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S’poreans to unify Halimah Yacob with her Indian roots

S’poreans to unify Halimah Yacob with her Indian roots

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The president will be unified.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who heard that the president of Singapore can be a unifying figure, are heartened.

This after they are determined to use the unifying qualities of the president bestowed on the population to unify President Halimah Yacob with her Indian roots.

One Singaporean, Yin Du Ren, said: “It is our duty as a people to be unified under Halimah Yacob.”

“To possess such unifying qualities, we as a people must unify Halimah Yacob with her Indian roots.”

“Otherwise, it is just lip service.”

However, not all Singaporeans are convinced they can do that.

Another local, Ma Lai Ren, said: “We can’t even vote in more opposition into parliament whenever the time comes and here we are trying to make a woman acknowledge a part of her that exists.”

“Who are we kidding?”



Chee: By-election must be held in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC

Chee: By-election must be held in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC

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Singaporeans use #cheebyelection hashtag.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who have waited their whole lives for this day, are raising their voices jubilantly and pumping their fists into the air as they collectively shout “Chee by-election!” with utmost enthusiasm.

This after the Singapore Democratic Party chief Chee Soon Juan announced he is going to bring the ruling PAP government to court as it refuses to call for a by-election in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC after Halimah Yacob resigned to become a Malay president.

One Singaporean, Gong Pai Wei, said he will support the SDP by shouting non-stop: “Chee by-election! Chee by-election!”

“I can’t wait for this Chee by-election to get started!”

Other locals said they will help Chee put pressure on the PAP by using the hashtag #cheebyelection to bring attention to SPD’s cause.

Another local, Kao Peh Kia, said: “When the SDP fights for the rights of Singaporeans, Chee Soon Juan is putting himself forward on behalf of Singaporeans.”

“That’s why we have no qualms demanding for a Chee by-election to take place.”

“When there is a Chee by-election, there will be a Chee bi-daily walkabouts and recruitment in the ramp up for an electoral battle.”

“We need to say this Chee by-election loud and proud on television, radio and Internet because this is the truth.”



New Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC MP to ensure smooth transition

New Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC MP to ensure smooth transition

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No one will even notice Halimah Yacob is gone, she assures.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who fear there is no more Indian woman to take care of Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, can rest easy.

This after a smooth transition has been ensured as Halimah Yacob resigned from her political party position to become president of Singapore, vacating her role as MP.

Residents and Singaporeans at large have been assured the vacancy has been filled by a fresh face replacement, Laurent Binti Wong.

One Singaporean, Hua Zhuang, said: “I am comforted to know that there is a quick replacement for Halimah Yacob.”

“Even though this replacement has been touted as a fresh faced person, I can’t help but feel like I have seen her before.”

“But I guess it is just my overactive imagination and that she has a common face.”

However, other locals said that even if they feel good knowing that there is a replacement found on such short notice, they have never seen this fresh faced replacement with Lawrence Wong at the same venue at the same time before.

Another local, Pian Lang, said: “I will always either see Laurent Binti Wong or Lawrence Wong, but never side-by-side.”

“I did ask Laurent Binti Wong how Lawrence Wong is, and she told me she is doing okay.”

“But I guess they have sorted out their schedules to rotate and take turns to meet and greet residents.”

“Sometimes we would joke with her that she looks like Lawrence Wong but she will just brush us off and blush.”



MP replacing Halimah Yacob in GRC must have presidential calibre

MP replacing Halimah Yacob in GRC must have presidential calibre

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Residents feel shortchanged.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who believe in fairness and justice, are expecting a new MP who is of presidential calibre to take over Halimah Yacob in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC.

This after the famous Indian woman resigned from her political party to be president.

One Singaporean, Ha Lee Mah, said: “We do not want any basic run-of-the-mill person from PAP to be our MP in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC.”

“We only deserve an Indian woman who is presidential.”

“If we don’t, we are just shortchanging ourselves and settling for whatever comes along.”

Other locals said getting any ordinary MP does not bode well.

Another local, Yin Du Ren, said: “Getting an MP who is not presidential will only undermine the trust and respect of residents.”

“We must not give in. We must fight for another Indian person who is capable of becoming president.”

“That’s why we need Tharman Shanmugaratnam as our new MP.”



Halimah Yacob not very decisive as a leader

Halimah Yacob not very decisive as a leader


If she can’t make up her mind.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who cannot stand hemming and hawing, are shaking their heads in disapproval.

This after Halimah Yacob said she is still not decided about running for the Presidential Election 2017, even though it is only one month away.

One Singaporean, Zhen Mao Dun, said: “She cannot behave like this and expect to be seen as a decisive force to be reckon with.”

“Imagine how dinner preparations in the Istana would be like?”

“‘Madam President, would you like beef or chicken for dinner?'”

“‘Let me think about it.'”

“And then nothing gets done and all the guests go hungry.”

Other locals said the hallmarks of good leadership is having the foresight from the get go and being able to call the shots early while staying ahead of the curve so as to be a first mover.

Another local, Ma Lai Ren, said: “Maybe we shouldn’t blame Halimah Yacob.”

“The concept of presidency is a patriarchal concept imposed on men and women to sustain a global capitalist system.”



President Halimah Yacob to face difficulty visiting Donald Trump’s America

President Halimah Yacob to face difficulty visiting Donald Trump’s America


Singaporeans to start Facebook page highlighting her credentials.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who can foresee foreseeable problems before they officially unfold, are calling out one major problem.

This after they noticed that President Halimah Yacob will face difficulty visiting Donald Trump’s America as there is a strict vetting of foreigners now with border security stepped up to enhance nationalist sentiments.

One Singaporean, Jiak Hong, said: “It is tough for anyone who is not blonde-haired and blue-eyed to visit America these days.”

“There are all sorts of problems with entering the US as extreme vetting has been taken to its logical conclusion since the executive order barring immigrants has been signed by President Trump.”

Other locals said having a new president of Singapore face this kind of problem is unprecedented and more can be done to ensure this does not blow out of proportion and Singapore becoming unpresidented when Halimah Yacob is denied entry there.

Another local, Ang Moh Kwee, said: “To raise the profile of Halimah Yacob, we will start a Facebook page to highlight her credentials.”

“One way is to emphasise how she is a president who is similar to President Donald Trump.”

“Both of them came out of nowhere to get elected and become presidents without winning the popular vote.”







S’poreans congratulate Halimah Yacob for becoming new president

S’poreans congratulate Halimah Yacob for becoming new president


Singaporeans know she will be the one.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who can see the future without even having to see it, are lining up to take turns to congratulate Halimah Yacob.

This after they know that Halimah Yacob will be the next president of Singapore when the presidential election is held in September 2017.

One Singaporean, Gong Xi Nee, said: “It is great that Singapore now has a female president. This is a step forward for Singapore.”

“It is good to be decisive so early on.”

“The presidency is the highest office in the land and it shouldn’t be left to chance to decide who gets to own it.”

Other locals said Singaporeans are clever to avoid falling into the trap other countries have inevitably fallen into.

Another local, Tou Piao, said: “We don’t want to end up in a situation like the United States, where a person can actually become president without winning the popular vote.”

“Okay, in Singapore you can also become president without winning the popular vote, but you get the drift.”







Lee Kuan Yew: Not easily ditched

Lee Kuan Yew: Not easily ditched

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As much as The Cabinet wants to maintain a distance, His Leeness could still spring a surprise at an inopportune moment.

By Belmont Lay

It's about time for His Leeness to leave The Cabinet.

SO, what does it REALLY mean for His Leeness and SM Goh Chok Tong to leave The Cabinet?

Honestly, I don’t know and I won’t pretend like I do.

But I’m game enough to hazard a guess.

And truth be told, anyone’s guess is just as good because quite apparently, no one knows what on Earth stepping down entails (because it has never happened before, and hence, shows you the extent of the problem in the first place), although it is driving everyone into a tizzy.

But before we move on with the topic, let’s do everyone a favour and recap who said what.

First in line, Chiam See Tong (bless his soul) claims to be “surprised”. So, he doesn’t exactly know what happens next but his sentiment is shared by 2 million other Singaporeans.

Just so he is famous, his natural reaction becomes news. But that’s ok.

Nothing new here.

Moving along, PAP’s Halimah Yacob says that Singapore is ready to surge ahead without the two ex-Prime Ministers.

Ok, sounds about right, because maybe she knows something we don’t.

Then again, not. This sentiment is probably shared by one million other Singaporeans, especially those who have felt this way since 1959 and who have voted for the Opposition for as long as there were elections (or opposition candidates).

Nothing new here either. So maybe we should check up on the younger folks from the incumbent.

In the all-white corner, Baey Yam Keng feels that rookie MPs like him will finally get a chance to speak out against policies that were implemented during the two ex-rulers’ regime.

Because since they are now gone from The Cabinet, His Leeness and Goh can’t give him a tongue-lashing of a rebuttal.

But sadly, no one agrees with him on this one because everyone knows that wearing all-white means there can be no disagreement.

Because if you were to ask all the PAP MPs if there is groupthink, they will all say “No!” – in unison.

Therefore, never mind that Baey is in the business of public relations. And never mind about the groupthink. And never mind about the irony.

We have the son of a firebrand calling his bluff: Kenneth Jeyaratnam thinks stepping down now is a public relations exercise and all hogwash.

And this view is probably only shared by one thousand other Singaporeans – those who still believe that Kenneth is channeling Joshua Benjamin, his father.

So never mind Kenneth too, because we need someone astute who can give us something piercingly insightful.

And on comes Dr Vincent Wijeysingha (who is awesome) as he welcomes the news of the retirement from The Cabinet as long as such steps to relinquish power is not cosmetic and more widespread, especially in government-linked sectors.

His thinking is so brilliant and so far ahead, I actually thought it is the most enlightening thought of all.

And his running mate, Tan Jee Say, even suggested calling for by-elections in Tanjong Pagar and Marine Parade GRC, because voters voted PAP on the assumption that His Leeness and SM Goh will live as long as there is a Singapore left to serve the constiuents.


Finally, there is even a bear that reckons stepping down is really all arsed.

He can be inside or outside The Cabinet, it doesn’t really matter. His Leeness can easily ditch the title and the salary. But can The Cabinet easily ditch him?

So, to re-iterate, what can any sane Singaporean with an average IQ, take away from all these?

As you can tell by now, the answer is nowhere in between: It is all over the place.

But, well, one can always take a cue from the most quotable quote that sears right into the brain without having to exercise any critical faculties.

We shall bring on Halimah Yacob again.

The Jurong GRC MP said it best with her description of His Leeness: “Singapore is Him and He is Singapore.”


Even though I’m here pulling faces, I kind of feel that she might just be right.

His Leeness might have been taken out of The Cabinet. But surely, there is no way The Cabinet can be taken out of His Leeness.

Simply put, as Halimah has mentioned, He is essentially Singapore.

The fact is that His Leeness is influential, omnipotent and omnipresent. And will be for as long as he is alive and kicking.

He can be inside or outside The Cabinet, it doesn’t really matter.

His Leeness can easily ditch the title and the salary.

But can The Cabinet easily ditch him?

So, here’s the point of today’s missive: His Leeness gives the phrase “old age creeping up on you” a whole new different meaning.

Literally. All 88 years of it.

When you least expect it, he might just sneak up from behind and beat you over the head with a stick.

Just ask George Yeo.

But just don’t ask if the blunt force trauma was intentional or unintentional.

Because uncertainty is the mother of all warnings.

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