WP’s Yee Jenn Jong rebuts Lawrence Wong

With due respect to Minister Lawrence Wong, I do not think this ‘desire for diverse voices, checks and balances’ is something new that will cause PAP’s vote share to be unlikely to exceed 65% in future.

A blank cheque was given to the PAP in 1968 when the Barisan Socialis boycotted the GE. That allowed the PAP to cement super dominance of parliament and to further execute drastic measures to quell talented people who desired to be on the alternative camp. I do not need to elaborate on how people had been exiled, bankrupted or put into detention for making their stand in the past.

Whenever there were good opposition candidates, inroads were made. JBJ broke the 100% dominance in 1981, followed by Chiam See Tong in 1984, then 3 others in 1991 which included Low Thia Khiang. Even Eunos and Cheng San GRC were almost lost in the past by the PAP when a strong challenge emerged.

Against a backdrop of fear, super dominance of PAP and various measures such as GRC, town councils, gerrymandering, opposition already made small breakthroughs. The desire for checks and balances had always been there.

The problem is that talent flow to the alternative camp had been choked for a long time. I would credit the tactics of Low Thia Khiang to gradually build a respectable and credible force to be a reason for the many who now dare to come forward, and the many more who will in future GEs. Social media and an increasingly educated electorate also contributed to more coming forward. Others have now come up to show the way.

GE2020 saw credible challenge to the PAP in many parts of the country and by several parties. Only the PAP wants you to believe that talented people are reluctant to join politics, that Singapore only has enough for a team A.

It is time we move to a functioning first world democracy. The road is still long. Singapore is bigger than the PAP. Many artificial hurdles have to be removed. At least we are making steady progress.

#majulahsingapura

 

* Facebook post by Yee Jenn Jong.

 

 

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25 Responses to “WP’s Yee Jenn Jong rebuts Lawrence Wong”

  • WP:

    PAP job is not to help WP.
    WP need to stand on it own two feet and fight for itself and Singapore.
    As leading opposition,it need to do its job and offer as alternative to PAP.
    We don’t need co driver…we need alternative driver.

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  • RDB:

    So long as the Peeing And Pooing Farty keep up with their character assassinations of opposition political parties, they will more and more incur the wrath of election voters… That IS a sure thing and they are Dumbass Jackass still keep on doing it until they suddenly wake up one day far too late to recover ever again… By then they relise it far too late. It will then of course be serve them right lor!

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  • #06-1995 Lei Sor Guai:

    You know what they say – action speak louder than words.

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  • Protect Atas People:

    If late lky thinks “that without the GRC, Teo Chee Hean on his own, standing in a single ward, might not win against somebody like Chee Soon Juan”, then surely lky would say the same about Lawrence Wong, on his own might not win against Yee Jenn Jong.

    Lawrence Wong has been talking a lot unnecessarily recently. With DPM Heng’s poor GE result, is he trying hard to bootlick his boss, to impress ah loong? Eyeing on Heng’s DPM title already?

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  • Loongkang Politics:

    Gutter Politics aka Loongkang Politics is definitely a Nono! It backfires much, much, more than what it should. There’s always a recoil in every gunshot. The gunner could even end up with a ricochet in his own foot.

    Fable-casting, telling Grandfather’s stories,Stonewalling, answering Valid Questions with Snobbish Questions, poking fun on MPs during the supposedly serious Parliamentary sessions are cearly the kinds of Obnoxious and Disgraceful Acts of Disrespect to The Noble House of Democracy, as witnessed by discerning People.

    Dozing off unashamedly, only to wake up voting under party whip, just to toe the line. Is that what People want from the highly paid MPs? Very BIG, BIG, Signs of Complacency!

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  • Realistically:

    i agree with most of what Yee has said, but disagree with him that Chiam and Low Thia Khiang were “good opposition candidates”.

    I also note that Yee has not rebutted my oft criticisms of the failure and dereliction of duty and responsibilities of the wayang party MPs, which had contributed to SGP becoming SINKaPOOR to our detriment as a nation and to sinkies.

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  • lost focus:

    the previous PAPs had class.
    now most are just crass or crap ministars.

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  • Halimah Totally useless:

    Is he trying to speak on behalf of “we have a plan east Coast Seat warmer Heng”, or for Cotton from Sheep Kee Chiu ???
    He should just concentrate on the out of control epidemic spread, never mind that it’s been nearly 6 months and we are still having 200+ infections daily.
    Your so called 4G talents are a washout, about time hand it over to Opposition Parties to show you the way.

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  • xoxo:

    LW reminds me of a PROVERB i learnt in Primary school.

    * EMPTY VESSELS MAKE THE MOST NOISE*?

    KNOCK,KNOCK,LAWRENCE ONE,are you there?

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  • Change We Must:

    For our country good in the long term, we should deny a party to dominate the parliament. Diverse voices, checks and balances among all political parties are important for greater good. 3 millions voices are better than 93 voices. We don’t need a government to ownself checks ownself.

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  • The ThaiKhun:

    It will interesting to see how this fricking cocky and arrogant Co-Chair of Covid19 Task Force bugger who Parachuted into Parliament in GE2011 via the GRC Backdoor engaging Worker’s Party MP Dr Jamus Lim to debate on Policy matters sometime in the near future when Parliament reconvene in August 2020.

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  • Flickshit:

    If LW thought that he deserved to be a minister and teach WP what to do. Why don’t he dares to stand in Hougang or any SMC to contest with WP members.

    If he dares not, I think he should keep his CBM shut. OK.

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  • Cotton Chan YeFong joke:

    The problem remains the people never really understood democracy. Their understanding of it came from social engineering.

    Students today should study a superior form of democracy so that they understand the strengths and issues or flaws with Democracy. This will highly reduce the chances of a failed democracy.

    But if Singaporeans are taught democracy
    I think One Party Rule will be castrated.

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  • Ah Ha:

    How many exceptionally brilliant people don’t have enough common sense of how to brush their teeth properly? My guess, probably half. How many highly educated Singaporeans are intelligent when you see actions like an abused puppy afraid of its master still coming to them to be fed, rather take abuse than to choose another. That is stupidity but dealing with animal instincts bred into them, please tell me the common sence of the highly educated, intelligent Singaporean, not seeing the PAP institution being bred into them and they cower. Outside looking in this is clearly stupidity, no other word describes the majority so clearly.

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  • Pioneer:

    Thanks to Mr Yee Yenn Jong’s contribution and rebuttal against the millionaire politician. Also, agree with one contributor who said the Pay and Pay’s job is not to help the oppositions. The opppositions don’t need your help either. But instead, the pay and pay lay down many “landmines” to trip and fix the oppositions, thru boundary changes, GRCs, gerrymandering, character assassinations, threats against citizens who do not vote for them, etc.

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  • AristoCATs - Mr. Fix-It . . .:

    > “The problem is that talent flow to the alternative camp had been choked for a long time.”
    -
    “Suppose you had 10, 15, 20 opposition members in Parliament.
    . . .
    I’m going to spend all my time thinking what’s the right way to fix them. . .”
    PM Lee – 2006

    -

    “SG is number 1” – Mr. Fix-it – w multi-million dollar salary.
    -
    The Ballot Box Remembers.

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  • Learn from the experts:

    Covid infections are still in the few hundreds every day, and definitely out of control. This guy has no clue how to manage the outbreak. For once, admit you have failed, and cede leadership of the task force to somebody more competent like Dr Paul Thambyah, or Dr Tan Cheng Bock. You can remain as a team member of the task force and learn from the experts. And we don’t think you are PM material either, so stop eyeing the coveted throne.

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  • Whoever wanted Sinchiapor Inc?:

    We the people of the Republic of Singapore pledge to build a democratic society based on justice and equality, so as to achieve peace, progress and prosperity for our nation.

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  • sinkies submerged:

    Yahoo is gagged, I think it means the covit-19 will be rising in numbers and since alibi created on east coarse assembly like the alibi on mosquito breeding in flower pots.

    How to trust them?

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  • C wong:

    This bast**d is the back stabbing type. Be wary aHeng

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  • Zhenzidan:

    WP:
    PAP job is not to help WP.
    WP need to stand on it own two feet and fight for itself and Singapore.
    As leading opposition,it need to do its job and offer as alternative to PAP.
    We don’t need co driver…we need alternative driver.

    Strange leh! We only asked PAP to play fair. Like that means helping WP?

    Bingo! Indirectly admitting that PAP played dirty to make things difficult for WP! Correct?

    BTW, WP doesn’t need help from PAP. They only need help from voters!

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  • covid wong:

    just because he secured a win at GE,he thinks he can show off.
    Covid cases still in 3 figures,higher than bigger countries?

    Going to surpass 50K n more.
    Covid Wong,you dont talk big.
    Just be humble.
    You talk as if you did a great job.
    You are no different from Jo Teo.
    You are an odd couple.

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  • @covid wong

    The whole world already standby and preparing to fight phase 2 and Sinkapore is still stuck battling phase 1, whats there to be proud of?

    Maybe he thinks win GE liao virus will quietly go away? lol

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  • covid wong:

    @TRE Techie

    You are right,whole world fighting seriously except Sinkiapoor.
    Covid Wong thinks its masak-masak and blame dormitories.
    Even 8,9,10 Community cases is not small.
    Look at other countries.

    Here no extensive testing some more.
    He is a clown lah.

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  • Rodger:

    IF without his millions dollars salary do you think he’d still want to shit for LHL? Their wives probably coach them how to carry LHL balls so that they can continue to live their Swiss standard like GCT.

    $$$$ can buy you loyalty and kow tow.

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