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The role of Community Development Councils and Mayors

In a Facebook post on Christmas Eve (24 Dec), Workers’ Party Member of Parliament Leon Perera revealed that he had raised a Parliamentary Question on the function of Mayors and Community Development Councils (CDCs) recently.

As far as the current understanding goes, the CDCs were formed in 1997 to “foster community bonds and help the vulnerable” and each CDC is helmed by a Mayor (who is also a member of Parliament from the ruling party) and is paid an annual salary of $660,000 in addition to their MP’s allowance.

Thanks to MP Perera’s questions, we now have a better understanding of the work performed by the CDCs. The CDCs had an operating expenditure of $40.8 million annually over the last 3 year years. On the other hand, there were apparently some 676,000 beneficiaries through local district initiatives from February to October this year.

One of MP Perera’s questions was on what “unique schemes that have been rolled out by the CDCs in the past 5 years and what efforts have been made to coordinate between CDC and government schemes”. These “unique schemes” include:

Take for example, the Club 100 initiative by the North West CDC. The idea was apparently mooted by Mayor Teo Ho Pin for organisations and individuals to donate $100 (or more) a month to the North West Food Aid Fund to provide food rations, food vouchers and cooked meal delivery for low income residents. The scheme had apparently gained more than 700 members currently, up from 10 in 2008

Of course, not all netizens were impressed. Prominent blogger Andrew Loh commented: “You need to pay these mayors millions of dollars to do these “unique” schemes? This surely is a joke.”

MP Perera also felt that of the 3 questions that he had asked, only one was fully answered (as above) whilst another 2 were partially responded. Citing an example, he showed how he had asked what “performance indicators” were used to access the functions of Mayors and CDCs and cited the response of Trade Minister Chan Chun Sing but there was no concrete answer despite citing their roles.

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This did not go down too well with Netizens. One Leslie Lim asked: “Isn’t this already a duplicate role of an MP?” whilst another Francis Lee commented “Removed all these unnecessary Mayors. Take those thousands of dollars [paid to] them and give them to [the money to] needy students and residents much better”.

What do you think?

 

 

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46 Responses to “The role of Community Development Councils and Mayors”

  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Dear editor,
    You wrote “he showed how he had asked what “performance indicators” were used to access the functions of Mayors and CDCs”
    ===========================================
    Why not you all opposition answer my questions.
    1) what “performance indicators” were used to access the functions of Opposition party” ?

    Below is some KPI to guide you along.
    1. Up North Democrati Tc Dr M said if he wins the election, he will remove GST.
    Hahaha, yes Dr M removed GST by calling it a different name, SST. Song bo.
    Demoncracy KPI= 0 ? No ?

    2.Year 2012, when Democratic Tsai is opposition, Tsai/her Democratic party said beef from ractopamine-fed cows is poisoned cow, harmful to human health and unsafe for consumption.
    Tsai/her Democratic party strongly opposed KMT from allowing USA ractopamin-beef from entering Taiwan.

    Hard Truth#1.
    民進黨」過去大動作「反瘦肉精美豬美牛」 尷尬了…怎跟支持者交代?【平論無雙製作人嚴選】2020.08.28
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4-4boUvmvM

    3. Year 2020, AfterDemocratic Tsai grabed power and became President, Tsai/her Democratic party said pork from ractopamine-fed pigs is NOT poisoned pigs, NOT harmful to human health and SAFE for consumption.

    Today year2020 Tsai/her Democratic party strongly support the import of USA Ractopamine-fed pork into Taiwan.

    Hard Truth#2.
    20200829中天新聞 「今晚我想來點 瘦肉精豬」 藍製圖卡酸爆民進黨
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7i3VfZLKiY

    Demoncracy KPI = 0 ? No ?

    I look forward to see answer from the editor or any Opposition demoncracy nuts.

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

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  • Proud of PAP Singapore:

    Yes, I am proud of PAP Singapore because our PAP style of democratic. is now copied by Taiwan呆湾. Democratic. Progressive Party.
    (of course PAP is better because we do not allow publicly poke backside here)

    台灣逐漸新加坡化?游盈隆:綠營關中天、告百姓,吹不自由民主妖風
    https://tw.news.yahoo.com/%E6%B0%91%E9%80%B2%E9%BB%A8%E9%80%90%E6%BC%B8%E6%96%B0%E5%8A%A0%E5%9D%A1%E5%8C%96-%E6%B8%B8%E7%9B%88%E9%9A%86-%E7%B6%A0%E7%87%9F%E9%97%9C%E4%B8%AD%E5%A4%A9-%E5%91%8A%E7%99%BE%E5%A7%93-%E5%90%B9%E4%B8%8D%E8%87%AA%E7%94%B1%E6%B0%91%E4%B8%BB%E5%A6%96%E9%A2%A8-005001632.html

    Roy, Dr Chee where are you ?

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

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  • Communistic Devilment Chicaner:

    Does it sound more like a Communistic Devilopment Chicanery?

    If a tiny island needs several Mayors wouldn’t it be seen as some kind of incompetent selfserving governance or is it?

    Is there a full justification of their existence and their humongous paypacket which is much much more than that of Jacinta Arden, the most honourable PM of NZ ?

    Is this really sort of a sham and scheming Overlap?

    Beats all…

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  • Huay Huay wants to Play:

    https://mustsharenews.com/benz-hui-daughter-cafe/

    For attending the opening ceremoney of a hk actor daughters shop in sg is there an issue here?

    Did she receive any thing in return?

    What help did she give to the actors daughter?

    Is the actor doing whats enshrined in Asian Values?

    Kuanxi?

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  • Billy ma:

    This scheme is just a ‘consolation prize’ to reward PAP MPS & basically for those PAP dudes who are not good enough to be a ‘$millions minister’ so they sadly have to settle for just a small paycheck.

    All the unique schemes that come out of these make-up titles are nothing to shout about.
    Give the same budget to NGO, they probably can do a better job.

    This is a PAP scheme to keep as many PAP MPS happy.
    Those not given these titles instead get good paying jobs at ntuc, temasek & other government corporation.

    Remember, every PAP mp is doing all they did for their own career & advancement.
    Everyone. Without exception.

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  • Proud of PAP Singapore:

    I am really really proud of PAP.

    Taiwan Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), after shutting down media that criticize President Tsai/DPP, DPP is now using their NCC (SG iDA equivalent) to come up with POFMA law to control online news.

    We PAP talk with facts.

    NCC下一步插手網路?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB12DV-gH-4

    Roy, Dr Chee, Teo Soh Lung where are you ?

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

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  • TUMASIK Patriot:

    London & New York Far Exceeds A Town in Singapore in Size & Responsibilities having a Mayor…

    and here in SINcity, they are PAID higher than the President and Prime Minister of UK & USA…

    I Fail to UNDERSTAND why and how these Bunch of Idiots get AWAY with Daylight Robbery of the People…the Sheep???… too STOOPID to understand they only Bleat YesSir!!!yesSir!!! we are FOOLs!!!

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  • WakeupSG:

    https://www.villanovau.com/resources/public-administration/mayor-job-description/

    “Typically, mayor salaries vary and may be determined by location or city size. In general, smaller municipalities pay less than larger cities. For example, the mayors of cities like Pittsburgh, Seattle and New York City earn between $100,000 and $205,560 per year, while mid-sized city mayors in cities such as Lincoln, Neb., Stratford, Conn., or Des Moines, Iowa typically bring home between $30,000 and $90,000 annually.

    In small towns, mayors may receive a small salary, or none at all, particularly if the position is part-time.”

    Compared to others, SG mayors are over-paid! Some more MPs are part-time appointment being appointed as mayor should receive a small salary or none at all!

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  • xoxo:

    Why do tiny Sg needs mayors at all?
    We already have so many MPs?
    No wonder THEY KEEP TAXING us!
    Govt costs simply TOO HIGH for A LITTLE RED DOT CALLED $IN INCORPORATION.

    Do we see small corporation paying their chieftains more than the Big League?

    Thats why THEY CANT STOP COLLECTING MORE MONEY N BURDEN THE people.

    Btw,i thought we are just a province or village of China?

    We just need a cheap Village Head.

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  • Asd:

    I think educated people will not do such things for own filling pocket

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  • Harder Truths:

    Create jobs for pappy’s useless scholars and b^lls-carriers. These f*ckwits are promised lifelong jobs and immunity for any wrongdoing. Just like in other third world countries.

    Did we need them in 1965? No. Do we need them now? No. Is there any way to stop this? No. Like cancer, $G will have to live with this until one day the disease will kill the host.

    (PS. No – you cannot get rid of the pappies. They will never be stopped. Until the end).

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  • Common Sense:

    PAP scheme to enrich their members,dudes……through schemes that money come from public funds.
    EXPECTED MORE TAXES,LEVIES TO COME to fund these schemes….
    ALL these few decades,PAP have been self serving.
    The MAYOR scheme is just a top of an iceberg, below the iceberg there are few thousands companies, enterprises created by Temasek ,GIC where the top management and directors,chairmen earned easily $1M annually.
    These are schemes created by PAP to enrich their own people…..SELF SERVING.
    I urge u to join opposition parties to help them and enable them to win few more GRCs nexct GE….and to be a force to be reckoned.
    But just sit and complain, go and join them…have the courage to do so.
    Opposition is weak ,with few elected members in parliament…just under 10%.
    U need about 35% of parliament seats to oppositions to enable them to force the PAP gagmt to change their self serving sways.
    CHANGE CAN ONLY COME IF THEY PAP LOSE FEW GRCs….this is fact of life.
    USE COMMON SENSE!!!

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Harder Truths:
    Create jobs for pappy’s useless scholars and b^lls-carriers. These f*ckwits are promised lifelong jobs and immunity for any wrongdoing. Just like in other third world countries.

    Did we need them in 1965? No. Do we need them now? No. Is there any way to stop this? No. Like cancer, $G will have to live with this until one day the disease will kill the host.

    (PS. No – you cannot get rid of the pappies. They will never be stopped. Until the end).

    The problem is we still have 61% voters who don’t know PAP is cancer!!

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  • Bluff People:

    Mayors and CCCs exist to ensure that there is a still a PAP presence (and PAP mayor controlling the money) in the event that all constituencies within a CCC geography are won by opposition parties.

    BTW the bill billboards that are present at road junctions cost about $3K to put up. Paid out of CCC budget that’s why you don’t see the in oppo constituencies.

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  • TUMASIK Patriot:

    Billy ma:
    This scheme is just a ‘consolation prize’ to reward PAP MPS & basically for those PAP dudes who are not good enough to be a ‘$millions minister’ so they sadly have to settle for just a small paycheck.

    All the unique schemes that come out of these make-up titles are nothing to shout about.
    Give the same budget to NGO, they probably can do a better job.

    This is a PAP scheme to keep as many PAP MPS happy.
    Those not given these titles instead get good paying jobs at ntuc, temasek & other government corporation.

    Remember, every PAP mp is doing all they did for their own career & advancement.
    Everyone. Without exception.

    Bro, it is a Balancing ACT for the sycophants who are NOT in the Upper Case but just below, the upper case is the special cronies who will sell their soul at the Voice of the Devil’s Advocate from his Jar, in a NUTSHELL, it Pays to Stay in PAP while the silly Sheeple PAY & PAY dragging the Patriots along with them

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  • will keep an eye:

    //Why not you all opposition answer my questions.
    1) what “performance indicators” were used to access the functions of Opposition party” ?//

    aiyoh. ‘performance indicators’ are that they do not have 4 = 5 and selected = elected and the benefits of ownself-check-ownself (as white monkey gang and 158th media standard will keep an eye on on them lar ????) ???

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  • no clear cut answers!!:

    Up till today, there is still no clear cut answers as to the functions and responsibilities of the so called Mayors!!
    WTF we still need those highly paid Mayors to run TCs when there are Town Councilors around??
    These Mayors are nothing but jia liao bees!!
    Remember there was one chief mayor who were so free, got nothing to do, that he gambled and betted on mini bonds and shares and lose $$millions of the resident’s hard earned monthly contribution of S&C money!!
    Up till today, the loses has still to be clarified and accounted for!!

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  • Extra $660k salary for mayor?:

    Wiki says , quote : As of January 2012, the Mayors are paid an annual salary of S$660,000

    End quote.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_of_Singapore

    Is it really that sg Majors , relatively new jobs created, are held by MPs who are already paid handsomely for what some say are part time jobs?

    Some MPs already have full time jobs in addition to MP job. And now Major job?
    $660k ? That sounds like a high end full time job!

    Wow, they so much time to earn so much full time job salaries?

    Spoilt by singappreans?

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  • SG no cronyism:

    With the extra 660k, if not mistaken, is some mayors income close to or more than PM ?

    Clearly sg has no cronyism at all. Hee

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  • Realistically:

    @ Editorial

    What’s so imperative about the roles of Mayors when there are many more fundamental and urgent issues involving BILLIONs to the detriment of sinkies and SINKaPOOR?

    The 4 (if I’m not wrong about the nu.) mayors would cost less than $2.7 million annually, compared to $100 BILLION the emperor without clothes spent from our reserves pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic?

    There is also the issue of utmost important about the independence or otherwise of the judiciary as revealed in the Parti Liyani’s case where the High Court was very critical of the DJ Olivia Low and the 2DPPs with the CJ himself granting permission for Parti to refer the 2 DPPs to a Disciplinary Tribunal, not to mention that Assoc Prof Eugene K B Tan of SMU law faculty to use the tern “travesty of justice” and Senior Counsel Harpreet Singh Nehal separately to express his concern of the “systemic” nature of prosecution which resulted in the High Court criticism which Law & Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam making a FARCICAL Parliament Statement….And remember what Shanmugam himself had said in Parliament on 21 March 2018 with regards to the integrity of the judiciary…….”When the quality of the judiciary suffers, the rule of law suffers. When the rule of law suffers, the country suffers,” he added.

    There is also the criticism of the 3 Judges court in suspending Lee Suet Fern for 15 months from practising law which had resulted in strong criticism by the former Mayor of London who was also a past President of the London Law Society……

    I hv also informed He Ting Ru and Sylvia Lim of the travesties of justice in regards to my contentious probate litigation ……..and YET the wayang-party MPs have failed in duty and responsibilities as MPs to do right in our national and public interest of an independent judiciary.

    Do U pple know about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs……….which is the most basic/fundamental ………..before talking about actualisation.

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  • Realistically:

    So where is the like of Andrew Loh singing the wayang-party’s praises……especially in the context of what Law & Home Affairs Minister had said in his Parliament speech……..”…..the country suffers” as I hv posted above?

    Nah, the $16k MP allowance for the wayang-party MPs takes priority over whether “the country suffers” ………….must be so right, since the wayang-party failed to speak out about the travesties of justice some sinkies like me, have to bear …………in the CONTEXT of PM Lee Hsien Loong’s public pronouncement as to how to “FIX” his critics/opponents………there can’t be ANY other explanations especially when the legal issues are COMMON in ALL litigation cases & that the judges appointment is PREDICATED on taking the OATH of office as shown in the First Schedule (Form 6) of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore pursuant to Articel 97(1)…………..

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  • Realistically:

    Comment from TOC

    https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2021/01/02/the-president-is-meant-to-represent-us-all-in-a-non-partisan-capacity/

    >>The President is meant to represent us all in a non-partisan capacity<<

    U must be another of those sinkies in denial …………probably another of the wayang-party’s groupie sucked up to their s*ake-oil……………Please face the REALITY ………….the FACT that Pritam Singh, He Ting Ru, Sylvia Lim, Dennis Tan and previously Chan Show Mao are lawyers refusing to call out Law & Home Affairs Minister K.Shanmugam over the latter’s FARCE which was called the Minister’s statement re: Parti Liyani’s conviction by DJ Olivia Low and the 2 DPPs deceiving the Defendant and the court which had led to adverse comments by Assoc Professor Eugene KB Tan in the TODAY on-line newspaper and separately by Harpreet Singh Nehal, SC in the 158th ranked Straits Times, and the criticism of the 3 Judges Court in suspending Lee Suet Fern from practising law for 15 months EVEN as the 3JC agreed that LSF was NOT acting in her capacity as a lawyer – thus NOT bound by the Legal Profession Act and its subsidiary PCR, only goes to expose the bankruptcy of the judiciary……….Even in the context of Law & Home Affairs Minister Parliament Speech on 21 March 2018 which the ST reported that the Minister had said that: “”When the quality of the judiciary suffers, the rule of law suffers. When the rule of law suffers, the country” suffers,” ….so do the wayang-party MPs believe that the “country suffers” with those cases already mentioned and in the context of PM Lee Hsien Loong’s public pronouncement of how he would “fix” his critics and opponents cause the travesties of injustice which I have sent the details to Sylvia Lim and He Ting Ru and also the wayang-party’s email address…………So ask yourselves DO THE WAYANG-PARTY MPs give a damn about “the country suffers” instead of just preserving their $16k MP allowance.

    Hello, what I hv posted are FACTS & REALITIES in the PUBLIC DOMAIN……………contrary to baseless excuses given by the wayang-party that the emperor without clothes had refused or otherwise failed to provide them with the FACTS.

    Please continue to be taken in by their s*ake-oil salesman talk lah………..but then stop the ranting and KPKB comments.

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  • Realistically:

    The following FACTS clearly show up the fake opposition it REALLY is,,,,,,and sinkies should not just kpkb about how their jobs have been stolen by cheaper so-called FTs with dubious degrees:

    1. Dr Jamus Lim, an MP in the Sengkang GRC had claimed in the 1st televised debate that he had done the “MATHS” as regards the wayang-party’s call for a minimum wage policy……….yet during the Parliamentary debate, he could not justify the wayang-party’s stance of the minimum wage ………saying that the wayang party ACTUALLY do not have the figures.

    2.The wayang-party had always given the EXCUSE that they were not given the relevant facts to debate policies. YET, the FACTS of the Parti Liyani’s case CLEARLY showed up the “SYSTEMIC” judicial process – a term used by Harpreet Singh Nehal, Senior Counsel, in the Straits Times commentary and of which the High Court judge Justice Chan Seng Onn had severely criticised the District Court judgment by Olivia Low and the 2 DPPs. Even the Chief Justice had made critical comments about the conduct of the 2 DPPs in allowing Parti to refer the DPPs’ conduct to the Disciplinary Tribunal. So there could NOT be ANY sub-judice which the Law & Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam had claimed restricted his more detail statement on the Parti’s case. Even the former Lord Mayor of London who was also a former President of the London Law Society had criticised the 3 Judges Court for suspending Lee Suet Ferm for 15 months EVEN as the 3JC agreed with LSF’s that she was NOT Lee Kuan Yew’s lawyer, but just as a dutiful wife of one of the beneficiary which LKY had all along had stated in his wills that LHY would have a equal share of his estate……so there was nothing untoward the last (7th) will which was the same as the 1st will in so far as LHY’s share was concerned. So there was NO conflict of interest & that LKY did not suffer in ANY way as to his last will which he had CAREFULLY read and initialed on every page……plus subsequently made a codicil. HOW COME the wayang-party FAILED to raise the integrity or otherwise of the judiciary during the Parliament debate…………must be because the wayang-party MPs did NOT wish to upset the emperor without clothes even as they had accepted Law & Home Minister’s 21 March 2018 speech that “When the quality of the judiciary suffers, the rule of law suffers. When the rule of law suffers, the country suffers,”

    3.I hv given the FACTS regarding what I had said were travesties of justice at the highest judiciary level to Sylvia Lim and He Ting Ru and yet neither had dared speak out in Parliament in the context of Law & Home Affairs Minister’s said speech on 21/3/18 that the “country suffers”, which would have direct ramifications to ALL judicial proceedings pertaining to the integrity or otherwise of the judges at the highest level. (to be cont’d)

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  • Realistically:

    Cont’d:

    So what the f%^@ are the wayang-party’s IB’s talking about “the road ahead not paved with gold” ………..the wayang-party’s “strategy” and all those crap and s*ake-oil talk and their verbal abuse regarding what I hv commented?

    Finally I would ask the wayang-party clowns what their MPs’ duties and responsibilities are as MPs and how they could justify receiving their MP allowance over the years – in the case of Low Thia Khiang who could only claimed to hv asked the NEA to get rid of the midges problem at his Bedok constituency ……….and for the rest of the wayang-party MPs? ZILCH lah……………those sinkies in Aljunied GRC, Hougang SMC and Sengkang GRC together with the rest of the wayang-party’s voters/supporters: ALL of them have one way or another suffered from having their jobs stolen and their HDB housing declining in value every day………same as those voters who had voted for the emperor without clothes’ party and the spoilt votes people.

    1st appeared in TOC @:
    https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2021/01/01/wp-chief-pritam-singh-affirms-partys-commitment-to-champion-robust-policy-alternatives-that-represent-needs-of-singaporeans-in-2021/

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  • Aya:

    If dont create high paying position of mayors, how to reward own cronies? How to get these cronies to fix Opposition?

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  • Hello:

    Is Teo Ho Pin the PAP MP whose Town COuncil lost millions of dollars in mini bond investment?
    Did anyone sue him and its other Council members for the loss?

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  • Hi, Realistically:

    Realistically:
    The following FACTS clearly show up the fake opposition it REALLY is,,,,,,and sinkies should not just kpkb about how their jobs have been stolen by cheaper so-called FTs with dubious degrees:

    1. Dr Jamus Lim, an MP in the Sengkang GRC had claimed in the 1st televised debate that he had done the “MATHS” as regards the wayang-party’s call for a minimum wage policy……….yet during the Parliamentary debate, he could not justify the wayang-party’s stance of the minimum wage ………saying that the wayang party ACTUALLY do not have the figures.

    2.The wayang-party had always given the EXCUSE that they were not given the relevant facts to debate policies. YET, the FACTS of the Parti Liyani’s case CLEARLY showed up the “SYSTEMIC” judicial process – a term used by Harpreet Singh Nehal, Senior Counsel, in the Straits Times commentary and of which the High Court judge Justice Chan Seng Onn had severely criticised the District Court judgment by ………. beneficiary which LKY had all along had stated in his wills that LHY would have a equal share of his estate……so there was nothing untoward the last (7th) will which was the same as the 1st will in so far as LHY’s share was concerned. So there was NO conflict of interest & that LKY did not suffer in ANY way as to his last will which he had CAREFULLY read and initialed on every page……plus subsequently made a codicil. HOW COME the wayang-party FAILED to raise the integrity or otherwise of the judiciary during the Parliament debate…………must be because the wayang-party MPs did NOT wish to upset the emperor without clothes even as they had accepted Law & Home Minister’s 21 March 2018 speech that “When the quality of the judiciary suffers, the rule of law suffers. When the rule of law suffers, the country suffers,”

    3.I hv given the FACTS regarding what I had said were travesties of justice at the highest judiciary level to Sylvia Lim and He Ting Ru and yet neither had dared speak out in Parliament in the context of Law & Home Affairs Minister’s said speech on 21/3/18 that the “country suffers”, which would have direct ramifications to ALL judicial proceedings pertaining to the integrity or otherwise of the judges at the highest level. (to be cont’d)

    if you were so good, why don’t stand for election against WP in the next GE?

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  • urr .....:

    Realistically:
    So where is the like of Andrew Loh singing the wayang-party’s praises……especially in the context of what Law & Home Affairs Minister had said in his Parliament speech……..”…..the country suffers” as I hv posted above?

    Nah, the $16k MP allowance for the wayang-party MPs takes priority over whether “the country suffers” ………….must be so right, since the wayang-party failed to speak out about the travesties of justice some sinkies like me, have to bear …………in the CONTEXT of PM Lee Hsien Loong’s public pronouncement as to how to “FIX” his critics/opponents………there can’t be ANY other explanations especially when the legal issues are COMMON in ALL litigation cases & that the judges appointment is PREDICATED on taking the OATH of office as shown in the First Schedule (Form 6) of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore pursuant to Articel 97(1)…………..

    So you think PAP mayors (earning $2.7 million) are better than WP MPs (each earning $16000 per month)?

    … also in resolving your so called travesties of justice?

    We need to look at the source of the problem.

    What causes it?

    Talking here, speaking in HL, bringing in up in parliament can only go so far.

    It is the people apathy, stupid Realistically!

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  • Realistically:

    I’m giving the FACTS and the REALITIES of the wayang of the wayang-party MPs who get paid for selling s*ake-oil policies and their lies and failures.

    Whether I stand against the wayang-party or not is besides the point about the wayang-party’s FAILURES……..which is the issue……..whether the $2.7 million per year is well-spent of not is also besides the issue of the FAILURES as measured even against the wayang-party’s record of legitimising the emperor without clothes regimes travesties of justice which has extended long b4 the Parti Liyani’s; Lee Suet Ferns’s and my cases……….especially in the context of the wayang-party’s Chairlady Sylvia Lim’s defending the emperor without clothes judicial judgments during the International Bar Association meeting in Singapore in 2007………when she said that in so far as private law in civil cases, as against public law issues, were concerned, the judiciary acted independently and delivered justice, when my case, which is a civil case, was concerned.

    It is therefore her DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY to defend HER OWN 2007 to clarify that what she said was NO LONGER the case……….especially in the face of what A/P Eugene KB Tan of SMU law faculty had used the phrase “travesty of judtice” and Harpreet Singh Nehal had raised his concern and I believe the LAW FRATERNITY’s concern about the fundamental failure of jurisprudence in achieving justice for everyone……..and also in the context of what Law & Home Minister Shanmugam’s Parliament Speech on 21 March 2018 about “When the quality of the judiciary suffers, the rule of law suffers. When the rule of law suffers, the country suffers,”

    As I’ve said, whether the problem is with the 61+% sinkies is NOT the issue………..the issue is the FAILURE of the wayang-party MPs to discharge their basic DUTY & RESPONSIBILITIES as MPs to DEBATE ISSUES OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE & NOT to side tracked with irrelevant and non-imperative issues like the mayor’s pay & relevance………..

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  • Realistically:

    Just to add to my last post…….

    The ABJECT FAILURES of the wayang-party MPs not only in their failures to DEBATE issues of NATIONAL IMPORTANCE in Parliament BUT also to defend & legitimise the emperor without clothes regime is why sinkies’s jobs have been stolen away from them; that they hv to pay escalating charges for health care & other govt services in order for the emperor without clothes to “buy his supporters’” votes, including paying 4 jia lioa bee mayors and humongous pay for the selected President and other office holders and other cost increases…………….

    The wayang-party’s evils were most evident in their refusal to provide even basic cleaning and rubbish clearing services to the then new HDB residents numbering around 700 units even as the wayang-party TC had shamelessly collected their S&C charges; asking hawkers to pay for the cleaning of high levels of the marker and of course appointing their own supporters as managing agent, of which there is an on-going court case on appeal after the High Court had found against the wayang-party Town Councillors.

    Those are FACTS and the REALITIES…………….stick to the issues base on the FACTS & REALITIES.

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  • xoxo:

    Such a puny country,a mere red dot on the map and there are so MANY LAYER$ OF GAHMEN.
    Despite that,there ordinary sgs are not properly cared for.
    Instead,CRACK$ are being created for ordinary sgs to fall into?

    You call this a good govt?
    I am truly appalled!

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  • PAP = ?:

    PAP = everything secret even is LHL a man, woman, mouse?..
    PAP = brownosing yankies n definitely not Singaporeans
    PAP = Above the Laws, fakes r truth n truth r to be pofmaed.
    PAP = Gorilla den n playground. Entrance fees = 100 m and above, membership fee = 100 b
    PAP = zero accountability, owner of harem for hire at a cost
    PAP = white crazy, yellow demoncrazy, crisis monger including fake (pofmaised truth) heart attack, cancer to survive
    So what say u, huh?
    Peanut SW Go comaed with Gorilla farts on oxy in Institution Chronic Union @ SIN dafts billions.
    PAP = Gorilla escapee holds in ramson n looney fainted with farts like his peanuted SW.
    What can u expect thes gorilla fart fainted suckers n loosers do in SIN except pay 25 m for a good lick, ownself pay ownself millions balanced with 20 cut of GFarted goggy dafts’ pay!
    The blindfolded lady is blindfolded not to deliver but shamed till no courage to see!

    Wake up boys. KPKB as if get f by gorilla escapee from jewel. Sound of pleasure to GPAP in the harem

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  • Realities or Realistically?:

    Realistically:
    Just to add to my last post…….

    The ABJECT FAILURES of the wayang-party MPs not only in their failures to DEBATE issues of NATIONAL IMPORTANCE in Parliament BUT also to defend & legitimise the emperor without clothes regime is why sinkies’s jobs have been stolen away from them; that they hv to pay escalating charges for health care & other govt services in order for the emperor without clothes to “buy his supporters’” votes, including paying 4 jia lioa bee mayors and humongous pay for the selected President and other office holders and other cost increases…………….

    The wayang-party’s evils were most evident in their refusal to provide even basic cleaning and rubbish clearing services to the then new HDB residents numbering around 700 units even as the wayang-party TC had shamelessly collected their S&C charges; asking hawkers to pay for the cleaning of high levels of the marker and of course appointing their own supporters as managing agent, of which there is an on-going court case on appeal after the High Court had found against the wayang-party Town Councillors.

    Those are FACTS and the REALITIES…………….stick to the issues base on the FACTS & REALITIES.

    On paper, everything looks good. On the ground, no eyes to see.

    Monkeys see monkeys do. Smaller monkeys do not care. And big monkeys run rogue, and medium sized monkeys can only do that much because small monkeys support the big monkeys.

    Some small monkeys dare not confront big monkeys, instead criticize medium sized monkeys for not standing up to the big monkeys.

    Who are and were the managing agents of PAP Town Council. Which managing agent with paid up capital of $2 paid only a few hundred thousand of dollars for an IT system/software that cost millions of dollars to developed by the government? Who founded, own and run this managing agent?

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  • My take:

    Realistically:
    I’m giving the FACTS and the REALITIES of the wayang of the wayang-party MPs who get paid for selling s*ake-oil policies and their lies and failures.

    Whether I stand against the wayang-party or not is besides the point about the wayang-party’s FAILURES……..which is the issue……..whether the $2.7 million per year is well-spent of not is also besides the issue of the FAILURES as measured even against the wayang-party’s record of legitimising the emperor without clothes regimes travesties of justice which has extended long b4 the Parti Liyani’s; Lee Suet Ferns’s and my cases……….especially in the context of the wayang-party’s Chairlady Sylvia Lim’s defending the emperor without clothes judicial judgments during the International Bar Association meeting in Singapore in 2007………when she said that in so far as private law in civil cases, as against public law issues, were concerned, the judiciary acted independently and delivered justice, when my case, which is a civil case, was concerned.

    It is therefore her DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY to defend HER OWN 2007 to clarify that what she said was NO LONGER the case……….especially in the face of what A/P Eugene KB Tan of SMU law faculty had used the phrase “travesty of judtice” and Harpreet Singh Nehal had raised his concern and I believe the LAW FRATERNITY’s concern about the fundamental failure of jurisprudence in achieving justice for everyone……..and also in the context of what Law & Home Minister Shanmugam’s Parliament Speech on 21 March 2018 about “When the quality of the judiciary suffers, the rule of law suffers. When the rule of law suffers, the country suffers,”

    As I’ve said, whether the problem is with the 61+% sinkies is NOT the issue………..the issue is the FAILURE of the wayang-party MPs to discharge their basic DUTY & RESPONSIBILITIES as MPs to DEBATE ISSUES OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE & NOT to side tracked with irrelevant and non-imperative issues like the mayor’s pay & relevance………..

    The more you write, the more I think you did not get what you want in court or otherwise, and get upset with WP because they did not take up the case to win for you.
    Who writes the laws?
    Why don’t you engage a Queen’s counsel to fight for you, oops, maybe not allowed in your case, you can still engage a Senior Counsel, see whether Davinder will take up your case, maybe for free too.

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  • Realistically:

    Another of the wayang-party’s PATHETIC attempt to character assassinate or bad mouth me.

    My case shows up the BANKRUPTCY Of the Court and the TRAVESTIES OF JUSTICE………….NOT what I want…………..even at the INTERLOCUTORY STAGE………..even with so many lawyers, the wayang-party continues to PRETEND that its because “I did not get what I want” when it is beyond a shadow of doubt about the TRAVESTIES OF JUSTICE……………..especially so when some, including the wayang-party IBs talking about “kangaroos” in Singapore…………when they can’t even prove their case when mine is so clear cut……

    Sinkies should face the FACT about the wayang-party’s role in legitimising the emperor without clothes evils and wrong doings in the context of what Law & Home Minister Shanmugam had said in his 21 March 2018 Parliament speech about “the country suffers” while the wayang-party members look the other way and be derelict of their FUNDAMENTAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBiLITIES as MPs.

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  • Realistically:

    By the way, sinkies should read up the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore to understand the MP’s oath…………..before being taken in by the s*ake-oil talk of their despicable low life IBs.

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    Reported on TOC :Quote -”Reform Party chief Kenneth Jeyaretnam launches new charity for poverty relief in S’pore
    By Aldgra F. -05/01/20212

    …. that a new charity, the J B Jeyaretnam Foundation, is set to be launched today for the relief of poverty in Singapore.

    In his blog, Mr Jeyaretnam said that the foundation was launched in honour of the late Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam’s birthday, the first opposition politician to be elected in Parliament in 1965….

    He added that the foundation focuses on “the pockets of poverty amongst marginalized groups that were dear to JBJ’s heart”.

    “Some of you may know that we held a dinner to raise funds for this project a couple of years ago,” said the politician.

    Mr Jeyaretnam also noted that human rights lawyer M Ravi has agreed to take up the legal work for setting up the J B Jeyaretnam Foundation “at a generously reduced rate”.

    “We are delighted that JBJ’s protégé, M Ravi, has kindly agreed to do the legal work for setting up the charity at a generously reduced rate, to match the funds we have already raised. Therefore we will not be requesting donations at this stage,” he stated.

    For those who have more enquiries or future donations on the charity are encouraged to contact via WhatsApp +65 91064376 or send an email to [email protected]….”Unquote .

    Response : Relief of poverty in Singapore ? How come everybody seems to come out to setup some charity fund to “help” the poverty in Singapore ? Think deeper and ask why ? Isn’t there overcrowded of such charity funds setup in Singapore already and why Singapore government is still allowing setting up more and more charity ? With so many charity fund around and there are still poverty in Singapore ,it speak volume for itself .Wonder KJ will allocate how much charity money for himself as head of such association in the form of directorship of charity or in form of huge salary top level scale or whatever ?

    And don’t we have all those Singapore Indian temple stealing millions of temple charity fund/missing gold cases reported out for so long already,yet those evil b***t Indians big thiefs also haven’t hauled out to be charged to be send to jail yet ? Why ? Indian thiefs got special right from jail to cane their evil b***t backside ?

    Chinese crimes I also shoot ,no difference when it come to Indian crime,Malay crime,Ang Mo crime ! Is there no Indian crime committed here ! Pui!Pui!Pui!

    Is there a need to set up more charity when the present charity system is not solving poverty problem? Why government want to donate more public fund to charities organisation for what ? To feed all those evil b***t set up fund department heads with expensive salaries especially those evil b***t women fundraisers ? And all these charity funds are used to buy canned food that is near expiry from their ka ki lang owned supermarket to help the “poor” ? Transfer public charity fund out to their own supermarket ? Is it known as charity thefts system ?

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  • Realistically:

    By the way,the low life comment that I “did not get what you want in court or otherwise, and get upset with WP because they did not take up the case to win for you” must be seen in the context of the 27 NGO’s urging Halimah to convene a Commission of Inquiry…….about Assoc Professor Eugene KB Tan of SMU Law Faculty using the term “travesty of justice” and Harpreet Singh Nehal’s comment about the “systemic flaws” in the judicial process, Justice Chan Seng Onn’s implied criticisms of District Judge Olivia Low and the 2 DPPs sentence and prosecution of Parti Liyani and the Chief Justice’s judgment allowing Parti’s application to have the 2 DPPs referred to the Discipline Tribunal ……..I suppose all these had reflected in what the low life wayang-party IBs claim that these people “did not get what (they) want in court or otherwise, and got upset with WP because they did not take up the case to win for (them)”………How low life could the wayang-party get? But of course many sinkies in Aljunied GRC, Hougang SMC and Sengkang GRC are just too gullible to swallow the Wayang-Party’s s*ake oil salesman lies line, hook and sinker…….remember that Jamus Lim had said he had done the “MATHS” about minimum wages only to admit subsequently in Parliament ie after the GE that he did NOT have the “maths”.

    Also sinkies on TRE must remember that the emperor without clothes had made a public pronouncement as to how to “FIX” his critics/opponents?

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  • Realistically:

    Oh, apart from going through the motion of filing that in Parliament, the wayang-party had NOT bother to call out Law & Home Minister Shanmugam’s FARCE in his Parliament Statement pertaining to the Parti Liyani’s obvious travesty of justice, even as I had given the FACTS about the FARCE?

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  • Realistically:

    On the issue of TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE, I posted an article on the Coroner Malcolm Tan’s decision that the teenager Tay Wei Yi, who was killed when a severely corroded lamp post fell on him while playing basketball at the Tampines TC managed basketball court in which the following extracts are reproduced:

    “There were yet more twists and turns to come in the case, including a twice-postponed verdict, which is a rare occurrence in such an inquiry.

    On Aug 19, in what is a highly unusual move for a coroner’s inquiry, the town council’s lawyers, Mr Shashi Nathan and Mr Peter Chean, made written submissions to the court, saying that the teen’s death could not be conclusively attributed to any known party.”"

    Note that even the 158th ranked propaganda media of the emperor without clothes talked about “rare occurrence” and also the phrase “highly unusual move for a coroner’s inquiry”?

    If the Coroner’s findings were based on scientific fact……..which is that ANY steel structure, galvanised or not, would eventually corrode after many years exposed to the rain and sunshine…………in my mind, justice was NOT done…..it was a TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE.

    And what did Low Thia Khiang as the wayang-party’s MP say……….and how come the likes of He Ting Ru, Pritam Singh, Sylvia Lim and Denis Tan, who are all LAWYERS failed or otherwise pursue the issue of that many people like Tay Wei Yi, Parti Liyani, Lee Suet Fern and myself had suffered the TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE……

    Is it not in the country’s interest that our judiciary is independent…….which is obviously NOT SO from the said cases………but instead of pursuing important matter, the wayang-party MPs/their IB want to character assassinate me with their baseless accusations that the said people “did not get what (they) want in court or otherwise, and got upset with WP because they did not take up the case to win for (them)”.

    By the way, the FACT that the wayang-party MPs/Town Councillors who are being sued for inter alia, failing in their fiduciary duties and responsibilities had to engage an outside law firm to defend them, speak very poorly of them as lawyers. Therefore it had NEVER occurred to me to engage ANY of the wayang-party lawyers to “take up the case to for me”.

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  • Do not be presumptuous:

    Realistically:
    By the way,the low life comment that I “did not get what you want in court or otherwise, and get upset with WP because they did not take up the case to win for you” must be seen in the context of the 27 NGO’s urging Halimah to convene a Commission of Inquiry…….about Assoc Professor Eugene KB Tan of SMU Law Faculty using the term “travesty of justice” and Harpreet Singh Nehal’s comment about the “systemic flaws” in the judicial process, Justice Chan Seng Onn’s implied criticisms of District Judge Olivia Low and the 2 DPPs sentence and prosecution of Parti Liyani and the Chief Justice’s judgment allowing Parti’s application to have the 2 DPPs referred to the Discipline Tribunal ……..I suppose all these had reflected in what the low life wayang-party IBs claim that these people “did not get what (they) want in court or otherwise, and got upset with WP because they did not take up the case to win for (them)”………How low life could the wayang-party get? But of course many sinkies in Aljunied GRC, Hougang SMC and Sengkang GRC are just too gullible to swallow the Wayang-Party’s s*ake oil salesman lies line, hook and sinker…….remember that Jamus Lim had said he had done the “MATHS” about minimum wages only to admit subsequently in Parliament ie after the GE that he did NOT have the “maths”.

    Also sinkies on TRE must remember that the emperor without clothes had made a public pronouncement as to how to “FIX” his critics/opponents?

    Not everyone who critiques you when you rabidly critique WP, is a WP IB.

    Likewise, for PAP or any other political party.

    I am not an IB of WP or PAP, not a member or supporter of any political party.

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  • Realistically:

    There can be NO LOGICAL BASIS for criticising me, except that those concerned want to discredit me for criticising with FACTUAL examples of the failures and complicity of the wayang-party MPs, and the abject failures and abuse of power of the emperor without clothes.

    The baseless comment that I “did not get what (they) want in court or otherwise, and got upset with WP because they did not take up the case to win for (them)” when it is a FACT that the judiciary had BREACHED the Supreme Law of Singapore ie the Constitution, natural justice and the rule of law in inflicting the TRAVESTIES OF JUSTICE should be the PRIMARY concern of ANY patriotic and law abiding Sinkies in the context of Law & Home Minister Shanmugam’s speech in Parliament on 21 March 2018 that:”“When the quality of the judiciary suffers, the rule of law suffers. When the rule of law suffers, the country suffers,” RATHER than the wayang about the emperor without clothes Mayors and worst, trying to character assassinate me with BASELESS allegations and accusations.

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  • Realistically:

    Of course sinkies can decide for themselves whether those making BASELESS allegations and accusations against me for calling out the FARCE and wayang of the wayang-party MPs for their abject failures to discharge their duties and responsibilities, and also against the emperor without clothes regime abuse of power and failed policies are from the wayang-party and or from the emperor without clothes running dogs.

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  • Realistically:

    I would like to say to the person, using the moniker ‘My take’, who said the following in his/her comment on January 5, 2021 at 11:11 am:

    >>>>The more you write, the more I think you did not get what you want in court or otherwise, and get upset with WP because they did not take up the case to win for you.<<

    What YOU posted is not totally baseless and completely without foundation, but is totally against the FACTS, the settled common laws, the statute and most importantly against the Constitution, which is the Supreme Law of Singapore. The is crystal clear in my view that the judges at the two CA hearings had breached the laws of natural justice and had contravened the rule of law by their own wilful contravention of the laws: the Administration of Justice (Protection) Act and the Penal Code which would amounted to criminal conduct.

    Therefore I reserve the right to sue you for DEFAMATION notwithstanding that you are posting anonymously ………….I believe a court order could be obtained for TRE to disclose your IP address……….

    I also believe that you are from the wayang-party to whom I had emailed the FACTS about the travesties of justice and specifically to He Ting Ru and Sylvia Lim who had asked for feedbacks to aid Sylvia Lim’s motion in Parliament. If they had played no part in the said post, they should specifically dissociate themselves.

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  • Realistically:

    @ Realistically:
    January 7, 2021 at 12:06 pm (Quote)

    Slight correction: I have left out the word ‘ONLY’ as should have been when I said, not totally which should have been ‘NOT ONLY’ totally baseless ….

    The correct version should have been:

    What YOU posted is not ONLY totally baseless and completely without foundation, but is totally against the FACTS, the settled common laws, the statute and most importantly against the Constitution, which is the Supreme Law of Singapore.

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