Parliament committed to holding government accountable?

Dear Speaker of Parliament,

I chanced upon an article on ST which I rarely read, except for updates to what is occurring around Singapore on the Home Edition and saw what you told the State Media on “Parliament committed to holding government accountable “.

I got a little curious as to how can Parliament hold your party leaders accountable when 83 of 93 seats, including yours are subjected to party whipping while the following list of sticking questions from the previous session of Parliament remain unresolved?

1. Summoning Lee Hsien Yang & Dr Lee Wei Ling to give their side of the story to the 38 Oxley Rd saga.

2. Open a parliamentary enquiry into the appointment of family and friends to key positions such as the AG, DAG & AGO etc.

3. Updating Singaporeans on the outcome of the embarrassing Keppel corruption case & if key stake holders will still be held LIABLE for either the corrupt act itself or “negligence” similar to the AHTC ruling.

4. For your deputy, Charles Chong to be referred to the Committee of Privileges for disciplinary action into the false dissemination of Punggol East Town Council matters.

5. For parliament to convene a constitutional court to look into the systematic discrimination of minorities being unable to assent for Premiership, don hijab as the reserved president has stated her difficulties in concurring with the cabinet to do so.

6. Review of executive actions and controversial bilateral agreements such as the CECA, gerrymandering, population growth and most important of them all, the salary of sovereign wealth fund CEO Mdm Ho Ching.

In view of the above circumstances, is Parliament able to extract answers to these contentious issues?

Additionally, please advise if Parliament is still a forum for the people and of the people for us to submit queries to, in the event our PAP MPs are unwilling to do so?

Sincerely,
Dan De Costa

 

 

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19 Responses to “Parliament committed to holding government accountable?”

  • Harder Truths:

    Ownself check ownself = ownslef corrupt ownself

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  • MadeInSgSnake-oil:

    no accountability
    no transparency
    they think theyre the boss of us!
    highest paid s*ake-oil salesmen/women..

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  • Foreigners help SG punch above:

    Dear Dan De Costa,
    Singaporeans prefer peace and stability over war and instability like Syria.

    Singaporeans are not interested in the list of questions you asked.

    And don’t you think you are a hero helping freeloader Singaporeans to speak up.

    Freeloader Singaporeans are UNASHAMED to exploit you and make you work for free.
    In the end, you will end up poor and destitute and have to beg for donation to see doctor just like TRE Techie Andrew Loh.

    Poor TRE Techie Andrew Loh, he speak up for the voiceless tirelessly, asking nothing in return and now he is being abandoned and forgotten by the freeloader Singaporeans.

    Last I check, Andrew Loh still have not reach his targeted US20,000 fund for his medical treatment.

    Let this be a lesson to all who speak up for freeloader Singaporeans, you are being exploited and taken a ride for a long long time.

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Lazy Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster

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  • Open the Can:

    Open the can and what do you see inside?

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  • opposition dude:

    When the speaker of parliament is also a former minister now MP it tells you everything. After all, PAP did say ownself check ownself mah. So check already sure pass because ownself can do no wrong after all.

    All these ridiculous statements will be mentioned time to time. Got to fool the dafts out there you know. Along with Halimah saying that the government will create jobs and what not, yah right. Create jobs for non Singaporeans have lah, locals have to be contented with part time/freelance/temp work.

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  • xoxo:

    Sorry,its parLEEnen,not parlianent.
    So,there wont be real checks,not to mention being held accountable.

    WP will just be bashed yet again.

    Its still a wayang.
    Waiting for FINAL CURTAIN?

    SDP PLUS PSP WILL BRING CHANGE!

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  • Talk cock:

    Anyone missed the only MP who said, “Don’t talk cock”? He was a very honest and direct MP.

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  • xoxo:

    BTW,just an offside.
    Seems like THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT is the Pre-RETIREMENT POST?
    First,YEO CHEOW TONG,followed by Raymond Lim,then,LUI TUCK YEW,and now,KHAW BOON WAN.

    GUESS next GE,ONG YE KUNG will resign?

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  • Sell Your Ass,, Talk So Much:

    TRE’s source of income is from advertisers? Traditional media is like that. They don’t earn nuch from magazine sales.

    Having sold ads myself, it’s very hard to get advertising revenue. Many cheapskates small and big companies will ask you for free ad. Or they may do barter deal. They pay with their goods or services. They do so with the small players. Of course they dare not ask SPH or Mediacrap for free.

    Even if you can get a contract, many default on payment. Yes Singapore companies are lazy scrooges in that aspect. Even when paying, want more discount and freebies despite initial agreement. The women are even more disgusting, they will turn in into a wet market for housewives.

    Sometimes mama shop easier to operate. No credit terms. Pay for goods at once. Not happy, fiack off.

    Foreigners help SG punch above:
    Dear Dan De Costa,
    Singaporeans prefer peace and stability over war and instability like Syria.

    Singaporeans are not interested in the list of questions you asked.

    And don’t you think you are a hero helping freeloader Singaporeans to speak up.

    Freeloader Singaporeans are UNASHAMED to exploit you and make you work for free.
    In the end, you will end up poor and destitute and have to beg for donation to see doctor</strongned and forgotten by the freeloader Singaporeans.

    Last I check, Andrew Loh still have not reach his targeted US20,000 fund for his medical treatment.

    Let this be a lesson to all who speak up for freeloader Singaporeans, you are being exploited and taken a ride for a long long time.

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Lazy Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster

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  • The young one:

    Well said.

    Yet another bullshit from PAP.

    When the TOP talks bullshit (we pledge to build a democratic society), the bottom follows suit.

    Parliament is a joke just like everything else associated with this regime.

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  • the already poor daft sinkies:

    but thought parleemant and garment are almost the same openly declared he-is-not-my-bro-ownself-check-ownself one curry party function with more than 66% white monkey idiots ??? please lar, you believe already ok lar, do not further insult the already poor daft sinkies lar ?

    accountable somemore got chim and twisted result like 4 = 5 and selected = elected ????

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  • cannot stay hidden:

    //Seems like THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT is the Pre-RETIREMENT POST?
    First,YEO CHEOW TONG,followed by Raymond Lim,then,LUI TUCK YEW,and now,KHAW BOON WAN.

    GUESS next GE,ONG YE KUNG will resign?//

    haha. one breakdown, so many people (commuters) affected and cannot stay hidden & wayang in the 158th media standard; and many got to take PHVs & taxis (no longer world class ???) ???

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  • The better general:

    CY is the 10x better General than that vile howlian loose mouth behind door cotton ship loosey general . CJ is whole more respectable fair dealing General deserving of his rank I can salute . That loosey cotton Ship general is Kopitiam uncle equivalent with one leg up ah Beng . CJ is a lot more like GY … CJ put down the sheningans and rid the P off those without a backbone ..

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  • Asd:

    I think its cahoots everybody take together fill own pocket and all keep silent

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  • More PAP bullshit.:

    New bunch of useful idiots from PAP.

    The fact is without openness and transparency there is no real accountability only have self-serving “spin” (a.k.a. LIES).

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  • $3,900:

    Madam Teo. $3,900 they are already paid beyond this price . Does it solve CECA ? Answer is clearly NO .. this sum exceeds singapire average salaries – u care so much about the pay of an average IT from South Asia and yet u didn’t support higher salaries for singaporean . Like usual past leaders there are no gRd decision to solve the problem – just putting a couple of hundred to try contain the problem will never solve the problem . Stop lying about the problem . To stop it with a hArd headed decision put $5,000 for E pass .. many average IT will go home and make way for singaporean . Enough Pretense .

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  • All pap ministers r FREAK:

    They have to ” PRETEND ”

    otherwise, how to collect millions EVERY YEAR

    PLUS 12 TO 15 MONTHS OF BONUSES.

    As long as GDP hits 1.5% ,

    IS 1.5% DIFFICULT TO REACH ????

    Ask the boys at KPMG, ,,,,,

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  • ABCD Survival Guide:

    Lair den is similar to concubines in a palace
    Tell one version to your officials
    Tell another to the inner circles eunuchs
    Tell every others the Sanitized version without facts or numbers
    At all times A= admit nothing / B= believe nothing said / C= commit nothing /D= deny everything .
    Get paid millions count bank money count CPF monies
    Hide desire for China Xiao Mei mei .. till day collect retirement findings

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  • The sun will rise:

    Residents of Aljunied and Sengkang voted for future government to take over incumbent . It is shameful to call residents of Sengkang and Aljunied as “freeriders”. Kudos to Pritam Singh in his sincerity in serving residents , the standards of debates are exactly good for Singapore . Many sitting PAP MP are doing the “wrong things” being useless in exercising parliamentary privilege. Residents of Aljunied and Sengkang voted tactically for WP and no need to educate singaporean on how to vote. “That is not honest” “minister are executives “ .. minister does not rely on deputy ministers “ . The sun will continued to rise in the Singapore even with a mediocre civil servants .. time will come to drain the civil service off the freeloading civil servants

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