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S’poreans react to PAP Lawrence Wong launching personal attack on SDP Chee Soon Juan on TV

S’poreans react to PAP Lawrence Wong launching personal attack on SDP Chee Soon Juan on TV

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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PAP minister Lawrence Wong launched a personal attack on SDP’s Chee Soon Juan during a televised Channel News Asia policy forum debate on Sept. 1, 2015, featuring various political party representatives.

According to Chee, Wong cited a matter that happened 20 years ago as a way to continue the PAP’s tactic of character-assassination.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “At least Chee Soon Juan is happily married and not a divorcee.”
Lee Hun, 45-year-old marriage counsellor

 

sian-half-uncle “I would watch a debate where various politicians personally attacked one another for one hour straight as it will allow me to better know who I am voting for.”
Jiang Bie Ren, 62-year-old undercover police

 

happy-bird-girl “Once again, the PAP prove they don’t need a credible opposition to discredit them.”
Mei Xin Xing, 19-year-old faith healer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











Medical device invented to alleviate heavy hearts

Medical device invented to alleviate heavy hearts

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A revolutionary medical device has been invented to reduce the symptoms found in Acute Cardiac Inflammatory Disease (ACID), which includes a “heavy” feeling in one’s heart and is aggravated with increased use of the social media. Other symptoms include an inability to take criticism, different opinions, jokes, a delusion of self-importance and a tendency to politicise everything.

“After years of investigation we found that ACID only affects PAP politicians and hardcore opposition supporters,” said Yeh Tak Chek, leader of the medical development team at the National University of Singapore.

“I read the note written by Lawrence Wong (Senior Minister of State for Education and Information, Communications and the Arts) and it showed all the classic symptoms of ACID. I’m not sure if he realises it, but the more he spends time online talking to people who aren’t scared shit about facing repercussions for giving honest feedback, the worse his symptoms will get,” he said.

The earliest records of ACID date back to 1324 AD when Sang Nila Utama named the island Singapura after spotting an animal that looked like a lion. When one of his servants pointed out that it was likely to be a tiger, and not a lion, the Srivijayan prince promptly fed him to the animal, ending all disputes.

“That was one of the earlier strains of ACID,” said Yeh. “The disease used to spark terrible bouts of anger and violence. Like the feeling you get after stubbing your toe against the table leg. But the bacteria has since evolved into a milder version, which causes extended periods of moping and melodrama about the state of the nation.”

The device has not been released for commercial production yet, but is already in the beta testing stage. Researchers noted that the side effects of the treatment include growing bigger balls and having thicker skin.

“We encourage all PAP politicians actively using the social media to promote the national conversation, to go for treatment as soon as possible,” said Sing Zhang Bing, a spokesperson from the Health Promotion Board.

“God knows what would happen to them when people actually start being honest. If all the politicians spend their days moping around after every negative comment, we’d get nothing done in parliament,” she said.

For more succinct information, read CNA’s 534-word report on Lawrence Wong’s 559-word Facebook post.

Lawrence Wong rebutted

Lawrence Wong rebutted

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Top 5 take-home-points to show where the Senior Minister of State got it wrong.

Lawrence Wong, the Senior Minister of State for Education and Information, Communications and the Arts, posted on Facebook yesterday saying he has been watching certain incidents unfold on the internet recently with “some heaviness” in his heart.

You can read his original post here.

However, people residing inside the Interweb have come out to critique his post.

New Nation has sieved through the mess and distilled the Top 5 Main Points To Rebut Lawrence Wong.

Enjoy.

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1. Politics, by definition, IS about “division”. Politics IS a zero sum game. One side will always win and the other side will always lose as long as the winner gains the majority. It is a game not unlike tennis — you don’t have to win all the points, you just need to win the most. The end. Therefore, to speak of a “politics of division” or using any such rhetoric to promote “unity”, is to speak falsely, unintelligibly or to take pride in being obtuse.

2. Up to 99% of Singaporeans are against the Queenstown showcase for the royal couple Will & Kate and Channel News Asia‘s Conversations With PM Lee precisely because they are perceived to be CONTRIVED EFFORTS. Both are sterile and overly clinical. It reeks of phoniness and oversimplifies the richness and complexity of realities and their attendant problems. Singaporeans especially hate it when the government tries to SIMULATE actuality. It really, really pisses people off.

3. There is without a shadow of a doubt, the people invited to Conversations With PM Lee represent only a fraction of the middle and upper classes of Singapore. Channel News Asia will never, ever risk putting anyone who is less (or barely) educated and at the lower rung of society in a chair, in the studio, under bright lights, in a face-to-face conversation with the prime minister. When the prime minister comes face-to-face with a Singaporean with little to nothing to lose, the prime minister WILL lose.

4. By asking citizens to NOT POLITICISE every conversation and discussion, Lawrence Wong has inevitably politicised it. It is the same as telling you not to think of a black cat. Because you just did.

5. If politics drives a wedge between people in society, then so be it. Because it is actually fortuitous to acknowledge that people do share diverse attitudes towards everything and anything, which at times, make perspectives irreconcilable. And therefore, the politician’s goal in office is not to bridge differences, but to work towards accommodating the full spectrum of ideals, beliefs and lifestyles. Everybody’s different, big deal right?

Therefore, what Lawrence Wong’s Facebook post reminds me of:

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