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Can we afford to watch as former generals destroy our nation?

Dr Goh Keng Swee who laid the foundation stones of Singapore’s economy and defence forces, has warned us about allowing politicians to manage our economy, knowing well that they will be clueless about the business of enterprising or what innovation is all about.

Now when clueless politicians start bringing in ex-generals to support their failed mission in governing our country and our economy, we saw how badly prepared Singapore was when the pandemic first hit us.

We saw how our world class MRT and NOL ended up as failures.

Now, we are witnessing how they had bring Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) to its knee and expect our government to use our reserve to bail them out.

Is SPH too big to fail?

Even if SPH is folded up or acquired by Mediacorp, we will still have our local news covered.

For citizens, there is literally no impact on our life whether SPH is kept alive on our reserve or divested to Mediacorp.

But for the politicians, it is like trading away their double-barrelled machine guns, which had served them well, and exchanging it for a single-barrelled gun. They are frightened by this loss of media-bullets.

Well, if we keep allowing the 4G politicians and ex-generals to lead our country, our future as a nation will be in serious jeopardy.

Look at how the 4G politicians are ruining the once respected People’s Action Party (PAP), and how much “hiccups” had occurred in their succession planning.

If they cannot get their party in order, how can they get our country in order?

Sad but true, l have to concur with Lee Kuan Yew’s vision that “that day has come when the PAP become irrelevant and will be voted out of power.”

Guess Heng Swee Keat, a prodigy of Lee Kuan Yew, shared his foresight to “step aside” and not be a part of the fall of the PAP.

PAP will most probably be destroyed by the “elites”, similar to the way how NOL, our MRT, our Gold Standard in Public Healthcare and SPH, SIA, Keppel Corporation and etc are destroyed.

Without talents and people with real leadership to save the PAP from itself, Singaporeans must wake up to this Hard Truth that if they cannot save themselves from their own follies, how can they save Singapore?

Unless we want Singapore to be ruined beyond hope, let’s appeal to the few good politicians left in Parliament to have the courage to speak up patriotically and start holding incompetent politicians and their failures to account.

As for the ex-generals, let’s give them meaningful mission like cleaning up our roads or helping to clean up our hawker centres etc, things that they can do well.

Let’s have the collective courage to be patriotic if we still believe that Singaporeans deserve better…

 

Joseph Nathan

 

Editor’s note: More than 10,000 netizens have signed an online petition calling for the removal of Mr Ng from SPH.

 

 

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26 Responses to “Can we afford to watch as former generals destroy our nation?”

  • liew mun leong must be jailed:

    when pap paper general umbrage Ng took over sph, we stated, publicly, he would sink sph like he sank NOL.

    now as it is with all things pap, who is footing the bill?

    cotton producing sheep via more GST from 7% to 9% so as to subsidize the rot which pap created maintained and is continuing to maintain.

    why not let Ms Sylvia Lim or Ms Hazel Poa or Mr Leong Mun Wai or any current WP or PSP member to run sph?

    GUARANTEED sph will be turned around within 3 short years.

    alas.

    pap since it has all cotton sheep money, and more cotton sheep money via GST rise from 7% to 9%, ain’t going to do the right thing.

    we sleep well. because we have never voted pap. we have not subscribed to the states times for years, and hardly watch any pap tv.

    we get our news from Internet, and watch quality programs on Netflix and such, and live a far better life untouched by pap hand.

    we pity cotton sheep in pap land. hahaha. we don’t pity. we actually hope more ceca ah nehs invade pap land and make cotton sheep life more miserable.

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  • Umbrage:

    I take umbrage seeing him.

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  • Patriotic? Are u serious?:

    The Chinese character for “official” has 2 “mouth” characters in that character.
    So people derogatively say officials have 2 mouths, ie official is always right, double-tongues.
    PAP need to have 2 mouthpieces, namely CNA and SPH.

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  • Dear Joseph:

    Did you serve NS?
    NS men are led by generals.
    What do we protect?
    Protect you? protect your property? protect our parents properties? protect foreigners and naturalized Singaporeans properties?
    SPH price is 50% higher than the bottom, SIA is still higher than before the rights issue, Keppel is higher ytd.
    The focus should be how to run Singapore well, provide better standard of living to the people, not to bail out and prop up the prices of these GLCs including SembCorp, Sembcorp Marine, SIA Engg, SATS to benefit the shareholders who can are rich enough to invest and take care of themselves.
    I believe in creative destruction and put money in good use, not good money after bad money o support zombie companies.

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  • MarBowling:

    Wah lan. These few days with lots of viewers and commenters from various social medias aiming their bazooka, machine guns, long guns, short guns at Umbrage Ng Jung-Un, it looks like Karma and Retribution have FINALLY caught up with this LJ USELESS BUM!

    Think going to his office NOWADAYS won’t be business as usual for this MF! Unless his skin is thick as elephant and he could pretend he SEES nothing or HEARS nothing, all of us have to say “hat off and salute you” Hail Hail LJ General!

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  • Mr Foong is not wrong. The existance of SPH serves only 1 political purpose, not to inform, but to hoodwink and BS the dafts, PERIOD.

    That having said, I would like to strongly recommend that Umbrage Ng be promoted to head the Changi Airport Group, Temasick and GIC or better still, the PAPpies.

    Anyone taking umbrage at my suggestion?

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  • Embracing Umbrage:

    Why waste time putting him in all these places? Put him in PAP and all our problems will all be solved. And 31% will embrace him!

    TRE Techie:
    Mr Foong is not wrong. The existance of SPH serves only 1 political purpose, not to inform, but to hoodwink and BS the dafts, PERIOD.

    That having said, I would like to strongly recommend that Umbrage Ng be promoted to head the Changi Airport Group, Temasick and GIC or better still, the PAPpies.

    Anyone taking umbrage at my suggestion?

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  • Harder Truths:

    We do not need to see that because we are already a Guinea Pig Hub.

    Read this news

    https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/delhi-extends-lockdown-biontech-china-013014469.html

    $G will become the headquarters of a trail drug called a ‘vaccine’. They will be followed by others, all desperate to jab $inkies because $G is the only place the regime will force people to be Guinea Pigs for testing.

    The dream of the Dead Despot has come true at last!

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  • @Embracing Umbrage

    Cannot lar, not enough. Unless he Sec-Gen of PAPpy, he will just be another pawn, no power, not powderful one.

    Must promote him to positions that he can call the shots one.

    Anyway, liz is the first time I see someone skin as thick as an elephant one. If I sink one ship already sibei no face to face the world liao, now sink 2 ships still got the cheek and face to talk down to a small fly reporter and act big fiack.

    Honestly, I have never in my life taken umbrage to any LEEders, as idiotic and useless and repulsive as they may be, but this is one exception which I extremely take umbrage to. IMHO, he should be sacked immediately, not leave him behind for him to do a hat-trick and sink SPH or some GRC further down the road. So for once, I am going to sign the petition calling for his dismissal.

    IF he is such an indisposable darling talent, then should send him back to the armed forces, where it is a given and expected that he should talk down and bark at this juniors. Maybe let him be the Chief of Staff or even the perm-sec for defense?

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  • #08-193 Huang Ba Dan:

    Why do you need Mediacorpse or SPH as news sources anyway? Are we living in the 1980s?

    So many decades, mediacorpse shows still all share the same dialogue. Innovattion?

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  • @Harder Truths

    Whatever you think the LEEders may be doing to Sinkieland as far as testing hub is concerned may not be a bad thing.

    Like the virus, it can bite both ways and if the purported testing hub fails terribly, then dafts (who survived) may just wake up and we can expect to see a change of ruling party, dio bo? I think all it takes is a pandemic 50% in scale of the initial Wuhan and their incompetence will be fully exposed. Do you think by then these dafts will still believe that a sinking ship will be able to save them?

    What the opposition may not be able to achieve in say 10 years, the virus may be able to do it in a year or so, if the current wayang-kulit continues.

    So to answer Nathan’s question of “Can we afford to watch as former generals destroy our nation?”, my answer is YES, we should. Just sit back, relax and let the wayang-kulit continues. It will set the stage on fire, sooner or later.

    What do you think?

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  • #08-193 Huang Ba Dan:

    Media company close shop won’t affect nation. Keeping a loss making one going is the concern.

    Like Esplanade is a failed arts center.

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  • #08-193 Huang Ba Dan:

    Ng should go round closing down non performing companies.

    TRE Techie:
    Mr Foong is not wrong. The existance of SPH serves only 1 political purpose, not to inform, but to hoodwink and BS the dafts, PERIOD.

    That having said, I would like to strongly recommend that Umbrage Ng be promoted to head the Changi Airport Group, Temasick and GIC or better still, the PAPpies.

    Anyone taking umbrage at my suggestion?

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  • Smart Nation:

    We saw what happened to the MRT after “Cleopatra” left behind a mess and they brought in the top brass from the military. In the end it was Mr. Fix-It who solve the MRT problem. Thanks to him. Now they are bringing him back to fix the SPH. Hasn’t he already passed “Due Date” and given a warm farewell and well wishes into retirement. How come they are recycling him back into the system? Will it be just same thing but in different packaging?

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  • @#08-193 Huang Ba Dan

    Why do I get the feeling that you are referring to Temasick? lol

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  • Smart Nation:

    #08-193 Huang Ba Dan:
    Media company close shop won’t affect nation. Keeping a loss making one going is the concern.

    Like Esplanade is a failed arts center.

    This is a surprise. I have always thought Esplanade was doing very well with our iconic SSO under the former Music Director/Conductor, Lan Shui, and also bringing in only world class artists to SG. It was going to be like Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center or Wigmore Hall.

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  • xoxo:

    General,soon THE LEEdershit will send you demolish PAP?
    You are top general in the ART OF DEMOLISHMENT!
    SALUTE!

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  • Harder Truths:

    @TRE Techie

    Whether the local population is killed off by virus or the ‘vaccine’ or other coming catastrophes, it will be because they let it happen. Even if there is an alternative government – the whole system is corrupt from top to bottom.

    So if people want G to be great again – it will not happen. Regardless of who is in power. The virus or maybe the ‘vaccine’ will hasten the end – but that does not mean a new beginning.

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  • mike:

    SPH or Mediacorpse had never been a national icon but the tool for hypnotizing and brainwash SGrean (or those who choose to be brain dead).

    These days i receive news at least 3 days earlier from various international media than friends or family forward to me from ST, BT, ZB or CNA.

    And most of the time, these copy/paste news from ST, BT, ZB or CNA either reflect edited partial contents or contents that left me vaccumized due to heavy ‘self censorship’.

    The so call drama production by the corpse group can knock me off into sleeping mode within seconds. No technic, no sophistication, no good acting, no depth.

    I even choose to watch CN drama if i runout of Korean feeds than waste time with media corpse stories.

    I am numb with taxpayer’s dollars being used to feed monopolized propagandas but as long as 61% is happy, i shall not Umbrage. :DDD

    The greatest gift to human species in 20th/21st century is internet. With 5G & 6G, star link etc, it is going to speed up the death of both SPH and Mediacorpse. Innovate, liberalize the media sector or have it suck towards a silence non-theatrical blackhole, the same fate for the kings and queens of SG eventually.

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  • #08-193 Huang Ba Dan:

    I neber mention names hor. Donch say I say one.

    TRE Techie:
    @#08-193 Huang Ba Dan

    Why do I get the feeling that you are referring to Temasick? lol

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  • #08-193 Huang Ba Dan:

    I say Esplanade shows are kind of weird. I watched Earth Wind and Fire Experience. They cut short their two biggest hits for the encore. I got the feeling that the place was operated by someone who didn’t undrstand the band.

    For the Babyface concert, he just talked A LOT and sang about 10 songs – generous estimate! I know he has only a few hits and is more of a producer. But he could have just sang stuff from his album.

    After that no more mosaic music festival. I think the artistes did not want to take part anymore.

    Anyway with the current situation, they effectively become ghost town. Maybe the free Sunday concerts are still on.

    Smart Nation: This is a surprise. I have always thought Esplanade was doing very well with our iconic SSO under the former Music Director/Conductor, Lan Shui, and also bringing in only world class artists to SG. It was going to be like Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center or Wigmore Hall.

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  • MarBowling:

    xoxo:
    May 10, 2021 at 11:39 pm (Quote)
    General,soon THE LEEdershit will send you demolish PAP?
    You are top general in the ART OF DEMOLISHMENT!
    SALUTE!

    Response. Good one. Bro.

    We folks especially the 38.76 be very patient. Eventually when the VERDICT is out to DEMOLISH Lee Kayu prized possession at 38 Oxley Road, this LJ General Umbrage Ng Jung-Un will be the 1st in Line and Most Appropriate Guy in charge to perform this HISTORICAL TASK! Our History will REMEMBER him for his FIRST and FINAL NOBLE ACT!

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  • Wecan'taffordnothinglikethat!:

    The company commander and the staff sergeant were in the field. As they go to bed for the night, the sergeant said: “Sir, look up into the sky and tell me what you see?”

    The commander said: “I see millions of stars.”

    Sgt: “And what does that tell you, sir?”

    “Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Theologically, it tells me that God is great and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, it tells me that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you sarge?”

    Sgt: “Well sir, it tells me that somebody stole our tent.”

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  • oxygen:

    PAPpypolitics/PAPpynomics is a failed experiment. The LEE-jiapore Inc model is falling apart. Just look at the number of listed dying GLCs in recent times.

    Anyone who cannot see this reality by now must be near brain dead.

    DICTATORSHIP DOES NOT WORK in a turbulent environment.

    It needs continual adaptation to change and thriving within in. Dictatorship just can’t tolerate any external intrusion/threat to its FAKE STABILITY hypocritical facade and change in the status quo.

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  • MarBowling:

    Wecan’taffordnothinglikethat!:
    May 11, 2021 at 11:06 am (Quote)
    The company commander and the staff sergeant were in the field. As they go to bed for the night, the sergeant said: “Sir, look up into the sky and tell me what you see?”

    The commander said: “I see millions of stars.”

    Sgt: “And what does that tell you, sir?”

    “Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Theologically, it tells me that God is great and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, it tells me that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you sarge?”

    Sgt: “Well sir, it tells me that somebody stole our tent.”

    Response: Good one, Bro.

    Am still rolling on the floor, laughing nonstop!

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  • @dear MarBowling:

    The next morning they drive out to the beach head to recce the battle ground between the enemy lines and the sea. The Commander looks out to the vast expanse of blue water and shuts his eyes trembling as if it’s all too much for him to handle…. and the staff sergeant calmly says: “Just accept it sir, NOL is sailed away by Frenchmen, ain’t comin home this way ….”

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