Saturday, February 23, 2019

Sloppy Response to NS Men's Deaths by the Prime Minister

PM Lee finally Speaks Up About Aloysius Pang’s Passing 3 weeks after Aloysius Pang’s death, not verbally but in Facebook post, which is unacceptable given that he sat through the whole Parliament proceedings that discussed about all 4 deaths over the last 17 months.

He showed no urgency to even stand up and say a few words of condolences to those who lost their lives prematurely, during that Parliamentary session.

In fact, during that 17 months, there were 9 NS men deaths. But they discounted those deaths from suicide and exhaustion, focusing on only training accident.

This lack of response, or procrastination by the prime minister is a Hallmark of his PMship, mainly out of fear or shame, and most likely out of indecisiveness.

You will never see the take-the-lead attitude of Theresa May, or unwavering decisiveness of Donald Trump, from this mediocre personality. But he's paying himself millions, many times more than Trump and May, for his sloppy work and lacklustre character.

When Malaysian boats intruded, we heard nothing from the PM in Parliament either. He left it to his lackeys to do talking.

It was on 31st December during the New Year speech that he mentioned about problems with Malaysia and other countries. About two months after the first intrusion.

Many angry Singaporeans are taking to social media to voice their unhappiness.

Like this forum topic:

So Many NSmen died, Defense Minister should resign.

And this Youtube video:

Here is some details from on his Facebook's response to Aloysius Pang's death.

PM Lee gave his take on the recent Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) training-related deaths that have caused distress among many Singaporeans.

 In his Facebook post, PM Lee assures Singaporeans that the SAF treats safety very seriously, and repeated Minister Ng Eng Hen’s promise to strive for 0 training fatalities. Here’s his post in full, we also break it down for you after the jump. Incidents are “very painful”.

Mr Lee started his post by touching on the recent training incidents that have caused “precious lives” to be lost, and how this has affected all Singaporeans.
Describing these incidents as “very painful”, he notes how “heartbreaking” these must have been to Singaporeans, especially for the families involved.

 He also acknowledged that when this occurs to a public figure like Mr Pang, the “emotional impact is greater, and the loss is even harder to take”. SAF places “enormous emphasis” on training safety Despite recent incidents, PM Lee wrote in his post that the SAF places “enormous emphasis” on training safety.

 According to PM Lee, after every fatal accident, the SAF carries out investigations to identify the cause of the incident. And when causes are identified, the SAF takes steps to improve its processes to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future. Even though having 0 fatalities sounds like it might be impossible, PM Lee hopes that the SAF will strive towards it, because “every life is precious”. PM Lee draws on his personal experience as a commander in the SAF.

 PM Lee then went on to speak about his personal experience. During his early days as a unit commander, he was responsible for his men’s training, safety and welfare. This, to him, was similar to “standing in” for his servicemen’s parents. Then, when he served on the General Staff, PM Lee was directly involved in the aftermath of SAF training incidents.

 In his words, some of his responsibilities included:

  • Deciding what needed to be fixed 
  • Deciding if anyone should be punished  
  • What the SAF should continue doing and what it should stop. 
  • How to account to the bereaved families 
  • How to keep servicemen safe while fulfilling the SAF’s mission. 

 Now as Singapore’s PM, he believes that he’s staffed the Ministry of Defence with competent leaders capable of answering to the Singaporean public whenever an accident occurs. This, in his opinion, is important for the SAF to maintain public confidence and support. In his words, I can therefore assure you that i and the SAF leadership take safety with utmost seriousness. It was so when I was there, and I am confident it is even more so today. “We cannot outsource our security and defence“

 Moving on, PM Lee once again reiteratedthe importance of having a capable defence force. Despite the tragic incidents of late, the SAF must continue training and realising its operational obligations. That’s because We cannot outsource our security and defence to anyone else.

 According to him, we have a “strong and well-trained” defence force to thank for the peace, security, and good international ties that we enjoy today. PM Lee hopes S’poreans can see things in perspective.

 In conclusion, PM Lee took the opportunity to thank Singaporeans for their support towards the SAF, and in particular our national service. He hopes that Singaporeans will be able to see things in perspective the next time “something goes wrong”.

 Even though we shouldn’t ignore the SAF’s imperfections, we should not forget the SAF’s progress over the years, and the vital part it plays in keeping our country safe.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

So Is The PAP Bribing the People with $300?

In his own words, PAP leader Chan Chun Sing claimed that giving $300 to Singaporeans is tantamount to giving bribes.

That is exactly what his govt is doing now in the latest annual budget day announcement by Heng Swee Keat, the so-called Finance Minister.

Chan repeatedly put words in the mouths of Singaporeans by insisting that Singaporeans are not so easily bribed. So much for the legalization of corruption here.

Not surprisingly, he mentioned nothing about the massive bribes he is getting in the form of exorbitant salary payment never seen before in world history.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Had Your MP Ever Spoken For You in Parliament?

The title of the above video is, VOTE THEM OUT: PAP MP's Do Not Speaks For You in Parliament.

This is really a no-brainer title as we know these MPs are mediocre Yes-men. They were specially selected and approved by the failing dictator himself. They owe him a lifetime of success. He is their God of Fortune.

Why would they want to speak for a bunch of hopeless people called Singaporeans, unless asked by their God of Fortune to do so? How and what can these people benefit the MP if he speak for them? Nothing.

But the people have their all important "votes"? You may ask.

Wrong! Their votes don't matter at all. Read why your vote doesn't matter  anymore, 5 articles below.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Why is PM Lee elevating Leong Sze Hian to oppie Sainthood?

From obscurity to fame and possibly a key opposition figure in the coming general election, thanks to the redundant PM Lee effort in reading every blog post that criticized him, probably with the help of some Pap lackeys.

Blogger Leong became a star overnight by the unwitting action of a sickly and failing Prime Minister.

 Singaporean blogger Leong, is fighting back after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sued him for defamation for sharing an article on Facebook linking the leader to a corruption scandal.

Observers say the government is increasingly targeting online criticism – the case against blogger Leong Sze Hian comes the same month the editor of a news portal was charged with defamation.

 The prime minister lodged the defamation suit against Leong earlier in December for posting on his Facebook page a link to an article alleging that Lee was the target of an investigation in neighbouring Malaysia over the scandal at sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.

 Lee said the article, originally published by a Malaysian news portal, was false and without basis and that Leong had reposted the link to smear his reputation.

 The article, titled “Breaking News: Singapore Lee Hsien Loong Becomes 1MDB’s Key Investigation Target — Najib Signed Several Unfair Agreements with Hsien Loong In Exchange for Money Laundering”, was sourced from another blog, States Times Review.

 States Times Review describes itself as “formerly a Singapore news media based in Australia” and now “a personal blog in response to Singapore's latest censorship laws”.

Singapore was the first country to legally act on the 1MDB saga. It has fined eight banks and convicted four people linked to the Malaysian fund since its investigations began in 2015.

In September, a Singapore court also ordered the return of some S$15.3 million (RM46.3 million) misappropriated from 1MDB to Malaysia. Malaysia’s former leader Najib Razak and his cronies are accused of having stolen billions of dollars from 1MDB in an audacious fraud that spanned the globe. Najib has been charged but denies wrongdoing.     

Leong, a regular critic of government policies, has now lodged a countersuit against Lee for alleged abuse of the court system. “The predominant purpose of the claim is the use of the legal process to chill freedom of expression in Singapore,” said Leong in his suit, which was posted on Facebook on Wednesday along with details of his defence.   

He said all he had done was to make the article available on his Facebook page “without embellishment or comment” for less than three days. Leong launched a crowdfunding campaign earlier this week aimed at raising S$10,000 (US$7,280) towards his legal fees – a fund to which Lee Hsien Yang, the prime minister’s younger brother, said he had donated a “meaningful sum”, according to local news website Today. 

When asked why he had donated, Lee Hsien Yang reportedly replied: “surely it needs no explanation?” 

Singapore’s Prime Minister and his two siblings, the children of the city state’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew, have quarrelled bitterly over the fate of their parents’ bungalow. 

The Prime Minister’s siblings claim their father always wanted his house to be torn down after his death, but a ministerial committee has been studying future options for the house, including preserving it partially or completely. 

Ruling People’s Action Party, co-founded by Lee, held key meetings in the basement of the property in the 1950s.   

Amid the feud, Lee Hsien Yang’s son, Harvard academic Li Shengwu, made a Facebook post that resulted in the Attorney General’s Chambers in Singapore launching contempt of court proceedings against him last year. 

  Earlier this month, Terry Xu, editor of Singapore news site The Online Citizen, was charged with defamation for publishing a letter that alleged corruption among the city state’s leaders.   

Singapore is regularly ranked among the world’s least corrupt countries and its leaders are sensitive to accusations of corruption. With Singapore’s media scene dominated by pro-government publications, criticism of the authorities is mostly expressed online. 
Phil Robertson, Asia's deputy director   of Human Rights Watch, which has been critical of Singapore's laws limiting critical speech and peaceful assembly, said the Singapore government was engaged in bullying tactics against STR.

"If a story is inaccurate, Singapore should refute it with facts, not shoot the messenger. Actions like these show that when it comes to media freedom, Singapore is no better than repressive regimes like Vietnam or Laos," Robertson said. 

Friday, February 8, 2019

Why is Singapore the Richest Country in Asia?

You can watch this angmo video with a critical mind, taking notes of the truths and the lies.

Otherwise, you may just treat it as a holiday treat if you have nothing else to do during this Chinese New year holiday period.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Best Speech Ever Made at Hong Lim Park

This speech by Brad Bowyer is the best I have heard at Hong Lim Park

He touched on the following topics:

1. The unacceptable level of income inequality in Singapore.

2. Tweaking the Rule of Law to advance govt agenda.

3. Making Singaporeans relevant and not simply replacing them with foreign talents.

4. Freedom of Speech.

5. Destruction of local Talents.