Posts Tagged ‘parliament

Empty Ballot Boxes for PE 2011: where is the integrity, PM Lee?

September 19, 2013

As the controversy on the empty ballot boxes from the Presidential Election 2011 rages on, I recall what PM Lee, the heir-anointed to the Lee Dynasty which is now floundering, pompously said about the AHPETC hawker centre cleaning incident. He said “good politics is first and foremost about integrity”. He asked the Workers Party to […]

Syria crisis House of Commons debate: lesson for repressive PAP regime in Singapore

August 30, 2013

Listening to the heated debate last night over the Syrian crisis in the British Parliament, a few thoughts crossed my mind. Shown live, the whole world could watch the proceedings. This is real democracy at work unlike the pseudo one here in Singapore. This is a real first world Parliament although the PAP regime made […]

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 […]

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 […]

Parliamentary Debate on White Paper on Population: Singaporeans continue to seethe with anger

February 7, 2013

I’ve been following the debate on the White Paper on Population in Parliament, in blogs and the social media. The inescapable conclusion is that the majority of Singaporeans stand solidly together to denounce the ruling party for the projected population growth of 6.9 million. So well calibrated? Not 7 million are they sure? A generous […]

Punggol By Election: money grabs by the ruling regime

January 21, 2013

Authoritarian countries like China have land grabs but in Singapore there are money grabs. The regime had already grabbed land in the earlier years and paid peanuts to farmers and property owners. The regime has honed to a fine art the contemptible practice of imposing all sorts of fees, levies and taxes. All it needs […]

Just a gimmick: Singapore National Conversation

September 5, 2012

Say what you will of the PAP regime, they are good at coming up with slogans and red-herring to divert our attention away from the real issues. With 81 of its MPs holding MPSs throughout Singapore the regime is still clueless about the issues troubling Singaporeans? It can’t be. This shows that the regime has […]

Lip Service: Government looks after ALL Singaporeans,PM LEE

June 30, 2012

PM LEE, who is widely seen as having a passion for lip service utterances, yesterday declared that the PAP government looks after ALL Singaporeans. At the Swearing-in ceremony for new MPs after the defining GE 2011 he promised, among other things, a fair and just society. But we all know that the wealthy and well-connected […]

Are PAP Ministers Cocky?

June 4, 2012

Do you know what’s the difference between a Singapore Minister and a Malaysian one apart from pay which the whole world knows the former beats the latter hands down? The stark difference is how they each reach out to the ordinary man in the street. In Singapore our Ministers put on airs, are unapproachable and […]