Average Singaporeans must avoid asking these five questions, or else, revolution.
The Ministry of National Development (MND) has completed the review on the sale of software by PAP town councils to PAP-owned company Action Information Management (AIM).
As reported by The Straits Times on May 4, 2013 (above), everything has been revealed to be in order, with the review conducted in a mature and harmonious manner without any bitch-slapping.
The case is, undoubtedly, closed.
Therefore, New Nation has compiled a list of five questions that should never, ever be asked, in the interest of playing down the real news surrounding the AIM saga.
To allow everyone to move on and put this sordid episode behind us.
1. How many companies does PAP really own?
Why we should avoid this question: It will put many PAP people in a very tight position because they will not want to make this figure public.
2. Did anyone in PAP foresee in 2010 that the sale of software by PAP town councils to a PAP-owned company is a highly sensitive issue and will potentially raise a stink?
Why we should avoid this question: It will make many PAP people look like they got no foresight.
3. Imagine it was 2010 now and citizens got wind of this plot by PAP town councils to sell software to a PAP-owned company, how might it have affected the results in GE2011?
Why we should avoid this question: Ok, this is starting to get embarrassing.
4. What powers do citizens have to veto these sort of plans? In other words, what say do residents in the various estates have if they knew about the sale and were against it?
Why we should avoid this question: Ok, ok, please stop. This is really getting very embarrassing. Just stop, please…
5. If this sale of software could potentially be controversial and is of such great public interest, why wasn’t The Straits Times even around to mention a word about it back in 2010?
Why we should avoid this question: Ok please, I beg of you, please stop… There is no time for this. We need to move on.
6. What was holding the PAP back in 2010 from declaring publicly the sale of software by its town councils to AIM? Why wasn’t it part of public knowledge then?
Why we should avoid this question: Please, we really need to move on.