On ‘Free Riders’

As I listened intuitively again to the PM’s speech on Wednesday to the Presidential address of our 14th Parliament, I can’t help but feel the current incessant attacks on the PM’s remarks about “free riders” have been taken out of context, though the PM was desperately trying to buy his way out of the argument, on the reason not to vote for the Opposition as perpetuated by Mr Khaw Boon Wan in 2015.

What PM actually said, was not to vote for the Opposition out of spite or with the view that the PAP will be returned to power from other Constituencies. But he did say to vote his own colleagues out if they’re not performing well in your respective Constituency. In my opinion, those PAP free loaders from West Coast, Bt Panjang and especially Bt Batok should have been voted out additionally on July 10th, for they are taking their resident’s mandate for granted all these while during the absence of stronger contenders.

Political discourse here should be shaped by sharp acumen, logic and sound reasoning rather than just jumping on the bandwagon to draw blood. For this, the SDP candidates of Marsiling-Yew Tee should be commended for keeping the fight clean by focusing on the track record of the 2 MND office holders and a checker of the MND Parliamentary Committee, on their failures on estate duties owed to all Marsiling-Yew Tee residents.

We should not only emulate the MYT SDP candidates but also not be easily swayed by the so-called “political commentators” who blog all day long without putting their words into action as Mr LTK says: “Why not join a political party and walk your talk?”

We must also guard against cronyism and double standards in our system to prevent abuse as I note that appointments to key positions like the chief of CPF, Commissioner of Police, Judges, AG himself, Auditor-General etc. are still shrouded in much mystery and helmed by relatives and friends of sitting PAP MPs and Ministers. Their invocations of POFMA or judgements rendered against political opponents and civil activists will always be called into question and much doubts on their impartiality, cast!

 

Mdm Alice Ho

 

 

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10 Responses to “On ‘Free Riders’”

  • kong simi ?:

    Yawn :(

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  • Free Rider Singaporeans:

    Alice, you said : But he (PM Lee) did say to vote his own colleagues out if they’re not performing well in your respective Constituency.
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    I agreed with you … but oppie supporters are selectively blind and deaf.

    Opposition like to oppose just for the sake of opposing only, never come up with any constructive solution at all.

    Opposition voters are just free riders.

    Look at poor Andrew, he helped the opposing side to have their voices heard drawing little wages.

    Now that Andrew is sick and need financial help, where are all the opposition supporters that he has helped ?

    99% percent of the opposition supporters just disappeared when you asked them to donate money….one good example.. Zhenzidan who would rather gives money to sugar daughter to have sex than to help Andrew.

    拍照站前面,出钱跑(躲)厕所。
    Take photo stand in front, give donation go toilet.

    Yes, the truth hurts…Ouch …No ?

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

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  • Harder Truths:

    I only watch the parleement if I have constipation.

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  • PAP always plays "dirty":

    It is ludicrous to suggest that the opposition should only engage in a clean fight. Did LKY believe and practiced “clean politics”. LKY was arrogant, ruthless, petty, vindictive and always self-serving. His dishonorable son is the same.

    I still remember the 2016 the by-election in Bukit Batok. Dr Paul Tambyah of SDP and Tharman of PAP ran into each other during the campaign. Both agreed to a “clean fight”. But the next day PM LHL engaged in personal attacks on Dr Chee Soon Juan of SDP was was running in the by-election. Wimp Tharman said nothing.

    PAP MPs like to wear white just to look clean but they ALWAYS play dirty politics. Wears white to look clean but they never pass the “smell test”.

    Another good example was when PAP sabotaged the WP in the handover of Aljunied GRC. PAP was petty and vindictive because they lot the GRC.

    PAP MP Charles Chong (aka “dirty street fighter”) lying about missing funds at Hougang SMC controlled by WP is another example.

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  • oxygen:

    PAPpypolitics preaches ‘constructive” politics but practices GUTTER POLITICS.

    They preach “meritocracy” but practice “cronyism”

    ALL WINDY HAPPY CONTRADICTIONS.

    Only the gullible and naive and the corrupt trust/worship them. The rest knows that as a “tenant”, HDB is not your property and CPF is not your money.

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  • TumasikPatriot:

    Alice, this is SingaporeINC and not The Republic of Singapore…

    Remove the Lie Dynasty and your wishes may come TRUE meanwhile a Miracle is NEEDED when Evil Lurks @EveryCornaer of The Istana with the Owl taking Pride of Place The Ceiling

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  • Baba Siâu:

    Alice, you sounds like you’re trying to be an apologist for PM.
    He can says what you said above. That’s OK. But putting label like “free-riders” on Singaporeans who voted oppositions is LAME. After all Singaporeans are also stakeholders like him.

    Anyway, it could be his reprisal for Singaporeans labeling him as “dishonorable” son?

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  • Baba Siâu:

    PAP always plays "dirty": PAP MPs like to wear white just to look clean but they ALWAYS play dirty politics. Wears white to look clean but they never pass the “smell test”.

    I suspect his ‘hillbilly pinky shirt’ with “sweats stains” are also optics to fool the naivete.

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  • NS have its merits:

    Not sure how old is Andrew but one fact for sure and maybe a good thing. He will not have to serve NS or reservist or whatever.

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  • Zhenzidan:

    @Free Rider Singaporeans

    99% percent of the opposition supporters just disappeared when you asked them to donate money….one good example.. Zhenzidan who would rather gives money to sugar daughter to have sex than to help Andrew.
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    Hahaha…99%? Don’t talk cock la! When WP started crowd funding, they raised $1 million in 3 days! I also donated $200 from the Workfare Incentive Scheme which PAP gave me! Hahahaha… your PAP so stupid! I screwed young babes because my cock still strong, not like yours…..

    Penis Already Paralyzed. Getting Unusually Abnormal Reaction After Noticing That Everyay’s Erection. Was Increasingly Numb .And Going Absolutely Impotent Now!

    That’s what PAP.GUARANTEE.WIN.AGAIN stands for.

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