Thursday, December 13, 2012

Connecting The Dots

Personal disclosure. We shared the same lift down to the CK Tang basement carpark after Michael Palmer made a fool of himself doing the hip hop at Chingay 2007. Poor sap had no choice, he was one of the 12 post-65 MPs directed to perform for 1 full minute "to connect with the youths of today". He was so wet behind the ears, he actually mouthed, "Before I joined the grassroots organisation, I never knew there were poor people in developed countries". Someone should have warned him advisers to grassroots organisations are expected to uphold highest standards of personal conduct. This conduct unbecoming begs to be scrutinised.

The Timing
Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said Michael Palmer confessed his sins of the flesh to him on Saturday Dec 8, but the nation was told only in the afternoon of Wednesday Dec 12. The buzz that morning concerned the early retirement of High Court Justice Philip Pillai, 65, who had served only 30 months, one of the shortest terms spent in the position in Singapore. It was Pillai who ruled that Hougang resident Madam Vellama would not have to pay costs relating to the bid for a court declaration that the Prime Minister did not have unfettered discretion in deciding whether and when to call by-elections. Teo said PM Lee met Mr Palmer on Sunday morning Dec 9, and Lee "directed that the matter be dealt decisively and in an open way".

The Other Woman
Off site meeting, China hotel
Outed before a gag order could be put in place, Ms Laura Ong was identified as the scarlet woman and constituency director of Pasir Ris West Constituency Office until she resigned on Monday Dec 10, citing "family commitments". That reference was obviously not about commitment to her businessman husband, since they were separated way before the hook-up with the speaker of parliament. Asked by the media for confirmation, Teo Chee Hean merely panned: "I think she knows what she did was wrong." Sigh, it's always the female who is cast the first stone.

The Last Supper
One social media website claims a reliable informant provided details days before the storm broke but the editorial team decided to await independent verification - they had enough headaches with the recent letter of demand from Dr Vasoo over alleged libel. Apparently the couple's last surreptitious "meeting" was at a hotel in Jalan Besar last week during lunch time. Some date before Dec 8. The informant had initially posted the interesting inputs online, but has since removed them. Trust Singapore lawyers to put fear into the hearts of lesser mortals.

The Replacements
Teo said his party had to make plans to take care of the constituency before going public with the latest debacle. Charles Chong was appointed Acting Speaker of Parliament, and Teo Ser Luck will oversee the Punggol East constituency. Both are featured in the photo spread of Ms Ong's blog. Was Palmer just one of three juicy targets?

The Punishment
Comparison with the Yaw Shin Leong affair is inevitable. Yaw was sacked, Palmer was allowed to resign, what the army generals would call a honourable discharge. PAP apologist Chua Mui Hoong said Yaw maintained a "strange silence in the face of allegations", but Khaw Boon Wan's charges can be easily paraphrased:
"The Workers' Party PAP needs to come clean with the people what information have they got about Mr Yaw Palmer and in particular, what they know about him prior to the May election. And if they know, why did they field Mr Yaw Palmer. I think it is sad that the voters have been misled by the Workers' Party PAP."
For all his candour, Michael Palmer's "I had a relationship with a member of the PA" is not particularly enlightening, compared to the orgy of salacious detail indulged in the Ng Boon Gay corruption case.

48 comments:

  1. I believe there is a missing dot...the sister cindy ong was said to have resigned abruptly too one month ago. Hmm..and going by the blog, there Teo Ser Luck seems to be very prominently featured too...why huh?

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    1. maybe he is also having affair.

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  2. Maybe it is a tip of the iceburg?

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    1. of cos. no smoke without fire theory.

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  3. Strange confession in the face of exposure isn't it?

    ah, so they got 5 days to let their PR experts get on top of all the situations..no wonder so 'decisive' and 'open'..so they were not caught sure-footed by the media/public like in the case of YSL. Probably would have turned out very differently had this whole thing not been so well choreographed. Still didn't come clean on how long this affair has been going on, Mr Khaw?

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    1. Decisive?!!
      Only in the acceptance of MP's resignation!

      But where is the decisiveness to announce the by-election?
      Clearly, this PM has squandered his 2nd chance to demonstrate his political acuteness. He obviously didn't learn his lesson from HG. The only thing he learnt from his father is to fire the judge who disfavor his position.

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  4. I suppose people on high horses should climb down first or perhaps ride donkeys before they cast the first stone because when, not if, they fall off their high perch, the pain can be rather excruciating. But I guess there will always be $8 bypass surgery or million $ salary to make the pain bearable.

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  5. PAP-MIW Joke
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    Belated advice to married PAP men:
    If you like variety, remember; "You have to buy the cow before drinking the milk."

    Belated advice to horny PAP women:
    If the guy is already married, "You will have to buy the entire pig just to get a little sausage."

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  6. Can this case be classified as corruption? Under the anti-corruption act, a sexual liason is also corruption. It need not be necessary to accept money or gifts.

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    1. CPIB is bounded by political will, and you think PAP-approved people will be investigated or it will be covered up and move on ? to put it blurtly, will CPIB investigate the party that feed it ?

      Palmer is different because he is a PAP party person who went through election, whereas for the rest that is investigated so far by CPIB are merely civil servants. That is the difference.

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  7. "Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't."Mark Twain

    FDR once said "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way."

    It's hard to resist a CONSPIRACY theory, I'm an avid TR EMERITUS reader, I wish to assure you.
    A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack started early Wednesday morning (12 December), which is still ongoing, brought down TOC’s “hard
    and cold server”, and has succeeded to paralyzed TOC even as we speak.

    This brings to mind the importance of backing up your data separately
    with a backup drive for the common PC user. It's also a very good practice to clear the Temporary Internet Files when you're done with yr web sessions, this will prevent any malware from executing a malicious code at the next boot.
    I think TOC is probably infected and down with a rather bad and vicious virus ,spyware(malware).
    BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP, to a seperate drive, always remember this important rule if you do not wish to lost the data you have
    painstakingly accumulated.

    Coming back to my CONSPIRACY theory, TR EMERITUS said they were doing when the DDoS attack happened.TR EMERITUS was in control of their server and was certainly thoughtful to
    provide an email address but "unusually" overlooked in informing that they were under "maintenance'
    Usually, when a site is undermaintenance and down, they will not fail to provide an explanation.
    When a site is down due to an unforseen event, expediency dictates, the politically correct term is, under "maintenance'.

    I'm not very cynical, I'm just a bit skeptical, given the circumstances.
    Coincidentally, singazine.com and SingaporeSurf by Heng-Cheong Leong is ominously down and out
    Horrors, do you thinkk they were handed a drew a napier bad award!.

    (NONE DARE CALL IT CONSPIRACY by Gary Allen)
    http://whale.to/b/allen_b1.html
    (Whistleblowers: risks and skills)
    http://www.bmartin.cc/pubs/07Rappert.html

    Joshua Chiang

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    1. Try the web server in estonia. Small country but high freedom of speech.

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  8. MSM is fully under controlled. Where is the franzy reporters hounding the accused and family as in the case of WP? Why Palmer is not dismissed and allowed to resign? Why do we have to pay Palmer gratuity? What do you think?

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  9. The Pious Cow talked much when Yaw was found to have inappropriate relationship.

    Where is he? Now that his own PAP Colleague was detected and has admitted to having inappropriate relationship.

    Cant be meditating or praying all the time.

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    1. Most likely out of town on vacations. They always like to go on vacations on taxpayers monies.

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  10. What Teo Chee Hean did not tell the people at the press conference (note the timing):
    "My friend got super scandal about a politician having affair. Got proof. You interested?" was the sms received by The New Paper at 10.48 am on Saturday Dec 8 2012.
    At noon 4 emails with the header "Michael Palmer" were sent to TNP. Attached were screen grabs of sms and email exchanges from a source with access to the woman's smartphone.
    One message read:
    "Hello darling... I love you loads. More than I sometimes show... Sorry. Love love."

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    1. Question is - why send to TNP? knowing full well the press is part of the institution engine..someone from within must have alerted PAP to put the lid and tackle it first before it got leaked to alternative media or public! That's why all so 'professional and open" lah.

      Got evidence, that means cannot deny anymore. So the only thing to do is to come forward, ask him to resign for the party's sake. Typical PAP, even a a scandal also try to cover up and twist to make itself look so good.

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    2. The real question is why TNP didn't print it for the Sunday edition - it would have been a real scoop, rivalling the Mas Selamat story. So did they tell Teo, who then called up Palmer for an explanation? Or did they tell Palmer, who then ran to Teo to stop the story? Bottomline, TNP waited - or made to wait - until PM Lee got his act together.

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  11. At least they can now claim their cyber warfare division is better than Obama's, they have tested out and working their super DoS and shut down alternative websites. This can go on forever until the next elections, assuming they can all keep their pants and panties on for so long .... :) But singh won;t have any business then, sorry cannot have the pussie and eat it too baiyi

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  12. So Justice Philip Pillai was removed for ruling against the wishes of PAP????!!!!

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    1. He must stand for what he truly believes and allow justice to shine. That is what a judge is for.

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    2. More like Deutsche Bank who lost the $40m lawsuit case squeezed the balls of the Pro Angmo Party to fire him or they pull the rug from under the derivatives contracts of certain TH companies. Its in todays papers, Pillai was the only judge brave enough from the numerous post-Lehman suits to have ruled in favour of the investor, all other "judges" were happy to tow the line.

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    3. Removing Pillai was pre-emptive action as another Hougang is in the making. Did his father retire at age 65?

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    4. I deeply admire people like PP. His integrity is like the modern Bao Jin Tian. May God bless him and his family.

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  13. Buried deep in PAP's Straits Times interview with Michael Palmer and Teo Chee Hean published today is the insinuation that Palmer was forced to resign and disclose his extra marital affair because there will be a leak if he didn't.

    So it seems like they would have kept it under wrap had there not been a possibility of a leak!!!

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    1. Just like Sham case.

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  14. So what is Khaw Boon Wan going to say to Palmer and his own political party?????!!!!

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  15. Laura's sister, Cindy Ong, resigned several months ago actually. And it wasn't an abrupt one. She planned for it to do other career.

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  16. Btw, who is this Charles Chong who takeover? he does not seem to have a degree?

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  17. whatever man... the other story i heard was that this affair has been ongoing for a loooong time ...like way before 2012 and it pechah lobang because pap wanted to take pre-emptive action before someone else spilled the beans and "decisive" action was pout into motion only from dec 8 onwards

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    1. Cannot believe they fall for such ordinary looking woman - so desperate. At least get a supermodel or something like that.

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  18. The Teo line the evidence is pointing, and making him take over Palmer's job seems a masterful stroke at dismissing the trails... But as old Yoda said - "for there is not one sith lord, but two, who is the master, who is the padwan?"

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  19. The photo blog is still up and unlike Amy Cheong's case, refused to be taken down! It seems to tell an intimate TEO story, maybe that was her past, or future, or both. Like old Yoda says, "Sith lords always come in pairs, who is the master, who is the padwan?" that is the question.

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  20. So how long has the affair been going on?

    Unlikely right?
    Started on 7th Dec. night.
    8th Dec morning.
    Woke up full of remorse. So go and confess to Teo Chee Hean.

    And if affair has been going on for a long time.
    Then why suddenly confess to Teo Chee Hean?

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    1. someone wanted to make big money with the pictures/sms? threaten to expose? maybe this is a super easy way to make a lot of money in a short time? blackmailing pap mps?

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  21. PA and PAP are caught in bed together?
    How long have they been sleeping together?

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  22. The moral of the story is that if you want to be a PAP MP or Minister, make sure you don't fuck anybody other than your legally wedded spouse.

    If you can't stand fucking your same spouse year in or year out, just make sure you just go & fly kite. Don't go & look for any prostitute, underaged or otherwise. There are simply too many enemies from within who are eyeing to take over your golden rice bowl.



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  23. So now we know the real reason why that Boey suddenly is so keen to be a full time MP where as others like LKY does not give a damn?

    Just can't help thinking PAP is so fake or hypocrite in whatever they are doing?

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    1. so internally they are already trying to kill each other? a result of too much pay?

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  24. Another dot to be joined is this: TOC, TRE, Real Singapore websites were all hacked and taken offline on the evening before the announcement.

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  25. I connected all the dots. It spells KARMA.

    Poetic justice. Not so moral now. How now, brown cow .. err .. How now, boonwan khaw? Please come clean with the people.

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  26. It just shows you that all the dots are still on the leopard, as in a leopard never changes its spots. DoS attacks, sacking judges, sending threatening lawyer letters,... The year on the calendar is still 1984!

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  27. Asking people to believe that they only learned about Palmer's affair few days ago is not going to be easy. How can that be? Our government is supposed to be so efficient?

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  28. Charles Chong? Used to be my MP at Sengkang, a uselss fuck. When he arrives, got lion dance and we have to stand and clap.

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    1. You belong to the realm of lesser mortals, he the greater mortal, promoted to immortal in the white elephant land of paradise mah!

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  29. Laura Ong is the third grassroots staff from Punggol South to have fallen from grace as a result of a scandal in the last four years.


    Is it true Laura Ong earns $17,000 per month as constituency director with the People's Association.? Any info?.

    Mr Gan Thiam Poh is the Member of Parliament for Punggol South

    Quote,
    (Was woman in Michael Palmer scandal caught in love triangle - Yahoo! News Singapore ):

    "i was told Michael use influence to get her a post of PA Director at age 30. earning 17,000 per month. he had bought her LV and Prada bags. showered her with J.taime Diamond.
    HAHA, PAP living in the good life, ordinary sporean slog like hell." unquote.

    .................................................

    (Was woman in Michael Palmer scandal caught in love triangle - Yahoo! News Singapore)
    http://sg.news.yahoo.com/woman-in-michael-palmer-incident-named-150504326.html

    (Laura Ong 3rd Punggol grassroots staff in scandal)
    http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/Story/A1Story20121214-389552.html

    (Deciphering MP Gan's reply on transport fare increase remark by ...)
    http://www.tremeritus.com/2012/12/09/mp-gan-public-has-misunderstood-minister-luis-remarks/

    Joshua Chiang

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