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PM Lee kneels in front of SMRT Feedback

PM Lee kneels in front of SMRT Feedback

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Uh uh siol.

Photo stolen from here

Photo stolen from here

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who are usually not impressed by anything because they consider themselves well-travelled and have a taste of finer things in life, are in awe.

This after they saw a photo showing Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong kneeling in front of SMRT Feedback.

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SMRT Feedback is known for popularising the phrase, “Bodoh peh kambing”, which is loosely translated to mean “You stupid goat” or “I love you, dear”.

One Singaporean, Yang Ruo, said she is impressed beyond words: “It is good to see these two good old friends meeting in person and being so easy-going around each other.”

“Really shows that they go back a long way.”

Other Singaporeans said more should be done to show that both sides admire and care for each other.

Tun Xia Lai, another local, said: “The rest of the ministers and security staff should also kneel down next time.”

 

 

 

 

 











PM Lee successfully unlocks cash value of blog posts, monetises Internet content

PM Lee successfully unlocks cash value of blog posts, monetises Internet content

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This will pave the way for others.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, particularly those with blogs or manage some online website but do not make much money from their Internet endeavours, are clapping their hands loudly as they shake their heads in amazement at the same time.

This after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong successfully unlocked the cash value of blog posts written about him by CPF blogger Roy Ngerng, which netted him S$150,000.

Yong Dian Nao, a Singaporean online content producer, said: “Never in my wildest dreams did I think Internet content can be monetised or even be valuable, but yet, the prime minister has shown that it is not only entirely possible to make money online, it is possible to make a lot of money online from blog posts.”

“This flies in the face of the notion that badly written, incoherent and largely unintelligible Internet content is junk and valueless. Whoever said that must be eating his words now.”

Other Internet scribes said even though PM Lee’s approach of monetisation is unorthodox, it showed that there is a future for poorly-written web content as they can make big money and provide employment for related industries like law, the judiciary and national media outlets.

Shang Fa Ting, another website content maker, said: “A lot of companies and smart people have spent countless hours trying to figure out how to monetise all the web traffic and eyeballs but to no avail.”

“And here comes along PM Lee, who is not even a digital native, to figure out the road map for giving misguided and folly-ridden writing a premium.”

“I hope PM Lee’s approach to unlocking cash value in blog posts will go viral, for the lack of a better term, and it will be industry practice sooner than later, and this will allow others who write online to allow the monetisation of their content by other people.”

 

 

 

 

 











Blogger to repay $150,000 in damages in monthly payouts of $50, after PM Lee turns 65

Blogger to repay $150,000 in damages in monthly payouts of $50, after PM Lee turns 65

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Compensation for damages to be settled according to how CPF functions.

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A new compensation scheme has been worked out for the blogger who has been successfully sued by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for writing lengthy blog posts.

Another self-designated lawyer, who is not M Ravi, has worked out a payment scheme for the blogger to make compensation.

The lawyer, Kong Chee Kim, said: “Since Roy Ngerng has been ordered to pay $150,000 in damages, he has worked out a method to disburse the sum as monthly payouts of $50.”

“And this monthly payout will only start when PM Lee hits 65 years old, which is in two years’ time in 2017.”

“In the meantime, the blogger will pay an interest rate that is slightly lower than the annual inflation rate per year for holding on to the $150,000 sum until 2017.”

“But the blogger must also ensure that he is always holding on to $150,000 minimum sum and any payout will only be possible, if it is above this sum.”

“And when PM Lee hits 65, the age limit could be changed to 67.”

 

 

 

 

 











PM Lee reminds MPs: PAP slogan is not ‘With you, for you, in you’

PM Lee reminds MPs: PAP slogan is not ‘With you, for you, in you’

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Better make things clear, he thought, as he typed out an email reminder.

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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has taken some time off this Sunday to craft a gentle email reminder to his remaining 82 Members of Parliament from the People’s Action Party.

The 64-year-old leader of Singapore’s only democratically elected party to hold majority power for more than 50 years, considered his options for the breezy afternoon in his favourite chair before deciding it would be appropriate to reiterate his stance in light of what happened.

“Dear Esteemed Members of the House,” he began typing, pausing to include “All PAP MPs” in the CC option. “I couldn’t have written this email reminder at a less opportune moment.”

He continued: “I’m sure you have by now seen the news on social media that Bukit Batok MP David Ong had to step down because of his personal indiscretion.”

“But if you would kindly refer to the front cover of the PAP manifesto, the party’s slogan clearly reads, ‘With you, for you, for Singapore’.”

“I would like to reiterate that at no point does it say ‘With you, for you, in you’.”

“Any confusion up until yesterday would be forgiven, as I, in my capacity as leader of this party, probably had not made my stance clear.”

“Please feel free to email me if you have any queries or outstanding issues, especially regarding any pre-existing relationships you have with grassroots leaders, volunteers, supporters or a fellow MP from this party or the opposition.”

“Your candour is greatly appreciated, my fellow Comrades.”

“Yours sincerely, Hsien Loong.”

After he finished sending his email, PM Lee went back to reading a book about computer coding as the rest of his Sunday slowly wound down.

 

 

 

 

 











S’porean man charges PM Lee Hsien Loong S$3.20 for 10-minute chat during walkabout

S’porean man charges PM Lee Hsien Loong S$3.20 for 10-minute chat during walkabout

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This is in line with Singapore having no free lunches and being more transparent.

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Photo stolen from here

A Singaporean man has issued an invoice of S$3.20 to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addressed to him via the Prime Minister’s Office.

This after the Singaporean man stopped to chat with PM Lee for 10 minutes, after being approached by the senior political office holder during his walkabout at one of the markets in Ang Mo Kio GRC on Sunday morning.

The Singaporean man, Ba Wang Chan, said he had to charge for the verbal exchange and trading of ideas and pleasantries as Singapore is removing free lunches to become more transparent and accountable: “I have no choice but to issue the invoice and charge the prime minister for taking up my time.”

“This is line with the recent move by the Ministry of Education wanting to charge teachers for parking their vehicles in schools as a way to ensure more transparency and accountability and removing free lunches and unsubstantiated privileges.”

“I’d like to send a message that just because he is Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, it doesn’t mean he has the privilege of barging in on my morning breakfast with my family and ask me how I am doing, if everything is okay and what ideas I have to make the community a livelier place.”

“My ideas, if they are so important and readily implemented by politicians, would have a value attached to them. I am not going to give it away for free like this and allowing PM Lee to use them to make his elected position more tenable.”

“As a middle management level employee, I make about S$20 an hour in Singapore. So S$3.20 for 10 minutes of my time is quite a steal already.”

Other Singaporeans who spoke to elected Members of Parliament over the weekend on walkabouts said they fully support the idea of charging for casual chats.

Another local, Jiang Hua, said: “This habit of having things for free has to stop, especially for civil servants and those in politics.”

“Paying Singaporeans to chat during walkabouts will be just a start.”

“In the future, Singaporeans making up the population need to be paid for carrying out government-implemented policies that directly affect them.”

“Because the government is getting away with a free lunch each time they make large population of citizens do their bidding for free.”

“That’s not being very transparent and accountable in the first place.”

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans praise PM Lee for personally blowing monsoon winds to get rid of haze by end-Oct

S’poreans praise PM Lee for personally blowing monsoon winds to get rid of haze by end-Oct

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This is what you get with a 70 percent mandate.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life who are from the 70 percent have come out to applaud Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

This after he is personally causing monsoon winds to blow the haze away by the end of October, which will mark the end of the south-west monsoon season.

One Singaporean, Xing Dong Dang, said: “This is what you get when you vote PAP: The prime minister himself will personally see to the climate and bring respite to Singaporeans from the haze.”

“Even if you did not vote for his party.”

However, not all Singaporeans are convinced that PM Lee is powerful enough to be personally responsible for blowing away the haze after being bestowed with a 70 percent mandate.

Another Singaporean, Bu Siang Xing, said: “If PM Lee Hsien Loong had 80 percent mandate, he would have been able to prevent the haze from penetrating Singapore’s air space in the first place.”

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans apologise to PM Lee: ‘Sorry we gave you too strong mandate, caused your Cabinet to have too many ministers’

S’poreans apologise to PM Lee: ‘Sorry we gave you too strong mandate, caused your Cabinet to have too many ministers’

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This put PM Lee in a tight spot.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who are from the 70 percent and who know they have made a mistake, have come out to apologise to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

This after they realised that they gave the PAP too strong a mandate by voting 83 out of 89 of their MPs into parliament and causing the Cabinet to be filled with too many ministers.

One Singaporean, Dui Bu Qi, said: “I would like to say sorry to PM Lee Hsien Loong as I and my fellow 70 percent Singaporeans gave our leader a headache by making his Cabinet have too many ministerial calibre candidates.”

“We should have voted more for the opposition, send more of their candidates into parliament and put some PAP ministers into retirement automatically, then none of this headache would have occurred.”

Other Singaporeans said they are highly apologetic that their votes for the PAP has put PM Lee in a tough spot.

Tui Siew, another local, said: “Because we voted in so many PAP MPs, PM Lee is left with the unenviable task of retiring ministers, which he has proven to be really bad at doing.”

“But we can tell PM Lee is being very diplomatic: He simply did not retire any ministers but kept all of them and made more newer positions to accommodate everyone’s feelings.”

“All 70 percent of Singaporeans would have approved of this move.”

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans agree with PM Lee: Criticism of govt is okay as long as it is not critical

S’poreans agree with PM Lee: Criticism of govt is okay as long as it is not critical

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This will better allow the government to focus on what they want to hear.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life who only hear the good stuff have come out to agree with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

This after PM Lee said in a Time interview that the government in Singapore welcomes criticism but within constraints.

One Singaporean, Pi Ping, said locals agree that criticism of the government and PAP is okay as long as it is not critical: “For example, you cannot say ‘the government is lousy’ or ‘there is too much focus on economics at the expense of other areas’.”

“What you must say is ‘Lee Kuan Yew and the PAP are doing everything they can for Singapore and without them the country will collapse into ruin.”

“This is the kind of criticism the PAP understands.”

Other Singaporeans said trying to blame the PAP for a poor press freedom and overly tight controls on individual liberties is not the way to go about things as they will not understand.

Another local, Jin Ho Tia, said: “If you tell the PAP, ‘Singapore needs more freedom so that the population can be more autonomous and creative and a bit of rebellion is good’, they will not comprehend a single word.”

“What you must say is, ‘The PAP is the best government in the world as they do their best for the people because there is no other leader greater than Lee Kuan Yew’.”

“And then you must also say, ‘The government can only provide for the people if the people works with them’.”

“This is the type of criticism they like so that they can focus on what they want to hear. Everything else is one ear in, one ear out.”

At press time, the government has registered some of these criticisms they want to hear.

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans agree with PM Lee that criticism of govt is okay as long as it is not critical

S’poreans agree with PM Lee that criticism of govt is okay as long as it is not critical

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This will better allow the government to focus on what they want to hear.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life who only hear the good stuff have come out to agree with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

This after PM Lee said in a Time interview that the government in Singapore welcomes criticism but within constraints.

One Singaporean, Pi Ping, said locals agree that criticism of the government and PAP is okay as long as it is not critical: “For example, you cannot say ‘the government is lousy’ or ‘there is too much focus on economics at the expense of other areas’.”

“What you must say is ‘Lee Kuan Yew and the PAP are doing everything they can for Singapore and without them the country will collapse into ruin.”

“This is the kind of criticism the PAP understands.”

Other Singaporeans said trying to blame the PAP for a poor press freedom and overly tight controls on individual liberties is not the way to go about things as they will not understand.

Another local, Jin Ho Tia, said: “If you tell the PAP, ‘Singapore needs more freedom so that the population can be more autonomous and creative and a bit of rebellion is good’, they will not comprehend a single word.”

“What you must say is, ‘The PAP is the best government in the world as they do their best for the people because there is no other leader greater than Lee Kuan Yew’.”

“And then you must also say, ‘The government can only provide for the people if the people works with them’.”

“This is the type of criticism they like so that they can focus on what they want to hear. Everything else is one ear in, one ear out.”

At press time, the government has registered some of these criticisms they want to hear.

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans look forward to seeing PM Lee Hsien Loong say sorry at GE2015 lunch time rally

S’poreans look forward to seeing PM Lee Hsien Loong say sorry at GE2015 lunch time rally

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Main highlight of upcoming hustings period.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who are part of the politically-active citizenry, have come out to say that they cannot wait for General Election 2015 to kick off.

This after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong revealed in parliament on July 13, 2015, that the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC), comprised of civil servants, was secretly formed two months ago, signalling that the GE will be starting very soon as gerrymandering is being carried out.

One Singaporean, Gao Zhen Zhi, said PM Lee’s reluctance to admit publicly that the EDRC had already been formed is understandable, as no one would want to highlight the fact that he would be apologising publicly very soon: “If I was PM Lee I would also not want to draw attention to it as election starting again means he will probably need to apologise for mistakes made the last four years.”

“So I am looking forward to this GE2015 as it is a good time to see PM Lee say sorry again during his lunchtime rally at Boat Quay next to UOB Plaza.”

“If he doesn’t apologise, Singaporeans would feel like something is amiss, as this must be a staple every election from GE2011 onward.”

Other Singaporeans said witnessing PAP politicians admit to the electorate that they had not done as well as expected and then pleading with voters to be given another chance at political office will always be a sight to behold.

Another local, Qu Tou Piao, said: “I enjoy seeing rallies where the PAP leaders address a crowd of a few hundred people. It is so demoralisng for them as they have always believed they are high and mighty and given some strong mandate to rule.”

“What’s more, I feel empowered seeing political leaders grovel for votes.”

“It’s all very cathartic.”

At press time, other voters are betting that other cabinet ministers would also be apologising publicly during the upcoming rallies.

 

 

 

 

 





Aljunied residents challenge PM Lee to personally run in Aljunied GRC

Aljunied residents challenge PM Lee to personally run in Aljunied GRC

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Bring it on, they said.

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Aljunied residents from all walks of life have thrown down the gauntlet ahead of the upcoming General Election expected to be held in September or October 2015.

They are challenging Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to leave his Ang Mo Kio GRC stronghold and form a GRC team to contest in Aljunied GRC to show that the incumbent party is sincere in winning back the only opposition-held group seats in Singapore.

One resident, Fan Dui Dang, who stays in the opposition ward, said: “Personally putting skin in the game would allow the prime minister to show with conviction that the PAP is sincere, keen and game to take back Aljunied GRC from the Workers’ Party, no matter what it takes.”

“Or else, any team PAP forms that does not have PM Lee’s presence will be understood to be a suicide squad to merely make up the numbers.”

However, other Aljunied residents said PM Lee himself contesting in the GRC against the WP will look gimmicky.

Another resident, Gao Zhen Zhi, said: “Therefore, PM Lee himself must contest the GRC with four other Cabinet ministers. That’s when they will look serious. Or else, it is an affront to politics and the spirit of servitude.”

“And I will feel they are not sincere enough and it is just lip service.”

 

 

 

 

 





PM Lee first S’porean to unlock cash value of blog posts, monetise Internet content

PM Lee first S’porean to unlock cash value of blog posts, monetise Internet content

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This will pave the way for others.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, particularly those with blogs or manage some online website but do not make much money from their Internet endeavours, are clapping their hands loudly as they shake their heads in amazement at the same time.

This after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong successfully unlocked the cash value of blog posts written about him by CPF blogger Roy Ngerng, that could potentially net him a figure anywhere between S$100,000 and S$250,000 or more.

Yong Dian Nao, a Singaporean online content producer, said: “Never in my wildest dreams did I think Internet content can be monetised or even be valuable, but yet, the prime minister has shown that it is not only entirely possible to make money online, it is possible to make a lot of money online from blog posts.”

“This flies in the face of the notion that badly written, incoherent and largely unintelligible Internet content is junk and valueless. Whoever said that must be eating his words now.”

Other Internet scribes said even though PM Lee’s approach of monetisation is unorthodox, it showed that there is a future for poorly-written web content as they can make big money and provide employment for related industries like law, the judiciary and national media outlets.

Shang Fa Ting, another website content maker, said: “A lot of companies and smart people have spent countless hours trying to figure out how to monetise all the web traffic and eyeballs but to no avail.”

“And here comes along PM Lee, who is not even a digital native, to figure out the road map for giving misguided and folly-ridden writing a premium.”

“I hope PM Lee’s approach to unlocking cash value in blog posts will go viral, for the lack of a better term, and it will be industry practice sooner than later, and this will allow others who write online to allow the monetisation of their content by other people.”

 

 

 

 

 







Madame Tussauds wax museum confirms Strait Times report: ‘PM Lee’s wax figurine had prostate removed’

Madame Tussauds wax museum confirms Strait Times report: ‘PM Lee’s wax figurine had prostate removed’

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Yes, the clone is the wax figurine.

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Confirming a recent media report that it was in fact Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s clone who had surgery to have his prostate removed, Madame Tussauds wax museum at Sentosa said via a spokesperson that this was the case and gave a detailed explanation to verify this claim.

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Jiang Zhen De, the spokesperson, said: “There are many dead giveaways in The Straits Times picture that will show that the PM Lee pictured in it is, in fact, a wax figurine from the Mademe Tussauds wax museum.”

“Firstly, PM Lee is, apparently, smiling broadly and standing upright two days after having his prostate removed. Think about that for a minute. If you ever had something located next to your bladder sliced off, it is going to hurt like hell. There is no way he can stand there like that grinning so broadly.”

“Secondly, the nurse is holding onto PM Lee’s arm tightly, which is a clear violation of safety protocol. PM Lee’s Security Officer would have acted immediately to ensure that no one lays their hands on the most important man in Singapore.

“Thirdly, PM Lee’s wife Ho Ching is in the picture looking like it is all normal. Do you think she will be smiling so broadly if another woman was touching her husband so intimately?”

At press time, there is speculation that the Ho Ching in the picture might also have been a clone.

 

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