Friday, November 23, 2012

The Other Woman

If they had intended to drag out the case all along, they surely have achieved it. Come December, the sorry saga of the ex-Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) director would have been played out for one whole year. Has anybody imagined what it must be like for Mrs Ng Boon Gay?

Hillary was praised for her stoic stance and demeanor throughout the shameful Lewinksy episode. Her detractors claimed she stood by her husband because, he was the President, and she had harboured personal presidential ambitions. Maybe that helped with the fortitude when Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr sunk into unprecedented lows to indulge in salacious details like which part of the female anatomy the President had inserted a cigar tube. Is this how public prosecutors get their kicks? Where in a corruption case do we need to know whether the parties in oral engagement quiz each other, "was it good for you too?"

While Clinton maintained "I did not have sexual relations with that woman", Ng was more forthright about his infidelity. For a woman and faithful wife of so many years, that must really hurt. The Gallup survey couldn't have included her in their sample to buttress their finding that Singapore is the world's most emotionless society. Gallup had polled 1,000 people aged 15 and older from 150 countries and asked questions like "Did you smile or laugh a lot yesterday?" The people they asked must have been sick with worry about making the house payments, having enough for retirement without resorting to "imputed rent" as a source of income, and praying they never ever have to be admitted to a public hospital.

We don't know what Mrs Petraeus, spouse of 37 years, is going through right now. Not everyone can do a Kathy Holmes, and sign away a pre-nuptial agreement that excluded her from Tom Cruise's US$250 million fortune. We would like to believe that Mrs Ng forgave her husband's indiscretion for reasons more basic, like the marriage vow "to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part." Some things in this world are still worthwhile to cherish.

22 comments:

  1. It does not matter if Nr Ng will be a free man or not.
    Jack Neo will be studying this and the other cases for his next blockbuster. He may even have a side plot of his own


    To all the women wronged, my salute.

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  2. Mrs Petraeus is going through the same scenario like Mrs Ng here.
    The entire modus operandi is a set up for both men...that's what happens when you threaten to pull down the masks of the satans.

    Only thing missing from the gallup polls is this..when singaporeans are not smiling or laughing alot..they are "seething with anger"..which is a faceless emotions so well hidden, that they exploded in 2011, and will again in 2016.
    That can only be good.

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  3. Yes there are 'Some things in this world are still worthwhile to cherish.' However, this is not one of them. There is nothing wrong with walking away from a marriage if they have lost trust of each other. We should stop expecting women to 'stand by her man' all the time. If this was the reverse, I have no doubt most people will expect the man to walk out of the woman.But when women are wronged, they are expected to stoically suck up and live with it.

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    1. Yr assertion here does not apply to the female protoganist.
      She had proclaimed her marriage is going stronger after her tryst with Ng.
      Apparently her spouse is as forgiving as Mrs Clinton, if not more magnanimous.

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    2. Only time will tell...anyone who walks out of a troubling spouse under such circumstances will be seen as heartless..

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  4. I applaud Mrs Ng for standing by his man.How can the Courts possibly accept Mr Ng's admission of guilt under threat and duress.The old man's tactic does work any more in this age of social media and internet

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    1. duress is considered almost bullshit in singapore

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  5. Should have been "stand by her man"

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  6. How can one has expressive emotion under this greedy moral corrupted gov w squeeze and milk the citizens ?

    Hope is emotion, having no hope is emotionless. You can see people are sick of PAP, but yet unable to voice out due to fear, hence they find it hard to express it emotionally. this country is very much a police state , with police politically link to the ruling party.

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  7. I am beginning to wonder whether CPIB is pursuing an adultery case here rather than a corruption case. Instead of telling us how big the bribe is, the prosecutor is asking how good the sex is. It appears more like a persecution instead of a prosecution and it must be such a great honour to be able to fetch that pretty witness personally to attend the court hearings.

    Now how sure are we there is nothing going on between the chauffeur & the witness especially at the rate things are going?

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    1. Is there a deliberate thing to do to take aware our focus on more important issue, like jobs and FTS?

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    2. A big distraction.

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  8. Why a witness was chaperoned by so many each time she went to Court was kind of intriguing.

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    1. Yah. As though she is in immediate danger. I think in Sigapore context, no harm will come to you espeially in broad day light.

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  9. I think NBG implicitly and deliberately gave CS the impression that he have a say in the IT tenders for CNB so that she will play along and get intimate with him to maintain "good" relationship. Otherwise, very difficult to explain why so many bj only.

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    1. No point speculating and I think at the end there was no real loss to us as Singaporeans. What should be in our minds are bread and butter issues, high COE, packed public transport, CPF moneys, high hospital costs and many more. Why get distracted by an affair between two adults. Who decides to make this a headline each day in MSM?

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  10. CPIB should focus on bigger things. Conflict of interest between husband and wife holding billions of citizens money.

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    1. But CPIB reports directly to PM Office.
      To ensure that CPIB will have the courage to investigate anybody without fear or favour.

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    2. With the PM incharge of CPIB, Singaporeans
      have peace of mind.

      Like Chua Cher Yak says on tv, "In Singapore, no one is whiter than the Whites".

      No worry, Singaporeans.

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  11. Let it drag on for one year or more. Certainly provides more distraction and entertainment than the one year NatCon, with more twists and turns than a Perry Mason case.

    And Teng did carry through his threat "to throw everything at me, drag out the case, to throw everything in the mud", by eliciting all the sordid and salacious details. A man of his words, adding more koyok (cia yu in Mandarin?) to his unravelling case, but poor Mrs Ng.

    Emotionless, Singapore? The Gallup poll must be wrong. It should be 100% - the 40% should show anger (at the PAP), and the 60% should be smiling and laughing. What about the anger of the aunties, ah lians and uncles fighting in trains and buses? Of course they cannot poll the sorrow of those at the bottom of Bedok reservoir. I guess there are more urgent and better things to do than politics - like survival (learned this world from the old man).

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    1. Does the prosecution have this type of evidence?

      http://v.163.com/zixun/V7M3CBCH5/V8G0LCAMT.html#zixunplay_continueplay

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