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S’poreans react to Minister Chan Chun Sing saying People’s Association is non-partisan

S’poreans react to Minister Chan Chun Sing saying People’s Association is non-partisan

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Three thoughts you must have had.

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Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing refuted the Workers’s Party MP Sylvia Lim’s claim in parliament that the People’s Association is partisan as their activists are “advancing the ruling party politically and undermining the work of opposition MPs”.

Chan, who is also the Deputy Chairman of the PA, said the statutory board is not partisan and it’s budget and mission is to work for the government of the day and strengthen the social fabric of the nation.

Chan said: “When I see my own residents, participants of my PA activities, supporting the opposition, I can only ask myself how I can work harder to win them over.”

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “It is true. When I smell my own fart, I will also say it is not smelly.”
Fang Cho Pi, 43-year-old dietician

 

sian-half-uncle “It is good that the deputy chairman of PA did not find any wrongdoing in the PA, or else, there will be trouble for him.”
Soh Cheng Fah, 62-year-old ex-prison warden

 

happy-bird-girl “The day will come when the People’s Association will be called the Worker’s Association.”
Gong Ren Dang, 18-year-old assistant legislative assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





PAP must remain silent about People’s Association lapses as it is hard to feign righteous indignation all the time

PAP must remain silent about People’s Association lapses as it is hard to feign righteous indignation all the time

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Supply of righteous indignation ran out after being too righteously indignant about Workers’ Party AHPETC.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who care about the health of Singapore’s MPs in parliament, have urged the PAP to remain silent about the People’s Association lapses involving money.

This after they said PAP MPs have already used up their store of righteous indignation in Februray 2015 by getting too worked up into a frenzy over the supposed mismanagement issues at opposition Workers’ Party’s AHPETC, which on hindsight pales in comparison to PA’s lapses.

One Singaporean, Seng Kee Lai, said the PAP MPs would do better now by saving up their effort, or else they will look fake: “It is hard to summon righteous indignation when you are already running low on it.”

“They should have saved up their righteous indignation previously rather than spending all of it on Workers’ Party AHPETC issue. Worse, now there’s nothing to give, they look so fake because their previous indignation was targeted at the opposition party.”

At press time, other Singaporeans said the only benefit of staying silent now is that their previous attempt at righteous indignation will only look contrived and orchestrated, which is still better than looking like petty blatant politicking just because the General Election 2015 is nearing.

 

 

 

 

 











PAP should remain silent about People’s Association lapses as it is hard to feign righteous indignation all the time

PAP should remain silent about People’s Association lapses as it is hard to feign righteous indignation all the time

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Supply of righteous indignation ran out after being too righteously indignant about Workers’ Party AHPETC.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who care about the health of Singapore’s MPs in parliament, have urged the PAP to remain silent about the People’s Association lapses involving money.

This after they said PAP MPs have already used up their store of righteous indignation in Februray 2015 by getting too worked up into a frenzy over the supposed mismanagement issues at opposition Workers’ Party’s AHPETC, which on hindsight pales in comparison to PA’s lapses.

One Singaporean, Seng Kee Lai, said the PAP MPs would do better now by saving up their effort, or else they will look fake: “It is hard to summon righteous indignation when you are already running low on it.”

“They should have saved up their righteous indignation previously rather than spending all of it on Workers’ Party AHPETC issue. Worse, now there’s nothing to give, they look so fake because their previous indignation was targeted at the opposition party.”

At press time, other Singaporeans said the only benefit of staying silent now is that their previous attempt at righteous indignation will only look contrived and orchestrated, which is still better than looking like petty blatant politicking just because the General Election 2015 is nearing.

 

 

 

 

 











People’s Association should not be accountable for money lapses as S’pore is a natural aristocracy

People’s Association should not be accountable for money lapses as S’pore is a natural aristocracy

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They should be given free rein to do whatever they please as Singaporeans need to know their role.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who believe in natural aristocracy and that the role of the peasant is to take orders unquestioningly, have come out to defend the People’s Association.

This after the Auditor-General’s Office issued a report that discovered that a PA grassroots leader in Minister Khaw Boon Wan’s Sembawang GRC had committed lapses when dealing with money.

One Singaporean, Mai Huan Loh, said this is not a big deal and people need not get worked up over nothing: “The People’s Association is an institution created by the government. It is independent of the population and does not need to be accountable to the public as it has been given powers to access public funds to use as it pleases.”

“Therefore, it is up to PA to use money in any way they deem fit, even if it means being careless with it.”

“Look, Singapore is a natural aristocracy. If you are not happy, please feel free to migrate.”

Other Singaporeans said a blatant disregard for accountability might not go down well with the populace — even though Singapore is a natural aristocracy — as the General Election 2015 is near.

Another local, Jin Keh Long, said the better approach is to launch an investigation into the matter and then say no wrongdoing has been found, to diffuse tension: “This way, people will at least feel satisfied that something was being done to rectify the matter.”

“But honestly, none of these would even be an issue if Singaporeans recognise their role as peasants in this society and not try to hold leaders accountable for mistakes they are bound to make when put in positions of power.”

“A natural aristocracy simply cannot function when everyone is so busy checking their masters and asking questions about lapses committed. Once more errors occur, we will stop noticing them in a while anyways.”

 

 

 

 

 





PAP, PA to merge on April 1, 2013

PAP, PA to merge on April 1, 2013

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This is to resolve all conflicts of interest that arises if someone from one side sleeps with someone from other side.

Image stolen from SinRakSin, someone from Facebook who has a lot of time to post about politics and stuff all the time.

The PAP and People’s Association are planning on merging into one super-entity come April 1, 2013.

This latest move to co-opt the quasi-political PA arm into the PAP political party to create a mega-big-ass overtly partisan political vehicle, a.k.a PAPAP or Messy People Party, is prompted by ex-PAP heartthrob Michael Palmer’s hanky panky with Laura Ong an officer from the PA.

Palmer’s making sexy times with Ong resulted in a public uproar — as people with too much free time and are following this case too closely, are complaining that a conflict of interest could have taken place.

To avoid such an outcome in the future, like next week, for example, when someone from one side might sleep with someone from the other side, they might as well become one conglomerate and dissolve all conflicts of interest issues.

Furthermore, to avoid a 17-cornered fight that is likely to take place at the vacated Punggol East SMC when by-election occurs some time next year after Michael Palmer’s resignation, the Government is set to announce a 36-men mega-GRC that will connect Punggol East SMC with Hougang SMC with Aljunied GRC with Marine Parade GRC with Moulmein-Kallang GRC to Tanjong Pagar GRC.

A 36-man super-GRC is in the works — marked out in the red boundary and will be up for grabs at the upcoming by-election.

It will be left to the candidates from the Reformed Party, Workers’ Party, Justice Party, Everyday Party, Krabby Patty and up to eight independent candidates expressing interest in contesting the coveted Punggol East SMC to see if they can assemble a coalition of 36 people or face a potential walkover.

Michael Palmer wins some street cred back for PAP

Michael Palmer wins some street cred back for PAP

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PAP no longer seen as “dull farts” after the Eurasian heartthrob infused politics with sexy times.

Photo of a sweaty Michael Palmer stolen from REDSPORTS.SG, a place where you can read about other sporty people sweating for some results and stuff.

The tide is appearing to be turning in favour of the PAP.

After the news of Michael Palmer’s hanky panky with another woman who is not his wife came to light on 12/12/12, more youngsters are saying that they are viewing the ruling party a whole lot differently.

They are moving the party up a notch, from being “dull farts” to “slightly more interesting than a cactus”.

The top reason is because young people witnessed Michael Palmer capable of following his emotions rather than just his rationality. And put everything on the line to fulfill his needs, a hallmark of YOLO, which is something young people strongly believe in.

And the other reason is more enlightening.

Youngsters interviewed by New Nation said they are surprised that a PAP MP can even have sex.

Let alone outside of marriage.

Zhen Tian Zhen, a 16-year-old student, said: “We had this impression that PAP MPs cannot have sex because they are always portrayed as pure as Virgin Mary. This was the image that was created in our minds having undergone Social Studies.”

“We are, therefore, now glad that they are actually fallible, which makes them more human. And believable.”

Professional political analysts have also pointed out that doing a Michael Palmer should be expected. It is a miracle that it does not happen often.

Eric de Yaya, a self-styled political pundit, said: “When you mix money, politics, power, prestige and white translucent shirt and pants into the mix, I don’t see how you can not get a sexed-up party.”

This will probably translate into a higher enrollment rate.

Public sentiment at the moment is suggesting that more sexy swingers are planning on joining the PAP and People’s Association, hoping to get in on some of the action.

Lai Zhuo Ai, a 30-year-old swinger and bisexual, said: “You know what they say about the conservative ones who look plain and proper on the outside? They are usually the wildest ones.”

Post coitus care: What happens after the climax?

Post coitus care: What happens after the climax?

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Now that Aljunied GRC has turned blue, the real test lies in making the relationship a long lasting one.

By Fang Shihan

Worker's Party voters in ecstasy. Photo: TERENCE LEE

THAT wasn’t such a big deal was it? For nine days the Worker’s Party campaigned hard and rallied the masses to a climax on 7th May when the 140,000 voters cast their votes. Result? Worker’s Party wins by 54% but a fine Foreign Minister was lost in the crossfire between the PAP and an electorate that’s grown frustrated enough to want to… spank them.

Aljunied voters are satisfied and satiated with Low and team’s tireless effort, so what’s left of the deal is the aftercare – they need to know the WP is in for a long-term relationship. Of course the cuddles will have to wait until they recover from campaigning exhaustion. Case in point? Hougang MP Yaw Shin Leong fell asleep at the wheel the day after.

Brace yourselves and moderate your expectations people, your caretakers – Sylvia, Uncle Low, God, Chewbacca and Faisal have only just embarked on the beginning of a long five-year ride with you.

Remember all those complaints Chiam and Low had about the lack of funding from their Town Councils? That’s going to happen to you. Or being pushed all the way back in the queue for HDB upgrading? That too. Or being told every now and then that you live in a slum? Most likely.

Infrastructure repairs are a luxury and not a right when you live in an opposition ward.

As for all those promises about pegging HDB prices to the national median income? Better moderate your expectations.

Obama swept into power in 2008 with the promise of healthcare reform. Though the Big Plan did materialize eventually, it was severely compromised and led to a sharp drop in Obama’s approval ratings.

Likewise for the WP team in Aljunied: HDB honcho Mah Bow Tan called their housing plan ‘irresponsible’ while PM Lee has accused them of wanting to run a ‘welfare’ system. In other words, spending without a credit limit. Nevermind that he wants to build 7 new MRT lines each year for the next 7 years.

The WP team will not get a friendly reception to their ideas in parliament, to say the least, though all 6 of them will get to vote on bills this time.

While the PAP and its electorate had a consumer-service relationship, the voters in Aljunied voted with no expectation of a multi-million dollar town upgrade plan.

Furthermore, unlike the PAP which has tacit support from the People’s Association, the WP team in Aljunied have close to no organized grassroots support locally. Low hopes to take over the Aljunied Town Council but it remains to be seen if his reception will be as frosty as the one Sitoh Yih Pin received in Potong Pasir.

But problems aside, the WP has an edge over the PAP in one key area – popular support. How popular? Enough to fill an entire stadium full plus 10,000 stragglers outside.

Now that’s what I call political participation. While the PAP and its electorate had a consumer-service relationship, the voters in Aljunied voted with no expectation of a multi-million dollar town upgrade plan.

While the PAP would get faulted for even the most minor of details (like the a tile sticking out from the floor of a void deck), chances are, the WP will get away with it because..they were elected as representatives of their voters and not the chief janitors of the estate.

In return for increased self-reliance in the constituency, the WP will be expected to bring sweeping change into parliament. Though that’s unlikely to happen, you can be sure that the PAP will be reminded by their co-driver time and again that they need to get back on track.

Better than nothing? I guess so. Better than the last bunch in power? Most definitely. But moderate your expectations because change comes with a significant amount of resistance.

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