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A leader

Actually, what would be more interesting is to address these questions:

1. Why is it taking 4G so long to decide on a leader? Till date, no reason has actually been given. All we are told is that they need more time. Why? No one knows because no reason was given, even though PM Lee said it was a “life and death” issue. With a senior political editor, I’d expect that he has connections or a network of political sources which could give us insight into what is happening behind the scenes in the PAP. There are so many questions which would enlighten the public. But alas, no reporter seems interested to even raise these questions.

2. Even if a leader is decided on among the 3 frontrunners, will he have the support of the whole PAP, or even the majority of its members and cadres? The fact that it has taken several years (and counting) for them to choose a leader tells you there is no consensus on who should lead the party. So, even if a leader is eventually chosen, will he actually have the support of the majority of the party? How will this impact his moral authority? What can or should he do to win support? How will this support (or lack thereof) impact the broader political leadership of Singapore?

3. What if the new leader fails (because of lack of support)?

4. What are the possibilities of a public split in the PAP? How should Singapore (the broader society) react to it?

5. The significance of (a lack of) an alternative to the PAP. Will Singapore pay a heavy price if the 4G should fail (or the PAP splits) and there is no viable alternative to take over?

6. How will Singapore carry on if there should be a weak government (coalition or otherwise)? What then would be the role and responsiblity of the Civil Service?

I am sure there are many more questions and issues which could be raised in this failure of leadership transition by the PAP. (And it is a failure, given how the PAP has had 17 years to plan this changeover, and the millions spent to choose the best and brightest. It is, in fact, a failure of epic proportion.)

If this were any other media, reporters and journalists would be all over it by now, digging up all the facts which till now have been buried.

But you know, we practise “high quality journalism” here, according to Khaw Boon Wan.

 

Andrew Loh

 

 

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37 Responses to “A leader”

  • theforgottongeneration:

    All the questions can be answered by (1) it is a state secret, or (2) No Blaming Culture, (3) it is the Free Riders’ fault or (4) runway not enough. Apparently this will be the legacy of our Golden Prince.

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  • Fire:

    Clown backup Clown .

    Fire:
    High Quality Journalism .

    Clown helping Clown .

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  • illiterate pap voters:

    Let us be very clear.

    There is NO leader in pap for Singapore today.

    Our leader, and leaders, are all, ALL, in PSP WP SDP.

    pap PA paid IBs ask, really?

    Yes.

    There is NO leader in pap for Singapore today.

    And not a single leader, and leaders, are not from PSP WP SDP.

    pap PA paid IBs again ask, how about other folks like KJ TKL etc.

    Good question.

    These folks, KJ TKL etc., although are OPPO, they are divisive folks and so do not qualify as leaders for Singapore since no divisive person can ever lead well.

    pap PA paid IBs persist, asking, who in PSP WP SDP do we mean?

    Well, there are many leaders in PSP WP SDP. Such as Mr Leong Ms Hazel of PSP, Ms Sylvia Dr Jamus from WP, Dr Chee from SDP. Enough of them to fill 2 cabinets.

    Singapore has hope after GE2024 because we have such esteemed sons and daughters of the soil from PSP WP SDP.

    For jobless cotton sheep, unemployed cotton sheep, cotton sheep paying 9% GST until GE2024, you are lucky because we are around to vote into government such an esteemed group of fellow Singaporeans to form the New Government to rename the current rotten pap parleeement to Parliament.

    One more thing. After GE2024, Singaporean history will be rewritten to tell future generations of the thefts by pap folks and the names of those who shall go to changi chalet after GE2024.

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  • Oh my god:

    In other countries, a party selects a party leader. Only in this country, brainwashed people hope/expect a party to select a country leader.

    Sheep. Sheep. Sheep.

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  • Vote?:

    Davos plans to abolish all voting, WORLDWIDE !! and working hard at it.

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  • A & B not C:

    The civil service, public service commission and unions MUST be independent of the PAP – as such we have neither of these.
    Easier to build a new system from scratch than to tweeak severely corrupted.
    Assholes, and bastards are not clowns – not and never been funny.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    In the first place, we need to ask how did LHL become the PM! He is not a leader himself. He was there because of his father. Period!

    When LHL is not leader, he would not want any leader around him! LHL buys loyalty and followers.

    You think anyone in the PAP would want to or dare to stand up and say “I want to be the next PM”? The leader is not the selection in the party, he/she is appointed!

    If Singapore really want a leader, look elsewhere but not in the PAP! That is, if the voters were smart enough! Most importantly have the balls!!

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  • YourFather:

    Ultimately, how do you execute the will of a nation? It cannot be rested on one man and his team, elected by the people or not – as history has proven(many cities risen to ultimately exacerbate social and economic issues, deepen the rift between the rich and poor(more poor than rich) which led to disillusionment, abandonment and in some cases the demise of thede cities/nations.

    The will of a nation is a sacred trust. When asked who is the FATHER of modern singapore, people generally credit the nation achievements to the leadership of LKY, and his team.

    Now the people pledges to his will, and his will be done.

    A new leader may undo the works of previous leadership and instate his power/influence for many generations to come, like in China.

    Well, you can judge the fruits of this “abused” sacred trust in the world.

    As nations become more reliant on each other, you will understand why this entrusted sacred order, or the highest will, is extremely critical to world peace. Without peace, there can be no true human progress(only enriching the rich/powerful).

    The opposite of peace is unrest, deconstruction, destruction and desolation.

    Where is the peace? It is find in the…sacred trust, the will. Whose will be done? The people? Nope.The “father” of your nation, his will be done.

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  • At the heart of Papeconomics:

    “Loyalty” is a matter of the good heart & intelligent mind; but as for “Allegiance” you can buy and sell eventhough it involves their hearts and minds. Every power cult needs the committed allegiance of devotee$$$. After all the sheeples’ CPF is there for the free slaughter thru Hdb and Medisave … heeheehee the world can be so funny ah…. me siam … mai hum hoseh ah!

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  • xoxo:

    THE REASON SG MANAGES TO *SURVIVE* this PANDEMIC-DRIVEN CRISIS IS NONE OTHER THAN THE SGS’ MEEKNESS ,COMPASSION,UNDERSTANDING N THE FINANCIAL RESILIENCE DERIVED FROM OUR sgs’ hardearned RESERVES which the Govt raided but unfairly ALLOCATED.

    NOTHING TO DO WITH PAP LEEder$ in essence.
    Any decent sg can do those simple tasks as well,IF NOT BETTER!

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    You guys are wrong to say no leaders in the current pap. Got:
    1) Reserved puppet, I mean, president (by kelong an Indian until a Malay, then kelong until “leader”);
    2) Leader in ownself highest paying Failure;
    3) Tons of PLP leaders (aka those excel in balls carrying);
    4) Leader in no accountability, No Blaming Culture;
    5) Leader in fixing Opposition;
    6) Leader in fixing siblings (while telling Singaporeans not to be divisive);
    7) Leader in Free Riding (20+ year OJT, highest pay, SM/MM to personally guide him, highest paid cabinet to suck up to him, riding on daddy’s reputation, … yet 17+ years still NO achievements);
    8) Leader in Ownself Check Ownself, Ownself Excuse Ownself, Ownself Pardon Ownself;
    9) Leader in NOT practicing what ownself preach;
    10) Leader in “siam-ing” – how many times did our PM addressed the public during past TWO YEARS on covid? Maybe 6-8 times? Definitely less than 10.

    Where got no Leaders???

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  • 2022 calandar:

    Heng knows the answer.

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  • Harder Truths:

    If you go to the zoo would you ask the monkeys why they fight like this or do that? Same thing here. You will look foolish and no one expects a sane or rational answer.

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  • No kidding:

    None of the PAPs qualify to hold the title of “Leader”..full stop!

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  • Spineless Sinkie Syndrome:

    For some shocking forecasts into Sinkingpore’s precarious porlitical situation, watch the short excerpt below, before it gets censored:

    https://youtu.be/9RR0Xwsiv90

    According to someone, the “FamiLEE Dynasty” will be habis soon… LOL.

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  • opposition dude:

    The exam answers are below.

    1 – No leader has been announced because the bumbling party does not have a plan B so they just let the 3 Moronic Task Force’ers fight it out and see who has got the balls for the job. It’s like you just delaying the inevitable when you know you don’t have the right person for the position but just relying on blind hope that things won’t go wrong.

    2 – It doesn’t matter if the chosen one has the majority of support or not because the person can’t get things done just like the current useless PM. So when this person eventually does take over we can definitely expect even more screw ups than now. Of course they will be running reports on how everything is going good in order to fool the dafts but those who can think already know things won’t get better until PAP isn’t in charge anymore.

    3 – Depending on the composition of parliament the new leader might have less of his gang to fall back on when his party has a slim majority in parliament. And if the leader doesn’t have the full support of all on board then it would be natural to assume the party would collapse.

    4- If they are going to split then nothing will prevent it. We just have to see how the situation occurs and then react accordingly. Maybe PAP splits into 2? 3? 4? 5 or more? We don’t know.

    5 – The country is already paying a heavy price even without PAP splitting up if you have noticed. From our PMETs losing jobs to the high cost of living as well as the numbers of aliens on the island stealing our jobs it would be far better if PAP weren’t in charge.

    6 – As Malaysia has shown, the civil service has to run the show if a coalition government is in charge and I think they have done well so far. At least there aren’t massive riots nationwide or looting just because UMNO aren’t running the show. Singaporeans actually have more to fear from the massive numbers of aliens on the island (Little India riot in 2013 remember?) rioting should things go awry.

    The fear of PAP not in charge scares a lot of people since they have never experienced a change of government and naturally are scared of change. But the silver lining in all of this is that even with 10 opposition MPs in parliament the country has not collapsed, something which PAP loved to use to instill fear in the kiasees time and again in the past.

    So whether the majority are convinced that having even more opposition will help or hinder remains to be seen. As the newspapers also have stated, 40% are fencesitters who make up their mind come an election. It’s true that Singaporeans love grumbling about PAP but have no balls to vote for change but with PAP getting 60% in 2 of the last 3 elections we all will see if it remains that way or gets better/worse for PAP.

    2024 or 2025 is just a few years away after all.

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  • Stop the PAP Steal:

    By all intentions, with all concerted actions, deliberate and purposeful – THE TREACHEROUS, corrupted PAP (not monetary sense) is HELL Bent to manage Singapore AS ONLY A SOCIETY.

    Any observant lay citizen, can easily detect the ENTIRE ABSENCE of a nation DNA in Singapore for 50 odd years.

    Swatch. Analyze. Dig. Flip in and out. Honestly can the PAP truly tell us they built a sovereign nation state – challenge the PAP, why did the not even made a MOSQUITO noise to PRC, to show just a little bit of anger to demonstrate our STATE INDIGNITY of them meddling with our military assets.

    Sadly the PAP shown NO COLOURS of a SG nation – only whimper as a SG society. Perhaps with international media, the PAP attempted to sell SG as a nation only for Superficial PR mileage.

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    Stop the PAP Steal:

    … Perhaps with international media, the PAP attempted to sell SG as a nation only for Superficial PR mileage.

    Yup, notice very little is told to Singaporeans about the current status of the Omicron wave (like rising the weekly infection ratio is COMPLETELY not highlighted by the MSM). But when USA labelled SG as UNKNOWN, a minister quickly provides all the information to a FOREIGN enquiry.

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  • Naked Truth:

    The answers to these questions are,
    1) Unknown,
    2) Unknown,
    3) Unknown,
    4) Unknown.

    theforgottongeneration:
    All the questions can be answered by (1) it is a state secret, or (2) No Blaming Culture, (3) it is the Free Riders’ fault or (4) runway not enough. Apparently this will be the legacy of our Golden Prince.

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  • xoxo:

    Frankly,there are too many LEEder$ but hardly any real LEAder.

    Where have all the LEAders gone?
    Long time passing…

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  • nathan chen:

    Ah Loong is holding a Beauty Contest. Then comes the Seat-Warmer Contest. Ah Loong has the luxury of time to buy time. Ah Loong knows the people are disgusted with his handpicked 4G leaders.This suits him fine. Let Ong Ye Kung and Lawrence Wong continue to hang themselves. As long as Chan Chun Sing does not get sucked too deep into the sewerage to be rescued, unlike the two idiots, Ong and Wong, Ah Loong’s plan is at least tentatively working for now.

    The real leadership succession begins after Chan Chun Sing has been official installed as the Prime Seat-Warmer, most probably by the next GE. By this time, Ah Loong and his chief ‘yes man’ will start handpicking some promising people from the 5G leaders. So, Singapore’s political leadership change saga continues.

    No one really knows who Ah Loong wants as the ‘Chosen One’ His sons, his daughters, HC,his wife or really someone else the Leedom? The answers will depend on the domestic and external political climate and events. There are simply too many unpredictable variables even for experts to haphazard a guess here.

    Life will be much easier for our locals if Ah Loong drops dead suddenly. The leadership change on the political front will proceed more smoothly and logically without Ah Loong’s lifelong gerrymendering.

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  • xoxo:

    What a leader of the People but not for the People?!
    Food pandas and Food Grabbers surely know how to choose leaders.
    And,toilet cleaners and cardboard refuse collectors as well.
    But,young educated PMEs?
    I hope they get REPLACED BY FTs.
    You reap what you sow.
    Its only fair.
    WHY BLAME your CHOSEN LEADERS when THEY OREDY TOLD you THEY will dump more FTs here to create MORE pandas n grabbers jobs for you?

    Go learn to ride a bike,forget university,it will be a waste of your aged parents’ hardearned savings.

    If you must get a degree,me suggest you FO TO INDIA for a DEGREE-CUM-HOLIDAY package.
    It may be fasterer n cheaperer n surely less hassle?

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  • Clowns Of Parleeament:

    Those minority ministers in pm cabinet are so spineless! Both Tharman and Shan (though I dislike this man a lot!) are definitely much better than any of the 4G chinese frontrunners yet they allowed themselves to be shoved aside just because their party says “Singaporeans are not ready for a non-chinese”. This was never from us, the ordinary citizens but most likely from the mouth of the LEEder who has the intention to keep the throne for his famiLEE!

    I’ve been guessing that LEEder has actually never planned to step down so soon. His hunger for power and status is too much for him to give up his throne. And not forgetting that he’ll still need the power to deal with his siblings over their father’s will.

    I’ve told friends, there’ll be change and progress for sg only if this LEEder joined his parents or if AMK GRC residents have the wisdom to vote him out.

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  • Robert:

    This failure to have the 4G leaders in place is really the failing of LHL. GCT had urged for the 4G leaders to be placed much earlier but was gently told off.

    Unfortunately, the current lot does not inspire confidence. We are in for some rough time in the future.

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  • The sham Papeconomics:

    The emperor dowager and his military oligarchy have set themselves up as high and mighty crony-capitalists at the expense of our once thriving republicanism; the young are daunted with the burdening prospects of setting up families, and many old Singaporeans are struggling to make ends meet into their sunset years in the world’s most expensive city of happy billionaires. Ahgong’s Papeconomics thrives hungrily on third-world cheap labour. CPF and GST gonna be upping soon eh?

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Yes, Opposition has no LEADER but has plenty of useless ELDER free rider. 霸者茅坑不拉屎。

    Many ELDER had it good for the past 30 years, occupying good positions and blocking younger Singaporeans progress….

    Now we PAP force these useless ELDER to step aside for the young to progress and these ELDER are not happy and switch side to OPposition …bunch of trait0rs …

    PAP supporters please print/distribute/share my post.
    In Dollar$ We Tru$t. Prai$e the Dollar$. Glory be with the Dollar$
    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Singaporeans must be Cheaperer, Betterer, Fasterer

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  • mrWie:

    History tells us: the longer a leader serves his country, the longer he needs to appoint the crown prince that is able to serve his interests, to protect his wealth and reputation. UNLESS …

    - He passes away.
    - The crown prince is his own flesh and blood.

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  • You Will Also Grow Old:

    @Singaporeans R Free Riders

    Don’t forget that you will also grow old very soon. Then what will happen ? Are you going to fiack yourself ? Ha ha/

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  • xoxo:

    Who is a leader?
    One who leads by SERVING or one who MISleads by desiring to be $erved?

    To me,Dr Goh KS was a leader who led by SERVING.
    Imagine,a person of his abilities could easily be a tycoon himself like Ng Teng Fong if he cared only about making noney for himself.Opportunities were there.

    So,WHO IS A LEADER?

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    …Many ELDER had it good for the past 30 years, occupying good positions and blocking younger Singaporeans progress….

    More LJ-talking from the usual pappie-doggie cork-sucker. The Loong administration has abolished the pension system in SG but it does NOT apply to them as it is not retroactive before May 2011. Meaning all the current “elder” PAP politicians (i.e. all Ah Loong’s gang) is ASSURED pension (and even CPF!) but not any upcoming Opposition party should they take over control of government one day. This is another little discussed example where the pappies ensured they milk as much as from our country while cutting off all other Singaporeans from a equitable reward for our labor/services.

    So, Pappies are the Real Free Riders.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    You Will Also Grow Old:
    @Singaporeans R Free Riders

    Don’t forget that you will also grow old very soon. Then what will happen ? Are you going to fiack yourself ? Ha ha/

    When I grow old, I will gracefully step down and make way for younger Singaporeans.

    I will not like all the current batch of old man like you holding on to good position and screw around with chicken.

    disgusting ugly Old man screwing around
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEh2ObsgJp0

    disgusting ugly Old man screwing around
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz9a55KJc2s

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  • xoxo:

    I urge daft sgs,including govt officials,to call sgs names like xenophobic,etc,when we are NOT.
    Look at how alien$ scavenging here look down upon their sg-hosts instead.
    Angmohs are the worst among them; arrogant,ungracious,disrespectful of our sg-culture and norms,etc.

    Do our ministers like visitors to their personal homes to act like they are the house-owners?
    No right.
    So it is with SINGAPOREANS.
    I say SCREW THE HYPOCRISY!
    I remain a DIGNIFIED N PROUD SINGAPOREAN despite all the name-callings and aliens’ misconduct n attitudes towards sgs.
    I abhor n disdain sgs who look down on their own countrymen while trying to suck up to angmohs and other non-citizens.

    Its like Taking sgs’ RESERVES OF $100 BILLION N DISDAINLY THROWING $600 WORTH OF PEANUTS at STAKE-HOLDERS???

    THINK SGS,THINK.
    AS YOU SCREW YOUR OWN COUNTRYMEN,YOU ARE SCREWING YOURSELVES!

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  • @ S'pore R Freeriders:

    Either check your brain or check your own dicky or better still keep them altogether away from public discussion…. That’s one old sophistry trick-in-the-book : ie.
    “SOME old men screwing around” EQUALS to “ALL old men will screw around if they can” EQUALS to “thus denying young men (like your f**king self) chicks to screw.”

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  • This is Singapore:

    I think I know the answer – PAP says they need super majority in the Parliament to move fast, changing laws and constitutions faster than some people changing their bedsheets.

    Now there are so many Opposition MPs in the Parliament, are these MPs impeding them?

    Maybe LHL is looking for an appropriate seat warmer for the next 10 years or so so that his desired heir would take over at the right age and time in the future.

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  • This is Singapore:

    Come on $600 is not peanuts.

    According to GCT’s wife, a peanut is $600,000.

    xoxo:
    I urge daft sgs,including govt officials,to call sgs names like xenophobic,etc,when we are NOT.
    Look at how alien$ scavenging here look down upon their sg-hosts instead.
    Angmohs are the worst among them; arrogant,ungracious,disrespectful of our sg-culture and norms,etc.

    Do our ministers like visitors to their personal homes to act like they are the house-owners?
    No right.
    So it is with SINGAPOREANS.
    I say SCREW THE HYPOCRISY!
    I remain a DIGNIFIED N PROUD SINGAPOREAN despite all the name-callings and aliens’ misconduct n attitudes towards sgs.
    I abhor n disdain sgs who look down on their own countrymen while trying to suck up to angmohs and other non-citizens.

    Its like Taking sgs’ RESERVES OF $100 BILLION N DISDAINLY THROWING $600 WORTH OF PEANUTS at STAKE-HOLDERS???

    THINK SGS,THINK.
    AS YOU SCREW YOUR OWN COUNTRYMEN,YOU ARE SCREWING YOURSELVES!

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  • This is Singapore:

    Who asks you to vote for PAP.

    Serve you right!

    Singaporeans R Free Riders: When I grow old, I will gracefully step down and make way for younger Singaporeans.

    I will not like all the current batch of old man like you holding on to good position and screw around with chicken.

    disgusting ugly Old man screwing around
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEh2ObsgJp0

    disgusting ugly Old man screwing around
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz9a55KJc2s

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  • Reunion:

    Many gov is gambling with coldweed

    No one wins in betting.because we live only the most 81years old.

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