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PAP politicians assured they got jobs till GE2020: PM Lee May Day message

PAP politicians assured they got jobs till GE2020: PM Lee May Day message

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Semi-permanent rice bowl.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who like a message of optimism once in a while, are applauding.

This after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong issued a May Day message to his comrades in the PAP addressing their labour woes, assuring them of their job security until at least General Election comes around in 2020.

One Singaporean, Qiang Fan Wan, said: “Despite the downturn, it is nice to know that PAP politicians still have iron rice bowls until at least GE2020 rolls around.”

“Job security for politicians, uncertainty for regular Singaporeans.”

Other locals said the prime minister’s message of hope might be misconstrued.

Another local, Hor Yee See, said: “Some of the politicians will think this is the chance for them to take it easy and go back to the private sector while collecting MP pay.”

“No heart for the public despite being publicly elected to serve wholeheartedly.”

“Can’t wait for 2020 to come sooner. That will show them.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





PM Lee May Day message: PAP politicians assured they got jobs till GE2020 at least

PM Lee May Day message: PAP politicians assured they got jobs till GE2020 at least

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Semi-permanent rice bowl.

pap-iron-rice-bowl

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who like a message of optimism once in a while, are applauding.

This after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong issued a May Day message to his comrades in the PAP addressing their labour woes, assuring them of their job security until at least General Election comes around in 2020.

One Singaporean, Qiang Fan Wan, said: “Despite the downturn, it is nice to know that PAP politicians still have iron rice bowls until at least GE2020 rolls around.”

“Job security for politicians, uncertainty for regular Singaporeans.”

Other locals said the prime minister’s message of hope might be misconstrued.

Another local, Hor Yee See, said: “Some of the politicians will think this is the chance for them to take it easy and go back to the private sector while collecting MP pay.”

“No heart for the public despite being publicly elected to serve wholeheartedly.”

“Can’t wait for 2020 to come sooner. That will show them.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans upset May Day protest showed S’poreans are not really that dissatisfied

S’poreans upset May Day protest showed S’poreans are not really that dissatisfied

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They blame Hong Lim rally for blowing their cover and showing that Singaporeans are actually still okay.

Photo stolen from here

Photo stolen from here

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who are generally still okay with life in Singapore, are pointing their finger at Gilbert Goh, the organiser of the May Day protest rally at Hong Lim Park and blaming him for blowing their cover.

They are saying that the poor turnout for the protest held on May 1 at the Speakers’ Corner, which attracted only about 200 people, has served to show that Singaporeans are actually not that dissatisfied enough to turn up in larger, angrier numbers.

The small turnout has only served to blow the cover for the majority, who had hoped that the loud online opposition all these while, had successfully masqueraded as a real sentiment of dissatisfaction.

Now the authorities might not pander to the citizens as a result.

Pian Ren De, a local, said: “Judging by the miserable 200 protesters who attended, this is a terrible advertisement for the so-called dissatisfaction of Singaporeans.”

“For the last three years, the government and the silent majority have been convinced that Singaporeans, overall, are unhappy with the authorities and policies mandated.”

“Now the government know that all that unhappiness online is just fronting. This will undoubtedly weaken Singaporeans’ collective bargaining power.”

S’poreans stand up for Tim Ho Wan

S’poreans stand up for Tim Ho Wan

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People in Tim Ho Wan queue outnumber Hong Lim Park crowd.

Number Wan dim sum in Singapore!

Number Wan dim sum in Singapore!

More people have queued and dined at Michelin-starred dim sum place, Tim Ho Wan, than show up to attend the two events held at Hong Lim Park on May Day.

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Estimates suggest that the two May Day events — one in the morning and the other in the afternoon — drew a paltry few thousand people.

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In contrast, Tim Ho Wan drew several thousand people and the queue outside the eatery shows no sign of shortening.

Just like how their dim sum does not contain any shortening.

One Singaporean, Jiak Min Kia, said: “I think the morning event at Hong Lim Park that was touted as a picnic was kind of creepy. Grown men and women acting like they have Michael Jackson-Peter Pan syndrome is unpalatable.”

“Unlike Tim Ho Wan’s dim sum, which are sumptuous.”

And the contrast between the morning and afternoon events at Hong Lim Park is stark.

Another Singaporean, Chi Dong Xi, said: “The afternoon Hong Lim Park event drew mainly old men and restricted foreigners from the venue.”

“But at Tim Ho Wan, you get an international clientele and cheerful faces that actually reflect their age, because everyone is well-fed and genuinely cheerful and the atmosphere is evergreen.”

S’poreans should learn to write shorter slogans

S’poreans should learn to write shorter slogans

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Long-winded slogans are hard to chant, impossible to remember.

“Short and sweet” is not something Singaporeans are good at, as placards bearing slogans at today’s Hong Lim Park afternoon protest attest.

Long-winded slogans are not only unwieldy but also an eyesore.

And they cannot be chanted for effect.

Always remember, there are only two things in life that should be long: Love-making and your dong.

Therefore, these are the slogans that should be rewritten:

#01
Could be edited as: "We speak truth!"

Could be edited as: “We speak truth!”

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#02
Could be edited as: "Repent!" *clap clap clap "Repent!" (As in "Defence!" clap clap clap "Defence!")

Could be edited as: “Repent!” *clap clap clap* “Repent!”
(As in “Defence!” *clap clap clap* “Defence!”)

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#03
Could be edited as: "Serve the people!"

Could be edited as: “Serve the people!”

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#04
Could be edited as: "Power to the people!" (Just like the advertisement)

Could be edited as: “Power to the people!” (Just like the advertisement)

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#05
Could be edited as: "Law over man! Not man over law!"

Could be edited as: “Law over man! Not man over law!”

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#06
Could be edited as: "Show me the money?"

Could be edited as: “Show me the money?!”

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#07
Could be edited as: "Stop at two they said, it will be fun they said!"

Could be edited as: “Stop at two they said, it will be fun they said!”

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#08
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Could be edited as: “Overrated!” clap… clap… clap-clap-clap “Overrated!” clap… clap… clap-clap-clap

#09

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Could be edited as: “Where are our rights!” clap… clap… clap-clap-clap “Where are our rights!” clap… clap… clap-clap-clap

#10

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What… I don’t even…

But could be edited as: “Show us more love!”

Tourists excited to see S’poreans protesting

Tourists excited to see S’poreans protesting

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Tour groups highlight Hong Lim May Day Protest as a place of interest to visit.

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The upcoming May Day Protest at Hong Lim Park is not only drawing the attention of local authorities — it is widely anticipated by tourists who will be in Singapore on May 1.

This is due to the rarity of public protests here.

And many tourists will be flocking to where the action is as they are already exchanging tips on online travel forums, excitedly mentioning Hong Lim Park as a major place of interest to visit.

A European tourist, Fromme Elleswear, said: “Seeing Singaporeans protesting in public is as rare as witnessing a camel mating with a salmon.”

“It never happens.”

The Hong Lim Park protest is also catching the imagination of tourists from authoritarian landscapes.

Huwantu Id-Sheed, an Arabian man, said: “It would be my pleasure to provide Singaporeans some tips at Hong Lim Park on how to carry a banner and pump their fist in the air while chanting slogans with gusto.”

However, Singaporeans interviewed by New Nation said they are not too keen of the idea that tourists will be at the protest to take their photos.

Boh Tao Nao, a local, said: “First they take our jobs, then they take our public transportation. And then they take our women. After that they also take our flats and our schools.”

“You mean now foreigners want to come and take our photos? I better store my photos in a safe place where they cannot find it.”

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