Archive for the ‘Parliament’ Category

Flying the Singapore National Flag: the snub continues

July 30, 2013

In 2011 I wrote about how Singaporeans snubbed the ruling PAP regime by refusing to fly the National flag on National Day. Two years on, Singaporeans are still in a snubbing mood. With less than a fortnight to go before National Day on 9 August, most people in the heartland and private estates still refuse […]

PAP government: resisting political reform

July 1, 2013

Moral courage. Two simple words. But two powerful words that had sparked revolutions and revolts and changed the course of history. People with moral courage are willing to stand up against injustice, not fearing the consequences. President Obama described Nelson Mandela as a man with great moral courage. Mandela’s legacy as an anti-apartheid fighter will […]

President Tony Tan: see no evil, hear no evil, do no evil after 18 months in office?

June 17, 2013

The preceding post explained why our lives have not improved since the stirring promises made by PM Lee at his swearing-in ceremony two years after the 2011 General Election. It’s fair to take stock of the government performance and if it had lived up to its pledges two years after GE 2011. In the corporate […]

SG conversation is no wayang: another proof PAP is OUT OF TOUCH

March 25, 2013

Minister Heng, with a straight face, stoutly defended National Conversation saying it was not “wayang” or for show. Unsurprisingly this was greeted with much hilarity and scepticism. Once again this proves the PAP regime has lost touch. With 50 years of a one party state, it descended into complacency and lethargy. Not a wayang? When […]

White Paper on Population endorsed: but not endorsed by public opinion

February 9, 2013

To no one’s surprise, the ruling repressive regime won an overwhelming victory on the White Paper on Population issue. A foreign observer may be impressed without realizing that the regime has near-total control of Parliament. With this dominance, it can pass any law it sees fit even to the extent of entrenching its power through […]

White Paper on Population: we demand a referendum

January 31, 2013

True to its core value of repression, the ruling regime is shafting down our throats a population of 6.9 million by 2030. Why not just say 7 million? Taking us for zombies again? What an insult! On reflection, this is consistent with their well-known trait of arrogance. We do what we think is right, who […]

Punggol East By-Election: time for PM Lee to step down?

January 27, 2013

To lose one by-election is a disappointment but to lose another eight months later is surely a disaster. In any other truly free democratic country, the Prime Minister would have no choice but to step down or be forced to. But in authoritarian Singapore ruled by FamiLee, the PM is spared the blushes. The solidarity […]

Punggol By-Election: a bruising lesson for Dr Koh Poh Koon

January 27, 2013

Dr Koh, a noted surgeon, surprised many with his willingness to stand on the PAP ticket in the Punggol East By-Election. Many have speculated on the reasons. Where angels fear to tread, Dr Koh boldly rushed in. Now he’s suffered the humiliation of the electoral loss and will be the butt of nasty comments on […]

Punggol East By-Election: Workers Party Wins

January 26, 2013

Heartiest congrats to Workers Party on winning the Punggol East by-election!! Pre-election sweeteners, a customary PAP strategy, like an expansion of the MRT lines and more covered walkways failed to fool voters. The existing problems with transport, escalating housing and car prices, foreigners being favoured with scholarships at the expense of local students, the flood […]

PAP on side of Singaporeans: another of PM Lee’s lip service!

January 26, 2013

On the front page of ST aka Shitty Times, the regime mouthpiece, yesterday the less than energetic PM declared that his party the PAP was on the side of Singaporeans. The fact that he saw the need to stress an obvious thing confirms once again the widespread belief that the regime is pro foreigners. PAP […]