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Some Pioneer Generation seniors admit to skiving during nation-building years

Some Pioneer Generation seniors admit to skiving during nation-building years

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They admit they didn’t work hard during Singapore’s developing years.

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Feeling slightly embarrassed while reluctantly accepting freebies and vouchers, some Pioneer Generation seniors in Singapore said they feel bad about being handed goodies, such as MRT and bus transport vouchers and subsidised medical care by the government for their supposed role in building Singapore into what it is today.

“I know there is a lot of talk in the past few years about honouring the elderly in Singapore in a bid to make the ruling party look less heartless,” said Pioneer Generation senior Bah Wang Chang.

“But honestly,” he continued, “some of us were skiving during those nation-building years in the 1960s and 1970s because we couldn’t care less to part of Lee Kuan Yew’s bite-the-bullet economic programme.”

Other senior citizens said they spent a significant amount of time doing non-economy boosting activities, such as going on holidays and visiting casinos overseas, which effectively meant they were spending precious money earned in Singapore boosting other countries’ economies.

Kee Jiak Hong, another elderly local explained: “It’s just hypothetical nonsense that all Pioneer Generation seniors are meant to be honoured just because they lived through a certain era.”

“I distinctly remember I was high and chasing skirts quite a lot in my youth, whiling away the time doing stupid nonsense things.”

“I have no qualms saying I didn’t care then and I don’t care now.”

At press time, the government has got no good answer as to how they determined all Pioneer Generation senior citizens must have automatically played a part in Singapore’s success.

 

 

 

 

 

 





Okay to handcuff elderly S’poreans because Pioneer Generation quite tough, hardy

Okay to handcuff elderly S’poreans because Pioneer Generation quite tough, hardy

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Nation-builders can take it.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who are realists and know what it takes to make someone break, are applauding the authorities for doing the right thing.

This after the Singapore police was reported to have put a 73-year-old woman in hand and leg restraints after she was detained due to an outstanding warrant of arrest issued by the court in 2016 for failing to attend court relating to a town council summons.

One Singaporean, Hor Yee See, said: “It is okay for the police to handle an old woman in such a way because I heard the Pioneer Generation Singaporeans are quite hardy and can take quite a beating having built Singapore from scratch.”

“They are not withering flowers like a lot of today’s younger generation who are useless.”

“If you can build Singapore from Third World to First World, what’s a little handcuffs going to do to you?”

Other locals said they are confident other measures to break the Pioneer Generation will be fruitless.

Another local, Ji Poon Kwee, said: “During the Japanese Occupation of Singapore, the Pioneer Generation suffered a lot.”

“The Singapore police are definitely no match for the Imperial Japanese Army.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





Some Pioneer Generation senior citizens admit to skiving during nation-building years

Some Pioneer Generation senior citizens admit to skiving during nation-building years

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They admit they didn’t work hard during Singapore’s developing years.

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Feeling slightly embarrassed while reluctantly accepting freebies and vouchers, some Pioneer Generation seniors in Singapore said they feel bad about being handed goodies, such as $50 worth of MRT and bus transport vouchers and subsidised medical care by the government for their supposed role in building modern Singapore into what it is today.

“I know there is a lot of talk in the past year about honouring the elderly in Singapore in a bid to make the ruling party look less heartless,” said Pioneer Generation senior Bah Wang Chang.

“But honestly,” he continued, “some of us were skiving during those nation-building years in the 1960s and 1970s because we couldn’t care less to part of Lee Kuan Yew’s bite-the-bullet economic programme.”

Other senior citizens said they spent a significant amount of time doing non-economy boosting activities, such as going on holidays and visiting casinos overseas, which effectively meant they were spending precious money earned in Singapore boosting other countries’ economies.

Kee Jiak Hong, another elderly local explained: “It’s just hypothetical nonsense that all Pioneer Generation seniors are meant to be honoured just because they lived through a certain era.”

“I distinctly remember I was high and chasing skirts quite a lot in my youth, whiling away the time doing stupid nonsense things.”

“I have no qualms saying I didn’t care then and I don’t care now.”

At press time, the government has got no good answer as to how they determined all Pioneer Generation senior citizens must have automatically played a part in Singapore’s success.

 

And then there are other ways to honour the Pioneer Generation:

Shutting down Sungei Road flea market will reward Pioneer Generation for hard work

 

 

 

 

 





Some Pioneer Generation seniors admit to skiving during nation-building years, feel bad receiving goodies now

Some Pioneer Generation seniors admit to skiving during nation-building years, feel bad receiving goodies now

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Some went on holiday frequently, while others did not take up full-time employment for a long while.

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Feeling slightly embarrassed while reluctantly accepting freebies and vouchers, some Pioneer Generation seniors in Singapore said they feel bad about being handed goodies, such as $50 worth of MRT and bus transport vouchers and subsidised medical care by the government for their supposed role in building modern Singapore into what it is today.

“I know there is a lot of talk in the past year about honouring the elderly in Singapore in a bid to make the ruling party look less heartless,” said Pioneer Generation senior Bah Wang Chang.

“But honestly,” he continued, “some of us were skiving during those nation-building years in the 1960s and 1970s because we couldn’t care less to part of Lee Kuan Yew’s bite-the-bullet economic programme.”

Other senior citizens said they spent a significant amount of time doing non-economy boosting activities, such as going on holidays and visiting casinos overseas, which effectively meant they were spending precious money earned in Singapore boosting other countries’ economies.

Kee Jiak Hong, another elderly local explained: “It’s just hypothetical nonsense that all Pioneer Generation seniors are meant to be honoured just because they lived through a certain era.”

“I distinctly remember I was high and chasing skirts quite a lot in my youth, whiling away the time doing stupid nonsense things.”

“I have no qualms saying I didn’t care then and I don’t care now.”

At press time, the government has got no good answer as to how they determined all Pioneer Generation senior citizens must have automatically played a part in Singapore’s success.

 

And then there are other ways to honour the Pioneer Generation:

Shutting down Sungei Road flea market will reward Pioneer Generation for hard work

 

 

 

 

 





Shutting down Sungei Road flea market will reward Pioneer Generation for hard work

Shutting down Sungei Road flea market will reward Pioneer Generation for hard work

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This is what the Pioneer Generation deserves.

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Sungei Road flea market, which has been around for 80 years, will be shutting down soon to make way for the upcoming Sungei Road MRT station to open in 2017.

This will automatically put the 100-odd peddlers at the flea market — 70 percent of whom are aged between 60 and 80 years old and belong to the Pioneer Generation — out of business. Most of them are illiterate.

The peddlers said they appreciate the continued efforts to remember the elderly as The Pioneer Generation of Singapore, who have helped make Singapore into a metropolitan society at the expense of copious amounts of their sweat, blood and tears.

Lau Ah Kong, a 70-year-old local said: “The Pioneer Generation worked hard to build Singapore. Now they need to make way to build Singapore. That’s what Pioneer Generation is: Keep helping to build Singapore for little benefit.”

“The Pioneer Generation do not even require memories. And we don’t need to be remembered. You can discard us now.”

 

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Pioneer Generation allowed to vote for another 50 years after death

Pioneer Generation allowed to vote for another 50 years after death

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Votes by the deceased will still be valid in future elections as a way to pay tribute to them.

By Nyi Nyi

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In yet another remarkable tribute to the old people of Singapore, the government passed a bill allowing members of the Pioneer Generation to continue voting in future elections up to 50 years after their passing.

A spokesperson for the new law said the bill was undertaken to recognise the efforts of older Singaporeans who helped build Singapore and this will allow their voices to be heard even after their death.

The spokesperson, Tang Kee, said: “We will spare no expenses in hiring mediums and verifying which party the deceased voted for when alive.”

“Most likely Barisan Sosialis, but since they are no longer around… Hmmm… Their votes will be transferred to the next best party that was around at that time.”

Qu Shi Le, a member of the pioneer generation who is wholeheartedly behind this measure, said: “To have a say in the direction my beloved country is heading, even after my passing, is a real honour.”

Unfortunately, Qu passed away a month ago, but that is probably what he would have wanted to say if he was still alive, claimed the spokesman.

The bill is expected to kick in from the next election onward and will be practised until people stop making such a big fuss over Population White Paper.