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Unhappy National Day

It is again not a Happy National Day.

The mood of the nation remains essentially unhappy. There are hardly any flags anywhere. The People are fed up with the remarkable dilution of the Singapore core and the high costs of living. Some of our minorities feel like foreigners in their own country.

The million dollar ministers and their cronies are most certainly happy but is the Singapore core happy? Our Singaporean workers are apparently the most unhappy in the world according to a recent survey. We remain one of the world’s most expensive cities. Yet they not only levy GST the indirect tax levied on most goods and services sold for domestic consumption; they now want to increase it when they don’t need the income.

More good years for whom? Where is the shared prosperity they promised?

Happy National Day? A happy holiday perhaps but as a nation we have a lot to be unhappy about.

 

Khush Chopra

 

 

 

 

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43 Responses to “Unhappy National Day”

  • xoxo:

    All the ND Jingles sound good only.
    Some may feel good especially A FEW GOOD MEN as they call themselves.
    A jingle has lyrics of *Let the lions roar* but many sinkingporeans can even *smile* or *talk* anymore?

    Guess,we let FTs *WRITE* next year’s NDP’s jingle$$$?

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    The 3G/4G teams are simply clueless or simply bo-chap. They just go thru motion of certain “must wayang” events like NDP without caring about the real impact (if any). After all, their million$ salary is guaranteed, so why bother too much. Singaporeans not happy, they just say NO BLAMING CULTURE, it is not their fault ppl are not happy.

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  • Of Dogs And Pigs:

    D0gs and Pigs aren’t supposed to be happy. They don’t deserve to.
    TRE also unhappy ($$$ not enough) for the same reason.
    Still not ‘woke’ yet. lol

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  • Temusik Patriot:

    An ILLUSION form in a evil man aptly named Con You…A closet TACIST…Coward & Traitor hail as a God n worshipped…is out from hell to seek food n hell$$$

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  • #?!%*&:

    Not celebrated national day since my NS days.
    PAP and their supporters should masturbate in private.
    An extravagant national day celebration is insensitive to the majority that is struggling – then again no pity for them that voted and continue voting PAP – enjoy the masturbation at your cost and those of your offsprings and you deserve the emptiness that comes with it.
    Ang those that volunteered – you are a disgrace to your ancestors……….yuor existence is a waste of resources…..
    Some pity for those in teh uniformed service that ‘volunteered’…….hope you will wake up and not support PAP……..voting a pig or monkey would be less damaging to Singapore…………..
    HAPPY SLAVTIONAL DAY (since you all celebrate your slave-hoods and those of your offsprings)
    I will enjoy myself and watch you all suffer – you might wake up if your are in more pain….hahahaha

    I am willing to bite the bullet for at least 10 years for transformation if the rest of you have the guts……..until then…….i will enjoy my expensive drinks and food and cars etc……PAP voters that are struggling can continue to fiack themselves

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  • high COL:

    Need to address the high COL here.
    About time more to be done for the bottom 30%.
    Just look at the rising food price at coffeeshop and food court.
    More common prosperity needed.

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  • Waste money:

    Every national day celebration is a waste of money, resource and manpower.
    This clearly show the selfishness of Singapore government- celebrate national day risking the life of Singaporeans. If it is for defending Singapore, then risking Singaporean life has a reason. But it is for only a show and national day celebration, they risk NS people life for nothing. I suggest banning all these life risking events for national day celebration. Treat human life seriously and treat every Singaporean life as equal.

    The money for celebration can be use to help the poor but instead they are spend away to celebrate national day. Today we face inflation, covid-19 crisis, high interest rate prospect and possible recession and this money is important in helping the poor or less well off, is wasted on celebration. Taxpayer money is waste away in expensive fireworks which does not help to build the nation and help Singaporeans.

    Everyday they spend away money in gardening, constructing lavish government building, beautify the environment and events which does not contribute to build Singapore. They spend money on foreigners by subsidy like scholarship and create jobs for foreigners. Their wasting habits has to stop. The poor and less well-off Singaporeans need these money. Singapore government cannot blind itself and pretending nothing is happening in Singapore now. Stop misusing money and resources.

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  • @Waste Money

    Vaccine science has shown that those who are vaccinated are more likely to spread, contract and die from the C19. So this NDP will cause another massive outbreak, but the dafts attending this NDP would be thinking that they are vaccinated, so they are Supermen and Wonderwomen, take panadol can settle liao.

    Since those unvaxed are not allowed to attend NDP, then they should count themselves lucky and treat it as a blessing in disguise.

    I believe, during teh last NDP, the committee intentionally allowed the NDP to go on so that Sinkies can be mass infected so they can roll out the coerced vaccination mandate. This time round, mass infection is a sure thing and one wonders what they will cook up next, maybe the yearly booster Bull of a Shit?

    Anyone has a better guess?

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  • Asd:

    I think not my country just a dirty motel with f trash

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  • myfirstscrew:

    Under Pinky most things start to fail… even lion cannot parachute and land properly.

    Honestly, all those quality problems, scams and crimes dont happen under the old man era.

    Under Pinky, all kind of problems appearing… that never appeared during old man time.

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  • idontbelieveinccpbs:

    Mostly attended by foreigners, PRs and new citizens.

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  • P Against People:

    Old man era, you never heard of such things … because they were all covered up.

    All these pappies never stop praising the old man. pui.

    myfirstscrew:
    Under Pinky most things start to fail… even lion cannot parachute and land properly.

    Honestly, all those quality problems, scams and crimes dont happen under the old man era.

    Under Pinky, all kind of problems appearing… that never appeared during old man time.

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  • Corrom:

    Red lion Just potraying GRC mp if not performing.

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  • PAP MASTERS of HOLLOW words:

    GOH HAS PROMISED to ALL Singaporeans that they WOULD AND COULD ENJOY the success and prosperity of SG via his INTENTIONS to make public profitable statutory BOARDS like PSA, PUB, JTC, Govt linked public institutions via SGX and ALL SINGAPOREANS OF THE be GIVEN shares in 200 share lots like Singtel.

    Goh Chok Tong BROKE HIS PROMISE as when he was PM of SG.

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  • Cancel the PAP:

    How is a FRAGMENTED SG into society of resilient people of 4 races by the PAP be celebrating a national day when PAP actively SOUGHT to act AND IMPLEMENT to publicise SG is ONLY a 4 race society (NOTICE the PAP nvr nvr nvr stop referring to the 50 years ago curfew AND REGULARLY talked it AS A THREAT that opposition used it to disrupt SG).

    Why there was NO ORGANISED National protest against China’s detention to play with and analysed our Armour Vehicle’s secrets which the PAP is guilty of poor handling of national assets.

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  • BIG STORY: Stop the PAP Steal:

    When the PAP has incessantly for 50 NOT SHORT years, treated and acted out, build up, SG is only a society of (4) resilient – it means they celebrate National Day as LIARS instead of SOCIETY DAY.

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    P Against People:
    Old man era, you never heard of such things … because they were all covered up.

    All these pappies never stop praising the old man. pui.

    Not entirely true. Previously our media was ranked 130-140, ST still print some critical news now and then (though admitted still watered down). SG population then was also pretty manageable, even without social media, words do get around; it seemed someone will know anyone. Most importantly, there was the “2 strikes and you are out” rule by LKY.

    Nowadays, it is completely news censorship and reporting only good issues. All the moderate editors/reporters have been driven off. Worst is the No Blaming Culture which protects ministers who keep FAILING and FAILING.

    Basically, if wu-liao, ppl can see; bo-liao ppl also can see.

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  • Loony and his clowns:

    What is the cost to the tax payer for all these NDP wayangs ?? $10M ? $20M ??
    All this to showcase the PAP and their million $$ propaganda.

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  • A people betrayed & cheated:

    I couldnt even bring myself to watch the full NDP.
    Switched off half way.
    So exaggerated and hypocritical..
    PAP propaganda at best..

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  • A people betrayed & cheated:

    Loong and Halimah both gave ND speeches, almost begging sgs to work together and stay united ..to see us thro the hard times.
    But they sold us out to foreigners who always seem to get the long end of the stick…while trublus get the crumbs from the banquet table..
    How to stay united…i ask them…its like everyone for themselves now.
    Can we be blamed for [email protected]##£%[email protected]@&*

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  • So much about the ……:

    Sporadic outbreak of Covid is seen across China recently!

    Hainan, Tibet, xinjiang, woodhunt….all affected!

    Especially in hainan, people in the airport were seen shouting “ we want to go home “!

    Emotions run high for those who have been affected by the lockdown.

    Nowadays in mainland China, sudden lockdown and turn life up side down is the most feared event in the country!

    Tech: You are not wrong, but China is a huge and rich country, it can afford the lockdowns. Of course there will be inconveniences abundance, but the people are mostly willing to accept it, just like how Sinkies are willing to accept living on a virus-infested island, therefore it is a case of to each its own. Besides, China does not force the mRNA vaccines on its residents, so China will still be around decades down the road while the rest of the world on the mRNA BS will be infested with mutated walking dead, if vaccine science is correct. lol

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  • C’est la vie:

    ******
    Will the next ND be any different, … for the people !!!

    Will the next week, … be any different ?!!

    Will it even, … remotely, prompt a shift in thoughts or not ?!!

    Or will the bullshit from the government and the blindness of the people, … continue into the horizon and beyond !!!
    ***
    ******

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  • James Lee:

    Given how SG were managed by the uncaring PAP elites and their cronies over the past few decades, whatever trusts that remain have all but gone.All true blue SG should realize something is not right.Act before it’s too late.

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  • Cancel the PAP:

    Simon you seems to be misunderstanding politics a HUGE DEAL – and yet u attempt to write (to BS) to try and influence your thoughts on others.

    For EFF’s sake – CUT it off bloodily ONCE and for all the term ‘PAP Govt’.

    In USA

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  • panyusg:

    Tough times are coming ….soon

    - Recession i.e. business closure, job losses, inflation
    - Covid vaccination adverse effects. Much news from USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Israel, etc. Singapore cannot be an exception
    - Mortgage rates rising. Some will have to default and hence lose a lot of money. Property prices may drop

    - Tax receipts will drop
    - Foreign investments flowing to other Asean countries that are lower cost

    - If war occurs in Taiwan, things will be even worse.

    A gloomy year ahead.

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    Watch this tik tok on dangerous driving and unhappiness in Geylang -”https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSRrh89jg/?k=1″

    Don’t know when it happen.Most likely recently.Police not investigating as usual when it come to woman blocking car ?

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  • Spec Ops:

    TRE Tech:
    @Waste Money

    Vaccine science has shown that those who are vaccinated are more likely to spread, contract and die from the C19. So this NDP will cause another massive outbreak, but the dafts attending this NDP would be thinking that they are vaccinated, so they are Supermen and Wonderwomen, take panadol can settle liao.

    Since those unvaxed are not allowed to attend NDP, then they should count themselves lucky and treat it as a blessing in disguise.

    I believe, during the last NDP, the committee intentionally allowed the NDP to go on so that Sinkies can be mass infected so they can roll out the coerced vaccination mandate. This time round, mass infection is a sure thing and one wonders what they will cook up next, maybe the yearly booster Bull of a Shit?

    Anyone has a better guess?

    I didn’t watch but a friend told me in that place they were mostly unmasked. Mask or not the virus will still spread through the crowds, but interesting observation from him.

    So now we know why the Paper General turned Health Minister ‘OY(n)K’ replacing smiling chikopek 4G PM Lawrence can predict so accurately new wave of infections in August and September.

    The other blessing in disguise for unvaxxed being treated as lepers is we are liberated from the obligation of worrying about our country and the rest of general society since we are no longer important to them.

    As for the 8 out of 10 Sinkie fools who have been boosted, they need to come to NDP so they can enjoy their final celebration.

    It should be obvious to those of us who have been through the last 2.5 years that sitting around complaining about the inflation issue will not change the situation. The civil service, the society is not on our side, so its up to us to take back the initiative after we passed this round by refusing the death shot.

    Best to stock up extra food in dried goods and canned food with long expiry date as a form of ‘futures trading’ where when the prices go higher you essentially made a profit. Gradually stock up every week a few at a time so as to keep finances manageable.

    Cut down on beer and cigarettes to save money. Use black plastic bag to shield your food from ultra-violet light that causes food to spoil after expiry date to make them last longer.

    Use fan at high speed on hot days is still cheaper than aircon, at most ~60 Watts for standing fan at max speed.

    Tech: Well said, the MTF (like the CDC, FDA) is in bed with the pharmas, that is 99% a sure thing, so don’t expect them to change anytime soon. If vaccine science is correct, then the vaxed would be dropping like flies and the unvaxed would be the only ones left, give it time, the truth (and unvax) will prevail.

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    National Day without National Pledge song isn’t National Day.Don’t forget to send this Til Tok National Day Pledge song and get Lee Hsien Loong to hear it.Tik Tok Link -”https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSRryNTX1/?k=1″

    Pui!

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  • Infection:

    Hope the prediction that event like the NDP will help to spread the Covid is not true.
    Will be a disaster for our Hospitals if it is true…
    Sometimes better safe than sorry…

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  • Roy:

    Now time to watch neighbourhood clinics got more or less people waiting c doctor?

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  • Great divide:

    Covid has put into focus the great divide in our society.
    One group has survive well and even proper while the other group is badly affected by it. Especially the poor ,underempolyed and the elderly.
    At this junction, it is wise to do more for the second group.
    Although there is some measure taken, it is insufficient.
    Too little too late.
    Policy makers should spend more time on the ground to understand the real situation and make better decision to ensure common prosperity for all.
    Then it will be a truly happy National Day for all…

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  • Awakened:

    The opposition should continue highlighting the problems but do not provide the solutions as PAPigs will plagiarised the solutions. Instead, offer Sinkies what you will do. What you will offer? If PAPigs ask, how programs and policies are to be finance, we will implement them when elected. There is no need to always bite into their rhetorical traps. The question is what can the opposition offer. Plenty which the PAPigs now have a track record of NOT offering.

    Give Singaporeans a better offer. And provide a viable economic future. In this regard, opposition need to work with the broader ASEAN partners to justify an future economic policy when elected as MPs. Mun Wai has a track record of asking tough questions. The rest need to make economic cooperation with the larger ASEAN. Only then viable change can happen. Don`t simply fix the PAPigs shit; offer a new vision.

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  • Awakened:

    The trouble we have is that we have a high national debt over the last 2 decades which has resulted in us having to introduce a slew of ever rising cost in the form of taxes: water, S&CC, GST and further increase, property tax increase, ERP increases, COE increases, etc..

    All these increases will continue to mitigate national debt and losses. The debt is contained internally as we do not take foreign loans. But the problem is Sinkies will have to fork out; that`s why many Sinkies can retire well. Many Sinkies have to work till past sixties. Sinkies have to pay for these ever increasing BTO flat prices to make up for the national debt they owe from national losses. That`s why they CPF rates are low and continue to be low.

    Sinkieland is a tiny invisible island state that cannot afford this national debt. So the people pay and this goes on every other year, there is an increase. The government makes a lot of money from the BTO flats alone from land cost. Sinkies will continue to pay. Other countries borrow internally and can survive because they create economies such as Japan. We are not like Japan. So our govie milk us for all their mistakes with laying us with expensive policies. We need to restore check and balances in parliament urgently because younger brother and sister have already called out something is not right for a long time. It`s time to improve parliament and thereafter slow changes and result in better outcomes for all Sinkies. Poltiical apathy is very expensive you know. Every Sinkie pays for his or her political apathy. Literally through govie`s ever increasingly bad policies making Sinkies pay more and more and brushing ever increasing cost with rising inflation when they are the direct cause of rising inflation.

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  • xoxo:

    Btw,A Dignified National Day to all Sg Nationals even if its an unhappy one.
    Strange to hear the FOREIGN-educated $cholar-gahmen keep telling sgs that Sg needs more FTs when our UNIVERSITIES like NUS N NTU RANKED MUCH HIGHER than those that even ang moh FTs come from?!
    Even the hyped IIM AHMEDABAD of India is ranked WAY BELOW NUS N NTU!
    IIM ranked at 62 compared to NUS at 11 and NTU at 19.
    Even many of our $cholars hail from FOREIGN universities of lower ranking than NUS N NTU!!!

    So,WHAT *FOREIGN* talents are the PM N other minister$ talking about?
    Maybe if THESE FTs were to COMPETE FOR PLA ES in our LOCAL UNIVERSITIES,they cannot even obtain entry!

    So,what kind of FTs the LHL GOVT KEEPS DUMPING G HERE to REPLACE SGS?
    NO WONDER NATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY IS STUBBORNLY LOW.
    THE REPLACED LOCAL GRADUATES ARE PEDDLING AROUND THE ISLAND *DELIVERING FOOD N DRINKS* to FTs ,probably.

    WELL DONE PM LEE!
    No worries,OUR LOCAL TALENTS WILL LISTEN TO YOU BY CYCLING AROUND SG N *CHASING THAT RAINBOW…*
    HAVE A *HAPPY-HOUR’$* NATIONAL DAY!

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  • xoxo:

    Oh yes,we forgot.
    After that Indian-woman FT working at reputable A*STAR was found to have FAKED DEGREEs,our FOREIGN-schooled gahmen came out to say ,*Degrees do not matter,SKILLS count more…*,blah,blah n BLAH!!!

    So,how do we know ORDINARY LOCALS are lesser skilled compared to OUR EXPENSIVE $CHOLARS?!!!

    B$ N MORE B$!

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    Dismal Q2 economy results announced only after ND. Same-same pappies tricks, hor. Recall the Hep C fiasco at SGH kept from public until after GE2015 – for 6 months never alert the public of possible outbreak prior to the GE.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    How to be happy when our galaxy highest paid political leaders telling us, year in year out, of metaphorical storm, dark clouds, dome days etc. There was never a year that the country can expect some sunny days!

    I wonder how those countries with real typhoon, tsunami, earthquake, etc. faced these calamity! Some more, these countries’ leaders earning one-fifth or less than our leaders’.

    Further our metaphorical calamities are man-made, mainly by the PAP. All can be controlled!

    Remember we have had a general election held in the midst of Covid pandemic! Just so the PAP could held the citizen at ransom.

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  • A natiion betrayed & cheated:

    Theres nothing to celebrate this ND.
    all the problems are growing more serious and folks are getting poorerand angrier.
    Yesterdays ST article reported more sgs becoming homeless thro losing jobs and unable to pay rents or keep their homes.
    The new homeless are in the 30-40yos.
    How sad and devastating is that?.
    So all this ND festivities are just hypocritical propaganda!
    Just walk around and look up at hdb blocks –most not flying the NDflag..except blks by the roadside, the CC decorated to the full.
    Makes me wanna laugh!

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  • JV:

    A natiion betrayed & cheated: IIM AHMEDABAD of India

    You`re spot on there! The PAPigs have definitively betrayed Sinkies.

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  • JV:

    Simple things oppies can offer Singaporeans is say we will give Singaporeans freedom of speech and expression. No oppies have said this.

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  • Ahgong's Disaster a.k.a. ....:

    An Emperor Dowager, their military oligarchy, and their sovereign wealth draining the CPF reservoir to fund crony-capitalist trickle-down economics. None so happy in the whole world as a Pappy aristocrap creature.

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  • Enlightened X:

    The PAP is not the solution to our problem. The PAP is the problem.

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  • My Lord:

    ”’But some of them when they come in, they think that they are blessing the Singaporeans and they act as if we should be very pleased that they are here. I met some of them when I was a Member of Parliament. They talk as if we owe them”’ George Yeo
    https://sg.yahoo.com/news/pap-aljunied-2011-ge-musings-george-yeo-130537299.html
    So we have it from the horses’ mouth.

    idontbelieveinccpbs:
    Mostly attended by foreigners, PRs and new citizens.

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