The Deterioration Of Peoples’ Association

In 2014, PA budget was $665,222,779 and by 2018, their budget is almost $1 billion! I refer to the news online, pointing out the outrageous lapses at PA. [ LINK ]

I know PA quite well, my friend’s Philippines wife is working there. She does not have a recognised degree, some third tier university never heard of but after she joined PA 2004 onwards, she was promoted like she was on rocket to space. I could not even understand her English well. But as I see through the years, PA had imported massive number of foreigners into the association itself, three large races were found there, mostly Malaysian, Pinoys and PRCs. Most are given executive positions but a lot promoted to middle and senior management. As Mr Leong pointed out even RC is now infiltrated by foreigners of up to 30%, most are looking to get their PRs or new citizenship or be the next Punil, KBW or Indranee, sucking up the PAP politicians.

I just highlight an interesting story by AGO on “OFFICER SUBMITTED CLAIMS WITH DUBIOUS AUTHENTICITY”. AGO’s checks also revealed that a PA officer’s reimbursement claims for overseas purchases and payments for costumes and accessories worth S$142,200 for Chingay Parade 2017, were supported by some supporting documents with “tell-tale signs” that cast doubt on their authenticity. The officer paid for the purchases in cash or through a remittance agent and claimed for reimbursement using cash sales
receipts. There was no assurance that the reimbursement claimed by the officer was the actual amount he paid for the items, AGO said. It added that while he was accompanied by at least one other staff during the sourcing and purchasing trips, he had made two additional personal overseas trips at his own expense to make purchases, settle final payments for earlier purchases and obtain cash sales receipts. The officer involved left PA’s employment last year, it said.

My friends, without doubt, the officer is probably a foreigner that has converted to PR or new citizen. This sort of tactic of buying your own and claim from company is very popular with most favourite immigration country. We expect PA to be responsible to conduct further check but it looks like case is closed since he or she left PA. Is this the reason why public feels the govt is pro foreigner and very hard on local? And these foreigners are VIPs and well protected?

The budget is $1 billion and you have so many freaking PRs or new citizens working in PA and yet your backyard has many holes. Instead you would only use all your energy to chase oppositions and critics.

The amazing question is our govt is so damn hard on corruption, chasing all the way AHTC and brought them to courts so many times and yet found nothing. But with all kind of lapses at PA almost every year, nothing happened. Ownself complain ownself and ownself asked ownself to move on every year. LOL

 

Kenneth Koh

 

 

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30 Responses to “The Deterioration Of Peoples’ Association”

  • clown pap PA slush fund:

    all political parties, without exception, need S$m to function.

    in Korean dramas, the sagas begin when upright prosecutors start to look deep into the slush funds. always, the culprits abuse all manner of power to stall or to stop further digging by the upright prosecutors.

    GOOD thing is, always, in the end, the culprits are caught.

    REEL life to real life.

    why so many aliens FTs PRs with dubious qualifications in pap PA? being non citizens, and grateful to be on the clown pap gravy train, these aliens FTs PRs won’t squeal. that is why.

    as a nation we are failing very fast. in old days, our parents all not schooled. and grateful for that over priced 2 room HDB would never question about abuse of their money by clown pap PA. they never ask how come pap can set up PA using their money but not SDP or WP. in those days, if anyone dared to ask the inconvenient questions, ampai after midnight knocked on doors.

    for one who professes integrity, where got integrity. look no further. can sue Mr Roy Ngerng but cannot sue own brother own sister even though own siblings’ accusations by far more serious. such is pap PA abuse.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    @Kenneth, it is absolutely true that PA is now infiltrated by foreigners of up to 30%. But I am sure it is more than 30%, it is close to 50%.

    All of these foreigners are in the PA, CCs or RCs for some personal reasons. Definitely not for the benefits of residents. Example, there is an Indian from India who joined the RC, very active at the beginning. He attended every meeting, even volunteered in the NS volunteers Force. After he got his citizenship, he absented at every meeting.

    Another PRC, member of a RC, also active in the beginning but after he got his child into the school he wanted, he was not seen in any meeting.

    Because of so many foreigners sitting in this position, a lot of true blue SG were unable to join, due to membership quota. So you see a lot of foreigners are in the PA, CCs and RCs.

    All these foreigners’ purpose was only for self interest. How are these foreigners going to know what the need and culture of the locals in order to serve them? They don’t even speak the language of the locals!!

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  • 100%Dun trust this gov:

    Too many crooked hands grabbing a piece of the pie..of course million$$ will go missing or walk into the wrong persons pockets.
    Then the poor consumers suffer due to inflated high costs…too many middlemen or subcontractors handling hdb jobs. Every year AG reports lapses.. anyone taken to task until now? You scratch my back , i scratch yours???
    Hahaha even the blind can see whats going on…just that the top ppl just close one eye or two…cuz otherwise how to get rich quick?

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  • Why suffered in silence:

    Kenneth,these findings are just waying for public to see that they are transparent because election is coming soon .As usual nothing will be done.Perhaps you should be appointed to audit all the PAs and quasi government like Temustsick,as you are more than capable and unbiased.Pray that cyber hackers hack into Temustsick and CPF before election and open the closet of skeletons.

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  • Bapak:

    These foreigners know PAP G witnesses. Any shame within their organization will be closeted. Remember Yeo Cheow Tong? That’s why they are called FT. Whereas locals are stupid to let PAP run wild, you believe they will ownself check ownself? PA will simply say they will improve on that, no further action will be taken to save Pinky’s face. There is nothing AGO can do as both are reporting to the same man. Then the whole damn same lapses will repeat again & again. Nothing will change them unless new government comes in to dig out all the skeletons in the closet.

    If lapses are found in Oppo’s ward they will use this opportunity to investigate, shame & bring them down. Dr Chee was brought down by a few cents of stamp used. This is how dirty is PAP. Double standard.

    Just look at Malaysia. Just to try to stay in power that Nutjib (Pinky’s best friend) government can belittle Sinkland secretly. Mahathir is more honest. If he doesn’t like it he will tell Pinky straight to him. President Moon is wrong. Malaysia is the most honest country, not Sinkland.

    Btw both Nutjib & Pinky are the same – both are also smiling tiger hidden daggers type. You subscribe to such government? You are stupid.

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  • Taleban:

    The person have resigned. That is it. Sweep under the carpet. What is there to stop others from corruption and resign to get away from law? Where are the long arms of the law? Heads must roll, blood must be flow.

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  • Taleban:

    CPIB, what are you waiting for? Ago reports are so open. You don’t need a whistle-blower to activate your team into action.

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  • is pap PA legal?:

    The budget is $1 billion and you have so many freaking PRs or new citizens working in PA and yet your backyard has many holes. Instead you would only use all your energy to chase oppositions and critics.

    ex korean park guen hye is jailed. good for the koreans. they truly have a system of check and balance despite abuse of power at the top true justice runs.

    ex hong kong chief donald tsang yam kuen is found guilty of corruption. good for the hong kongers. their icac works, since the “i” for independent Commission Against Corruption is truly independent.

    back at home. ownself check ownself. can it work? we say NOT. so when cpib is not indepedent but reports to the chairman of pap PA, can hanky panky resulting from pap PA be checked by cpib since same chairman runs cpib?

    after GE2019, New Government must ensure pap PA be renamed OPPOSITION PA so that there is zero chance for legally corrupt pap to revive.

    when New Government forms after GE2019, we happily volunteer to seek out indictable information for New Government to jail clown pap gang members who have abused power for S$m.

    no horse run. truth prevails then. despite what current pap newspapers the states times pap mediacorpse pretend, clown pap cannot be far away from korea park guen hye and hong kong donald tsang yam kuen. after all, everyone is of flesh and blood. even clown own brother clown own sister have publicly told the world about abuse of power. no horse run, in our peasant minds, the conviction after GE2019.

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  • rukidding:

    Its a well known fact that this place is “infested” with many “funny things” happening !

    The way they spent $$$$…like nobody’s business !

    Imagine, a place which was started “for the people”…..ended up being “filled” with foreigners ????

    Those Pimps and prostitutes (P.a.p.) ,…really, really “scary” indeed !

    Very like Najib and Gang !

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  • Kan LooNg ChiNg:

    For how many years already has PA been flagged for lapses by AGO but not a single soul was accountable? If it carries on liddat, very soon PA budget might beat that of Ministry of Defence’s!!!!!

    Imagine if Yang Yin the grassroots leader had decided to cheat PA instead of the rich singaporean Ah Mah, how much of people’s hard-earned money would he have pocketed without being caught?

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  • iScream:

    PA started with rather furtive intentions,it was said one of which was to inflitrate the grassroots of Malaysia . Many of the early organising secretaries of community centres were sent to Israel for training and exposure to kibbutz living. For what purpose it served we don’t know.Bottom line till today they are jus pap without the other p.

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  • No Fraud:

    So there should be a police report and investigation of fraud?
    “”were supported by some supporting documents with “tell-tale signs” that cast doubt on their authenticity.”"
    PA budget went up from $665 million to $1 billion in 4 years—GST at this rate of spending should be 20% soon.

    Old fart should be rising from his grave –what the hell is happening to this country–even his son, DIL, and grandson have to get out of ‘His’ country.

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  • liddat one lah:

    It’s liddat one lah … never mind lah

    Got a job (never mind low pay lah) .. got soap opera to watch on TV, got a bed for flacking … ok lah

    Liddat one lah .. never mind one lah .. as long as LEEgalised, murder also can one lah ….

    que sera sera

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  • opposition dude:

    This good for nothing government is good at wayang and avoiding tough questions. This we all know, 30% and 70% alike.

    They will try their darndest to make WP look bad. Just like what Kenneth said they had numerous reports on AHTC printing out every detail for us to read. And they even were arrogant enough to say that WP gave money to their friends. And since nothing has been found to make WP guilty they have had to resort to suing WP MPs, just how low can you get?

    Just wait for it, this impending suing case will be focused on in the run up to the next GE, PAP won’t let such a golden chance slip by just like that.

    The only issue for PAP which they have forgotten about is that the electorate has wised up to their tactics and no longer looks unfavourably on the opposition as a bunch of people who can’t get their act together.

    I’m sure I’m not too far off the mark when I say PAP’s standards have really slipped terribly. From yearly audits by AGO with various cases highlighted to never ending train disruptions, flooded longkangs, malfunctioning HDB lifts, scores of PMETs out of work, still way too expensive 25 year loan BTOs and god knows what else it will be interesting to see just how many more opposition MPs will be voted into parliament after the next GE.

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    Nothing new here! Dependency on foreigners bring with it critical security breaches & failures because foreign elements are untrustworthy & have different agendas apart from a strong local core with national idealism (Loyalty/National Identity/Cohesion). You get what you sow! And the PAP/PA can’t even differentiate the parasitic WEEDS (foreigners) from the useful WHEAT (Local faithful core). They get no sympathy here!
    There was a Cyber-attack on SingHealth’s medical record database of 1.5m patients which included PM LHL’s medical record. Employ tonnes of Indian programmers under CECA scheme, the PAP got a leaky IT system where cyberhackers could easily penetrate firewalls & overcome security systems to steal sensitive medical data. Ha-ha-ha-ha! Those cyberhackers must be having a field day analysing S’poreans health patterns & especially PM LHL’s health condition. How did they hacked through SingHealth’s IT security & stole data is a question to be answered in a COI?
    Methinks it’s a foreign coordinated effort plus input from local sources read: CECA Indian programmers getting paid (bribes) to divulge systemic backdoor for stealing data. The future for S’pore’s national security & information security is bleak. The PAP had let in a TROJAN HORSE (of deceitful foreigners) inside S’pore’s critical bases. We’re now seeing the damage done inside & within our defenses & critical information resources. Too smart by half re: the PAP.

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  • UniQ:

    The corruption at PA level has been going on for ages !! Its a known fact bros !! which earth are Sinkies from ?

    Look, when you need the Cronies to do the running and a major propaganda machine. What would you do ? Close all 3 eyes including the a$$…LOLOLOLOL

    When the sh#t hits the fan, PA is claimed not related to the Papigs, like what they claim now. A Non Disclaimer.

    While the General at the helm would just be let off scot-free.

    That’s plain fact on using Sinkies Blood $$ to fuel their influence, a fact that Sinkies has long accepted, don’t blame anyone. When the water is hot this is part of the process to ‘clean’ the papigs image. Don’t believe ? do a search on the pattern when public confidence is down.

    Thus this posting nullam causam, just a waste of time of an old show repeat again and again.

    Sinkies are just Goldfish (largely the Brains).

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  • Like Father Like Son:

    Sounds like a PRC fraudster, cheated then fled, would PA disclose the details to prove that this is not the case?
    It’s a no brainer as PA would be quick to trumpet if otherwise.
    What more to expect when the natural aristocrat boss is a self entitled dishonorable princeling himself.

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  • what's the point!!:

    What’s the point of AGO highlighting all these lapses year in and year out when at the end of the day, nobody cares a damn cos it’s not their $$$$$ which is involved!!??
    What’s the point of cocking and bullshitting about ‘transparency, integrity and accountability’ when your own backyard is full of shits and stink to high Heaven!!??
    Hello!! this is not the first of such lapses happening throughout the G establishments!! These of of lapses happens almost very year and the sums involved are astonishingly increased as the years go by!!….and YET nobody cares a damn!!

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  • Crooked PAP and PA:

    PA budget per year stands at staggering $1b. There is only ONE reason for PA to have so much taxpayer money – PA is being used as PAP propaganda machinery all these years.

    PA spends millions on short courses. Their idea is to throw cheap trainings and chicken rice cheapo low IQ Singaporeans to fall into their trap in the pretext of attending courses to advance their career since Govt is always pushing them to re-skill.

    But actually the real reason it to gather all these cheapo goondus to join their tour groups,dance group, social events (with free food and goody bags), bullshit “feedback” sessions ..etc to force them to support PAP cause. These cheapos don’t realise they are being brain-washed to support PAP.

    PAP as a Political party and Govt, allocates billions to PA via using Taxpaper money to keep it in power. Low IQ Singaporeans who to attend such events will end up supporting PAP. Most of the 70% who voted the crooked PAP are thousands from PA, Civil Service and Uniformed people who were afraid PAP will find out if they vote for Opposition.

    Stupid Singaporeans don’t realise they are being fooled by PA and PAP.

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  • LIONS:

    Oftentimes,the PEOPLE’S ASSOCIATION confuses itself as The PAPple Association???

    GROs in OPPO WARDS shud be headed by THE RESPECTIVE MPs n not headed by NON-MP PAPple?

    This must be corrected;else why bark so loudLEE about SOCIAL HARMONY?

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  • PA - Close it Down!:

    In the last few years, the Auditor General Office has continuously flagged Peoples’Association for financial mismanagement.

    Sad to say, there is no penalty and zero improvement!

    Perhaps, we should shut PA down or suspend it from operation until she has learnt her lesson.

    If not, why bother to conduct audit if the culprit gets away each time?

    Who are we trying to bluff?

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  • HarderTruths:

    Something that already rotten cannot deteriorate.

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  • 100%dont trust this gov:

    The Deterioration Of Singapore had begun some time ago…not only the PA.

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  • Python 5:

    it will decompose further

    HarderTruths:
    Something that already rotten cannot deteriorate.

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  • Bapak:

    They are waiting for their boss Pinky to tell them to go ahead to investigate his other department PA under him whom was incidentally made known of their lapses by another department AGO also under Pinky. Very confusing isn’t it? Or very conflicting? See all 3 report to the same boss how to ownself investigate ownself huh?

    Taleban:
    CPIB, what are you waiting for? Ago reports are so open. You don’t need a whistle-blower to activate your team into action.

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  • People's ASSociation:

    They are snubbing Singaporeans who studied hard and invested in their degrees by giving management positions to unrecognised universities. Makes a mockery of NUS, NTU, SNU, SIM.

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  • Same as UMNO?:

    Once not in power..

    Najib being investigated..

    1MDB no let up..

    Judiciary and govt heads removed..

    Mongolian and Fook cases reopen..

    What are we waiting for?

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  • Equality Was Stealthily Remove:

    Hope the goondus of Singapore wake up soon, and vote for change.

    Vote for change to get back your cpf monies and to protect your
    children’s future and not be replaced by foreigners who are allowed
    to come into Singapore easily to look for jobs and to replace
    jobs of citizens.

    Change is what we need.

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  • Change We Must:

    PA should stay apolitical grassroots organization. It is very wrong for the PAP to use public money to fund PA and use it as their party machinery. This has to be corrected, it is under the abuse of public funds and it is a crime.

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  • BIPC dare not act!?:

    My immediate boss is also the AP boss!

    How to investigate?

    Ownself check Ownshelf ahh?

    Elect a SG ‘Pakatan’ then we will see real changes!

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