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PM Lee’s Facebook photo prompts appreciation for flowers

PM Lee’s Facebook photo prompts appreciation for flowers

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He can prompt anything.

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A photo of unnamed Ixora flowers posted on Facebook by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has triggered an outpouring of appreciation for flowers.

Lee uploaded a coloured photo of the flowers sitting alone with some plants at Upper Peirce Reservoir, which he had taken in December 2016.

In his post, Lee said the flowers looked like a Supertree from Gardens By The Bay, and made people appreciate the contributions of photosynthesis here.

These include providing oxygen, as well as shade.

“From the right perspective, the humble Ixora towers like a Supertree over Bukit Timah Hill on the horizon. Snapped this during my #jalanjalan at Upper Peirce Reservoir last month,” he wrote.

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who saw the post, said the flowers either resembled Singapore or that the plant must stay strong even as dark clouds loom from behind.

However, one Singaporean said: “You won’t ever be like your father.”

Read the real Straits Times article here.

 

 

 

 

 

 





PM Lee feeling better as long as his sister does not post on Facebook

PM Lee feeling better as long as his sister does not post on Facebook

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Feeling better the past few days.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who always look forward to eating popcorn, are aware that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is feeling better since Sunday’s National Day Rally 2016 where he was feeling faint.

This after they noticed that PM Lee’s sister has not updated her Facebook page, which is the best sign that no one will feel unwell.

One Singaporean, Bu Shu Fu, said: “As long as nothing is posted on Facebook, all is well.”

“Maybe someone can consider cutting the WiFi off in Oxley area.”

Other locals said more can be done to ensure that PM Lee feels better already.

Another local, Dian Nao, said: “I heard there is this new technology to block 3G and 4G Internet signals to weaken the connection within the vicinity of an area.”

“Maybe can consider.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans react to PM Lee saying Israel’s story ‘resonates with, inspires S’poreans’

S’poreans react to PM Lee saying Israel’s story ‘resonates with, inspires S’poreans’

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Three thoughts you must have had.

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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on April 18, 2016, that Singapore is an admirer of Israel, which shares many similarities but also has many contrasts with the city-state.

At the Hebrew University where he received an honorary doctorate, he said: “You reflect the remarkable human talent and the indomitable spirit to overcome overwhelming odds, that is the signature of Israel. Whether it is irrigating the desert to make the sand green and agriculture possible, making revolutionary advances in medical technology, creating outstanding art, music and architecture.”

Both Singapore and Israel are young nations, with Israel less than 70 years old, and Singapore having just turned 50.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “Israel has the Jews, Singapore has the Yews. Like you know, people of Lee Kuan Yew.”
Yee She Lie, 43-year-old political scientist

 

sian-half-uncle “It is usually difficult to show up as a guest in your host’s country and be mean and talk shit about them.”
Jiang Fei Hua, 68-year-old ex-national debater

 

happy-bird-girl “If Israel really inspired Singapore, I would be serving National Service too.”
Qu Dang Bin, 18-year-old eMart staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans react to PM Lee saying new Downtown Line 2 is a step towards S’pore becoming car-lite city

S’poreans react to PM Lee saying new Downtown Line 2 is a step towards S’pore becoming car-lite city

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

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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the new Downtown Line 2 (DTL2) is a step towards Singapore becoming a “car-lite” city.

He made these comments at the opening ceremony of the new Downtown Line 2 (DTL2) on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, held at the Botanic Gardens station.

He said: “Ultimately, we aim to make Singapore a safe, green, car-lite city where all Singaporeans can get around the island conveniently, and connect with their friends and families seamlessly.”

“The DTL2 opening today, is a step in towards becoming that city.”

There are 12 stations on the Downtown Line, from Bukit Panjang to Rochor, which opens to the public on Sunday.

Travel time from Bukit Panjang to Bugis is expected to take 20 minutes less compared to previous methods.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “Looking forward to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong taking the train from now on.”
Gong Jiao Wei, 44-year-old EZ-Link cardholder maker

 

sian-half-uncle “We’ve lost more Transport Ministers than cars from our roads.”
Jiak Che, 62-year-old taxi driver

 

happy-bird-girl “Friends and family don’t need to connect when the MRT breaks down.”
Che Yi Fu, 17-year-old seamstress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans react to PM Lee’s warning that S’pore could suffer brain drain if successful locals leave

S’poreans react to PM Lee’s warning that S’pore could suffer brain drain if successful locals leave

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

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In a recent interview with Time magazine, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong acknowledged that the “options for Singaporeans to leave are plentiful”.

Singapore is “going to be depleted”, he cautioned, especially if the talented and successful ones move abroad.

There are already an estimated 200,000 Singaporeans living overseas.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “Looking at the slate of MPs in parliament, there is no doubt the best and brightest already left for overseas a long time ago.”
Guo Hui, 46-year-old immigrations officer

 

sian-half-uncle “I guess the only reason I remained in Singapore was because I am never good enough to go overseas.”
Chu Guo, 66-year-old operations manager

 

happy-bird-girl “If Singapore is going to be depleted even after we opened the doors to so many foreigners, it means we have been importing trash.”
La Ji, 17-year-old artist-in-training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans react to Roy Ngerng crying in court after brutal cross-examination by Senior Counsel Davinder Singh

S’poreans react to Roy Ngerng crying in court after brutal cross-examination by Senior Counsel Davinder Singh

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

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CPF blogger Roy Ngerng broke down in court Friday on the second day of his brutal cross-examination by Senior Counsel Davinder Singh, who is representing Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. He reportedly took out a stack of tissues to wipe his eyes when on the stand.

The hearing is to seek to assess damages that Ngerng has to pay PM Lee, after he was found last November to have defamed the prime minister in a blog post last May.

His emotional outburst comes on the third day of the three-day hearing where the blogger was already grilled on the previous day and made to look incoherent and evasive.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “I guess Chinese privilege counts for nothing in that courtroom.”
Tng Lang, 46-year-old ex-Communist

 

sian-half-uncle “I guess what they said about the Internet is true: Having a blog gives you balls. But not when you are on the stand.”
Yong Dian Nao, 66-year-old programmer

 

happy-bird-girl “Crying publicly doesn’t mean you are weak and a sissy. But in this case, it does.”
Niang Niang Qiang, 20-year-old waitress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





PM Lee does the ‘A’ as in ‘YMCA’ one week after announcing S’pore not ready for gay marriage

PM Lee does the ‘A’ as in ‘YMCA’ one week after announcing S’pore not ready for gay marriage

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Mixed signals sent by the prime minister, Singaporeans feel.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who take cues to do and feel things based on what their leaders tell them because they can be such uncritical creatures, have come out to express their confusion.

This after they saw on the website The Facebook that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong put up a photo of him doing the “A” as in “YMCA”.

This post comes one week after the prime minister himself resolutely announced that conservative Singapore is not ready for gay marriages.

My attempt at cheering the ambassadors on! Trying to do an ‘A’, as in ‘YMCA’. :) (MCI Photo by Terence Tan)

Posted by Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

 

Singaporeans who saw this Facebook post, said they think the prime minister should be more consistent in his messaging as he is obviously making gay references with this “doing the ‘A'” image.

Tong Xing Lian, a local, said: “Everybody knows that YMCA by The Village People is a cruising gay anthem, addressed to young homosexual men.”

“Therefore, for the prime minister to come out one moment to denounce gay marriage and the next moment to openly declare he is doing the ‘A’, which explicitly stands for ‘ASSociation’, is just plain confusing.”

“His father certainly wouldn’t have committed this kind of faux pas.”

At press time, political observers said PM Lee’s mind control prowess over his people is still relatively powerful as the picture shows many in the audience also “doing the A” with him.

 

Check out the government building:

6 rainbow buildings in S’pore that have stood up for gay rights

 

 

 











PM Lee Hsien Loong’s failure to submit MC on time shows lapses in govt accounting process

PM Lee Hsien Loong’s failure to submit MC on time shows lapses in govt accounting process

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Public disclosure on Facebook now might help stem criticism though.

Singaporeans from all walks of life were shocked to learn that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had forgotten to submit his medical certificates — after he had surgery mid-February — for proper accounting purposes and yet had the audacity to reveal his oversight on Facebook:

 

The 63-year-old leader underwent prostate surgery on Feb. 16, 2015, and was subsequently discharged from hospital on Feb. 18.

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However, it has come to light now that he had not submitted his MC in the last three weeks, prompting some questions on how the government deals with accounting processes in real time.

One Singaporean, Gia Am See, said he is aghast at the lack of proper accounting processes: “There needs to be a proper system in place to prevent such oversight. Now it might appear as a trivia matter, but what if there are bigger issues in the future?”

“He needs to remember he is the prime minister, so he shouldn’t have overlooked such matters as he is not setting a good example. Backdating his MC should be avoided.”

Zuo Pai Lang, a human resource officer, said she cannot condone PM Lee’s actions as it makes it hard for his subordinates: “I can imagine how the HR girl feels. She needs to account for his days off but cannot chase him for the MC because he is the prime minister.”

“Now she has to work overtime to sort out the mess and backdate properly.”

“Disrupt her work-life balance only.”

 

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CPF blogger Roy Ngerng says dress is black & blue after PM Lee said it’s white & gold

Candlelight vigil for Roy Ngerng’s trial ordeal effective, judgement reserved

Candlelight vigil for Roy Ngerng’s trial ordeal effective, judgement reserved

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Everybody could use a candlelight vigil.

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Around 150 individuals turned up for a candlelight vigil event at Hong Lim Park on Sept. 17, 2014, to show solidarity with Roy Ngerng Yi Ling.

The event was organised by two of Ngerng’s friends who wanted to show him that there are a lot of people who are his friends and are concerned about the litigation that he is going through, even though only two of them decided to start a vigil for him.

Candles were placed around the grass, forming the wordings, “ROY” and a short phrase of “We’r W U”, meaning “We are with you” to signify the support the crowd has for Ngerng.

However, this led to some confusion as some supporters were overheard asking, “Who is Wu?”

On May 30, 2014, Ngerng was sued by the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for defamation over allegations made in Ngerng’s blog that the latter is guilty of criminal misappropriation of the monies paid by Singaporeans to the Central Provident Fund (CPF).

PM Lee’s lawyer has earlier filed a court application in July for a summary judgement against Ngerng, saying that Ngerng has no defence and the only issue to be determined is damages.

However, the verdict out on Sept. 18, 2014, had the judge rule that he reserved judgement. This means there is no ruling as he is undecided.

But when normal people reserve judgement or don’t do anything, it is known as “procrastination”.

 

Reaction from public at vigil

Members of the public who turned up for the event said that they were there at the candlelight vigil because they felt a need to show moral support to Ngerng at this trying time for him.

Mr Vincent Law who turned up at the event remarked that this event was a peaceful way of showing support to Ngerng and also to show that people are no longer afraid to express their opinions.

Obviously, this guy has never heard of the Internet.

Another woman, Mdm Tan speaking in Chinese, lamented that it was too small a crowd and she felt that people should have turned up for the event since Ngerng made the effort to stand up for their rights. She said that she made a point to come to the event to show her support.

She probably also has not heard of the Internet where people can congregate without leaving home.

Another lady commented that she was there with her husband to support Ngerng, for there are few Singaporeans who would dare voice their opinion out in the public and respect him for his courage.

Obviously, they too also never heard of the Internet.

Mixed sentiments from the crowd on how Ngerng should move on as some encouraged Ngerng to fight on, while some asked him to be mentally prepared to become a bankrupt.

The two friends pledged to hold another vigil for Roy Ngerng when he became bankrupt as the candlelight is expected to help lit a light in his life when he has no money.

The Online Citizen contributed this article unwittingly.

 

Other news about Roy Ngerng that will give him moral support but not money:

PM Lee contemplates dropping lawsuit to leave CPF blogger with $70,000 administrative headache

Blogger to pay $5,000 in damages in monthly payouts of $50, after PM Lee turns 65

Roy Ngerng’s potted plant investigated for suspected breeding of dengue mosquitoes

PM Lee eats chicken wings in Redhill rather than chye tow kway from his own GRC

PM Lee eats chicken wings in Redhill rather than chye tow kway from his own GRC

PM Lee eats chicken wings in Redhill rather than chye tow kway from his own GRC

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Political observers say this move can be construed as a deliberate snub of Roy Ngerng’s father.

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It looks like the battle lines have been drawn.

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong was photographed queuing up for fried chicken wings at a hawker centre in Redhill on June 12, 2014, when he could have been eating chye tow kway in Ang Mo Kio.

Professional political observers who saw the photo of PM Lee solemnly queuing up said this is a clear sign he is snubbing the CPF blogger, Roy Ngerng, whom he is suing for alleged defamation.

The choice of being photographed in a public food centre is politically motivated as the CPF blogger’s father is a famous chye tow kway seller in Ang Mo Kio, which is in PM Lee’s GRC.

Jiak Kway Seet, a 50-year-old man sitting at a coffee shop with his friends, said: “This is obviously a sign that PM Lee is snubbing the CPF blogger Roy Ngerng and his way of preparing for the court case, by playing this sort of high-level mind games.”

“This means a lot as he has shown that he would rather go to Redhill hawker centre and queue up by himself to buy chicken wings than go to his own ward in Ang Mo Kio, where he is an MP, and patronise the stalls there.”

 

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Roy Ngerng’s potted plant investigated for suspected breeding of dengue mosquitoes

PM Lee contemplates dropping lawsuit to leave CPF blogger with $70,000 administrative headache

PM Lee contemplates dropping lawsuit to leave CPF blogger with $70,000 administrative headache

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How will Roy Ngerng return all donated funds to each and every individual? PainfulLee, of course.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who have a lot of money locked up in their CPF account, agree that CPF blogger Roy Ngerng will be left with a massive administrative headache if things don’t go ahead as he planned.

This after the the blogger raised $70,000 from the public in three days in preparation for his defamation lawsuit filed against him by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

However, Singaporeans are anticipating PM Lee to pull the most classic political move in the last 50 years of Singapore’s history: By dropping all legal action against the blogger and leaving him with a $70,000 goldmine in his bank account and an epic administrative headache.

One local, Hong Kan Leow, said: “How will Roy Ngerng reverse transfer all the money? And what if people later come out and say they didn’t receive a refund?”

“Ji bai siao liao.”

“And you know what would be an even more classic move pulled by PM Lee after Roy Ngerng really returns all the money to his supporters?”

“File the lawsuit again. Hahahahahaha.”

 

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S’pore to introduce Mandate of Heaven during GE2015

S’pore to introduce Mandate of Heaven during GE2015

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This is to ensure infallibility.

By Nyi Nyi

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In a bid to return to its cultural roots, the Singapore government has decreed that the Mandate of Heaven will be put in place from the next election onward.

The Mandate of Heaven showcases the person or party who is bestowed the mandate to rule by Heaven itself.

The move was seen as a way to emphasise the cultural importance of Singapore’s forefathers, while ushering in a new era of prosperity.

A spokesman for the new measure claimed that a mandate passed by the heavens was a far more effective method of finding new leaders than democracy.

The anonymous spokesperson said: “Sometimes people check the wrong spot on the election sheet but Heaven is infallible, so the people can rest assure that whichever party attains the mandate deserves to rule.”

He added: “Wan sui, wan sui, wan wan sui.”

The ruling party, who has won every single democratically-held election since independence, are bent on further legitimising their rule and welcomed the move with open arms.

The spokesman said: “There is no doubt that we are the ones chosen to lead, even if the polls or public opinion might not reflect it. This new measure will make sure this fact is recognised for years to come.”

The criteria for getting the mandate are not clear, but the government will be working closely with the committee to ensure that the measures are fair.

 

 

 

 

 









PM Lee uploads photo of him with a man believed to be married

PM Lee uploads photo of him with a man believed to be married

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That explains the spying.

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In November this year, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong uploaded a photo of him with a man who is believed to be married on Facebook.

Singaporeans from all walks of life said this photo explains everything.

Gao Wai Yu, a local, said: “That explains the spying.”

 

 

 

 

S’poreans petitioning PM Lee to ban Stomp

S’poreans petitioning PM Lee to ban Stomp

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If PM Lee is serious about tackling trolling, he should act like a man.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life with diminishing levels of tolerance are doing up a petition calling on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to personally pull the plug and ban Singapore Press Holdings’ Stomp website.

This after PM Lee pledged to single-handedly tackle the problem of trolling online during the Zaobao Forum two days ago, as he felt it is making everyone useless and stupid.

Stomp, a nincompoop website that thrives on voyeurism, recently found itself in deep trouble with Singaporeans as it trolled an NSF, blaming him for drinking plain water on the MRT.

This did not go down well as the NSF already spends two years of his life protecting the country and Stomp is insinuating he is supposed to die of thirst instead of quenching it.

One Singaporean son, Koh Hen Gan, said: “PM Lee must show his leadership skills and do the right thing by banning Stomp.”

“Stomp is a menace to society and based on the fact its editors are anonymous and hiding behind a blanket of anonymity, are doing nothing but perpetuate stupidity and inanity.”

“If the prime minister sits idly by allowing Stomp to continue trolling, he is guilty of complicity due to his inaction.”