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Status Quo Kills Election Outcome

My friend told me an interesting view, he went to canteen for coffee and there were around ten persons complaining about announcing GST hike before CNY. Seven to Eight persons were complaining why don’t they announce after CNY and why keep increasing everything. Then my friend as being mischievous as usual, told them they should increase every year! And a lot of them turned into angst and asked my friend why. He asked them the usual question, “Who do you vote for?”. As usual, then the standard replies such as ”Who are good oppositions?“,“Look at them, they can’t even manage town council and even lied in parliament.” et cetera. Then come a standard response from my friend, he said, “You vote them, why KPKB for what?”

As for the last GE, 4 out of 10 voted for oppositions, 6 voted PAPPY, it seems that 6 people must be very happy with PAPPY. But the truth is more than 5 people are unhappy with PAPPY but the status quo chose to vote PAP due to their fear or self interest. These are the snakes who complain but still vote PAP. We reckon that Singaporeans have been groomed by the system to remain fearful, self centred and short sighted. Many people in jobs, if their pay is good, they mostly fall into this category. They align their prosperity to PAPPY, they actually believe their were in their jobs because of PAPPY’s efforts not themselves. But as more and more local PMETs are being replaced by foreign workers at younger age, some of these ex PMETs are awakening up that PAPPY is the cause of such dire straits, why PMETs are losing jobs younger and switching to low level menial jobs. Those PMETs still in jobs still think it will not impact them until it hits them.

Unlike modern democracy, it is all for one and one for all, we see foreigners in these countries fighting for rights and benefits of everyone, unity of looking long term and safeguarding the future of not just themselves but their children and friends. In Singapore, the system nurtures a whole bunch of “You die your business”, this explains why local PMETs who still in jobs don’t bother about politics and the lousy policies being thrust upon Singaporeans. These are the so called status quo bunch who mostly give them votes to PAPPY.

The marketing program of PAPPY is very strong, Singaporeans are regularly reminded what Singapore today is linked to PAPPY, so you always will see stories, articles, MSM and even books written to praise the founder and the party. The past glories have been rewritten again and again to highlight the merits and success to these sheep. But lets ask ourselves, “Have life and quality gotten better from thirty or twenty years ago?”. Why? Is PAPPY the same PAPPY from thirty or twenty years ago? I asked many samples from the old to new migrants who moved more than thirty years ago, they have same conclusion. Of course those pro PAPPY and status quo will only look at themselves and find excuses to tell you. They might even tell you we are better than Malaysia or Philippines.

The brainwashing by MSM and social media are very strong, the system is complex, Singaporeans have been brainwashed into self centred and selfish lot, this explains why status quo continue to support PAPPY. We need these people who maybe doing well to open their eyes and minds to understand that Singapore is not just you, you need to look at the whole, the whole (policies) which impacts your friends, and your children now and future!

Mdm Tan

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39 Responses to “Status Quo Kills Election Outcome”

  • Fire:

    Good Foresight .

    https://sg.yahoo.com/finance/news/singapore-open-to-new-zealand-style-smoking-ban-for-young-adults-061424024.html

    Ardern has an annual salary of $471,049 New Zealand dollars ($281,047), according to New Zealand’s ” Remuneration Authority “, which decides pay for the country’s key office holders.

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  • Fire:

    You want like Taiwan parliament fighting .

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2020/jul/17/fights-break-out-taiwan-parliament-in-pictures

    But , NZ , South Korea , Japan don’t have .

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  • oxygen:

    THE STATUS QUO mob looks to “stability” as divine guidance, protection, and continuity of their current relative well-being.

    BUT THERE IS NO SUCH A THING AS STABILITY IN A TURBULENT COMPLEX DEEPLY-INTERCONNECTED WORLD.

    Sooner or later, the wheel or parts in motion will fell out without constant repair and maintenance.

    AND THEN WHAT?

    CLUELESS of bewilderment like lost zombie.

    They won’t survive.

    @ Mdm Tan, leave them to rot.

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  • Chua Mui Hoong talking cock:

    Straits Times:Contested ideas on democracy will be a key issue to watch in 2022 Chua Mui Hoong, Associate Editor

    ” Singaporeans should be proud of the country’s system, with citizens expressing high levels of satisfaction with it, while wanting to see some reform.

    In short, Singapore is a functioning democratic state and a work in progress.”

    Chua Mui Hoong drank the PAP “Kool-Aid”.

    How can she conclude that Singaporeans gave a “high levels of satisfaction” with Singapore’s democracy when there is no free speech in Singapore and mainstream media is just a propaganda arm of the PAP. Singapore’s 150+ ranking (out of 180) in terms of press freedom proves it. Also, after 5+ decades of PAP “terrorizing” citizens to silence and conformity they are now suffering from an extreme case of Stockholm Syndrome.

    Is Singapore a “functioning Democratic state and work in progress”? Based on what metrics? GDP? This not a measure of the citizens’ well -being. “Functioning” for whom? Not Singaporeans who are treated like 2nd class citizens in their own country by a pro-alien government. Must be for PAP because they get the “bragging rights” to GDP growth and are paid “out-of-this-world” salaries – the highest in the planet with no accountability (because Singapore is NOT a true democracy with free and fair elections) and foreigners with food paying jobs in Singapore brought in by pro-alien PAP.

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  • Stop the PAP Steal:

    What weapon that PAP used so effectively to dull SGpns political DNAs, to KILL SGpns liking for opposition (nothing to do with good or bad oppo, the case is WHY SGpns refused to stop listen to PAP bad propaganda BUT JUST GIVE Oppo a chance)?

    Why do SGpns juts CANNOT HAVE A TRULY effective CRITICAL THINKING other than always succumbed to PAP’s WARPED thinking to think for them, and allow PAP ‘TO THINK’ (and act) on their behalf.

    Why I posed above is bcz I realise if the ABOVE ARE tackled, is to SHACKLE SGpns free from PAP’s Evils, and hegemonic manipulation.

    If SGpns stick to past performances (of a PAP), and live on past GLORIES (of PAP’s OWNSELF PRAISE OWNSELF) – don’t expect future different (read BETTER) lives in FUTURE for their children and grandchildren and for themselves too.

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  • Fire:

    Didn’t the male poly graduate need to go NS .

    Write properly mah .

    It should be Female graduates .

    The health safety Covid embassador
    Is paid $ 2500.000

    Can do away with internship or not .

    Part time salary also more than that .

    Generally, our interns should be paid near market rate if they are performing duties like any other employee of the company. Monthly internship allowance per intern ranges from $450 to $1,100. Under the Employment Act, interns must be paid at least once a month .

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/more-polytechnic-graduates-found-jobs-within-6-months-employment-survey-2021-2432691

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  • Temusik Patriot:

    It is NOT who but WHY vote PaP…the PAP WAS a party of dignity for the people with the PA an association FOR the people…a bastard,coward n Traitor Usurp power n took CONtrol for his CRONIES N FAMILee…n the

    reastis HISTORY

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  • opposition dude:

    Well change is already upon us since 2011 albeit in baby steps. The kiasees have to be shown that having more opposition in parliament won’t lead to Singapore going down the longkang and it’s definitely working. Otherwise why hasn’t PAP won back Aljunied but instead lost Sengkang?

    The image of PAP in our eyes these days isn’t so hot and PAP knows it. All they are concerned with is having the majority in parliament so that they can continue to do as they wish. Just watch that tenaciously dangerous 60% vote share plunge come the next GE. The good for nothing PM was naive enough to think that Covid would save his party and give him a strong mandate ah ha ha ha! It was a good wakeup call for him and he can expect to see his vote share drop and to expect more opposition in parliament for sharper questioning.

    So just sit back and wait, it’s all we can do. The kiasees are getting fewer as the years pass and the vote share reflects this too. After all, whoever heard of PAP getting a LOW 60% in the 1980s up to 2007 right?

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  • Stupid Singaporeans Vote PAP:

    Stupid Singaporeans Vote PAP

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  • cannot get out of step 4):

    //Who are good oppositions?“,“Look at them, they can’t even manage town council and even lied in parliament.” et cetera. Then come a standard response from my friend,//

    aiyoh. the daft have an internal programme that goes into a continuous loop ???

    step 1) who are the good oppositions ?
    step 2) so vote white monkey idiots lar ??
    step 3) price increases (get slapped) & complain (why price increases liddat) lar ??
    step 4) then loop back to step 1) ??

    somehow, the daft cannot get out of step 4) as they are the programmers themselves programming their own defeatist programme ???

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  • illiterate pap voters:

    M Friedman in 1984 published, Tyranny of the status quo.

    But in pap island, is perennial voting for pap the status quo?

    This relates to the so called brainwashing by MSM and social media.

    We say NO to any of the above when it comes to pap being voted into power.

    1, pap is a political party, just like PSP WP SDP. that pap is still the political party governing Singapore is not a mandate of heaven but rather because of the snaky hands of pap politicians. This is no mandate of heaven. It is the evil hand of pap folks.

    2, all political parties big or small need S$ to function. the bigger the political party, the larger S$ is needed. In kDramas, we see all manner of slush funds from chaebols etc. corrupting the whole political system. In pap island, it is corrupted by a pliant pap parleeement which approved S$ to be channeled via pap PA for pap political use. This is no mandate of heaven. It is the illegal abuse of the political process for political advantage.

    3, the two biggest so called propaganda tools for pap are the states times and the mediacorpse. Unless one is asleep, that the states times is dying is obvious and pap is injecting cotton sheep S$ to salvage the pap states times. of course pap BS’es cotton sheep saying the states times is essential for cotton sheep and must be kept alive. hahaha. if the pap states times is dying, how can it be a very strong complex system for pap? It isn’t and that is why it is dying.

    4, unless one is stupid and spends wasteful hours on useless commercials on pap mediacorpse, there is zero chance for any pap influence via pap mediacorpse. Unless itchy backssss and wastes time tuning into pap mediacorpse, how to get influenced?

    5, one last point. many say pap influence starts from kindergarten via pap PCF kindergartens. hahaha. good try. so all the parents are dead, is it? the parents let pap influence their precious kids just like that, is it? We don’t think so. Maybe some cotton sheep allows such. But majority cotton sheep, unless so stupid, lets pap PCF to completely take over.

    pap PA paid IBs say, but pap always wins GE.

    hahaha.

    Always in the past. Let us start with the future in GE2024 and see if it is still true.

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  • Ong Ye Kung talking cock:

    Straits Times:Good governance key to helping S’pore reinvent and stay relevant in post-Covid-19 world: Ong Ye Kung

    “Rather than endless bickering and stalemates, the political process must be constructive and help bridge divides. The objective of politics must be to help the country find a way forward even if the decisions involve very difficult trade-offs,” he added.”

    No doubt PAP can get things done because nobody dare oppose it. BUT is it doing the right things?

    OYK shows PAP hubris. He assumes PAP is always right. Debate on important issues is not “bickering”. Stalemates is resolved by compromise. Politics in a true albeit “messy” democracy is all about compromise.

    OYK insults Singaporeans by implying they are not capable of accepting very difficult trade-offs.

    The problem with the “PAP system” OYK is advocating is the lack of accountability because elections are not free and fair. Elections are free and fair only if there is basic freedoms and a free press. Singapore does not have these. True democracies are also open and transparent. These are also needed for accountability.

    Competition is ALWAYS good not only for business but also in politics. Everything is well discussed / debated and it often results in the best decision/policy.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Mdm Tan you talk c0ck… “Singaporeans have been brainwashed into self centred and selfish lot, this explains why status quo continue to support PAPPY. ”

    And you Mdm Tan talk as if you and all other opposition supporters are very selfless dud.

    For your information Mdm Tan. You elderly Opposition supporters had enjoyed the best of last 30 years and none of you elderly had complained.

    Yes, all the elderly just quietly enjoyed their new found wealth and had not lift a finger to help the less fortunate one.

    You elderly should have quit your well paid job and not block the progress of the younger generation.

    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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  • Trust only myself:

    Mdm Tan is correct but then she and her friend cannot be realizing this only recently……..

    Unfortunately the unthinking Singaporeans and those of status quo bunch are the majority and it is not going to change for the next ten elections…..

    They are so confident with their formula to the extent that even a useless OYK can go on TV and said two party system is not suitable for Singapore……so they can continue to lie and implement trial and error policies for everyone.

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  • Snake Oil Salesman:

    。。。。was sentenced to five weeks’ jail on Tuesday (11 January) after he pleaded guilty to one out of two counts of exposing others to the risk of infection even though he had reason to suspect that he was a carrier of COVID-19.

    Trilogy of hell:
    https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/politics/about-2600-omicron-infections-imported-into-singapore-via-vtls-so-far-iswaran

    “About 2,600 Omicron infections have been imported into Singapore so far, Transport Minister S. Iswaran told Parliament on Monday (Jan 10).

    This is about 60 per cent of the 4,322 Omicron infections recorded here so far.”

    In Singapore, “between Jurong and Changi, people are equally worried about cost of living… equally worried about Covid-19″, noted Mr Ong.

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  • PAPPY ownselfrewardownself:

    Propagandistic And Perfidiously Perverse Yuppie$$$

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  • Robert:

    The usual boring gripe about 60% voting PAP.

    I hope TR will be more discerning when giving so much space for articles to be published.

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  • MMs:

    Ownself check ownself Pappy will say that Ministerial salaries are not enough!

    Can you see? If there is not enough opposition MPs in Parliament we will breed such Money-motivated Ministers (MMs)!

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  • Harder Truths:

    A parasite convincing the host that being sucked dry of life is a good thing. Uniquely $inkapore.

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  • Harder Truths:

    “Covid Ethnic Cleansing”: The Vaccinated vs. the Unvaccinated: Those Who Refuse the Vaccine and the “Official” Covid-19 Narrative are Categorized as “Psychopaths”

    Anyone not ‘for’ them is ‘against’ them. See what the latest spin is and how it can be used for any group of people, not just unvaxxed.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/collective-narcissism-and-the-dark-triad-those-who-protest-against-the-official-covid-19-narrative-are-categorized-as-psychopaths-is-it-a-witch-hunt/5722151

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  • Stockholm Syndrome:

    After 5+ decades of PAP rule Singaporeans have been “terrorized” into silence and conformity and now many suffer from Stockholm Syndrome.

    Stockholm syndrome is an emotional response. It happens to some abuse and hostage victims when they have positive feelings toward an abuser or captor.

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  • Harder Truths:

    Stockholm Syndrome:
    After 5+ decades of PAP rule Singaporeans have been “terrorized” into silence and conformity and now many suffer from Stockholm Syndrome.

    Stockholm syndrome is an emotional response. It happens to some abuse and hostage victims when they have positive feelings toward an abuser or captor.

    Not really – the people were ballsless and selfish in 1965 and they have only gotten worse. If you went to coffee shops in 1965 there were pappy gangs made up of supporters who acted like criminals and physically assaulted anyone who even said anything against the regime. Nowadays their grandchildren stand in front of malls making sure only the vaxxed enter. These are the majority of people on this sorry little island.

    I am just waiting for this house of cards to come tumbling down as the economy dies and people start to beg. And then possibly have the last laugh at the ballsless supporters when they start dropping dead from the vaccine.

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  • Spineless Sinkie Syndrome:

    I’ve been saying the same thing about “Spineless Sinkies” for decades and nothing has changed.
    However, I think its more than just plain Selfishness at play.

    When I was a fresh grad with a good job and moving up the corporate ranks, I was already criticizing PAPies and their idiocy… of course, all under a pseudonym.

    I’m born here, educated here, served my NS and completed full reservist cycle, but I’ve NEVER (not even ONCE) voted for PAPies. Its either void or Oppies. LOL.

    I know some Oppies cannot make it, but I still give them a fighting chance.

    I even know some Oppies are not putting themselves up for election to really serve the people’s interest, rather than their own, but due to the nature of GRCs, I still have to give Oppie team the chance whenever its contested.

    My view is that its important to have some Oppies in that deadbeat House of “ParLEEment”. Competition (even if its weak competition for a start) makes the incumbent that much more accountable. Hopefully, with time the underdog upstart can attract better people, but if no one even gives them a chance to start, then the SAME stupid excuses will arise (such as “what can Oppies do for me”?).

    The question should be put this way: “If Oppies cannot do much for me, then can they at least STOP PAPies from doing more HARM to me than they already have?”
    (such as more “Pay And Pay” SCHEMES of ever rising GST to feed MIWs FAT paychecks? LOL)

    Its the same as in any business or industry – whenever you have a Monopoly, eventually it turns EVIL.
    No matter if the original Monopoly had very good intentions to start with or was highly competent, eventually they will turn sloppy if they are at the top for too long. When nobody questions them or even DARES to question, then bad things ALWAYS happen.

    Its just Human Nature.

    Actually, that’s why Western societies invented Democracy as a system to rid themselves of Monarchies, Autocracies & the ilk.
    Yes, Democracy is imperfect, but I reckon its one of the key pillars to WHY Western civilization has advanced rapidly in many areas of human achievements, even though Chinese civilization had a head-start of thousands of years over them.
    In fact, China & Chinese had STAGNATED for the past 200 years, precisely because no one dared to QUESTION authority figures.

    Historically, Asian cultures have ZERO conception of Democracy and how these institutions should work. Throughout millennia of Chinese / Siam / Japanese / Korean / Indonesian etc. history, there was NEVER a hint of democratic evolution or even the conception of constitutional rights at all.

    It was ALWAYS Emperors / Kings / Shoguns / Rajahs / Sultans etc…basically Dynastic rulers as Law, right up to the end of WW2.

    That’s why most Sinkies default to Autocracy amidst a long cultural heritage of “respect for authority” & STATUS QUO.
    This I suspect, is the main cause of why there’s only “democracy” on paper & lip-service to it here. In practice, Sinkiepore is still a KY cult. LOL.

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  • I fail ownself check ownself:

    Three people die on the same day: a Pappy, a Chinaman, and an Indian guy. They all go to hell for various reasons, and all is quite woeful…. The Chinaman pines: Aiyah! I can’t ever eat char kway teow with hum again?… while the Indian guy says: O holy cow, I won’t ever taste my favorite prata again! Then Mr. Pappy exclaimed : Hey dad, how have you been!?

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  • Naked Truth:

    In 1965 GE, they sent their gangsters to the kampongs. Provided lorries to transport residents to polling centre. On the way, these gangsters sold Pappy’s snake oil koyok to residents.

    After winning GE, such practice was scrapped made against the law. Then came inside is not within.

    Sinkies are brainless & blind. I NVR vote them the day they sold me koyok in the lorry.

    Harder Truths: Not really – the people were ballsless and selfish in 1965 and they have only gotten worse. If you went to coffee shops in 1965 there were pappy gangs made up of supporters who acted like criminals and physically assaulted anyone who even said anything against the regime. Nowadays their grandchildren stand in front of malls making sure only the vaxxed enter. These are the majority of people on this sorry little island.

    I am just waiting for this house of cards to come tumbling down as the economy dies and people start to beg. And then possibly have the last laugh at the ballsless supporters when they start dropping dead from the vaccine.

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  • Billy ma:

    Lhl & his family combined are probably billionaire.
    PAP ministers are at least multi-millionares.
    High ranking civil servants & PAP MPs are likely at least millionaires.

    So what’s there for PAP dudes to worry about.
    Many PAP ministers, including pinkie, are just enjoying the absolute power as much as they want now.

    Nothing here lasts forever.
    Try asking lky if you can.

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  • Stop the PAP STEAL:

    Ong Ye Kung talking cock:
    Straits Times:Good governance key to helping S’pore reinvent and stay relevant in post-Covid-19 world: Ong Ye Kung

    “Rather than endless bickering and stalemates, the political process must be constructive and help bridge divides. The objective of politics must be to help the country find a way forward even if the decisions involve very difficult trade-offs,” he added.”

    No doubt PAP can get things done because nobody dare oppose it. BUT is it doing the right things?

    OYK shows PAP hubris. He assumes PAP is always right. Debate on important issues is not “bickering”. Stalemates is resolved by compromise. Politics in a true albeit “messy” democracy is all about compromise.

    OYK insults Singaporeans by implying they are not capable of accepting very difficult trade-offs.

    The problem with the “PAP system” OYK is advocating is the lack of accountability because elections are not free and fair. Elections are free and fair only if there is basic freedoms and a free press. Singapore does not have these. True democracies are also open and transparent. These are also needed for accountability.

    Competition is ALWAYS good not only for business but also in politics. Everything is well discussed / debated and it often results in the best decision/policy.

    Well Done. Better than nicely said.
    Ong Ye Kung ON BEHALF OF PAP DEMAND PAP YES-MEN in Parliament. That’s why with $15,000.00 SALARY a month THAT PAP rewards THEMSELVES Who DO NOT want to be a FULL TIME YES MAN PART TIME MP?

    The END RESULT NETT result – PAP Monoploy of IDEAS is BAD BAD BAD For SG AND ONLY 3rd world beggars from India, China hell of a LOVE SG.

    Look at retail, service, F and B – all 3rd world 3rd class foreigners stealing away jobs from SG bcz bosses don’t pay higher salaries FOR LOCALS.

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  • no wealth tax:

    //You elderly Opposition supporters had enjoyed the best of last 30 years and none of you elderly had complained.//

    of course if enjoy best, no complaints lar ?? but if situation bad, of course complain and kpkb lar ??

    does one start to scratch one’s whole body if one does not feel any itch ???

    //Yes, all the elderly just quietly enjoyed their new found wealth and had not lift a finger to help the less fortunate one.//

    if can enjoy new found wealth and not lift a finger, somemore need to complain meh ?

    got new found wealth meh, then how come got no wealth tax for those very wealthy ?? i thought the bulk of the old timer elderly (those born in about 1935 to 1955) bo tak chek contributed a lot as part of the nation building (that’s why got mardeka and pi-neer packages ??) and yet did not earn a lot ??

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  • Shifting Retirement Age:

    Teachers and other professionals should retire at 60, making way for fresh graduates (citizens, of course) to enter the job market and chart their career paths.

    What’s the point of making workers above 60 continue slogging to feed their unemployed children who are in their prime working age?

    This policy is truly a national waste coz young graduates do not have the chance to apply their knowledge and gain relevant skills to catch up with changing times. All their effort in studies and gaining qualifications are simlpy going down the drain just like that…

    In simple terms, Old Working Adults are blocking Young People’s Progress.

    Won’t the policymakers care about the plight of our Singaporean youth?

    Failing to see this elephant will lead to more GRCs going to Progressive Alternative Parties to form a coalition if not totally new government.

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  • Smart Nation:

    @Spineless Sinkie Syndrome:
    January 14, 2022 at 12:11 am

    SG inherited a Constitutional democracy from the British, but somewhere along the way our democracy was hijacked. What we have today is more of an autocracy-cum-tyranny (of the majority). The minority Opposition is continually being fixed and harassed. Sadly, there will be no change in the status quo until the table is turned around in Parliament.

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  • xoxo:

    So,what ,in truth,is the *STATUS QUO*?
    To,it is the RELUCTANCE/ INERTIA OF THE OPPOSITION TO APPROACH THE WAY OF SOLIDARITY instead of cursory aligning.

    The *fence sitters* remain unconvinced and so prefer *familiarity* ,that to them,is the PAP.

    I think,in this respect,WP has much to be blamed for.
    I hope PARTIES LIKE DR TAN,DR CHEE,KJ,LIM TEAN,PROF PAUL,DR ANG CAN COME TOGETHER IN TRUER SOLIDARITY N UNITY.
    Without that,STATUS QUO remains.

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  • punggol GRC:

    Separation of power is important, civil service should be independent and there should be check and balance for everything including the guy at the top. In Singapore, they have made them all into 1 and the guy at the top is the Emperor, he decides everything and cannot be checked.

    Although Western Democracy has flaws but it does not lead to abuse of power, such as when Donald Trump wanted to use Capitol riot to over-run the state. The civil service refused, army and police refused to take order, even the Vice President Pence did not choose to take side.

    TKL and the TR rep always complain about Western Democracy but they always choose to look at US and compare to China. But have you look at Western Democracies in Europe, the likes or Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Norway etc, they have the happiest people in the world, their social safety net also very comprehensive and they share wealth with its citizens. How about you guys study these democracies compared to China and US?

    Autocracy leads to abuse, leads to consolidated power and wealth with the leader and his gang of cronies, this is very typical ownself check ownself model. Asians want this model, just like Hun Sen imprisoning all political foes and preparing his son to take over. Isn’t Pinky trying to do this too?

    I think most people want a choice in life, bad or good, they want to choose. If they tell us, they go with what the Emperor says, then they can move to North Korea, China, Cambodia or Russia.

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  • Spineless Sinkie Syndrome:

    Smart Nation:
    @Spineless Sinkie Syndrome:
    January 14, 2022 at 12:11 am

    SG inherited a Constitutional democracy from the British, but somewhere along the way our democracy was hijacked. What we have today is more of an autocracy-cum-tyranny (of the majority). The minority Opposition is continually being fixed and harassed. Sadly, there will be no change in the status quo until the table is turned around in Parliament.

    Yes, my point is that the people (i.e. the electorate) must have the cultural and intellectual capacity for Democracy.

    Yes too, that Sinkies had “inherited” the system lock, stock & barrel from the British, we still cannot retain it if Sinkies do not have the necessary understanding of how democratic process works, right?

    For example, a Son can “inherit” his Father’s enterprise, but if the Son had not been inculcated from young on how to run the business or does not have a deep enough understanding of its operations, then it will all be for naught.

    Same goes for democratic institutions.
    If an elected MP proposes a stupid law, then in a genuine democracy, the people will QUESTION the MP until they are satisfied or have other avenues to seek redress. However, in a culture steeped in “respect for authority” regardless of sensibilities, Sinkies will NEVER question their MPs, because in Sinkies minds, they are “Rulers with a mandate from Heaven” and NOT elected representatives of the people.

    Hence, the rubber stamping continues, even if there are ample legal resources or avenues to stop such abuse of powers, they are NEVER used.

    So, in the end, as I’ve mentioned, Sinkiepore can show on paper/websites very beautiful & inspirational Vision & Mission statements and even have the democratic processes in place, but no one dares to use it, so its all just lip-service. but to Westerners unschooled in how Asian cultures, they will praise Sinkies & Sinkiepore for having such a “working” democracy. LOL.

    E.g.) strictly speaking you can SUE MPs for falsehoods etc. but which Lawyer will dare totake up your case to court? LOL.

    So, PAPies will tell the whole world: See… Sinkiepore has process in place, well-documented (& probably inherited from the British? LOL), but no one practices it or actually uses those democratic instruments.

    That why I say, Sinkies (including Chinese, Malays, Indians) are all culturally ingrained with Emperors / Sultans / Rajas in their minds since our historical ancestry NEVER has a conception of democracy nor constitutional rights, unlike say with the Western societies.

    Hence, I say its not only a question of selfishness of Sinkies, but it goes something deeper into our respective (Chinese / Malay / Indian) cultural heritage from thousands of years since.

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  • Traitor To Dad:

    He is not only disloyal to dad, but also co-operate with the enemies. The father should have shot his sperm into the drain.

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  • D World & nothing but D World:

    What does it profit a soul if it were to gain Dominion over the whole world only to lose itself to Perdition in the afterlife?

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  • shit happens:

    Singaporeans been groomed into小人, a reflection of pappy policies and system, say one thing but do another. Pinky loves to talk about doing things for people but end up screwing us, selling locals to foreigners.

    Singaporeans have become spineless, timid and fearful, easy to be controlled and manipulated and yet talk big like F.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Robert

    NO MATTER HOW YOU SPIN the shame of PAPpynomic’s failure – the truths remain staring at your face.

    Robert: The usual boring gripe about 60% voting PAP.

    I hope TR will be more discerning when giving so much space for articles to be published.

    After more than 5 decades of rodent Pappypolitics and witchcraft voodoo economics, the nation is staring down the barrel of economic irrelevance in a changed world.

    Is it still not true that the nation is staring at a sea of desperate poverty & rising unemployment in a sea of fake wealth bubble real estates of no economic relevance otherwise?

    90% living in HDB DON’T OWN their imagery real estate (they are all tenants in real estate law), and CPF money for retirement all trapped in this real estate deception. They need the CPF to keep themselves alive in this pandemic BUT PAPpypolitics all DIAM DIAM DIAM.

    LMW got SHUT down trying to ask a peasant level question in Parly.

    You saw on tv, didn’t you?

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  • shit happens:

    Few people in afterlife or karma, this is why they do this. And even the great old man wasnt spared, in his old age, he suffered and now his whole family mostly broken up.

    Nothing is free, the law of universe is there.

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