FEAR FEAR FEAR WHAT THE F?

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  • TUMASIK Patriot:

    Rick, I know that SOMEDAY when you reflect on what you wrote and ask…” I was in Comfort Zone so why worry “…well you are no longer in a comfort zone but the Twilight Zone where many similar to the dilemma you face is UNSURE what the future holds BAR the Bullshit Promotion of the govt of upskilling, upgrades and all the CRAPS they can come out with or yet to come…

    Be more pro-active to the happenings around your neighbourhood listen and work with those who “think” as a Patriot, there will be naysayers and the silly ah peks always complain but vote PaP when given handouts saying “Cheng hu si beh ho”…the wind will be blowing hard next GE and Patriots must start “thinking”
    is this my country or am I just a digit in the govt statistic dept…

    STAND UP!!! and heed the call of your country “The Republic of Singapore” where you serve NS and NOT take the SHIT the PAP is dishing out and “Hot-Dogs” for the FTs who never serve and will send their children away when its NS time

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  • Rick, we're low caste sheeple:

    The Sinchiapor Lee Corp. works for the Emperor Dowager’s ends and means, and its associates worldwide.

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  • opposition dude:

    Ricky Seow unfortunately is one of the many sheep that is mentioned on TRE. For some odd reason these people believe that they will NEVER lose their good paying jobs due to what I do not know. It’s always AFTER losing that job and being jobless that awakens these people.

    We have said more than enough of this bunch so rather than repeat what we have said for years let us put our faith in Gen Y and the Millennials. When the time comes when these 2 groups make up at least 30% of the voters is when we will see change for good. For now we are just starting out on the journey.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    @Ricky; you should have waken 20 years ago, that’s 4 GEs ago, anyway welcome to join the anti-PAP.

    Anti-PAP are people who love the country and want to take it back. PAP loves FTs and give them our breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

    To protect your children and grandchildren you have to vote in more Oppositions. We need to kneel and bow to foreigners in our own country, we are too late to save ourselves, but your children and grandchildren cannot do the same.

    In Hong Kong, it was the youth who fought for their cause, because they are involved in their future. In Singapore, the youth depend on their parents to do it.

    We hope more and more people could vote more Opposition into parliament in future elections.

    In GE2020, the most stupid voters were from Bukit Panjang. Those 53% of voters failed to put an international renown infection doctor into Parliament to help in the fight of this Convid-19 pandemic. We say our PAP government does not recognise local talents, now you can blame it on Bukit Panjang’s 53% voters.

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  • PAP CLOSE DOWN:

    Another one, got fired then begin to appreciate opposition voter logic. Do people have to learn the hard way?

    Better late than never.

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  • owl:

    Trust PAP.
    Trust them to screw sgs upside down,inside out.

    Trust PAP and vote PAP IF you WANT TO BE $CREWED!

    G$T increa$es coming soon.
    The $100 Billion has been squandered on $aving *jobs* HELD BY NON-sgs with BIGLY SALARIES?

    SGS ARE 61 PCT DAFT!

    This gives PAP *THE MANDATE* TO $crew you?

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    Straits Times: GE2020: No policy set in stone, but need to bear in mind costs of change, says Lawrence Wong

    Really? Then “walk the talk” by disclose the following:

    (1) Size of Government reserves

    (2) Actual (cash) cost of building HDB flats

    (3) Losses of Temasek Holdings and GIC from overseas investments

    (4) Ho Ching’s salary

    What is the “cost” to Singaporeans(not PAP) for disclosing the above.

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  • REGIME CHANGE is the solution:

    Straits Times: GE2020 results a ‘clear mandate’ although 61.2 per cent vote share lower than 65 per cent PAP hoped for: Lawrence Wong

    PAP ALWAYS had a “clear” mandate but, nonetheless, Singaporeans are worse off since LHL became PM proving PAP is a “spent force”.

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  • uselesstankl:

    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/hopes-high-for-spore-malaysia-cross-border-travel

    300,000 cross the border daily but only 100,000 are Malaysians.

    Who the bloody FCUK is the 200,000 ?

    Shoppers from SG ?
    CASINO GAMBLERS GOING TO SANDS ?
    Or freaking mouse, cats, dogs ???

    WHICH FCUKING, FREAKING WRITER WROTE THIS ?

    YOU looking for SYMPATHY ???

    LOOK WHAT MY MINISTER DID TO US and FW wuthh covid19 !!

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  • oxygen:

    THE 10 MILLION population planning benchmark was someone’s wet dream picked up and publicly “endorsed” by the apex of PAPpypolitics like a “float balloon” in quote of agreement, at a significant public forum awaiting silent but definitive (if unopposed) implementation.

    In the heat of election, PAPpypolitics turned viral denying wholesale of it as its population size targeting – even of 6.9m reach ever. I recall reading somewhere the in print figure quoted of 6.5m to 6.9 million was on target of intended reach by 2030 in that controversial Population White Paper rammed down the throats of peasantry post-Punggol by election outcome.

    We now know that Hyflux was given the planning benchmark of 8 million when it was granted the Tuaspring contract way back in April 2011. So that means the wet dream of 10 million (by 2050??) came after Hyflux having been informed “off the public record”. No one should be surprised that 10 million population size target is OFFICIAL BUT NECESSARILY OFF THE RECORD for its political sensitivity relevance.

    Hence the angered rupture of that Dr VB/Dr Chee opening 2020 election televised debate when silence is neither a POLITICALLY viable option for PAPpypolitics nor avoidable of confronting the question head on AT THAT MOMENT.

    At the starting point of 6.9 million by 2030 – ten years from now – it will project to well over 10 million before 2050. The compounding arithmetic of 2% annual growth rate will take us there of natural live birth, new citizens, PR intake with spouses and kids in tow. Nothing is considered of additions of work permit and other temporary residents on short-term contract assignment like CECA and other FTAs. Voters are NOT STUPID universally of maths compounding in this back-of-envelope calculation, PAPpypolitics election integrity will be shredded in social media faster than rain come after lightning flashes.

    NOTHING CAN COME OUT IN THE MOUTH THAT DIDN’T EXISTS IN THE MIND.

    No one should be surprise that POFMA PIMP worked overtime. Anyone significant of publishing 10 million population target got “POFMAed” with demand for CORRECTION DIRECTION.

    But in that desperation of excursion to cover-up, POFMA PIMP were caught “lying” – the Hyflux disclosure of 8 million COMPLETELY DISCREDITED the 6.9 million printed in PWP coming from the Population Division of PMO.

    No other significant PAPpypolitics nor any of its GRC bunker-loving “job applying” inductees spoke a stout defence of 10m population controversy -TOO HOT A POLITICAL POTATO to hold on hand. The subject-matter was in that election campaigning louder as mute and as deaf worst than earth worm.

    The peasants’ life, jobs and future promise is on the line.

    INSTEAD NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNING TOOK CENTRE-STAGE…and the nation was told post election by its Central Bank THAT ITS ECONOMY IS IN DIRE SITUATION.

    HOW NOT TO BE SAD FOR MY MOTHERLAND?

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  • Gary:

    Ricky, you should woke up earlier! Anyway, better late than never started at all. Wonder how many more will wake up now. For your information, I am also UN-employed for more than 6 years after being dislodge from my job and I know the feeling.

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  • Trustworthy:

    If they are serious in wanting to win back the hearts and minds of the voters, then they jolly well be transparent and accountable.

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  • Tremendous:

    You are absolutely right. The village chief pretends to listen when he has made up his mind, even though he says he hasn’t. Did you notice something else ? Lots of local villagers, not those in permanent residency are getting either underemployed or unemployed, yet the chiefs said nothing about cutting their world class million dollar pays. Recently, the education chief came out and said if the market is bad, go upgrade some more. If graduating villagers cannot find good jobs and have to settle for traineeships and low paid jobs, voters who sent the education chief into parliplace are all idiots.
    You can be sure that the people with the highest calibre in the village are from SK, AJ and HG. The other parts of the village are filled with lots of idiots.

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  • C’est la vie:

    ******
    For the many hundreds of thousands out there, who have yet to be “enlightened” by the pap’s lightning bolt, do take your time, cos, … when you do come round after been “doped up” for decades, on the daily dosages of “feel good” stimulants, courtesy of Dr Pap, it’ll be too late for you and your future generations !!!

    Notwithstanding, there’s the “mother of recessions” to end all recessions, that’ll be making its presence and impact on the bubbled bleedin red dot, … awfully soon.

    I do believe, as much as I try to psyched me-self out of it, … that it is too little, one GRC gain, … too late.

    A great deal can be “achieved” in five years, y’know, by the lightning brigade, … and it ain’t ever good !!!
    ***

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  • Selfishness:

    You are typical of a papig voter.
    You ignored the plight of your fellow countrymen.
    You would gladly vote for your lift upgrading knowing full well that whitewash of alties is not good for the country.
    You put self before nation.
    Now that it hit you personally, you choose alties.
    Too late.
    Selfishness has a price.
    Payback time.

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  • minority:

    Firstly, you and many Sinkies alikes are the selfish lots, only waiting to be displaced to be awaken and feel the pains.

    Now let’s put it this way, you join the group hoping the group will seek revenge and make changes for you.

    But we welcome you, hoping you will realize your own attributes, repent and make changes yourself.

    To seek total repentance, you must at least rope in and help to awaken 1000 sleeping Singaporeans.

    But honestly it’s too late.

    The GE results have shown that Local Sinkies are pretty much diluted already.

    The next GE, 10% more CECA or the likes will be planted or drawn into SengKang GRC for example.

    We lost and have to surrender ourselves unless the LunaticLeeDynasty ownself die ownself or taken over by the aliens that they have brought into.
    Be prepared to be minority in the future.

    Lives for all sinkies will be total hardship except the rich.

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  • Reality:

    So Reality hit hard…
    Many PMETs are hard hit in this pandemic..and getting angry.
    Not easy to find decent jobs…for the unemployed and the underemployed PMET.
    First step is to control the FT numbers here…reduce the EP by at least 20%.
    This will create more decent jobs for people like Ricky Seow.
    Stop the auto renewal of EP unless it is really a talent that cannot be find here.
    Insist the HR Manager be local and start getting real jobs for the jobless local PMETs before PAP will get less than 50% the next election…
    Focus on this group…the real 9% swing against PAP this time.
    The group that make the real difference this time…Not the young.

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  • Flabbergasted:

    After reading your article my first reaction was “serve you right, you get what you deserve”. Typical of all IT employed middle management, as long as you get your monthly salary you simply ignore the big picture. The writing was on the wall a long time since. CECA has been with us for almost two decades. It started with Goh Chok Tong’s regime. But all you damb-ass IT and banking personnel chose to ignore it. None of you brought the issue up as long as it didn’t affect you. So narrow minded. The PAP has never been truthful. As long as there is insufficient opposition members of parliament there will be no transparency and pressing issues washed under the carpet. You gonna get the same shit this time around as well. Good decent individuals like Prof Thambiah, Lim Tean, Brad Bowyer, Tan Check Bock, Chee Soon Guan etc who stood for elections this time around lost out and could not reach parliament. Why? Because of damb-ass Singaporeans who will not see the big picture until they suffer the same fate as you did…so my message…start now..preach the message that we need more opposition in parliament and eventually to topple the bloody PAP..They can’t rule perpetually…can they unless we have not woken up from our slumber…time to get involved in politics and be able to exercise our rights..don’t give the PAP a free hand…it is already late but not too late..start now spread the message…we need more opposition in parliament.

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  • Another problem:

    Another problem contributing to the unhappiness on the ground is the inflexibility of implementing of Policy that was supposed to help the Citizen during this crisis of a lifetime.
    Some could not get financial support because of stupid policy to use past household income instead of present income as a criteria for support.
    Same with the mean test for health subsidy…the past family income matter more than applicant present jobless situation.Stupid criteria to reject and expect a 6 months jobless guy to pay expensive medical full amount.
    Just show how out of touch is our Policy maker and Officers with the common man problem.

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  • Dun Bluff Mi U Tink I 2pid?:

    Glad that you have woken up from the “Red Pill” like in The Matrix.

    Some CECA has stolen your lunch. It will happen to your children too. Their schools, university spot, internships, jobs, career etc..

    Please spread the message to your fellow Sinkies. The Oppos have to capture more GRC SMC in parliament as PAPpies still have the supermajority (89% of seats) in parleement and can suka-suka change policies..

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  • Halimah Totally Useless:

    Typical of the daft 70% who only started to wake up after they have been replaced by Fts.
    When times are good, they are so grateful to the PAP and when their lunch are stolen, they gravitate towards the opposition.
    About time the 61% wake up before they face the same fate.
    Middle east countries, Qatar, Emirates, are sending home hundreds of thousands of Ah Nehs.
    They’ll make a bee line towards this place, warmly welcomed by the Jo Teo.
    Wait till they are replaced by these Ah Nehs and start driving Grab for the next 5 years. Good luck to them.

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  • M Vincent:

    Never too late Ricky. Have faith, trust in God and soldier on for the sake of your family. But continue to remain very sceptical of the PAP’s promise – that too for the sake of your family. Their 4G team are just POLITICIANS. We cannot compare them to the patriots who led Singapore through independence.

    It is true that PAP has created jobs recently – nose swabbers, temperature takers and safe distancing ambassadors. I know what you are thinking and I feel your pain.

    All those years struggling to improve ourselves through School, polytechnic, university, continuous lifelong learning, sacrifices we made in our NSF and reservist days, we bought the Singapore dream story from the PAP hook line and sinker. And now?

    My Singapore born and bred sister with masters degree was replaced in her poly teaching post in her late 40s by a foreign import who became her boss and replaced the Singaporeans in the dept with his countrymen and women. To think the clown attended our dad’s wake to give us sweet condolences while he was plotting all this.

    But the clown is not the real villain of the plot. You guessed it right. PAP scholars are not stupid. They surely that globally, new citizens who are really economic migrants from their depressing homelands always vote the party in govt that gave them their new citizenship.

    We this generation of PMEBTs have begun to pay the price. But I worry for our children and their children – just see what happened to the immigrant ghettoes in the Paris suburbs or the British midlands cities and towns – taken over by the new citizens who try to recreate the same failed systems and environment in their homelands, and displacing the locals and local culture and institutions.

    For the sake of all our children and their children – you have dine the right thing this GE. Spread the word and the faith. Start with our own kids to teach them to open their eyes and see the PAP politicians for what they really are. Stay dafe, and stay strong. We owe this much too ourselves.

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  • Boh Kia See:

    You have only yourself to blame. Any thinking person will assess the sentiments on the ground with the rhetoric of the PAP. It is a function of the intellect. You simply chose not to see the facts preferring to accept the slogans of the PAP—it gives you a warm wet feeling doesn’t it.

    My view has always been to oust the PAP from the Government benches if we want real change. As it is, while the GE results are promising, it will not achieve much.

    We will still not know Ho Jinx’s wages, or the size of our reserves. We continue with suffer changes in CPF rules without consultation. CPF, of course, will not be riven back to the people. GST will increase for commodities. We will not know about the land value of our HDB flats.

    There were a lot of things that were kept secret from the citizens before the election. They are still secret now. So what have changed?

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  • oxygen:

    @ Ricky Seow

    ONE PAPpypolitics aristocrat said “retrenchment is good, I did be worried if there is no retrenchment in LEE-jiapore”

    Ricky Seow : had trusted them for far too long, and I am asking all of you who have not woken up to start thinking and till the next GE, we should all go out and vote oppositions to stop them from destroying our lives and country our forefathers built. Remember these foreigners did not build this country, they came in on VIP tickets, our lunches are served on them. So for the sake of our future and next generation, we need to vote more oppositions or end up like me.

    Unfortunately for retrenched Sinkie peasants, they can’t “retrench” him in the ballot boxes any more. He have just “retrenched” himself before the 2020 election to a joyous Swiss standard of living.

    So blame the other 69% or now reduced to 61.4% for this wonderful self-inflicted outcome.

    There is still a hardcore waiting for PAPpypolitics’s false utopia of “your life, your job and your future”.

    For some luckier ones, it may come sooner than they imagine. Ravi Menon, the boss at Monetary Authority of Singapore (our Central Bank) told us this week that our economy is in dire straits.

    A lot of peasant/passengers will be tossed into the Atlantic cold water from the sinking Titanic, to enjoy the swim of their life-time.

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  • It's Too Late, Baby:

    And it’s too late, baby now, it’s too late – Carole King

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  • Reminds me of Cheng San GRC 97:

    Straits Times: Police to take no further action on Ong Ye Kung’s breach of election campaign rules

    Police should explain why it is not taking further action.

    If an opposition party committed the offense will it also “take no further action”? What do you think?

    This reminds me of GE1997 when Goh Chok Tong, Tony Tan and Lee Hsien Loong were INSIDE a Cheng San GRC polling station on Polling Day. None of them were candidates or voters for Cheng San GRC.

    Parliamentary Elections Act states:

    Section 82(1)(d):
    “No person shall wait outside any polling station on polling day, except for the purpose of gaining entry to the polling station to cast his vote”.

    Section 82(1)(e):
    “No person shall loiter in any street or public place within a radius of 200 metres of any polling station on polling day.”

    However, the then Attorney-General (Chan Sek Keong later became Chief Justice) stated that the PAP leaders had not broken the law. It appears “inside a polling station” is NOT “within 200 metres of polling station”. WTF!

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  • MarBowling:

    Alas Seow Lian Kia has finally woken up from his slumber! Good for him. It’s NEVER too late to show the Extended Rude Middle Finger to Mai Hum and his PAPigs!

    Out of the all time high attendance of 30,000 worsheepers, 13,000 have left CHC(Con Hee Church)for GOOD! Now in the just concluded Pandemic ERECTION, out of the 69.9% worsheepers of Lee Kayu who voted for the PAPigs in GE2015, 7.76% have shown the Extended Rude Middle Finger to Mai Hum and Gang! Only 62.14% worsheepers cum devotees have chosen to have DESTINY and FATE to be remained under the THUMB of Mai Hum and his PAPigs for the next 5 years!

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  • John:

    Actually, you said so that you only care about yourself even though many Sg knows about CECA 10 years ago and population expansion.
    No country discriminates against their own citizens except Sg, giving PMET jobs to foreigners.
    you are a typical Sg citizen who only cares about yourself (and family) as you said so yourself!
    The election result shows that is too little too late, with 10% new citizens and another 5% in every five years, the citizens have sold off their own country to serve foreigners as second class citizens (let alone third class) about 10 years ago when they like you, think that you are not replaceable, that you are one of the PAP minions. Finally gotten replaced by a FT and now you are trying to tell the rest ! Maybe you were one of the middle management personnel who were recruiting FT below you for 10 years. You are switching side now because it happened to you, I have no sympathy for you!
    The rest of those maybe 30% minions who think they in the PAP-elite, their time will come.
    Put aside MNC, why do the opposite NOT mentioned about the thousands and thousands of PAP-linked companies run by Directors who are PAP elite members getting thousands of $$$$ In directors fees, some holding so many Directors appointments.
    To begin, where in the world do you have government elected members using taxpayers money to setup PRIVATE companies and made themselves directors and employ foreigners and slowly make them new citizens to secure their votes.

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  • never too late:

    thank you mr ricky seow.. u may have awoken later but still its never too late.
    i love your last paragraph..says it all.

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  • limpei:

    becoming a second class citizen in your own country is real painful but this is the reality right now!

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  • It's too Late, baby:

    Late lah, wake up after election just over? Last paragraph just ‘empty talks’ till 5 years later.

    never too late:
    thank you mr ricky seow.. u may have awoken later but still its never too late.
    i love your last paragraph..says it all.

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  • singaPOOR:

    News Flash!
    140,000 *workers* going to get$4 Billion payout!
    Thats means each get average of $28K!

    many SingaPOOR get only $600?

    Wow! How many out of these 140,000 workers are NON-Sgs?

    PAP ROBS singaPOOR to give to NON-sgs!

    Very caring PAP gahmen.
    Next they increase GST?

    HAHAHA! HOPE MORE YOUNG DAFT sgs lose theirjobs.

    Bring in more FTs please.Young sgs are dafts and should be replaced.

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  • Cockling:

    The only issue I have with PAP voters is they seem to condone the lack of Transparency and Accountability.

    They are sabotaging us in this aspect only.

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  • F-16I Sufa:

    Ricky, you are those that I defined…TOO COMFORTABLE FOR TOO LONG.

    You deserved this.
    I liked to ask you this question…. HOW MANY ELECTIONS YOU VOTED FOR PAP?

    There are several in my circle of relatives. Civil servants especially.

    very Fervent PAP supporters.

    I am praying for them to end up like you or even worst.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Trustworthy:
    If they are serious in wanting to win back the hearts and minds of the voters, then they jolly well be transparent and accountable.

    Do you think PAP would do that?

    You want PAP to change? It is better for voters to change, that is if they dare to change!!

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  • F-16I Sufa:

    The five Ds.
    Debts, Depression, Divorce, Destitution, Death (suicide) should hit ppl like Ricky Seow.
    The 2nd reply by Mephisto: mentioned about George yeo pleading with Aljunied voters in GE2011.

    Never fall for this kind of fake sympathy-seeking. It’s like Nazi Head honchos begging the Jews for forgiveness when the hangman’s noose appears in-front of them.

    Those PAP ppl, their supporters, voters, hard core civil servants. When they fall, they will come kneel and beg you like George Yeo. You never let them have a 2nd chance. You eliminated them there and then. Mafia style.

    Go watch this clip from Beverly Hills Cop 1984.
    The way the mafia deals with Mikey Tandino.
    from 4:40mins.
    that is how you must deal with the PAP when you have the chance.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfXRU2pcuHA

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  • F-16I Sufa:

    Oxygen, just give me a magical date from a crystal ball: when the property meltdown hits.

    oxygen:

    For some luckier ones, it may come sooner than they imagine. Ravi Menon, the boss at Monetary Authority of Singapore (our Central Bank) told us this week that our economy is in dire straits.

    A lot of peasant/passengers will be tossed into the Atlantic cold water from the sinking Titanic, to enjoy the swim of their life-time.

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  • Billy ma:

    I’ve zero sympathy for the writer.
    None at all.

    These are the people who gave PAP 70% vote count.
    These are the same people who vote PAP because they’re enjoying all the good stuff while completely ignore the suffering of many fellow Singaporeans.

    Now what? You hate PAP & voted against PAP? So refreshing.

    You don’t care about anybody but yourself & now that you’ve in the fire, you just realised you’ll wrong all these years?

    You can go eat your own tears.

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  • Shirley:

    I strongly agree. I was also pmet. I saw many capable Singaporeans face similar issues. I urge all of you to share the above story to every single Singaporeans. We are already far out numbered by Indian migrants who became new citizens. I urge every single Singaporeans to vote for opposition before Singapore become a province of another country.

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  • oxygen:

    @ F-16I Sufa:

    UNFORTUNATELY THE CRYSTAL BALL is cloudy and hazy – the Covid-19 virus won’t supply me any clue of what is looming ahead of its infection intention,

    BUT I WILL WATCH THE US bond market, particularly the 10 year treasury bills and US$ very closely and noted two evolving danger signals.

    - the US dollar is falling i.e. it is not a safe haven under Trump’s watch and unyielding covid-19 undercutting the US economic recovery hope’s sustainability.

    - the US 10 yr treasury is at or near 30 year low of currently around 64 basis point. Will this turn negative if US Govt sustains its debt leverage via money printing, and if so, wouldn’t that endangers US banks solvency.

    - if financial markets get jittery in massive bond market sell off driving US interest rate up, those sovereigns, corporate business and household piling up more debts in these trying time will suddenly discover the true meanings and consequences of insolvency.

    ANY SELL-OFF IN THE BOND MARKET DRIVING INTEREST RATE UP WILL SEE SUDDEN DEATH COLLAPSE OF STRANDED UNDERWATER INFLATED HARD ASSETS (debt-financed) and equities together.

    Remember this – the 10 yr bond is not Fed determined, it is market determined by going banking lending rate, If business borrowing at costs of 0.64% (theoretically over 10 year horizon) can’t make money in enterprise ventures, how good is the economy AND BY IMPLICATION OF THAT, HOW VALUABLE AND SUSTAINABILITY OF ASSET VALUES FINANCED OUT OF DEBT for the risks- taker?

    It will come crumbling down together and if foreigners having sold their US treasury bonds/equities rushed out (selling) of falling US dollar, the implications of destabilised currency market for global economy is too fearful for me to contemplate now.

    Ravi Menon is right – LEE-jiapore economy is in a dire straits.

    F-16I Sufa:
    Oxygen, just give me a magical date from a crystal ball: when the property meltdown hits.

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  • Welcome:

    Aiyoh, don’t be so harsh lah.

    It may be very late. But still late than never. Still can vote for many GEs to come. Every vote counts.

    Keep it up, Ricky! Write more. You write very well. Way better than average among TRE writers.

    Billy ma:
    I’ve zero sympathy for the writer.
    None at all.

    These are the people who gave PAP 70% vote count.
    These are the same people who vote PAP because they’re enjoying all the good stuff while completely ignore the suffering of many fellow Singaporeans.

    Now what? You hate PAP & voted against PAP? So refreshing.

    You don’t care about anybody but yourself & now that you’ve in the fire, you just realised you’ll wrong all these years?

    You can go eat your own tears.

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  • Trust only myself:

    Ricky Seow,

    You are still half a goon, waiting until after the GE then start to “think correctly” and post your comment?
    What is the point of calling those who have not wake up to vote alternatives next GE when they would be the minority in a 6.9m or 10m crowd?

    For many decades I am also with good job and pay but I can see what the useless leaders are doing with more migrant workers and immigrants and I never voted for them a single time, even though I know no foreigners can replace me with the expertise I have, unlike IT.

    I will probably be working till retirement whether at 62 or 65 with my expertise……..the only sad thing is that all those sheeps we are actually trying to help cannot understand and still try to put obstacles for themselves in every GE.

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  • Trust only myself:

    Billy ma:
    I’ve zero sympathy for the writer.
    None at all.

    These are the people who gave PAP 70% vote count.
    These are the same people who vote PAP because they’re enjoying all the good stuff while completely ignore the suffering of many fellow Singaporeans.

    Now what? You hate PAP & voted against PAP? So refreshing.

    You don’t care about anybody but yourself & now that you’ve in the fire, you just realised you’ll wrong all these years?

    Fully agree with you….

    You can go eat your own tears.

    Billy ma:
    I’ve zero sympathy for the writer.
    None at all.

    These are the people who gave PAP 70% vote count.
    These are the same people who vote PAP because they’re enjoying all the good stuff while completely ignore the suffering of many fellow Singaporeans.

    Now what? You hate PAP & voted against PAP? So refreshing.

    You don’t care about anybody but yourself & now that you’ve in the fire, you just realised you’ll wrong all these years?

    You can go eat your own tears.

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  • look forward with hope:

    the writer isnt asking for anyone’s sympathy.
    we should “embrace” all the “new recruits” who are seeing the light.
    as of 2015 there were 30% in the opposition’s camp.
    now its 40% wef GE2020.
    more will be joining camp oppo by next GE…possible another 10 or 20% more?
    now isnt that something to look forward too.

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  • It is the Millennials, Stupid:

    Why??? LOL Let them repent !!

    Flabbergasted: Good decent individuals like Prof Thambiah, Lim Tean, Brad Bowyer, Tan Check Bock, Chee Soon Guan etc who stood for elections this time around lost out and could not reach parliament. Why?

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  • xoxo:

    You did not trust PAP in truth.
    Its just that you were not hurt before.
    You trusted your ownself thinking you cant just bochup about the COMMON GOOD OF ALL SGS as long as you are doing well.

    I tell you,many others among the 61 pct are still bochup.

    If you truly trust PAP,you would not regret like you do just becos you lost your job NOW?

    LOOK AT DR CHEE,he suffers for a long time and still speaking out for VOICELESS sgs.

    He has PHD,his wife too.
    If he bochup,he would have had a good living?

    You are now awaken.
    Sgs are like that.
    Only when their own backsides get burnt,they voice out?
    Else,diam diam n even criticise others for speaking out?

    WP WINS SK BECOS MANY YOUNGER SGS ARE JOBLESS?

    IF NOT,NG CHEE MENG STILL SHINES?

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  • Future Kings:

    Never Too Late To Repent

    Hi, Ricky Seow,

    It is not too late to repent and make amends. You are forgiven because you have lost your way by being blinded by the lightning and fireworks, the good life and plenty, and the imbecile belief in a good Pay And Pay government, despite knowing that you have been paying and paying all your life. But never mind. ‘I earned big, so I spent big. Never mind at all.’

    Now, you have fallen from the ladder that you managed to climb substantially high. You lost your good-paying job – robbed in broad day light by foreigners who are invited with open arms and open legs by the Pay And Pay government to compete with you. You lost. You become a loser in the job market. So, you air your sorrow and grief in the open, hoping to warn others.

    However, the facts of life is such: “If you don’t reach the bridge, you cannot cross it.” You have first to reach the bridge, then you can cross it. See?

    Another one: “If things are not broken, don’t fix it.” People only take action after they have been bitten by a s*ake, puppy, mosquito of Pay And Pay ghost. Same like you. See?

    So, all you have done is to satisfy yourself – vent your frustration and agony. Some people here don’t even have any sympathy for you. See? Some like me, who realised the shit much earlier than you, can understand your feelings, frustration and agony. Many others could not care less what you have said. They just read the things you have written. But they are not going to take any action, because the needle has not prick them yet. “Things not broken, don’t fix it.” Remember?

    Nevertheless, it is never too late to repent. And let it all out of your breast. It is good to let go some air, or else the balloon is going to burst. So, spread the message. Good show, Ricky. Keep it up relentlessly.

    Welcome to the Opposition Camp, the Alternative Government-in-the-Making. Cheers.

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  • Galen:

    To the registered electors of the Town of Buchanan, two (two ) seats to get a four (4) year period to the town Commission will soon be voted during the General Election,
    Tuesday November 3, 2020. In the event that you are interested in becoming a Buchanan
    City Commissioner, the previous day to file Nominating Petitions
    in the City Clerk’s Office is currently Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

    Nominating Petitions, which will comprise less than 6 or over 20 signatures of qualified registered electors
    at the town, are available by appointment in City Hall, 302 N Redbud Trail, Buchanan, MI.
    Contact the Town Clerk in

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  • Went to Japan:

    Many people have fear and worry about voting against PAP, especially those in govt jobs and also those who have good jobs. They have been conditioned by PAPPY education, system and propaganda.

    So most often you only see them turn against PAP when they are affected, they dont realise it impacts the whole Singapore and future generations.

    These days, foreigners are ruling the private sectors, many interviews are conducted by foreigners and they end up hiring foreigners…. Many locals are heavily discriminated and cant find jobs.

    PAPPY is adamant on its 6.9/10M as you can see they published yet another article saying lets not talk about the numbers but infrastructure is ready. Another hint that they are not going to back down but will play monkey with locals and instill subtly we are ready for 10M with their time to time propaganda that we are ready.

    WP is made leader of oppositions with resources? Then now they are saying he should come out with policies and not just debate…. you can see how the regime has lured the opposition into its trap. This is one form of fixing…. Pinky is not so generous and magnanimous to back down and work with oppositions, he wants to get rid of them.

    So we will still see aggressive import of foreigners within the next few years, we will breach 6M by next GE and many new citizens ready to be deployed into opposition infested area to give PAP the edge.

    It is difficult for us to convince many of these kiasi and kiasu PMETs who still made tonnes of money, they cannot see that it will happen to them if too many foreign PMETs are invading this island, surely they will be hit. We are too small for too many people, yes the infrastructure is ready but there is not enough jobs for 6.9 or 10M, someone has to give way. And in this case, Ricky is making way for another foreigner and this foreigner will bring his whole village. And if this numbers keep going on, the exponential will impact locals who still have jobs.

    Remember PAPPY also sent many ex Malaysians (largest migrants) into parliament and we had a Shawn (Ingriwang) Chinese indo into parliament. We will soon see PRC, Viet, Indian and Burmese politicians being parachuted into PAPPY wards.

    So if we do not act now in unison, just prepare to end up like Ricky.

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  • F-16I Sufa:

    Ricky Seow,

    i hope more and more ppl like you end up bankrupt, homeless, divorced, and completely penniless. 5Ds – debts, depression, divorce, destitution, death(suicide)

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  • F-16I Sufa:

    Billy,

    These are the ppl you and me must mock them and pour acid on their wounds.

    The key word here…refreshing…. very very REFRESHING to see these ppl collapse.

    Billy ma:
    I’ve zero sympathy for the writer.
    ……..

    Now what? You hate PAP & voted against PAP? So refreshing.
    …….

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  • Michael Young:

    Our education system is touted as one of the best in the world, unfortunately it didn’t enable us to think critically or maybe the system here make us focus on bread and butter issues only.

    It is good that Ricky finally “woke” up but I think fundamentally, his thinking hasn’t changed at all.

    He “woke” up only when his interests are harmed and even then, I see that his revelations are all tied to how he is impacted financially due to loss of job.

    His decisions are based on the financial impact on him. Initially he supported PAP because it benefited him and now he don’t support PAP because their policies hurt him. He failed to realized that this focus on financial rewards (close two eyes to everything else) is what got him into the current state and I don’t see him learning anything new from what happened to him except to see it through the lens of financial reward again.

    What if the opposition he support took over and put in policies that benefit him initially but harm him in the end ? Will he repeat the same mistake ?

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  • What do you believe in Rick?:

    “I want my children to understand the world, but not just because the world is fascinating and the human mind is curious. I want them to understand it so that they will be positioned to make it a better place …. If you are not prepared to resign or be fired for what you believe in, then you are not a worker, let alone a professional. You are a slave.”

    Prof Howard Gardner, Multiple Intelligence Theory

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  • oxygen:

    @ F-16I Sufa:

    I WARNED LAST NIGHT of risks to banking solvency forward.

    oxygen: – the US 10 yr treasury is at or near 30 year low of currently around 64 basis point. Will this turn negative if US Govt sustains its debt leverage via money printing, and if so, wouldn’t that endangers US banks solvency.

    In this morning CNBC news, Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS banking group has this warning for LEE-jiapore….

    Piyush Gupta, CEO, DBS Bank :you’ll start seeing a lot more default, which in turn means that you’ll start seeing the problems spill over to the financial sector

    CEO of major Asian bank says ‘a big, big challenge’ is looming for the global economy

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/20/dbs-ceo-says-a-big-big-challenge-is-looming-in-the-global-economy.html

    YOU CAN BET THAT A LOT OF RETRENCHMENTS ARE ROLLING IN very soon.

    And lots of Ricky Seows will be walking the streets in LEE-jiapore like walking zombies – particularly those TRAPPED IN OVERPRICED property bet fast falling in value.

    Gold is so bullish that I think it is equally STUPID of ETF chase as well.

    I agree with this writing.

    Gold timers have rarely been more bullish than they are today — that’s a bad sign.

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-golds-new-all-time-high-will-have-to-wait-2020-07-14?mod=home-page

    A LOT OF TEARS WAITING TO BE SHED forward. And a lot of Ricky Seows will need to wake up fast to the grim reality that PAPPpypolitics/PAPpynomics is FAILURE AND STILL IN DENIAL.

    http://theindependent.sg/pap-govt-is-in-denial-historian-michael-barr-reflects-on-ge2020/

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  • oxygen:

    @ F-161 Sufa

    Piyush Gupta on the same CNBC page added this WARNING:

    Piyush Gupta: The economic aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to worsen when authorities start rolling back relief measures — and banks could experience “far more damage” to their balance sheets

    THE KEY CATCHWORDS in Gupta’s warning are – FAR MORE DAMAGE.

    Those IDIOTS who recently chased banking stocks will enjoy the same slaughtering joy of chasing Singapore airline share post recapitalisation massive cash injection into its damaged balance sheet – it is doing at S$3.66 per share, not too far from its 52-week low of S$3.53 per share and more downside to come if Covid-19 comes another wave.

    Likewise, when banks in LEE-jiapore balance sheets are threatened of insolvency i.e. its own survival fight – further aggravated by falling/maybe negative interest rate pressure from around the world – IT WILL HAVE TO SQUEEZE MUCH HARDER on those with stranded (unproductive invested capital) borrowers hanged by over-priced assets like property.

    When bankruptcy rises in LEE-jiapore, you will see the waterfall of property values and prices because salvage value is forced in mortgagor sale to the next (maybe only) buyer left on the auction floor.

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  • Too Late:

    Why are the majority slow to believe? They have to discover the hard truth for themselves. FTs may “complement” you today but they could replace you tomorrow.

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  • Tremendous:

    I rarely specify names but this person Liu Thai Ker is really a bloody idiot. In the heat of election campaign, when the population question was a hot button, he kept his bloody mouth shut. After creating so many issues, now he comes out after elections to say it’s his personal opinion. Once a bloody idiot, forever a bloody idiot.

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  • PR is Singaporean:

    @ Went to Japan :

    ” Remember PAPPY also sent many ex Malaysians (largest migrants) into parliament and we had a Shawn (Ingriwang) Chinese indo into parliament. We will soon see PRC, Viet, Indian and Burmese politicians being parachuted into PAPPY wards. ”

    Many chinese Indonesians are already here.

    New citizen Nathan Hartono – NDP 2020 singer. Why the long wait to accept citizenship since he was born here and can have it straight away ?

    Procastinating to game the system with the best of both worlds ?

    Then we have today CNA’s Brandon Tanoto.

    Also Dr Lily Neo or ( Lily Tirtasana ) who uses her husband’s surname NEO to mask her indonesian origin.

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  • Clarify, clarify:

    Very likely, someone forces this old man to come out and “clarify”.

    Few believe the official statements, then and now. Just look at all the residence building up everywhere, in cemeteries, port, Jurong, N S E W, everywhere. 10 million is not the target. The target is unlimited, as many as they can get.

    Tremendous:
    I rarely specify names but this person Liu Thai Ker is really a bloody idiot. In the heat of election campaign, when the population question was a hot button, he kept his bloody mouth shut. After creating so many issues, now he comes out after elections to say it’s his personal opinion. Once a bloody idiot, forever a bloody idiot.

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  • xoxi:

    Hahaha! Wisdom from Piyu$h gupta?
    Yo! Banksters like piyu$h contribute to the DAMAGE?!

    COVID IS ONE DAMAGE,BANKSTERS CAUSE EVEN MORE DAMAGE$!
    Look at $PREAD BETWEEN SAVING RATES N LOAN RATE$?
    guys,dont he deceived.
    Even if COVID goes away,BANKSTERS WILL STILL CAUSE HAVOC?

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  • TUMASIK Patriot:

    Liu is no small fish his family is very PROMINENT and his “thinking” is CONsidered valuable in the eyes of Idiots in the PAP especially the Cabinet…

    AND…am 100% SURE as the sun rises in the east the IDIOTS must have discussed and shared with most agreeing 10 Million is the Booster to carry on the CON & Deceit

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  • RICKY, r u lying?:

    Ricky, if u miss this video, see now

    https://youtu.be/jQK9HrqqExY

    PAP CCS seemed to imply you tyingl. R u lying?
    PAP beats around the bush when queried. Would u do the same or you would reply directly.

    As to Sham, if politic does not embrace religion, is that why the pap ministers treat their oaths as bs since they swore on the .god thru their prophets or son of god or nhe think these r not religious but something they junk it after the wayang? Tell singaporeians?

    Chan cS n Sham
    Do repeat your question publiclynnot in your Buttbook n let Singaporeans repy you on your questions?

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