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Voting for a successor

A friend called me to point out in LKY memoirs, it was recorded that his successor was chosen by the Cabinet Ministers via direct voting. While his recommendation was Tony Tan, the Cabinet voted GCT as his successor. Once that’s done, they just moved on.

Similarly for GCT successor, LHL was chosen by a direct voting in Cabinet.

Thus, it was odd to him that PAP has set a new precedent to have Khaw BW to go around to gather consensus before they confirmed LW as LHL’s successor.

He concluded that they weren’t too sure about LW as successor and that’s why there wasn’t a straight forward direct voting but instead needed Khaw to go around to lay the ground of support for LW.

Another friend of mine told me that there was a heated contest for the post by three competing camps prior to this announcement. The contest was so very hot.

Well, I only know there was outright competing narratives over Covid-19 (CV) management back in Jul to Sep 2021. They were singing two different tunes in public!

It was pretty clear to me that Public health management has become their heated battleground. It was very disappointing because the life and death plus livelihood of Singaporeans had become just their chess pieces.

We suffered the highest death numbers in the last quarter of 2021 but nobody took responsibility for that.

Many people blame OYK for that result as he was seen as the proponent of reckless opening up amidst the outbreak of Delta.

The obvious disregard and open defiance of MOH’s public announcement against the use of TCM LHQW for Early Treatment of CV symptoms by massive numbers of Singaporeans across all races as shown in the enormous sales of the TCM has further eroded public confidence and trust of MOH and its Minister in charge, OYK.

That might be the reasons why OYK lost the contest for the PM seat.

Up till now, I am still very puzzled why would MOH put up that public statement with regards to LHQW. It is basically an extremely stupid unnecessary move which resulted in MOH shooting its own foot.

We are very lucky to maintain an extremely low death rate as compared to other places, thanks to Singaporeans’ own initiative of taking Early Treatment seriously and chose to disregard that mysterious MOH public statement.

Having said these, with the obvious booboos OYK has made (well, maybe he doesn’t realize these are real booboos and how people see it), it is still a mystery why they were not confident enough of LW winning outright in an open direct voting in Cabinet without Khaw going around to set the ground right.

Well, good luck to LW and I hope he can last long.

 

Goh Meng Seng

 

 

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21 Responses to “Voting for a successor”

  • P Against People:

    Well, good luck to LW and I hope he can last long.
    — obviously a pappy puppy.

    A true opposition will wish nothing of this.

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  • Harder Truths:

    What you mean is the LW team is providing ‘gifts’ to those that want someone else. Or maybe threats. Because LW already selected by Cancerman, so die die must happen or those against him will suffer.

    Why? Because LW has promised to be a seat-warmer until the real Son D=of $inkieland returns to claim the throne.

    You can deduce Cancerman will croak soon. Holee Jinx will control his estate until the new Emperor is crowned.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    I am wondering why an ex-Malaysian, KBW involved in this selection of a PM for Singapore? You mean blue true Singaporeans cannot do it? Or maybe Singaporeans prefer some one from outside of the PAP!!

    How did he do it? Did he just give two names and asked PAP’s members to select?

    Was Tharman name mentioned?

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  • illiterate pap voters:

    NotMyProblem:
    I am wondering why an ex-Malaysian, KBW involved in this selection of a PM for Singapore? You mean blue true Singaporeans cannot do it? Or maybe Singaporeans prefer some one from outside of the PAP!!

    How did he do it? Did he just give two names and asked PAP’s members to select?

    Was Tharman name mentioned?

    this pap Lj said cannot eat degree.

    this pap Lj when back in hometown was driven in a R-R. as cotton sheep may not know, R-R costs a lot of money whether in pap island or outside. this means this pap Lj has pocketed a lot of S$ courtesy of cotton sheep.

    this pap Lj now is chairman of pap PA. it means he is a trusted hand of pap liar lky son the pap chief clown. pap PA handles pap slush funds for pap political use. it used to be chaired by pap liar lky himself, then his son the pap chief clown took over.

    therefore.

    it is no surprise this pap Lj is chosen to be king maker. all kDramas show the king maker in any political party is the one with the key to slush funds.

    and this pap Lj now holds the key to pap slush funds held in pap PA.

    cotton sheep truly is stupid. they believe in the pap cock and hen about pap PA without ever realizing it is the source of slush funds for pap political use.

    pap PA as it is set up is illegal anywhere in the world. pap says pap PA is legitimate as it is approved by a pliant pap parleement.

    one more thing.

    temasek gic dish out S$m loyalty roles to time expired loyals.

    pap PA dishes S$m T-shirt contracts to grassloots chairmen grassloots chairwomen.

    every pap PA event graced by a pap Lj or pap Cb you will notice ALL of them wearing a brand new pap PA paid T-shirt.

    No exception.

    What a bunch of crooks these pap clan members are. they pay each other S$m per annum on an ownself justify ownself basis when the country’s median wage is barely S$3,500 per month.

    When Aljunied TC is managed well, pap folks cook up cock and hen story about illegal hiring of contractors. Yet if pap PA opens up its books for scrutiny, all the contracts it dishes out are loyalty contracts to pap grassloots chairmen pap grassloots chairwomen.

    Many side Japanese government has mastered the art of corruption.

    hahaha.

    pap clan members all learned very well from pap liar lky. these pap folks have mastered the art better than the Japanese.

    even najib and wife 1mdb cannot match.

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    NotMyProblem:
    I am wondering why an ex-Malaysian, KBW involved in this selection of a PM for Singapore?

    LOL, it’s like asking Marjorie Taylor Greene who in her opinion should be the POTUS.

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  • illiterate pap voters:

    apologies.

    we have an error about chairman of pap PA.

    someone informed us the chairman of pap PA is still pap liar lky son the pap chief clown.

    makes sense.

    it did puzzle us when it was said chairman of pap PA was Msian cow boon huan. because as kDramas show, the one holding the slush funds key is the kingmaker.

    no brainer we made a mistake. who gives us kingmaking power unless forced by cotton sheep voting OPPO?

    once again, our apologies. we should gone with our instinct and stuck with pap liar lky son the pap chief clown and not trusted an inaccurate source.

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  • Ownself treatment:

    NTU no more join study with London U.

    May be is because all Singaporean can treat ownself with sar cov 2 multi types
    Virues.all same.all citizens are doctors.
    I think.

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  • Observer:

    The onus is on opposition parties to come up with viable alternatives.

    Less woke candidates, but focus on good policies.

    Candidates must believe in Abraham’s God, so that we become insider with the Rules-Based-Order.

    P.S. Moses became angry at a Cow statue. Imagine his fury if he ever sees statues of half-elephant-half-man, or woman-with-12-hands.

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  • Already tak boleh tahan him:

    We sgs still got to tolerate the chief clown for another 2-3 years more till next GE2024 or 2025.
    Wondering what devious jerrymandering the party will come up with to stay in power!%

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  • secret vote better:

    Secret vote better…among all the PAP MPs…until the one get the majority vote.
    Ong is more decisive.
    Actually living with Covid is the correct strategy.The economy will recover faster and the damages to business and lives will be much reduced.

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  • xoxo:

    OYK ala OngYouCon is not ministerial material.
    It is puzzling why he is even PM-aspirant in the first plac?
    Between OYK N LW,its a no-brainer even as KEE CHIU got sidelined.

    As i said before,owing to the prevailing economic n social setbacks sgs are dumped with in more recent years,MR THARMAN is a much needed resource to regularise all these imbalances before a 4G takes over with further exposure.
    I would call Mr Tharman THE REQUISITE *3.5G* PM.

    Does any rational sg disagree???

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  • Clowns Of Parleeament:

    Of coz it has to be LW. He’s the lesser of the 3 evils.

    Did this pap’s voting for a successor not tell us something?

    The best man did not get voted. He was not even in the candidates list. All candidates are of the same race, same race as the previous PMs! It is so obvious, this party is plain RACIST! But why are the non-chinese papies still so loyal and in support of the party. What a disgrace to their race?!

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  • Smart Nation:

    If it’s cut from the same cloth, you can expect the same pattern. This is just a”seat-warming” arangement until the heir takes over and the same reason will be offered – overwhelming support of the Cabinet, blah,blah, blah. The Party’s political succession plan is very predictable. Haven’t the people been through it once before? If he becomes the next PM, he will also have a short-runway; the long runway is a reserved lane! LOL! Did HSK regret stepping down? Or was he pushed out of the race, having came so close to the clinching the prize? And why is”Mr Fix-it” needed to facilitate the process of selection when it could have been done through secret ballot within the Party? Don’t the MPs also get to choose their Party leader? Maybe in the next round they will – in an open ballot – and it will be an overwhelming “Yes!”

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  • panyusg:

    I can see the hatred and vitriol in this blog. I take a bigger view..

    Spore is very small amidst a world in turmoil and with a neighborhood that cannot be taken for granted.

    Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Pakistan are now in turmoil. Taiwan is forever in possible violent conflict with China. And NK has threatened to use the Bomb. Japan is in heated quarrel with Russia.

    We live in very tough times. Someone got to lead Singapore. It is Group Mentality at PAP with the PM more as the Representative Spokesman rather than the Chief Decision Maker. The Cabinet is cohesive despite having factions and power cliques.

    Singapore is blessed with sound financial management. Perhaps our Central Bank Governor should also be in the Cabinet?

    The best Minister is perhaps Shanugam…tough, combative and makes sure that Law and Order is kept. The next one is the Defense Minister, a general surgeon by expertise but has the clinical skills to master details.

    How LW will form his Team remains to be seen aside from the never-ending angst over million dollar salaries, Singapore has the talent. Those who think they have the talent can enter the political process even as independent candidates.

    Singapore is what We…collectively do. Not what We collectively seek to demolish our very precious foundations.

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  • panyusg:

    xoxo:
    OYK ala OngYouCon is not ministerial material.
    It is puzzling why he is even PM-aspirant in the first plac?
    Between OYK N LW,its a no-brainer even as KEE CHIU got sidelined.

    As i said before,owing to the prevailing economic n social setbacks sgs are dumped with in more recent years,MR THARMAN is a much needed resource to regularise all these imbalances before a 4G takes over with further exposure.
    I would call Mr Tharman THE REQUISITE *3.5G* PM.

    Does any rational sg disagree???

    I have a different opinion as I do exchange e-mails with OYK. He is pragmatic, cautious and has stewarded Spore through a difficult Delta and Omicron phases. That there are many cases and more deaths is relatively better than many other countries i.e. Europe, N. America, N. Asia, Australia, etc.

    OYK is sincere in his efforts. It is not always his personal decision as Spore Inc is a collective effort even in Ministries. The Civil Service backed by external advisors and experts do have their inputs. It is a collective decision as there is seldom a single Minister. There are 2nd Ministers, Ministers of States plus the all important Permanent Secretary who runs the show below.

    The Minister is the lightning rod for that goes wrong and is seldom given due credit for achievements.

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  • Dr Tan Tai Wei:

    Too much like a civil service promotion exercise? Recall LKY’s seeming lament, “I’m still waiting for someone with shoulders broad and strong enough to shaft me aside”. Well, there were the beginnings of such an One in JBJ and his likes? He shafted him and them aside instead? So now the uncertainties and choosings and re-choosings, and from among relatively anonymous personalities? Notice that it’s only after, not before the announcing of Wong that the media has begun to make him front page news!

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  • As I have said many times and I will say it again.

    Whoever becomes the seat-warmer really does not matter because he will have no power to effect any real and meaningful changes.

    So be it Ah Meng, Pink Panter, Tom, Dick or Harry really should not be a concern at all to peasants because the ultimate Supreme LEEder will be Horny.

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  • opposition dude:

    The basic problem with PAP is that they can’t do anything right because the boss is clueless and has a tidak apa attitude. We have already seen so many mistakes and flip flopping in this pandemic alone and these were the same clowns who were proudly boasting that they have learned from SARS uh huh uh huh.

    So they say Khaw was asked because he knows plenty of the clowns and is the best person to seek advice from. That may be true but isn’t it pitiful when you have to ask an ex minister who is no longer part of the party to test the water? And on top of that, they are sooooo desperate to have Ng Chee Meng in the cabinet that even he was asked to take part in this charade. This is just pure comedy gold I tell you and it also shows just how low PAP has sunk when they see the need to have party outsiders involved.

    So now the new boss has been decided, we are just waiting to see how it goes for the next election and what kind of vote share he will get in his ward.

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  • xoxo:

    @pangyusg
    Hi.
    You may have your personal encounters with OYK but i cant see any sincerity from him.
    Nor his capabilities.
    All i see is his arrogance n eagerness to please his bo$$.

    As for caring for sgs,it is your imagination.
    Words are cheap.
    Anyone,including the crooks,the nastiest,can pretend n sounds good.

    As for Delta,he pushed for VTLs,etc.
    Along with CECA-FTs came Delta n maybe OMICRON.

    Cheerio.

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    @ Up till now, I am still very puzzled why would MOH put up that public statement with regards to LHQW. It is basically an extremely stupid unnecessary move which resulted in MOH shooting its own foot.

    China’s 王建林 son 王思聰 also have doubts about LHQW.

    https://finance.sina.cn/2022-04-15/detail-imcwiwst2013356.d.html
    被质疑后以岭药业跌停 世卫组织到底有没有推荐连花清瘟?

    ….相关报道发出后,世卫组织对中医药的肯定似乎被“移花接木”成为对以岭药业的连花清瘟的背书,同期,以岭药业股价暴涨。

    而《世界卫生组织中医药救治新冠肺炎专家评估会报告》的最后结论是:对于新冠轻症和中症患者,中医药是有益的。对于严重病例,中医药的效果需进一步评估。中药作为常规治疗的附加干预措施,确实缩短了与病毒清除时间和住院时间。早期应用中医药可能会进一步降低轻症和中症患者的风险。 ….

    ….报告只是表示中药在随机对照实验中保持了固定标准,连花清瘟只出现在引用区的第二个和第七个参考文献,文献为贾振华论文。

    “睡前消息编辑部”亦质疑了研究中药对抗新冠病毒的权威,河北以岭医院的院长贾振华。因为贾振华发表连花清瘟防疫论文的时候,隐瞒了自己和以岭药业的亲密关系,没有提到自己是以岭药业老板的学生兼女婿。而贾振华发表论文的《植物医学》杂志的总编辑亦提出要求,贾振华应该就自己的隐瞒问题写一份勘误文件。贾振华的勘误文件承认了自己的妻子是以岭药业的董事会秘书,也承认自己拥有一个以岭药业旗下咨询公司的股权,但是否认自己的公司参加过临床试验。” ……..

    Tech: Doubts or no doubts on LHQW, it really doesn’t matter anymore to those who are already vaxed. If the Covid-19 don’t kill, the vaccine will. What difference does it make to teh vaxed whether the LHQW is effective or not?

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    Anyway LHQW can buy off the shelves at any chinese medicine shops. If you want to try , at your discretion.

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