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Henry Thia to star as Khaw Boon Wan in Khaw Boon Wan: The Musical

Henry Thia to star as Khaw Boon Wan in Khaw Boon Wan: The Musical

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Musical is based on a half-true story about a Singaporean politician who made good by committing hara-kiri.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life who like to watch political theatre can now look forward to a brand new musical production, Khaw Boon Wan: The Musical.

Based on a true story, the show would chart the life story of Minister Khaw Boon Wan, which is a tale of resilience as it strives to portray how a politician refused to bow to public pressure to kill himself.

However, some details of the plot had to be changed to make it more palatable for a paying audience.

Composer and director of the musical, Prick Lee, who has helmed award-winning shows such as French Fries Paradise, said: “We had to embellish the ending though. If we remember correctly, the true story somewhat ended on a low note: The politician didn’t commit suicide.”

“We tried out the pilot run for the show where the politician lived and it failed badly with the test audience. They feedback that the ending was a letdown as the politician lived to tell the tale.”

“So, for this musical, we not only made sure the politician commit hara-kiri on stage by falling on a knife to bring the story to its logical conclusion, the plot has the politician kill himself live on YouTube to a streaming audience worldwide who get to witness the viral demise first-hand.”

“It will bring the audience to a cathartic ending, so people who pay $120 and upwards for a ticket will leave the theatre feeling like they got something positive out of the experience.”

Critics have submitted advance praise for the musical. Calling it “painfully cutting (pun intended)”, they singled out lead actor Henry Thia, a.k.a. Hui Ge, for his career-defining role as Minister Khaw.

Thia, speaking to the media, said: “This has got to be one of the toughest roles in my life. I had to constantly override my human nature to be good and beneficial to others and focus on being a politician.”

“Being an actor, I only had to act. But being a politician meant I had to act like my life depended on it. It’s not easy even for a professional actor like me.”

“Moreover, I had to learn to say things with a straight face, lie with my eyes open and train my body to physically portray the cognitive dissonance that is going on in my mind whenever I speak.”

“For example, I had to say things like, ‘People need to hara-kiri for lapses’ and then proceed not to commit suicide.”

“My years in showbiz didn’t even prepare me to be 10 percent politician.”

Audiences were also full of praise from the matinee preview.

One audience member, Kwa Teo Kwee, said: “It’s almost as if I am watching Khaw Boon Wan on stage for a minute there.”

“The resemblance is uncanny.”

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans urge Henry Thia to differentiate himself from Khaw Boon Wan

S’poreans urge Henry Thia to differentiate himself from Khaw Boon Wan

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Not nice to be mistaken and asked to commit hara-kiri all the time.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life who have the welfare of others in their hearts, have come out to urge local actor Henry Thia to find ways to differentiate himself from National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan.

This after the local actor, who is also known as Hui Ge, bears an uncanny resemblance to Minister Khaw who has been put on 24-hour suicide watch surveillance and with many Singaporeans encouraging him to commit suicide.

One Singaporean, See Baey Suay, said: “This is really for his own good.”

“Henry Thia is an innocent party. I wouldn’t feel good being mistaken for Khaw Boon Wan all the time and people approaching me out of the blue to ask me to commit suicide.”

However, other Singaporeans said this might be a blessing in disguise.

Kee Zho Hee, another local, said: “Maybe this just might all be a good thing. It could very well be Khaw Boon Wan’s exit from politics.”

“He can join show biz and be Hui Ge’s double.”

“Since they are both professionally hilarious.”

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans notice Khaw Boon Wan still alive

S’poreans notice Khaw Boon Wan still alive

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This is characteristic of PAP’s “say one thing, do another thing” behaviour.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life who are attentive to current affairs have noted down in their dairies that National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan is still alive.

This after Minister Khaw should have ended his own life when it was discovered that a Citizens’ Consultative Committees chairman from Admiralty CCC, which comes under the purview of the minister as he is the MP for Sembawang GRC, was found by the Auditor-General’s Office to have approved his own claims totalling S$114,767, in some instances, without supporting documents.

This has caused Singaporeans to come out to say that Minister’s inaction in the face of such glaring lapses is actually characteristic of PAP in general.

One Singaporean, Qu Zhi Sha, said: “As a proponent of hara-kiri as a way of atonement and taking responsibility for lapses, Minister Khaw should have just gone ahead with it without delay.”

“Is it really so difficult for PAP leaders to lead by example?”

“However, we all can tell that this is characteristic of them. They like to say one thing and do another.”

“For example, they like to tell Singaporeans to raise productivity. But do PAP MPs raise their own productivity?”

“And they like to tell Singaporeans to be more comfortable with competition from foreigners. But do PAP MPs face competition from foreigners too?”

“The last time I checked, only Singaporeans are allowed to run for parliament.”

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans put Khaw Boon Wan on 24-hour suicide watch surveillance

S’poreans put Khaw Boon Wan on 24-hour suicide watch surveillance

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They wait with bated breath.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who believe in taking responsibility for one’s lapses, are waiting with bated breath for National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan to perform hara-kiri.

This after a Citizens’ Consultative Committees chairman from Admiralty CCC was found by the Auditor-General’s Office to have approved his own claims totalling S$114,767, in some instances, without supporting documents.

The grassroots leader comes under the purview of Khaw Boon Wan as he is the MP for Sembawang GRC.

One Singaporean, Mai Tu Leow, said Minister Khaw has no choice but to commit hara-kiri now: “Wasn’t he the one who said people who caused lapses to occur must commit suicide via hara-kiri as a matter of atonement and accepting responsibility for failure?”

“We should put him on 24-hour suicide watch surveillance then.”

Other Singaporeans said they are willing to sponsor the sword.

Another local, Pah Lang Toh, said adhering to the hara-kiri tradition is necessary to uphold moral values in Singapore: “Now, now, now, now, now, now.”

“And why no other ministers come out and say this is ‘fraud’ and ‘criminal activity’? Where is all the jumping up and down proclaiming righteous indignation?”

 

 

 

 

 





Khaw Boon Wan to stay in HDB flat for 5 years as part of National Service call-up

Khaw Boon Wan to stay in HDB flat for 5 years as part of National Service call-up

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Lower-income heartland Singaporeans look forward to mingling with him.

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A National Service call-up notification alert has been sent National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan.

This after he said on MediaCorp’s Chinese-language station Capital 95.8FM for a live radio talk show on June 23, 2015, that staying in a HDB flat for five years is like males serving NS for two years, which will help nation-building and interaction with the community.

Singaporeans from all walks of life, particularly those who have served NS for two years and who are staying in HDB flats all their lives, said they are excited to hear this news.

One Singaporean, Cheng Hu Chu, said: “I have been serving NS my whole life. In fact, I have served NS twice: Once when I enlisted when I was 18 years old and since young I have been staying in a HDB flat ever since.”

“So that means I’ve done my reservist training twice also, in this case.”

“It is great to see ministers move into HDB flats and serve NS with regular Singaporeans side-by-side and interact with the community.”

“Or else, ministers will not understand what commoners go through in their daily lives because Bukit Timah bungalows don’t offer this kind of perspectives.”

“I hope to see more PAP ministers go for NS soon, in particular, Lee Hsien Loong.”

 

 

 

 

 





Khaw Boon Wan receives National Service call-up, to stay in HDB flat for 5 years

Khaw Boon Wan receives National Service call-up, to stay in HDB flat for 5 years

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This will help him mingle with lower-income heartland Singaporeans.

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National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan has received his National Service call-up notification.

This after he said on MediaCorp’s Chinese-language station Capital 95.8FM for a live radio talk show on June 23, 2015, that staying in a HDB flat for five years is like males serving NS for two years, which will help nation-building and interaction with the community.

Singaporeans from all walks of life, particularly those who have served NS for two years and who are staying in HDB flats all their lives, said they are excited to hear this news.

One Singaporean, Cheng Hu Chu, said: “I have been serving NS my whole life. In fact, I have served NS twice: Once when I enlisted when I was 18 years old and since young I have been staying in a HDB flat ever since.”

“So that means I’ve done my reservist training twice also, in this case.”

“It is great to see ministers move into HDB flats and serve NS with regular Singaporeans side-by-side and interact with the community.”

“Or else, ministers will not understand what commoners go through in their daily lives because Bukit Timah bungalows don’t offer this kind of perspectives.”

“I hope to see more PAP ministers go for NS soon, in particular, Lee Hsien Loong.”

 

Khaw Boon Wan is an excellent speaker:

S’poreans agree with Khaw Boon Wan: ‘We can’t remember the last time anyone used religion to make money’

Numerous PAP MPs put on 24-hour suicide watch after Khaw Boon Wan said commit suicide because of lapses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Khaw knows best: PAP calls Workers’ Party ‘arrogant’ because it takes one to know one

Khaw knows best: PAP calls Workers’ Party ‘arrogant’ because it takes one to know one

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PAP also said Workers’ Party is “in denial”.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who believe that it takes one to know one, said kudos to the PAP for finally acknowledging that their own party is “arrogant” and “in denial”.

This after National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said in parliament after a two-day debate in February on the audit findings on Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) that the Workers’ Party is “arrogant” and “in denial”.

One Singaporean, Hen Xiao Zhang, said it definitely takes one to know one: “I applaud Minister Khaw’s efforts to recognise the attributes of the PAP and publicly admit that his own party is a terrible front-facing party to begin with.”

“It is only in that spirit he can criticise others.”

Other Singaporeans said double standards aside, it is hard for anyone to be open in parliament if everyone really thinks about it.

Another Singaporean, Zhao Jing Zi, said any attempts at holding up the mirror and taking a good hard look at oneself is necessary from time to time, especially with the next General Election coming up: “It is very difficult to tell other people to be accountable when you yourself is not very accountable and open to criticism and debate.”

“Do you remember the debate about CPF, casinos or sovereign wealth funds?”

“No, me neither. Because there was none.”

 

 

 

 

 





Only PAP has the right to call WP ‘arrogant’ because it takes one to know one

Only PAP has the right to call WP ‘arrogant’ because it takes one to know one

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PAP also said Workers’ Party is “in denial”.

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Nodding their heads in collective agreement and giving a thumbs for being so forthcoming, Singaporeans from all walks of life said kudos to the PAP for finally acknowledging that their own party is “arrogant” and “in denial”.

This after National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said in parliament after the two-day debate on the audit findings on Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) that the Workers’ Party is “arrogant” and “in denial”.

One Singaporean, Hen Xiao Zhang, said it definitely takes one to know one: “I applaud Minister Khaw’s efforts to recognise the attributes of the PAP and publicly admit that his own party is a terrible front-facing party to begin with.”

“It is only in that spirit he can criticise others.”

Other Singaporeans said double standards aside, it is hard for anyone to be open in parliament if everyone really thinks about it.

Another Singaporean, Zhao Jing Zi, said any attempts at holding up the mirror and taking a good hard look at oneself is necessary from time to time, especially with the next General Election coming up: “It is very difficult to tell other people to be accountable when you yourself is not very accountable and open to criticism and debate.”

“Do you remember the debate about CPF, casinos or sovereign wealth funds?”

“No, me neither. Because there was none.”

 

PAP fails to keep Workers’ Party in check despite 50 years of continuous rule

S’poreans agree with Khaw Boon Wan: ‘We can’t remember the last time anyone used religion to make money’

Numerous PAP MPs put on 24-hour suicide watch after Khaw Boon Wan said commit suicide because of lapses

 

 

 

 

 





Numerous PAP MPs put on 24-hour suicide watch after Khaw Boon Wan said commit suicide because of lapses

Numerous PAP MPs put on 24-hour suicide watch after Khaw Boon Wan said commit suicide because of lapses

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Quite a number of PAP MPs expected to take their own lives.

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Unable to stand incompetent overpaid dead weights who cannot do their jobs properly as required, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan told parliament on Feb. 12, 2015 that MPs who caused lapses to occur must commit suicide via hara-kiri, as a matter of atonement and accepting responsibility for failure.

Following his speech in Parliament, security staff were seen rushing to put a number of PAP MPs deemed to be of the greatest threat to themselves on 24-hour suicide watch surveillance.

Several of these MPs expected to take their own lives include ex-Home Affairs minister Wong Kan Seng, Minister of State Desmond Lee, Vivian Balakrishnan and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

This is followed by Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew, ex-National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan, Minister for Communications Yaacob Ibrahim and also Khaw Boon Wan himself, as a result of the recent Sengkang columbarium oversight.

Khaw’s demand in parliament for self-immolation has caused the Elections Department to update the electoral roll, in preparation for by-elections as and when MPs start passing away.

Singaporeans who heard of Khaw’s self-sacrificial suggestion, said they fully agree and can come up with at least 40 to 50 names from PAP off the top of their heads who should end their own lives unconditionally and immediately.

Qu Zi Sha, a local, said there was no doubt that out of the whole Cabinet, only Finance Minister and overall statesman Tharman Shanmugaratnam can spare his own life: “I believe the first few to go are the Minister in charge of transport and that guy who was responsible for letting Mas Selamat run away.”

“This is followed by a host of others, including but not limited to Seng Han Thong, Lim Swee Say and eventually, Tin Pei Ling.”

“Ya, Tin Pei Ling is not even important enough to be tasked to do anything important, let alone commit lapses.”

“But that’s the point. She should just go. She’s just making up the numbers.”

 

Khaw Boon Wan got amnesia:

S’poreans agree with Khaw Boon Wan: ‘We can’t remember the last time anyone used religion to make money’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans to Khaw Boon Wan: ‘We don’t remember when anyone used religion to make money’

S’poreans to Khaw Boon Wan: ‘We don’t remember when anyone used religion to make money’

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That’s just unthinkable, Singaporeans say.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, especially those in Sengkang Fernvale, are nodding their heads vigorously and agreeing with Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan.

This after Minister Khaw said in parliament on Jan. 29, 2015, regarding the Fernvale columbarium, that it is unthinkable for anyone to use religion for a profit motive:

“For example, for 20-odd years, we would never have thought that a for-profit company would participate in a non-profit making venture like building a Chinese temple. But, of course, in this instance… the motivations are very different.”

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“And because temples or churches are non-profit making, we just assumed that (for-profit) making companies will not be taking part in a non-profit making venture. So that was how things cropped up.”

Singaporeans who heard this statement, said they, like Minister Khaw, cannot recall when was the last time anyone in Singapore would build a commercial building that was also used for religion and to make money from rental.

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One Singaporean, Mei Li Yew, said: “There hasn’t been any high profile cases recently or at all. Don’t think I can remember any. Nope.”

“I’m really racking my brains. But nope, still can’t think of one single incident.”

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Another local, Shang Fa Ting, said he too has trouble trying to come up with another example where religion has somehow been linked to wealth: “It has never occurred to me that religion will be used for a profit motive. I don’t think this kind of thing has ever happened in Singapore before.”

“There hasn’t been any past cases in recent memory that serves as a case study. So, it is definitely just an innocuous oversight on the part of the Ministry of National Development and their tender process that needs a re-look, maybe a minor tweak here or there.”

“Moreover, human nature generally is not greedy. Religion and money have never been known to mix. So no big deal.”

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Other Singaporeans who are putting their heads together to bring at least one counter example to mind, said they have given up trying because the process of recollection is simply exhausting and there are no incidents to recall: “We really can’t remember. In the last 20 years, definitely nothing.”

“Was there any church that happened to be involved in some incident where there was a scandal involving money?”

“In the last two to three years, mmm… think I’m getting something… Nah, nothing.”

“Sorry.”