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Is this the beginning of the end of the PAP?

I refer to the article: ‘The Big Read: Does PAP’s changing tack in opposition wards signal a new game plan?’ (CNA, 26 Jul)

One key change is that “Gone are its version of regular meet-the-people sessions, where the residents sought help from defeated PAP candidates on various issues.”

Another Key change is that the rules surrounding the Community Improvement Projects Committee (CIPC) funds have been tweaked. Town councils could now apply for government funds independently, rather than having to go through the People’s Association.

This reminds me of PAP’s GE2015 where they adopted a slogan “Always here for you” – what has happened to that principle when they are now , seemingly, abandoning somewhat, constituents who voted the other way?

For the longest time, the PAP has arguably, spread the propaganda that the opposition were folks who would appear only once every 5 years. Aren’t the defeated PAP candidates now, arguably, also kind of “doing the same”?

In this connection, it may also be useful to use the electoral defeat of PAP’s team Sengkang GRC as an example of a case study showing the declining standing of the PAP.

Why did the PAP team lose to a relatively unknown new team from the WP even though there were three ‘4G’ political office holders including two ministers?

Firstly, was it due to a younger electorate who was willing to “rock the boat”, compared to their parents who may historically have preferred stability. Mind you, that was in 2020 where there was a crisis. Why did Singapore become probably, the first and only country in the world, to hold an early election (not scheduled) during Covid-19?

Secondly, it may appear increasingly, that the ‘4G’ leadership may not command as much goodwill as their ‘3G’ predecessors, especially when they are up against a strong opposition.

In 2021, we saw the declining performance of the Multi-Ministry Task Force in tackling the pandemic with policy changes and weak enforcement and PAP’s succession in doubt.

Will history tell us perhaps some time in the future, that this may mark the beginning of the end of the PAP, as the ruling party in Government?

 

Leong Sze Hian

 

 

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22 Responses to “Is this the beginning of the end of the PAP?”

  • Vote For PAP - WTF:

    How can the PAP expect me to vote for them when I was retrenched and replaced by an Indian from India ?

    To me, it seems that they are looking after the unemployment problems of India than the unemployment problems of Singaporeans.

    LHL, looks like you did not inherit the wisdom and foresight of LKY.

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  • Stupid Blind Voters:

    Defeated PAP MPs appear once in five years still can accept caused it was none of their business no more. But elected PAP MPs never even appear at all is unacceptable. Voters kept voting them must be blind.

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  • Destine:

    Bro,lucky we are mortals

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  • WTF:

    Bullseye. They got fished, baited, caught, hooked and slaughtered by the smart Indian government to solve their unemployment problem in exchange for access into their market. The smart Indian government saw through their greed has no end, including selling of national assets.

    But the really extremely stupid ones are those who are affected yet still voted them. Unbelievable.

    Vote For PAP - WTF:
    How can the PAP expect me to vote for them when I was retrenched and replaced by an Indian from India ?

    To me, it seems that they are looking after the unemployment problems of India than the unemployment problems of Singaporeans.

    LHL, looks like you did not inherit the wisdom and foresight of LKY.

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  • Look after Citizen please:

    Need to look after the people,especially the poor and the weak…take care of their livelihood in this Pandemic time.Many are suffering.
    The social net is really weak and inadequate for the elderly.MSF need to be revamp and be headed by someone with more empathy to drive changes in MSF.
    Need to setup a save poor Singaporean Fund…the local Internet Billionaires(Grab/Razer) and Millionaires should contribute voluntary to it or tax them heavily .

    Too much easy money go to them….poor distribution of wealth.
    Learn from China recent action.

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  • Next President ?:

    Recently, MAS Chief Ravi Menon has been making a lot of political statements. He commented on FT and others… in the PAP world, we know too well that civil servants are not allowed to make such statements.

    Is the PAP up to something? My guess – PAP is already doing the ground work for next Elected President. Maybe he is being groomed to be the next EP.

    PAP is about to raise the bar again and use the race card to decide the next EP. We all know how aunty Hailmah became the EP.

    It’s anyone’s guess….Think…

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  • i say KANINA:

    Local cases rise is the consequence of past several months of CECA-FTs returning plus new imports like relatives seeking safe haven here.
    The kanina gahmen think they are damn good at tackling COVID and recklessly dump ceca-FTs here.

    Now,sgs make to pay the price of their stupid arrogance .
    Local cases rises expected plus senior fatalities.
    This is uncalled for.

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  • “There are 130 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection, of which 27 are linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster and two belong to the KTV cluster.”

    So 130-27-2=101 cases in the local community? Hm… getting interesting.

    Wonder if the “highest echelons” in MTF are prepared for the cases when it spike another digit?

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  • data:

    Actual data more interesting for you.

    From the wolf mouth:

    As of 28 July 2021, 12pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified that there are 130 cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection, of which 27 are linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster and 2 belong to the KTV cluster. Of the 130 cases today, 61 are linked to previous cases, and have already been placed on quarantine. 21 are linked to previous cases and were detected through surveillance. 48 are currently unlinked. Amongst the cases are 3 seniors above 70 years who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and are at risk of serious illness.

    2. There are 6 imported cases, who have already been placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or isolated upon arrival in Singapore. 2 were detected upon arrival in Singapore, while 4 developed the illness during SHN or isolation.

    3. In total, there are 136 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore today.

    TRE Techie:
    “There are 130 new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 infection, of which 27 are linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster and two belong to the KTV cluster.”

    So 130-27-2=101 cases in the local community? Hm… getting interesting.

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  • @Next President

    Know what, you may not be wrong. PAPies’ pattern 10 years no change one. Whenever they want someone to go to the front and be accepted, they make sure he/she get prominently ‘displayed’ by the MSM.

    Ah… so the next President will be an Indian Indian and not a Malay Indian, interesting.

    BTW, this Manon is a politicians meh? Why is he poking his nose into politics?

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  • Eurasian's turn 2b President:

    TRE Techie:
    @Next President

    Know what, you may not be wrong. PAPies’ pattern 10 years no change one. Whenever they want someone to go to the front and be accepted, they make sure he/she get prominently ‘displayed’ by the MSM.

    Ah… so the next President will be an Indian Indian and not a Malay Indian, interesting.

    BTW, this Manon is a politicians meh? Why is he poking his nose into politics?

    You are completely wrong! The Presidency is Racially Cyclical.

    Next President has to be a Eurasian lah!
    Definitely not Michael Pallmer right?
    What about Joseph Schooling? Never too young to be the president of national olympic committee…

    Tech: Ah, in this case, then this MAS honcho will somehow miraculously be a Eurasian. If Indian can become Malay, why Indian cannot become Eurasian? Maybe one of his great great great great great grandfather was a Eurasian, dare you to say not possible? Anything is possible for the PAPies, want or don’t want only, dio bo?

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  • Another WTF!:

    All they need to set the rule is candidate must work as MAS Chief to qualify No competition straight away.

    Next President ?:
    Recently, MAS Chief Ravi Menon has been making a lot of political statements. He commented on FT and others… in the PAP world, we know too well that civil servants are not allowed to make such statements.

    Is the PAP up to something? My guess – PAP is already doing the ground work for next Elected President. Maybe he is being groomed to be the next EP.

    PAP is about to raise the bar again and use the race card to decide the next EP. We all know how aunty Hailmah became the EP.

    It’s anyone’s guess….Think…

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  • Temusik Patriot:

    Call it what you like I came from the founding G where people are treated n accepted as they were good bad n ugly…guidiance from the PAP n the PA then an association for the people IRRESPECTIVE of party allegiance…A bastard usurp power n all the Good of for the people was turned upside down to Serve his Evil purpose of serving his master Satan through an Illusion of success at the cost of human lives

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  • liew mun leong must be jailed:

    Next President ?:
    Recently, MAS Chief Ravi Menon has been making a lot of political statements. He commented on FT and others… in the PAP world, we know too well that civil servants are not allowed to make such statements.

    Is the PAP up to something? My guess – PAP is already doing the ground work for next Elected President. Maybe he is being groomed to be the next EP.

    PAP is about to raise the bar again and use the race card to decide the next EP. We all know how aunty Hailmah became the EP.

    It’s anyone’s guess….Think…

    ever since pap played race politics, we noticed more of such everywhere.

    we just shake our heads.

    if ceca ah neh can create jobs for cotton sheep, ceca ah nehs won’t come here. they are worth more than gold. they want to come to cheena land and all thing cheena?

    no.

    they go where platinum or more precious metals are.

    so when ah neh blah blah blah, we just think it is another malay talking or is it another malay INDIAN talking or INDIAN malay talking? after all, pap says INDIAN is malay for president and no NON cheena for prime minister.

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  • MarBowling:

    THINK I tend to agree with the PREDICTION of Leong Kor about the Beginning of the End of the PAPigs. The following EVENT maybe a PRELIMINARY or PRELUDE to the ACTUAL ENDING of the PAPigs.

    After the ascent of the Seatwarmer cum 4th PeeM on the Imperial Throne, the NEXT IN LINE is Li Horny, son Express Dowager, THINk the Seatwarmer cum 4th PeeM maybe able to squat on the Imperial Throne only for a very SHORT, NOT LOONG, period! THINK when Li Horny EVENTUALLY squat on the Imperial Throne, his SQUATTING would be ONLY ALSO for a VERY PERIOD(NOT LOONG)just like Emperor Puki oops Pu Yi, the LAST EMPEROR of China.

    How COME? THINK Karma and Retribution have FINALLY caught up with the Lee Kayu FamiLEE!

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  • opposition dude:

    The PAP makes all the rules and can change them anytime they want to, this one who don’t know? So what if they say they will change the way TC funds are applied for? Who is to say that they will not wayang and come out with yet another silly reason for denying WP funds for their TCs?

    Losing Sengkang is one thing, fielding non ministers to try and win back Aljunied is another. It tells you just how much confidence PAP has in trying to win Aljunied back.

    The PAP can continue losing GRCs for all I care. i hope that all those GRCs that were under the national average fall to the opposition in the next election, we have no fears of voting out useless good for nothing ministers who talk a lot but do jack shit and command the world’s highest minister salaries.

    I want to see PAP forced into a coalition government, these donkeys have to be taught not to screw voters over whenever they feel like it. Lose the power to make whatever decisions that benefit you and instill a sense of fear that any minister can be voted out. Once you don’t have the ability to do whatever you want whenever you want is when, bit by bit, we will see changes to benefit Singaporeans!

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  • Prez Cycle::

    In racial order:
    2022 Eurasian___?
    2027 Chinese – TCJ?/XAG?/___?
    2032 Indian – TS?/RM?/___?
    2037 Malay – ???
    It’s just about MICE,backcycling.
    Must throw dice?

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  • John Dough:

    1. If defeated MP withdraw to meet voters of that constituency and ask voters to go to Elected MP – there’s no gain or advantage to victorious Elected MP. At the end of the day, wherever the seeking help end is, they won’t give cooperation to the elected MP so as to reduce or nullify that victor MP. This PAP is cunning. Why shd they do a job for voters who discarded them – it’s not the same loosing PAP MP is trying to regain loyalty.

    2.The elected sitting MP from oppo party other than PAP looser, can now directly apply funds. So what. Still have to go thru vetting process right? What’s the chances of approval – this is the critical issue.

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  • Aiya ownself ffff ownself la:

    Instead of seeing Constituents, going to their MPs instead of hearing the shit excuses of the Defeated for their problems n stay to be visibly garbaged, better close shop la. At least the excise is the constituents don’t see us not becos they don’t trust us but we r saving our funds for recruiting more daft brownosers n close shop.

    Aiya, u must be more cookoo to believe we r there for u. NO NO NO we r there to boot, coot or whaver lick n brownose to get our nose the browner the better even black just for the thousands, the millions n the freedom to shit on the daft s our dead chief have them fooled till he died n still fooled while in boiling NanSoon veg oil.

    MTF ha got u n the daft fooled. We r there to wayang. See we operate on ownself fff ownself n WTF worry abt what other ministry do. We call the daft to cooperate just so we can blame them when they found out we just wayang n play with the stocks pushing it down n then up to make monies beside listening to gorilla to bite the coins n got rich if we cannot get the grade for the 25 millions or more bonus with inefficient cootlicking. SpT forum Vincent may think what he want. Perhaps he cannot secure a place to do what the court cheat did, ha ha ha pathetic bs!

    what else? Oh yeah, Sze kian, it is not the young voters. It is the new citizens who heard so much abt the peace n qquiet Singaporeans bevos they r happy, so they come cos of poverty or totalitarians they cannot stand! Lo n behold, they saw the truth n regret. So they have to try what they cannot do in their quitted land n vote against. Lo they r really got hammer on their stupid heads of what they think SINkies r quiet becos they r happy n not quiet becos they r bashed until braindead!

    Bet u the next thing u see will be the thing lky did before he fooled the founding generation to be their loud speakers. See how j*n* copied senior goh not the peanut go n post the gorilla to koop the defender of the medic angel two orphans she left behind after she showed the two oldies her strength!

    Anything else Kian u haven’t thought thru!

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  • Re vote f pap wtf:

    Yes WTF vote for pap? Tell it to the poor indian lady who just lost her only son she said she live for n now she doesn’t know what to do n why she live? Knowing FG, pap mp will clap one less voter against! The opposition looks on mystified n think whether to get somebody to track her so that she wouldn’t do anything stupid!

    Strangely, a neighbour school kid told me the other day that he dreamt a cupboard with a shelf of look like pigs n dogs with deformed parts caught fired suddenly n he smelt of roast meat amidst all the piggy n doggy screams. In the smoke, he saw an ugly angry man with a contorted face, white shirt n beige shorts, carrying a leather belt in his hand chasing n roaring after a pinky burnt pig n shorted loudly like he wanted to know where ???? is hiding!

    The boy said he has the dream repeatedly over the last few months. .He dared not tell his parents who may bring him to a mental hos! Do fellow netizens what to interprete such dream. Apparently he and his whole family migrate here after paying quite a lot of yuens. His father scared n pay for safe passage n their safe future. But now he is plauged with this scary dream! Anyone can help the poor boy? Leong what would u say?

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  • NotMyProblem:

    @Mr. Leong; PAP is never worry about its end. Why?

    There are about 40% of Singapore population consists of new citizen and all are of voting age. Not all the 60% of true blue are eligible to vote. So you see Singaporeans will be out voted by new citizen.

    Just hope all true blue Singaporeans vote against the PAP. That only able to put more opposition in Parliament, PAP would still be power.

    The end of PAP is still far away!! Singaporeans have to be smarter and brave enough for change!!

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  • Here talk there fart:

    PAP here talks there farts, now farts then talks. This is pap sin now. No one knows when pap talks or farts. The deadly pap50+ Infected will take pap talk than fart at all times but they will cry father n cry mother when they r replaced by an india indian, probably not prc china as pinky pinks when he hears the word communist. But on the other thumb like pap think the deady infected pap50+, he can wayang n they still thinks he is pinky n not greenie like tang gaozong! So he continue to fart around with xi but dinkie with yankie white preferably but choc can also. So fgpapists fart around like there is no tomorrow with c19 which they abused to staged their crisis winning GE2020. What does this mean? In cantonese, neh se nei ke si like cotton sheep was honored with the title for humka prefixed his name like so banana will add harry n akin to General, Admiral in Sin.

    Yes they don’t talk, they fart as all fart worms infected lesser than pigs n dogs do. They fart while they increase sinpop to 10 m, thinking the newbies could be infected paply. They quit o gain not to be fooled again; think they can be infected paply. Soon they will be shouting for the blood of the fart worms conning them. They wouldn’t stop till the blood on farts would be returned with interests to ensure they quitted not to be conned materialized.

    Karma waiting by the fallen basketball ring board, by the fallenk tree, by the c19 ashes while the CBs will flee or probably stay to avenge while furiously wiping off the despicable brown from thleir noses! Even chieftain would come back to fix n clean the disappointed junkies he has left behind to protect his image like he alawys did when he was around, holding the belt with a rageous face!

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