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Will PM Lee Finally Come Clean at NDR 2021 and Admit His Government’s Policies for 40 Years Have Been a Failure?

We have been given a preview of LHL’s National Day Rally speech when Lawrence Wong gave an interview to the BBC a week ago. (The BBC should be given the title of honorary Singapore state media since it seems to be very keen to play up the Government’s achievements, perhaps in return for subsidised or free rent on their studio in Singapore or other tie-up agreements).

According to Wong, LHL’s speech “will look at the full range of measures to continue uplifting the incomes of Singaporeans, especially those at the lower end” The use of the word “continue” is strange because the PAP have essentially done all they can to depress the incomes of Singaporeans, except for the tiny handful of people at the top (essentially themselves and their spouses, relatives and/or friends).

As I have written since 2011, the PAP’s development strategy is based on a simple economic model, first put forward by the Saint Lucian economist and Nobel Prize winner W. A. Lewis in the 1950s, “Economic Development with Unlimited Supplies of Labour”. Since the days of Winsemius and Goh Keng Swee, PAP policies have focused on keeping wages down to encourage foreign investment. That was the reason they put forward for making independent unions illegal (the main reason was of course to ensure there were no independent power centres that could challenge LKY’s absolute rule, in accordance with the standard totalitarian leader’s playbook).

Once the surplus labour had been used up and women entered the labour force in sufficient numbers wages should have risen. This had started to occur in the 1980s when there was also a push to replace expats and FTs with Singaporeans. However natural evolution to a higher wage higher productivity economy did not suit the PAP presumably because the state’s ownership of the economy meant that the Government was more interested in increasing the profit share in national income and accumulating assets. As LHL’s family, PAP Ministers’ and MPs’ spouses and their relatives (Ho Ching being the most egregious example) and cronies managed most of these companies, they could pay themselves higher and higher salaries, usually in secret and without Singaporeans being able to find out.

So instead the Government opened the gates to employing foreign labour, from a trickle in the 1990s to a flood from 2000 onwards until foreign workers and PRs comprised nearly half the workforce. With no minimum wage and competition from workers from very poor countries carrying high levels of debt that they had to pay off and unprotected by any effective labour laws or enforcement mechanisms, consumption and wages were depressed below 40% of national income.The PAP achieved their aim of posting high economic growth numbers, helped also by aiding and abetting MNC tax avoidance. (This resulted also in fake foreign investment figures, which Lawrence Wong is still trying to bamboozle gullible foreigners like BBC journalists as investment was driven by artificial booking of revenues in Singapore).

But the Government’s strategy of becoming a low-cost low productivity economy did not help Singaporeans, who were essentially only able to make a living income by working the longest or second-longest number of hours in the developed world. Goh Chok Tong famously promised Singaporeans a Swiss standard of living in the 1990s Today many of our workers earn around a fraction per hour of the Swiss minimum wage. My back of the envelope calculations, based on Singapore’s statistics, suggested the median Singaporean worker earns less than half of what the median worker in London earns per hour and less than a third per hour of the median New York worker. In 2011 UBS’s survey suggested that Singaporean workers had the same purchasing power as workers in KL or Moscow and the PAP Government had UBS drop Singapore from its survey of global cities because it was too embarrassing.

Going back to the 2009 Budget, I have criticized the PAP’s low productivity low cost long hours model which has been to the detriment of Singaporeans. Apart from the PAP elite and those with wealth from property the only people who have done well economically appear to be the expats and FTs, who of course do not have to do NS. Even an average mid-level PMET expat earns in excess of $300,000 p.a., while the median (admittedly lower than the average) gross monthly income from work (including Employer CPF which arguably should not be included) of Full Time Employed Singaporean Residents (including PRs who include many expats and other high earners) is only $4500 or about $60,000 p.a. including 13th month bonuses. Many of these so-called FTs will be less well educated than Singaporeans or have dubious degrees. Benjamin Glynn is just one example.

I am winning the policy war since only last month the head of MAS, Ravi Menon, in a speech at IPS, called for Singapore to abandon its low-cost low-productivity model and recognise that it needed to become a high-productivity high-wage economy even if that involved higher costs for some services.

So at the National Day Rally on Sunday, don’t expect PM Lee to admit that the PAP economic policies of the last 40 years have been a failure. Don’t expect him to say they have entrapped Singaporeans in a spiral pf low wage competition and ever longer hours with cheaper foreign workers and that they have served no purpose other than to build up the reserves, Government finances and the incomes of himself, his wife, PAP Ministers, MPs, spouses, relatives and cronies. Instead expect him to stealthily shift policy and steal the Reform Party’s policies on raising the cost of employing foreign labour and strengthening the Singaporean core though he is unlikely to take the most significant step of announcing a minimum wage. Instead expect his speech to have the usual breathtaking arrogance and presumption that his family owns Singapore in perpetuity coupled with fake facts and statistics to show how well you are doing. Don’t be fooled! The single most important step you can take to improve your lives is to get rid of the PAP clown car of LHL and his 4G Ministers.

 

 

Kenneth Jeyaretnam

 

About the author: I’m a Singaporean economist who became an opposition activist. I blog to provide an alternative to the porkies that the Pinkies tell. It just so happens that my alternative is the truth. That’s why I’ve never been sued in any civil or criminal court no matter how hard hitting my criticism. I’m quoted and interviewed and asked to speak across the world but largely censored in Singapore in an effort to silence my political opinions. The left hate me because they think I split their vote and because I eschew their outmoded economic models. Models that don’t work. The Right and the Conservatives hate me because I’m a liberal. I’m not sure what the middle think of me. I don’t think there are more than a handful of people in the middle, here in Singapore. I’m a Singaporean born and bred, dual heritage, my parents Singaporean established here before the State of Singapore was created. I’m not Eurasian. I read economics at Cambridge and could be broadly described as from the Keynesian school but I believe in interventions. I was formerly a successful hedge fund manager. After economics and politics my greatest interests are history, film and Makan. I run but I run so I can eat like a Singaporean

 

 

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31 Responses to “Will PM Lee Finally Come Clean at NDR 2021 and Admit His Government’s Policies for 40 Years Have Been a Failure?”

  • Inoowatoolsay:

    Kiasu, kiasi, kiakui Singaporeans, if you are reading this, send KJ to parliament during the next election.

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  • No more real Gini:

    Not only UBS but also the World Bank and United Nations no longer reports Singapore’s Gini coefficient. Instead, the Singapore Government reports its own version of the coefficient. If Singapore compiled the coefficient using the same methodology as other countries it would show the massive inequality in Singapore.

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  • Don't cry for me , Singapore:

    Year by year, the NDR is getting worse andworse. Draggy and dull. Almost a washout!

    Nothing special and forwardlooking. Nothing inspiring with fire in the belly speeches like those during old man’s days.

    From the time of lau goh with his lofty promises of Swiss standard of living and world cup, NDRs descend into broken promises and hollow talks.

    SIGH….

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  • nitrogen:

    very well said.

    the conclusion is correct. pap must go.

    pap PA paid IBs say pap rules forever.

    hahaha.

    pap PA paid IBs have got the story wrong. pap is on the losing streak. it lost Aljunied. it also lost SK. by GE2024, pap shall also lose West Coast, East Coast and Marine Parade.

    by a stroke of bad luck, pap clown escaped punishment in jail. because he died the night pap lost 3 more GRCs.

    anyway, it is a double celebration for local born true blues. PSP WP wins and pap clown death.

    life, even in small island pap infested Singapore, is worth living after 2024.

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  • oxygen:

    GREAT WRITING OF ECONOMIC WISDOM from KJ as usual.

    I thought Lim Hng Kiang said in 2014 that we cannot be a First World economy paying Third World wages.

    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-cant-have-first-world-economy-third-world-costs-lim-hng-kiang

    How come in this day of 2021 we are still expanding and promising to ever enlarge to include younger workers in this Workfare Improvement Scheme of fake welfare economics – knowingly unsustainable.

    PAPpypolitics/PAPpynomics fails BIG TIME AND LYING of economic progress (actually walking backward whilst the rests of the world marching forward)!

    SHAMELESS!

    Even a blind sotong (cuttlefish) can see these WINDY HAPPY CONTRADICTION – glowing boasting of GDP statistic – shrinking market capitalisation of listed equities on SGX in the last 10 years, disintegrating GLCs if they haven’t yet collapse like NOL BUT RISING PROPERTY PRICES ( debt funded asset bubbles/liabilities as if debt loading is same as wealth accumulation of IDIOT ECONOMICS).

    I shake my head in despair.

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  • LHL did come clean:

    LHL NDR speech focused more on low-wage workers than on Singaporean PMETs. On the issue of foreigners taking jobs of Singaporeans he “kicked the can down the road” by saying changes to work visas for foreigners will be done over time – more empty promises from PAP.

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  • oxygen:

    Ooop, sorry, typo error below

    The paragraph below

    oxygen: How come in this day of 2021 we are still expanding and promising to ever enlarge to include younger workers in this Workfare Improvement Scheme of fake welfare economics – knowingly unsustainable.

    should be CORRECTLY read as

    oxygen: How come in this day of 2021 we are still expanding and promising to ever enlarge to include younger workers in this WORKFARE INCOME SUPPLEMENT of fake welfare economics – knowingly unsustainable.

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  • Singapore is NOT 1st World:

    LKY and PAP were hell-bent on keeping wages low they did not develop the “trades” (carpenters, plumbers, masons, electricians, steelworkers, etc.). That is why the contruction industry has very low productivity and the work quality is poor. The construction industry is dominated by basically unskilled workers from South Asia. Shoddy work is the norm in Singapore. It shows in the poor quality of public and private housing in Singapore.

    In developed countries, those employed in the trades can earn a decent wage and live a good life buy not in Singapore. Singapore is really still a 3rd World country with high prices and over-paid, greedy, always self-serving and pro-alien PAP politcians.

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  • keep on promoting their worth:

    //Many of these so-called FTs will be less well educated than Singaporeans or have dubious degrees//

    really or not ?? then why the white monkey idiots keep on promoting their worth (so-called FTs) to flood sinkie land and call them FTs making daft sinkies feed so undermined ??

    imagine your own white monkey leaders (do you need such leaders ???) ‘deliberately’ keep on making all the sound that sinkie land lack talent in order to push their wide wide open-leg policy ??

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  • xoxo:

    First of all,allow to ask WHY DO WE NEED TO PUT INTO PLACE FCF IN THE FIRST PLACE?

    Been thinking they must be doing great with such high pay check$ ?

    FCF SHOWS HOW LOUSY THEIR FT POLICY IS.
    SO DOES TAFEP as well.

    The PM N HIS PAPple will go down in modern Sg history as a bunch of daft clown$ who turned a prosperous nation of SGS into a CITY FOR THE RICH at the grave expense of the socio-economic and Physical well-being of millions of once dignified nation-builders.

    My two thumbs down to them.
    NO,MY 2 MIDDLE FINGERS SALUTE THESE CLOWN$!

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  • Tremendous:

    What a surprise. Every time they get criticised, they change the goalposts.
    The village reports total fertility rate as resident fertility rate as if permanent residential villagers who are not local villagers are included. Can always leave the international calculations where they are and let the public judge. Cannot stand up to international scrutiny.

    No more real Gini:
    Not only UBS but also the World Bank and United Nations no longer reports Singapore’s Gini coefficient. Instead, the Singapore Government reports its own version of the coefficient. If Singapore compiled the coefficient using the same methodology as other countries it would show the massive inequality in Singapore.

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  • xoxo:

    *CHA$E THAT RAINBOW*…

    YE$,indeed!
    The Me$$age is meant for THE RICH
    !
    FORBES SG TOP 50 BOOSTED NET WORTH BY 25 PCT N FORREST LEE(LI) of SEA ,an internet company,breaks $20 Billion barrier!

    Clap,clap n more CRAP$ for PEE-M LI(LEE)?
    MEANwhile,*FOLKS** FORBES) ALSO ANNOUNCE humbler Sgs net worth dropped by 250 pct!

    Lee Ah Long,you think this is *BILLIONAIRE LAND*?

    THE POOR GETS POORER IN SG EVEN AS GOVT LOOTS RESERVES OF sgs to the TUNE IF $100 BILLION that wasSO EASILY APPROVED BY ERECTED PREZ haLEEmak.
    Up to now,no humble sgs like those who got shortchanged by $20K DO NOT KNOW WHERE THIS $100 BILLION GOES TO?

    APPROVAL WITHOUT AUDIT IS ,to me,NOT RESPONSIBLE.

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  • Asd:

    I think know not enough time to smoke and mirror before next election so acknowledge but would be better if apology for no need wear mask first

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  • uselesstankinl:

    Always enjoy your articles KJ.

    Fcuk shit nobody speaks of cpf.

    Why S and E pass are not paid cpf both ways to get equilibrium on ALL ?

    Why work permits are not paid cpf both ways.

    Why reservist until 40years old , going to war , while living in flats ?

    Being bomb, where are we hiding?
    Mandai forest, Ubin, Sentosa ?
    While our airforce come to flatten KL, Jkt ?

    Stupid right ?

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  • left behind:

    China is carry out common prosperity policy but Singapore is progressing no where in term of wealth distribution, equality and fairness. Singapore inverted pyramid model of wealth distribution has make the top earners very rich while the poor at the bottom struggle everyday to make a living and pay bills. The system is like a pyramid model. Only few people at top of the pyramid enjoy while the rest are working harder than ever to maintain the pyramid. Singaporeans are working such a long hours now. Double income Singaporeans cannot earn enough unlike in the past single income is enough. Both parents, father and mother, spend time working and cannot spend time with their children. Maid take over their mother role. The few people at the top of the pyramid behave like pharaoh enjoy the rich and power. Singaporeans had build this pyramid of wealth for pharaoh to keep themselves eternally rich. Like pharaoh building pyramid for their afterlife for their own benefit, the few is building for their own benefit. All these while Singaporeans slave away to build their pyramid of wealth and sacrifice their time and effort. We must ask “is this the kind of society we want to live in?”. No, we need common prosperity, equality and fairness. The few rich and powerful cannot take what they want and exploit us. No to expensive product like housing, HDB and condo which suck up all our salary and the few live their life like pharaoh. They must live like us, their wealth belongs to the society. It is our labour, their wealth belongs to us.

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  • Shenkoji Buchikonya:

    Excellent article- the current situation is stemmed from many factors in a prolonged duration – The math, while tedious, is not difficult — but it DOES require a willingness to calculate and acknowledge the compounded results over time.

    The ‘establishment’ as it represents the elites has concluded that letting the marks know too much about how they are being fleeced might imperil the long term trend. Piketty has told us the obvious–the rich are getting richer. The question is “What will the average Singaporean do about this?” The next few elections will tell us.

    Lets be clear, income inequality is not happening by an organic set of circumstances or a blend of historical economic trends intersecting. It is happening because the governments around the world create “legal” policies to protect the trillions in wealth that are controlled by the 1%, increasing the wealth disparity to the economic detriment of the rest of society.

    Forrest Li
    https://www.afr.com/world/asia/with-a-26-3b-fortune-this-is-singapore-s-new-richest-person-20210831-p58ncf

    If capital is siphoned from the consumer base at a disproportionately greater rate than it is being replenished, it’s only a matter of time before the base’s ability to support corporates’ profits will evaporate.

    Go back to believing that opportunities are everywhere for everyone, that anyone can ‘make it big’ and that being born wealthy doesn’t lead to an ever increasing share of the gains of productivity across the world. The ‘establishment’ would dearly love it if everyone comes to the conclusion that Piketty’s theory is wrong, and forget about the whole thing.

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  • Be worthy:

    Each NDR further confirms red dot is going down hill.

    Same old tired message year after year.

    Hee haw hee haw, finally still ends up with open leg policy to import FTrash, rather growing your own local population.

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  • Make LKY & PAP "GDP":

    LKY was fixated by GDP growth because he wanted the “bragging rights” that he made Singapore a 1st World nation based on per capita GDP. He did not give a shit about Singaporeans. It was all about LKY’s big ego.

    Over the last 5+ decades, GDP per capita increased around 40x but wages only increased 6x in real terms because PAP adopted a low wage, low productivity economic strategy. PAP also increased the price of HDB flats by over 30x. LKY increased the pay of Ministers, including himself, and top civil servants over 70x.

    LKY’s “dishonorable son” LHL brought in large numbers of “cheap” (no CPF) foreign workers to continue to keep wages low. Sadly, their “demand” also pushed up prices squeezing and screwing Singaporeans big-time. LHL also more than doubled the price of HDB flats to “drain” the CPF accounts of Singaporeans.

    LHL has been a TOTAL DISASTER for Singaporeans. Singaporeans are worse off since he became PM. LHL is indeed a TOTAL FAILURE.

    Singaporeans should throw out the PAP at the next GE by voting for REGIME CHANGE. They should bury PAP with LKY so they can both be “GDP” – GOOD DEAD PERMANENTLY.

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  • opposition dude:

    “The single most important step you can take to improve your lives is to get rid of the PAP clown car of LHL and his 4G Ministers.”

    Don’t worry we are doing this bit by bit. Starting with 2011 and 2020 we now have double digit opposition MPs in parliament. PAP can continue to bullshit us all up to the next election but the reality is that they will continue to lose GRCs and why not, they have lost 2 already so why not lose a few more tio bo?

    Less of PAP in parliament will make for a better Singapore!

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  • Windmill:

    Every body must thank covid.

    Showing us the capabilities of every countries head of states.

    Thank you.

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  • Windmill:

    Expecting workers to work for 12hours?

    Now covid make all bosses cannot sleep!

    Thank you.

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  • The World is Mai Hum's Oyster:

    Lee & Sons Incorporated innovated an elitist serving economics which took root from the late 80′s during which period LKY flushed out the pioneer PAP leaders and initiated his 2-G band of kowtow $$$ politicians. Whereas the Old Guards led by the sagacious Dr. Goh Keng Swee (whom David Marshall himself was full of praises for when Goh was developing the JTC projects) were full of economic creativity and altruistic dedication in building the civic and socio-economic institutions of Singapore. Didn’t your good father mention to you about the BIG QUARRELS within the ranks of PAP at that time?

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  • Slave country vs good country:

    Low wages plus long hours country. 24/7 is a must. The DH chief says you watch your lunch and forget about work-life balance. A infamous chief talks about his own work-life balance.

    Singapore is aiming to be the lowest cost country in the world. If it could, wages would be $1 an hour. Why it couldn’t? Because the foreign workers would not earn enough to pay the agents.

    In sharp contrast, China’s Xi and courts have made 996 illegal. Overtime pay must be given, unlike this tiny place. They even have minimum wage laws.

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  • PG $8billion Audited?:

    Wonder how the PG$8BILLION is being audited (or not all).

    What’s the report like?

    No of PGs died from 2015-2020 =?
    No of PGs still alive?
    Amount disbursed from 2015-2020 =?
    (breakdown of type & amt of dusbursements)
    Amount still available for disbursement =?

    Shouldn’t MPs ask for the details in parly?

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  • Asd:

    I think say but no do no say but will do what the f is election and democracy about with no accountability but keep ding dong saying and fill own pocket

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  • nitrogen:

    Asd:
    I think say but no do no say but will do what the f is election and democracy about with no accountability but keep ding dong saying and fill own pocket

    very chim, bro.

    the only part obvious is the, fill own pocket. and it is so true. pap Ljs and pap Cbs all worth nothing. so pap legislated and got approval via a pliant pap parleeement to enable ownself fill ownself pocket with S$m of cotton sheep money year in and year out.

    in other words, stealing like najib and wife. the only difference is najib and wife did the thefts via 1mdb. the pap folks do theirs via a pliant pap parleeement.

    pap says can check and balance.

    this is pure Lj talk. as smelly as pap Cb.

    first, CPIB reports to pap clown. how to check and balance?

    also, pap gets its party funding via pap PA approved by pap parleeement and pap PA is chaired by pap clown. where got accountability?

    last, najib and wife got their S$m from 1mdb. the pap clown and wife got theirs from gic temasick.

    how do we know? hahaha. the facts will all come out as soon as PSP WP new coalition government forms and New Cj and New Police Chief are in place to investigate the pap thefts.

    of course, unless New CJ agrees approved by former pap parleeement is ok and not jailable, the New Government must insist on retroactive law of indictment approved by New Parliament that all such shady approvals by former pap parleeement shall be deemed guilty of a crime or crimes and shall be liable for a jail sentence no less than 6 years up to a maximum of 56 years.

    56 years? Yes. 1 year for every year pap was in power to commit the guilty crimes.

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  • xoxo:

    Recently,i notice quite a number of ang mohs living in my estate.
    Looks like ang mohs flocking back here on INTRA-COMPANY TRANSFERS becos of COVID and that generous $100 Billion ,robbed from sgs,and given to supplement WAGE COSTS?

    Ang moh tua kees are advantage-seekers and advantage-takers.
    They are damn arrogant thinking this place is their own.

    Worst of all are those sgs who have no qualms bashing other sgs but SUCK UP TO ANG MOHS.
    HISTORY REPEATING IN SG.

    SCREW THE ANG MOHS AND SCREW THOSE SGS WHO SUCK UP to ang mohs.

    Screw LEE AH LONG AND HIS CARTOONS.

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  • Prof Wei Shin YU:

    Dear Kenneth, thanks for another great analysis.

    Assuming that CECA is here to stay:
    1. Why do you think the Gov is keen for CECA?
    All things considered, exactly what is the net benefit for SG? e.g. increased economic/construction activities, stronger (IT) industrial base, etc?
    2. What is the solution for unemployed PMET? Should ALL foreign co. employ 1 PMET?
    3. Should dependents of ALL work/employment pass holders from any country pay a levy for enjoying the public facilities in SG (e.g. public transport, amenities, etc)?
    And if so, how much?

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  • xoxo:

    So,where is the $100?
    Many NEEDY AND DESERVING sg citizens got only $600 out of OFFICIAL PER CAPITA OF $×3.6 K.

    THIS IS DAYLIGHT ROBBERY like HOW FT POLICY ROBS JOBS OF sgs .
    Same as FT POLICY,THE COVID BUDGETS ROB Sgs of their HARDEARNED RESERVES of $100 Billion and given foolishly to MANY NON-sgs ,MANY WERE PROBABLY INTRA-COMPANY TRANSFEREES WHO SEEK REFUGE HERE WHEN COMMUNITY CASES WERE NEAR ZERO THEN EVEN AD PAP GOVT KEPT DUMPING IMPORTED CASES into TINY SG after THE SUCCESSFUL LOCKDOWN which sgs made a lot of sacrifices giving their FULL CO-OPERATION.
    NOW,the PAP GOVT TURNS AROUND AND CONtinues to BETRAY us by telling us *seniors who refuse vaccination face fatality* as the GOVT OPENS UP AND TREATS THE STILL EVOLVING PANDEMIC AS ENDEMIC???

    LEE AH LONG IS TRYING TO IMPRESS THE WORLD BY SACRIFICING THE LIVES OF sgs to some extent.

    This is totally SINFUL.

    HISTORY WILL JUDGE T
    ALL HIS WRONGDOINGS FAIRLY even as he win lW suits by hook or by crook.

    SAD sgs are still sleeping.
    Go ask the SWISS if they would blindly accept of their govt loot their reserves by the hundred of Billions and grants them *peanuts* compared to what NON-SWISS are given???

    Lee Ah Long,if you feels RICH AND GENEROUS TOWARDS OUTSIDERS,YOU CAN USE YOUR OWN MONEY.WHY USE sgs’ money to give to NON-CITIZENS?

    THE ERECTED PREZ OWES all NEEDY N JOBLESS SG CITIZENS WHO RECEIVED ONLY $600 OUT OF A $23.6 K per capita grant AN EXPLANATION.

    APPROVAL FROM OFFICE OF PRESIDENT WITHOUT PROPER AUDIT IS SIMPLY UNACCEPTABLE.
    LKY TALKED ABOUT IRRESPONSIBLE RAIDING OF RESERVES BY OPPOSITION SHOULD THEY BECOME GOVT BUT HIS OWN PAP JUST RAIDED $100 WIYHOUT ANY DECENT LEVEL OF ACCOUNTABILITY?

    IS THIS RIGHT?
    USING *SAVING JOBS* AS EXCUSE IS INSINCERE AND BEARS NO INTEGRITY!
    SAVE SGS’ JOBS OF FTs.

    Please UPHPLD INTEGRITY.
    AS IT IS,THERE IS LACK OF IT .

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  • Pay lah:

    It is OK to increase the lower income worker pay.Now too low for them to survive in this expensive Singapore.
    Also need to do more for local PMETs…
    MOM should check thoroughly all EPs….many are not justified as they have not make any real effort to recruit local.Kelong one…
    Maybe better to replace MOM officers first…not doing their job.

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  • Garbage solution talents:

    Many great SIN christiams, buddhists n muslims n religious SINs (respecting sensitivity of religious n raciail feeling ) have written to social media about nation neglect of welfare of seniors after they have contributed their lofe work for nation building. These kind souls were particularly disturbed by very seniors collecting plates n cleaning the table at food centres.. Some even went as far as saying how could such prevalence in a first world nation. Thre recent legalization of criminalizing any patron failing to remove their plates after they finished their meals. Bravo SIN would not see any poor seniors going around rhe tables n bravo SIN has removed all tarnish of first world n communist Billionaires Zhao Wei, Jet Li n, Ma Yun can park their billions much to the neurotic delights of not first tier pap only multimillionaires desperately hoping to join zhao, Li n Ma etc. BUT..Xi suddenly got sensitive n strip .these anti national garbage clean of their evil billions stained with poor Chinese sweat n blood n boot them off from PRC soil. Presumably is history making crazy moron trying to play footsie with “natural disasters torn” nation n wayanging with Xi n take in merrily his criminal billionaires while still in the deadly C19 grip. How would SInners expect garbage tier Ministers tovwork with tier 1 brains nas talent is to them is non existent entity. So SIzn waki n boot to restore sanity of yesteryears with first to at least tier tier but sine the garbages!

    Haaaaa. Pathrtic SIN the past bright red dot on the map but now covered with poos from garbages!
    Poor seniors now can’t even dearn a living by collecting plates. No thanks to the great christians, buddhists, muslim ….

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