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No bids for a managing agent of Sengkang Town Council

So, no bids for a managing agent was received by Sengkang Town Council (opposition ward) in its recent tender exercise.

I asked myself 2 questions.

One, if I were an opposition town council (TC), would I be surprised about the outcome and two, if I were a potential managing agent, would I bid for the contract in an opposition ward?

The answer to the first question is a straight forward one. Although the tide against the pap is definitely gaining strength, the odds are still in the incumbent’s favour.

Next, if I were a potential managing agent and I wish to submit a bid, I will have to do my sums very, very carefully.

One, I may not get the contract even if I submit a bid and very importantly number two, if and when I put in a bid, I will be very, very worried about being in the pap government’s bad book that may rule me out completely in all my future tenders with pap TCs. The fear maybe an imagined one or a real one but the fear is there and the fear is real.

Whether we like it or not, politics is ‘politics’ and that is a reality. Apart from questions like if it is fair to the residents there or not etc, the more important question is whether such a phenomenon is tolerable and healthy as a whole for our country.

My assessment and concerns are that going forward, opposition parties are going to make more inroads and win more SMCs and GRCs. Then how?

I am in favour of reverting back to HDB all estate management functions. Singapore is only a small country. All our citizens regardless of their political affinity will benefit from a professionally staffed, trained, dedicated and properly managed HDB that takes over estate management. It is high time. On balance, there are more pluses than minuses.

Moreover, no bid incident such as the one that happened to Sengkang TC could be avoided in future. Seriously, it is a waste of our citizens hard-earned money to be paying $16,000/ monthly MP allowance to have their MPs doing estate manager’s job, attending some Meet the People sessions and others.

Worthy MPs need to walk the grounds more intensely. Getting to know their residents more intimately. Helping them to solve their problems more effectively and bringing up their concerns, worries and fears etc in Parliament more visibly and forcibly etc etc. I consider our part time MPs are having it too easy, too good for far too long.

Think.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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42 Responses to “No bids for a managing agent of Sengkang Town Council”

  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    This is the result of voting in a liar Raeesah Khan.

    Soon your estate rubbish will pile up and the value of your HDB
    flat will drop by 50%.

    Seng Kang the Kong Kang, take responsibility for your choice.

    You made that decision, you take responsibility for that decision of yours.

    Blame no one else.

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  • do not want to make money:

    //This is the result of voting in a liar Raeesah Khan.//

    really meh ?? not the result of wayang by the white monkey idiots meh ?? you mean contractors do not want to make money in Senkan but only in other areas meh just becos of her meh ??

    aiyoh. perhaps only in wayang sinkie land where you receive no bid for such work (not out of world complex job for contractors already specialized in this area but perhaps made complex by wayang white monkey idiots ??) ??

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  • Absurdity:

    Ask TPL where the average $23k she mentioned in Parliament that locals were supposed to get. Where is yours ?
    Ask NEH who keeps selling compulsory conscription when Janil, the servitude puppy can bypass from some side door and even Joseph S and Quah cannot. Did you do NS ?
    Ask LHL what happened to ‘no man left behind’ when so many have been left behind in their coffins during covid management.
    Ask.

    Singaporeans R Free Riders:
    This is the result of voting in a liar Raeesah Khan.

    Soon your estate rubbish will pile up and the value of your HDB
    flat will drop by 50%.

    Seng Kang the Kong Kang, take responsibility for your choice.

    You made that decision, you take responsibility for that decision of yours.

    Blame no one else.

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  • NUMBING of SGpns to keep Power:

    The state of affairs in this bidding situation of managing SK maintenance, speaks a BIG and CLEAR picture of what SG is reduced into by the PAP immoral politicians – ONE HAS TO QUESTION WISELY, how is this for the good and progress of SG when PAP monopolize democracy in SG by their evil tranquilizers?

    The only hor available I see – wish SG goodest lucknof all.

    As for the unborn generation – to current parents plan FOR YOUR BIG MIGRATION NOW, QUICKLY, bcz the FUTURE of SG is NOT NOT NOT NOT yours. The SG Business Federation is PLEADING to the PAP IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS, to help them to make money at the expense of you and me.

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  • Asd:

    I think we all know the efficiency of scale and these uneducated fill own pocket people is not for the people’s interest

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  • Want do die, isn't?:

    One year kenna 10 audits. 10 cent missing need lawyer fees.

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  • Go back to HDB lah:

    Go back to HDB to manage the estate.
    Only logical to enjoy economy of scale and professional services.
    MP has more important job to improve the lives of the Singaporean.
    Many are suffering now and do not enjoy the Swiss standard our MP is enjoying.Time for them to do more important work than running Town Council.
    Leave it to the professional.

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  • MarBowling:

    CLOWN oops TOWN COUNCIL scheme of thingy is the farking Brainchild of Lee Kayu.

    THINK Whoever Want to DROP the farking Lucrative and Lubricating scheme and REVERT back to under the armpit of HDB, better go to Mandai to ask his Holee permission first!

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  • Rinse the PAP 1st & Foremost:

    Go back to HDB lah:
    Go back to HDB to manage the estate.
    Only logical to enjoy economy of scale and professional services.
    MP has more important job to improve the lives of the Singaporean.
    Many are suffering now and do not enjoy the Swiss standard our MP is enjoying.Time for them to do more important work than running Town Council.
    Leave it to the professional.

    To depoliticize estate management – fat hopes to say mildly.

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  • Rinse the PAP 1st & Foremost:

    Service and conservancy charges paid by citizens to enhance PAP power in the name of hands off by PAP in municipality affairs – SGpns unable to wise up, that’s a Smart Nation set up.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Contractors know of the big cookie jars in [email protected]’s wards. And many hands can put in it with everyone eye closed.

    Whereas in opposition wards, PAP is watching over cookie jar.

    So contractors are smart to know which side of the bread to butter!

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    Stated by Singaporeans R Free Riders:-”Quote-
    May 19, 2022 at 8:40 am (Quote)
    This is the result of voting in a liar Raeesah Khan.

    Soon your estate rubbish will pile up and the value of your HDB
    flat will drop by 50%.

    Seng Kang the Kong Kang, take responsibility for your choice.

    You made that decision, you take responsibility for that decision of yours.

    Blame no one else.”Unquote.

    Response :Liar Raeesah Khan may be a mole implanted from the PAP to create a big problem in WP to destroy WP ! For how could Raeesah Khan not understand that all her liar words in Parliament will affect the reputation of WP and bring WP down ? It is definitely not accidental for the whole thing from Raeesah Khan is obviously a staged show to bring WP down !

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  • Dirty:

    Did CNA get the reply from em services why it did not bid?

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  • No Lift Upgrading:

    So the no lift upgrading —or least priority —for oppie wards continue.
    Papigs never shed their leopard skin.
    ”The People’s Action Party recently took back the opposition leader Chiam See Tong’s former stronghold of Potong Pasir in the recent General Elections after 20 years and less than 2 months later, Woodleigh MRT Station is suddenly operational.

    For those who don’t know where Woodleigh Station is, the station, while only a few minutes away from the Potong Pasir MRT station, is located in Potong Pasir.”
    What are government and what are political issues—papigs can never distinguish.
    One United People indeed!
    If Ukraine comes to sinkiestan, will we be United???

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  • xoxo:

    Why so?
    WP’s own doing.
    If WP had heeded netizens’ calls to unite with other oppo parties,i hazard this will not be the case.

    Now,WP is being ostracised and left alone the way WP keeps dissociating with the other oppo.

    Karmic forces at work.
    That said,i still think town services shud be re-centralised and taken back by the respective govt agencie$.
    Sg is no TOKYO OR NYK,we are so small that syb-dividing into smaller units makes no sense in terms of economy of scale.

    Thus ,we keep paying more for less?

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  • Harder Truths:

    Why is oppo in Senkang following Regime’s practice? Show the citizens how to manage properly using old system by Goh Keng Swee. Cut out all the middlemen. Directly employ the staff for cleaning etc. Develop their own model – unless they are saying they are not good enough.

    If the oppo can’t even do this, why have them there? They are just proxy Regime doing exactly what the Regime was doing.

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  • Fixer:

    This is definitely one of them the MANY ways pinkie has thought about in going to FIX(FUCK) the OPPOSITION!

    This is definitely one of them the MANY ways pinkie has thought about in going to FIX(FUCK) the OPPOSITION!

    This is definitely one of them the MANY ways pinkie has thought about in going to FIX(FUCK) the OPPOSITION!

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  • Fixer:

    EM Services was the hivd-off Public Works Department or PWD. .

    There are many many ex-Civil serpents in the .org! What do you think they will DO?

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  • @Harder Truths

    I absolutely agree with you and that was my thought as well, but you pen it first.

    Unless there are laws forbidding the town council from doing so, why not just start a new department in the town council to take care of whatever the managing agent is doing? Without the agent, more can be saved and put to good use, no?

    Besides, most of the softwares needed can be bought at Funan, right?

    Anyone disagree?

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  • John Doe:

    Fixer:
    EM Services was the hivd-off Public Works Department or PWD. .

    There are many many ex-Civil serpents in the .org! What do you think they will DO?

    I tend to believe they were hived off from the many HDB branch and area offices. And likely, it was then formed under a Capital Land sort of company (Liew Mun Leong). Less chance might be DBS land, URA, I m not so sure.

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    Having the TC concept is just another layer for the pappies to protect and employ themselves. Take SMC Bukit Batok – BB is under Clementi-Jurong TC, meaning incumbent Murali doesn’t need to do anything like planning, upgrading or estate maintenance. Just collect MP pay and even can do MP role part-time. Any opposition taking over BB will have to start from scratch the estate management process. Whether Clementi-Jurong TC will hand over professionally all info and data should an Oppie takes BB is also another big question mark.

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  • Harder Truths:

    TRE Tech:
    @Harder Truths

    I absolutely agree with you and that was my thought as well, but you pen it first.

    Unless there are laws forbidding the town council from doing so, why not just start a new department in the town council to take care of whatever the managing agent is doing? Without the agent, more can be saved and put to good use, no?

    Besides, most of the softwares needed can be bought at Funan, right?

    Anyone disagree?

    Employ only local-born $ingaporeans. Give some credit to those who serve d NSF/Res. Also let Hougang follow this model.

    Make Senkang and Hougang Great Again. That is what the people voted for, right?

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  • opposition dude:
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  • Clowns Of Parleeament:

    Strange that so many people are calling Raeesah Khan a liar and actually everyone knows she’s a complete liar yet the pap assigned COP believed in whatever she said wor. *scratch head*

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  • myfirstscrew:

    They will cut down the funds allocated, then SKTC will struggle to stay afloat… or their accounts have one dollar unexplained, it will be moved to investigation and corruption.

    Pinky said he will work with them, we are all Singaporeans…. reconciliation… apparently he is a double headed snake.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Fixer:
    This is definitely one of them the MANY ways pinkie has thought about in going to FIX(FUCK) the OPPOSITION!

    This is definitely one of them the MANY ways pinkie has thought about in going to FIX(FUCK) the OPPOSITION!

    This is definitely one of them the MANY ways pinkie has thought about in going to FIX(FUCK) the OPPOSITION!

    Every damn thing also blame our great PAP.

    Oppie will never ask themselves this question: What can I do differently and creatively for better result ?

    Someone here already had the answer. Stopid.

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  • Fixer:

    EM services came from Pidemco!

    Pidemco was the forerunner of PWD.

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  • illiterate pap voters:

    No Lift Upgrading:
    So the no lift upgrading —or least priority —for oppie wards continue.
    Papigs never shed their leopard skin.
    ”The People’s Action Party recently took back the opposition leader Chiam See Tong’s former stronghold of Potong Pasir in the recent General Elections after 20 years and less than 2 months later, Woodleigh MRT Station is suddenly operational.

    For those who don’t know where Woodleigh Station is, the station, while only a few minutes away from the Potong Pasir MRT station, is located in Potong Pasir.”
    What are government and what are political issues—papigs can never distinguish.
    One United People indeed!
    If Ukraine comes to sinkiestan, will we be United???

    Someone said at the coffee shop.

    Unless you own Maserati Mercedes Bungalow Condominium in pap island like pap folks, you are pure stupidity if you think defending it is going to make you level with the pap folks.

    It is better for someone new to takeover. There is a chance for leveling the playing field giving everyone a shot at Maserati Mercedes Bungalow Condominium whereas if pap continues it is as good as S$1,000 per month can HDB and at end of working life at 65 can have minimum sum in CPF at the same time, meaning, ZERO chance.

    Worse than this, with 3m+ local born, pap has already admitted over 3m+ aliens PRs. With so many potential 007s in such a small island, you defend for ffff? You defend so that pap folks can keep their Maserati Mercedes Bungalow Condominium? Of course, pap folks say, you can keep your 3 room HDB and continue to ride bus mrt.

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  • illiterate pap voters:

    Singaporeans R Free Riders:
    This is the result of voting in a liar Raeesah Khan.

    Soon your estate rubbish will pile up and the value of your HDB
    flat will drop by 50%.

    Seng Kang the Kong Kang, take responsibility for your choice.

    You made that decision, you take responsibility for that decision of yours.

    Blame no one else.

    You are so cock it baffles the mind how Sunway U can even accept you.

    Esteemed Ms Raeesah Khan is a mole planted by pap into WP fold in order to fix WP.

    Probably your rank in pap petir is so low you are not allowed to know the whole story.

    One more thing. We just spoke to UOL. UOL says the PhD is conferred to esteemed Dr Tsai IW and it is considering suing anyone who doubts UOL has the ability to confer the degree. In other words, your talk cock sing song about no microfiche and no hardcopy in library is a side show since UOL the degree awarding body says it has awarded the degree.

    Don’t be such a cock. When you don’t know, don’t anyhow say.

    One more thing. You are an M113 driver? hahaha. Our member is a SSG in 40 SAR over 40 years ago and says M113 drivers are just no different from cooks in pap army. Meaning, cock with no brains. We badmouth you? No. You are far below our leaque. We just say you brainless cannot doubt UOL when it says it has awarded PhD to esteemed Dr Tsai IW.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    illiterate pap voters: One more thing. We just spoke to UOL. UOL says the PhD is conferred to esteemed Dr Tsai IW and it is considering suing anyone who doubts UOL has the ability to confer the degree. In other words, your talk cock sing song about no microfiche and no hardcopy in library is a side show since UOL the degree awarding body says it has awarded the degree.

    My great PAP is right about you opposition. Opposition is racist, Opposition only condemn CECA fake degree but assist to cover up Chinese fake degree.

    Please tell that person you spoke to in UOL:

    1. to sue Michael Richardson – Chief investigator of Tsai’s PHD.
    You and UOL can reach him at email [email protected]
    Mike investigation report is on his blog here https://bit.ly/3LAnCpI

    2. to sue Professor Hwan Lin.
    You and UOL can reach him at [email protected] or FB https://bit.ly/3wue0IG
    Professor Hwan Lin investigation report is here https://bit.ly/3z4H8s3

    3. to sue Professor Dennis Peng
    You and UOL can reach him at [email protected]
    Professor Dennis Peng investigation report is here https://bit.ly/3z4I5R9

    4. to sue Tribunal Judge Hazel Oliver over her verdict. “We accept that the explanation provided by the University that the thesis had been lost or mis-shelved may not be correct, as there is no catalogue or microfilm record of the original thesis.”

    I had provided the 3 email address for you and UOL. These are real persons who will not hide here and hide there.

    They will definitely reply to you and UOL email on details of TIW PHD.

    Please sue and post your letter here for all to see.

    Eagerly awaiting you or UOL to sue them.

    Over to you. Please don’t run and don’t hide.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    illiterate pap voters: Our member is a SSG in 40 SAR over 40 years ago and says M113 drivers are just no different from cooks in pap army.

    Hahaha… 40 SAR is a low class, no education gangster hokkien peng.
    SSG? What so big deal, just another low class hokkien peng that’s all.

    How I know? My OC was posted to us years after 40 SAR is closed and he got no place to go… so the store man said.

    And he likes to brag to us how he tekan the hokkien peng with tattoo and how he fought some of them… as if we are interested in knowing low class hokkien peng story.

    Hello, we are educated and we are not low class Hokkien peng, get that straight.

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  • Die liao Singapore:

    Singaporeans R Free Riders: Every damn thing also blame our great PAP.

    Oppie will never ask themselves this question: What can I do differently and creatively for better result ?

    Someone here already had the answer. Stopid.

    What’s wrong with blaming the PAP when they make mistakes. Corrupted people, crooked people, blind pple don’t blame bcz only they choose not to see wrongs, and seeing wrongs don’t rectify.

    Making other people’s cocks laugh, you are the renown, unbeatable in this game. Goodness.

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    @ This is the result of voting in a liar Raeesah Khan.

    That’s a good one! SRFR.

    Either way the turnout’s rather pathetic.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Die liao Singapore: What’s wrong with blaming the PAP when they make mistakes. Corrupted people, crooked people, blind pple don’t blame bcz only they choose not to see wrongs, and seeing wrongs don’t rectify.

    Making other people’s cocks laugh, you are the renown, unbeatable in this game. Goodness.

    Oppie like you is exactly why Opposition will never win. Oppose for sake of Opposing.

    Luckily such kind of characters like you form the majority of Opposition and this will always help us PAP win.

    The sane thinking Oppie like Harder Truths and TRE are just minority … hahahaha

    Harder Truths:
    Why is oppo in Senkang following Regime’s practice? Show the citizens how to manage properly using old system by Goh Keng Swee. Cut out all the middlemen. Directly employ the staff for cleaning etc. Develop their own model – unless they are saying they are not good enough.

    If the oppo can’t even do this, why have them there? They are just proxy Regime doing exactly what the Regime was doing.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    For the record, University of London had accepted bribe to confer degree to the highest biddder.

    LSE embroiled in row over authorship of Gaddafi’s son’s PhD thesis and a £1.5m gift to university’s coffers
    https://bit.ly/3wsz56p

    Ang Mo Tua Kee ? Ang Mo are angels ? Hahahaha

    Ang Mo are thieves … thou shall not steal…hahaha
    Please return the stolen Crown Jewels to India
    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/21/world/asia/india-britain-koh-i-noor-diamond.html
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    When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land. ~~~Desmond Tutu

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  • KT2:

    The Party against people created a climate of fear ? Citizens have been brainwashed until their brains automatically fear the emperor’s gang if they vote for the oppos. Rmbr they threatened them no upgrading for HDB flats, no kindergartens in oppo wards, lift breakdowns be served last, rubbish piled up, etc, etc.

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  • Zhenzidan:

    TRE Tech:
    @Harder Truths

    I absolutely agree with you and that was my thought as well, but you pen it first.

    Unless there are laws forbidding the town council from doing so, why not just start a new department in the town council to take care of whatever the managing agent is doing? Without the agent, more can be saved and put to good use, no?

    Besides, most of the softwares needed can be bought at Funan, right?

    Anyone disagree?

    Don’t you know that it’s a must that every contractor engagement must have at least three bidders? AHTC engaged a contractor formed by their own party members and kena sued by the regime, accusing them of awarding the contract to their own people and the court pronounced them “guilty of failing in the fiduciary duties” you don’t know meh? In fact you were also blaming WP for falling into the hands of PAP and was sure that they may lose Aljunied! But when they won Aljunied by a bigger margin and unexpectedly captured Sengkang, you chui tut lan!

    You behaved exactly like Goh Meng Seng, always taking cheap potshots at WP, but at least GMS more or less toned down after kena thrashed by TPL, and you? No wonder your crowd funding efforts always failed whereas WP raised $1 million in 3 days!

    Tech: I suggested that instead of getting a managing agent, maybe the town council can run the managing aspect itself by setting up another department under the town council, so no need to call for a tender at all. Is that what you call taking a pot shot at WP? What have you been drinking?

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  • Zhenzidan:

    xoxo:
    Why so?
    WP’s own doing.
    If WP had heeded netizens’ calls to unite with other oppo parties,i hazard this will not be the case.

    Now,WP is being ostracised and left alone the way WP keeps dissociating with the other oppo.

    Karmic forces at work.
    That said,i still think town services shud be re-centralised and taken back by the respective govt agencie$.
    Sg is no TOKYO OR NYK,we are so small that syb-dividing into smaller units makes no sense in terms of economy of scale.

    Thus ,we keep paying more for less?

    No bidders, no big deal lah! Why must unite with other oppos? WP had been fighting their own battle and showed results, what about other oppos? Chiam ST headed the SDA comprising of a few oppo parties but what did they achieve? Tell the other oppos learn how to fight their own battles lah!

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  • Zhenzidan:

    Singaporeans R Free Riders:
    This is the result of voting in a liar Raeesah Khan.

    Soon your estate rubbish will pile up and the value of your HDB
    flat will drop by 50%.

    Seng Kang the Kong Kang, take responsibility for your choice.

    You made that decision, you take responsibility for that decision of yours.

    Blame no one else.

    Wah! Then we must thank Raheesah Khan! Because of her, now SK can manage the TC on their own and when they gained enough experience, they can impart to other WP members when they capture other GRCs! So voting in a liar was blessing in disguise! Well done Sengkang residents!

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  • Zhenzidan:

    Tech: I suggested that instead of getting a managing agent, maybe the town council can run the managing aspect itself by setting up another department under the town council, so no need to call for a tender at all. Is that what you call taking a pot shot at WP? What have you been drinking?
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    You got problem understanding my msg is it? I said every TC is required by law to call for tender(at least 3 tenders), that’s why SK is following the law. Now don’t have bidders, they decided manage on their own, so why are you suggesting something which they already did? You’re trying to tell us they got no initiatives? That sounds like taking cheap potshots.

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  • Zhenzidan:

    Singaporeans R Free Riders: Every damn thing also blame our great PAP.

    Oppie will never ask themselves this question: What can I do differently and creatively for better result ?

    Someone here already had the answer. Stopid.

    And you? Every damn thing also blame Oppies

    As for your stupid question:What can I do differently and creatively for better result ?

    WP already answered in GE 2020. By sending an articulate Jamus Lim to debate with Vivian on TV and impressed so many Sengkang voters and capture Sengkang! This is the best result! Only stupid people like you still searching for the answer!

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  • Form another EM company:

    Should form another EM company and serve all the opposition wards.
    Better still employed all the underemployed and unemployed FM Singaporean.
    I am sure they can do a better job.
    Singapore has talent OK.

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