Thursday, June 21, 2012

Talk About Town

Not satisfied with sob stories on his own blog, the ex-general went on the Talkback Townhall programme on 938FM to spread his insidious propaganda. Playing lip service to the SME's, in particular labour intensive sweatshops crying for the good old days of free flow supply of cheap foreign labour, the irritating pratter was full of standard government platitudes. What was really irksome was his last remark about attracting senior citizens back into the labour force. If they are sincere about it, why are employer CPF contributions still cut after age 50? Above 65, the rate is a pathetic 6.5%.

Madam X works at a restaurant outlet we frequent for lunch. Each time we engage in small talk, she brings up the fact that, despite 20 years of service, she hasn't had a pay rise in the last 10 years. That's when we adroitly change topic. We didn't have the heart to tell her management may not take to her remarks kindly, that she was in a highly vulnerable position. The rest of the serving staff were mostly foreigners, youngsters half her age, economic refugees qualified under the "foreign talent" policies. Nurturing every Singaporean in the workplace for better jobs and better lives? Tell that to Madam X.

Even the PRCs have wised up to the truth. Zhang Mingpu, 23, is heading back where a better paying job with an employment agency is awaiting him in home town Zhenzhou city. He swears his first time working here will also be the last, citing 10 hour workdays, 6 days a week for his $1,200 - that's about $5 an hour, what our own Singaporean students are getting for flipping burgers to help dad pay the tuition bills. Adjusted for inflation, wages in China grew about 8.5 percent last year. According to TIME magazine (18 June 2012), the average wage for a shop floor worker in the manufacturing industry jumped 30% in 2011 alone. Which is better than what the Singapore government is prepared to do for our own lower income group. No wonder they shredded Lim Chong Yah's proposal for pay of low income workers to be raised by 50 per cent over the next 3 years.


  1. very good article

  2. Singapore Satire. Absolutely UNTRUE.

    Every time the Millionaires-In-White open their mouths.
    Reconfirms what 40% of Sinkies know about the Pro Alien Party.

    "Sinkies. Our platitudes are the solution.
    What is YOUR problem?
    If you no understand.
    We will speak more slowly.
    And keep repeating until you understand our platitudes.
    We ourselves had to memorize all the platitudes before we become Millionaires.
    Study tip.
    Read up on all the LKY books before the tea party.
    There are so many book titles to choose from.
    But really.
    Any one book will do.
    They all say the same thing.
    Read one book.
    And you have read them all.
    Look at me.
    I'm a Singapore success story.
    How I read one book.
    And became a Millionaire."

  3. If the elderly parents of the ex general had 'taught' their son well, they should work along side those in foodcourts and public toilets for pittance.

    senior citizen.

  4. Just a matter of time, PRC workers lure by better pay at home will leave Singapore and all those employers who depend on cheap foreign workers will have to kiss good bye to their dream. This is already happening. Foreign workers are getting more expensive and if you realize your domestic maids are getting harder to find and also become more expensive.

    Singapore must do something to kiss this 'opium' or dependency.

    If employers still don't wake up to this fact, the world will be coming to an end for them irrespective of whether this will happen in December 2012.

  5. In a meritrocractic society which is just another form of the jungle law of the survival of the fittest , ppl like Mdm X only has herself to blame for having to do menial work with no pay raise since she probably didn't do well in her studies. This is singapore, the law of the jungle applies - only the fittest survive, the weak is undeserving. The 60% accepts and condones this underlying principle that rules this society.

    1. Do Millionaires-In-White have sociopathic tendencies?

      so·ci·o·path (noun Psychiatry)
      a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.

      Antisocial Personality Disorder is also known as psychopathy or sociopathy. Individuals with this disorder have little regard for the feeling and welfare of others.


      Good. The day you become the blindme-blinking millionaire king of the road and driving a gold plated car, please call me. I will send mdm x to clean and wash them for you, hopefully you will be generous enough to throw her $50 as tip each time. I'll also give you underaged girls for sex without getting caught!

      Tell me, which Ministry do you work for?

    3. Anon @ 6/21/2012 12:57 PM,

      You are right - when a country is run like a hotel/mafia outfit. Since I am in a good mood today, I won't call you an uncaring, DUMB MOTHERFCUKER, maybe on Friday.

      Why DUMB?

      Here's a hint: Your fake meritrocractic "hotel" party has been losing voters in a few consecutive elections... in spite of all the evil gerrymandering! And you didn't learn shit except for lots of b.s. tweaks. Sure, that will turn the tide in 2016.

  6. Arsehole @ 6/21/2012 12:57 PM

    GE 2016.
    You will likewise be treated.
    When you lose your iron rice bowl.
    And your comrades start turning on you.
    Because there are not enough million dollar contracts to share.

  7. Who cares about the lowest paid worker in the world? Nobody wants to get a mention on the hall of fame.
    Our leaders are only interested in the highest paid millionaires in the world, that's how we top and kicked off HK!! Now that's something to boast about.
    We will keep importing them and give them a tax-free haven as long as we can get to the top chart.

    1. You better be careful about faithfully following your leaders.

      Demjanjuk’s trial confirmed an important principle:
      that when it comes to murder, rank is irrelevant.
      The old defence used at the Nuremberg trials was “Befhel ist Behfhel”, or “orders are orders”.
      But in Nuremberg – and now in Munich – it has been demonstrated that this can never be a defence to murder.

    2. good point!
      similar excuse by stooges in govt or the judiciary should also not count as defence to corruption against citizens

  8. "Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

    The last 5 lines of a poem.
    Engraved on a plaque at the Statue of Liberty.
    Written by Emma Lazarus, a Jewish American poet.
    The Poem is entitled: The New Colossus

    God Bless America.

  9. What is the difference between meritocracy and Nazi ideology?

    It's all about being anti-people.
    Nazis want to exterminate the Jews.

    Meritocracy is about excluding the non-elites (i.e. non Pro Alien Party members) from Singapore.

  10. "By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise" - Adolf Hitler

  11. Considerable damage has been done but does Limpeh even give a damn ?

    1. Collateral damage to descendants of Limpeh,
      they will have to live with the stigma of knowing the real truths.

  12. All limpeh(I am your father)
    are conceited folks and like
    all folks, they last only for
    a flash.

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