Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 20:59:57 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Fri, May 29 2009 11:59 am
Subject: PM spoke in parliament…A big disappointment for those who expect him to be an on-the-ball PM… ! NO jobs created to help the unemployed …NO help to prevent business failures !
According to PM Lee, The GDP has shrunk 10% last year,…..it will sink
further by 9% (magic figure) this year...companies have suffered
severe loss of business...they received NO new orders for goods from
June 2009. This is serious...and very bad news for Singaporeans
Apparently, PM Lee asked EDB, MTI and the Union.... They did not give
him the bad news. The people in USA, Europe and Japan will not be
buying goods from us soon.
Any fools would know this fact,.... need he to ask !?
Singapore is like Japan, its economy depends mainly on the export of
goods and services. Japan has suffered a whopping loss of 45% in
export...and economic experts predicted, Japan would see a further
drop in export orders..in the next 2 years.
Companies in Singapore will suffer similar loss of business...in the
coming months. More business will be closed and more workers will be
So far, PM Lee has done NOTHING positive... to create new jobs for
Singaporeans...has no clue at all ...to turn the economy around.
His excuse ..."It's not just Singapore, but all countries have been
hit. Even large economies with big domestic markets - Germany, Japan -
are expected...". We don't need the PM to give
excuses. We expect the PM to be pro-active, like Obama. (who is paid
What is PM doing....apart from giving excuses for his inaction ?
Crisis management team! Yes. A Crisis Management Team(CMT) was from,
led by FM ...and he called them the champion crisis managers !
So far, what has the crisis managers done to create jobs since Jan
2009. ZERO. Has the crisis managers done anything to prevent our
business from going bankrupt..since Jan 2009. Again ZERO.
Repeat,...What is our PM doing....apart from giving excuses for his
From: "Zai Zai"
Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 04:23:32 GMT
Local: Fri, May 29 2009 12:23 pm
PM said this is new to him too, so please be paitence with him. His daddy
told him he is not going to interfere, because he need to fend for himself
and would be a good expereince for him, although his daddy is still
receiving multimillion salary from the state. He is still not going to help
his son because he believe this is a very good experience for him to learn
from, of course you people will just need to bear with his son. Old man
believe very strongly that his son will rise from this economic turmoil and
be like him full of experience and stronger to face more problems and
turmoils ahead. There is no one medicine that can cure all illnesses, like
your body, it will slowly build up immunity for each illness it had gone
through. Similarly, if you people do not support his son in this difficult
time, when one organ fails the entire body will soon die. So, MM advise for
all of you is, you have no choice but to stand together, otherwise you are
free to leave this country, we can easily replace you and there are many
waiting inline to take over and willing to join the rank and support his
son. So, if you're not with us then you're against us and we would strongly
advise you to packup your bags and leave.
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 21:42:25 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Fri, May 29 2009 12:42 pm
This is a case whereby the previous rules for success had become
Singapore was successful based on the MNC, High-Tech, Manufacturing,
and some Service areas like SIA.
How, MNCs moved to other more attractive area; High-Tech had mature
and companies like Creative are stagnant. Manfucaturing had migrated
to much lower cost regions, e.g. China. One of the government major
lapse was ignoring the local SMEs, now they back paddle but it is too
little, too late. Too much dependency on MNC formula; so when they
move out, a vacuum is left behind.
Singapore can move to Education, Health Care, Hospitality industries;
But in terms of Service attitudes of its citizens, there need to be a
major mindset change. Alot of Singaporeans only know how to receive
good service. But they themselves will not know how to provide good
service. As such our Service industries such as those in the Nursing
homes are staffed by foreigners.
Areas Singapore can go into Water Management, Renewable Energy, City
Management/Planning (for other countries), Biomedical, Robotics (not
sure, may be further away), eGoverment (for other countries, if they
wish to adopt Singapore's forumulas).
One area is Branding Singapore to be high Fashion / LifeStyle - So it
can command a higher premium like French / Italian designers; or Japan/
Korean movie industries.
Another area is the Elder Care - It is something that Singapore need
and if it an tackle the problem properly, it can turn it into a
profitable enterprise (local and overseas).
From: Dalai Baru
Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 15:16:02 +0800
Local: Fri, May 29 2009 3:16 pm
He only needs to take care of his chummies....... fuck others
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More options May 30, 7:58 am
Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 16:58:45 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Sat, May 30 2009 7:58 am
On May 29, 12:23 pm, "Zai Zai"
> So, MM advise for
> all of you is, you have no choice but to stand together,..
Singapore is NOT being invaded by Malaysia or Indonesia
when every one should forget about politics and stand together
to defend our nation.
Singapore face crisis because PM Lee is not doing
anything positive...to create jobs, to help business survive.
Instead, PM Lee is changing the political system in Singapore..
PM Lee is neglecting his role as PM ....ie to create jobs
for poor unemployed Singaporean.
He deserve to be criticised...If he is unable to be an
effective PM, then he should step down and let others
do the job.
> Another area is the Elder Care - It is something that Singapore need
> and if it an tackle the problem properly, it can turn it into a
> profitable enterprise (local and overseas).
You are right. There are other ways to create jobs for
the people..than what we are doing now.
Just look at how high labour cost nations survived the
competition from China...or to see how Hong Kong
can survive better than us.
It is necessary to re-tooled our economic structures...
get down to do the basics...
In order to do so, PM Lee MUST take the lead...
not just pass the buck ...to a "Crisis Management