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Letter writer: Police allowing PAP activists to leave fliers outside flats will cause society to unravel

Letter writer: Police allowing PAP activists to leave fliers outside flats will cause society to unravel

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This will encourage more severe anti-social behaviour to take place in society.

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Dear New Nation,

Singapore is celebrating her 50th anniversary this year.

However, far from progressing and becoming a world class country, what we are experiencing is a deterioration of civic values.

This is after People’s Action Party (PAP) activists in Aljunied GRC, Hougang and Punggol East went door-to-door earlier this month to hand out fliers on the pretext of highlighting problems at the Workers’ Party-run town council as they are, in fact, throwing rubbish outside people’s house.

It has just been reported that even though this matter of mass littering had been reported to the police, nothing is going to be done about it.

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Therefore, the mass littering and degradation of society’s values is going to be state-assisted because the PAP litterbugs are given a free pass to do as they please and this will cause Singaporeans from all walks of life from the whole political spectrum to follow suit.

So, what is wrong, you may ask?

Well, allowing the mass littering of dirty materials, such as fliers, is just the start of the unravelling of society as we know it.

At first, we allow people to freely put rubbish outside one another’s door.

Next, this will embolden the perpetrators of rubbish-throwing to cause more severe forms of anti-social and uncivic-minded behaviour like molest and murder to take place.

After which, it will cause the pillage and rape of entire communities and estates in Singapore.

In no time, Singapore will revert back to the days in the 1960s where riots were a way of life and people got by through means of sheer cunning, like exploiting the weak and the vulnerable, while preying on the unawares.

I seriously urge the authorities to re-look the legality of this issue of allowing PAP activists to go around leaving rubbish outside people’s doors while the people inside the house sleeps.

I want to live in a society where I can see activists from both sides clash openly rather than engage in some clandestine operation.

Because what is this? Election period already?

Can we save the clashes till then? Please?

Yours sincerely,
General Election Otaku

 

Giving out fliers in the dead of night is really littering:

PAP activists who left fliers outside the door reported for littering by Aljunied GRC residents

Why did S’poreans vote for the Workers’ Party in GE2011?

Why did S’poreans vote for the Workers’ Party in GE2011?

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It is because they might have mistaken white and blue for the same colour.

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In light of the recent worldwide argument about whether the dress is white and gold or blue and black, there has been at least one important revelation: People in general do get their whites and blues mixed up.

This is an important finding that has widespread ramifications for Singaporeans because it answers this crucial question: So why exactly did Singaporeans vote for the Workers’ Party in the General Election 2011?

The mystery, at least according to scientists, is solved for now.

If you look closely at this picture, you can tell that the Workers’ Party’s traditional blue colour is very obvious set against a green leafy background:

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But if you looked at this picture, you can see the blue shirts on a blue background reveal them to be PAP white:

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Therefore, Singaporeans from all walks of life voted the Workers’ Party because they saw them wearing the same colour as PAP’s white.

There you have it. Science, ladies and genetlemen.

 

This is why the PAP is the same as Workers’ Party:

PAP fails to keep Workers’ Party in check despite 50 years of continuous rule

PAP fails to keep Workers’ Party in check despite 50 years of continuous rule

PAP fails to keep Workers’ Party in check despite 50 years of continuous rule

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PAP should have seen Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council’s problems coming.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who have spent the entire duration of their existence under PAP rule, have expressed their disappointment with how the ruling party no longer seems to have a strong foothold in every aspect of Singapore, despite 50 years of continuous rule.

This after the Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) said on Feb. 9, 2015, that there is no guarantee that the Workers’ Party-run Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council’s (AHPETC’s) accounts are reliable or that public funds are being properly spent.

This revelation drew widespread condemnation from the public who felt that the PAP have failed to promote a responsible opposition in Singapore and caused the failure of its town council.

Zhen Shi Bai, a local, said the PAP as the dominant incumbent should have foreseen these problems and the ruling party should accept responsibility for this fault: “It is unacceptable for the PAP to not have seen this coming.”

“They obviously have failed to master and control all the state apparatuses at their disposal and use them to their advantage.”

“It is shameful for such a big party with so many years of experience ruling the country to not foresee something as obvious as this.”

“The lack of confidence expressed by the AGO for Workers’ Party’s town council accounts is clearly a failure of the PAP system.”

 

The last time we checked Google Maps:

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PAP cannot even keep Workers’ Party in check despite 50 years of continuous rule

PAP cannot even keep Workers’ Party in check despite 50 years of continuous rule

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PAP is accountable for Workers’ Party’s mistakes because the ruling government should know best, locals say.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who have lived their lives under one regime, have expressed disappointment with the PAP as they no longer seem to have a strong foothold on every aspect of Singapore despite some 50 years of continuous rule.

Locals have expressed their discontent that despite being in control of Singapore from top to bottom, the PAP has failed to keep the Workers’ Party in check.

This after the PAP had over the past week been asking the Workers’ Party to come forward and make itself accountable to the public for issues related to constituency arrears.

However, this drew widespread condemnation from the public who felt that the PAP should be the one who can pinpoint all faults and come up with solutions to problems since they have been the incumbent for so many years and they have 80 MPs in parliament.

Mei Yeo Yong, a local, said: “After being the dominant party in Singapore the last 50 years, the PAP should be able to account for their own problems as well as the opposition’s problems.”

“But they obviously have failed to master and control all the state apparatuses at their disposal and use them to their advantage.”

“If Lee Kuan Yew was still prime minister, by now, there would have been some banishment to offshore islands and televised confessions already.”

“If you pride yourself as being the party that knows best, then you jolly well show that you can be accountable for the opposition’s mistakes as well.”

“If you cannot be the all-encompassing omniscient ruler who regularly maintains your political hegemony through a constant vulgar display of unbridled power over your subjects, then you better stop ruling this country.”

 

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Party that claims credit for everything S’pore has achieved thinks WP taking too much credit

Party that claims credit for everything S’pore has achieved thinks WP taking too much credit

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This is so constructive politics.

By Nyi Nyi

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Senior Minister Indranee Rajah has spoken out against the Workers’ Party apparent claiming of credit for policies put forth by the Medishield Life committee.

She did this in an article titled “The Art of Claiming Credit”.

The PAP MP, whose party claims to single-handedly raised Singapore from a Third World country to a First World metropolis, felt that credit should not be amassed by another single political party.

One 14-year-old student, Jiang Dao Li, said: “Yes, Indranee’s statement accusing Workers’ Party of taking credit is indeed part of ‘constructive politics'”.

“Spending time taking down another party instead of working hand-in-hand bodes well for the notion of ‘constructive politics’ and for our country.”

“Yes, petty politicking is very constructive indeed.”

 

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PAP losing it, can’t even keep Workers’ Party in check despite 50 years of uninterrupted rule

PAP losing it, can’t even keep Workers’ Party in check despite 50 years of uninterrupted rule

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So much for being the be-all and end-all of Singapore.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who have watched the PAP pride themselves as the be-all and end-all of Singapore over the years, have expressed disappointment with the ruling party.

This after locals said the PAP no longer seem to have a strong foothold on every aspect of Singapore despite 50 years of uninterrupted rule.

Locals have expressed their discontent that despite being in control of the country from top to bottom, the PAP has failed to keep the Workers’ Party in check.

This after the PAP had over the past few months been asking the Workers’ Party to come forward and make itself accountable to the public for issues related to its constituency town council.

However, this drew widespread condemnation from the public who felt that the PAP should be the one who can pinpoint all faults and come up with solutions to problems since they have been the incumbent for so many years and they have 80 MPs in parliament.

Mei Yeo Yong, a local, said: “After being the dominant party in Singapore the last 50 years, the PAP should be able to account for their own problems as well as the opposition’s problems.”

“But they obviously have failed to master and control all the state apparatuses at their disposal and use them to their advantage.”

“If Lee Kuan Yew was still prime minister, by now, there would have been some banishment to offshore islands and televised confessions already.”

“If you pride yourself as being the party that knows best, then you jolly well show that you can be accountable for the opposition’s mistakes as well.”

“If you cannot be the all-encompassing omniscient ruler who regularly maintains your political hegemony through a constant vulgar display of unbridled power over your subjects, then you better stop ruling this country.”

 

 

 

 

 





WP convinces S’poreans a subdued opposition is best

WP convinces S’poreans a subdued opposition is best

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WP stayed relatively silent to show Singaporeans that PAP can be the PAP’s worst critic.

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The deafening silence displayed by the Workers’ Party during the recent nine-day parliamentary Budget debate has drawn criticism from some quarters who claim that it was an overall weak performance by the opposition party.

Ex-opposition member Goh Meng Seng, said WP should have seized the opportunity to ask hard questions, in particular, pressing the government about car ownership restrictions.

Goh, known to be an active user of Facebook, wrote on the social networking site: “I was expecting opposition MPs to raise this concern… why are PAP MPs snatching all these topics?”

However, experts interviewed by New Nation said that WP remained taciturn during the debate was a clever ploy. It demonstrated to Singaporeans that a quiet opposition presence is enough to provoke the PAP into better debates in parliament.

And for the PAP to become its own worst critic. And that the PAP didn’t put in enough effort in the past to critique themselves because there was a lack of opposition voices in parliament to begin with.

Self-styled political pundit, Eric de Yaya, said: “It is easy for citizens these days to post questions online that are difficult. For example, ‘What is love?’ or ‘How to remove wine stains from my cat’s fur?'”

“But being in parliament, you need to be strategic and talk when you have to. Or else, it will prolong sessions unnecessarily and make things even more boring as we already don’t have fist fights and chair-throwing.”

A ST report on March 16, 2013 about WP's performance during the Budget debate.

A ST report on March 16, 2013 about WP’s performance during the Budget debate.

PAP regrets not whitewashing HDB flats before by-election

PAP regrets not whitewashing HDB flats before by-election

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Blue HDB flats beside Rivervale Plaza subliminally influenced voters to choose Workers’ Party.

Painted in Workers’ Party blue, several blocks of HDB flats beside the bomb site that is Rivervale Plaza is believed to have caused residents to become subliminally influenced enough to vote for Workers’ Party’s in the recent Punggol East by-election on Jan. 26.

Workers' Party blue flats (left) and the bomb site Rivervale Plaza (right.)

Workers’ Party blue flats (left) and the bomb site Rivervale Plaza (right.)

HDB flats painted in Workers' Party blue.

HDB flats painted in Workers’ Party blue.

One psychiatrist that New Nation interviewed, said the bomb site that is Rivervale Plaza and the blue colour of the HDB flats caused voters to be reminded of their sorrow and an impending solution at the same time, resulting in them taking affirmative action towards a solution.

Tao Nao Pai, a psychiatrist, said: “People are very easily influenced by colours. You see, people who wear white are definitely pure, uncorrupted and virginal.”

“Then again, there’s Michael Palmer.”

A PAP branch activist, who refused to be named, said there was regret all around when they realised what the blue HDB flats had done: “PAP should have demanded HDB to repaint all those flats before the by-election. It is called whitewashing, for a reason.”

A directive has been issued to HDB after the Jan. 26 by-election.

It is understood that HDB has since been barred from using shades of blue that is similar to Workers’ Party blue from now to paint flats.

Punggol East shows up on Google Maps for the first time

Punggol East shows up on Google Maps for the first time

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Singaporeans discover mysterious housing estate during Workers’ Party rally

It was only midway through Hougang MP Png Eng Huat’s speech that Aljunied resident Johnson Lim found his way to the Workers’ Party rally location — a little known field in front of Blk 183C Rivervale Crescent. But it wasn’t because he intentionally decided to turn up late. Like many other Singaporeans, he had lost his way there after being misled by Google Maps.

“I heard of this mysterious constituency only after the Michael Palmer sex scandal. But even then, I still wasn’t sure where it was located,” said Lim on the single-member ward that is currently being contested by four different political parties.

According to Lim, he tried searching the rally location on Google Maps but found only a brown patch representing the area, which is also known as “the place where birds do not lay eggs”.

A screenshot of Rivervale Crescent on Google Maps at 630pm. Courtesy: Johnson Lim.

A screenshot of Rivervale Crescent on Google Maps at 630pm. Courtesy: Johnson Lim.

In a statement issued to New Nation, Google admitted to the technical lapse and said that it was “continuously refining” its search process and take customer feedback very seriously.

The lapse was rectified by 8.30pm, which resulted in the crowd at the rally swelling to the thousands.

Despite rain, mud and a palpable lack of packet dinners for rally-goers, Workers' Party supporters still turned up in the thousands.

Despite rain, mud and a palpable lack of packet dinners for rally-goers, Workers’ Party supporters still turned up in the thousands.

Other rally-goers also reported being befuddled by the LRT system which, they admitted, had never used before.

“I heard of this mysterious transport system that looked like the sky train at Changi Airport, but never sat on it before. My daughter was quite excited when we used it for the first time,” said Teddy Tan, an Hougang resident, who was with his four-year-old daughter Jinny.

“Finding out about this place is like stumbling upon a secret garden. Everything so mysterious! Down to the station names. Rumbia has such a nice ring to it no? Like some type of rare jewel.”

The People’s Action Party and the Workers’ Party have both kicked off their respective campaigns to win over the 33,000 voters in Punggol East SMC. Neither party has addressed the inexplicable forcefield surrounding the constituency, which blocks the area from radar detection and geo-tagging devices.

The low turnout for the PAP rally on Friday could be attributed to the Google Maps breakdown, which was only rectified on Saturday.

The low turnout for the PAP rally on Friday could be attributed to the Google Maps breakdown, which was only rectified on Saturday.

This hitch has reportedly prevented contractors from completing construction work at Rivervale Plaza as workers would forget what they were doing upon entering the protected zone.

Both parties are expected to address this concern in upcoming rallies.

My MP doesn’t sweep my floor

My MP doesn’t sweep my floor

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Dear Editor,

Since the Workers’ Party took over Aljunied GRC one year ago, my estate has become more like a slum and in some cases, smells exactly like the Hougang ghetto.

I did not vote for the opposition the last time around precisely because of this reason, and my heart is heavy because I have been vindicated.

The WP only knows how to bark about lofty, unattainable ideals like “transparency”, “accountability” and a “First World Parliament”. But when it comes down to actually executing proper MP duties — like cleaning up clogged drains, dealing with noisy teenagers playing table tennis downstairs, decorating the estate during festive seasons and kissing babies — they are nowhere to be seen.

Over the years, I have observed the PAP team working hard to serve the residents of Aljunied. When vandals struck in a carpark in my estate, my PAP MP dropped whatever he was doing and answered the complaint immediately. My MP is a very important man with national duties, but he made sure no complaint was ever left unresolved. I saw it with my own eyes — he visited the carpark personally with the police the same day.

I have not seen WP politicians do the same. So what if they have a small team and have to prioritise their duties to fit a 24-hour schedule. An MP must display resolve and tenacity, even if it means squeezing out 25 hours everyday to check national policies, and to deal with resident matters. No, they must not have families to attend to and they definitely cannot have a life outside parliament and the meet-the-people’s sessions.

It is an MP’s duty to take care of the estate, not mine. If I see a dirty diaper on the floor of my void deck, it is the duty of my MP to drive down, pick it up and hire a local cleaner to keep the estate spick and span. It is not my responsibility to pick it up — this way, I would be doing my MP’s work.

Then they should elect me instead.

My estate has already dropped from a first to second world estate. If the WP is elected for another term, I worry that it will drop to a third world constituency. Then it will become like Hougang, or even worse, like Malaysia.

Yours truly,
Disgruntled resident

PAP rallies drew infinitely larger crowds this by-election

PAP rallies drew infinitely larger crowds this by-election

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Attendance swelled by as much as 50 percent compared to GE2011.

It appears that the tide is turning in favour of the PAP.

At this year’s Hougang by-election rallies, the PAP fared much better in terms of attendance compared to last year’s GE2011 rallies.

And this must be bad news for the Worker’s Party. Their rally crowd size shrunk from 100,000 to 95,000 in just one year, representing a five percent decline.

Only 95,000 attended the Workers' Party Hougang by-election rally, marking a new Low (pun intended).

On the other hand, the PAP’s rally crowd grew by a whooping 50 percent in the same period of time.

From 50 people last year to about 75 people this year, PAP's rally attendance breaches new heights.

The people in front of the stage blossomed from about 50 attendees previously to approximately 75 in total this year as the PAP breached new heights.

Although mainstream media reports claim that PAP rallies attracted up to 4,000 people, it has to be noted that this figure takes into account all the people living in the HDB blocks of flats in the background who are within earshot of the rally site.

It also includes counting those living in the flats who should have been alive today, if they hadn’t died.

One PAP activist, Poh Lan Pah, maintained that his party does not take drastic steps to ensure participation and all attendees are volunteers.

He said: “The 75 people who attend each rally do so out of their own volition. We only prevent them from going to the bathroom during speeches as this will open up some gaps in the crowd. And the speaker might be too demotivated to speak if he or she sees it.”

PAP Hougang candidate Desmond Choo blames Diablo 3 for poor rally turnout

PAP Hougang candidate Desmond Choo blames Diablo 3 for poor rally turnout

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By Olbaid Tan

Fresh from his first by-election rally in Hougang, which had a disappointing turnout estimated at less than a thousand, PAP candidate Desmond ‘Baby Face’ Choo seemed calm.

Until he heard the reason why some of his supporters failed to turn up. Prior to the rally, he sent out a mass SMS exhorting his buddies to show up and cheer for him.

They never responded.

Shrugging it off, he went on stage to deliver his speech.

“I’m furious,” he says, showing this reporter his iPhone, “many of my buddies were too busy playing Diablo 3 to bother coming for the rally.” Read the full story

You Don’t Say, Tharman Shanmugaratnam

You Don’t Say, Tharman Shanmugaratnam

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And why the reporter who produced this piece ought to be kicked.

This is a news report by Today that was just released:

 
 
 
 

Take a look at that quote attributed to Tharman Shanmugaratnam:

Now breathe deeply…

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Hey reporter! Your indirect quoting is shit! Plus, there is a typo in there somewhere!

Kthxbye…

First session of Singapore’s 12th Parliament set to begin tonight

First session of Singapore’s 12th Parliament set to begin tonight

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Read here, here and here and here for original articles.

All eyes will be looking out for – not Yam Ah Mee tonight – but Singapore’s newly minted President Tony Tan Keng Yam, as he makes the opening speech at the inauguration of Singapore’s 12th Parliament.

Also newly elected as Speaker of Parliament, Michael Palmer will moderate the hopefully fiery debate between the Worker’s Party which holds 6 seats in parliament, and the ruling party.

The President will address the House, setting out the new government’s goals for the next five years at 8:30pm on Channel News Asia.

According to various PAP MPs interviewed by CNA, the parliament will probably not focus on the economic downturn and jobs. Instead, the cost of living seems to be the concern for most of their residents.

Six ruling party members from the Central Executive Committee (CEC) have also stepped down. They are Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Mr Goh Chok Tong, Mr Lim Boon Heng, Mr Wong Kan Seng, Mr George Yeo and Mrs Lim Hwee Hua.

Both Mr Goh and Mr Wong won their constituencies by record low margins while Mr Yeo and Mrs Lim lost their seats in Aljunied GRC to the Worker’s Party.

The CEC has also decided to confer upon Mr Lee and Mr Goh the title of Honorary Past Secretary-General, in recognition of their outstanding service and seminal contributions to the PAP and Singapore.

This makes Mr Goh a dual honorary title holder: Emeritus Senior Minister and Honorary Past Secretary-General.

The selection for new CEC members is expected to be completed by next month’s party convention.